The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I think I win for the day! Today I found a Great Gatsby 1st Ed. 1925. Basically this one but in better condition:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Great-Gatsby-F-S...item4aaae284e6

    Total Cost $1.08 with tax! [​IMG]


    Wow. Would love to see pictures for fun.
     


  2. davesmith

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    Wow. Would love to see pictures for fun.

    the flash might destroy the book!!! it probably needs to be handled with gloves [​IMG]
     


  3. Stewie

    Stewie Senior member

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    No clothes today, just a couple watches...sorry for the crappy cell phone pics! Guy who got there 5 minutes after me offered to buy the Lecoultre from me right on the spot..but alas...it's a keeper! [​IMG]


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  4. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    No clothes today, just a couple watches...sorry for the crappy cell phone pics! Guy who got there 5 minutes after me offered to buy the Lecoultre from me right on the spot..but alas...it's a keeper! [​IMG]
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    Wow. All I ever find are Guess? and Swatch.
     


  5. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Senior member

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    Wow. All I ever find are Guess? and Swatch.

    If I found a Swatch I'd be pumped (big fan of them). All I ever see looks like the crap you can get at Wal MArt.
     


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    Digmenow Senior member

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    This, of course, begs the question, if you were a diver and needed a Diver's Watch, why on earth would you consider wearing something named Guess? [​IMG]
     


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    5 pairs of Marbitex and one pair of Inco's at Daffy's in NYC.
    Now I get it.
     


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    5 pairs of Marbitex and one pair of Inco's at Daffy's in NYC.
    Now I get it.


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  9. TheWGP

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    5 pairs of Marbitex and one pair of Inco's at Daffy's in NYC. Now I get it.
    Just remember to wear boxers that match the color of your pants so it's less obvious when the ass blows out. [​IMG] (seriously - finally got a couple pairs of incos that fit well in trades and they ARE nice, though I don't know about Zanella-Platinum nice)
     


  10. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Just remember to wear boxers that match the color of your pants so it's less obvious when the ass blows out. [​IMG] (seriously - finally got a couple pairs of incos that fit well in trades and they ARE nice, though I don't know about Zanella-Platinum nice)
    Never fear, TheWGP -- I got some Zanellas for you right here. [​IMG] [​IMG] I'd love to know how much those Mabitexes go for at Daffy's. I mean, I like the ones I've acquired here just fine, but can't imagine paying up to $200 for them. Does anyone pay that amount? Do regular stores even sell them, or is that just a myth? Hmmmm...
     


  11. TheWGP

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    Never fear, TheWGP -- I got some Zanellas for you right here. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'd love to know how much those Mabitexes go for at Daffy's. I mean, I like the ones I've acquired here just fine, but can't imagine paying up to $200 for them. Does anyone pay that amount? Do regular stores even sell them, or is that just a myth?

    Hmmmm...


    At Daffy's they're 29.99-49.99 I believe, depending on the material and the sale.

    I've seen Incotex at even Midwestern men's shops, and Barney's carries them. Saks/NM did, but I don't turn any up on their website at the moment so I can't verify.

    Mabitex... I've never seen at retail. Hell, I've never seen a pair period, only seen Incos.



    Oh, and yesterday in a trip where I only found a NWT LL Bean Signature shirt for the Trads, I saw a Claeholi shirt. Made me laugh, anyway... [​IMG]

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  12. cpmac7

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    Hey guys I finally got around to taking a pic of the book, its not with my good camera but still its a pic.


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    Last Saturday, I bought 5 pairs of Mabitex at the Daffy's in Philadelphia for a total of about $130.
    The linen/cotton pants are $20. The wool pants were on the clearance rack and were $37.50. And the cotton pair was $30.

    Each pair was super long. I'm guessing the inseam might even be a 36. They will need to be hemmed.
     


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    That's incredible shape if it's a first edition. I vote keep until economy is better then sell. Your grandkids probably wouldn't appreciate it.
     


  15. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    Some jerk has probably hidden the other one waiting for a sale. Go back and hide the one that is still there to teach him a lesson.

    I did go back the next day - no sign of the shoe, goddammit! [​IMG]

    I also had to try on that Bailey & Weatherill suit. How often will I get a suit made by a respected and departed English tailoring house, especially in the '60s rock star style that I love so much? Alas, the pants were WAY too tight for me. Any skinny guys interested can ping me, and I'll pick it up if it's still there the next time I'm in.
     


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