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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. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    And I thought that I had too many pairs of shoes...
     
  2. Garasaki

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    I don't really do good fit pics.

    1) Wanted some nice linen pants. These are a very pleasant summer color to boot.
    2) Very hard to find pants that fit right. I'm 6'2", 33" waist. Skinny legs. Very rarely have I put on a pair of pants that are flattering. I usually look like I'm wearing my grandpa's trousers. Especially in "nicer" clothes. Pleated pants are right out. These are flat front, and with a fit that actually manages to make my lower body look powerful. It's a nice modern look that I'm super happy with.

    I intend on getting MTM pants in the future and will probably use these as the base.
     
  3. LeSacre

    LeSacre Well-Known Member

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    Did you guys catch PTO today? Quite apropos to our closet discussion.
     
  4. Alex Hayes

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    A sweet island print PRL polo. I love this, I'll definitely be wearing it this summer

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    Very loud Ralph Lauren button up T-Shirt size L. I love the colors on this too
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    A nice Paul Stuart. Doesn't fit me but I wish it did, I love the color and pattern. Size 16-32 available

    Hey guys, I'm kind of new here but I have recently become more into good, quality clothing. I enjoy quality construction with everything so I figured I should extend that interest to my clothes! I also happen to enjoy thrifting a ton so I have began searching through the clothes when I visit the stores. I've learned a lot here about what is good and what isn't and how to tell. I've picked up a few things here and there. Being in a fairly small town I don't find a bunch of the really high end stuff like some of you guys but my town does have some money so I find a decent amount of Brooks Brothers, Ralph Lauren and occasionally Burberry and other odds and ends. Anyway, here's a few of my recent finds that I felt were worth sharing. Also, trying to get used to the spoiler thing so hopefully this works. I think I've got it basically figured out
     
  5. ejay1

    ejay1 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that's the Brioni you want. Good pass
     
  6. ejay1

    ejay1 Well-Known Member

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    I would have picked up those Etros over R&G
     
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  7. sparrow

    sparrow Well-Known Member

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    Hi there,
    that PRL print is a sweet find
    have fun with it this summer! its the tiem to wear that thing now
     
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  8. silverwarebandit

    silverwarebandit Well-Known Member

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    Double cinch back day. I grabbed some NWT NSW cinch back selvedge chinos, which I had been eyeing online but $180 for novelty chinos? Come on!

    The other is a pair of Levi's. anyone a Levi's expert? I'm having trouble telling if these are Levi's, red tab, engineered or LVC. I'm guessing engineered or LVC as they're made in the USA/selvedge.

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  9. Shiny

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    Lobbs, nice. Summer sandals may get you thrown out of the cool kids club.
    Add that to the labels thread!
     
  10. Brianpore

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    +1 Don't leave nice Etro shirts, harder to find the RG. Good pass on the BB (unless slim/extra-slim), facconnable is a dime a dozen unless its nice for yourself.
     
  11. GMMcL

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    I thought we were two short: CesarC hasn't checked in.
    That's pretty damn cool. I may need to borrow that for garage storage.
    I so want to HELP you with your problem. I could help more if you ware a 10.5-11D.
    Careful. At least this one is not really EZ, but just EZ fabric. Someone else addressed the Tom James issue. There's a definite range in quality/cut among the lines.
    I, uh, still have no idea. But Hans: Mind BLOWN. That's some nice stuff in there. [hurries off to plan trip to Naples] Edit: On the closet porn idea: Not sure I can keep up with the entries so far but CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
     
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  12. silverwarebandit

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    Figured it out, LVC 1901 501 xx 30x32s :slayer:
     
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  13. Garasaki

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    The Etro shirt actually fit me nicely but was very well worn down, tattered edges on the sleeves and such, I would have been embarassed to wear it.

    First time I had seen a Facconnable - I live in the middle of nowhere *by fashion standards*
     
  14. Ken P

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    Had to make a delivery to Nantucket for work today. Obviously had to stop in the thrift shop. Lots of trad goodness. Unfortunately they knew what they were selling and prices reflected that. So sad to leave this behind but they wanted $55 for it:
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    Had to stop in the toggery shop of course. So sad I'm broke right now, so many nice madras button downs to choose from. [​IMG]
    So much red
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    Madras
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    Very cool island-y Ralph Lauren shop
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    Not really a thrift-fit or CM but might as well throw it in here
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    Hat- engineered garments - sale
    Jacket - engineered garments - b&s
    Shirt - uniqlo
    Pants- J. Crew - outlet
    Shoes - superga - Marshall's
     
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  15. suited

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    Found a BB 3-piece suit and a ferragamo polo. The lady at the register asked if I wanted to see some suits in the back that weren't put out yet, and that's where the BB was. Nothing else worth buying, and I've never found this place to be very good in general (although I find stuff there from time to time), but she said anytime I wanted to see what was in the back to just ask. Too bad I can't get that kind of access to a huge goodwill.
     
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  16. ejay1

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    Looking dashingly debonair there by the harbor playboy
     
  17. ATLjon

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    I found some guy's wardrobe. All are tagged 39 R, but the sportcoat is a little shorter than that (nearly a short size, but not really). Measurements are probably TTS, if a little big in the chest and shoulders.

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    Jacket
    2-btn, center vent, working cuffs.


    P2p: 21 ¼
    Sleeve: 22 3.4
    Shoulder: 18 ¾
    Length: 29 ¼


    Jacket has two pulls, but the suits are in perfect condition.


    Tan suit
    2-btn, center vent, working cuffs. Pleated pants.


    P2p: 21
    Sleeve: 22 ½
    Shoulder: 18 ¾
    Length: 29 ¾


    Waist: 16.5 (+2)
    Inseam: 27 3/4 (+1)
    2 inch cuff



    Pin suit
    2-btn, center vent, working cuffs. Pleated pants.


    p2p: 20 1/2
    sleeve: 22 ¾
    shoulder: 18 ¼
    length: 29 3/4


    Waist: 16.5
    Inseam: 27 ¾ (1)
    2 inch cuff
     
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  18. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    Nice find!


    I like Faconnable shirts for myself, but am quite picky about styles. I do average seeing about 3-5 of their shirts every time I walk into a thrift store. Same with Brooks Brothers. ETRO shirts are amazing if they fit.
     
  19. thriftydood

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    Haven't posted finds in a while because the past two months have mostly been dry (there was one week where I found a bunch of stuff, but that was a flash in the pan). Anyway, here are some recentish shoe finds:

    Recent Bally black medallion captoe monkstraps (made in Switzerland, UK9/US10, available):

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    Alden chocolate-colored suede split-toe bluchers (14AA, available):

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    Edward Green (?) dark brown tassel loafers (UK 8.5B, probably available, fit like a US 8.5-9B/C):

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    Can anyone confirm whether these are Edward Greens? The heels don't match the current EG heels, but the writing inside looks consistent with some older EG, and EG does make shoes on a 184 last. Soles are also closed-channeled (though the stitching is now visible), and the "Made in England" looks consistent with some other EG shoes I've seen. Note that the prior owner fit a leather insole into the shoes, so they fit a little smaller than their size.
     
  20. 1ofTheCoolKids

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    Never leave behind ETRO! Live and learn, run back and grab. You're welcome. [​IMG]
     
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