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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. AlanC

    AlanC Well-Known Member

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    I ran across this probably ca. 1980s RL Polo wool tie with fringed ends (I'm a sucker for the fringed ends), then found the deer tie for my father (he'll appreciate the motif). My father doesn't really own any Important Neckwear.

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    Not bad, but nothing to throw a parade over. Then I came across the tie on the left below, and must say I was pretty pleased. Then I saw the tie on the right, and thought "that's some nice silk", grabbed it and about fell over. I'm proud to be a member of the 2004 Chairman's Club. [​IMG] Who knows where such a Marinella came from.

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    Amusingly, the RL Polo was the most expensive at $3.88.
     
  2. kali77

    kali77 Well-Known Member

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    Alanc,

    Nice finds. If you decide the E.Marinella doesen't work for you or realize you are not part of the Chairman's club let me know[​IMG]
     
  3. HomerJ

    HomerJ Well-Known Member

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    Nice ties Alan.
     
  4. DoTheGrownup

    DoTheGrownup Well-Known Member

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    I found these Polo bench made in England wingtips today. Can anyone tell me anything more about them?

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    Inside the shoe is printed 3357 3807 10-1/2 D 1911.

    Based on what I've read here I'm guessing they are C&J, but I have no idea what model/last. Any information would be appreciated.
     
  5. Nashville

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    went to the thrifts found nothing , so I went to a mens consignment store here in Nashville called "hip to flip" and got a deal on three ties one is a 7 fold he let me have for $30.00 because of a previous deal we made , the other two I am not sure of the name but i loved the ties they were just $10 bucks a piece

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  6. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Well-Known Member

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    I'm proud to be a member of the 2004 Chairman's Club. [​IMG] Who knows where such a Marinella came from.

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    Not sure if this is the same 2004 Chairman's Club or not...

    http://www.frankdesign.net/NAA04_b/chairman.htm
     
  7. AlanC

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    ^Could be. I did a search for Chairman's Club and turned up a bunch of them. The one you linked seems west coast based, which would argue against it being this one. On the bright side, it firmly dates the tie.
     
  8. amerikajinda

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    ^Could be. I did a search for Chairman's Club and turned up a bunch of them. The one you linked seems west coast based, which would argue against it being this one. On the bright side, it firmly dates the tie.
    Yeah that is a great tie! And as you said you're assured that it's recent vintage... and it appears there are hundreds if not thousands of Chairman's Clubs around... I'd venture it was made for a successful, high achiever in the Financial Services or Real Estate industries! Now please sell it to me! I'll double what you paid for it!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Nashville

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    I found two brooks brothers ties and one by Jos A. Banks that were $1.49 plus 50% off, at the goodwill today, I like finding ties like this cheap [​IMG] so when you wear them to work they look great and you are not too worried if you damage them I will post pisc later.[​IMG]
     
  10. Nashville

    Nashville Well-Known Member

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    here they go guys![​IMG]

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    not too bad for a goodwill find [​IMG]
     
  11. California Dreamer

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    I had an unexpected find last weekend. I was shopping with the wife in an area known locally as "Bogan-ville". To kill some time, I looked into the op shop, not expecting anything.

    I found this Paul Smith jacket. Extremely lairy, with the lurid lining and hacking pockets, and not something I'd wear, but my 18 year-old has snaffled it.

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    When on holidays I picked up an assortment of ladies' scarves looking to use them as pocket squares. The highlight was this Liberty of London silk scarf for 50 cents. It's a bit large, but it seems to fold down enough to be used as a PS without bulging.

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  12. Nataku

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    I had an unexpected find last weekend. I was shopping with the wife in an area known locally as "Bogan-ville". To kill some time, I looked into the op shop, not expecting anything.

    I found this Paul Smith jacket. Extremely lairy, with the lurid lining and hacking pockets, and not something I'd wear, but my 18 year-old has snaffled it.

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    I like that Paul Smith jacket! Especially the lining! Very cool find!
     
