Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.
Very impressive! I wish I had bought that belt haha!
Actually you are very right. I have seen a lot of very nice designer furnature go for some good prices. I saw a button tufted couch once that looked really superb, but I don't own a house XD
First, when I think discount store in the same sentence as thrift, I'm actually thinking resale shops. We have probably the best resale shops in the country next to New York here. Any day of the week you can walk in and walk out with Comme Des Garcons, Dior Homme Jeans for 100-150, Thom Browne Oxfords for 45 etc.. but the margins aren't there unless you come up on some rare Hedi Diors like the Original Clawmarks or the Under My Cars....as far as actual discount stores go, mine and yours are two very fucking different stories. Zegna doesn't show up in my Marshalls or Rack neither does Brioni or Ricci or any other premium ties you guys are getting at your local discount shops. My stores top out at Talbott and Vineyard Vines. I think this may be due to the fact that the money here is buying the product once it goes on sale at the original store so the discounts aren't able to even get there hands on it at liquidation. Either way I've written those places off completely, they fucking suck here.
I literally tested this theory for the first time yesterday and I almost agree with you. I came up on some rare Japanese shit that fell through the cracks, a vintage penfeild wool hooded red and black lumberjack for 6 bucks, a Drakes x Barneys dress shirt for 4 bucks, Harvie and Hudson Dress shirt for 4 bucks....shit doesn't pay out as well as the nicer thrifts and you need a a gallon of sanitizer when you leave those places, but there fucking fun thrifting for sure....but if Goodwill is too sterile for you, you get fuckin gutter homie cuz I keep a pump bottle of sanitizer in my car strictly for whenever I have a urge to test out a goodwill.
Yeah that wasn't really the MOST profittable item I've ever sold, but it was a handsome profit. That happened about 1.5+ yrs ago, and since then I've always looked for another one. It was a $395 belt, and they had it priced at $59.97 lol. Dunno how they messed that up so bad.
I think some of the better sales are like "Buy 1 Get 2 Free" at NMLC or Saks Off 5th. Let's say there's 6 NWT Brunello Cucinelli sweaters there for like $300 ea. You buy 2, and get the other 4 for free... So that works out to $100 ea. $100 ea for sweaters that have a $995 MSRP is a pretty good deal. However, you really have to time it just right... and of course get lucky with high-end stuff being there.
We had a store card at one time, and I think that brought down the price of things another 30%.... Just be careful if you get one, as those store cards have craploads of fees and high interest rates. They're only really worth having short term, or just 1 time for an epic haul.
Ok, obviously Dutch thrifting will not likely come close to all the awesomeness in this thread, but I'm still pretty happy with my latest find.
Apparently there is a new goodwill just a few blocks from my house which I happened to drive past today. Didn't have much time, but the stock seemed pretty decent (for Dutch standards).
No time to really go through all racks, but I did happen to grab this from a € 2 tie bin:
Spoiler: XL Zegna tie
In the last picture there is a smudge from a label. Any thoughts on removing that?
The colors are quite hard to capture (reddish brown with dark mossy green, but sort of hue-changing or something).
Haven't decided if I will embrace it in my wardrobe or put on ebay.
It's a bittersweet moment here in the Gentleman Cave.
I am announcing that these will be the last photos I post on this thread.
That were taken with my old Nikon D40
Cuz I thrifted this NIB Rebel SL1 today.
Nice! Now thrift some top notch glass... I got this one for less than half price.
Nice. I love my digital rebel, wish I had a decent lighting setup.
Hey guys, been a while since I posted. I picked up these shell Brooks Brothers wingtips. The footbed looks a bit like Alden, but I can't find a Made in the US or Made in England mark anywhere. Anyone recognize the maker?
alden for sure
Yep, you can tell by the font of the writing on the side wall.
Wow.... and your gonna love it, got a Canon Rebel as well and the thing is awesome just be sure to get a gray card so your white balance is perfect and you capture exact product color. I believe I recall on automode the Nikons didn't need this, but it's a must on Canons. Just a heads up but you're probably already well aware.
NEW RULE: The next season of True Detective has to star these guys.
Thanks very much!
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