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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. bboowwyy

    bboowwyy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! Almost exactly the same as the one i picked up a month or so ago :nodding:
     
  2. JackFlash

    JackFlash Well-Known Member

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    Awesome; thanks so much for the info!
     
  3. dz-015

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    I wanted to express my appreciation to everyone here sharing their awesome finds. I started reading this thread a few weeks ago, and was eager to start thrifting myself. If I find even a tenth of what you guys find, I'd be happy.

    So after my first couple weeks of thrifting, considering the law of averages, I have to say that most of you here must be visiting the thrift stores a LOT. And if you're making a living at this, more power to you! I truly admire your dedication.

    I might go a couple days a week during a lunch break or a weekend, so I'm buying just for myself. The Cleveland area is not the most fashionable place in the world, but I've learned to spot the good stuff. I make sure the fit is good, and since I don't have a mannequin, I model the shirts myself. My goal is to build a good quality CM wardrobe from scratch. Without further ado:

    Vintage Florsheim Imperial Gunboat Longwings - $4.00
    It's nice to find something exactly in your size - 9D

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    Brooks Brothers Blue Stripe Shirt - $4.35
    Nice staple pattern - I'll be using this as my necktie shirt for modeling. Alteration: waist taken in.

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    Hart Schaffner Marx Shirt - $5.50
    A bit wrinkled, hadn't ironed it yet. I like the pink windowpane check pattern. Alteration: waist taken in.

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    Corneliani Shirt - $6.00
    Fractional neck size 15 3/4 but fits my 16 inch neck. Alteration: waist taken in.

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    Orvis Shirt - $4.35
    The nicest, softest cotton of the bunch, but shoulders are too big (see how they droop over my shoulders, but not horribly). Hadn't noticed it before buying. Alteration: waist taken in.

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    Brooks Brothers Makers Red Floral Necktie - $1.00
    A bit wide, but very nice eye-popping red tie that will go with a lot of shirts.

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    Vineyard Vines Custom Collection Vanguard Necktie - $1.99
    Nice sailing theme.

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  4. txwoodworker

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    Touche pussycat.
    Sorry, just thought it was funny, my first ever Kiton, and I go to brag... it's like someone beat me to it!
    Too damn funny, I almost made a joke in my post about how you would chime in with... "Hey, I'm here on the loading dock and there's thirty pallets of new Kiton suits, $7 each...pallet" No joke, I should've done it.
     
  5. PointDexter2014

    PointDexter2014 Well-Known Member

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    Recent thrift finds.

    Motorized shoe buffer set
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    Canali

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    BB Taupe Pleated
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    Ballin Trousers 36w
    Incotex 36w
    2 Pair of British Style Orphans
    Several Others

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    No Name Blutchers Sz 10


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    florsheim kiltie loafer size 10
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    Missing Florsheim Black Oxxford size 10

    Foot Joy Sz 10
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    No Name Ankle Boots Sz 10
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    Bally kiltie loafer Sz 10.5 Narrow
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    Allen Loafer Sz 12
    Project Shoe - Barnishing and Antiquing shoe. Will post photos of the shoes I have worked after final polishing
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    bostonian evanston kiltie tassel loafer
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    Peal & Co for BB Spectors (Purchased from another forum member)

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    A pair of
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    Suits
    MTM My Size
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    Boss by Hugo Boss Single Button Closure
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    H. Freeman & Son Linen
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    Shirts
    Billy Reid

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    TM Lewin FC
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    Custom Made in Japan FC
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    J. Hilborn Custom
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    Brooks Brothers Thin Stripe FC (Not shown separate. Photos later)

    BB Black Fleece Button Under Collar Tuexdo Style
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    Levis Vintage Plaid
    Theory Plaid
    BR Gingham

    Ties
    Andrews
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    BR Made Itay
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    Ike Behar New
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    Zegna x 2
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    Spainish Brand (NWT TJ Max Clearance)

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    Earlier Finds

    Fendi
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    James Arnold for Rolls Royce

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    Made in England
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    TJ Max
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    More to come later
     
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  6. SchoolyardBully

    SchoolyardBully Well-Known Member

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    got this travel garment bag today. How old is this thing!?
     
