The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Senior member

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    Hit two stores last night. First store had a NWT Zanella shirt and an Oxxford Sport coat, passed on both for $6.99 and $4.99.

    Then went to the second thrift and found 4 Stefano Ricci shirts, 1 Brioni shirt, 1 Robert Graham shirt and a silk shirt by Battaglia Beverly Hills. $57

    Today I went to 9 thrift stores and found nothing.
     
  2. yorkshirechap

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    Hi, from the Uk,

    In Cumbria recently I picked up a 1958 wool overcoat, bespoke and made in London. It needs some lining repair but worth £18 ($15) and a T M Lewin suit virtually unworn for £10 that I'm going to resell as although my size it is strangely constructed.

    Also got a DAKS 1970's suit for around £5 for myself.
     
  3. amadar

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    I passed on this exact shirt the other day (not exact, bc mine was in a size 17) because the Made in Turkey tag threw me off - I thought it was fake. Does E Zegna now make shirts in Turkey?
     
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    Yeah, Zegna makes some of their shirts in Turkey. I have a bunch of Zegna shirts from Turkey, only "Turkey" is printed on the care tag.
     
  5. AndroFan

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    I went from never having found a Canali, to finding 3 in the last 3 days. I guess when it rains it pours...Canali.

    EDIT: Also found a "Faberge" silk tie that I don't know much about, but seems to be well made (embroidery on the back of the lining, "Handmade in USA", etc.), but it's the softest silk tie I've ever felt.

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    Jacket. 90% wool/10% cashmere blend

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  6. mco543

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    A couple decent finds for me today, not nearly the level of arm fulls of Zegna or Brioni but around here it was good, especially after a 10 month dry spell.

    A pair of tortoise shell framed sunglasses by Ziari that are very nice and say they're hand made in Italy. I'd never heard of the brand and a Google search says they aren't made anymore but they're high quality

    Double breasted suit that's grey with a subtle blue and red windowpane. The tag says "Hand tailored by Gilcrest"

    Charcoal pinstripe 2 button suit with the tag partially cut off. Whats left of the tag is herringbone and says "London". I figured for $2.00 it was worth the chance since it fit perfectly and looked good on me.

    A couple vintage vinyl albums for .68 each Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour, Beatles Again, Chicago 1, and Chicago 2 all in excellent condition and complete

    I'd love to have some additional info about the "hand tailored by Gilcrest" suit as well as the sunglasses

    Left behind a Charles Tyrwhitt shirt that had been dry cleaned into oblivion, a couple old and busted Brooks Brothers Makers suits, white with bright yellow stitching True Religion jeans (w38 l33), and a pair of cordovan shoes made by Tweed. I'm kind of regretting leaving the cordovan shoes behind but at $30.00 I doubt I'd make much of a profit on them.

    Pics coming later if there's any interest
     
  7. contactme_11

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    How much for the tie? PM me.
     
  8. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Bought this Brooks Brothers Herringbone tweed jacket on eBay for $25 plus $10 shipping. Its in great condition and off to the tailors on Monday for some minor alterations.

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  10. amerikajinda

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    passed on 3 charles tyrwhitt dress shirts because they'd been drycleaned a few times too many... and also a Thomas Pink necktie -- just wasn't crazy about it.
     
  11. amadar

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    A couple decent finds recently. Unfortunately none fit me so feel free to pm me if interested.

    Perfect condition Charvet Lilac 70% Cotton 30% Linen french cuff shirt. 16.5/42. Nice slim fit.....fits everywhere except for sleeves (i require a 25" sleeve :() First Charvet I've ever come across, truly beautiful.

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    Paul Smith London Made in Italy Suit. 46R. Not perfect condition - A small stain (dry cleanable) on the bottom of the leg, and some of the armhole lining needs to be resewn. Pictures look grey, but its a light blue.

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    Awesome Brooks Brothers Makers Hand Tailored Suit. The size tag is completely blank, custom job? Measures to a 46R. Can anybody date this? I know its not recent, but the styling and material (excellent) appear recent.

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    Perfect condition Aquascutum Navy Blazer. 40R.

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  12. amadar

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    A couple decent finds recently. Unfortunately none fit me so feel free to pm me if interested.

    Perfect condition Charvet Lilac 70% Cotton 30% Linen french cuff shirt. 16.5/42. Nice slim fit.....fits everywhere except for sleeves (i require a 25" sleeve :() First Charvet I've ever come across, truly beautiful.
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    Paul Smith London Made in Italy Suit. 46R. Not perfect condition - A small stain (dry cleanable) on the bottom of the leg, and some of the armhole lining needs to be resewn. Pictures look grey, but its a light blue.
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    Awesome Brooks Brothers Makers Hand Tailored Suit. The size tag is completely blank, custom job? Measures to a 46R. Can anybody date this? I know its not recent, but the styling and material (excellent) appear recent.

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    Perfect condition Aquascutum Navy Blazer. 40R.

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  13. LooknGr8

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    Nettleton's from a store I hit on occasion that happens to be the closest to a certain Ivy League school. I had never heard of the brand but with the 40 nails per heel, glove leather interior and the 54-layer leather sole...was pretty sure it was something special so I brought them home.

    Then I looked them up here at SF, confirmed their pedigree (Web was out on the BlackBerry, for some odd reason).

    Cross posted to the Nettleton's thread (are they shell?) but I thought I'd share here, too. Shined up well, I don't think they were worn much, they are probably 40 years old but are in better shape than much newer pairs I see at thrifts.

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  14. Nataku

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    Picked up a cotton Hermes casual shirt today. Made in France. Had wavy "h" print. Trades it to a friend for 3 super recent Zegna for Neiman Marcus sportcoats he picked up from a thrift earlier this week. One is a NWOT Pure Cashmere, second is a 15 mil 15 and the third is a Cashco. All are side vented and fit perfect aside from the Cashco which will need a small bit of tailoring.
     
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  15. mainy

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    these are shell and look to be in veryyyyyy nice condition
     
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