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

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

  1. jdrizzy

    jdrizzy Senior member

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    Tease us with something !!
     


  2. kbadgley84

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    It's really not that great
     


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    Gents: What are my odds of saving a tie with a set-in stain? Oil-based, large but faint. Probably been there at least a year [​IMG]

    Plan was to use Tiecrafters. Just couldn't pass up the $5 Marinella.
     
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  5. Chotii

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    Gentlemen, would you please educate me on how to identify an 'orphan' suit coat, as differentiated from one that was not originally part of an outfit?
     


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    Hard 3 buttons, pinstripes, excessive shoulder padding maybe? Those are generally what I look for
     


  7. SomethingsFishy

    SomethingsFishy Senior member

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    Oftentimes, the size label will bear some reference to the pants sizing as well, if all else fails.
     


  8. barrelntrigger

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    If the fabric is too fine, chances are its an orphan. If the jacket is too structured, chances are its an orphan. If the jacket is pinstriped, chances are its an orphan. The list goes on and on.
    If you are not sure if its a sport coat, chances are its an orphan.
     


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    Thanks for the info! Had not heard this shirt referred to with that name before.



    Will do!
     


  10. Fueco

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    Some random finds from the past few days...


    Crockett & Jones for Polo Ralph Lauren (9D)

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    KEEN Newport H2 (W's 6)

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    Koobi Tri Stratus bicycle saddle

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    Koobi SI Classic Gel saddle

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    Lowe Alpine Contour 25 Daypack

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    Timbuk2 Large Classic Laptop Messenger

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    AG The Protege (40x31)

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    Gilded Age Selvedge (30x34)

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    Novara MTB shorts (large)

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    North Face hiking shorts (Large)

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    PRL Cotton Plaid Shorts (38W)

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    Filson Heavyweight Cotton Shorts (30W)

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    shout out to whoever mentioned picking up nike 90s tennis polos/andre agassi gear. i listed one up an hour or so ago and it just sold for 10x what i paid.

    LOVE this forum!
     


  13. kbadgley84

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    Ok here's the stuff, my wife was the recipient of the thriftening since I'm at work
    4x Paul Smith London suits
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    Hickey Freeman suit
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    Massimo Bizzochi suit
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    Ferragamo coat
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    2x Zegna shirts
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    T&A shirt
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    Isaia shirt
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    3x Ferragamo
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    2x Ferragamo Tramezza
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    Nice score. I sold one of those shirts for $85 not a week or two ago.
     


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    Another good way of telling is by the buttons -- buttons that closely match the color of the jacket tend to lean more towards suit, and contrasty buttons (ie gold buttons on a navy blazer) indicate sportcoat. Just another signal to use.
     


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