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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. cpmac7

    cpmac7 Senior member

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    Thanks

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    Well I am an idiot. I left it.
     
  2. 330CK

    330CK Senior member

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    Don't worry about it. This is one of those times where 1stdibs is wayyy more than double what you could get for it. These usually sell for $25-$50 at auction.
     
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  3. cpmac7

    cpmac7 Senior member

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    Lucky I am visiting family and I can go back see if they are there in the morning. :slayer:

    Art to me is one of my favorite things that I have bought in the past. I would rather have a cool piece of art than a kiton suit any day of the week. Not sure what I was thinking by leaving it.
     
  4. Jompso

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    Kiton suits are works of art
     
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  5. carreragt7

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    Hi all! My name is AJ. First time poster in this style of thread, but figured I’d lurked long enough. I’ve dabbled with thrifting for personal finds in the past years, but haven’t been in a long time. Reading through this thread and others has really been entertaining and motivating; so Thank You to all of you!

    Here are some pics of my findings from my first trip in years. Only hit up 3 stores, as they are spread out a bit around here.

    First pic of ties: Zegna, Zegna (tagged by Joe Brand of Laredo/McCallen, Texas) and still has its price tag, Charvet with Neiman Marcus tag still attached, Ferragamo, Vuitton, Hermes, Ferragamo, Pineda Covalin, and Brooks Bros. I’m a little suspect on the authenticity of the Vuitton but I’ve found numerous online sales of similarly tagged ones that are from sellers with great feedback that back up their product with authenticity guarantees. (I know, take those with a grain of salt…)[​IMG]
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    2nd group of ties: Square Collezioni Cravatte, Faconnable x2, Christian Dior Monsieur, Daniel Milano, Giorgio Armani x2. I’m not familiar with the Square brand, anyone have insight? Seems to be pretty decent quality. Materials tag appears to be in Portuguese.
    Overall I’m very happy with this haul of ties.

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    Scarves/Shawls: Two Ugna, Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci Fuilio (accidentally pictured the “back” side of it), Schiaparelli, Kenzie.
    The Dior has some minor fraying, and none of them have any tags attached. From what I’ve gathered, some brands have tags and some don’t: any insight on how badly not having tags effects resale or collection value? I’ve seen some crazy ranges in price on Dior, Pucci, and Schiaparelli. If you’re a scarf connoisseur and don’t mind shedding some insight, I’d appreciate it.

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    Pants:
    Boss, RL Polo, Zanieri, Zanella x4, NWT Banana Republic w/Lanificio Cerruti wool, Faconnable, RLPL, and Gianfranco Ferre. Not pictured, Armani made in USA version (Simint made), A/X x2, and a few others.
    Love the RL Purple Label pants, very nicely constructed. I see a ton of Lauren, Polo, and other variations that I usually pass on, but I knew that essentially all Purple Label items are an insta kop.

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    Shirts:
    Got too lazy to photograph them better at this point. But the gist of the haul- Bugatchi x3, Ted Baker x2, Faconnable x3, Theory x3, Pendleton x2, Eton x3 and a few others. Not all pictured in this pile.
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    Suits:
    Christian Dior 3 piece and Ted Baker Endurance. Both in like new condition, except the Dior has a broken button on one of the sleeves. Have yet to look if there is an extra hidden away anywhere. Both of these fit me pretty well, and resale doesn’t seem great on Dior so I’ll probably be keeping it.

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    Another suit that I am curious about: I found an excellent condition Takashimaya suit, with a Hi-Land label in it. It also has a name in cursive monogrammed on inside of jacket, assuming this is the original client/customer’s name or perhaps the designer?
    I’m not super familiar with the store or the label, but know that it is (was?) a pretty large brand in Japan. This suit does not fit me at all, it is made for a person of a much smaller stature. I can’t translate the label I found, but maybe someone on here can.
    Should I keep it (read: sell it) or return to the store? I have a 7 day return period for store credit. Didn’t want to leave it and regret it, and knew that I could find something of equal store value if it’s a total failure of a purchase. If it fit me I’d just kop it for myself as I really like it, but it’s just too small.

