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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. klay49

    klay49 Senior member

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    A couple of quick dirty ones while I am measuring

    Peter Millar SC

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    Canali Suit

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    One of my all time favorite finds. A dope Faconnable 3 piece - made in Italy by Cantarelli if I am not mistaken

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    Older, but staple navy blue zegna 15 milmil 15 suit

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    Also, as someone who grew up in NY and now currently resides in FL; I will take the hot rainy summers in FL over the cold crappy snowy winters in NY any day
     


  2. Shanejosephxxx

    Shanejosephxxx Senior member

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    Absolutely love the colder weather. New York in the fall is my favorite. I hate the heat! I wanna put the denim and boots back on.
     


  3. double00

    double00 Senior member

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    so i ran into a cache of levi's samples. no idea whether lvc or mainline or what. a couple pairs of 501s, a pair of chinos, and a pair of shorts. not really too unusual...

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    the pair on the left is i believe a 517, red tab, big E. the pair on the right is a '646' bellbottom, orange tab, 'r' label

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    actually, these are true vintage factory seconds... one has a zipper thing and the other has a fabric thing.
    levi's would typically take off the back patch and sometimes the tab and outlet these suckers at discount. no mystery there.

    but, see those cards in the front pockets? they include instructions:

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    levi's designers use their archival jeans as references. apparently these bellbottoms were the template for a fade called "sweet pea".

    interesting view into a design/manufacturing process...
     


  4. Versace Guy

    Versace Guy Senior member

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    At least you don't live in Hawaii, where it gets below 65 around two times a year, where theoretically you NEVER need long sleeves, let alone a coat
     


  5. Letric

    Letric Senior member

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    Re: Regions of Residency

    I like living in the Pacific Northwest. Pretty mild summers... but it does get pretty hot at times, which is nice. The growing season has been crazy good this year... I expect there will be some amazing vintages this year from the wine countries in WA and OR. Winters are usually somewhat short and late here. Lots of rain during Spring / Fall, but a Subaru and Waxed coat take care of that issue.

    Great thrifting, and nice clean air... I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. [​IMG]
     


  6. Woofa

    Woofa Senior member

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    Yeah, living in Hawaii would really suck.
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    NOT!!!


    It also hardly ever gets above 85 or so. We pray for days of only 85 in the Texas summer. But still, it's Hawaii.

    Letric, the PNW is awesome. Would move there in a second.
     


  7. double00

    double00 Senior member

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    lol that's amazing to see. i may quote you for my sig. love it!
     


  8. drlivingston

    drlivingston Senior member

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    Living in Hawaii taught me to appreciate rain (since you see a lot of it). I have fond memories of spending Christmas on a beach in Waianae and seeing Santa Claus pose for pictures wearing board shorts.
     


  9. Takai

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    One stop today only, and it yielded something I've been after all spring/summer; a Panama. More precisely a NWOB Dobbs Pork Pie Panama. Fits a little big 7 5/8 as opposed to my usual 7 3/8, but I'll deal.
     


  10. dukedishin

    dukedishin Senior member

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    Who was it that said they're looking for statement knitwear? Got something in XL...
     


  11. double00

    double00 Senior member

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    That would be me, I'm open for business can we pm?
     


  12. TheNeedMachine

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    All this talk of weather is like every conversation & email I have with my dad. I've lived in Madison WI, Portland OR, Chicago IL, metro Atlanta GA, around FL (Tampa Bay area and briefly Miami area), and it's the same most anywhere - crap weather now or crap weather later. And Tahiti only has one thrift store so...nah.
     


  13. sashae

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    Few fun finds, and a lot of more expensive stuff left behind. Will keep checking til it gets discounted!

    NWT Agnes B cotton SC.
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    Kiton FC shirt.
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    Stone Island cotton/linen 5 pocket trousers.
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    ...and then a ton of stuff I passed on due to cost.

    SICK Rodex of London raincoat. EASILY the nicest raincoat I've ever seen, mint shape, greenish khaki fabric. These guys are the precursor to Aquasqutum, no?
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    Jil Sander white cotton blazer.
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    PRL "Guaranteed to Wrinkle" linen 2-piece suit.
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    Caruso houndstooth blazer.
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    Gorgeous Barney's navy/white stripe blazer.
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    J. Press seersucker 2pc suit.
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    Fun stuff...
     
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  14. dukedishin

    dukedishin Senior member

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    PM Sent.

    A few cool shirt finds. My shirt pic setup is really bad so bear with me.

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  15. TexJake

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    So the finds from today.

    Cantarelli. Pissed/Super thrilled that this fits me wonderfully.
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    UNICORNS!! Flat Front PLUS no piss stains! Cream color 100% cotton
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    Battistoni Hedgehogs!! I think...
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    better pics of yesterday's finds...
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