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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. Nobleprofessor

    Nobleprofessor Senior member

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    Oh shit. Those Croc wallets. Amazing!
     
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  2. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    First stop. Epic half price day...

    Favorite find? My size in 1988 model Stand Up pants...

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  3. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Been MIA for the past several days. Been out of town without internet access. One of the things I had to do was arrange to have these shipped back home to Minnesota. Not thrifted, but can't beat free (well, for the cost of shipping home).

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    @330CK, congrats! Wow! That's a killer jacket, too.
     
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  4. eazye

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    Awesome 330!!! Congrats dude, that's a huge accomplishment!
     
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  5. TheNeedMachine

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    Yesssss! Norton FTW!
     
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  6. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    You won't regret it. I joined the club the other day. I see what all the hype is about, these things are awesome!

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  7. LetsGetWeird

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    Weekend finds


    Thought this was a sick piece - no tags anywhere, fits like a 38S. How do you even describe it?

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    Dries Van Noten Suit
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    J Press Prez, loved the pattern on this Caruso
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    Oxxford, current (?) dildo orphan
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    J Crew Moon $, 2x Incos, Trafalgar
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    Belvest Suit my size n/a
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    Belvest for Burb london (when did this start?)
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    3rd Barbour that fits N/A
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  8. vexco

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    Norfolk jacket.
     
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  9. Nobleprofessor

    Nobleprofessor Senior member

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    Question:

    Is Oxxford Cashmere always labeled/tagged as Cashmere. I have an Oxxford SC that could be Camelhair or Cashmere. But, I also have an Oxxford Cashmere coat that feels similar and it is labeled as Cashmere. In fact, every cashmere Oxxford I have found has been labeled that way. So, I think I may have answered my own question.

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    Another Question

    This is a brag and its also a quandary.

    I can't figure out what to do with Oxxford Cashmere coat

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    Its not my size so the obvious thing to do is sell this bad boy and sell it fast! But, here is the problem:

    Two very small nibbles. They are not holes. AND they look worse in the pics than in person.

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    I don't think this can be repaired with reweaving.

    The quandary is spend the money to repair it (if it can be repaired) or sell it like it is?

    Obviously these coats sell for big money, so I don't want to give it away for cheap. But, how bad is it with the small half nibbles.
     
  10. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    Nice! I was checking that style out last week and wondering who buys the really wild patterns... ;)

    In other news, that's not the "best" brand I've found today. It's been a while...

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  11. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Probably 50's, but that's just a guess. Cool find! On the subject of vintage, I got this in the mail while I was out of town. Paid up a bit for it, but I think I got it for a steal. Especially considering how hard it is to find vintage leather jackets from this era in my size (42-44). A vintage shawl collar leather barnstormer has been on my "Want" list for a long time. The fact that it's a Sears' Hercules label is just icing on the cake. I'm thinking 1930's. Has the original belt. Perfect amount of patina. Sheepskin lining and collar are in fantastic shape. My question for you all; is there a way to tell if this is horsehide? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    :D I was on the fence on it, thought it might be too loud, But my wife liked it, so........
     
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  12. colorvision

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    @aging in rhythm nice to meet you too. I had a special dream about that Patek Philippe that was priced at 72k.

    Pendleton Blackwatch.

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    Nom de guerre, NA unless really want

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    Had to convince cashier that previous pants weren't matched to this jacket. Unstructured, coarse, 3 roll 2. Not sure about this one.

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    EG short sleeve work shirt

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    Vermont's finest, 1985

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    Gitman Vintage, hard to get color right on this one

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    T&A

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    Just trollin

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    Not an LA thing, and how about that hole in the back that I missed? Any chance of fixing that?

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    Billy Reid

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    Never thought I'd make it to 100 posts. Feels Thriftsmassy. Lots of smart people exchanging information here, keeps me coming back.
     
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  13. eazye

    eazye Senior member

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    Nat, that jacket is sick. I've wanted a barnstormer for quite a while too and I think your post just pushed me over the edge.
     
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  14. Orgetorix

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    Thrifty fit: Little O wearing a pair of vintage overalls I wore when I was his age 30+ years ago.

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  15. double00

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    as you point out the weave is perfectly fine, so reweaving is moot. the issue is the nap.

    i've thought about this question a little... what they originally do is weave the fabric and then by way of finishing they raise the nap and sometimes clip the pile even (i assume there are different ways to do this but brushing is the first to come to mind). i've wondered if it's not possible to either harvest some fibers from an inconspicuous part of the coat and then spot felt and clip to match the original nap, or simply spot brush it to raise a new nap off of the original weave. frankly i haven't tried either and i haven't researched whether anyone offers a service for this.

    personally i'd leave as is on something like that. good luck.
     
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  16. ATLjon

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    100 percent cash, 100 percent perfect. 95 percent sure it's a 40 R.

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  17. double00

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    hercules def not cow or steer. gotta be horse or goat. great great piece.
     
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  18. Bon Vivant Life

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    The best of last weeks thrifting. and some clear the Racks ties as well.

    Charles Tyrwhitt Navy Pinstripe Suit, 40R, 34W

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    Barbour Liddesdale Moleskin, Tagged M, fits more like a L/XL

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    Antonio & Bros Cashmere Navy Blue Overcoat, Made in Italy

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    No-Name Quilted Jacket, Made in Italy for Pollacks, a high end fashion store on Nantucket. Perfect spring coat, wish it fit.

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    BB Irish Linen x3

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    Big week for shirts, TnA, Brioni, Borelli

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    EZ shirts, three labels, Z Zegna, Newer EZ, Older EZ

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    Canali shirts x3

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    Tyrwhitt x4. Not really sure what opinion of these are, but appear to be very well made. All very nice patterns IMO

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    VV x2, John Varvatos

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    NWT from David Donahue, Ike Behar, and Mark McNairy

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    More DD and Talbott

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    Is Ted Baker considered skeet? TB and a Kenzo

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    Shoe time. Church's. Took me awhile to nail it down as all lettering was almost completely worn out. With a magnifying glass, I thought I made out "h's". A little research and then an eBay exact match, I knew what they were. I don't read Church's, so not sure what hand written info means. I know someone (??? CapnWes???) posted a guide to identifying shoes, but could not find it. Anyways, I look forward to posting the After pics sometime soon, they need some TLC.

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    AE Cornell single monk strap, for the moment NA

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    Some ties, VV, J Press, Gucci

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    Not thrift, but deep discount at Clear The Racks. Josiah France x3, EZ

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    Ted Baker x2, HF x2

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    Damn you Alpacuna!
     
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