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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. potemkin_city_limits

    potemkin_city_limits Well-Known Member

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    Today I found a pair of Bass Weejuns in my size for $4.99 and 2 days ago I picked up a mint condition Zorki 4 rangefinder with a Jupiter 8 50mm f2 lens for $40.
     
  2. Temujin

    Temujin Well-Known Member

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    I went to my local outlet a couple months back and it was a harrowing experience. Bins of broken kid's board games mixed indiscriminately with broken shards of tacky glassware contributed to a general feeling of danger... as did packed crowds of animal-like "customers" who made it virtually impossible to even fit in most of the isles.

    I don't think I could stomach going back. Hard to judge anything like this from only a single visit, but it seemed like this store operated by putting out all the stuff that never even get's deemed worth for local Goodwill stores, due to being completely fucking broken, complete garbage, or both.

    In other news, I wish I was having the luck I've been seeing on here lately, but at least it is inspiring.


    I went to an outlet a few months ago and found 2 nice wood wooden hangers and a green Bible. Everything else was as described above. This one charged by the pound, which was also interesting. It was right next door to a regular GW, in which I found 2 nice BB suits for $15 ea.
     
  3. antirabbit

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    Finally...
    A newer wool/cashmere mainline Zegna SC, in an awesome fall/winter pattern. 3/2 roll front with double vents....was sitting in the pants isle![​IMG]
     
  4. urymoto

    urymoto Well-Known Member

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    Belstaff Roadmaster II Large, for 100$. Excellent condition
     
  5. SimonC

    SimonC Well-Known Member

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    A bit of a frustrating experience this morning - the headline is that I purchased nothing (partly due to a growing realisation that I have too much stuff already).

    However, the frustration arose from the amount of excellent items that were nowhere near fitting me. In one shop, nearly 60% of the stock was beautiful bespoke pieces (albiet priced accordingly) - including an astounding 22oz Harris tweed overcoat and some beautiful flannel suits. Another had a couple of virtually unworn Hickey Freeman suits. Oh well, you have good days and you have bad days.
     
  6. Xenos

    Xenos Well-Known Member

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    Have been on the hunt for a new formal outfit as I have an occasion to wear it at the end of January. Tired of my old tuxedo that has served me well for eleven years. Was prepared to pay, well, not retail, but certainly Loehmanns, Off 5Th, outlet prices. At GW today, found a single-breasted, double-vented (against the rules, I know) dinner jacket with peak lapels. Purple Label. $12.99.

    Sleeve and jacket length are perfect. May be too tight in the chest, but I tried it on over a few layers including a bulky sweater. Holding out hope it fits when worn with just a shirt. Sadly, the pants were nowhere to be found. Searched high and low, including in all women's sections. Nothing. Will try back at the same store in a few days. Of course, this pursuit assumes the jacket and pants were both donated.

    Maybe will pair with a pair of blackwatch formal pants?
     
  7. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Well-Known Member

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    Headed to two thrift stores today, first one found
    1 Thomas Pink shirt french cuffs for $7, not bad.

    Was headed to the bank on the other side of town,
    since it was on the way stopped in at Goodwill. Not much,
    then see a great looking Orvis shirt. Nothing else as I
    went to try it on, see Etro shirt $4.99, mint condition.

    Try shirts on, come out find 10 Zegna pants, several Zanellas
    and Hiltl pants and Incombex (not sure how to spell but I bought
    them).

    I start thinking, I better check out the suits.

    Bam.

    One Brioni 100 percent cashmere with side vents....$14.99

    Bam,

    Another silk/wool Brioni traino sc. then another and another.

    Charvet shirt, passed on. rough shape
    Dunhill shirt, bought.

    Left Pal Zileri jacket, Zegna pants (stains).

    I'm a full-time seminary student studying to be a Pastor. Money is
    super tight as I was going to the bank to cover our account, I was
    praying and thanking God for all He's done.

    Today was a great day!

    Dahl5yankees on Ebay
     
  8. MKB

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    Pics, or even God won't believe you.
     
  9. frenchy

    frenchy Well-Known Member

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    Pics, or even God won't believe you.

    lol good one
     
  10. Nataku

    Nataku Well-Known Member

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    Headed to two thrift stores today, first one found 1 Thomas Pink shirt french cuffs for $7, not bad. Was headed to the bank on the other side of town, since it was on the way stopped in at Goodwill. Not much, then see a great looking Orvis shirt. Nothing else as I went to try it on, see Etro shirt $4.99, mint condition. Try shirts on, come out find 10 Zegna pants, several Zanellas and Hiltl pants and Incombex (not sure how to spell but I bought them). I start thinking, I better check out the suits. Bam. One Brioni 100 percent cashmere with side vents....$14.99 Bam, Another silk/wool Brioni traino sc. then another and another. Charvet shirt, passed on. rough shape Dunhill shirt, bought. Left Pal Zileri jacket, Zegna pants (stains). I'm a full-time seminary student studying to be a Pastor. Money is super tight as I was going to the bank to cover our account, I was praying and thanking God for all He's done. Today was a great day! Dahl5yankees on Ebay
    So it was you who beat me to the punch today! [​IMG] Haha, just kidding. Glad to hear one of us found some worthwhile stuff. It was a complete bust for me today. Thankfully they aren't my size, otherwise I'd be even more jealous!
     
