The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. ATLjon

    ATLjon Senior member

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    Vintage trunk guys: Anything here? $40.

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    Of course, this is the day I'm like "Oh, this trunk is cool, but I'll circle back around for it. Hey, check out this functional raincoat thing, I don't have one of those. HOLY SHIT RECORDS. Wait, I have a meeting at 12:30 and there's a huge line. Shit."

    Hopefully that stuff is all there tomorrow.
     


  2. ReubenR

    ReubenR Senior member

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    Suggestions for repairing a cardigan with a plethora of small holes (some darned by previous owner) and a couple larger ones? Normally yes, tossing it would be the best option but this one's a real historical relic with a history that's particularly relevant to me. I'm not looking to repair the various spots of damage myself nor have it perfectly/invisibly rewoven. For the former I think it'd take time and skill that I don't have while for the latter it'd be way more than I could afford. Plus, I kinda like the imperfect repairs done by a previous owner. It's part of the charm, ya know? Anyway, my first thought is to take it to my tailor and have him darn up the little holes with some matching thread and stabilize the large holes, maybe patch them with a piece of flannel in the right color. Any other suggestions? Maybe an affordable knit repair place that'd be up to just doing some darning and stabilization instead of reweaving? I'm gonna be wearing it either way, I'd just like to keep more damage from being done.
     


  3. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    :drool: :slayer:


    You and me both.


    His small business must be doing very well.


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    On another note, my username is from an anime/manga character. Since my mom is Japanese, we watched a lot of anime and Japanese kid's cartoons and stuff growing up.

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  4. silverwarebandit

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    Yeah, but it's a navy windowpane flannel three piece, so buy right?
     


  5. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    I think they meant the mannequin, hiding, lurking, watching him make seks with his woman. Or could be the windowpane - I dunno.
     


  6. Bahljs

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    Is that a date of 1962 on these Cheaneys??

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  7. double00

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    i've altered sweaters and i've made sweaters,

    once you understand em it's really not rocket science to repair a sweater.

    i think you've got a few options. pm some pics and let's discuss this.
     


  8. R01gt

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    Some of my better finds over the past couple weeks - might as well start off with the best I suppose:

    S/S15 Brunello Cucinelli Wool/Silk travel blazer - super mint. Found at one of the weirder locations - strike out there 90% of the time but every once in a while there is a ridiculous recent piece off by itself, wonder what the story is...

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    RLPL St Andrews suit

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    Really nice minty Loro Piana thick cotton shirt (thought was going to be cashmere at first)

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    5-pack of J Press staple OCBDs

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    Borrelli Luxury Vintage

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    Kiton - so fun to see that tag pop out in the rack and what else might be there. Ended up being the Loro above and a recent Lanvin

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    Most ridiculous RG i've found - embroidery all over and purple pearl snaps with western detailing on back

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    Lastly - POP for me in an odd way. Bought a staple gray J Press suit w/ flat front pants - pull them out to take photos and found a miss-match. Could be worse I guess, haha

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  9. dazedstate

    dazedstate Senior member

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    This. Headless mannies are already creepy. That one's waiting for you to go to bed before it murders you.
     
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  10. Takai

    Takai Senior member

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    And here I was hoping for a little Gundam love...

    I guess X is ok too.
     
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  11. silverwarebandit

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    I'm pretty terrible with names, and for years I thought your username was Nataka from The Windup Bird Chronicle.
     


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    Eredi Pisano red zip neck and black turtleneck cashmere, PRL cashmere cable knit.
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    Eredi Pisano moleskin/corduroy hybrid outerwear-y jacket.
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    Oxxford 100% cashmere green/brown houndstooth. Absolutely killer.
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    Kevin & Howlin Donegal Mist cashmere/mohair/wool blend herringbone.
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    Brunello Cucinelli women's linen pants
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  13. Nataku

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    Oh it had some inspiration from Gundam as well, but saw X before I got into Gundam.


    Funny, I've actually been meaning to read that for awhile. Heard it's a great book.
     


  14. jdrizzy

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    do you speak any japanese?
     


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    I was in Spain, but wasn't in the running of the bulls (fortunately?) unfortunately
     


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