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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. Typhoid Jones

    Typhoid Jones Well-Known Member

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    This is actually more of a brag for my Etsy store...

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    ^^^ ESSENTIAL RARE Vintage 1940s / 1950s J. Press Gray Tweed Sack Jacket 42 R / L. Made in USA.​

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    ^^^ detail of vintage J. Press label.
     
  2. IRKSM

    IRKSM Well-Known Member

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    yes if size 11.5 or 12
     
  3. IRKSM

    IRKSM Well-Known Member

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    Quote:yeah I was noticing that wtf he is supposed to be younger bond
     
  4. ATLjon

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    How are the soles? Could be worth it, could not. I think they'll fetch a bit on ebay regardless, but v cleats are a bitch to ship.

    They are however incredibly awesome to wear, unless you walk on marble/buffed floors often.
     
  5. Nataku

    Nataku Well-Known Member

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    Out of about 7 regular stops of mine, two stores in particular seem to have very sour employees. One has a couple friendly folks working there who always smile and say hello and sometimes stop for a chat. The other one doesn't seem to have a single one. Everyone there avoids eye contact, never says hello (except one manager once in a while) and just don't seem happy in general. This store's customer base is roughly 50% hard-core flippers, 25% casual flippers and 25% regular folks, so I guess I can see why.
     
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  6. staxringold

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    There's one store run by some lil old ladies who are nice to me and I'm nice back. The local SA has one regular guy, but he's usually in the office. Everyplace else has pretty heavily rotating folks.
     
  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    Scorpios? :slayer: Me too.



    Are you my brothafromanothamotha? I saw Muse like 6x live. Amazing concerts, each one.
     
  8. Towers

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    Canali khakis (prob 36ish available), brand new looking Samuelsohn chocolate pants (34, available), APC Rescue (36, available - pref. trade for similar in 34), new Canali shirt, also got some secret santa stuff.

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  9. Ken P

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    Those APCs are so nice :slayer:


    My find from the day. Oxxford Clothes Houndstooth dated 2000 (not sure if that counts as "recent") Nonetheless, real nice: 3-Roll-2, double vented, ticket pocket, lapel loop. No fiber content tag but my guess is a soft wool. There a chance it could be some sort of casmere or angora blend though. My pictures don't do it justice. Needs a pressing. 42 R, Available for sure!
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    Here's the tag. It's very interesting to me because it is marked "Proto-Sample" It also has me confused because it says 42R then it says "Sport A- 36R" I don't think that is a reference to a pants size. Anyone care to fill me in?
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    P2P 21.5
    Shoulder 20
    Length from BOC 31.5

    Also if anyone is a 16 and interested in 3 Thomas Pink Shirt in light solid blue let me know. They were a little bit higher than thrift prices hence why I left them behind. One needed the treatment the others were A-OK
     
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  10. Nataku

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    ^^ Nice score!! That is a beautiful jacket. Since Oxxford has been around for ages and we mostly find the old stuff, anything with that style model label I'd consider recent. Also, pretty sure that it was a suit. That style Oxxford label also notes the style and size of trousers if there were any and it appears that one does. Comb the store for the pants as that would be a killer suit! If you can't find them, no biggie as it's such a bold pattern it could easily be worn as a sportcoat. Honestly, if I hadn't seen the inside label I wouldn't even have known it was a suit.
     
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  11. Ken P

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    I was worried about that! I never seen waist size listed with R after it before oh well. Pants weren't there tonight but I'll keep popping in. I agree with the sportcoat idea, I honestly had no idea this would even be part of the suit.
     
  12. Klobber

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    Thanks for hooking me up with information guys on that Hugo Boss :happy::happy::happy:
     
  13. Vintage Leather

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    Really? If you ever decide to give it a new home, PM me.

    The bags are a bit rigid for canvas, and a bit heavier than Tumi, but I became a convert when I checked a duffle on an international flight. It arrived with a slash in the canvas - and B&R repaired it for the cost of shipping.
    I travel enough that a bag that I don't have to worry about is worth its weight.
     
  14. IRKSM

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    were you here for this one?
     
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    Yes! The power and the internet is finally back. Good luck to fellow thriftpals who still don't have it.
     
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    I just saw a clip that proved otherwise, but maybe it didn't make it to the final cut. Interesting.
     
  17. Klobber

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    Thrift fit.

    Went off to a colloquium today but made mistake last week of wearing a full Tom Ford suit. Decided to tone down considerably and bump shoulders with 3 other fellows whom at least come with proper shoes, sport coats, and long sleeve shirts. After much deliberation, my entire outfit today was thrifted and I felt rather pleased with the way it turned out.

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    SC - Faconnable Talieur Navy (thrifted by Mexicutioner)
    Pants - RRL Green chinos (thrifted)
    Shirt - Ralph Lauren Polo made in Italy (thrifted)
    Shoes - Allen Edmonds (thrifted)
     
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  18. Septimus

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    Didn't Spoo tease some kind of super-mega-awesome item from a consigner, like 10 pages ago? What happened to that?
     
  19. DeadBoy

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    Whew! Finally caught up on all the hundreds of unread posts.

    I've been MIA in this thread and at the thrifts because I've been working like crazy trying to do right by my internship. Finally found time for a quick thrift at my local VV tonight and, rather fittingly to this thread as of late, I passed on a $12 Zegna tie, $40 Z Zegna suit, $30 Boss SC and $20 Southwick SC. Passed on a wicked Gucci overcoat with a small hole in the back and a Canali overcoat because I can't be bothered to figure out how much it would cost to ship a heavy overcoat. Did grab a Band of Outsiders button-down I'm going to try to squeeze into (damn small sizing!) and a Hilditch & Key shirt that fits, pics maybe later.

    And now I'll try to address everything that caught my eye from the last few days. Feel free to ignore this post if you just want sweet thrift porn.

    Some of us live closer than you think. If you find any 40-42R-L or nice size 12D shoes, you got a friend in Toronto.
    Late to the party on this, but that's pretty damn sweet. Thank god it's too small.

    Another beauty. I left behind some Mezland split-toes today... should I go back?

    Get thee to a tailor for those sleeves, dude.

    Heh, I too suspected Baldessarini. I've been lucky enough to find several suits from this label recently. Kept one and it's gorgeous, one of my absolute favourite suits. Never pass on this brand.

    Jacket looks really short in this fit... or are you just wearing your pants really low? Colours are nice though.

    THIS. With eBay prices comes a certain assurance of quality and general peace of mind that whatever you're buying isn't going to have a big hole in it you didn't notice at first. It especially pisses me off when a thrift prices something way up and then doesn't even have the decency to put it in their stupid little showcase. If you're aware the item is of higher value, why are you leaving it out with everything else? Isn't that the point of the showcase? Oh no wait, the point of the showcase is to charge $30 for a Tommy Hilfiger tie.
     
  20. eddievddr10

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    got these 2 today for $22 a pop a bit pricey, but hey what the hell :D
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