  11. bandaloop

    bandaloop Active Member

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    Headed to two thrift stores today, first one found
    1 Thomas Pink shirt french cuffs for $7, not bad.

    Was headed to the bank on the other side of town,
    since it was on the way stopped in at Goodwill. Not much,
    then see a great looking Orvis shirt. Nothing else as I
    went to try it on, see Etro shirt $4.99, mint condition.

    Try shirts on, come out find 10 Zegna pants, several Zanellas
    and Hiltl pants and Incombex (not sure how to spell but I bought
    them).

    I start thinking, I better check out the suits.

    Bam.

    One Brioni 100 percent cashmere with side vents....$14.99

    Bam,

    Another silk/wool Brioni traino sc. then another and another.

    Charvet shirt, passed on. rough shape
    Dunhill shirt, bought.

    Left Pal Zileri jacket, Zegna pants (stains).

    I'm a full-time seminary student studying to be a Pastor. Money is
    super tight as I was going to the bank to cover our account, I was
    praying and thanking God for all He's done.

    Today was a great day!

    Dahl5yankees on Ebay


    So are you flipping these? If so picture please...
     
  12. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Well-Known Member

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    I tried to upload a photo this morning, said file too big.
    Two are posted on Ebay, size is 46R, under Dahl5yankees
     
  13. Xenos

    Xenos Well-Known Member

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    At lunch today, I found a dark grey Benson & Clegg (Jermyn Street) 2-button , double-vented sport coat with ticket pocket and working buttonholes on the first two buttons of each sleeve. Fabric feels like cashmere but can't find any tags to confirm. $10. Very happy.
     
  14. AlanC

    AlanC Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a Tardini American Alligator belt today. The bad news is that it's too big, but I plan on having it cut down.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    ^ Nice find, thats super skin.
     
  16. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Well-Known Member

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    Headed to two thrift stores today, first one found
    1 Thomas Pink shirt french cuffs for $7, not bad.

    Was headed to the bank on the other side of town,
    since it was on the way stopped in at Goodwill. Not much,
    then see a great looking Orvis shirt. Nothing else as I
    went to try it on, see Etro shirt $4.99, mint condition.

    Try shirts on, come out find 10 Zegna pants, several Zanellas
    and Hiltl pants and Incombex (not sure how to spell but I bought
    them).

    I start thinking, I better check out the suits.

    Bam.

    One Brioni 100 percent cashmere with side vents....$14.99

    Bam,

    Another silk/wool Brioni traino sc. then another and another.

    Charvet shirt, passed on. rough shape
    Dunhill shirt, bought.

    Left Pal Zileri jacket, Zegna pants (stains).

    I'm a full-time seminary student studying to be a Pastor. Money is
    super tight as I was going to the bank to cover our account, I was
    praying and thanking God for all He's done.

    Today was a great day!

    Dahl5yankees on Ebay



    Bah! That's nothing!

    Today at Value Village I scored me some sweet Red Papal Shoes and White Papal Robe personally autographed by The Holy Father Himself.


    [​IMG]


    SWEET! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  17. AlanC

    AlanC Well-Known Member

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    ^ Nice find, thats super skin.

    Good to know. It seems pretty nice, but my experience with alligator is pretty limited.
     
  18. Nataku

    Nataku Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a Tardini American Alligator belt today. The bad news is that it's too big, but I plan on having it cut down.

    Nice score! Yeah, you got lucky with it being too big, as you can always cut them down to size. When they're too small (which usually is my luck), all you can do is sigh and walk away or pass it on to someone with a smaller waist size.
     
  19. frenchy

    frenchy Well-Known Member

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    Nice score! Yeah, you got lucky with it being too big, as you can always cut them down to size. When they're too small (which usually is my luck), all you can do is sigh and walk away or pass it on to someone with a smaller waist size.

    so im at a thrift yesterday looking for parts a bike im working on and i check out the suits,there was about 5 or 6 suits MTM for some guy...his name and below it says Wayzata MN!!!
    that might not be odd...but im all the way in Toronto Canada
     
  20. Nataku

    Nataku Well-Known Member

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    Wow - that's actually quite a coincidence, as there is only one men's clothier in Wayzata! Was it made for someone who lives in Wayzata or was it a store in Wayzata? It's not a very large city either, it's just a suburb of Minneapolis. Was it from Judd Frost, per chance? They usually use a green label. http://juddfrost.com/
     
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