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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. matstyleku

    matstyleku Senior member

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    well as long as you're someone that takes anything with value, there could still potentially be stuff in my size? Anyways, any places you think may be good? I'll be in the Georgetown area visiting a friend.
     


  2. Digmenow

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    Yes. I have lived too long. :embar: The pills only do so much.
    I really don't get that far south too often and so have only been to the Rockville / Gaithersburg GW's. I no longer enjoy the success of my earlier days thanks to teh manorexia. Although Montgomery County is one of the wealthiest in the nation (leading one to expect, wrongly, that racks of Kiton and Brioni would be bursting out the door) a large influx of alien folk of both the legal and illegal variety makes the pickings in the smaller range of clothing quite slim. I almost copped a Gap pocketed polo shirt in like new condition just because it was a small before realizing that at $5, I could probably do better by actually shopping at The Gap! There were quite a few SC's in there that would have fit me (and, by extension, you) but I no longer try on the stuff that isn't canvassed unless it's unstructured to begin with, like a cotton SC.
     
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    Thanks for attending the Thursday Night sf Poetry Slam. Don't forget to try the veal. Thanks guys.
     


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    I have never found anything good at a GW. I don't know how you guys do it.
     


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    I have over 15 Goodwills within 25 miles of me. Whenever I'm in the area of one or two, I just drop in to see what's there. Practice makes perfect, however. You learn how to run through the racks and use your sense of touch as an extra set of eyes, so to speak. The other important thing is to be open to almost anything popping up at any time. Take your smart phone with you in case you come across an unfamiliar name.

    That reminds me, there were several 16.5 and 17 TM Lewin shirts at Rockville along the upper rack of the back wall. Not my cuppa tea any longer and a bit big to boot.
     


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    Score from ebay, 1940's, from a former tennis pro

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    Nice :thumbs-up:
     


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    I once did this for a Paul Stuart suit--came back a week later, and found the pants--only the fabric at the fly was seriously, and comprehensively, shredded.

    What lifestyle options lead to shredding the entire front of one's pants?
     


  9. AndroFan

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    "Speed zippering". If you have to ask, it's not for you - you just won't understand.

     


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    I haven't done much thrifting lately but I did find this awesome LB French cuff shirt that is perfect condition and fits me like a glove.!!
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    Gorgeous shirt. Nice find.

     


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    ^ Thank you

    So here are some pics of the GR 816 jacket I bought earlier in the week. DOES anybody know anything about this label?? because I cant seem to find anything about them on the internet
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    From the NYT Archive...
    http://www.nytimes.com/1993/03/23/news/patterns-094493.html?pagewanted=3

    Now Mr. Rosier, who followed Martin Margiela as Jean-Paul Gaultier's assistant, and Mr. Sabbah will introduce their own label, GR816, on April 7. All 60 men's and women's oufits will be made-to-measure. "With Tati, we made designer fashion more accessible," Mr. Rosier said. "We're trying to make GR816 like a little house of high fashion."

    The collection's name is a mix of Mr. Rosier's initials, and some numerology. "Our plan is to make the collection like life.," Mr. Rosier said. "When people walk in the street, there is one short, one tall, one dressed crazy, one classical. Not everyone is Claudia Schiffer or Naomi Campbell. I think that's why people turned away from fashion."

    Mr. Sabbat added: "Tati is a Tower of Babel. So we made GR816 respectfully street, and historical, ethnic and tribal, and of our time." He dismisses the trend of destroyed fashion, saying: "It's snobbish to make clothes that have a destroyed look. To take clothes off homeless people and make it fashion is disgusting."


    ^ Thank you
    So here are some pics of the GR 816 jacket I bought earlier in the week. DOES anybody know anything about this label?? because I cant seem to find anything about them on the internet
     


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    Had a decent haul today. Three Zegna pieces. All 46 R :brick:

    - Recent Zegna 15 mil 15 sportcoat. Side vented.
    - Fairly recent (2002-2003) Zegna suit. Side vented.
    - Recent Zegna cotton/klinen sportcoat. Tan. Side vented.
    - Recent Samuelsohn gray flannel trousers.
    - Mint paperback copyof Positively 4th Street. The lives and times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina.

    Found out a friend of mine scored 4 super recent Zegna pieces a couple days ago and forgot to tell me about it. My size too. Pure cashmere, Cashco and 15 mil 15 sportcoats. :brick: Gotta try and buy them off him.
     


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