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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. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Lawyers, take note: If you are to donate your pee-stained Ermenegildo Zegna pants, *you must remove your business cards from the pockets*.

    Good god, man! I thought you guys were joking.... It's made its way to my town. :(



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  2. Digmenow

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    I came home with a beautiful pair of wool Canali slacks, not realizing what awaited inside. :crazy:

    I may end up sending them to Stubloom in AZ since he has a wet process that removes urine but that's $50 and the pants were only $4. Still, I dunno. I used some pet urine stain remover on the cotton and rayon pieces, separating them from the wool by placing old towels between the material and the pants look like new.
     
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    holy crap!!! my pee is one thing, someone else's??? and they only cost $4. i'd throw them and take my chances that in a few days/weeks i'll find something equally as good without the unwanted bonus
     


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    That's an odd coincidence: I just found two ancient-looking Zegna suits, and waiting inside the pants was either urine or, if I may coin a phrase, epic ball-sweat. It was pretty easy to leave them behind.
     


  5. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    Yeesh.
    I have only thrifted a few pairs of trousers, and none had this problem. But I figured one could soften the blow by choosing to believe they're just perspiration stains. But when you think of it as "epic ball sweat": dealbreaker.
     


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    i hope you washed your hands afterwards
     


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    I had a neat find today - a John Molloy Donegal tweed tie. IIRC, Molloy is one of the traditional Irish tweed weavers. Handsome tie, IMO.

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    Yeah...I've been putting it off but I think they're out of here. Meanwhile, those funny fickle gods of thrift went the other way on me today. I came across a dark navy blue or more likely black cotton 3 button "Broken In" SC by J. Crew from 3 years ago. Too bad for me that it was an Extra Large. J. Crew's site says an XL equates to 44-46 chest. I left it there but if it's anyone's cup of tea, shoot me a PM and let's discuss. [​IMG]
    [​IMG] I guess this is what they mean by "Broken In". [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Gah! I keep finding that same jacket in khaki, but never one that fits. Everyone seems to make one, they all appear the same, yet prices are all over the map. Nice summer jacket, though.
     


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    That's what I've been searching for. Found a small and an XL so far. I figure it'll be snowing the day I find one in my size. :lol:

    Meanwhile...thanks again for the tip on the D1's. I posted them up in the Casual thread.
     
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    A modest reward for visiting the women's section...
     
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    Oh, snaps! That looks great. Those are the same ones I picked up. Haha, now I know how to wear them... :laugh:

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  13. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    Thanks!


    Yeah. I tried putting my arms down the long parts but I couldn't get them zipped up that way so I did this instead. :lol:
     
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  14. LooknGr8

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    +1

    I got an ll bean one in blue at the outlet in town marked down to $30 from 100-something...in this heatwave, that and a linen jacket have been go-tos
     


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    I've had a moderately fruitful July. Here are some highlights.


    Mezlan Woven Oxfords Size 10

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    Peter Huber Kiltie Loafers size 8

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    J&M Blue Suede Loafers Size 10

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    AE Ritz Pumps size 10

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    BB Patchwork Madras shirt

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    Hermes Tie

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    J Press Tradly McGee Tie

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    And this interesting Jacques Fath Tie

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    Some Trafalgar braces with an interesting acorn motif

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    And here's where it really gets good...

    I was at a shop that rarely turns up anything of interest. I happened to stumble upon the newly carved out "bags" shelf. Until a couple of weeks ago they just threw them out because they were "too much trouble". I saw a canvas bag on the shelf and when I investigated further this is what I found-

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    It appears to be brand new. The card in the luggage tag isn't even filled out.

    Jackpot.

    Then I find a Joy Kos suit that fits like a dream. 100% Cashmere, made it Italy, working button holes, looks unworn.

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    Any tips on figuring out who made it?
     


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