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

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

  1. MJMcRibb

    MJMcRibb Senior member

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    Sneaker-heads: are USA made vtg New Balance a thing? Guessing early 80s?
     
  2. Jompso

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    Just a general thought I feel I should toss out there. Research good reweavers in your area and find out their prices. Some of these pieces you guys may be finding could still have plenty meat left on the bone even after a minor reweave. I know some places can run upwards of 80 a hole, but I found a guy who does it for $35 and he's been top rated yelp 3 times past 5 years so it's good work. Just food for thought cuz you could be leaving money on those racks due to easily correctable flaws.....now if extensive, a string of holes, or a large hole, then it's fucked so don't bother, otherwise though, may be worth lookin into..
     
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  3. Fueco

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    No (!!!). Send it to me for proper wearing/disposal.
     
  4. Jompso

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    Admittedly I haven't been in the sneaker game goin on 10 years now but I'm fairly certain that the answer to this question is a general yes, I believe the model plays a role however in regards to value.
     
  5. Fueco

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    Purchased at a good discount at least! Finally get to retire this old one I'm on now!

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  6. TheNeedMachine

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    ...or check out Fabric Reweavers USA. They did an absolutely amazing (and invisible) job fixing a small slash in a Hackett suit for me. As J to the Ompso said, depends on the damage...and the fabric / pattern / weave plays into how well it can be rewoven, but I wouldn't leave an upper end item behind if it had some relatively minor damage and was a cheap cop.
     
  7. Orgetorix

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    Did I screw up leaving this? It was $40. The "denim" felt weirdly soft and almost stretchy, like a pair of women's jeans. Overall it just didn't quite scream quality at me, like I'd have expected from RRL.

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    I'd go back but that's just me
     
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    I'd probably take a chance at $40.
     
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    it's stretchy cause it's knit. i'd go back.
     
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    If this is for resale I'd go back, personal, no. Especially if it's not comprised of quality denim/selvage. But a denim RRL peacoat on ebay will get you 4 times that.
     
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    It's not denim at all. it's a knit jacket (except for that patch of railroad stripe at the inner upper back/neck - that might be a yoke). Just knit of indigo yarn, is all.
     
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  13. SpooPoker

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

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    It is a Uhaul. Was not a sale but rather me moving my thrift backlog from my house to the store. (trip one of three, mind you). Ive got about 10 LV trunks, and despite my protests, my wife made me take some to the store - but they are 1000% not going for sale. Just atmosphere.
     
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    Very true point, weave complexity and patterns play a huge role. A sharkskin suit is gonna show a reweave where a POW Cashmere blazer would never be able to be found. I speak this personally, I thrited a Brioni 50% cashmere POW blazer a little while back for 19.99. It had a couple small holes, big enough to be noticeable but not huge. I figured I'd get a deal since they were grouped so close and I did. I'm not positive but lets call it $50 bucks for the fix since it was for 2. Got it back and couldn't tell anything had ever been done. I sold it a week later for $350. Now spending 70 total sucks but I still grossed 6 times initial investment.
     
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    Oh shit, I just saw Indigo dye and RRL and figured denim and didn't think twice. Good call.
     

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