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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. almosthandsome

    almosthandsome Well-Known Member

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    Ian, you ass. I got some good looks in the doctor's office waiting room earlier when I busted up after reading that.
     
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  2. IRKSM

    IRKSM Well-Known Member

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    FINALLY!!!
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Banana-Repu...bLeJBkEyrSySo9LuD3i1M%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
    I BEEN COPPIN GRAILS LEFT AND RIGHT AIN'T NOBODY ON MY LEVEL
    I have been looking for johdpurs for a solid 2 years and ever since james jean (the style blogger not the artists) told me his are from the short lived banana republic monogram line I have had a couple saved searches trying to find some. finally I found some plus I talked the seller down from 85 to 60 and they appear to be unworn [​IMG]
    now I only have 4 more things to cop before my wardrobe is more or else perfect/complete/endlessly versatile.
    navy 3.25 extra length unlined navy grenadine
    white common projects achilles (the ones I bought for a steal were grey [​IMG])
    black cafe racer leather jacket
    flax/silk herringbone summer weight "tweed style" blazer
     
  3. IRKSM

    IRKSM Well-Known Member

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    this thread sometimes needs a dash of swd wiwt #realtalk and the occasional public flaming
     
  4. pnutpug

    pnutpug Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
     
  5. silverwarebandit

    silverwarebandit Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty hit or miss and seems to depend on some deep love of Ralph Lauren I don't have.

    http://www.rlvintage.com/shop#

    I forget what they were charging on these but they sold out.
     
  6. Digmenow

    Digmenow Well-Known Member

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    I figure after a couple of years of thrifting, I've built up a certain level of immunity!

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  7. ChetB

    ChetB Well-Known Member

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    ^^ Holy crap, that's terrible Dig. NSFL.
     
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  8. eazye

    eazye Well-Known Member

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    Discount store brag. :slayer: :devil:
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  9. Friskydingo

    Friskydingo Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to go throw up now....
     
  10. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Well-Known Member

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    Great collection of thrifted stuff! I really like everything, except perhaps the pants are too close in tone to the jacket. I'm not sure exactly, but they don't quite look right. But great color and texture combos with the shirt/jacket/PS/tie!
     
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  11. Greg613

    Greg613 Well-Known Member

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    Let me make sure I have this right based on the responses to my post.

    Step 1. Get really good at golf.

    Step 2. Dress like a Capn bad ass.

    Step 3. Go to a cosplay convention and look for the golfer groupies.


    Alternatively, disregard all of the above as long as you intend on having fun while playing a game.

    Either way...

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  12. MZhammer

    MZhammer Well-Known Member

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    Any 46L in need of a charcoal staple? Just ran across a recent Hickey Freeman, exclusive Loro Piana 150s....
     
  13. IRKSM

    IRKSM Well-Known Member

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    my father depending on measurements :)
     
  14. ShoutOutsFoMyBo

    ShoutOutsFoMyBo Well-Known Member

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    Picked up: sick brown suede 12d Alden Chukka boots, available

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    Passed up: some Oxxford suits that were a little pricey for the 90s looking fabric they were made of
     
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  15. sn0wman

    sn0wman Well-Known Member

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    Picked up three coats today:

    My first Battistoni (from Barneys) - EU 56 - working cuffs, dual vent. Sleeves may be just a little long for me, but not sure how much they can be shortened..


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    Also picked up the oldest Canali tag I've ever seen.. May have overpaid at $4, but it was my size...


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    And finally, not really my style, but people seem to dig Orvis and they seem to dig Harris Tweed.. Maybe they'll dig them together.. like peanut butter and chocolate? Seems to be about a 42R.


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  16. DeadBoy

    DeadBoy Well-Known Member

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    Nice fit, pants look like they might be a bit snug in the crotchal region though. And I like it better without the square.

    Also very nice, especially digging the tie! You know what I'm going to say about the square. Is there a different fold you could try maybe?

    Very nice. I've been on the hunt for one of those for some time.

    One of these days I'll get out of work before 9 and will actually be able to go to a thrift. One day...
     
  17. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Well-Known Member

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    I don't often check the ties but when I do I find a cotton Paul Stewart. And I threw in a Lacoste polo (which I think is actually NWOT) for myself, all for spring/summer.

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    I also picked up some NWT BR cotton pants for ebay.

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    It's only been the last year that I have introduced pleated pants into my wardrobe - single pleats, generally reversed, but not always. The next rubicon to cross for me is double breasted. I picked up a project jacket for myself. The only tag it has says it was made in Guatemala! It's a lightweight gabardine in what could probably be some sort of blend. It fits me perfectly and has patch pockets and peak lapels. It's missing some buttons so I need to work on those and get the sleeves lengthened. But it's something I'm looking forward to playing with. Fit pics later this spring. If this works out I'll probably invest in something quality.

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  18. sn0wman

    sn0wman Well-Known Member

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    Good for you! I've always loved double breasted suits.. Probably a throwback to some old Sinatra movies, but I'm glad to see more of them out and about nowadays.
     
  19. los_face

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    It's all good...pretty hilarious that this was an issue in the first place. And it's not like I am going to go and donate my chino blazer because somebody on the internet thought it didn't fit me in a pic i posted.

    For the record, the jacket does in fact fit in real life, shoulders are good and the lapels lay flat against my chest. I do see the pulling happening in the pic and attribute that to the 9 pounds of "insulation" i am carrying for the Canadian winter. Will definitely be losing that over the next few months as i get ready for beach season and tuff mudder in a month.

    On to more exciting news...

    Found a label that I've never seen before
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    A bit loose around the waist and 32" inseam so available (midnight navy)
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    Was walking past the women's blazers when this caught my eye...
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    Label was right...
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    details were on point...turned out to be a random present for my mom
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    The BR I'm looking for...
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    On a pretty awesome vest
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  20. dexconstruct

    dexconstruct Well-Known Member

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    That vest is sweet.

    I kopped this tie from Marshall's, not too sure about the maker (Edward Armah) but the tie is awesome. Pink check houndstooth wool, self-tipped, unlined (or lightly lined), slip-stitch, looks to be hand-rolled.


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