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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. Ds13

    Ds13 Senior member

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    Some meager finds lately, as the other MN guys have stated, it's been slow.

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  2. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    Hiking growler... Housewarming gift from one of my wife's coworkers.

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  4. Orgetorix

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    Not the tiger stripe you're looking for, I don't think. @Nataku?
     
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  5. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Yes, it's a variation of tiger-stripe camo.Unfortunately, as @Orgetorix said, not the tiger-stripe you are looking for. Sorry man. There are a number of countries who use or have used some sort of variation of tiger-stripe camo. What you want is the stuff from the Vietnam War era. There are still a number of different variations from that period but if you do get lucky enough to stumble across some, you'll likely find the John Wayne pattern which looks like this. Note the shade of green used for the background color. The John Wayne pattern was probably the most widely used variation during that period, but is still very hard to come across. Though a few lucky members on here have been fortunate to come across a few examples. I still have yet to find one.

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    Another desirable variation is the "gold" tiger stripe, named for the gold color mixed in,

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  6. Woofa

    Woofa Senior member

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    Anyone know these?
    Small shop in NY?
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  7. Shanejosephxxx

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    Small shop up on the east side I think. Not sure if it's still there.
     
  8. thebuddahman

    thebuddahman Senior member

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    Hi all. A n00b from SW England here just starting out in thrifting. I've really enjoyed following this thread and seeing all of your amazing finds. I've got the bug now for sure. Just started to 'dip my toe in the water' in the last couple of weeks and so far have come across what I think (hope) are decent finds.

    I've tried to heed the advice given about not buying things needlessly and aiming for quality rather than quantity. I want to find things that can either be worn and loved, or sold on to make a little profit to put towards my family.

    So far my ridiculously unfounded rules are:

    - Pass on Austin Reed suits (there seems to be loads of them and I'm not convinced of the quality)
    - Only pick ties I will either put into my rotation, or I know will sell (slight exception below, ahem). Not bothering with the endless sink randoms I keep seeing.

    Today I was on a course with work somewhere I've not been before and on my lunch break decided to hit the charity shops. Glad I did as I managed to found this awesome jacket which is going straight into my wardrobe. I was even on the SuitSupply website the other day looking at buying one new! Funny how these things work out. Looks good on me apart from the sleeves which I will need to get shortened. Keeping it for sure.
    Looks hardly worn and picked it up for only a few pounds. Madness.

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    Nothing else as exciting unfortunately, just some ties...
    Austin Reed (keeping this one, nice pattern)
    Enrico Rossini (selling)
    Andre Claude Canova (selling)

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    Is the last one anything special? Made in France, Silk, very Hermes-esque. It looks brand new and was folded in it's clear wrapper. Too good to pass up for a quid I thought. Would appreciate help from you tie gurus.

    Thanks all. Hope to post more in the weeks to come.
     
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  9. evdv

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    @Koala-T and @borbor thanks for your replies to my post, much appreciated.
     
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  10. Van Veen

    Van Veen Senior member

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    Anyone know anything about Porcelli? Worth it for self?

    Found a canvassed flannel suit. Union tag, no material tag.
     
  11. AlexJ1100

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    If.......

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    2. It is for yourself
    3. You like it

    Yes

    Plus flannel suits are the bee's knees
     
  12. aging in rhythm

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    All pickups from my thanksgiving trip back home to the Bay Area. All available :slayer:

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    Did someone say BLACKWATCH? Woolrich Woolen Mills x Bonobos Suit, size 44
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  13. capnwes

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    Damn, thrift stores in prison!
     
  14. kbadgley84

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    Is this the tiger stripe I'm looking for?
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  15. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Nope. Sorry. Mid-late 80's US stuff, used my Special Forces and navy seals. Green label with black text is a good sign it is't the good stuff, as that style military labels came into use in the early-mid 90's, I think. Most will just have a small black stamp on the inside collar area that will say something like US-M (US Medium) or A-S (Asian Small).
     
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  16. My Main Man

    My Main Man Senior member

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    This last page is just reinforcing my decision to stay away from militaria as I know virtually 0 about it.
     
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  17. vexco

    vexco Senior member

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    Some stuff from today. All available.

    2 x Synchilla full zips. Both size L. One men's, one women's.

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    2 x Alden Welterweight Walkers. Picked up 3 pairs yesterday(1 welterweight walker, 2 all weather walker). 9.5B

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    Not sure what this is. Just thought it was cool.

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  18. PantherPatrol

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    Interesting market. Is this camo being sold to streetwear people, or more of a military collecting thing? Who is buying "the good stuff"?
     
  19. Woofa

    Woofa Senior member

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    That may be a porcelain box. If so has some value but with the Exxon logo I am not quite sure.

    Probably should be some marks on the bottom.
     

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