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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. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Well-Known Member

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    ^ i believe that would be me and hyakku. :revolve:
     
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  2. LooknGr8

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    After telling nataku in a PM that I was stepping back from thrifting for a bit I hit two today in and around work, heh. Got two ties and a DB jacket, ha!

    2 questions

    1) 1980s vintage ermenegildo zegna (as opposed to ZZegna and "cloth", diffusion) suits worth anything on the flip scene? At my store...there's some there but I passed.

    Among the Zegnas and some other nice Italian stuff that was a little worse for wear but you could tell they came from the same dude who spent some cake on his suits I found a DB odd suit coat gray/plain enough to fake it...pick stitching, it's very nice. Fits. (if I love it dig, yes, I'll get the buttons swapped, the canali "blazerized" odd suit coat kicks ass after your suggestion). It has loro piana fabric label, and Made in ITaly. Tags below.

    2) Can anyone tell me the maker? I am actually hoping it's an actual Loro Piana but that's unlikely, considering there's usually no "Ing" on their house brand, right? So who made it?

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  3. catside

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    "No shoes for you!"

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  4. MattR

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    On the advice of several fellow members of this thread and with the powerful sleuthing from the NoVa contingent, I picked up a PRL Regent at TJMaxx for my wedding. So, thank you all quite a bit for your PMs and whatnot. Much appreciated, as usual.

    I have to say, these shirts are really nice for being made in China. The cotton is very soft, similar to the Curham collar I thrifted that was made in Hong Kong. Which makes sense, since from what I read, the Hong Kong shirts may have actually been made on the mainland anyway.

    For the price, I am definitely thinking this will be my go-to style of shirt for a while. There really have a nice variety of styles and colors for them.
     
  5. LooknGr8

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    PRL Custom Fits are the best value slim fit shirt I can find (some fit me better but are more expensive, others are made more cheaply or billow out on my chest like I'm a sailboat, etc). It's my sweet spot of thrift and tolerance for not-Canali/Brioni, ha.
     
  6. noob in 89

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    There are some really nice things made in China (as opposed to Italy, by Chinese immigrants). APC comes to mind. Choose what you like, ignore the hype.


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  7. barrelntrigger

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    Against most advices, I bought a MTM 2 piece from a company that use Chinese tailors. It's actually well constructed with full canvas. The fit was just a bit off with the sleeves not being tapered enough and with the length being 1/2 inch too long. I made the mistake of having functional sleeves so it's going to cost me a fortune to get them shortened by the shoulders. I've been wearing shirts that have longer sleeves...=(
     
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    Take the return and do the refund. eBay isn't going to side with you if the buyer is claiming the item is fake....ever.

    If you're sure it is real...add that buyer to your blocked list and resell.
     
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  12. capnwes

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    Picked up this Hein Gericke 2 Piece Leather Motorcycle Suit (for Yamaha)

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  13. LooknGr8

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    size, wes?

    anyone have any wisdom to impart on the Loro Fabric DB jacket I posted above?
     
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    The jacket is LG and the overalls/pants are MED
     
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    Lookingr8, I'm pretty sure that is LP made but wait for one of the veterans to come through and confirm.

    Also, a surprise for someone who's hooked it up or just been generally a good contributor later tonight or tomorrow in the AM. Someone won't be disappointed, trust.
     
  16. SpooPoker

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    Thank you both for your kind words :embar:



    This, and only this.



    I think I am a good contributor. :colgate:

    However, that is definitely not made by LP.
     
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  17. grendel

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    Dibs?
     
  18. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Hey Grendel, type faster next time. Gotcha by 22 seconds :slayer:
     
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    A quick stop at lunch turned out quite well. Two fairly recent Zegna SC. Both 56 R and both in excellent condition (save a pressing). The first is a brown-tan 51% silk/49% cashmere. The second is 100% wool and a Roma cut gray/white/black minihoundstooth. Both are two button, double vented and available.

    Also passed on a Lubiam orphaned navy jacket in the same size. Too dated.

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  20. SpooPoker

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    The bottom one is recent, the top one, maybe a decade old. Both nice though.
     
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