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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Probably a turd for resale and you've gotta change that crystal to wear it, so id say yeah. cool though!


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  3. leisurewear

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    Hi guys, newbie thrifter here posting for the first time. Got inspired after going through this thread and a similar one on AAAC and have been hooked since earlier this month. It's a bit intimidating submitting here with all the ridiculous finds but wanted to offer my humble victories however small with the group. Mostly have been adding the thrifted items to my wardrobe since I've had luck with sizes and also I think if I start going for volume/making profit it'll eventually suck the joy out of it all. All the below are true thrifts (from Goodwill) except for the pants.

    Probably the high retail value item I got, 2-Piece Gray Prince of Wales Plaid BBGF suit, near mint condition. Fits pretty well and currently at the tailors to get some minor touch-ups (also an intro pic that has my face in it)
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    These two are what got it all started. Walked into Goodwill and these two were the first two items I saw, both fit well and have been adopted. Suede Captoe Brogue Oxfords (Walk-Over, made in USA) and AE Villarosa Tassels

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    This was the first SC, pretty satisfied with the fit and didn't take it to get altered. Jaeger wool/silk/linen blend. Pretty colors.

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    Favorite shoe thrift so far, AE Sanfords in my size, freshly recrafted (probably worn less than 5 times after recrafting)

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    MTM recent Tom James Executive Collection Gray Pinstripe 2-Piece suit. This one I currently have on ebay. The shoulders fit well but would need to get the waist of the jacket let out and the sleeves dropped. I don't wear suits often so currently leaning to try to sell and fund my thrifting addiction. PM if you want measurements. Measures to a 42R cut slim/very slim.

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    AE Park Avenues 10.5 C, available.
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    Found these Zanella pants at a consignment store today for $25. Loro Piana 150s. Going into the rotation.

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    Bought probably 12-15 ties this month (all $3 a pop). Below are my 3 favorite. From L to R: Old Burberry, Luigi Borrelli, YSL
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    And finally one for the wife. She is troubled by my new hobby but asked me to look for some artwork while I was at it. Limited edition Dalhart Windberg print from 1985 along with affidavit of limited edition for $25. Resale value is probably only around $150 but the wife likes it so it'll go up in the house
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    So that's my month in review. A couple other SCs and a heavy trench of lesser brands that fit well but not worth posting. Have a mental checklist of items I'd like to find while thrifting and hoping I can get to a sustainable pace and not go too crazy. I think I've stopped by a thrift store after work 90% of the days in the past 3 weeks.....
     
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  4. eazye

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    Great first post! Welcome!
     
  5. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Great first post and you look awesome in those jackets - many here wish they can have a fit like that pretty much OTR.

    Keep reading and honing your finds and you'll do great!

    (and find something else too for your wife so she gets off your back :lol:)
     
  6. leisurewear

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    Thanks!

    Thanks man, I'm blessed with an average body (though the stuff I find has mostly been previously altered). And thanks for inspiring the rest of us and giving us the temptation that gets us to keep going back haha. Yes...it's tough when the wife doesn't get the same adrenaline rush from a good deal or from putting on a piece of high quality clothing. I took her with me one time and she kept picking out Banana Republic/Ann Taylor loft type things made in SE Asia. In addition to the print I've found a NIB large wood portrait frame and a dolly for her electric guitar pedal board so she's currently satisfied.
     
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  7. SpooPoker

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    awesome. next time, bring home 1200 pieces of ralph lauren, see what she says.
     
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  8. impuntura

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    Better pic of the Vassi Caruso.
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    And for some reason my fave find of the day.
    Vintage art deco American Optics.
    This lady was legit blind look at that glass.

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  9. Woofa

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    Welcome and great first post.
     
  10. Pierson v Post

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    Robert Talbott for Maus & Hoffman Palm Beach
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  11. Nataku

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    @leisurewear

    Welcome aboard! Love that print. Nice finds!
     
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    I'm up to 5 free J.Press hangers, 4 free J.Press bags, and a free Brooks Brothers bag from this same consignment store.
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  13. matty long legs

    matty long legs Well-Known Member

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    Def not some bad finds, though I would have left a few. A word of advice, you're going to buy a lot, probably too much, since you're first starting out. I certainly did. Fight that urge. There's no shame in going home empty handed. There's only one @SpooPoker, try as we all might to achieve his level of greatness.
     
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  14. kbadgley84

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    Holy shit has anyone seen the new Louis Vuitton collection? Pretty sure I saw a crocodile trench coat in there
     
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  15. MJMcRibb

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    Getting in touch with my feminine side. A lot more good stuff to be had, but was just too pricey, even at half off. This lady had racks of St John, Les Copains, Etro, Missoni, Max Mara, etc, while the husband was content with 30yr old Towncraft suits and Rockports

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    Eskandar linen dress? No possible way to photograph this thing and make it look appealing
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  16. bboowwyy

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    I've started looking through the women's racks this year, and apart from some cool misplaced men's stuff, haven't found anything worth buying.
     
  17. kbadgley84

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    Some of my highest selling men's items have come from the women's section
     
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  18. SpooPoker

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  19. wumpyfish

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    ditto that, I always wonder did someone stash/hide them for half price day or are they doing a little research and plan to come back.
     
  20. Versace Guy

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    Becoming the village creep just for the off chance that some items are misplaced, f that
     
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