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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. Greg613

    Greg613 Well-Known Member

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    I can't decide if I love these or hate these. I guess you need to send them to me so I can decide. :D
     
  2. mjt73106

    mjt73106 Well-Known Member

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    No Orphans - No exceptions! Would you purchase one shoe?

    +1 - Condition, condition, condition.
    Sad to see this. Tells you how difficult this market / industry is and how difficult it is to run a company. Hope that they come out of it and keep the operations in the US, my guess is that someone will buy the name and discount the quality.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/busin...files-for-chapter-11-20121019,0,3547812.story


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  3. Mox C

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    The Canali I found on Wed seems to have poked a few holes in the dam, as the thrifting is flowing again. I had a good day today. At least I think I did. You guys let me know.

    This is the Canal Milano SC. Are jetted-only pockets really that looked down upon?
    42.5L in US, so I have to check with my brother to see if he wants it before making it available.

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    Hickey-Freeman with Loro Piana Tazmanian S130. 44R Madison and available.

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    A Southwick blazer. Hey, something that fits me! Well, close anyway. It was labeled a 38 by the store, but could be considered a 40, depending on how tight you like it. No sizing label in the pocket, just one that looks like MTM. I think I can make it work. NA for now.

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    From Rochester to Seattle and back to Rochester, a Hickey-Freeman blazer with St. George buttons. It's MTM, but is about a 42L. Again, bro has dibs for now. Looks like hand-sewn buttonholes and overall very nice.

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    I picked this up a little while ago, but haven't bothered to take a photo until now. I haven't really considered this style to be my thing, but I figure I should own at least one Madras since they are so iconic. NA for now.

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    And speaking of Orvis, I had to grab these. That has led to some items I probably shouldn't have purchased because what I think is interesting isn't necessarily what sells, but I think I did good this time. Yes? No? And yeah, they are quite substantial. Fully lined to the hems. 32/34 and available. As awesome as I think they are, I would suffer heat stroke in them, so available.

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  4. VLSI

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    Is this a good HF label? I can't recall. Passed on it recently because I thought it was an HF diffusion line for some reason.
     
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  5. Apollotrader

    Apollotrader Well-Known Member

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  6. jamiebryant

    jamiebryant Well-Known Member

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    Kinda slow today...

    Found this one burried in a laundry basket with a bunch of shitty ties. Almost picked up a self-tipped XMI (pattern and fell was modern).
    Anyway, this needs the keeper sewn back on and theres a couple of snags, so its gonna stay in my collection or I might get it doctored up and give it to someone as a gift haha.
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    Billy Reid shirts dont appear to do well on eBay. Most I saw was 40-something. Anyway, this one is Safari styled so it might do better.
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    Setwell Suit Hangers in one $.99
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    NOT PICTURED....
    Versace Classic V2 Wool/Cashmere 1-Button Sport Coat in a Wine color.

    Robert Graham bullshit for eBay...hopefully ill make enough to continue feeding my addiction.

    YESTERDAY....
    Florsheim Imperial Longwings in Dark Brown...V-cleats. So glad this fit me.
     
  7. Mox C

    Mox C Well-Known Member

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    Main label for a while. The fill-in-the-blank label is a custom order, I believe. I've seen a outer label with the word "Bespoke" on it, but everything I've seen says that's just a MTM level. They also have that fill-in-the-blank inner label.

    There is a white label that's only half-canvased, but it usually has "Ltd" on it.

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  8. jamiebryant

    jamiebryant Well-Known Member

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    Oh...and the brand porn I promised earlier to all the selvedge sluts...
    Sorry guys, it aint available...gotta pay rent...

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  9. Nataku

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    ^^ Killer find but holy shit is that a small waist!!
     
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  10. Mox C

    Mox C Well-Known Member

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    Oh, and this was said to be on a Lindsey model that's also half-canvased.

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    I really hope they don't shut down the factory. I remember my grandmother working there from the late 40's to the late 70's.
    (Ok, I don't remember the late 40's or 50's part...)
    Apparently she specialized in buttonholes and worked on a suit for President Johnson. I have some of her chalk and thread.
     
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  11. Mox C

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    With that inseam too! Wow, what a beanpole. Unless they are going with massive cuffs.
     
  12. VLSI

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    All about them stacks
     
  13. jamiebryant

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    Yeah, thats the only sucky part.

    I guess all Iron Hearts have a 36 inseam, so I guess its just a part of the look. Im sure that makes for some amazing stack marks.
     
  14. Mox C

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    Denim noob is noobing.

    Now I'm picturing a short guy using the stacks as springs to help him jump higher.
     
  15. jamiebryant

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    Oh yeah, they dont appear to have been worn much or washed either. I just measured them and theyre exactly 27" on the waist, had they been broken in, the waist wouldve stretched an inch or so.
     
  16. VLSI

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    I believe Iron Heart is more of a workwear brand, so generally they're more into cuffing than stacking. But here is what I'm referring to:

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    Notice how the longer inseam creates "stacks" where the additional fabric gets folded. Think of it like having trousers with a twenty-break :happy:
     
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    Congrats Jon!
     
  18. Mox C

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    Thanks. I recently became aware of what stacking was, but completely forgot about it as a reason for such a long inseam. It does make it look like someone's just jumped off a 20 story building though, at least to my eye. Not that that's a bad thing.
     
  19. mrdeep2001

    mrdeep2001 Well-Known Member

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    Hart Schaffer Marx, Charles Tyrwhit (has a nice weight to it), DAKS, Canali Milano, Canali Milano, Canali Milano, Canali, Ermen Zegna Wool, Brioni

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    Bathing Ape Baby Milo Shirt (I believe it is authentic, but may have been a bad pick up)


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    Anyone familiar with "Fay"? Got a made in italy winter coat.
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    Also picked up a few shirts (brioni, ermen zegna, etc.)

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  20. capnwes

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    Had an insane day...I friggin' missed fall thrifting so much.

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