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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. IrateCustomer

    IrateCustomer Well-Known Member

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    Not really a thrift price, but I'm really stoked about this eBay pickup. I can't believe I got it for so little:

    Petronius Tie

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  2. CesarC

    CesarC Well-Known Member

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    So very cool! PM sent! I'm sure Brianpore will be sad this didn't pop up sooner, but now he has ISAIA, so, [​IMG]
    Man, that is cool. As Barrel said, would look great on Easter. Almost makes me wish some of the Hermes, Ferragamo, etc. were stained to justify doing this to them. Some of the most ridiculous neckties make awesome bowties!
    Haha, I hope not.
    Oh, and I want to jump on the bandwagon and give a big shout-out to size 38R for one of my best trades ever, involving multiple suits and accessories. Haven't even shipped yet, but excited! Thanks also to Tubs for being an incredible guy.
     
  3. tonylumpkin

    tonylumpkin Well-Known Member

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    Let me know how that goes. I need to reproof mine.

    BTW, you got those shell Cambridges from me.

    Edit: The second part was meant for Eazye, but the quote didn't show up.
     
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  4. sparrow

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    good idea, Ill see if they still have it and do a 2nd look on it.
     
  5. eazye

    eazye Well-Known Member

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    Ahhhh, that's right. I've had so many trades with everybody here that it's hard to keep track of what I got from whom. :fistbump:
     
  6. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    BLUE FLANNEL!!!![​IMG] If it fits you, it's all yours, if not....I had already sent a PM sent about 15 seconds after he posted it [​IMG]
     
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  7. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Ahh, Ok, I was lost there for a minute. I know I e-flipped some back in December, but didn't remember them being from you.
     
  8. grendel

    grendel Well-Known Member

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    It's really easy. Get a tin from J Crew for $12. Use a hair dryer after you slather it on to re-heat it and get it to soak in.

    I don't think that coat has ever been waxed, though.
     
  9. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    It sure smells a lot like mink oil and feels waxy. However, the pics of the new ones are the same light green color.
     
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  10. grendel

    grendel Well-Known Member

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    Jeez. I bring in a piece of sartorial history, made for one of the Hickey's of Hickey Freeman who was the PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY at the time with ridiculous hand-work AND a Helmut Lang blazer and NOTHING. It's like I don't even know you people anymore.
     
  11. grendel

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    Hmm... Weird. Mine is much darker and was very shiny when I first re-waxed it.
     
  12. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    So, I assume they are sold pre-waxed...right? It has all the directions for re-proofing.

    Here is what this model apparently looks like in new condition from various sites.
    http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/product.php?productid=19352
     
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  13. grendel

    grendel Well-Known Member

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    They are sold pre-waxed, yes, unless they're a factory 2nd. I didn't realize they came in light green, so that's probably the confusion.
     
  14. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    Or you can thrift a jacket for a few bucks, take the buttons off, then donate it back.
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  15. ATLjon

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    That HF is pretty amazing. I didn't even see this, but I know a lot of stuff gets missed in this thread.

    Shall we revive the debate about thrifting spinoffs? The want/trade and Ebay seem to have been successful enough, but those, coupled with the vintage thread, may be all we need.
     
  16. eazye

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    Yea, I posted a mint HF Flight Coat a couple days ago, not so much as a thumbs up. :hide:
     
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    grendel Well-Known Member

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    Must have been when I didn't have time to keep up. Those flight coats are awesome. Wasn't my size, was it?
     
  18. FillW

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    Yeah, I saw one of these in a local Goodwill a couple of months ago and like a dummy I didn't buy it. It was too small for me so I put it back. (Could've made some money off that sucker)

    I have a more cheaply made one and I'm taking it to my tailor to see if she can fix the shoulders on it for me. It'll be a casual knock-around jacket to go clubbing.
     
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    Ok, haven't been out much lately because I've been so busy, but here is a couple things I picked up recently.
    LL Bean Norwegion, I've been looking for one of these for awhile, but this one is too big.
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    Second one of these I've found. This one is so minty fresh, it could have came the factory yesterday, the leather still smells new. The last one I found did really well on the bay.
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    Hand rolled Japanese silk scarf for my wife.
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    Popped two cherries today, Huntsman red paisley tie,
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    and my first Barba.
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    And a thrift fit for good measure,
    Vintage Marshall Fields floppy fur felt hat
    BB fair isle shawl collar sweater, 50% at Nordstrom's after Christmas sale
    Barbour Linnesdale
    Levis cords, not thrifted
    Oak Street Bootmakers moc boots
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    And here's a photo of my great grandfather in a hat and tie for a day of fishing. I'm willing to bet he also had a jacket on at some point.
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  20. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    I remembered I [​IMG]the HL!
     
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