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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. JHT652

    JHT652 Well-Known Member

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    Couple of bits I found from Turnbull & Asser . . .

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  2. Tweets

    Tweets Well-Known Member

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    Quick Question--Looking at buying a large lot of Vintage shoes (looks to be 60s-early 80's) still NIB, is there anything I should be worried about as far as the leather? Am I going to run into problems with the leather cracking do to age?

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  3. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Always a possibility of dry rot, depending on how and where they were kept all these years. Usually, you will be fine....but there is always a chance.
     
  4. eazye

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    Yup, I found a pair of what looked to be in perfect condition, USA made New Balance from the early 80's. A couple wears in and the sole completely cracked off the upper part of the shoe. :fu:
     
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    Black Aldens, uppers in 7/10 and each sole with a quarter sized hole. What's your price cutoff? These were $12.99 and I left them. If they were brown, I would have taken them...
     
  6. eazye

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    Holes in the soles are usually deal-breakers for me, but people seem to go crazy for Alden's, so you never know.
     
  7. DanM

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    I had the same thing happen with some shell longwings. Middle of the day at work, and the uppers completely ripped right above the sole. No indication (to my untrained eye) that there was a problem prior to wearing.
     
  8. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    My cobbler (shoe guy, not the dessert) charges $35 for a resole and new heels. Depending on the shoe, it is sometimes worth it. I probably would have gone for it if a little TLC could make the uppers look like a 9/10
     
  9. Dolfan954

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    Bar exam done. Hoping for the best. Thrifting and job hunting? YES! Hi, world. I have missed you.
     
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  10. hooker4186

    hooker4186 Well-Known Member

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    What was the model? I have plumbed the depths of Alden fever and in my experience this was probably a good leave if they weren't boots or longwings.
     
  11. silverwarebandit

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    Check the head tube to make sure it hasn't ovalized - everything should be fairly tight but if the headset is loose in there it's ovalized and nothing can fix that.

    Grab the cranks and sort of tug them side to side. If they're a bit loose it might just need some tightening but there's a good chance you'll need to replace the bottom bracket.

    If it has gears run change through the full cassette and back in your largest and smallest front chain rings to make sure the derailleurs are correctly set.
     
  12. LetsGetWeird

    LetsGetWeird Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    Newbie here. Been following for a few months, but not posting as I'm mostly flipping (beer fund, college kid) and I don't want to offend anybody.

    However, working on my displays/pics/layout, and need some help identifying this thread pattern/design. Is there a certain word to describe it? Came on a Su Misura double vented blazer.

    Thanks in advance!

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  13. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Hopsack
     
  14. eazye

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    Hard to tell, multiple colored, flecked, hopsack? edit:Wes beat me to it.
     
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  15. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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  16. JackFlash

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    Was looking at that blazer this morning; really awesome, exactly what I am looking for, and the measurements are perfect except for the super short arms [​IMG]. If you made a mistake measuring the sleeves and they are anywhere near 25 in let me know.
     
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  17. LetsGetWeird

    LetsGetWeird Well-Known Member

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    Yeah really funky arms. I'm the same size and would have kept for myself but sadly...they are actually that short.
     
  18. edwardthefirst

    edwardthefirst Well-Known Member

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    You guys have been killing it lately!
    A few things from yesterday:
    First off, kind of synergy with Cotton Dockers, as I also found a Norfolk Coat. Mine isn't G&H (I so wish), but still:
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    Sorry for crappy pics. Heavy tweed, fleece lined, glory. Fits like a glove. Speaking of gloves, I need to get some brown leather ones to wear with this bad boy. Any suggestions as to where I should get them?
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    Next up, two ties: NWT Charles Tyrwhitt (flipping), and an Ike Behar thick navy blue and silver seven-fold for me or to trade if anyone really likes it. I have more pics of it.
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    A pocket square.
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    Brooks Brothers vintage plaid blazer, 100% Camel hair and soft as butter! Fits me pretty well, so probably N/A. 40R, 3-roll-2.
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    Cool french cuff with cutaway collar for me.
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    And lastly, a rare beast: Prada blazer. Not impressed with the quality AT ALL, but I am happy with the brand name. Flipping right now, I'm curious to see how it will sell just because it's Prada. 48% Cotton, 52% Rayon. Ick. Still a cool find (my first Prada).
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    Keep up the good work gents!
     
  19. ATLjon

    ATLjon Well-Known Member

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    Nothing crazy, but here's today:

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    And I picked this up last week:

    Paul Smith London suit, 42 L.

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  20. Snoogz

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    TL that paul smith patch pocket SC is a single button closer?
    If so, thats awesome.
     
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