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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. SpooPoker

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

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  2. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    Epic stuff, well done....gotta say though, you are absolutely killing me with these price tag shots...What I would give...
     


  3. mrcmcklwht

    mrcmcklwht Senior member

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    Last minute gift tip for your secret santa, if you haven't found anything thrifting

    The gift
    An Isaia wardrobe, including
    two suits, a sport coat and
    trousers, a formal ensemble, a
    topcoat, shirts and neckties to
    accompany each look, beach
    attire, and shoes.
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    A private wardrobe consultation
    and fitting with Isaia’s master
    tailor in Naples, Italy.
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    Two nights’ accommodations in
    a suite at the Eurostars Hotel
    Excelsior for the gift recipient
    and a guest, who will enjoy
    private tours of historic Naples
    and Isaia’s workshop.
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    A private boat ride to Capri and
    two nights in a suite at Capri
    Tiberio Palace on the island,
    where Gianluca Isaia will serve
    as host.
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    Starting at $40,000
    edit; from Robb Report
     
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  4. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    What makes good anything? Quality of materials and craftsmanship. Raw materials like silk sourced from Macclfield or England, Cashmere or Wool from Scotland, Grenadine woven in Como etc.. Then that hand crafting by a very skilled professional for the hand folding, internal construction, shaping, the lining, the body, taper, width etc... The ties you see aren't made in Italy, they may say they are, but they are not. They take advantages of loopholes in worldwide textiles regulation laws. Things like where the final piece of work is done is where the tag will say it was made. Thus cheap chinese silk, cheap chinese labor completing 99% of construction, and a small, low overhead workshop located in Italy to apply a keeper or a logo or something. You now have a tie that can legally state it was made in Italy. Charles Trywhitt engages greatly in said practices.
     
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    Bahljs Senior member

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    They are a absolutely a thing, and have niche market. What size are they? I may know a few people that would be interested.

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    A thing, they look like the 620 model, but made in USA [​IMG]

    Honored

    Where are they made? Not a huge Adidas guy myself, but I know they too have their own niche market, especially stuff made in Germany, France, Yugoslavia, etc.
     
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  6. AlexJ1100

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    Bahljs Senior member

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    Your photos have a great light touch, I love them.
     


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    I finally went ahead on last year's black Friday sales and ordered a pair of rabbit fur lined gloves from Dents. Took about a month to get here but totally worth it. Probably cost a little of $100 I think.


    Yeah
     


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    Question. I picked up these two pairs of LB pants yesterday. Attolini? Unsure if keeping so n/a for now.
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  10. thefastlife

    thefastlife Senior member

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    i keep coming back to you guys, even with questions outside of thrifting, and i hope that's ok (i trust your judgement)

    i have a budget of ~$300-400 for a nice, versatile and warm coat. OTHER than a peacoat, what styles and, more specifically, brands can i look to?

    the Sterlingwear and Schott peacoats were just way too boxy and i think i am sick of that aesthetic anyway.

    my office isn't super dressy so really, even a parka could probably work.

    thanks!
     


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    Vietnam. Seem like a cool older pair than most I have seen.
     


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    Followed, mine is @testfail. Don't u guys get swallow in by teenagers accounts? (Lots of following requests):/
     
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    I'm a big Barbour fan. A classic beadle with their snap/zip in liner will stand up to about everything. I also like that is a pretty casual look, but I've also seen them worn with dress pants/suits and it works.
     


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