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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. Van Veen

    Van Veen Senior member

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    If you're buying for yourself, buy whatever you want. Doesn't mean you should brag about it.

    If you're buying to flip, you're not buying for yourself. You're buying for the market.
     
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  2. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Inco Italy 38x33
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    BB Flannel 35x33

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    W&G 36x27

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  3. eazye

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    First fit pic of 2016. Big coats, luxe knits and flannels.
    Caruso cashmere overcoat
    Prada cashmere sweater
    Caruso flannels
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    All thrifted by me for sub $30 total

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  4. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    That looks so comfortable.
     
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  5. eazye

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    It is. :smarmy:
     
  6. hooker4186

    hooker4186 Senior member

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    Xpost from fit thred:

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    Sweater: SNS Herning (grailedthrift)
    Shirt: BB OCBD from @stevesmith
    Tie: Ovadia and Sons wool flannel (grailedthrift)
    Trousers: Epaulet (Buffalo Exchange)
    Shoes: C&J for BB (Buffalo Exchange)
     
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  7. dukedishin

    dukedishin Senior member

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    Four pairs of Brioni trous that are double pleated and have some significant staining that will need a dry clean. Solid navy, mid gray, and light gray. Not 100% sure the stains will come out but I believe they will. Should I go back at $6/ea?
     
  8. MikeChevelle

    MikeChevelle Well-Known Member

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    So then let me ask this question, or maybe someone can direct me to a tutorial.

    Obviously there are more brands than one can remember, so when "thrifting" what does a person look for outside of a label. For shoes and clothes alike, what are the giveaways to make a score worth posting here?
     
  9. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Read this and the last thrift thread from start to finish. There's your tutorial.
     
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  10. drlivingston

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    Left behinds 5 pairs of Incotex staple Made in Italy wool pants. They were 36x30 and in great condition. Unfortunately, they wanted $18.00 per pair. [​IMG]
     
  11. eazye

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    Start with the last thread first though.
     
  12. Denton

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    Sucks but would be tempting. If my size would kop in a second.
     
  13. MikeChevelle

    MikeChevelle Well-Known Member

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    :) Hoping to find something a little more abbreviated than a 28,000 post thread. A lot of what I have read in here is more brand recognition. I was hoping to be able to better identify features vs brand as there are to many names to remember
     
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  14. GetBlatzed

    GetBlatzed Senior member

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    Pretty happy with this find. Anybody have any experience with this specific model?
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  15. Fueco

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    Then read the entire forum. There is a wealth of knowledge in this tiny corner of the internet. Just don't expect people to recite things on command just for you. There is a search tool at the top right of the screen... And this is only post #26,735 of this thread. Try the other one. [​IMG]
     
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  16. dukedishin

    dukedishin Senior member

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    They say that for a reason, though. If you can't read all of it, then just start reading this thread every day and don't post for 6 months. It really is the best way to pick things up. That and use the eBay mobile app while you're in stores.
     
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  17. eazye

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    Ill add that, while reading both threads from start to finish may seem like an incredibly daunting task, if you really love clothing and more importantly thrifting, it will be like the best novel you've never heard of. Full of mystery, intrigue, guns, politics. And maybe even a murder or two! (I may have made up the part about the murder). But most importantly, the amount of knowledge within these two threads is staggering, and you will emerge from it, on the other side, a more learned person in the art of thrifting. Your first post, filled with dated Ecco shoes, will seem like a distant, unsettling memory.
     
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  18. ridethecliche

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    I'd suggest you stop posting and start reading. If nothing else, it'll help you lose less money. Otherwise, carry on and people will likely just ignore you for the most part.

    If you want to learn about construction and tells, then this website should have plenty of that as well. Again, the best course of action is to start reading. Shocking, I know.
     
  19. Bahljs

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    Just gotta be honest with you. I came in and asked these exact questions and made the exact same points are you are/will to defend why you're asking the 'simple' questions. But when I went back, and started from the beginning, I not only learned what to look for/how to look for it, but I also learned personas of many of the people on this thread. The same people that answered me brash ^^ are really really awesome people that I've come to respect as a member on this forum.

    Take a few hours and read through page 1 of this thread (Part II even) and you'll learn man. Hope this helps.

    In short, if it looks annoying or feels nice, take a closer look.
     
  20. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

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    @GMMcL holy crap, nice hauls. So much win there. That BBBF shirt available?

    FYI, from what I can see from here, if they're short, the untipped BB ties are probably 20s/30s. 30s if they're just really short, 20s if they're really, really hella short and super flared on both ends.




    Check my signature.
     
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