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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. silverwarebandit

    silverwarebandit Well-Known Member

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    Not too much today

    Some versace headed to Spoo
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    An EZ 1/4 lined, unpadded, patch pocketed, dual vented, 3/2 rolled, washed cotton jacket. In my size :D. I've been trying to thrift a jacket like this for over a year. :slayer:

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  2. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Hans that looks like real croc for sure
     
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  3. HansderHund

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    Thanks, that was my thought as well.
     
  4. dexconstruct

    dexconstruct Well-Known Member

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    Carrot and Gibbs grosgrain bowtie.

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    Awesome Zegna linen shacket for summertime.

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    Bonkers PRL suede pants w/ button fly, cargo pants, button strap in cuffs. Heavy.

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  5. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Well-Known Member

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    Daaaaaaaaannnnng!
     
  6. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Well-Known Member

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    duplicate.
     
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  7. eazye

    eazye Well-Known Member

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    @Nat re: that tent, It's an A-Frame with just 2 poles. I'm taking it to up north Wisconsin this coming weekend to test it out before it comes out west with us. I'll snap some photos. :slayer:
     
  8. IRKSM

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    huh I wouldn't think their suits would be nice given that it is very hard to find a tailor that does both suits and shirt equally well (also the ls button down popovers ascot chang made for the armory give me a boner)
    anyway I took a little bit better pictures of my black tie rig, hopefully more than one person will respond this time... [​IMG]


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    I am getting slightly better at tying bow-ties...
    also I really freaking love this shirt, spread collar french cuff covered placket is super versatile I would be happy only owning this and a light blue button down collar shirt



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    no fucking clue about this brand but I love the 60s looking geometric patterns in the lining
    the roped and slightly extended shoulders really add some weight to my silhouette (not everything can be soft shouldered and Italian right?)
    also I love the lower button stance that buttons right at my belly button
    some of you might like dual vents on a tux but I am glad this is ventless
    overall the only things I would change about this jacket would be to give it red Dracula esque lining, turnback cuffs and slightly wider lapels, but I honestly don't think anyone at my senior ball would notice these details anyways...
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    I swapped out to fabric covered buttons I sourced on the bay
    this is also probably the most accurate photo of the actual color of the suit...



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    wtf is this weave called?
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    these shoes don't polish any brighter and it is annoying :( also I like the subtle brougeing it elevate the shoe above a normal boring old plain-toe (note to myself I need some real socks that are not from uniqlo)
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    I thought you anal retentive clothing nerds would appreciate how well I matched my metals and leathers in my accessories
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    now that the photos have finally loaded i am going out into the field to find some kiton :)
     
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  9. CesarC

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    Damn, everybody is killing it! Ian, be sure to post in the Thrift Thread Fits: Formal Wear thread, the outfit looks solid. suited, I've had to deal with snakes many times, but only once with a poisonous one (cottonmouth) -- it's all about keeping a cool head and staying calm and collected. Looks like you took care of it, but it looks pretty gross.


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    Ok, this one isn't a thrift purchase, but was at 50% sidewalk sale and I know some of you are into woodworking. Have been looking for a cufflink box for a while, and the purple heart won me over even though I feel guilty buying it.
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    Look at that craftmanship!
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    Hickey Freeman tie (one was just posted like this, in monochrome, also from Marshalls)
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    Academic institution ties
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    Ann Taylor silk blouses for the GF
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    wooden massager for the plantar fascia (Fueco knows what I'm talking about)
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    3x silk Trafalgar, 1 cloth made in W. Germany
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    2 cloth Trafalgar, 1 cloth Liberty of London
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    I later realized the adjustor clasp is missing, but this can easily be swapped from another. The Liberty of London one is wearing out, so maybe could swap from that one or one of the uglier ones below.

