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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. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Mega props to you for a smooth as a babys ass trade and super happy on this end too :slayer:



    Someone mark this down for thrift of the year nominations.


    great word, not used often enough, and may be a first in this thread.
     
  2. Fueco

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    One stop, two interesting pickups. Bruno Magli cap toes (used a few time at most), and on the vintage Aloha Shirt theme, a Hookano shirt (1960s?) in minty condition. XXXL!! Perfect for the Bay.

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  3. pnutpug

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    I was thinking the same thing. FWIW, it would have been entirely legal for him to empty the pockets and leave without buying the jacket. When a similar issue (but not this cool) came up awhile back on the thread, I asked my lawyer about it and it's the same as finding the ring, links, etc. on a sidewalk. So long as something is in a place accessible to the public, and a jacket pocket in a thrift store qualifies, it's fair game. Nonetheless, a cool story and some cool coins.
     
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    More pics! :lurk:
     
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  5. DanM

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    I was that earlier issue and got quite a bit of flack for it.

    VINDICATED.
     
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    Regarding provenance... Are we supposed to list thrift shop finds as such? If not, we're all bending the truth.
     
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  8. Brianpore

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    Bragging from my personal collection (a few might be reposts, but dont remember, sorry in advance, majority are not) but all were thrifted or e-thrifted by me. All available for trade of like quality ties (3.5" or under) only....

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  9. GMMcL

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    Yeah, its the dishonesty that gets me too with WNS. Capitalism I'm OK with. Fraud, not so much.
    From the first item I sold, I have done my best to be disclose every defect I've found, and have tried not to commit to provenance without some reasonable quantum of supporting evidence, and where there is ambiguity, I note the ambiguity. If anyone ever sees one of my auctions and notices something I missed or attributed, please let me know. Not trying to be a hero here. I genuinely care about getting it right. WWCD (What Would Cap'n Do)
    Like this? [​IMG] Personally, I think the robo pose sucks. But that's just me. Plus, it was the least in focus of them all.
    Just be careful. reuniting orphans is a VERY time consuming passtime. If you're not careful, a quick 30 minute stop can turn into a 3 hour saga to find the missing trou to that 35 year old Oxxford with the boxy cut and the low gorge. Is it a noble beast that deserves salvation? Yes. Is it worth 3 hours of your time? Well, only you can answer that question.
    Some excellent stuff. I think the polka dot Canali is my fave. A long time ago, I did a "thrifted up shirt/tie porn" post, a la the "folded up shirt p0rn" and "rolled up tie p0rn" threads elsewhere. Maybe I'm overdue, since my collection has turned over so much. My goal was 2 stores, but I only hit 1. Just a measly Burberry blazer. BUT it is dual vented double breasted with chrome logo buttons, so not dissimilar to the Huntsman I posted a fit of a while back. Haven't measured, but I eyeball it in the 42-44 range, so if anyone's interested, get @ me.
     
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  10. Raist

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    Are Johnston and Murphy any good? They're all over in the thrift shops here and I've always left them because I figured if they were that plentiful there must not be much of a market. If they are good, how good are they for flipping if not in my size?
     
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    Went thrifting with evil_abed




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  12. Brianpore

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    If they are "all over" dosnt that give you a clue......you prob want to look for the stuff that is a little harder to find, just a thought. Second, do you have google or better yet a membership to ebay completed listings? I could help you out as I have google AND a special gold membership to ebay completed listings, but am busy listing things I actually spent time researching before buying, sorry.

    Honestly 100% not trying to be a dick (hopefully the word dick dosnt start a 500 post tangent), but you make it very hard (see what I did there??)

    I'm no expert, but a tad tight in the chest and either long in suit sleeves or short in shirt sleeves, I dont see any cuff sticking out. Pants look good though, IMO
     
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  13. ChetB

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    The old Aristocraft line is decent stuff (Allen Edmonds–level) if you find it in good condition. I picked up a pair of J&M Aristocraft burgundy short wings in my size last week and like them a lot. Don't bother with them for flipping, unless it's new old stock or something.
     
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  14. Raist

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    The "all over" is exactly the clue that has made me NOT BUY ANY, thus my saying I've ALWAYS LEFT THEM. I do have google and didn't find anything that would lead me to believe they were worth going back to the store to buy. But when I see a member who is talking about picking some up I figure maybe there's something that I'm missing. I didn't know ebay had a special membership for completed listings so I did actually get something I can use out of your post. Thank you. I can understand the frustration with a noob who asks a question without trying to do the research first so I didn't think you were trying to be a dick until you said you could help me but wouldn't. That was kind of a dick thing to say. That being said, I respect your experience and I have thick skin so no offense was taken. And yes, I did see what you did there. You made an elementary play on words. Bravo.
     
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  15. AndroFan

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    It doesn't. He was just being a dick.

     
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  17. Raist

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    Correction. Nothing useful was gained.[​IMG]
     
  18. ChetB

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    Yeah, it's not the most exciting pose—but it does better allow us to admire the awesome fit/make annoyingly nitpicky comments about the fit. With arms raised and hands in pockets, it's hard to get a good sense of how the garment fits.
     
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  19. Raist

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    Thanks. I appreciate the advice. I may look a little closer next time, if they're in my size.
     
  20. GMMcL

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    Exactly.

    Edit: What I mean is: I've got my own on the fit. I don't buy stuff bespoke or even MTM. And I'm not prepared to pay $20 to have a sleeve taken up 0.5" -- especially since nobody other than the people on this website are ever going to notice. On here, I'm more focused on mastering color block and pattern/texture exploration.
     
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