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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. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    Another jacket on the block from my thrift store of a closet. NWOT. 38R. Looking to part with it for $49. Trades considered

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  2. Passat774

    Passat774 Well-Known Member

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    Left today two pairs of Ralph Lauren Purple Label - size 32 Purple Linen pants at TJ Maxx $40 a pair..

    Found at the thrift to fc banana republic woven in Italy shirts in my size
     
  3. rose04

    rose04 Well-Known Member

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    While not exactly men's clothing, I couldn't pass this up.

    A brand new, never installed, medium George Nelson bubble lamp, by Modernica. I paid more than I normally would at the Goodwill ($80), but considering they sell for $330 I'm pretty happy.

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  4. pnutpug

    pnutpug Well-Known Member

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    This is dead-on. It's hard to fathom the stuff that shows up on this thread. I go to four stores a day, every day, and think I do pretty well, tending toward TNSIL, but jeepers: I've never found any RLPL and my first Brioni came two days ago. I celebrate must-iron BB OCBDs and bemoan the lack of market for quality top coats. If it fits and it's quality, I'll buy it no matter the label, old JAB being a case-in-point. It's impossible to flip, but back in the day, it was good stuff. I've been doing well lately, spending nearly $150 in the past four days, but nothing that's way over the top, enough to cover gas and the eight BB OCBD's I found for myself (yes!) and keep me going for another day in the thrift-store casinos where, sooner or later, I'll hit the mother lode, swear to god.
     
  5. acosbysweater

    acosbysweater Well-Known Member

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    If you've ever had the chance to sip the 23 year Pappy Van Winkle, no other American whiskey, bourbon or otherwise, can touch it. And I've had 3 dollar pours of George T. Stagg...not even the bragworthiness of this stands in the way of that 23 year gift from the gods.
     
  6. amadar

    amadar Well-Known Member

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    Authenticity Check Please. Dior Homme Shirt.......something just seems and feels off to me, fabric isn't that great. Only tags are the Dior tag and the tag pictured (front and back of that tag is shown).



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  7. Digmenow

    Digmenow Well-Known Member

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    I can be in Chesapeake in just under 5 hours! :bounce2:
     
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  8. Klobber

    Klobber Well-Known Member

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    The Barbour is yours no prob. The Dunhill, I was going to use it in a trade with another here, but we worked on a deal without it being a possibly addition. For now the Dunhill is not required.

    As for the RLPL jacket, if WGP has something to replace the jacket, I have no issue with him handing the jacket to you if it fit you well and you liked it. From my perspective, I will keep my end of the bargain trade wise with WGP since my box for him is already packed and ready to go. If it works out you or WGP require an "I owe you in future", I could live with that. It is up to WGP though.
     
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  9. Klobber

    Klobber Well-Known Member

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    I have seen that one by Dior in the past. Cant say for sure, but tag looks authentic.
     
  10. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    French Cuffs usually kill it for me as I seem to have really short arms at 31" Pants are too big, still need to find my first pair of Bills.

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    Charles Tyrwhitt Slim Fit Blue Glenplaid French Cuff - 15.5-35
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    Size: 15.5-35 (39/89cm) Tagged
    Chest (armpit to armpit on back): 21.25"
    Shoulder (seam to seam on back): 17.75"
    Arm (shoulder seam to end of arm): 25.75"
    Blue Glenplaid with Yellow Check.
    Nice Pattern Matching
    Split Back Yoke
    Pleated Back Shoulders
    Dual Size French Cuffs
    Nice Buttons
    Extra Button
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    Pendleton Vintage Red Wool Shirt - Medium (cant remember if I posted this one, sorry)
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    Size: Tagged Medium
    Chest (armpit to armpit on back): 20.5"
    Shoulder (seam to seam on back): 17.75"
    Arm (shoulder seam to end of arm): 22.25"
    Hole next to right chest pocket
    Two buttoned chest flap pockets
    Vintage top loop button
    Maclean Tartan
    Nice buttons
    Made in USA
    100% Wool
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  11. toscano_adottato

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    There was a NoVA thrift meet up and I wasn't invited? Scandalous! I have never been so offended in my whole...ehhh I don't have the energy to keep that going.
     
  12. valium

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    i found a Dior Homme leather cafe jacket about a month ago,posted a few pics awhile back.size 38 ,made in italy,made for the japan market,super soft.i think retail is $6000

     
  13. Passat774

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    I can go back tomorrow if you want and get them?? They have as-is on the price tag and have been marked down several times.. lmk
     
  14. valium

    valium Well-Known Member

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    speaking of lamps my vintage furniture lucky streak continues, found a Arco lamps from the sixties today (not a reproduction,the real deal with real italian marble base).
    retail around $1500,i think i may have horsehoes up my ass.


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  15. acosbysweater

    acosbysweater Well-Known Member

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    Picked up this pretty rad side vented Loro Piana fabric SC. It's green with a faint windowpane pattern. Seems to be almost unworn as the pockets only have a couple threads broken and the ticket pocket is basted shut. The fabric is 85% wool/15% cashmere. It's marked a 52R and is available for trade. I put the brand and materials tag in the spoiler. Any help with these?

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    Also found my second Baracuta, first one in my size and it's in mint condition. It's not a Made in England version, but should do still do nicely if I choose to flip it. Do yourself a favor if you find a British, waxed version of this jacket in half decent shape. I love Harrington style jackets, probably the most versatile casual jacket for spring and fall. If it's good enough for Steve McQueen, it's good enough for me.

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  16. MattR

    MattR Well-Known Member

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    Haha, the meet up consisted of (1) exchange of hellos (2) realizing there are way too many starbucks along one road in fairfax county and (3) good lord, it is cold outside.
     
  17. AndroFan

    AndroFan Well-Known Member

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    Not so much a "meet up" as a "handoff". [​IMG]

     
  18. LooknGr8

    LooknGr8 Well-Known Member

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    Dude. NICE
     
  19. rose04

    rose04 Well-Known Member

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    That's an awesome find! Unfortunately I don't think it's an original Flos Arco lamp though. The shade looks a little off and the originals have a hole in the base (like this) to put a broom handle through for moving the lamp around. The marble base is so heavy you needed two people to pick it up.

    Even if it's not Flos, it looks like a nice copy. Most of the clones have wimpy little bases, yours looks pretty substantial. If it’s vintage I’d imagine it’s still worth something. I'm jealous, good find!


     
  20. LooknGr8

    LooknGr8 Well-Known Member

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    What? DId I misread this?

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