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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. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    I need an excuse to wear either my James Bond Villain cream tux or the Dracula jacket I got from Wes. Or both, if I play my cards right.

    In before the endless string of quotes from the song and the debate over whether this means the end of our hobby as we know it.

    Edit: More finds, still no time. RLPL tie, PRL trou (that hopefully do as well as Wes's), Brioni pocket square (I think), I feel like there was something else cool in there that I'm now forgetting.
     
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  2. Randy

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    LOL, I had thought it was a fringe song by some talented, albeit relatively unknown, Seattle rapper. Irrespective of the folks who posted it here for the past few months as if we'd not yet seen it, I was just frankly shocked to hear that the damned song now sits atop the Billboard USA charts at #1. Now that is fucking awesome.
     
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  3. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    Did a quick thrift run about 30 minutes before the store closed. I'm glad I did!

    Passed on a Salvatore F. tie that was freak'n awesome but had stains...FU!!!

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  4. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    Big shout outs to capnwes for hooking me up with a pair of unhemed BB slim fit trousers! You rock, Wes! Always! [​IMG]
     
  5. eazye

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    Holy shit! That jacket is amazing! Great fit pic. :nodding:
     
  6. Shiny

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    I average about one event per year that requires a tux. I ended up buying a no name rental tux from a formal wear place that was going out of business a few years ago. I don't have pumps, but will wear my shiny park avenues with it. A while ago, I passed on a banana republic tux in my size because they wanted like $40 for it. They probably wanted $40 for it because it WAS a banana republic, lol. In retrospect I should have picked it up because it fit me better than the one I currently have. Come to think of it, that BR tux is the only one that I've ever come across in my size. Yeah Brian, youse right.
     
  7. Fueco

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    Some stuff from today...

    Bills Khakis 8-Wale cords (32x28)
    Patagonia shirt (n/a)
    Brooks Brothers shirt
    Reyn Spooner shirt (n/a)
    Barbour Heritage Flannel (XXL -available)

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  8. ATLjon

    ATLjon Well-Known Member

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    Hello from LA. I haven't gotten a chance to thrift yet, but I did do some casual browsing in expensive retail establishments. My brother lives 2 minutes from this place: http://www.thestronghold.com/

    I'm very close to spending $300 on a pair of jeans.
     
  9. Evil Abed

    Evil Abed Well-Known Member

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    Let me know if you plan on heading east of Venice to hit the shops, especially if you venture over towards west hollywood / hollywood.
     
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  10. Randomore

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    Thrift meet up? Haven't hit up downtown in a while.
     
  11. Evil Abed

    Evil Abed Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like fun. Do you consider St. Vinny's to be DTLA?
     
  12. ATLjon

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    I do have my brother's car tomorrow .... but I'm technically working on an east coast schedule, 5:30 am to 2.
     
  13. Digmenow

    Digmenow Well-Known Member

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    No worries. You probably got 5 times what my cheap a$$ could have afforded! :lol:

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    I left a Brioni shirt (that I would have taken a year ago) because the tips of the collar were frayed. And it's not like I've ever found much Brioni to begin with.
     
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    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    There's a 42L PRL (made in USA) DB, side vented tux at one of my local haunts. It's $45 I think- priced out of the flippable realm but I'm happy to proxy for anyone in need.
     
  18. capnwes

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    Hmmm that reminds me....

    Thrift Fit from NYE, "Black Tie"
    Harris Tweed - thrifted
    Tuxedo T-Shirt - 2nd Anniversary gift from my wifey
    Look on my face - discomfort from just eating $150 worth of sushi and sake bombs.

    My wife's outfit...
    Sweater - thrifted
    Hair Flower - made by a friend, purchased on etsy
    Bracelet - thrifted
    Look on her face - liquid happiness found in 2 bottles of wine

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    Any time man!
    Wow that is a BIG shout out. Always a pleasure!
    Forgot about that one, man you are way behind on some fit pics. First the Smoking Jacket and now the Knickers.....[​IMG]

    PRL pants was a total fluke....3 times over. I have a pair of PRL Tweed Pants by Corneliani that have been relisted with no bids at all....
     
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  19. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    I constantly wonder why I never have found a single pair of these....they are made just about an hour drive away from here.
     
  20. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    Any time man!
    [​IMG] Glad you like it!
     
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