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    Sports coats:
    Giorgio Armani Le Collezioni 41R and John Varvatos Star 42R. Both fit me pretty decently, so probably N/A.

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    Shoes:
    Ferragamo Rais (Studio line, but I actually really like this shoe), AE McAllister, AE Harvard, AE Kearney, AE Cameron. Not pictured but also acquired: Bally Odessa, Johnston & Murphy Tassel (unknown model at this point), and a few not worth talking about.
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    Still deciding what all I love and/or fits me. Then everything else goes up for grabs, via here or the feebay.

    Hopefully this post wasn’t too long for a first time post in the thread. I'll search how you do the "spoiler" effect and edit the post. Thanks all!
     
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  6. Versace Guy

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    Top 5 ties

    Hermes
    Salvatore Ferragamo
    Vineyard Vines
    Robert Talbott 7 Fold
    Zegna Quinci
     
  7. Letric

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    Sorry but that Zegna on the far left, the yellow striped Ferragamo, and that Louis Vuitton are all fakes by my eye. Just a heads up if you wanted to flip em. Cheers.
     
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  8. Jompso

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    No question. LV is fake as fuck and that Ferragamo is pretty bad as well. Can't see the Zegna that well but can see it well enough to know they don't make any ties with that keeper or that tipping.
     
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  9. Fashionablemale

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    I have been lurking for a while on this thread. I have learned so much from everyone here. I am in New York this week on vacation and we wanted to do some shopping. I don't suppose anyone would be willing to share some shops we should hit for some nice thrifting? Mostly looking for clothing.
     
  10. Bahljs

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    Thanks to everyone on the tie contributions. Would anyone be opposed to "an official tie appreciation thread"?
     
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  11. capnwes

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    I own two ties, both are Drakes for Luxeswap.
     
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  12. Bahljs

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    I need one of those in my life.
     
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  13. Purplelabel

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    Seconded. But @SpooPoker won't sell them.

    Greedy.
     
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  14. bboowwyy

    bboowwyy Senior member

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    Speaking of Kiton, found my first tailored piece today!
    Hoping the pants turn up in the next few days.

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    Also found my first Zegna Couture tailored piece.
    It's pretty torn up, but couldn't leave it behind.

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  15. AlexJ1100

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    Off topic but relevant question.

    What do you guys use as a white photo backdrop? Just a white painted wall? Poster board or something similar for smaller items? I'm trying to set up a new photo/listing station in my house and want to go for a cleaner looks than I've had in the past.

    I've got way to much in my backlog and need to get listing.
     
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  16. txwoodworker

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    Love that color! Hope the pants show up, what is the size?
     
  17. bboowwyy

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    Around an EU48-50
     
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    Not to clutter the thread, but this is my "Smalls" setup currently. I have another area for big flat shots on the floor too.

    Just some cheap craft-store paper (48" wide) tacked to the wall. Rolled it down and clamped to the table. The table is an architectural drafting table, with adjustable legs. This lets me angle the front of the table down a bit to get a good angle on the items. The lights are just 2 eBay CFL softboxes. Camera is a Canon Digital Rebel. Shoes are AE Neumora Dubmunx.

    This setup produces photos like this:
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    Sold these AE Kenilworths within hours for like $30 more than what Sold Listings was saying to price em at. [​IMG]
     
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  19. kbadgley84

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    I have a cashmere one, I don't wear ties but I love them for the artistic value, have a bunch of Hermes and some pre death Versace in the ol personal collection too
     
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  20. eazye

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    Most of my ties these day are vintage, in patterns and fabrics I personally find interesting. Brand doesn't really matter. Though I do still keep these bad boys around.
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