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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. Friskydingo

    Friskydingo Well-Known Member

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    Mind you, he had to sift through TONS of poorly listed Zegnas before he found this one. He found a Napoli couture XXX one as well for $10, that he kept for himself. He sold the Quindici for $127.
     
  2. MartiniGirl

    MartiniGirl Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like he's got a good eye for ties. Zegna Couture ties are quite easy to e-thrift. Most people just look and see the Ermenegildo Zegna and think it's a regular Zegna. If it's not labeled with "Napoli Couture", then they have no idea. It's great! $127?! That's almost half of retail! Props to him! [​IMG]
     
  3. Fueco

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    Down day today...

    Uniqlo puffer down hoodie. W's small -available
    Eddie Bauer vintage down jacket. Anyone know how to date these things?

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  4. LooknGr8

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    In your thrift store 10 minutes ago
    PS to all u western mass people like Concealed et al....nice job picking clean NoHo GW and Hadley SA (leaving me only the corneliani beautiful blue jacket...that upon closer inspection had the scuff-rip in the front, ugh!!!!)

    I did find a nice T&A blue repp stripe tie...but I gotta asusme they put it out 5min before I came in. ...that I will wear tomorrow but damn! Was expecting at least something!


    Thrift Thread wisdom for the ages. Amen
     
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  5. Raist

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    Iv'e owned a Sportster, V-Star 1100 (my avatar) and two Harley touring bikes. I currently have a Touring bike because I like to ride 300-500 miles in a day then get up and do it again the next day. What I've learned is if the bike fits the way a person likes to ride then it doesn't matter if it's a cruiser, touring or sport bike. The important thing is to enjoy the ride and keep it shiny side up. The one caveat I would add is if you want to ride two up then you may need a little more horsepower than a sporty can provide.
     
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    Worse still, these things looked like shredded wheat. Not sure why they were even on the rack. I could almost fit my whole hand through the holes.
     
  7. horse's_ass

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    From what I can gather, you've bought like 10 pairs of jeans over the last couple months, conceivably made from high quality materials and constructed for the purposes of heavy wear. Are any of them broken in? I mean, I've never had more than one or two (max) pairs of high quality denimz in rotation -- their value, to me anyway, are the characteristics that emerge over significant periods of wear.
     
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  8. Ken P

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    I have a friend who lives in that area. I go thrifting there when I visit her. It just dawned on me that you guys are the reason those thrifts are always so dry
     
  9. Orgetorix

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    I like the Sportster, and have zero issues with people thinking it's a girl's bike. In my experience, 80% of people who feel passionately about Harleys are morons, whether they are pro- or anti-Harley. I like the Sportster because the size is right for me and it fits my riding style at the moment - mostly commuting, very few long rides. I do see that it's a bit underpowered and handles poorly compared to other bikes of similar size and setup, so I might try out something different at some point in the future. But I'm not in a hurry. What I've got suits me just fine for now.
     
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    been to each of those places 4 or 5 times as I am in the area, literally never left with a single thing
     
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    Tore the store up looking for the pants. :fu:
     
  12. Evil Abed

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    Currently in store, this just came out
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    Jvc QL f4. Seems to be working well. Has an audio technica needle with the cover intact, leads me to believe the owner may have actually given a shit. Overall Needs to be cleaned up, plexi cover is scratched. Pass at $40?
     
  13. acosbysweater

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    Think long and hard enough about a grail, and it will appear. In your size. For half price.

    Holubar Mountaineering 65/35 parka with uber hood. Very much N/A

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    I've never heard of this brand, but this is very reminiscent of Boglioli K jackets that I've handled. Very thick cotton, unlined, lots of handwork. NWT.

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    And some eBay bux.

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  14. Brianpore

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    [​IMG] I'll find something to send you back

    Does anyone else have a mailman who hates them for all the packages they have to deliver? We have curb side mail but when there is a package he has to drop it at the front door.
     
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  15. pnutpug

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    I started on a 1975 Honda Goldwing, then added a 1984 Interceptor with 1000 cc's--that bike seriously screamed. I had it up to 155 mph once and it had more to give, but I backed off. The road gets really narrow and the slightest breeze makes it feel like you're going to get blown into the ditch. That bike eventually blew up. The original Honda V4 had a design flaw that inhibited oil flow to the top end of the motor. I think that's what it was. Then I replaced the GW with my ST1100, which I still have. I was doing a lot of weeklong or two-week tours, as many as 1,000 miles in a day, which is about as far as you can go in a day. You need a bike with weight and power for doing that sort of thing. I haven't taken a long tour in a couple-three years, but see myself doing that again, so I keep it. It's a fine all-around bike that has as much get-up-and-go as I need. The GW, not so much. It was a slug.

