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

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

  1. jdrizzy

    jdrizzy Senior member

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    Shoulder buttons, wot.

    Thanks borbor, but i'm good!
     
  2. Koala-T

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  3. LetsGetWeird

    LetsGetWeird Senior member

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    Zegna tags = authentic (and sexy AF). I always wondered whether the "jacket" tag meant it was definitely an SC. Thanks for clearing that up!
     
  4. Cj52racers

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    nvm
     
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  5. impuntura

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    ChetB this ones for you...pre Knoll,Gavina made in Italy.

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    Nashville buds, in town for a couple days over the holidays. Would love any recommendations on areas/locations to hit.

    Thanks!
     
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    Prince's Hot Chicken Shack
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  8. GMMcL

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    I did.

    Agree to disagree on the jacket.

    Appreciate the compliment on my Tumblr.


    St. Andrews (branded St. Andrews, as opposed to St. Andrews for RLPL, where RLPL is the selling point) is extremely high quality but doesn't command the price it should -- sort of like Oxxford except that it doesn't have a weird gorge that would explain it.
    Every once in a while you get lucky, but even on non orphans you have to be careful.

    If the herringbone is more of a worsted texture -- flat pile -- then it's an orphan and at that price I'd leave it. If it's closer to a tweed or shetland texture, then you may have a separate on your hands. In that case, I'd probably buy it but that's really only on principle to avoid a separate of that quality from going to the Great Ragmaker in the Sky. From an ROI perspective, it's a dicegame, even on a separate.
     
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  9. ChetB

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    Dude you're killing me. [​IMG] So jealous.

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  10. Takai

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    If you want to grab coffee or some such feel free to hit me up.
     
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  11. Jompso

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    All that info is useful but with St. Andrews, you can just look at the tag, blazers have the internal fabric composition, usually cupro listed, whereas Suit Jackets, will have a line for the jacket lining which again, is usually cupro, and then under it will have a line stating the pants lining, which is always cotton. Saves some time, but good advice on not picking up either way, I used to pick it up because of RLPL but it has zero secondary market value despite quality. It's like Chester Barrie to a certain extent except CB will sell, just not for what it should or what its worth....and I will also never pass on a CB piece regardless, unless if its an orphan obviously.
     
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  12. Jompso

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    What you have there my friend is a dope 100% authentic Gucci suit (even though the tag says Jacket weirdly, but the pants obviously go...whatever regardless..)
    Zegna has been manufacturing for Gucci forever, they have also done/do Rive Gauche, Tom Ford, Gianni Versace, and others..

    What you don't have, although details may dictate otherwise, is a Tom Ford piece. Zegna started using those plasticy type tags post 2004, Ford left in 2004. If it has that tag, it ain't his.
     
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  13. Jompso

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    If the Zegna tag says Jacket, it's an SC 100% of the time. This must have been a factory error when printing, I've never seen this error before and the amount of Zegna tags I've looked at is absurd.
     
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  14. Chotii

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    Not clothes, but look at this remarkable pair of Rosemeade salt and pepper shakers. The only flaw is a tiny chip under the hoof of the bull. True thrift pricing, because...it's just little cheapo salt shakers, right?

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  15. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Unless the jacket and the pants were sold separately as separates….
     
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  16. Jompso

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    The separates rack never even occurred to me. Good call.

    Edit: Wait though...if manufactured as a separate, it would still be intended to be worn with it's match, it's just on the separates rack because that rack is for people whose bodies don't work out proportionally as far as how traditional drops and suit sizing works right? In that case either way they are being manufactured in order to be part of a suit, just needing to be matched with a disproportionate partner, right?...... as you may be able to tell, I have never browsed a separates rack, but that's what my preconceived notion is as far as seeing them and knowing of their existence is concerned.
     
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  17. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Aside from business cloths, I've seen lots of "fashion" places market "fun" suits as separates. Be it to wear alone, or for pricing - sometimes these cloths are very expensive and its easier to sell a 4,000 dollar jacket and then a 1200 pair of pants than a 5200 suit. Also for sizing yes. You won't see this on any classic cloths, but you will on cashmeres, bold prints, etc.
     
  18. rhz5001

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    I see separates at the stores I frequent.. Savers, Goodwill, and Salvation Army. I usually see a lot of pinstripe separates.
     
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  19. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    those are marketed to an entirely different audience.
     
  20. richnet12

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    Clubbing pinstripes....if we could make this popular again...just saying..
     
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