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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    Nice finds!

    Who makes the trench coat? BB? I'd be interested in pics and measurements. And pics of the Golden Fleece suit and trousers.

    Is Austin Reed good? I've seen them before but I thought my research showed that it's now made in Korea and not very good?
     
  2. Academic

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    New to the forums, do a lot of thrifting, and had a great week...

    Versace V2 tie (red with small medusa heads) $5
    Burberry London shirt (not the nova check, a yellow plaid with red) $7
    Barker NOVAS shoes (hand lasted, english shoe) $10
    Kiton dress pants $12
    Lacoste button up, check/plaid shirt $7
    Reversible Lacoste jacket with chrome emblems, very vintage, $10
    Giorgio Armani le collezioni sweater, beautiful ribbed with brown trim $3
    Hugo Boss mercerized cotton shirt, weird colour/pattern $5
     
  3. djmattm

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    Got some pics? They seems nice finds!
     
  4. AndroFan

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    Ah, didn't realize that...good to know. Either way, ebay completed listings show that they go for $10-15 by themselves.

     
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  5. TheODGuy

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    These two have to be the 5th and 6th Zegna shirts I've found in the past month.

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  6. AndroFan

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    Austin Reed isn't worth picking up. I see it all the time. I got one early on in my thrifting and I actually like it and still wear it, but it's not really flippable/worth picking up to flip.

     
  7. Ich_Dien

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    That Hermes is fake.
     
  8. lastdonb

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    Being new, what would I look for to help authenticate or see if a Hermes is fake? What did you see that says it's fake?
     
  9. AlanC

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    It shouldn't say Hermes Paris under the logo on the tie keeper.
     
  10. floors to go

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    Nice finds Androfan

    Yeah this has a been great month for me too.

    Found my first Brioni SC today pic to follow.
     
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  11. Academic

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    Yes, here some pics:

    1) Giorgio Armani ribbed sweater $3 (50% off day)

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    2) Barker NOVAS (dont know very much about this brand, but they fit and I needed brown shoes, $10
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    3)Burberry London shirt, $6. I have never worn a shirt that felt as good as this. it is spectacular.
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    Okay I actually got these on Ebay but there cool frames, HUGO BOSS by Carrera, I had my optometrist put in my perscription with a brown gradient lens... the frames were like $60... not such a deal.... and the lenses cost me around 250.... Pretty slick.
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    Reversible Lacoste Vintage jacket. I doubt that it could be fake... who fakes a reversible jacket? love it, either side is pretty damn cool. got it for $10
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    Saw these at the Value Village... they were my size but didn't know the brand. Came home and looked it up, they sell for like $800 so I got back in the car and went to get em. They are truly incredible pants... they charged me $13
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    Ben Sherman zip-up, they charged me $8
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    This Kangol was $1.
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    I'm a huge fan of Victorinox, there stuff is fantastic.... this was a bit high priced at $10, but I'm big on the brand, and it's a perfect fit, nice cool feeling material also.
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    Found this a year ago... can't miss the Victorinox at the thrift stores... easy to spot the elbow patches.... think this was $8
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    Here is the Versace tie I found today, it is so ridiculously soft I've never felt anything like it.... $5
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    Love this Lacoste, very preppy. nice mother of pearl buttons, did some research, its authentic. $7
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    Still not too crazy about this Hugo Boss, but it was cheap. $6 or so....
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    This Timberland Weathergear shirt has some beautiful buttons, and... my favourite, a pen pocket.... great for school... the collar is super stiff as well, which I sorta like. $10
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    And just for fun, I'm a habs fan, play some ice hockey as well, so couldn't pass these up for $8.00
    They have got to be from the late 80's or so, probably worn by team/team staff?
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    Let me know what you think of my finds.

    Cheers!

    N.C.
     
  12. 951socal

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    you scored on the kiton pants
    i've been at this over a year and have never seen kiton
    its one of the best brands people search out here for
     
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  13. djmattm

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    kiton pants are awesome, and i like the tie too
     
  14. Brianpore

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    Thats a little creepy. Id stop communicating with him entirely. Seriously.

    Not to bring this back up, but my ebay buyer who says his package did not show up even that USPS tracking says it did, lost his ebay dispute and is now threatening to sue me in Colorado small claims court. I have been though a number of small claims cases (all local) so not a big deal, but does anyone have experience in Colorado or with ebay buyers suing out of state sellers? It seems comical, but who knows. I am pretty sure most small claims lawsuits have to be filed in the state of the defendant. If any has experience with this, can you shoot me a PM as I have a few questions. Thanks very much!!
     
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  15. Manofstyle85

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    I am sorry sir, but I beg to differ ont that
     
  16. codhead

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    It all depends on date and label really, Austin Reed once owned Chester Barrie.

    Some of their stuff can still fetch reasonable returns, as can be seen HERE

    I have some Austin Reed Super 110s to list, when I get

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  19. djmattm

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    my hermes tie has "hermes paris" on the keeper too
     
  20. Nataku

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    Man this thread moved fast lately! Great finds so far, guys!

    I headed out today and had some nice pickups

    - Recent Zegna Trofeo checkered sportcoat. 40 R. Made in Italy. Side vented. Up for grabs!
    - Fairly recent (2000) Adrian Jules checkered sportcoat. Approx 44-46 R. Side vented. Also up for grabs.
    - Four gorgeous custom framed canvas Monet prints. Gotta find some wall space for these at home.

    Also grabbed what seemed like a really nice espresso machine. Really solid. Made in Italy. Called the Proteo Grande. After some research, it seems they were sold at Starbucks and haven't had the best reviews. Looks like I'll be bringing this back. Ugh. I've been jonsin for a espresso machine too. First one I've seen thus far, and this is coming from a guy who does regular sweeps through the home/electronics sections.

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