    Why step up? Because, simply, faster is better, more torque is better. It's good to hear folks here talking about starting out with smaller bikes, 600 or so, and working up, which is exactly what you should do. I think most people, or at least a lot of people, get killed on bikes because they're on more bike than they can handle--the guy who gets a full-size Harley as a first bike, and there are a lot of those, is courting disaster. I was very lucky. I had a couple of close calls on my GW that, in retrospect, were entirely my fault.

    Not only is a bigger bike faster (at least, the kind of bikes I favor), they are also more comfortable on any ride lasting more than 30 minutes. My wife--then girlfriend--had a 750cc Shadow ACE for awhile that I liked a lot for zipping around town, so much so that I got an 1100cc Shadow Sabre for myself that was totaled when I got rear-ended at a stoplight. The bike was crushed between the car in front of me and the car that hit me from behind. My wife and I were thrown clear and walked away. It ended up all good. The insurance company paid $1,200 more than I had into the bike, and I used the money to buy an engagement ring. My wife promptly sold her bike. The wreck freaked her out pretty hard.

    I love motorcycles, but riding a motorcycle is a really stupid thing to do. There's just no way around it. Since getting one, I have always paid a bit more to get the maximum amount of life insurance on the company-subsidized policy, even though I have no dependents, because I wanted my friends, and now wife, to benefit if I get killed, and the odds of getting killed go up dramatically if you ride a motorcycle instead of driving a car, no matter how careful you are. I don't think I would do it if I had kids. The only excuse is that it is big, big fun. So is shooting heroin and smoking crack, or so I'm told.

    I don't know if that answers your question or not. Here's a link to the best treatise on motorcycling I have ever read:

    http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html
     
  16. capnwes

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    Mine did, until I started leaving thank you notes and the occasional coffee shop/deli gift certificates in the mailbox. Now she's as friendly as can be. Sometimes they just need to feel the appreciation. They are an important part of our daily lives, especially if you use the parcel pick up service like I do.
     
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    What was that I said about being in mixed company? Gentlemen, I think we can safely resume being ourselves.

    Anywho, Martini, hopefully I can help out with your request once I finally convince my friend who claims to have "dozens" of Louboutin shoes to consign with me.



    NARDelli. That's what she said.
     
  18. socrates

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    I know this is difficult to answer without seeing any pictures, but I will give it a try.

    Went thrifting today and found a bespoke suit. It was three piece suit with peak lapels, two buttons, two vents, brown color with pinstripes. On the label it said saville row, H.K. and some Chinese letters and a telephone number. I did a pinch test in between the button holes, and I felt three fabrics. It is fully canvassed. The fit is also good. No alterations are needed. The price is 18 dollars.

    The suit is in very good condition....accept there is a stain on the outside of the collar. I did some research and found that the most common cause for stains in that area are hair products (sprays, gels etc) The stain felt a little greasy, but when it became wet, it went dark and could not see the stain anymore, until it dried again. It looks more like discoloration than a stain, but if it was discoloration it would not go dark again when wet.

    I have three questions: Does this stain sound familiar? If it does, is it removable?

    Is it worth the gamble to take it to the dry cleaners to see if they can get it out? Is anyone familiar with this Hong Kong tailor? Does this sound like Saville row trained Sam Melwani? Does this sound like a quality suit?

    Lastly, what is your experience with stains on clothes? Do you find that people donate clothes with stains without trying to get them out, (ie they are removable). Or are most of the stains unremovable?

    Like I said, without pictures, I know, difficult to answer. But even answers from experienced thrift shoppers like, "no, I do take such gambles", or "yes, if it is a good quality" is also very helpful. Remember it it not just the price of the suit, but it also the price of dry cleaning. If it is not removable I am out of both. If it does get cleaned, I would have dry cleaned it anyways, so no monetary loss in dry cleaning.
     
  19. Nataku

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    You figured out my plan pretty quick, huh? Haha! :lol: In all seriousness though, I think a pair of slim dark/black jeans or leggings would bring the whole outfit up a lot.
    Wow! Insane finds! :worship:
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    Nice record haul! You lucky dog - I haven't seen 25 cent LPs at a thrift store in ages! They hit $1/LP at the Goodwill chain here several years ago and $2 at Salvation Army. Since then, they're back to 50 cents at Goodwill and .99 at Salvation Army. The local Value Villiage actually individually prices their LPs. Ridiculous!
    I'm no expert on Eddie Bauer but I'd say early 70's for that one based on the label.
    I'd say grab it. Worth $80-$100+ is my estimate. The scuffed/hazed cover is easily fixed with some Novus Plastic Polish if they're not deep. Direct Drive turntables are good money right now, especially if it comes with a cartridge/stylus that isn't shot.
    :wow: :slayer: So jealous, man. In burnt orange to boot! Nice!
     
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  20. MartiniGirl

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    This one keeps getting lost within the crowd. Great E-thrifts! You did good!
     
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