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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. Achilles_

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    Too small for me, but I would love to see pictures!
     
  2. AlanC

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    A thrift follow up. I thrifted this Bally made in Italy reversible A-1 blouson some months back. The knits were riddled with holes, and had to be replaced. I finally took it in to get it repaired and cleaned to Arrow Fabricare, a local leather specialist with a national reputation. I picked it up today, and am quite happy with it. An equivalent jacket would retail for $2000.

    Pictured is the suede side, which is how I'll wear it.

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    Is it a fabric tear (leave it), or a torn seam (no big deal)?
     
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    Alan, that looks SIIIICK!!


    I overlooked that part. All I saw was Medusa. :)
     
  5. AndroFan

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    I would find a way to rock that shit with reckless abandon. Women's jacket? Don't even care.

     
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    Wow. Nice jacket. Looks good on you.
     
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    went to my local goodwill to check out what I could find. picked up some decent dress shirts, one by brooks brothers and two by j.crew. 5.99 each and then found this great suit, for 24.99. blazer fits perfect, pants look like clown pants, 36" waist with 20" pant opening, at the bottom!!
    added a picture of me wearing the pants
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    At least you bought enough material to find a tailor to make pants for you to go with the suit!
     
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    Those pants are classic!

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  10. mainy

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    Alan: cool jacket. I have a similar bally light brown suede bomber if you want it. $30, I have it still, gotta check. Think size 40. Might have got rid of it, but think I still have it around here somewhere.
     
  11. Jorgeezy

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    Man, in the UK all we have is charity shops and TK Maxx.

    TK Maxx can be good now and then, but it's rare to find something in the charity shops :(
     
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    I believe it is a seam tear...I'll let it go one more round and hopefully the white tags will be on sale next time I stop by!
     
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    Thanks, and yes, I might be interested if you still have it.

    What's the size on those suede Nettletons you found? Great shoes!
     
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    First time I feel justified using an emoticon on this board: [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  15. Steve Smith

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    Alan, nice find on the jacket. That is not something you see every day.
     
  16. jkidd41011

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    Anyone familiar with Malcolm Kenneth, New York? Found a really nice overcoat by them/him. Has a tag in in that says 43R but it seems to fit me w/o a coat on. Haven't tried it with.

    Also found a interesting gamer thing called the "Book of id" Apparently only 10,000 of these were made:

    http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Id_Anthology
     
  17. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Well-Known Member

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    Ideally, I'm a 39L in HF, but I can wear a 40R with some alterations
     
  18. Greg613

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    Figured I would give Marshall's a shot and evidently the nice clothes haven't made it to Atlanta yet.
     
  19. MattR

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    Grabbed a really nice BB Makers tie in silver/navy houndstooth. Looks pretty recent.

    Went a little belt crazy today, since I never grabbed any before. Needed one for myself, since my belt just cracked a day ago and I start a new job Tuesday. For myself, I found a black Woolrich belt, made in the US. Also grabbed a black leather BB belt w/ gold buckle (size 40, so probably too big for me). The leather is still real nice, although it could use a buffing. The only issue is the tab that slips into the belt hole is a little loose.

    Can you use the same stuff to shine shoe leather for belts? I'd really like to, if that's possible. Also, does anyone have experience buffing brass? They both could use some elbow grease to get them top notch.

    Unfortunately, can't seem to find the Chester Barrie trousers. Probably at some other store and will just get moved around. The GWs around here have been shifting stock recently, since I re-saw a nice HSM Gold Trumpeter in my size, but like before, can't find the pants. Lost in the sea of donated goods....
     
  20. Manofstyle85

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    Don't think so. It may stain your belt loop
     
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