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

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

  1. double00

    double00 Senior member

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    i've got a feeling it's easier to true thrift Row tailoring in certain areas in the US than in UK charity shops
     


  2. dukedishin

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    @Versace Guy for the record, Indianapolis and the surrounding area sucks for thrifting. Carmel is probably okay, but @Cj52racers works his butt off to cover that area and the pickings are already very slim.

    Midwesterners just don't know how to dress. (disclaimer: born and raised in central Illinois)
     


  3. GMMcL

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    THIS is what the fucking thread is about.

    NICE ONE! Good to see someone in our area finding stuff again, little by little. There is hope.

    . Yeah. Look back at previous threads if you want to see how ... Epic ... Frency's disagreements can be. He's being incredibly restrained and I commend him for it.
     


  4. freehand

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    Nice stuff - were the e-thrifted ties from the dickie bow guy? I got 2 from him this week, pretty happy with them, I'll post them when I've accumulated a few more finds.
     


  5. Odradek

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    Yes they were.
    The grenadine one has a stain on the front that he never mentioned, but I think most people would never spot it.
    Had that before with a Dunhill tie I got from him that had a stain. When I complained he just said "What do you expect for that price".

    I think that's why he takes such bad photos, just to hide the flaws. Still, you can get a bargain sometimes.


    The small print at the end of all his listings says.... "Please note all ties may require cleaning."
     
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  6. AlexJ1100

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    If you could offer any recommendations for shops it would be greatly appreciated, would be shopping more for self than flip. In July I am flying over for my future sister-in-law's wedding near London, I'm thinking maybe Harlow? This will be about 2 months after my own wedding so we're making it a 2.5 week trip visiting London, Paris, Munich, and somewhere in Italy.

    Love this. Going to mount in some way?
     


  7. freehand

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    Sure, I'll drop you a PM. Given prices can be a bit steep for flipping anyway, shopping for yourself is probably the best way to go.
     


  8. AlexJ1100

    AlexJ1100 Senior member

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    Woke up early for one of the last garage sale weekends of the year. Nothing outrageous but some fun finds.

    Camp Trails - US Made - Medium

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    Been had that vintage wata shield

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    Blackwatch Throw

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    Old Dartmouth Sweater

    If you're alumnus let me know, the man was a graduate and he had a ton of Dartmouth stuff (mugs, prints, bar stool, plate set (pics spoilered) Estate sale if you'd be interested in anything.
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    Echo scarf - Not really sure if its a thing but I love the print

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    Commonwealth of Kentucky Cufflinks

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    Square Bar Style Thule Canoe Mounts

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    Pendleton Blackwatch Blazer

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    x2 - Thule Big Mouth 599XTR Roof Bike Mounts
    At least one is N/A

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  9. richnet12

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    Some Oxxford jackets from this decade, this century. They seem to be true sport coats and are from the same guy dated in 03, 07, and 08.

    In 2003 he started off a little portly with a 47.5" chest. The sleeves are 22.5".

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    Then in 2007 he decided to get fancy with patch pockets on his blazers...nice light material..BUT WHY YOU NO VENT?!
    The chest size is down to 44.5". Nice job losing the weight fellow!

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    Finally, another year down the line, he gets it right with both patch pockets and a single vent!
    And he maintained his weight loss at a 44.5" chest. Unfortunately his arms still fit in a 23" sleeve.

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  10. TheNeedMachine

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    Popped into a GW for a quickie - - grabbed a very loud FU polyester blazer, and a couple books:

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  11. richnet12

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    Some other thrifted fodder which came along yesterday with the Oxxford jackets:

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    Ben Silver light blue dress shirt with contrasting white collar goodness...this will be worn!!

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    Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald light blue cotton pants 34 x 28 ..available

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    Zegna pants n/a

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    J. Crew snow flake sweater 100% lambswool with tag. Available. Small on the tag but has a
    51" chest and 26" sleeve to shoulder.

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    Loro Piana 100% cashmere Roaster Pull half zip sweater. No true thrift but purchased second
    hand online. Its in excellent condition. Size 56 with a 51" chest and 26" sleeve and is available.
     


  12. capnwes

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    Grail find for me. The softest leather I have come across and its my size.
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    Texas members; gf and I will be in the dallas area all next week, is it worth taking a half day to go to Austin? Not for thrifting, just general food, bar, shopping, sightseeing, etc.
     
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  15. richnet12

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    Texas is a big state...have you checked the distance on the map? You can stop at Twin Peaks in Waco on the way. Its about 3 hours between Dallas and Austin.
     


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