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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. leftofthedial

    leftofthedial Well-Known Member

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    My routine varies a little from time to time, but typically it's:

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    Men's outerwear
    sweaters/sweats
    Denim
    LS shirts
    Women's jackets
    Women's sweaters
    Housewares

    Then a scan of the tees, short sleeve shirts/polos and pants.

    As far as finding things in the women's section, a good majority of outerwear (especially smaller sizes) I've found in the past few years has come out of women's.
     
  2. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    Still bought it for $5. I'm sure that sooner or later I'll come across one with a thrashed bag but with the other pieces intact. Until then, it'll be 3-D wall art.
     
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  3. green_machine

    green_machine Well-Known Member

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    In the field. Cop or no?

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  4. Dirt

    Dirt Well-Known Member

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    That's a pass
     
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  5. green_machine

    green_machine Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
     
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  6. DanM

    DanM Well-Known Member

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    Had a good day, favorite piece was this.

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  7. double00

    double00 Well-Known Member

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    good ties usually just end giving me blueballs in the suits.

    maybe my greatest ever find was in one of those seasonal endcaps next to the registers. just check the whole store. $.02.
     
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  8. SteelGuy

    SteelGuy Well-Known Member

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    I had the pleasure of meeting @Theodoric yesterday and he bravely went off with me on my Friday afternoon rounds. We had stunning good luck, which I can only attribute to him. It was great having an extra set of eyes and a voice of reason to keep me calm.

    There was a ton of fodder (I kept saying 'throw it in the cart'): vineyard vines, brooks brothers, hugo boss, trafalgar braces, etc that I won't bore you with. These were some of the gems.

    He was looking for Alden Shell, he found them (I missed them):

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    Kenzo 'Jumping Fish' sweatshirt ...

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    A vintage trenchcoat. Impervion was Macintosh's chemical for making waterproof coats in the 60s. (now spelled Mackintosh, same guy).

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    Vintage made in England Shearling coat (Who said, grab all shearling?). Seems to be another one on the bay for $40; i think i'll try etsy

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    A Prada Wool/Spandex shirt ... very clean

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    Vintage Timberland Leather coat w/ real shearling collar ...

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    Vintage G-III 'Global Identity' Leather coat

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    Vintage EMS Down Coat and Mountain Hardwear Gore-Tex parka

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    Lots of Reverse Weave ...

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    Another great Theodoric find ... Vintage Grenfell trench coat made in England for A&F

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    I didn't picture them all, but we got a couple of Untuckit's and an Isaia ...

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    A great thrifting day ... 50 items, ppu $10.32 ...

    Thanks @Theodoric

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  9. SteelGuy

    SteelGuy Well-Known Member

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    Also got these Supreme t-shirts on our outing ... Don't know if they're real or not. Thoughts? Something I don't run into much at all ..

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  10. drlivingston

    drlivingston Well-Known Member

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    Finally arrived home from a min-thriftcation. On the way back, I stopped at one of my favorite in-town spots for a quick look see. I only purchased two items, and both of them broke personal rules. First, I found a pair of old-ass beater Alden 665 PTBs. (My google-fu sucks. I can't find anything on "The Satisfactory Shoe Company of Chicago.") I typically never buy anything (in men's footwear) with an A width or with orthopedic heels (these feature both - although, they are the nice Foot Balance heels). The combo last on these have more A's in the width than I have on my high school transcript. But, for $4.99, I couldn't leave them.

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    The second item breaks my "never buy a non-vented jacket" rule. It has a nice pattern and the price is certainly reasonable. So, it's worth the gamble. My apologies for the chaos in the background. For those of you who have never been on a thrift trip, you spend the first two days back just trying to organize the new inventory.
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  11. jamesmkeart

    jamesmkeart Well-Known Member

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    Stores in my area put all the ties in giant bins in the back and put them in hangers when they have nothing better to do. It's a completely seperate pricing process so I'll go in and find 10 great ties and nothing else or not buy one for a month.
     
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  12. Doomsticks

    Doomsticks Well-Known Member

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    Went to a fleamarket and had a pop! on SI jacket!

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    David TC with down liner, didnt fit me so a friend that came over to lend a sportscoat bought it for cheap, but a happy friend and fun money for me!
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    Very happy with this one, OL aw13 jacket, one of my favorite collections. Love the thing on the back. Wearing it as Im posting this.
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  13. eazye

    eazye Well-Known Member

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    Some of my best menswear finds have come from the women's section.


    Hahahahahaha
     
  14. leftofthedial

    leftofthedial Well-Known Member

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    @Doomsticks

    That's a reeeeally solid mini-haul.
     
  15. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    I was just driving down the street and saw a thrift I hadn't been to before. It was a sign... Personal grail pop for me, my first Chouinard Equipment find. I need to research a bit, but these are screaming mid-70s to me.

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  16. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Well-Known Member

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    My first stop in any thrift store is the men's underwear section.
     
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  17. Stewie

    Stewie Well-Known Member

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    Looks like it to me as well - pretty sure I had these at one point in time...don't get me started on what i gave to friends or donated...
     
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  18. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Spent a good few hours with @Woofa at the LuxeShop this afternoon - was great to meet him after several years and several hundred pounds of clothing sent! No actual thrifting done but we sure talked about it.

    Yes, we talked about all you too.

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  19. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    I find the better stuff in the women's racks...
     
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  20. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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