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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. 330CK

    330CK Well-Known Member

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    Holy shit that Niles! :slayer:
     
  2. madmacs

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    canali size 52eu - check
    canali size 52eu - check
    pity they arent both 44L both sport coats and available... trades?

    Oh and a pair of BB shell in 9D if anyone is interested
     
  3. ocooney

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    Sorry for the noob question, but can anybody tell me anything about this Givenchy label:

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    Sorry for the crappy blackberry pic. It reads Gentlemen/Givenchy/Paris

    Would not normally have picked up, but it is 65% alpaca and the texture is really cool...quality seemed decent and the made in Italy made me feel a little better.

    As Mainy noted about Harris Tweed, this is also a great time for outerwear. Also found a really nice Andover shop overcoat. Both of them found in the women's department.

    Also wanted to acknowledge toscano_adottato and Eazye for hooking me up with some really great stuff lately.

    Thanks,
    O
     
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  5. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I can tell you about that Givenchy label is it's far too small to see.

    :rimshot:
     
  6. ocooney

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    Yeah...sorry. I'll post again when I get my camera back.

    Thanks anyway
     
  7. darkmatter7

    darkmatter7 Well-Known Member

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    Givenchy Gentleman is a pretty bad line. Not worth a pickup imho.

    However, I haven't seen that particular label, so who knows.
     
  8. AndroFan

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    Thrift fit.



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    Jacket: Super recent Hickey Freeman super 140s SC, courtesy mexicutioner (CRAZY soft. One of the softest jackets I own, actually); shirt: Tosaro Balor, thrifted. Never heard of it, but it's awesome. Gorgeous color, thick fabric, FC, fits me perfectly. Love it. Pants: Loro Piana, courtesy vexco (BRANDED, not fabric!!). These pants. Boy oh boy, these pants. If I could, I would trade every single pair of pants I've ever handled (Kiton, Brioni, Isaia, Incotex, Zanella) to fill my wardrobe with these pants exclusively. It's close, but these are actually even nicer than the Barbera pants (that I got from ocooney, btw) I got. The fabric, as with LP everything, is the softest thing in the world, but it's the FIT that really makes these. The fit is AMAZING (flat front, great leg taper, narrow leg opening, nice thick cuff, etc.). They seriously feel like they were made for me. Also a gorgeous color. Shoes: AE "Orleans" white suede bucks.

    Yes, I know many aren't a fan of FC shirts with blazers, but I loved the shirt in this combo too much not to rock it.
     
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  9. darkmatter7

    darkmatter7 Well-Known Member

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    If you want we can do a package deal. I have some Versace shirts with Sapphires and Diamonds....
     
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    Thanks everyone for eBay advice :)




    Like it :fonz:
     
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  12. Dolfan954

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    Thanks for the comment! I feel reassured, but they are far from my particular style. It's fun to find great thrift deals. I was on a pure strikeout lately.

    On a side note, because I am new, that picture post may double post. I tried to post once (and it didn't actually post) so I tried again. To those that see the double-post...my apologies! I am still learning the forum and trying to learn the ground rules before I jump in. You guys have been extremely educating, and I needed it. If anyone is interested in the Ties, let me know. I put them on the bay but am happy to ship them out if someone has some strong desire for Madusa on their ties.
     
  13. TheNeedMachine

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    Here's my story and I'm sticking to it:

    Do you get really excited - as in - catch your breath when you find something really nice?
    YES [X] NO [ ]

    Do you bring a cheat-sheet with brand names written on it, just in case?
    YES [X] NO [ ]

    Does your Spidey sense tingle when you find an item that "seems like it's something" but you're not sure, so you buy it anyway?
    YES [X] NO [ ]

    Do you use a smartphone in the thrift/resale shop to look up resale prices on eBay?
    YES [ ] NO[X]
    If no, explain: Still using my original Razr but thinking of upgrading specifically for this purpose; otherwise I rarely text, never get on the web via cell phone so it's never been an issue.

