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

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

  1. eazye

    eazye Senior member

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  2. thebuddahman

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    Sorry to clutter the thread:

    Can any UK based folks help me out? My work Xmas party is this Thursday and I'm seriously in need of items to fulfil the 1920s murder mystery dinner theme. Typically, I have left this to the last minute.

    Does anyone have any thrift lying around that might fit the bill? Quality doesn't matter. Perhaps a dinner jacket (36/38S), wing shirt(15.5") and bow tie? Happy to pay postage obviously. I'm open to suggestions! Thanks.

    Obligatory pics would follow for your delight and delectation, obvs!
     
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    Pm sent.
     
  4. richnet12

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    Man shipping is bad on the Shopgoodwill site.! The total cost rang up to $21 so not too bad.
     
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  5. Odradek

    Odradek Senior member

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    Picked up a tie this afternoon.
    Can anyone help identify the label?

    Is it John Wanamaker?

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    Thanks.

    Hand Made in Italy, it says on a second label, but nothing else.
     
  6. Cj52racers

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  7. bboowwyy

    bboowwyy Senior member

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    I think this is grail worthy.
    Bijan bespoke solid navy suit. (N/A)
    Bijan used to work for Huntsman on Savile Row, before setting up shop in Sydney.
    He only makes ~50 suits a year, & is regarded as the best suit maker in Australia.
    This thing is almost completely handmade. Really light construction with minimal padding through the chest.
    Judging by the styling & condition, i'd guess this suit was made within the last 5 years or so.


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    Also, some CP boots that need a good clean (N/A)

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    richnet12 Senior member

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    Nice stuff Bboowwyy.
     
  9. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Just the good stuff. enjoyed this.
     
  10. Snoogz

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    Thrift Thread Secret Santa - @vexco sent in some awesome stuff! Thanks!
    I've already put to use the Paul & Shark Sweater!

    Group shot of some nice staple ties, some with some awesome texture and mixes
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    Some Trad Pants that I hope to put to use during the warmer months!
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    A crazy cool bespoke sport coat! Single Breasted w/ Peak Lapels!
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    P&S & RLPL!
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    THRIFT FUNDED!!
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    I thought I'd share some season joy from me and my family below. Its somewhat relevant seeing as it was completely funded through thrifting throughout the year.

    We were blessed with the opportunity to give back to our community this year, to the most unfortunately of kids. One of our school districts is known for having some of the lowest poverty in our city. These elementary kids are considered below poverty, and many of them do not get a meal on the weekends when away from school. Their school has set up a program that is completely funded through donations and volunteers, where they are able to pack snacks and food for these kids to take home to eat on Saturdays and Sundays. If it were not for these snack-packs, most of these kids would not have anything to eat for two days. The snack-packs have to be small enough in size to be able to safely fit inside their backpacks. All of these kids walk home from school, and are victims of being robbed of any items seen during their walks.

    So this year, the program has decided to gift these kids with a small gift for them to take home for christmas, along with their normal meal packs. The gift will most likely be the only gift they receive. The school totals about 190 kids, K-6th. My wife and I had a heavy heart for these kids, because their lifestyle situation is out of their control. No kid should have to struggle for food, let alone not feeling special enough on christmas to receive a gift. So my wife and I decided to take on 80 kids this year, and gift them with a small toy, and a small clothing item. We individually wrapped all these gifts, so that they may try and feel the joy and magic of christmas during the season. We dropped off the gifts last night to the school, who will disburse them next week before the kids are out for break. Our trunk was completely full, along with most of the backseat!

    Its crazy to see what this community of fellow thrifters opens up for you. Seeing as this was completely funded through my meager thrifting trips, and flipping the profits. I was able to set aside enough money to complete this and give some kids a magical christmas! Maybe next year I'll be able to wear my santa suit and pass them out to each kid!
     
  11. Thrift Vader

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    @Snoogz major props! going all out with Thriftmas cheer. you get the biggest thumb i have tried to give in a very long time.
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    You are another example of thread awesome. good people on here.
     
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  12. vexco

    vexco Senior member

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    Awesome of you to give back to some less fortunate kids. Awesome, dude.
     
  13. mistermidwester

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    @Snoogz, you are awesome. Love to see that kind of spirit in here, especially when there's so much talk of profits and flipping.

    You (and your wife) rock!
     
  14. SpooPoker

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

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    Snoogz, you win the thriftes for the year. Great stuff man, you've got some serious thrift karma coming your way. :slayer:
     

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