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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. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Four more......don't be chicken.....
    Eazy? Nat? Noob? Boh?
     
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  2. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Well-Known Member

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    Doing listings tonight but I'm in!
     
  3. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Great! [/FONT]

    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]3 more......This works great when I call people out.[/FONT]
    Barrel? MZHammer? DeadBoy? You guys in? It's a lot of fun!
     
  4. DanM

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    What's the prize for this round? Might help motivate a few that are on the fence.
     
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  6. capnwes

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    We got 15, but there is room for anyone else who want's to join. Now list will be posted shortly.
     
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    Maybe this was missed because it was edited after being paged, but just wanted to say it made for a good laugh over here. Yikes...
     
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  9. DeadBoy

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    Heh, you married guys must just have to go for it whenever you can, hey.

    Do you mean Harry Rosen? If so, no idea, but I have a pair too and they're awesome.

    Nice looking fit. However... I'm no church-going man, but I'm pretty sure you're supposed to be buttoned one higher in a house of the Lord.
    Sorry dude, my car dying has pretty much sunk my thrifting down to nothing. Still trying to figure out an alternative.
     
  10. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    250 pieces of women's whats? :eh:
     
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  11. barrelntrigger

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    Ahh shit! Been looking for some pre 1950's...Good stuff!
    Pics or it didn't happen!
     
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  12. leftofthedial

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    Quote: Pics or it didn't happen!


    That phrase will always be funny.

    Levi's Little "e" 501. After some further digging, they're actually late 70's or early 80's. I love the history of Levi's because of all the little nuances that exist. It's fun trying to date the product.

    Anyway, here you go.

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  13. evolutionofRW

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    Hey Wes, Where can I find details on the scavenger hunt?
     
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    We are on round 4
     
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    ok. Posting 2 things.

    Burberry Women's Hooded Jacket, Size XS, $4.80

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    2nd is a Canali leather coat, size large. I'll probably keep this one for myself, and as such, paid $90, but it is in extremely good condition. sleeves are about an inch too long.


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    BTW, Photo's are taken with an overhead light I build to mimic Wes's set up.

    one 4 lamp and one 2 lamp fixture for a total of 6 lamps. all bulbs are 6500K daylight.

    I tried both a white background (these) and a neutral gray #8 background (Wes's system).

    These are straight out of the camera, cropped and resized for posting.

    will dink with white balance and aperture later tonight.
     
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    Had time for a 15 minute speed thrift before the gym yesterday. F-B: Recent BB suit coat (will be watching for the pants), Cashmere sportcoat (Evan Piccone, but it should flip well in a few months), Ermenegildo Zegna (looks brand new, the maker tag in the pocket doesn't show the usual fading/wrinkling of a worn and dry-cleaned coat) and an older 3-2 Brooks Brothers corduroy.

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    Somehow the Macy's here ended up with a solid white RLBL short sleeve button-up. Buy at $35 or no?
     
  18. TheNeedMachine

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    Inspect the hell out of it - many a white RLBL has minor soiling if on a hanger...but if new in package then it's probably cool. Made in Italy? Not all RLBL is any more. For you and fits? If yes, then buy. For flip? If yes, and made in Italy, retail is usually $295 +/- but buyers on eBay are savvy and I've never sold a NWT RLBL for more than $99.


    EDIT: just saw that it's short sleeve. I'd pass, personally. Sorry, assumed it was long sleeve / dress.
     
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  19. FaceOfBoh

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    The thrift gods are capricious, especially on a long weekend. They play games with the hearts of men.

    I went to do an exchange on an item and pulled some awesome NWT items to flip. But they're in my size and my style so I'm keeping. The paypal account won't grow but the wardrobe will.

    NWT Gitman Bros. Vintage.

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    NWT GANT The Rugger cotton pants.

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    Two Made In Italy silk PSs with hand-rolled edges.

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  20. TheNeedMachine

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    Just noticed that tiecrafters now accepts 1-3 ties for cleaning (as opposed to the 4 minimum I've always read)...but it's $16 per tie plus $9.50 return postage (plus whatever you spend to ship the tie to them)...and 4+ ties are now $12.75 each (up from $11 each).

    Anyone here ever used them? I've got a Brioni and a Hermes that need cleaning and not sure they are worth it. Undoubtedly they are better than my corner dry cleaner, and from what I understand they deconstruct the tie before cleaning and pressing, then reconstruct it.
     
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