    Do you thrift shop mainly for keepers, or resale?
    KEEPERS [ ] RESALE [X]
    If resale, explain: Everyone took ("received" is a more apt description) a pay cut at my company a while back, so to supplement my income I got into it. It's a lot of fun (see "Yes" answers above) and after making the typical rookie mistakes, and learning a lot in the field and online, a little profit doesn't hurt.

    Do you check Goodwill locations online before going to (or while in) a different city, and set aside time to thrift while there?
    YES [X] NO [ ]

    If you're a reseller on eBay, do you get personally offended when someone un-watches an item?
    YES [X] NO [ ]

    Likewise, when an item has numerous watchers but no bidders, do you get frustrated and wonder why someone doesn't just bid on the goddamn thing already?
    YES [X] NO [ ]

    Have you ever taken a long lunch, or partial / full vacation day just to hit some thrift / resale shops on a weekday?
    YES [X] NO [ ]

    I think that about covers the symptoms of this wretched disease...
     
  14. Brianpore

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    This would be a great new thread......just an idea

    On a side note.... does anyone know about off road dirt bikes.....Yamaha YZ85 (I'm small remember).. etc. Please PM me. Thanks!!!!
     
  15. darkmatter7

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    Here's my story and I'm sticking to it:

    Do you get really excited - as in - catch your breath when you find something really nice?
    YES [X] NO [ ]

    Do you bring a cheat-sheet with brand names written on it, just in case?
    YES [ ] NO [X]

    Does your Spidey sense tingle when you enter a store and smell Kiton in the air?
    YES [X] NO [ ]

    Do you use a smartphone in the thrift/resale shop to look up resale prices on eBay?
    YES [ ] NO[X]
    If no, explain: I did that for long enough that I have a pretty good idea of resale prices.

    Do you thrift shop mainly for keepers, or resale?
    KEEPERS [ ] RESALE [X]
    If resale, explain: I haven't been finding a lot of Thom Browne lately. I really like Thom Browne, but am not as big of a fan of Tom Ford.

    Do you check Goodwill locations online before going to (or while in) a different city, and set aside time to thrift while there?
    YES [X] NO [ ]

    Have you ever taken a long lunch, or partial / full vacation day just to hit some thrift / resale shops on a weekday?
    YES [X] NO [ ]

    Have you ever left your significant other in the car in order to thrift?
    YES [X] NO [ ]

    Do you wear Vibram Five Fingers to thrift?
    YES [X] NO [ ]


    Have you ever thrifted 14 hours in a day?
    YES [X] NO [ ]


    Have you ever thrifted while in a high fever?
    YES [X] NO [ ]
    If yes, expain: The Kiton would make the pain go away...


    Have you ever bought a severely damaged item that you knew would not resell just to "rescue it"?
    YES [X] NO [ ]


    I think that's a decent start, but I'll need to make this a weekly series to cover the symptoms of this wretched disease...
     
  16. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    TAGGED LARGE , 42-44 REG

    Navy: 22" P2P, 31" BOC, pocketless
    Caramel Machiatto: 24" P2P, BOC 29.75", chest pocket, smooth cotton
    Darker Brown: p2p 24.5", BOC 32.5", pocketless
    Yellow: P2P 24", BOC 28", pocketless, soft pima cotton
    Khaki P2P 22.5", BOC 30.5", pocketless

    TAGGED LARGE, 42-44 TALL
    Dark Green: P2P 22.6", BOC 33.2", chest pocket




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  17. VLSI

    VLSI Well-Known Member

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    Why did you buy those?
     
  18. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    'Cause they're good, simple, unbranded polos, I'm almost certain they're dead stock / unworn, and I got to dress my younger bros, and possibly, some thrift homies for cheep. :teach:

    tl;dr come on, dude, it don't have to be all goth ninja all the time

    :laugh:
     
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  19. VLSI

    VLSI Well-Known Member

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    Do you want more? :D
     
  20. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    I got like 15
     
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