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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. MZhammer

    MZhammer Well-Known Member

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    Nope I got the jacket, pinstripe grey double breasted awesomeness. Found it at a Value Village if that helps. Alongside a few Canali suits so keep your eyes open!
     
  2. ScottW

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    Yes, the kind I ran across last week. The Sulka that's abused/neglected to the point that there's not even enough salvageable material for a bowtie conversion. My first Sulka found in the wild and I had to leave it. So sad.
     
  3. staxringold

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    The first Sulka I ever found was that way too. Found others subsequently, but it does suck.
     
  4. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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  5. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Well-Known Member

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    Yo peeps! I was on vacation for 3 weeks and came back to more than a 1000 posts. Too many to read right now but I'll try to go back to review.

    FYI: This is a bit of a long post so be warned.

    We were down in a small corner of the Pacific Northwest, near Bellingham WA. We go there almost every year and love it. I've posted a few vacation photos at the end of this, just so they don't get in the way of thrift finds.

    First off, a great big THANK YOU to 1oftheCoolKids! He definitely is cool. We weren't going to make it down to his stomping grounds in Seattle so he drove up not once, but twice, to Bellingham, and we hit the thrifts together. His kindness and generosity in the stuff he found (and gave me) and the techniques and advice he shared was extraordinary. 'nuff said!

    It was interesting to see how Value Village and Goodwill are run compared to the ones in my town. We (my family) also hit up a Buffalo Exchange (which we don't have) and picked up some everyday wear.

    So, on to the finds...

    Vintage LL Bean bomber jacket with sheepskin lining. I saw some "vintage" ones online but none with this label. The leather is in mint condition but there are a few holes (maybe moths?) in the cuffs and waist band.

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    PRL Safari shirt with belt.

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    LL Bean chinos. Woolrich herringbone hunting pants

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    Belts. From the top, no name ladies, Coach, Trafalgar, Tony Lama's with scorpion buckle

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    Ties, some to flip, some to keep. From left, vintage BB Makers, Stefano Ricci, Dolce & Gabbana, Kiton, Hermes, Charvet, Charvet, Duchamo, Viyella, Austin Reed

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    Now, finds for for me...

    Two vintage (mid/late-1960s) SCs. Red one is 3-roll-2 with big MOP buttons; Blue herringbone has hacking pockets and a ticket pocket.

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    A few shirts (the first 2, along with the pants) courtesy of 1ofTheCoolKids. Top down, Massimo Dutti (linen), Troglodyte Homunculus, Jack Spade, Jack Spade, Wings & Horns westpoint chinos.

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    Bellingham, WA has some of the best used bookstores I've ever seen. I am on a noir kick so picked a few up, along with some others.

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    Craig Rice was a pseudonym for Georgiana Ann Craig. The Lucky Stiff is from 1945 and reads like The Thin Man - lots of cocktails and snappy dialogue. Great descriptions of clothing, the women's in particular, especially since a key plot point has to do with a woman's outfit. It included this great line:

    He examined his clothes and made up his mind that when he located the man who'd thrown the bomb, he would stick him for the price of a new Finchley suit and a Sulka tie.


    Finally, vacation pictures...

    We drove, roundtrip, almost 2,800 miles. We stayed in a friend's cabin right in the shadow of Mt. Baker, a mostly dormant volcano in the North Cascades chain. The mountain dominates the landscape and can be seen from Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia, and in the northwest corner of the state.

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    We always head up to a look-out, Artist's Point, to see the mountain and it's neighbour, Mt. Shuksan. The lookout has held several world's records for Most Annual Snowfall. These next pictures were taken 7 days ago. The road to the point had only been cleared of snow the week before.

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    Finally, we were only 45 minutes from the coast. We went whale watching one afternoon. We travelled through the San Juan Islands out a bit into the Straight of Juan de Fuca. Just that morning a family of transient orcas (killer whales) had killed a 30 foot mike whale and were feeding on it (the minke whale was submerged). We watched them feed and play for over an hour. The naturalist with us also put a microphone into the water and we heard them calling to each other.

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  6. catside

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    Hey Ceasar, I go out rarely but I found a pair of very nice 9AA Barrie shells. It's been a few years since you missed out on a pair of mine but if you still want them.
     
  7. aglose

    aglose Well-Known Member

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    Two tie finds. Left is Sulka right is Bullock and Jones. Sulka doesn't look symmetrical to me. Anyone else see that? Perhaps another job for the tie crafters?

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  8. FaceOfBoh

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    Aaaannnndddd I forgot to mention that I also hit the Filson outlet in Burlington, WA. I've been led to believe that it's not even listed on their site though you can find it mentioned all over the internet. It's a small store full of pieces that weren't selling (they had a ton of double pleated pants), factory seconds and returns. There were a fair bit of coats and jackets, some bags; these were mostly around 30% off retail. They had returned bags - most were missing one of the brass loops to attach the strap to. And they had returned items, called Vintage. These were in relation to their lifetime guarantee. I picked up one of these for myself, a oiled/wax cotton jacket that I could find absolutely nothing wrong with. It was 30% of retail.

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  9. Cotton Dockers

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    Excellent post, thanks for sharing! That LL Bean coat is badical, great haul.
     
  10. eazye

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    Agreed! I love seeing vacation pics, especially when there is clothing involved. :satisfied:
     
  11. size 38R

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    would you guys like to try a odd vest/ waistcoat fit? more odd items is better.
    in the odd vest thread. having a ton of fun on there!!! as interesting as you can make it, help a thrifter out? [​IMG]



    recent pickups.. went shopping for brian, and had a hard time. but found these..
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    Y's for men shirt- n/a, Y's for men pants- available if brian doesn't want. as they are 28-29's wool trousers, not orphans. L/V bag- yes it is real, and an odd vest, which i am most pleased with.
    also these nice little boots.......
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    they will clean nicely. hand made, size 7.5

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  12. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh man, these will look killer with my skinny jawnzzzzz!!!! [​IMG]
     
  13. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    Not really a thrift find or all that exciting, for that matter, but anyhow:

    The wife dragged me through H&M last night after dinner downtown and as I was browsing through the mens section I found some pocket squares. Most of them were faux-silk polyester junk, but then I spotted this one. 100% linen, made in Italy. Kinda cool for $10 or so.

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  15. SpooPoker

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    In the field. Kop or not? ;)

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  16. dahl5yankees

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    Maybe if there's a discount today =)
     
  17. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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  18. ilikethelights

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    Been mega slow for me here but since the other locals seem to be having some luck maybe it's time... a few things from the last week or two:

    Bullock & Jones cotton cashmere houndstooth shirt (L)
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    Luciano Barbera Blue/Green houndstooth shirt (16.5)
    content tag worn off but incredibly soft
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    Older Brioni wool LS polo shirt (M)
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    vintage Banana Republic stripe long sleeve shirt (large)
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  19. cpmac7

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    $6 seems a little high.
     
  20. TheNeedMachine

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    Was a time not so long ago I would have grabbed these ugly old Armani ties...today, pass.

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