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  7. Nataku

    Nataku Well-Known Member

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    +1. These OD green M65s are a good pickup if in good shape and the earlier the better. The early ones (66-69) sell for a good chunk of change if they're minty. Sold one dated 1968 (Medium- Reg, a common size). for $150 a year or so ago.


    I saw this while running my daily Duxbak search on eBay a few days ago (been searching for a duck hunter camo pocket t-shirt for 4 years now - I know one is out there!) and knew that one would bring a pretty penny!

    Any deets/pics on your pickup? duck canvas or wool? Very early hunting jackets were usually made from canvas and were olive green in color. The company was based out of Utica, NY. The company started up in the early 1900's making hats and jackets. The company was at first called Utica-Duxbak Corporation, as their canvas "repelled water like a duck's back". The company went under in the early 90's. I sold a few of my catalogs to a gentleman in NY who told me he had interest in buying and reviving the Duxbak name and making it into a heritage label and he was buying the catalogs to have some sort of visual representation of the company's offerings over the years. I really hope it's coming along ok. I told him if he did get it going again, I'd be the first buyer if he made a run of the t-shirt I wanted!

    A jacket that early is extremely rare and worth quite a bit. I have some Duxbak catalogs around somewhere, but I think the oldest I have is from the early 50's.
     
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  8. TheWGP

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    Yeah, that's why I picked 'em up... doesn't hurt that they were 1.99... ;)

    I'm a LOT more picky in what I pick up nowadays, which is part of it.
     
  9. AHS

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    Harrods Black Leather Jacket.

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    I usually never pick up leather jackets, but this one seemed really nice. Photo is crap, but leather is soft and beautiful.

    German language tags. Size 52 European.

    AHS
     
  10. edwardthefirst

    edwardthefirst Well-Known Member

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    Do you guys have any experience with "City of London" ties? Made in the USA? Should I be kopping?
     
  11. acosbysweater

    acosbysweater Well-Known Member

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    Killer find!

    I haven't been thrifting much, but my most recent snag is a MINT corduroy Borrelli suit.
     
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  12. staxringold

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    I believe the general wisdom is they fall in the "Ok for yourself, probably not for flipping" category. I see them occasionally, have never grabbed one.
     
  13. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Well-Known Member

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    I've seen their shirts too. Nothing special but, again, for yourself, almost anything goes if it fits and you like it.
     
  14. jamiebryant

    jamiebryant Well-Known Member

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    Its been awhile...
    Been lurking and Im glad to see you guys still bringin good shit to the table.
    I was about to post over 30 pics of highlight pics but it was taking forever, so now im posting highlights of the highlights...
    None available...Not Discount Dept. store prices...Not Thrift Prices...Church Sale Prices.

    Thom Browne
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    Visvim
    Oxford Cloth Weld Shirt

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    PRPS Noir...

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    Gitman Vintage
    Oxford Star Shirt

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    Engineered Garments
    Flannel Utility Shirt
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    Levis LVC Jacket

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    Allsaints Spitafields
    Millerain Shirt...
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    Gitman Vintage
    Dragonfly Shirt
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    Allsaints Spitafields
    Shinto Shirt w/ Shuttle Notes Japanese Fabric

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    Band of Outsiders
    Black Oxford Shirt

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    Brooks Brothers Black Fleece
    Grey Oxford

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    Alden x Unionmade
    Saddle Shoes

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    Duckie Brown x Florsheim
    Saddle Shoes...

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    Might do a part 2, in a couple of days. still got a ton of shit sitting around...
    Stay tuned
     
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  15. edwardthefirst

    edwardthefirst Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks for the quick response on the City of London ties, gents! Also, ^^ great haul.
     
  16. IRKSM

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    Shit I need to switch churches
     
  17. silverwarebandit

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  18. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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  19. mrcmcklwht

    mrcmcklwht Well-Known Member

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    Our Legacy cotton/linen polo, "vintage black"

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  20. YoungAmerican

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