The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. feastmaster

    feastmaster Active Member

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    2 ties for a grand total of $1. I'm not sure about the Lanvin tie. Is it real or just licensed?

    The sport coat isn't a thrift, but my father's. It doesn't fit him anymore. Is it too dated to wear today? It's a Valentino Uomo from Boyd's in Philadelphia.

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  2. SimonC

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    I think the S/C could be accessorized nicely and look good, but to me it has a combination of a boring fabric and slightly dated cut that means I'd not buy it even if I found it in a thrift in my size.

    Today's only pickup, hand-rolled translucent cotton pocket square by Krier. Mostly yellow with a blue check pattern in the centre and this at the edge:

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  3. Hornswaggler

    Hornswaggler Well-Known Member

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    Made a quick stop at my by the pound place over lunch.

    The MC was generally pretty weak, but I did pull down another pound and a half of ties (a really nice Charles Tyrwhitt that was NWOT, a couple BB repp ties, a Christian Dior that was pretty solid, a couple others I'm not remembering now that were nonetheless worthwhile), a pair of BR cotton pants that are likely to fit pretty well, and a pair of 7 of All Mankind jeans in my girlfriend's size.

    Not bad for 20 minutes of thrifting. There was a Sulka that looked good until I flipped it over and found a huge green stain (wtf? ectoplasm?).
     


  4. 951socal

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    2 ties for a grand total of $1. I'm not sure about the Lanvin tie. Is it real or just licensed?

    The sport coat isn't a thrift, but my father's. It doesn't fit him anymore. Is it too dated to wear today? It's a Valentino Uomo from Boyd's in Philadelphia.


    pretty sure the lanvin tie is licensed, someone once stated that the current lanvin label has a sailboat on it,

    but its actually a stylized image of a mother dancing with her daughter (nod to the inception of lanvin's fashion house)
    oh and its blue
     


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    Vintage Samsonite suitcase.
     




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    I am about to hit up 3 GW and a Salvation Army. So stoked.
     


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    I am about to hit up 3 GW and a Salvation Army. So stoked.
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    Found a parts bike for a BMX bike im restoring, and a pair of Sperrys in my size (13)
     


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    I am about to hit up 3 GW and a Salvation Army. So stoked.

    Please post your findings
     


  10. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    Been ignoring the thrift shops and this thread for a bit, but I picked up some stuff recently. First stop, an Estate sale where I got:

    a great pair of Red Wing Irish Setter boots, size 11.5 EE, with a fuzzy red (wool?) lining. They're too big for me, so PM if interested. They're in great shape!
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    Also got these brushes that I assumed were shoe polish brushes, but they're a bit stiff so I'm not sure. One has a wood handle, the other leather. They don't really smell like shoe polish, because they're saturated in Old Man Smell (tm). [​IMG] Maybe clothes brushes? Anyone have an idea?
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    Then today I got these Filson boots - the "Plains" model, I believe. There's a hole punched through one of the tongues, probably because they're discontinued. I got a great deal because they had white stuff that looked like paint on them (you can see in the pics) but I just scrubbed it all off easily with a damp brush. A bit snug on me - size 8.5, and I wear a 9.5, which is too bad, because the leather lining feels luxurious even without socks. PM if interested.
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    Then there was a ton of Zegna stuff that I had to pass up (more of that on a post to follow), but I did take home this nice Zegna mohair/wool/linen number in great shape but for a couple of wrinkles that I think will fall out.
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  11. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    So someone with decent taste either died or just passed on a bunch of stuff to my nearest GW. Zegna, HF bespoke, Thomas Pink, and I'd never seen a Gieves and Hawkes suit before today. Unfortunately it was all size 42, and I'm a 40, so all I got was the tie listed above. But I took pix of the stuff I passed on, in case anyone here wants it. The suits were all $40-$50, and some of them had damage, so I didn't bother. But here's the other stuff. Let me know if you want, and I'm happy to send it to you for cost + shipping. I think you can see the price tags for the shirts in the pix.

    Zegna tattersall shirt, size 17 neck.
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    Zegna striped shirt, size 17 neck.
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    Thomas Pink tattersall, size 16.5 neck.
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    All the shirts had seen some starch, but they were still in good shape.

    And these ties. The Robert Talbot BOC has nothing wrong, I just wasn't sure about the color. The Canali looks like someone tried to rub off a stain right about where the knot goes. The Zegna has a faint stain on the skinny end. I think they're all around $8.
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    I *hate* to see good stuff that either doesn't fit or wasn't cared for! But I guess that's why it's at the goodwill.
     


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    ^ i hate the holes their tags make. almost as bad as seeing stuff stapled on
     


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    Do Robert Graham shirts really sell for $100 like eBay is leading me to believe..? That seems completely ridiculous taking into account how ugly most of their shirts are.

    Saw a button up of theirs today, small, with diagonal stripes... I hid it way in the back so I could google it when I got home, guess I'll be going back tomorrow to pick it up.
     


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