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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. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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  2. M. Bardamu

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    Green-edged arm badge definitely makes it an older piece (mid-90s as AngryYoungPoor notes), but I've seen that "Piece:" tag before on vintage SI stuff. Does it have a square "CP Company" or "Sportswear S.P.A." tag in the waist seam? Is there a little round transparent rubber "hologram" thingie anywhere?
     
  3. Sleeves345

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    Heartbreaking discovery at local thrift shop; about 20 Burberrys ties, all with nice patterns I liked, but all with pinholes or runs or stains. Grabbed 4 of the least damaged, and was able to clean two. Anyone have ideas for what to do with ties that have runs or stains on them? I can't flip them due to damage, but I don't want to redonate or trash them. I was thinking of unstitching and sewing the silk together to make a lining for a jacket. Google is only turning up quilts and skirts. Any ideas?
     
  4. 330CK

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    Next stop yields an Hermes pea coat and nwot LVCs, ain't had a day like this in a minute

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  5. drlivingston

    drlivingston Well-Known Member

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    Stop... Buy a lottery ticket before you hit another thrift.
     
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  6. Woofa

    Woofa Well-Known Member

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    Rare new item from an actual store for me but discounted and is a rare madder and cashmere (blend with silk) item. Those are two of my favorite things!
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    Really working on my pocket square game lately.
     
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  7. the2ndhandman

    the2ndhandman Well-Known Member

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    Not the vicuna model but it will do.

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  8. impuntura

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    Super mint super recent
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    And NWT zegna linen unstructured safari.

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  9. Purplelabel

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    Brah, hermès peacoat? What the fuck...
     
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  10. impuntura

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    Wow on that Hermes peacoat

    Dare I say thread en fueco ????
     
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  11. silverwarebandit

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    Yeah I was pretty impressed by it all around.
     
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  12. HansderHund

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    When we used to do scavenger hunts, I came in dead last. I'd print the list and carry it to the stores and would find nothing to match.

    Quick request: Could we avoid "American-heavy" lists? I.e., lists that include tons of Pendleton, Filson, AE, Alden, etc.?

    Love the weirdo-lists though, so taxidermied animals, grandma-made doileys, old stuff, etc.

    Suggestions:
    T-shirt from the furthest distance from found shop

    Something not likely to be purchased by a normal human being (old underwear?)

    Outdated piece of sports equipment.

    3 "humorous" coffee mugs about aging and/or sex

    Something priced more than it's current/retail price

    Something made in (insert country name here)
     
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  13. suited

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    Found my first Vicuña...











    At a photo gallery in Park City.
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  14. JohnAAG

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    @impuntura What the hell? You find recent Zileri; I find old Zileri. You find NWT Zegna linen; I find old Zegna linen. I have no idea what's going on, but I reeeaaallly want you to find a new Rolex. Cause I would be more than happy to find a vintage one [​IMG]

    I'm all in on the scavenger hunt idea!
     
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  15. impuntura

    impuntura Well-Known Member

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    Deal.
     
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  16. Purplelabel

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    Here's one for the hunt; go to most amount of shops just to find phuuck all? ;)

    what about finding something that is "so your country" it's not funny? EG... Americans need to pull out the bald eagle on a tie or an American flag suit and us Brits need to find a custard cream in a suit or a tie made from old tea bags.
     
  17. Fueco

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    Timely delivery...

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  18. Nataku

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    Pretty much did that for the past couple weeks. :(
     
  19. double00

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    haha pockets full of spotted dick?
     
  20. Purplelabel

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    Come to England. Then you'll know... ;)

    PSA*
    If anyone here, and I mean anyone, comes down to my neck of the woods i will take you out to lunch and have a few bevvies. Could be Spoo or ATLjon... Or even Jompso! ;) lunch is on me, boys.
     
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