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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. hooker4186

    hooker4186 Senior member

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    Those are Alfred Sargent. Likely those were for Polo Ralph Lauren or less likely for J Crew. Edit: since you're in the UK those could be for a UK shop of some sort or just straight Alfred Sargent even.
     
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  2. ChetB

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    That would actually be a step in the right direction.


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  3. double00

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  4. eddiegreen

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    Thank you Boss!
     
  5. rhyme

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    If those velcro shoes happen to be John Lobb then sure post away.

    I have been on this forum for about 8-10 years now and I still read the previous thread from start to finish cause its exciting to see other people find. If you want the easy way out then

    read last post on this thread
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/140387/...-hierarchical-suit-quality-list-sfwhsql/0_100

    read 1st post on this thread
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/24109/hof-labels-heels-and-nail-patterns-secrets-to-id-the-maker/0_100



    Listed these recently.

    3x RS from current season

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    Someone pulled this out for me and left it on top of the pants rack. Thanks dude!
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    Would you guys call this NWOT?? Unhemmed with a 38" inseam and currently on Mr. Porter site
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  6. barrelntrigger

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    This is how you do a first post!
     
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  7. Denton

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    Would you guys buy an old EZ Tindari suit in your size with a few moth holes (small, on pants and relatively inconspicuous.)

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    And trying to figure out if this EZ is an orphan. Same donor, my size.
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  8. thebuddahman

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    My dry spell continues on here in the UK. Tried some new places further afield to try and shake up my thrift game but ended up with one item ffs. Tempted to have a week off and let the stores rotate a bit.

    *sigh*
     
  9. GetBlatzed

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    In the field. Anybody want me to proxy?
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  10. thebuddahman

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    Awww man if only that was Dancin' Grannies 2 I would've asked you.
     
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  11. snackbandit

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    That thing is awesome! Sit on it for a week or two, kop a discounted gift card, and go back. Hell, it's what I did [​IMG]

    Gift card kept me right at the 10% rule.
    Sorry, @ChetB , tallied up the thumbs from that last post and I had to do it [​IMG]


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  12. rhyme

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    @Denton look at the bottom left corner of the size tag.EZ tags usually point out if it's a jacket or suit.
     
  13. barrelntrigger

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    Looks like an orphan. I would Kopp on cheap. But would you really wear dated suits?
     
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    2nd vintage peacoat this week. This one is pre-1947 and in unbelievable shape.

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  15. the2ndhandman

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    Those look to be alfred sargent x orvis.
     
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  16. HansderHund

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    I originally wrote/posted this in November of 2013. I thought it might be an appropriate time to quote myself as we have a bunch of new posters recently :)

     
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    Keep in mind too that great finds are all relative. If I found Kiton (and I still haven't!) I would brag about that shit like I had found Gianni Versace's original handwritten art for his designs (or some other equally crazy rare find that would be exceedingly rare). But, others on this thread post Kiton on a regular basis. I have never found any. I would want to shout it from the rooftops when I did. Some finds are more interesting because they are so cool or rare even though they aren't worth crap. Other finds are incredible for the simple reason that they are rare and worth a shit ton of money (like Vicuna). But, you have to remember it is about perspective and its all relative. @capnwes is one of our star posters on here and he finds some amazing things. But, he also includes pictures of Jos A. Bank ties among his finds. Do you know why? Because along with the rare grail items, he also finds things that are nice, well made, and he makes a living selling them. So, @MIkesChevelle remember it is about bragging. While some of us (including myself) post some finds that some posters wouldn't look at twice, remember its about perspective and learning, and style, and for many its about making money on these finds (although we have a specific thread about the issues of flipping these things).

    By the way, @Orgetorix 's suggestion to check his signature and read his blog is excellent advice. I still look at it occasionally and I promise you, no matter how long you do this or how much you learn, there is somebody on here that knows more about a specific subject than you do.
     
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  18. Fueco

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    Speaking of grails...

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    Also, these just happened to be on the men's shoe rack.

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  19. HansderHund

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    Here is another quote that is of interest. This one is from April of 2014.


     
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  20. Denton

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    Word. IIRC Zegna tags always have a drop listed even if no pants?

    I liked the navy windowpane, looked pretty contemporary but as a suit.

    Passed on both. Tough finding six EZs in my size and passing on all.
     

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