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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. acosbysweater

    acosbysweater Senior member

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    Passed on a Versace suit jacket for the second time...did a fairly intensive search for the pants and couldn't find them. It's a US 48, with a small tear on the edge of one of the patch pockets. It's a pretty staple navy color with a single (I thought almost all SCs used two or more buttons?) metal medusa head button. Everything about it looks real, but what about the missing pants? Worth $20 bucks to try to flip?

    Also, picked up a Glen Appin Angler hat made with Harris Tweed in a "large", which I would assume is between 7 1/4 and 7 3/8 if anyone is interested. It's kinda like a kangol bucket hat in shape with a fairly small bill.
     
  2. Achilles_

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    If real, it was a blazer. Metal buttons almost always mean blazer.
     
  3. hyakku

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    Had some nice luck kicking back into gear for the new year. No pics for now, but snagged an incredible RLPL Shirt, a Prada button down (which to my pleasant surprise wasn't obnoxious and is actually one of the best shirts I've snagged), some raw denim from an LA maker, and a random Tank top/shirt from Marc Jacobs that was obviously for streetwear. Got some other normal stuff, nothing of too much interest. I honestly felt rusty out there, only hit a few GWs and stores, but still spotted some pretty nice finds. Forgot about people up here though, feel bad. Passed a few trench coats and other coats from a Japanese maker Sanyo that were pretty solid, a few Dolce and Gabanna mainline suits for men (they were $50 and a bit too big for me), and a pair of Brioni pants. Next time I'll snag most of them for everyone, rookie move, my bad.

    With that said, I am looking for a few things. If k4 is still around, sorry for not getting back to you, I had to leave LA sooner than I realized and haven't been back up. I'm still looking for a few driver caps (and I lost the one midwester gave me at some point returning to the States. That hat was my PIC), preferably brown, tan, grey, black, and other solid colors (white would be pretty nice as well). Also I need a new pair(s) of shoes for suits for interview/work. More conservative as it will be in a rather large law firm, so anyone that's picked up any nice wingtips or conservative shoes that would go well with work suits (navy blue, gray, charcoal, etc.) in 9.5D please PM me. I can't guarantee I'll buy them as I'm still gonna be hitting some old spots over the next few days, but I am on the lookout.

    Finally, I've been looking for a new Navy blue/charcoal/gray suit for an upcoming interview. I'm sure I'll be able to find one in the upcoming weeks, and if not I can wear one I already have, but I figure I would ask up here to see if anyone is looking to rid a recent 38R or very slim fitting 40R. I prefer slimmer, European cuts like Canali Proposta (or do I have that backwards?), so I'd prefer to stay away from cuts like the traditional BB, Today's man, and the like only because I have access to them pretty easily here in LA.. I'm going through the thrifter's post now, but figured putting out an APB now can't hurt. Let me know all, good hunting.

    Edit: Oh and Matt, I've seen a similar PRL jacket, they really are sick. I wanted to grab the one I saw but it was a bit too big for me.
     
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  4. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    Back from 2 weeks off. Will arrange pics of shirts in size 16 - 16.5 / L I plan to sell in one group. One addition is a Lorenzini beige / brown plaid linen shirt in the size 16.5, it is an Italian large and labelled as such. Also from a forgotten box I had is a recent Brooks Brothers golden beige / wheat wool/silk/linen sport coat size 45L (made in Italy, from the 1818 line).
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    Funny story: Today I visited 2 thrift stores with wife who wanted to look for some quilts. I checked out the suits and found an orphaned made in Italy Polo Ralph Lauren suit jacket colored charcoal gray. Left it on the rack but tore the thrift store apart looking for the pants (which I did not find). 20 miles up the road went to another thrift store and voila, Ralph Lauren Polo pants colored charcoal gray in the correct size for the suit (jacket was 42L, pants 36W). Great! I buy the pants for $10, drive all the way back down to the thrift store with the orphaned jacket, and ...
    I must be fucking color blind, the pants and the suit jacket were not even remotely the same shade of gray :facepalm:
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    I returned last night and flight was 4 hours. My ear drums have burst or are damaged and I cant hear shit. My ears hurt so bad when the plane descended. I had a bit of sinuses before we left, but nothing major. I tried everything in the air, holding my nose and blowing, wads of chewing gum, nothing stopped it. So what do you guys do with your ears when flying? Next time I may think about earplugs, but I seriously doubt that would work :(


    May be a blazer. With a tear, I would leave that one on the rack.
     
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  5. Towers

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    Picked up a black satin T&A bowtie for $3.
     
