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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. s_allen_p

    s_allen_p Well-Known Member

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    Two years and never bought any DBs (Coats aside). Bought three in one week. Below is 2-3 weeks worth.

    Sorry, everything is N/A.

    PRL - Vintage? Beautiful suit, and mint condition. Heavy wool with a unique feel to it.
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    Caruso / Loro Piana Cashmere - Thanks to Capnwes for the ID help.
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    Corneliani
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    FSC by Martin Greenfield
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    Vintage (60s?) Harris Tweeds - Seem NOS, especially considering I found them as a pair. Strangely, each had one cuff button that looks to have been crushed off.
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    Vintage Schweppes work coat (consignment shop find) - Still trying to date it. Took a chance and paid a little more than I usually like to.
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    Rising Sun - Consignment but near thrift price
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    Brioni
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    RRL Rayon
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    Billy Reid - Consignment at thrift price
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    Gran Sasso wool
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    Loro Piana
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    Sugar Cane 1966 Model for Japanese market - Unfinished sample. Didn't even notice till I got home that there were no buttons, rivets, or a patch.
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  2. SomethingsFishy

    SomethingsFishy Well-Known Member

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  3. barrelntrigger

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    Wish I were in Japan right now...

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    especially at that Rising Sun!!!
     
  4. size 38R

    size 38R Well-Known Member

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    is it ethically wrong to buy Sealskin shoes?
    bought some for barrel, i was bored.........[​IMG]
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    always posting the rare shit, another thread 1st!! [​IMG]
    and picked up some 45RPM.
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    not sure wheter to tighten up the beads on the buttons or cut them off. but i will rock this like i was born in it. [​IMG]
     
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  5. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    For MOI???!!! Holy shit! How do I wear them???!!!

    Dude, I would cut them buttons off and resew them on! That's a bad ass cardigan!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. SpooPoker

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    The exotic skins on this page warm the cockles of my heart.

    Gahdam I wish I saw those sea turtles.
     
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  7. thefastlife

    thefastlife Well-Known Member

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    quick aside...is it good practice to dry clean an item before trying to flip it? can you assume its been cleaned by GW already?
     
  8. size 38R

    size 38R Well-Known Member

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    yes it's good practice, also you could just wash,dry,and iron if it's a shirt or jeans.
     
  9. capnwes

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  10. JackFlash

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    This is lovely; would be interested if 38R.
     
  11. thefastlife

    thefastlife Well-Known Member

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    my gf brought up an interesting point/thought that i hadn't considered. is there any reason to feel "bad" about thrifting. what she said was something along the lines of: GW and the likes are established to help the less fortunate clothe themselves. its not meant for people that have the means to purchase "regular" clothes at "normal" prices to go picking through to make a profit.

    i didn't have the energy to counter her argument...
     
  12. staxringold

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    You are not emptying the store of clothes, wearable clothes, staple clothes, or anything else so a person in need can still easily shop there. You are not robbing them. Goodwill (or any thrift store) sets a price and you are paying it. Their role in the transaction ends at that point. Whether you choose to eat the clothes, wear them, light them on fire, or try to resell them is your business. If they wanted to keep the clothes, they wouldn't put them on the floor (plenty of places give some share of their donations directly to the needy). And if they wanted more money for them (to funnel into programs) they could charge more.
     
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  13. capnwes

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    1. Has she seen the prices at some of the GW's? Take her to that GW in Stamford and then see what she thinks about it being for the less fortunate.

    2. If that were their goal, they would run a financial report on you at the door and not let you in if you made more than a certain amount.

    3. I certainly can not afford to buy regular Zegna, Hermes, Tom Ford...etc clothing at normal prices, can you?

    4. If your GF went to Mcdonalds for lunch, would she avoid the dollar menu, because she had a $20 bill in her purse?
     
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  15. MJMcRibb

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    Less fortunate than who? I'm fortunate enough that I can afford Stafford, Haggar and the like at retail prices so I leave that for the "less fortunate". I would consider myself less fortunate than someone who buys new Kiton and Isaia. But seriously, while thrift stores do offer cheap clothing alternatives, for the most part it's the proceeds that are meant to help these people. So I feel like I'm doing my part by spending a HELLOFALOT of $ in these stores.
     
  16. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Well-Known Member

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    sigh. This is an ongoing criticism from one of my wife's friends.

    This has been covered before.

    Aside from all the good points just mentioned, they also employ the less fortunate (however that's defined) and stream revenue into programs. Plus, we only skim the cream of the crop. Every one of us turns our on back hundreds and thousands of clothing items in the store that are perfectly adequate for "poor" people to wear. Saying GW is only for the less fortunate is not too far from saying the less fortunate should only shop at GW.

    As Cap said also, have you seen thrift store prices. It's easier and chesper in many cases to just get new clothes at wal mart.
     
  17. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    On your feet bro.
     
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  18. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    TThank God N/a because do want and my size.

    Yes. Now get off my lawn.

    Dude, shhhhh. Maybe I should send him up your way?

    srsly, tho, fast life. This has been hashed several times on the thread. Read from the beginning. Most folks here say no; there will always be plenty of clothing in these stores to clothe the less fortunate.
     
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  19. evolutionofRW

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    PM sent sir..


     
  20. Orgetorix

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    Thanks. 40/42, unfortunately.
     
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