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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. TJGent87

    TJGent87 Well-Known Member

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    Oh the ones I saw aren't from Bruce Willis though.
     
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    Hmm.... I smell opportunity
    I'll find a blank tag and write in a name.......

    MTM Kiton for:
    "George Washington"
     
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    ^^ Kitty! That's one nice cat, LGW!
     
  6. drlivingston

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    A few finds from a later stop today:

    Oxxford Super 150s (surgeon cuffs / dual exhaust)
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    AE Randolph in shell cordovan
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    I usually don't pick up "Little e" trucker's jackets but the reverse of this one appealed to me.
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  7. arnathor

    arnathor Well-Known Member

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    ^^ You are getting up to TxWoodWork level thrifts.
     
  8. double00

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    As penned by The Boss, as you well know.
     
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    I see, I left them yesterday because I saw pleats but thought something was off. I was going to take a closer look tomorrow since I have to check out a few more stuff.
     
  10. hbkshin

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    Do you really see things like Charvet bespoke suits and think "Maybe I'll get them tomorrow"? That's like offensive to my religion man.
     
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    Is Charvet a thing? :hide:
     
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    Haha yes I do, I rarely pick suits up that have pleats unless grail level. Sometimes I also: speculate that since it's been there by the time I get there, it'll be there tomorrow. Majority of flippers that I see come out early to midday so they must have left it, I guess it's a little silly but there are a lot of other factors: Store, frequency of how they put things out, date on the price tag, pleats, being lazy to check ebay, how quickly can I turn it over, and must importantly how well does it fit me and do I need it.

    I have regretted leaving few things and eventually rationalize it as it wasn't meant for me.
     
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  13. barrelntrigger

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    Bro, when I have kids, all of them are gonna rock those all the damn time!!!

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    This is nuts! Never knew they did anything in suits!
     
  14. TJGent87

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    I've left Brioni orphans, great suitsupply suit sz 40l (this one still haunts me), Brooks Brothers, 100% cashmere sc's all the time I refuse to pick them up unless they're something I know will do well enough for me picking it up. Borrelli ties, BB unless milano, Fitz, Regent, BBBF, Paul Stuart.
    I do this while battling A LOT of flippers some of who are probably reading this forum (not members). There are a couple on eBayers/flippers that I've seen at work and one that I'm sure is paying off the staff of the stores.

    There's this one guy (hangs around all day) at a store I visit that the managers calls to let them know they're putting out a new rack, this store use to be my favorite but now I don't know the last time I've found anything worthwhile there.


    The prices can get really high and so there are times it just doesn't justify the rate of return when considering my time and cost of the item.
     
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  15. barrelntrigger

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    Don't we all love da lurkers?!
     
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    Ugh, is this just at a smaller thrift? I feel like that happens at a few of the stores that I frequent.

    On rate of return, it's an interesting POV you have. I actually picked up a Borrelli tie, BB M&M tie, and two Facconable dress shirts from Salvation Army today, but it was late. Nothing crazy special, but if I didn't pick them up, I'd make $0, and if I sell them I make maybe $30 net. So I'll roll the dice and at least have the trip pay for itself.
     
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    Can't dislike them since I don't know em, in fact I was once a lurker myself but decided to join and contribute. Drjeans

    @Denton I agree might as well get it and see, I like a sure thing lol (or as close as you can get)
     
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    Two finds.

    Staple navy pinstripe Corneliani for PRL suit:

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    Crazy sherbert orange cotton/linen spring jacket, Corneliani for Saks:

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  19. My Main Man

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    Few recent finds. All N/A for the time being.

    EZ cashmere.
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    Jack Spade. This is insanely small and doesn't appear to have been shrunk. I know stuff like this runs a little small but this is kind of tiny. 24" length.
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    NWT J Crew lambswool cardigan. This one fits way bigger than normal J Crew mediums, but not necessarily in a good, slouchy oversized way.
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    Filson Western Flannel (i keep finding non-USA Filson. Not complaining, but man, would be cooler if it was USA)
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    Ted Baker
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    Barbour Bedale
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    Vintage Bemidji Woolen Mills
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    The coolest Alan Flusser I've ever found.
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    EZ Trofeo
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    Prada I got on eBay for a good price. I saw measurements and figured I could make it work, but it looks weird on me.
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  20. hbkshin

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    That Ted Baker though. If you change your mind...

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