  6. caseyfud

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    Allen Edmonds Kenwood. I think they're 10D, but I can't tell because the size info is printed on the inside of the shoe, above the toe.

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    Oxxford sportcoat. I think it's a 42R, but there's no size tag. I did a Google search for the name printed on the inside, and the previous owner was apparently a truck driver, as strange as that sounds.
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  7. TheODGuy

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    Tried my luck at this whole Marshalls thing. Kinda steep, so I may end up returning.

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  8. horse's_ass

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    Any interest in this Hickey Freeman cashmere/wool blend blazer? Really great pattern. Needs a pressing, but otherwise mint with no signs of wear. Tagged as a 44 L, see pictures below:



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  9. Henry Boogers

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    That's my size in HF - what size are you? I have more Hickey Freeman than does Hickey Freeman....
     
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    Sometimes you're at the perfect nasal semicloggedness that the cabin pressurization will FU up. On a trip a few months ago, I caught a cold on the way out and was dreading the return and it was not bad. Yet, recently I left for a trip feeling good and with just a tad allergic and my flight was like a slurpee nasal headache for about 1 hour. I took some acetamenophin during and it was bearable the latter half. My wife swears by these things called earplanes, which you must stick in your ears before they close the cabin door. But she has really bad allergies and she needs them. If this always happens to you, I would suggest the earplanes.
     
  11. acosbysweater

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    The drop portion of the tag was marked 8...that almost certainly means 40 trousers, right?
     
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    I will check these out, thanks for the tip.
     
  13. narcissism

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    I bought a Kiton shirt for the same price at Marshalls and thought it was a good deal. Thought I saw this same shirt at a Chicago location.
     
  14. Brianpore

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    Took a road trip from NJ to Boston today and hit up a few new thrift stores all of which were within 5 miles of the highway which made it easy. Found my first Abercrombie & Fitch Harris Tweed, and a few Hickey Freeman suits (one really nice recent 38S staple gray pin) and Paul Stuart black glenplaid, as well as a nice pair of tan Incotex and Paul Smith pants. Passed on a ton of really nice orphanced jackets; Oxxford, Chester Barrie, Paul Stuart DB Tux etc etc. Did pick up a Southwick orphaned (I think) mini herringbone jacket that would be a nice sportcoat. Only thing for myself was a stupid Express 1MX shirt.
     
  15. SpooPoker

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    Not with Versace it doesn't :laugh: You could probably do better than $20 with medusa buttons.
     
  16. Nataku

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    A few nice finds today. Nicest Robert Graham shirt I've found yet (looks NWOT). Also found a recent Canali dress shirt and a orange check Loro Piana casual button-down. Loro Piana was donated by a local hot shot and looked like it was put back on the rack from the dressing room rack. Wonder what I missed. :brick:

    Also scored some brand new wool plaid blankets from Fairbault Woolen Mills (similar to Woolrich & Pendleton, except local) for $15 each. A steal considering they start at $120 in stores.
     
  17. bytor13

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    After a haul staples-wise yesterday, today was a lot of misses. Several Hugo Boss suits with slight (but enough) damage, a Burberry duffle coat with damaged closures (worth replacing?), a Harris Tweed overcoat with moth damage, and an orphaned Canali suit jacket.

    This, however, was in mint condition. It horrified and fascinated me with equal measure.

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  18. LooknGr8

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    Anyone who frequents this thread who is on 84 north of hartford owes it to himself to stop at the Salvation Army in Manchester, CT...might be the store where I've got my best stuff overall. Sadly, I only can hit it 2-3x a year. I once got a pair of heavy Filson wool pants there -- mint, unfinished length -- in addition to the good old Zegna, Brooks Bros, and other great stuff always there.

    Speaking of which, in addition to my Gucci tie I posted a couple pages back, today I found this amazing thick wool shirt -- natural, undyed, off white -- from Swanndri. Never heard of it before, but it seemed very well made. Been Googling around, it appears to be the Filson of New Zealand. Going to wear it tomorrow to family get-to out in the woods of New Salem, Mass...2 hour drive from our place.
     
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  19. mistermidwester

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    Women's jacket.
     
  20. SpooPoker

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    Oh, I forgot to ask - not a thrift find, but I talked someone down on the bay for a 2011 model Zegna mainline suit, grey with blue shadow stripes, size US 40L - fits a 40L-42L, $250ish. Anyone interested before I resell? Just a bit too big on me, but hot damn its nice. 2 button, 2 vent, flat front.
     
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