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    Faconnable made in Italy, size M
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    Anybody into hunting & fishing? I have 3 things for you... (all from different places, btw)

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    Woolrich chamois, size L (measures a little smaller)
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    Thrift Fit

    Wore this to a daytime reception with lots of big-wigs who've met me before, but I knew everyone else was going to be above my pay-grade but without any real authority over me, so F it.
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    Details:
    jacket: no-name 1970's washable seersucker, from capnwes
    shirt: Lord & Taylor, going out of business sale
    PS: made in Italy silk, from GMMcL
    belt: Coach, from Fueco
    pants: BB, from tubs
    socks: Pantherella green merino, Marshalls
    shoes: 1970's J&M Aristocraft lizard-skin, eBay
     
  10. Garasaki

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    Of course, like everyone else, I have my eye on what Spoo is collecting....

    For a 6'2", 40L kinda guy, you gotta couple there that caught my eye even more than usual!
     
  11. Pupatl

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    Hi - just wanted to thank everyone for all of the fantastic information in this thread, which I have been reading now for 3 weeks (I'm through early December). I have found a number of items that I would not have known to pick up over those last weeks and have become very much interested in thrifting as a hobby; as soon as most of my good finds are back from the tailor I will post pictures. I seem to have had more luck with trousers that require hemming *shrug*. For the time being I'm just buying items in my size, so that has also kept a lid on the purchases. At least for now. Look for a more graphic/picture-filled post soon (though the pictures will not be as professional as many of you guys!)
     
  12. SpooPoker

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    Ian - you are a string bean man. lol. Looks good from the ankles up. Blue socks are a serious no and the shoes are far too casual for the tux. Otherwise very nice.

    Cesar - thats some volume in that fit man. :)

    Whats the story with all the suspenders from Germany? I find them too all the time. Lederhosen?


    Thats my size...but im kind of..um.. broke this week. :)


    Welcome to the thread and looking forward!
     
  13. IRKSM

    IRKSM Well-Known Member

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    Hey I am finally within the "normal" weight range for my height for the first time in my life so be nice
    I am stealing a pair of actual socks that are black from my dad for ball the blue socks were just what I was wearing that day. I literally have no other options for formalish shoes besides a pair of black shell Alden tassels and black Alden captoe brogues both of which are even more casual. I don't really want to buy tuxedo slippers or patent leather oxfords that I would only wear a couple times I found a couple pairs under 50 I kept talking myself out of pulling the trigger :(
     
  14. 46n2

    46n2 Well-Known Member

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    Forgive me for being late, but I wanted to congratulate Mr Spoo on his spectacular thrift and amazing story ! [​IMG]

    My thrifting bux pay for my son's daycare. Small steps....

    Congrats again Spoo. And be careful! Very fast car as I'm sure you know now.
     
  15. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Cant you get a pair of AE Park Aves and polish the shit out of them in the meantime as a stopgap?


    Thanks buddy! And yes, its wicked fast.
     
  16. IRKSM

    IRKSM Well-Known Member

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    My thrifting bux pay for my Mexican food addiction, golf, furniture, clothes furniture and vintage advertising I don't need, and tuition
    Also take a gander at this thing I just bought on ebay
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    Also I just thrifted an almost full set of cobra golf clubs with extra long shafts and the original bag they had only a little bit of use and are less than 5 years old I have been looking for a set for forever thank god of thrift stores carrying things other than clothes especially sets of golf clubs for 29.99
    I will post pics when I get home I am busy playing halo right now at a friends house
     
  17. dexconstruct

    dexconstruct Well-Known Member

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    God damnit I miss high school.
     
  18. IRKSM

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    In my opinion it is more of a sin to wear captoes with a tux than non shiny plaintoes but I do have a pair of Bostonian captoes that are corrected grain but polish to a mirror shine if you think those are a better option?
     
  19. ChetB

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    Found these Brooks Brothers opera pumps in my size...but check out that scrape. Are they beyond help?

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    At $20, I could live with the flaw being noticeable, as long as they turned out somewhat decent after a little TLC. Just wasn't sure what could be done with the patent leather, so I passed on them.
     
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  20. tweedydon

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    CONGRATULATIONS SPOO!!!!!
     
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