The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. Hornswaggler

    Hornswaggler Well-Known Member

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    Funny Robert Talbott cigar tie I'm probably going to cigar to a cigar buddy.


    I believe that's a Freudian slip...
     


  2. ArsenalDan

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    NYC is fantastic in a lot of ways for clothing (of course), but it really is horrible for thrifting most of the time. Priced up + heavy competition/picking over = not too many deals.
     


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    NYC is fantastic in a lot of ways for clothing (of course), but it really is horrible for thrifting most of the time. Priced up + heavy competition/picking over = not too many deals.

    Ya, I was shocked at how crazy the prices were. Its a waste of time. Its happening more and more everywhere though, so much so that I really don't bother with it anymore.
     


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    .....Jos A. Bank (that some genius used a piece of scotch tape to put the keeper in place on)....


    What a dumbass. Everybody knows that duct tape is better.
     


  5. Hornswaggler

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    Finished my raid today.

    Besides a few streetwear items, I got:

    - A 40R Corneliani SC, wool/silk blend, in a nice dark brown color
    - Another 39R Bill Blass jacket, in a diff. color (I'm trying to decide if it's charcoal or black; it has a very faint blue pinstripe)
    - A black and grey Southwick houndstooth tweed SC -- and this one actually fits me!
    - A 15.5 slim-fit white BB shirt, that I'll have to take the sleeves in on
    - A peach pocket square that, to my surprise, didn't have any stains
    - Two nice cashmere sweaters (one pink, one heather grey), for my girlfriend
     


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    What a dumbass. Everybody knows that duct tape is better.

    +1
     




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    NYC is fantastic in a lot of ways for clothing (of course), but it really is horrible for thrifting most of the time. Priced up + heavy competition/picking over = not too many deals.

    sooooo true.
    only as has been said many times before, sometimes the thrift prices rival retail prices and sometimes they are even more.
     


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    I am envious of some of these sweet deals!!

    I picked up a NWT polo tie today-I will post pics later. I was inspired by this thread and couldn't believe it when I saw the tie.

    What thrift stores are your usuals? Goodwill? Salvation Army?
     


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    I am envious of some of these sweet deals!!

    I picked up a NWT polo tie today-I will post pics later. I was inspired by this thread and couldn't believe it when I saw the tie.

    What thrift stores are your usuals? Goodwill? Salvation Army?


    depends where you are...
    some guys have no luck at all others find 10 kiton suits every day
     


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    I thrifted this today, I haven't seen a charvet tag like this before. Fake or real old?

    [​IMG]
     


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    Licensed Crap (or just Crap) Day:

    Passed on several items today. Hope this isn't a sign for summer:

    Hickey Freeman suit - Boardroom model (so it must be the main line, right?) 60% wool, 40% Polyester!
    Lanvin tie - couldn't remember the differences between new/good and old/licensed crap, but the tie was 4" wide and looked like one of those Magic Pictures.
    Christian Dior suit (this is the licensed crap label, right)-
    [​IMG]

    Two suits, at a store that seems to pride itself on separating suits, and both crap[​IMG]
     


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    Scored my first decent shirt today, a Thomas Pink. It's a 16/35, anyone interested before I throw it up in B&S tomorrow? The retards stapled the price tag to the collar so there's a small hole, as can be seen in the photo, but other than that it's fine. Will let it go cheap due to that. French cuffs. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I thrifted this today, I haven't seen a charvet tag like this before. Fake or real old?

    Pretty sure its really old.
     


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    I dunno.... I found a Charvet from the early 60's that had the same tag as current Charvets do with the "Place Vendome" text. If there were any difference, it was extremely minimal.
     


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