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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. mainy

    mainy Well-Known Member

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    Had a few good finds today

    Mint hermes tie
    Recent NWT zegna tie
    Like new Brooks Brothers Black Fleece polo shirt
    2x APC new standard jeans, hardly worn, 28 + 29, hoping they will fit me EDIT: Don't fit, look like they've been hemmed to 31~" inseam, if you're interested PM me
    AE Sanford's
    Loro Piana super 130's zanella pants
    RLPL casual shirt
    NWT Epaulet NYC chambray casual pants
    Another Hartmann travel bag for my collection LOL
    Alligator Trafalgar belt in mint condition
    Nettleton Originals alligator moc-toe bluchers that are near mint

    Plus a bunch of other less interesting things strictly for Ebay
     
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  2. eazye

    eazye Well-Known Member

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    Also big shout out to Ocooney, recieved my blazer today, this thing is tits! Soft as angel tears! :happy:
     
  3. Nataku

    Nataku Well-Known Member

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    Here's the Coach bag I found earlier this week.

    I'm no expert on leather, so I could use some advice. This thing is in really nice shape besides the color of the leather. As you can see, it's very discolored. What would be the best product to use to bring the original color back (if possible) or would I need to use leather dye?

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  4. Gdot

    Gdot Well-Known Member

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    Good 'ol Saphir Renovateur would probably do it wonders. Although the strong change of color under the flap is probably not going to ever even out without a complete strip and refinish.
     
  5. HansderHund

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    Due to a public holiday tomorrow, my wife and I have been sitting here with wine and I've had the time to keep up with this thread and it's a full time job reading everything. Anyway, it's an unfinished leather, right? It looks to me like it's dried out everywhere but under the flap. Since it's closed most of the time, oil tends to stay there. I would try a conditioner over all of it and let that soak into the hide. It will look dark for awhile, but after a few days it should even out. I have a beeswax based leather balsam that I use on unfinished leather and makes things incredibly soft and reconditioned. The downside is that it can make darker leathers appear almost black for some time.

    Awesome bag, by the way! If it's available, I'd consider it as-is!
     
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  6. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    entweder den balsam oder gutra lederfett. are you very colour sensitive? nice bag btw. congrats.
     
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  7. Henry Boogers

    Henry Boogers Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, but I too found a H&S shirt with thick MOP buttons and it is quite nice!
     
  8. Henry Boogers

    Henry Boogers Well-Known Member

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    My Coach bag gets waaaay worse than this and a little leather cleaner followed by a nice application of conditioner is all that is required. The color should come back nicely and consider any variation beyond that patina.
     
  9. HansderHund

    HansderHund Well-Known Member

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    Jo, I also found that the generic Universal-Lederbalsam works well.

    My jar is brown, but I think it's the same:
    http://www.amazon.de/WSM-Universal-...YJ0U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337213598&sr=8-1

    I own quite a few expensive conditioners, but some cheap alternatives work well. I pay more attention to ingredients now.

    Fritz, have any plans for your day off (or Fenstertag)?
     
  10. darkmatter7

    darkmatter7 Well-Known Member

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    PM ME IF YOU NEED SIZE 42R SUITS, OR BIJAN TIES

    I can get some more (recent and like-new) suits from the following brands: Bijan (non-crazy for the most part), Battistoni (Castangia I believe), Brioni, Dolce, Paul Smith, Versace, Givenchy, Gucci.

    PM me for prices. I will give you the best deals I can on these!
     
  11. concealed

    concealed Well-Known Member

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!! PM'd
     
  12. HansderHund

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    My bank account really appreciates that I'm not a 42.
     
  13. royskeen

    royskeen Well-Known Member

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    I've won! Just scored a $4,500 Brioni sports coat from Marshalls at $119. Beautiful Grey prince of wells wool/silk :slayer:
     
  14. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Found 8 Ties and a NWT Trafalgar Belt today...all available as usual

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  15. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Have you not read the posts of the last 20 or so hours? Someone else (DM7) already won.
     
  16. Beck

    Beck Well-Known Member

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    Let him have his moment of victory. The "Haul 1 & 2" is just too much for one man after paying over $100 on an item. [​IMG]
     
  17. royskeen

    royskeen Well-Known Member

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    Beck is right! Besides DM7's haul doesn't count. He didn't get his from a thrift or discount store :D

     
  18. Beck

    Beck Well-Known Member

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    WIN! Your right, congratulation champion :) Maybe i'll beat you tomorrow , should be a good day indeed!
     
  19. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Just messin' with you. Probably because I'm jealous that the only Suits and Jackets to be found in our Marshalls are of the Sweat variety. Nice score!
     
  20. Beck

    Beck Well-Known Member

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    It's still a good idea to stop in once a week. I have come across Gucci & RLPL ties for affordable prices!
     
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