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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. AMProf

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    Not a thrift, closer to a discount store, but made my way for the first time in about a year to the Brooks Brother's Clearance Center. Anytime you go there its pretty hit and miss, and it was pretty miss on everything but shirts this time. Shirt selection had improved considerably since the last time I was there, with little 346 outlet stuff, and more mainline BB and Golden Fleece options. Perhaps most interesting was the wide variety of non-BB shirts I'm seeing, presumably indicating that the Garland Shirt Factory is making shirts for a wide variety of customers. Beyond Brooks Brothers I saw Ike Behar, Jack Spade, Billy Reid, John Varvatos, and Club Monoco. Some examples:

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    /thread relevance: they were all pretty cheap.
     
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  2. Brianpore

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    Only been e-thrifting but got these 2

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  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    That one time you grab a recent Corneliani suit marked at $80.99 on half off day for a punt at $40.50

    and the cashier rings you up at $8.99 / $4.50

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  5. eazye

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    Best first post ever.
     
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  6. Stu412

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    Thank you gentlemen! Like I said, I lurked for a long time before I felt up to posting. Otherwise, you all would have had to deal with yet another "Check out this Christian Dior tie! Lolz!" post.

    The first thought I had when I found that O.B. suit was: "Holy crap, I've got to show the Thrift Bros."
     
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  7. green_machine

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    I used to feel bad about things like this but after the hundreds of dollars in moth holed or stained items that ended up rags (no returns allowed at any thrifts in my area) I don't feel so bad.
     
  8. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Is this the Kapital that Im looking for?

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  10. HansderHund

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    Thanks to @SeaJen and @GMMcL for sorting out that tie!

    Photographed a few things this evening (some of it may be available soon!) ...

    Zegna silk

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    Boss corduroy jacket

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    Anyone ever pick up Jey Coleman?

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    I hope to find the pants to this. I found a pair the same day, but they weren't quite a match.

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    The coolest Hackett piece I've seen.

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  11. jdrizzy

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    Those pictures [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  12. SpooPoker

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    Really? That label looked hella old, but I don't know much about them.
     
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    What size waist are those?
     
  14. Kazoo

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    Been a good weekend so far. Can't believe the crowds at some of the stores. Managed to find a Thomas Pink shirt, some Pendleton shirts and a bunch of ties to sell. For the gurus. Found these two. Both say either made in England or painted in England. Would these both qualify as ancient madder? I'm still not sure how to identify them unless its specifically noted on the tags.
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  15. HansderHund

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    Wow, thanks! It means a lot considering the number of people here that take incredible photos. I've been trying to set something up and those were taken in a space of about 1m/3ft between a wall and chimney.
     
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    I know its not the right thread for this, but would definitely be interested in a snap of your setup!
     
  17. HansderHund

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    Sure thing! When I get a chance, I'll grab some pictures for you and post it in the ebay thread.
     
  18. Nataku

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    PM sent! My son will thank you in several years. :)
    Score!! :slayer:
     
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  19. Ken P

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    @jdrizzy I think that DVN is supposed to be extra long. There's was one like that floating around on eBay. I think it looks good but if you don't think you can pull it off and the p2p is ~22. Hit me up!

    @SpooPoker F'n awesome. Size four is like a 34 waist right? Must... Not... Pm
     
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  20. TheNeedMachine

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    Any peeps with Red Wing knowls? Can't find these styles anywhere, tho could be either vintage or relatively recent.

    Pecos. Appears to be style # "399" - the markings across the top of the back read "1 105D 399" (I assume 105D is the size - 10.5 D - since they fit me).
    Only one tag inside. Two CSA / safety tags outside, steel toe.

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    Also, I'm pretty new to cleaning & conditioning leather - any suggestions for everyday leather cleaner & conditioner / soap / oil / whatever for these? Not looking to break the bank on Saphir stuff etc - something to take the edge off and leave a nice patina.

    Thanks!
     
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