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

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

  1. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    The separates rack never even occurred to me. Good call.

    Edit: Wait though...if manufactured as a separate, it would still be intended to be worn with it's match, it's just on the separates rack because that rack is for people whose bodies don't work out proportionally as far as how traditional drops and suit sizing works right? In that case either way they are being manufactured in order to be part of a suit, just needing to be matched with a disproportionate partner, right?...... as you may be able to tell, I have never browsed a separates rack, but that's what my preconceived notion is as far as seeing them and knowing of their existence is concerned.
     
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  2. SpooPoker

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

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    Aside from business cloths, I've seen lots of "fashion" places market "fun" suits as separates. Be it to wear alone, or for pricing - sometimes these cloths are very expensive and its easier to sell a 4,000 dollar jacket and then a 1200 pair of pants than a 5200 suit. Also for sizing yes. You won't see this on any classic cloths, but you will on cashmeres, bold prints, etc.
     


  3. rhz5001

    rhz5001 Senior member

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    I see separates at the stores I frequent.. Savers, Goodwill, and Salvation Army. I usually see a lot of pinstripe separates.
     
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  4. SpooPoker

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

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    those are marketed to an entirely different audience.
     


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    Clubbing pinstripes....if we could make this popular again...just saying..
     


  6. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    yes.
     


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    Awesome guys, thanks for the info.
     


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    WOW there's a name I never expected to see in this thread. Great band! [​IMG]
     


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    you are good
     


  10. hooker4186

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    Was in philly yesterday.

    Snagged these for my personal black tie rig:
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    And some of this:
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  11. ilikethelights

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    Played a show with Wrangler Brutes in a VFW hall once
     


  12. saxcolossusjr

    saxcolossusjr Senior member

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    Hey--

    Been lurking this thread for a while, wanted to introduce myself.

    I'm Matt - a recent college grad currently living in Cleveland. While I've been on SF since 2008, I was mostly absent during college. During that time I developed a mild thrifting obsession. I'll share some of my best finds when I get a minute.

    If any of you have experience in Cleveland, let me know of the good spots. Otherwise, glad to be back and looking forward to learning more from you guys!!

    Cheers
     
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  14. Clay J

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    Is this tag women's, kid's? Did someone shrink the sweater? It's definitely not a men's XL.

    [​IMG]
     


  15. joshmick

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    Same here! I have a WB tshirt that has a hamburger smoking a joint on it. A real hit with the inlaws!
     


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