The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. turkey_sandwich

    turkey_sandwich Senior member

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    Great finds @Fueco and @capnwes!

    Out of curiosity, what are the measurements on the PRL?
     
  2. double00

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    agree with @GMMcL i ran into an oxxford today, dated 85, woulda copped but for the holes... quite a nice jacket to put it mildly.

    i agree with @SpooPoker i won't lie i get chub when I'm in a rack and smell mothballs. [​IMG]

    some clothes are art, or at least artisanal. can't remember where but i've read clothing referred to as personal architecture. there is much to this statement.

    that's not even getting into the cultural artifacts that some clothing represents. vintage denim, t's, etc etc isn't just hipster fodder, it's pieces of history and examples of industrial art. to me, the very best t-shirts operate as propaganda, wedding the wearer to the content and putting a face to a movement...

    there are things that i've found that are hard to part with. and i'm a cynic and not in the least a hoarder!


    ALSO: the jacket slasher struck my town. there was a rlpl purple label db blazer with the tag torn out. it wasn't to deter flippers tho, i believe it was a message to the thrift pricers to stop whoring labels. as if.
     
  3. Takai

    Takai Senior member

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    Rendezvous. Charles Vergo's Fucking Rendezvous.
    https://www.hogsfly.com/

    I hear thrifting near Oak Hall has been good, but no idea; @drlivingston
     
  4. ATLjon

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    Yeah, I hit Rendezvous this evening ... and I probably will tomorrow night as well. Those ribs do not mess around.
     
  5. Takai

    Takai Senior member

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    They absolutely do not. Love that sauce.
     
  6. TJGent87

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    What I'd do to find something like this!!!
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  7. Letric

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    Went back for that Greenfield suit... On closer inspection it needed a cleaning, so left it behind for $25. With cleaning that'd be about $50 invested... Meh.

    I DID find a nice RL Rugby navy cotton pea jacket / sweater though. :)
     
  8. double00

    double00 Senior member

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    check out this print. corny, right?

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    don't tell me you never watched DuckTales...

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    1981 litho. Disney x Sharper Image lol.

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    you know Carl Barks created Scrooge McDuck, right?

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    o.g. levi's raglan bomber. wimmenz. this is a factory second or something, the tags are removed...

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    i don't usually go for levi's leisurewear, but this 2x1 denim is great. paper tags!

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    don't usually go for race tees either, but i brake for 50/50 ringers.
     
  9. Bahljs

    Bahljs Senior member

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    Shoutout to all of the members that have showed me tie love. I have given up 10 fold what I have received but that's all because I asked for it. That's an amazing quality of this group. I asked for quality ties in exchange for mass amounts of eBay fodder, and you all delivered and are yet to deliver as some deals are still pending.

    This group is amazing.

    Thank you all,
    Jonathan
     
  10. drlivingston

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    Fucking Rendezvous is the bomb! I stayed across the bridge in West Memphis, AR, for a few weeks and ate at Rendezvous and Ruth's Chris more times that I care to remember. Thrifting in Memphis is an exercise in patience. You will cover MANY miles. It has been many moons since I have shopped there. I remember Amvets because I bought a shiiteload of ties there. They keep ties in the back room as well, so be really nice to the workers and they will let you search through them. Also, do not be afraid to do a little good-natured haggling with the women.
     
  11. Fueco

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    Speaking of food... I discovered that there's a Waffle House about 15 miles from home.
     
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    Beaut!

    I get in a rut too. Shoes. Love to find them, hate to list them.

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    Note the double kiltie, when one just won't cut it.
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    That's too far. Here, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a Waffle House.
     
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    Is waffle house a nessecity if i ever visit the states?
     
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  15. Cj52racers

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    If you would like a cross section of the more interesting subsections of society, yes. And the foods pretty good.
     

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