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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. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Well-Known Member

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    It was shocking! I only saw the highlights, but WOW!
     
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  3. klay49

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    Convinced the wifey to go on a thriftventure with me to naples...no not that naples...this one...] Naples, Florida is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States, with the 6th highest per capita income in America,[6]and the second highest proportion of millionaires per capita in the US.[7] Real estate is amongst the most expensive in the country, with houses on sale for in excess of $40 million.[8]

    Stayin tge night tonight.. thrifting in the am
     
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  4. rokor

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    Damn hbk, that tie haul... [​IMG]
     
  5. suited

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    I've got a spreadsheet on Naples thrifts. My experience has varied. Did great one time, damn near skunked the next time.
     
  6. klay49

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    shoot me a pm if you know any good spots to hit that you are willing to share
     
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  7. rokor

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    My few pickups from today...
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    I don't know a thing about this other than it's some sort of sample(Target logo on upper left hand side of the tag?). There are no labels or tags other than the note shown but it's well made and definitely doesn't seem like a Target level piece of clothing. Also looks awesome and definitely fit's with some SWD stuff I can wear on the colder days.

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    A little wrinkly but this is the first Etro shirt I've picked up.
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    This one's too small for me but it's authentic and came with some knot cufflinks so I grabbed it, haha. Available to anyone who it would fit!
     
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  8. jdrizzy

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    I think the cufflinks are Brooks brothers I have the same pair
     
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    A billion people make silk knots.
     
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  10. jdrizzy

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  11. rokor

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    Haha. Well I'm almost certain they're not Louis as they're too boring to be, but I have a few french cuff shirts and until this point, no links. I also forgot to mention that I passed on a very recent Versace windbreaker(2011/2012) because it was XL. Anyone think that's a mistake? I've started to only shop for myself so I've given up a bunch of Zegnas and Samuelsohns not in my size as well.
     
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  12. Lirum

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    Also Chelsea. I can't remember but I think Caramel is a line for ties too. Never seen a nine fold, got a link? Edit: Nvm. Wow.
     
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  13. jdrizzy

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    Mainline zegnas are almost always a good pick up, Sammy is good depending on cut and style. Plus there's people here that would like it
     
  14. rokor

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    Yeah, they definitely seem be good sellers. I just can't really justify taking them home for a few dollars profit so unless they're recent or fit well I'll likely continue leaving them on the racks. Maybe my mentality will change as I mature, haha
     
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    Could very well be a high-end designer piece. Does it look like any labels have been removed? When I worked for the Salvation Army about 8 or 9 years ago, Target would donate a lot of their overstock and many samples to the main distribution center in Minneapolis, which is also where Target is based. The stuff would go to the "Target cast-off store" which was in the Salvation Army's basement. Target would buy really high-end stuff and design their clothing using the designer pieces as a guide. A lot of the high-end stuff was from Barneys, Fred Segal, Ron Herman and Bergdorf Goodman but there was a ton of obscure Euro stuff mixed in too with retail prices in British Pounds or Euros. I found a Fred Perry polo shirt there with a post it note stuck to the front that said "alternate stripe colors, enlarge stripes 2". The people working there couldn't tell the difference between this stuff and the Target stuff so it was all priced the same. Some of the best stuff I've found there was a Nice Collective field jacket from Jake in Chicago. Retail was $380-something. Also scored a Umii 908 (45 rpm) denim blazer which I to this day regret selling, Paul Smith mainline tartan check 5 pocket trousers, Woolrich Woolen Mills, Engineered Garments, Icebreaker base layers, dress shirts from Brioni, Isaia and Hamilton, etc. Sadly the supply stopped after a few years. I stop in from time to time and it seems like they get a little bit here and there but they've learned to spot it. Nothing like it used to be. Ah, the good old days..... Anyway, I picked up some records from a stop that is usually really picked over in the vinyl department. Condition was perfect on these as well. A couple I didn't have as well as some much welcome upgrade copies. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  16. rokor

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    Hmm, I never knew they did anything like that. To be honest I didn't even know they made their clothing based off of others, haha. Target is fairly recent in my area, let alone Canada as a whole, so I thought it would be strange if the coat's associated with it. But no, It doesn't seem like any tags were ever on it. The only possible identifying marks that I can see would be on the zipper(an 8 and a "D") and buttons(male rear-1 star, female rear-8 stars). The sheet is marked as "concept" so I'm thinking it's an early prototype or premarket sample. At the Goodwill I picked it up at there was another that was similar and had the same type of sheet attached, although it was black, smaller, and had a few differences in the pockets and cut.

    EDIT: Although you can't see in the pic it's also completely unlined and has a lot of discreet irregularities in the stitching, meaning it was stitched by hand(machine) rather than robot.
     
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  17. arnathor

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    Anyone selling or trading Foulard ties?
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  18. richnet12

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    The LV is grail among certain buyers in that other place which shall not be named.
     
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    Mmmm... thinking some sort of patent infringement class action vs Target...I have the main witness!
     
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  20. rokor

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    Just found a virtually identical LV shirt on that site that sold for $100. Damn, I was willing to proxy it a few minutes ago, haha. As for the coat, even if I'm not able to identify it I'm happy I brought it home. I don't own a parka or anything similar and the quality is good enough that I'd be able to wear it happily.
     
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