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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. Jompso

    Jompso Distinguished Member

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    Excellent analogy. Totally understand where you are coming from. Did before, but this was articulated quite nicely, well done. The Kiton is the more desirable but it's just not practical to be an everyday workhorse as nice as it is, however you purchase something like a Brioni that is an extremely nice shirt, studier and more dependable, and is far more practical to be that workhorse you need. Your point is received.
     


  2. Takai

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    This is why Im glad my resale shop often has 1$ bins full of new, beautiful US, or Canadian made pima cotton high end T's. I picked up Uh... like 20 last time? most were either GoodlifexPepsixFifa World Cup, or some Canadian activewear brand.
     


  3. Jompso

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    That triple stitch chain stitching will keep your clothes together. If the Japanese garment industry knows anything, it knows how to make the best workwear you can buy.
     


  4. Jompso

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    Im off to measuring after this but first I gotta note the Borrelli drop, agreed, I have a couple and they are really excellent shirts. Secondly, and I believe far more historic as far as this thread is concerned... We have a co-sign for Kirkland Signature. Thread first. Congrats.
     


  5. Nobleprofessor

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    Probably will be motorcycle accessories, clothes, parts, signs, advertising, etc.
     


  6. Letric

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    Yeah I do a hand-wound shank on all my button refurbs. Started when I replaced an ISAIA button on a shirt I sold, and have just been addicted to the crowsfoot and shanked buttons. The tactile feeling of them is just so nice, and yeah they're sturdy as hell.

    $50+ James Perses are my "Wear around the house, and get holes in them" T-shirts lol... But of course I thrift those. My favorite T's are Norse Projects. $85 ea.

    Yeah yeah, you can say "oh those Norse Projects are designer shirts, that's just a lot of inflation and price gouging...". But really, these are the nicest T-shirts I've ever owned. They wear so nice and the fit is perfect... And after multiple washes, they still fit like the day I bought them. Love their fabric / color offerings for each season, and you can always get some on discount from last season. I'm seriously addicted to their "Niels Boucle" T's... I want more of them.

     
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  7. Fueco

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    I'd agree that Borrelli is one of the best. Truzzi is up there as well. The one that fits me best OTR is Isaia.
     


  8. ChetB

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    Quality in clothes is way overrated. Once you get past a basic threshold of not-completely-terrible, seems pointless to care too much. We get bored of our clothes anyway before they wear out. And who wants everything to last forever when there's so much other stuff to wear out there.

    It's interesting to see how often we turn to "quality" immediately when determining a thing's goodness. For me stuff like styling and even branding (just feels cool to align yourself with certain brands and stories) are way higher on the totem pole.

    Probably pointless to discuss anyway since we all have different ideas of what quality even means.
     
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  9. rayxlui

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    Some stuff from past some weeks. Like usual, shit pics.

    Not sure if this is a thing, but Class-5 down parka. Seems prettty cool to me.
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    Brioni, Canali, Recent T&A
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    PRL Corneliani Silk + Linen
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    RLPL and Outlier short sleeves. So mad RLPL is XL, Outlier is S.

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    Recent Giorgio Armani Black Label Suede jacket. So pissed its too big.
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  10. Jompso

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    So you're not paying $50+ for them... (it's funny I'm typing this wearing a Perse long sleeve) but you missed my point. I'm talking about undershirts, not shirts you can wear casually, but shirts that work as a top but were made to wear under your dress shirt. The shirts that come in 3 packs. The shirts that for some reason no one can figure out how to make them to last, shirts. Those shirts. That was my point.
     


  11. eazye

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    I'm staring at a Kiton shirt right now that has a ton of machine stitching. Placket, cuffs, collar edges, etc.



    This.
     


  12. Versace Guy

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    ^^
    Pretty much. The best quality clothes still lose to soy sauce.
     


  13. Letric

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    Gonna pull a Florian here: Too big you say???

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  14. drlivingston

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    Do any of you guys have experience with Bruli shirts? I picked up a few NWT from a thrift sale last year and they have become my go-to dress shirts. Being a larger guy, they seem to fit my shoulders better. They appear to retail around the $350 area (not that I would pay that).
     


  15. barrelntrigger

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    Love triple chain stitching. But when one goes, the whole thing starts to fall apart...
    Another reason I love me denim! You can wear the shit out of it and then you can wear it some more.

    With raw denim, you don't have to worry about shit! Well, unless you got shit on there then you need to wash it. lol
     
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