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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. grendel

    grendel Well-Known Member

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    Gucci isn't usually shy about labeling their items
     
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    csoukoulis Well-Known Member

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    im more of an edibles kind of guy. body high>*
     
  3. s_allen_p

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    Thanks.

    Didn't know if it might have been some sort of pre-production / or show sort of labeling.
     
  4. Brianpore

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    How does no one comment on this?? Such a staple tie [​IMG]
     
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  5. suited

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    Some stuff over the past couple of weeks - most of this is going to the bay to help pay for engagement ring I just purchased from Stitches - and all the crap we just bought for our house. I did end up keeping a few items. If you see something that is a must have maybe we can work something out.

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    Chaps, fits perfectly.
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    A bunch of Paul Stuart Ties, a Ferragamo, Faconnable.

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    and finally popped my cherry on Turnbull and Asser - completely mint and really nice (keeping).
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    Left out a bunch of BB ties and a few other items, including a Burberry Trench.
     
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  6. grendel

    grendel Well-Known Member

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    Nice stuff! Especially like this one

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    Size? Pre-dibs on 42...
     
  7. darkmatter7

    darkmatter7 Well-Known Member

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    So,
    I no longer reside in LA.

    However,
    I had to pick some stuff up in LA today, so I made a trip.

    I stopped in one store to test my luck.


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    40% off.

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  8. grendel

    grendel Well-Known Member

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    Nice! What's up with leaving LA? Aren't you leaving your honeypot? Where ya moving to?
     
  9. darkmatter7

    darkmatter7 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a house on a cliff in Malibu with all of the thrifting money [​IMG]


    I'm taking over Ray's territory in Santa Barbara
     
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  11. csoukoulis

    csoukoulis Well-Known Member

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    dibs here if 44r
     
  12. DeadBoy

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    Nice! Didn't you pick up another new Norse Projects item a while back? Only time I'D ever seen that brand in this thread. Looks like a cool shirt too.

    I'll take the money I save by thrifting and spend it on a meal at a good restaurant, nice gift for my girl or clothing item I want but am almost guaranteed not to find at a thrift (SW&D comes to mind), but somehow I feel if I ever spent $25 on a hanger I'd have to get 'sucker' tattooed on my forehead.

    I know, I know... "some of us like to spend our money on good food or travel, some of us like to spend it on pieces of wood that sit in our closets, and who are you to judge?"

    I quite enjoyed what our friend Giuseppe had to say about the Hanger Project: http://anaffordablewardrobe.blogspot.ca/2009/02/gourmet-hangers.html

    In my closet, there's no such thing as a 'staple' tie. Every tie is generally worn with the same frequency as the others, which is to say almost never. I can't speak for others here, but I wear ties so rarely that I don't even find myself bothering to look through the rack at thrifts half the time, and I often don't even pay attention to all the awesome ones you guys post.

    Having said that, it is a nice tie for a good price, and that deserves some props.
     
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    It is a 46R, has a little bit of wear around crotch...the taint - to be specific. Not sure how that happens...but at least it's completely out of sight.
     
  14. barrelntrigger

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    Because we were all too jelly and didn't want to remind ourselves what a lucky bastard he is! [​IMG]
     
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    I hear ya dude. I love taking my big thrift savings roll on SW&D binges and nice restaurants as well, but I also like to take care of the clothes that I have.
    As a big dude with big shoulders this means getting appropriately fitting longer hangers otherwise I will get super weird bulges in the middle of the shoulders from the garment hanging over time. I don't buy those nice hangers because I am somehow fooled into thinking they are better than ikea hangers but because very few other places actually offer large sized wooden hangers that won't fall apart right away. This is akin to putting in a larger shoe tree in your shoes.

     
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    Well it's certainly been a great few days for SW&D folks...

     
  17. s_allen_p

    s_allen_p Well-Known Member

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    I have a feeling you'll make one trip a month back...and still scoop up all the best stuff. I've seen you in action, and I still don't know how you do it.
    Can we share? How about you take the next 7 months, then when I'm off work again, it can be my turn.
     
  18. Fueco

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    My Celtic half is smiling after finding these two items in the last couple of days...

    Lochcarron Wool Napier Tartan tie
    Highland Home Industries Royal Stewart tartan scarf

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  19. staxringold

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    Nevermind.

    Should be interesting to see new fellas conquer LA!
     
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    As long as I get the afternoon of January 23rd.
     
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