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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. thebuddahman

    thebuddahman Senior Member

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    Evening fellas. Managed another quick dash in to some charity shops today as they were closing (annoyingly). I scoped out two potential buys and will go back to the shop first thing tomorrow if they are worth picking up...

    First, an awesome silk/wool/linen sport coat by Magee. Seriously awesome colours. Would totally wear it but it's a 40 UK. £15 on the tag. Think it was in perfect condition and side vents. Worth a punt?

    Second, a navy pinstripe Lanvin suit. Didn't have time to study it or see the size. £30 on the tag makes me think I should pass. Any thoughts?

    Thanks again. I've had lots of PMs and replies on here helping me understand what things are worth so thank you. Really great thread :)

    #brohug
     


  2. Jompso

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    If it's current Lanvin that is/was made in France or Italy (I believe Caruso does Lanvin, but I may be wrong) then go for it. If it's older, vintage Lanvin, then it's licensed and definitely not worth picking up.
     


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    Caruso does Lanvin but I've also seen pieces made by Pal Zileri (edit: and Mabro as well after some ebay searching). Either way Jompso's right. Pick up the recent Italian-made stuff and leave the older licensed stuff.
     
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    My vote would be for embossed calf.
     


  6. My Main Man

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    Do it! I've already worn like 4 things from the box I got.
     


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    You're a big boy now, Drizzy. It's up to you.
     


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    Absolutely! Schott is great about answering questions from people about their garments.


    Heresy! It's too early! lol However, I must admit that my Thriftmas box is glaring at me from a shelf above my wrapping and packing station. It's tempting...
     


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    Thanks. That was my gut feeling bending it and shit, but wasnt completely sure.
     


  12. ChetB

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    To my secret Santa, whoever you are (you forgot to mention your username):

    :worship:

    Holy smokes, so generous and thoughtful. Thank you—fit pics and details soon.
     
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  13. Principle

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    Nothing here
     
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    Nothing here
     
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