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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. Cj52racers

    Cj52racers Well-Known Member

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    Small bit of stuff.
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    Cardin is dual vent, ticket pocket, and pretty badass. Any help on age would be awesome!

    Vintage kind of day.
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    Popped my shell cherry. 3 Fl. Imperial Gunboats.

    Edit: also, forgot, @Fueco. Any idea of the age on this? Base layer capilene.

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  2. dexconstruct

    dexconstruct Well-Known Member

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    I've got horse of a different kind coming. Still in the field.
     
  3. txwoodworker

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    That picture looks like a thinly veiled threat.

    Did I brag about my weekend mediocrity?
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    Drawstring leg, button fly chinos in safety orange
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    A.P.C blue gingham
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    Paul & Shark graph check
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    Land's End HT fedora
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    Swearing off all non-e-thrifting for a few weeks, keep me going fellas.
     
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  4. PLaydice

    PLaydice Well-Known Member

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    Whats up Randomore? Im in Pasadena selling at every Rosebowl flea market, and I am planning on going to sell Long beach and possibly Ventura too, where you at? you ever come down to San Diego?
    PM me if you would like. Anyone else down? I can show folks a couple spots If you come to my town. I know whats where, you dig? :fonz:
     
  5. drlivingston

    drlivingston Well-Known Member

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    Had a great thrift trip this weekend. Hope to have pics up tomorrow. (Of course, it's just more stuff to add to my hideous backlog).
     
  6. Tradvocate

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    I am in Santa Barabara and would host a thrift gathering at some point if enough folks could gather. There are also a couple of others I have been meaning to extend this invitation to despite their frighteningly young age. @IRKSM @books and tweed. Ventura is also not far away.

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  7. PLaydice

    PLaydice Well-Known Member

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    Thrift gathering In Santa Barbara sounds intriguing. Do you have a route worked out with stops?
     
  8. PGRoadhouse

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    Had a pretty stellar couple of days. A bunch of pops, some great personal use finds, and a bunch of stuff that should do smashingly on ebay. Available unless otherwise noted.

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    Super recent Samuelsohn for the Hound. Kickass lining, beautifully soft.

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    Cashmere. My size; unavailable. Made for one Eric Danziger, who google informs me is either a hotel magnate or west coast entrepreneur/software guy. Probably the latter, given the Hounds' San Francsico location. There were a few other Hong Kong Bespoke suits in the racks made for the same guy, which I left, and I suspect some of my subsequent finds came from him as well. Quick tip of the hat to Mr. Danziger for his excellent taste and charitable instincts.

    The rest of the suit/sc rack was a grab bag of excellence:


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    Zegna Su Misura navy wool plaid, 44

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    Aquascutum pale yellow tweed with a blue overcheck. Very soft, about a 44


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    Austin Reed British wool checked olive tweed. Made in China but the fabric is really nice and the quality is there. 42s.


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    Unstructured Penguin striped "seersucker" jacket with "the vacation never ends" embroidered on the inside, XL



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    Recent Brooks Bros seersucker. Actually an orphan, but should do fine on its own.


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    There's been some Norm Hilton chatter lately, here's another for the mix. Olive cotton, rumply, 42ish.



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    Glossy black cotton Zegna Soft jacket, seems quite recent. Very unusual finish to the fabric. The luxe version of the Uniqlo I found the other day, essentially.


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    And finally, one more for my closet: an ancient Brooks Bros USA corduroy jacket. That Woody Allen shit. I have a cord jacket from rlpl that I love, but it's dark brown so I think I can justify keeping this bad boy. Fits me like a glove. Any guesses on the age?


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    Finds from the rest of the store were more subdued, but still satisfying.

    A matched pair of those perfect old Brook Bros oxfords, white and green striped. Toying with the idea of keeping these. They're baggy, but I like my bb a bit baggy.

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    Then some odd Stanley Blacker Couture patent leather loafers, made in Italy. My size, should look pretty boss with the Zegna tux, BB bowtie and formal suspenders I found in recent weeks.


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    A Marmot two layer jacket with hood and urrthang, XL.


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    And then, as I took my customary swing past the art section, these popped out at me:


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    Been had Paul Klee x 3 (not actually 100% sure that middle one is Klee, more on that post spoiler).


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    Professionally framed, ready to hang. These first two I think are boilerplate prints (although with the frame theyd still run ~$150), but the big one has some interesting notations on it and is in a nicer setting... no sign of a signature... it might be out of view? Or nonexistent. @JFST any idea if this is something? Either way, my walls just got a little more awesome.

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    Sorry to any fans of brevity, but it's not over. After braving a casually racist SA at the register, I returned the next day to poke around the remains like I usually do after a big find. There had been a friends and family sale the night before, so I wasn't hopeful. I'm glad I went.

    First thing in my hands on the suit rack was this:


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    Beautiful camel hair db Brioni. First one I've handled, I understand all the fuss. 44, unvented.

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    Two seemingly brand new Hackett Tweed jackets, fabric woven in Scotland, baller pattern, fit me perfectly (especially gratifying considering the functional sleeves buttons). Great details, Pockets basted, spare buttons in the pocket. Unstructured and unlined, really perfect casual tweeds, if a bit loud. Love that blaze orange/suede undercollar.

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    A two layer Nike jacket with a removable, reversible vest interior. Pretty cool, will likely pay for the day's adventure.

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    And then on the way out the door, I snagged these from the the piles of stuff waiting to get shelved:

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    Santoni Suede tassel loafs, 11

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    And some cool, lightly used Bally wimmins with a gator print. A fantastic couple of days.
     
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  9. Tradvocate

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    yes intimately--but SB thrifting is not as awesome as you might expect. A SB /Ventura adventure is an all day affair but "could" but lucrative but honestly it's a roll of the dice. Yet we have perfect weather, wine tasting, beaches.
     
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  10. dexconstruct

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    All from today (pinky swear). Excuse the shitty pics.

    Mercer and Sons OCBDS - for the true trads.

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    Brioni and Jil Sander

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    Some technical stuff. Pearl Izumi is a thing right @Fueco

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    Two jackets- unvented and kinda dated from Zegna, but in beautiful patterns and all cashmere.

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    And waiting for me at the end of the rack....

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    And its my size! Shit,
     
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  11. Snoogz

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    I'll thrift my way down to you - that should help seal the deal on some finds [​IMG]
     
  12. PLaydice

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    Well if SB is so so, Where should we head? It seems folks in poor areas ignore the good stuff in favor of labels the recognize, and in nice neighborhoods they might have some more recent High end stuff for you but its always more costly and More folks are looking for it there. Have to do some research . The wine and beach sounds fun too lol
     
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    I think I like you better as an angry hippy lol.
     
  14. Randomore

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    Honestly I'm down for wherever. Beach/drinks/thrifts lets do this.
     
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  15. rayxlui

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    I miss Santa Barbara so much.
     
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  16. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    Holy shit! Is that a denim peacoat?! Brodeetz! For some reason, I've always pictured you to be skinnier. Not sure why. [​IMG]

    Wait, did she agree?
     
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  17. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Well-Known Member

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    I always thought he was like a 40-42.... still an awesome dude, whatever size. meeting the good guys on here is on my bucket list.




    And it's cool to see all the Cali Bros organizing a meet.Have a beer for me guys. wish i was there. [​IMG]
     
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  18. ATLjon

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    A lot of good stuff, but those Hacketts are awesome.
     
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  19. eazye

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    ^^^^^Agreed. :drool: Sup morning crue!
     
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  20. Cj52racers

    Cj52racers Well-Known Member

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    Morning gents, best of luck in your thrifting adventures today.
     
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