The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    Then would the opposite of "Hunt Clubbed" be "Zanellad"?
     


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    ...b/c I had just passed up a set of 6 RLPL shirts, mostly button down, size 18.

    Why? You do know you have friends here with big necks!

    Minor damage today. A Barba shirt that fits my "going to work at my first job in Charvet, Barba and Armani Le Collezeoni shirts because my Dad likes to go to thrift stores" son. And a pair of vintage Florsheim longwings. Over the weekend though I did get that Zegna jacket that sold in about 30 seconds on the Buy and Sell forum and a NWT Banana Republic silk/cashmere sweater.
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    ...Over the weekend though I did get that Zegna jacket that sold in about 30 seconds on the Buy and Sell forum....

    You should have charged more for that, but it was a really nice buy for someone. I undersold a Zegna cashmere last year, myself (for $75, could have doubled that and it still would have been a steal). I've gotten less bashful about asking more, though. [​IMG] You can always drop the price, but never raise it.
     


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    I picked this up for $2.16:

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    I'm going to take it in for a once over. It should look great with a grosgrain band.



    I'll give you $12.16 for the watch! Just think of your profit margin!!!
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    True, but I'd hate to see it go to a Vols fan after the game on Saturday. I'm still bitter. I did buy it in Tennessee, though.
     


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    You should have charged more for that, but it was a really nice buy for someone. I undersold a Zegna cashmere last year, myself (for $75, could have doubled that and it still would have been a steal). I've gotten less bashful about asking more, though. [​IMG] You can always drop the price, but never raise it.

    That became apparent very quickly. The first thing out of my wife's mouth when I told her I had 5 very quick offers was, "You should have charged more. Raise the price." But having made an offer and gotten takers, I didn't feel ethically, that I could do that. She agreed. My reason for the low price was I thought (and still do) that the jacket was fused. Coupled with the Zegna tag that I wasn't that familiar with, I thought it was the lower end Z line. You live, you learn. Besides, it wasn't a bad 12 hour return on a 7.99 investment![​IMG]
     


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    How about $23 to match the number of straight wins by TN over KY?
     


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    A pair of trousers jumped off the rack at me today and yelled " Tricked Ya!" I thought they were RLPL but turned out to be Hunt Club. My mind was on Purple Lable b/c I had just passed up a set of 6 RLPL shirts, mostly button down, size 18.

    Damn, grab those RLPL shirts. You can flip them here for some cash and it'll go to someone who'll appreciate it, then you can use the cash to get something in your size! I do this all the time now, as I know someone here will want them. Better then them going to some greedy-ass soccer mom who will sell it on eBay or worse, being sold for rags because nobody bought them, only because they didn't know what RLPL or Charvet is.
     


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    Then would the opposite of "Hunt Clubbed" be "Zanellad"?

    No, but you can get "Savanne-d" when you think you've found a pair of Zanella trousers.

    Every time I see a Hunt Club item I want to tear the sleeves off.
     


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    You live, you learn. Besides, it wasn't a bad 12 hour return on a 7.99 investment![​IMG]

    Very true. I've undersold several times, certainly, but I can't complain about the margins.

    How about $23 to match the number of straight wins by TN over KY?

    You're a hard man. I'll just console myself with the fact that UT will never win a national championship in basketball. And that LSU likely will blow them out in Atlanta. [​IMG]

    Actually, I'm madder about having that [​IMG] field goal blocked when UT had just handed us the game. We should have won at the end of regulation and in OT but couldn't close the deal. Our own fault.
     


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    I'm going to take it in for a once over. It should look great with a grosgrain band.

    Woah! Collective consciousness! Did you see my post about such straps? I'd been hoping you would chime in over there as the master of Trad. I wish I'd seen earlier that you guys were talking about this over here too. I try to stay away bec. it makes me jealous, bec. I used to go thrifting all the time in Las Vegas and Boston, but DC has so few and far between!

    Why are they called Nato or Bond straps? I'm guessing Nato issues/issued them and Bond wore them in a movie. Which one(s)?
     


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    No, but you can get "Savanne-d" when you think you've found a pair of Zanella trousers.

    Every time I see a Hunt Club item I want to tear the sleeves off.


    Those Savannes that look like Zanella waistbands drive me crazy and I see tons of them. I've only seen a few of the Hunt Clubs. There was a John Ashford label there for a while that looked a lot like the RLPL label.

    I recently saw a beautiful orphaned Canali jacket. Perfect fit and recent style with high button stance and double vent. I searched through the whole store including the women's section and couldn't find the pants. I even went back a second time a few days later. Asked the people at the store if they might have seen the pants and they looked at me like I was crazy. Maybe I did look that way. [​IMG] I wanted to sit on the floor and cry.

    mike
     


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    Those Savannes that look like Zanella waistbands drive me crazy and I see tons of them. I've only seen a few of the Hunt Clubs. There was a John Ashford label there for a while that looked a lot like the RLPL label.

    I recently saw a beautiful orphaned Canali jacket. Perfect fit and recent style with high button stance and double vent. I searched through the whole store including the women's section and couldn't find the pants. I even went back a second time a few days later. Asked the people at the store if they might have seen the pants and they looked at me like I was crazy. Maybe I did look that way. [​IMG] I wanted to sit on the floor and cry.


    Was the Canali jacket priced like the sportsjackets or was it priced like the suits? (i.e., was it $9.99 or $24.99?)
     


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    Those Savannes that look like Zanella waistbands drive me crazy and I see tons of them. I've only seen a few of the Hunt Clubs. There was a John Ashford label there for a while that looked a lot like the RLPL label.

    I recently saw a beautiful orphaned Canali jacket. Perfect fit and recent style with high button stance and double vent. I searched through the whole store including the women's section and couldn't find the pants. I even went back a second time a few days later. Asked the people at the store if they might have seen the pants and they looked at me like I was crazy. Maybe I did look that way. [​IMG] I wanted to sit on the floor and cry.

    mike


    That's the worst part -- not knowing whether the trousers are lost somewhere, or if the coat ended up at the thrift because something happened to them.
     


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    That's the worst part -- not knowing whether the trousers are lost somewhere, or if the coat ended up at the thrift because something happened to them.

    Yes. Recently had this occur with a Gieves and Hawkes bespoke suit. Found the jacket, couldn't find the pants. Small size, ridiculously good looking jacket, no pants in sight. Jacket will go to ebay now and I will hope somebody is willing to pay $35-40 for a orphaned pinstriped suit jacket [​IMG]
     


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