  13. DocHolliday

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    Today I picked up a piece of goofus glass, probably made between 1910 and 1930, for $1. Haven't seen any goofus in a long time. Passed up a pair of AE wingtips, in decent condition but needed resoling, and some vintage J&M tassels made from full-grain leather.
     
  14. swb120

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    Had a good day a few days ago. Two brand new, never been worn, ties: one nice royal blue patterned Brooks Brothers tie; one navy blue Ferragamo tie with small US flags. I added a third (used, but in great shape) Burberry wool navy plaid tie. Total cost: $8.
     
  15. HomerJ

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    Jones New York charcoal 3 button 38R, appears to have been altered and then never worn. I found the tag in the coat pocket and the remains of hemming the pants in the pants pocket. [​IMG] [​IMG] Brooks Brothers 3 roll 2 blue blazer 40R. Fugly buttons. [​IMG] Alden shoes. Can someone identify these? I don't know anything about Aldens but I'm guessing the heels are resoled and there's black coloring around the shoe.. Does that make these junk? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] If anyone want the BB blazer or Aldens for dirt cheap let me know. I'll just charge about what I paid and shipping. The suit I guess I'll keep as a roll around in the dirt suit [​IMG]
     
  16. California Dreamer

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    No luck thrifting lately, but I did get a rare "fat fingers" special on Australian eBay. I acquired this BD flannel "Corneliano" shirt for $7. Fits me like a glove. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  17. tonylumpkin

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    Jones New York charcoal 3 button 38R, appears to have been altered and then never worn. I found the tag in the coat pocket and the remains of hemming the pants in the pants pocket.
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    Brooks Brothers 3 roll 2 blue blazer 40R. Fugly buttons.
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    Alden shoes. Can someone identify these? I don't know anything about Aldens but I'm guessing the heels are resoled and there's black coloring around the shoe.. Does that make these junk?

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    If anyone want the BB blazer or Aldens for dirt cheap let me know. I'll just charge about what I paid and shipping. The suit I guess I'll keep as a roll around in the dirt suit [​IMG]


    Yeah. Those shoes are junk. Just ship 'em over to me and I'll get rid of them for ya! Don't bother to thank me, its just a service I provide.[​IMG]

    The black is just some spill over from the edge painting that a sloppy shoeshine artist did. It should come of after a good cleaning with whatever you use to remove polish. Nice find!
     
  18. VMan

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    Found three NWOT Brooks Brothers 'Madison' suits (unhemmed pants). Unfortunately, none of the pants matched the jackets - they were just a little bit off as far as color or pattern. Wonder how that happened.

    Did pick up two pairs of NOS Alden 539's and a dozen bags of other things. Lots of high-end ties (Brioni, Etro, etc)
     
  19. VMan

    VMan Well-Known Member

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    Oh, forgot to post this anecdote from my last thrifting trip.

    There was a woman in the thrift store, mid to late 20's, probably was attractive a few years ago but looked kind of rough now. Anyway, she was stumbling around the store, talking to herself, reeked of booze. Later on, she is in line ahead of me, dropping her junk everywhere, making a scene. Can't find any of her money, yelling at the clerk, digging through her pockets, when all of a sudden she just stops, walks away from the counter, and yaks everywhere. Leaves all her shit there, and stumbles out of the store. This was at about 4 in the afternoon.
     
  20. tonylumpkin

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    Oh, forgot to post this anecdote from my last thrifting trip.

    There was a woman in the thrift store, mid to late 20's, probably was attractive a few years ago but looked kind of rough now. Anyway, she was stumbling around the store, talking to herself, reeked of booze. Later on, she is in line ahead of me, dropping her junk everywhere, making a scene. Can't find any of her money, yelling at the clerk, digging through her pockets, when all of a sudden she just stops, walks away from the counter, and yaks everywhere. Leaves all her shit there, and stumbles out of the store. This was at about 4 in the afternoon.


    And people think thrifting is all fun and games.
     
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