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

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

  1. My Main Man

    My Main Man Senior member

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    Thrift fit because I noticed how ridiculous I am today. 2005 me is shaking his head in disapproval through the space time continuum because I'm getting service done on my car at the VW dealership while working on my macbook and wearing tweed.

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    Coat: Zara tweed (thrifted)
    Brooch: Hand crafted copper from the Ren Fest (brooches are the new pocket squares)
    Shirt: APC (HEAVY discount)
    Sweater: Lands End cashmere (thrifted)
    Pants: J Brand (thrifted)
    Bag: Wilson's (thrifted...was weirdly disappointed when I figured out it was Wilsons even though I love it)

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    Belt: Coach (thrifted)
    Shoes: J Crew suede chukkas (thrifted)

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  2. TJGent87

    TJGent87 Senior member

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    I know this might have been done already but figured why not revisit it, hopefully I'm not alone.
    What's [​IMG] greatest finds, and blunders? True thrifts to make it fair (No ethrifts? Consignments).

    Greatest
    4 Attolini suits and SC
    Nicolas Cage's EZ SC
    RRL Waxed Moto jacket (for self)
    Brioni, Kiton, And LP shirt haul
    Edward Green for George Cleverly Loafers along with Alden Full strap (personals)

    Things I mistakenly left behind!!! (please don't crucify me as some of these are recent lol)
    Loro Piana Mainline suit x2
    5 mint Loro Piana Shirts all my size ($19 bucks a piece true thrift)
    RLPL 100% Cashmere and Caraceni Jacket.
    Alden Shells.
    2 Brioni SC/ orphans (I never do well with selling them so personal bias)
    Bonus
    Any second tier suit with pleats or no vents (EZ, BB)
     
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  3. acebigdawg

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    Thanks a million for the advice everyone. I will keep looking. Thanks!
     
  4. vexco

    vexco Senior member

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    Best: 3 Kiton jackets first time I ever thrifted. $5 total. 6 recent Oxxford jackets about 2 months later for ~$30 total.

    Worst: Every other day.
     
  5. double00

    double00 Senior member

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    @TJGent87 so the worst are things that you passed on?
     
  6. TJGent87

    TJGent87 Senior member

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    @double00
    Biggest Mistakes (please don't crucify me as some of these are recent lol)
    Loro Piana Mainline suit x2
    5 mint Loro Piana Shirts all my size ($19 bucks a piece true thrift)
    RLPL 100% Cashmere and Caraceni Jacket.
    Alden Shells.
    2 Brioni SC/ orphans (I never do well with selling them so personal bias)
    Bonus
    Any second tier suit with pleats or no vents (EZ, BB)
     
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  7. jdrizzy

    jdrizzy Senior member

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    Lol i talked to frenchy about this. First month or two i had a little kiton loro haul. Ive been chasing that adrenaline ever since
     
  8. turkey_sandwich

    turkey_sandwich Senior member

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    In what world is thrifting Alden shell a blunder?!
     
  9. TJGent87

    TJGent87 Senior member

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    @turkey_sandwich those are the things I left behind, things I didn't get, things I regret to this day.
     
  10. rayxlui

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    Best:

    Acronym jacket
    Loro Piana jacket
    YSL Rive Gauche leather jacket
    Berluti boots


    Worst:
    Zilli leather jacket x.x I still get nightmares about it.
     
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  11. Principle

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    People still like these, right?
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    Dope and local leathers slim 42, the rose detail zipper, haha
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  12. jdrizzy

    jdrizzy Senior member

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    Sometimes I think i left behind a nanamica purple label NF jacket, but when I think about it, it might have just been a dream. I hate finding sick finds in my dreams.
     
  13. kbadgley84

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    Best:
    1. Brioni vicuña jacket
    2. 4 Loro piana baby cashmere sweaters
    3. Attolini cashmere SC
    4. 4 brioni cashmere SC, 1 brioni cashmere/silk SC 1 kiton SC (grouped all the dope coats into one)
    5. $5k custom Loveless horned back lizard boots

    Worst
    All the Christian Dior crap
    The Robert talbot shirts I keep buying
     
  14. Mr G from SD

    Mr G from SD Senior member

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    My top 5 are my top choices not because of monetary value, but because I truly enjoy finding nice clothing that I can wear. If it doesn't fit, of course the money is nice, but it doesn't hold the same value to me.

    In no particular order
    - Brioni navy blue cashmere SC
    - Isaia triple patch pocket salt and pepper SC
    - Loro Piana cashmere scarf
    - Brooks Brothers cashmere sweaters in 5 colors
    - Tom Ford ties

    I can't think of anything I've left behind. I know there has to be something, but it would have to have been minor. Never left behind any huge jackpots, luckily.

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  15. TJGent87

    TJGent87 Senior member

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    Channeled my inner @silverwarebandit with this one, not as nice of course but coming along considering i was never a fan of SWD.
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    I went with the Barbour.
     

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