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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. Mr G from SD

    Mr G from SD Well-Known Member

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    Hey gang. New member, long time lurker. Looking forward to contributing some. My haul for the weekend, $110 for all of it. Not give away prices by any means, but I do feel I did pretty well for my money. Will be keeping these items, but will post other stuff that's available occasionally.

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    Unknown label. Le Mans auto racing sweater, made in Italy. (Any other automotive enthusiasts besides myself?)

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    Barneys New York leather jacket

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  2. Digmenow

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  3. woodchuck312

    woodchuck312 Well-Known Member

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    I just want to thank all the regulars here in the forum for showing me the ropes. I've only been thrifting for 2 months or so and it is a really fun and profitable hobbie. It all began last year when I decided to change my life, i was over weight, I went low carb and changed my eating habits and within 5 months had dropped 50 pounds. That is when I began looking for new clothes. I started buying new stuff(that was stupid) and eventually ended up here. This place has basically got my dressers and closet bursting through the seams with high quality clothes i never could have affored to buy new, Brooks Brothers, Canali, Hickey, Loro Piana, and on and on for free. I really must thank all of you for the knowledge that is given either directly or indirectly in this thread on a daily basis.

    I'm easily clearing $500-1,000 a month flipping on ebay in my spare time and enjoy the thrill of the hunt. I spent 8 hours thrifting yesterday and found my first Hermes tie, then at the next stop a nearly new Burberry Trench double breasted with wool liner that fit me perfect, and a Hugo Boss leather coat that also fit me well.

    The amount of high end clothing I have found in 2 months is astonishing to me, it really shows the amount of waste in this country. I feel like a fool for years of buying RL Polo shirts at Macy's for $40, when I can find 25 of them with ease at one thrift shop for $5.00.

    I have no idea why anyone would buy Jos A Bank clothing new, the thrift shops feel like Jos A Bank factory stores lol.

    I have no doubt I could quit my day job and make a comfortable middle class living going through rich people's piss stained clothing all day [​IMG]

    As for now it just makes a really fun hobby and nothing beats the adrenaline rush of finding an awesome piece of clothing for $5 that fits perfectly.
     
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  4. cpmac7

    cpmac7 Well-Known Member

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    Keep it up man! Just wait until you find your first kiton :slayer:
     
  5. ATLjon

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    I'm pretty happy with by $400, which will, um, almost pay for my expenses in LA (yes, I bought the jeans, and yes, that may have been a poor use of a little less than two months of cell phone bills).
     
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  6. eazye

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    I still haven't found any. :facepalm:
     
  7. thriftydood

    thriftydood Well-Known Member

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    Wow, amazing stuff. I especially love the polo pants (I'd make an exception to my no-pleats rule for those) and the Paraboot shoes.
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  8. woodchuck312

    woodchuck312 Well-Known Member

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    I got my Kiton 2 weeks ago on a really nice 7 fold, actually it was my first 7 fold and kiton all in one :) Picked up a really nice Oxxford tie at that same store that day. I've pretty much got all the major tie brands the last 2-3 months.

    I just haven't gotten around to selling many of them yet, I probably have anywhere from 50-70 ties in a box waiting to put up.

     
  9. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone for the congrats!

    It was cool, but even though it was my size (44), it was quite snug for me.

    I don't keep much that I find, but.....

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    Renovation update. Got the new floors sanded and 3 coats of finish applied this weekend. A few more coats to do tonight, in between ebay packages. Should be moving back in on Thursday. Touch up paint and a little trim work remains before I can finally assemble my new closet system...which was the initial start of this project. All of my home improvement projects spiral wildly out of control.
     
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  10. eazye

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    Looks great Wes, I dig the pistachio color. And the shirt...... :fonz:
     
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  11. capnwes

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    $2.99 deep clearance at Kohls, plus we had Kohls cash, so it was actually free. If you've seen my thrifting/ebay area, you would know the graphic is fitting of a fella like me.

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  12. LooknGr8

    LooknGr8 Well-Known Member

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    Wes and other experienced eBayers: Found this torso-stand combo for $80, am thinking about going in for one. Does it look serviceable to you? Is there anything in the page that says to you it sucks/would break?

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  13. capnwes

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    I'm only slightly nervous about the wooden legs. I have a coat stand with that style "tripod" that I have had to repair twice. Of course it carries a bit more weight. Otherwise looks like a decent set up.
     
  14. csoukoulis

    csoukoulis Well-Known Member

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    haven't paid much attention i guess.
     
  15. csoukoulis

    csoukoulis Well-Known Member

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    I have that exact ETRO shirt listed on ebay in a 42 right now.
     
  16. TheBurnOut

    TheBurnOut Well-Known Member

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    A few pick ups from the weekend. The local thrifts seem dryer than rice in the desert.

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    Another Loro Piana OCBD 18x37-

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    Story of my life: nothing fits, all available.
     
  17. csoukoulis

    csoukoulis Well-Known Member

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    seconded.....
     
  18. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    Thrift fit Monday. At the Post Office mailing weekend EBay sales...

    Patagonia, Allen Edmonds, Brooks Brothers, Allen Edmonds

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  19. ChetB

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    Thrift fit:

    Brooks Brothers tweed
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    Corneliani silk knit (TJ Maxx)
    Oxxford trousers
    Pantherella (eBay)
    Allen Edmonds Sanford
     
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  20. CarlG

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    Quote: It looks a little skinny to me. Here is another one that is cheaper.
     
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