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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. eazye

    eazye Well-Known Member

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    I would assume all the Corneliani stuff would have a Made In Italy tag. right? But I guess my question is, is there other high end made in USA PRL stuff to look out for?
     
  2. VLSI

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    wtf are you going on about now...
     
  3. 330CK

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    RL Signature. Blue label like Polo, script "Ralph Lauren" like Purple Label. Pre-cursor to RLPL. Very high quality. Probably won't flip well anywhere other than on SF, or if a unique pattern.

    Also, the made in USA Polo suits are good quality--often fully canvassed. So, if they fit well, buy them. I believe some were made by HF--and if not, are at least at that level.
     
  4. eazye

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    On another note, has anybody ever dealt with the Bastian Gant stuff? I kind of want to get one of those blazers but I've never seen any of his stuff up close, except for some shirts at Barny's a few years back. That was before I knew very much about high end men's clothing though:/
     
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    Damn, I've passed on that stuff from time to time because I thought it was fake. AAAArrrrrggggg!!!! Anywho, I've got a siiiick 70's PRL tweed suit in MINT condition. It's a dark brown with a green plaid check, a little bit too big for me so probably around a 40 if anybody wants it. I was actually about to post it to the bay tomorrow with the last of my other shit I have lying around. :spam::spam::spam::spam:
     
  6. VLSI

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    Anybody want at cost? Please buy this :(
     
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  9. mainy

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    dm7 preparing to re-open willis & geiger singlehandedly :slayer:
     
  10. AndroFan

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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand boom goes the dynamite. That T&A is the sickness. And nice on the W&G shirts.

     
  11. eazye

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    This thread will bring more than enough information on the Gant/Bastian department, including fit, who stocks it, why it sucks and that you should instead buy goth ninja stuff for 10x the price, etc.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/166748/the-official-gant-thread
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    By the way acosbysweater, my wife saw one of your old fit pics, and thought is was a picture of me.:paranoia:
     
  12. VLSI

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    Anyone know what just happened to my account? :brick:

    Didn't receive an email and I can't retrieve password either... No claims against me or anything stupid like that.

    *edit* Back up. That was odd.
     
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  13. ChetB

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    DarkMatter7: thrift pro or faux? :)



    Certain Polo stuff is very collectable.

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    Though they're not high end, I'm always on the lookout for PRL ties, the ones with the maker's label on the rear blade. They're made in the USA and the dozen or so I've thrifted are my favorite mid-range ties. In general Polo is the kind of stuff I'm often happy to find and have in my wardrobe but rarely will brag about. Lots of solid basics in classic styles, and readily available. I've never found any of the valuable stuff though.
     
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    noobz: why haven't we created a one-size-fits-all thrifting guide for them yet?
     
  15. ChetB

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    Someone needs to make lmetfy.com, the eBay version of lmgtfy.com (Let me google that for you). Whenever someone asks "how much is X worth?," give them the lmetfy link and it searches eBay completed listings. Bam.
     
  16. mainy

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    way way too lazy to post everything i've found lately but here are some highlights / things that were within arms reach:
    been had 800 dollar croc loafers
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    contrast collar rag and bone french cuff shirt
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    mint willis geiger bush poplin
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    some ties... recent atkinsons irish poplin, nwt zegna, french facconable, hickey x2
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    cool vintage thin grenadine
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    schlesinger brothers bag... 2 bucks lol
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    bespokeish w. bill harris tweed
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    Nice going one upping my Willis & Geigers with some bush poplin [​IMG]
     
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    That Bill is Sick! Whats the size and is it for sale :) :)
     
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    I know the Corneliani tags and a lot of the PRL made in Italy stuff is Corneliani, but what about the rest? I have searched and searched, but can't seem to find this answer. I have a couple of pairs of pants that are PRL made in Italy, but they lack the Corneliani content tag. They were expensive and well made. Any ideas?

    On another note, I may be offering up a few things at cost + shipping (from Austria) soon. My wife puts up with the habit pretty well I have to say, but we have a small problem with the incoming/outgoing ratio. I'm not sure what all I have exactly, but a lot of the recent things I've posted will likely be included. I'm going to throw the things that will sell well on German eBay, but things like Barneys or Saks stuff won't do well there.

    Shipping won't be too bad single pants or shirts can be shipped stateside for €8 (without tracking) and €15 with a tracking number. Sorry for the :spam: !
     
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