The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    Gotcha! I imagine a sartorially gifted fellow like you keeps a constant vigil for excellent new aquisitions - however what % would you keep for yourself if it was your size? I.e. hypothetically, you score an outrageously brilliant suit or SC that could be a money spinner, but its wonderful elegance exceeds your desire to sell it?
     


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    If the suit fits, I wear it.
    *a few times then sell it shortly thereafter
     


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    Almost did not notice the small print :lol:
     


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  5. TheWGP

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    Brooks isn't undesirable per se - it's just that only certain items tend to sell, and even when they do it's often not for enough to be worth the time. Obviously recent Golden Fleece and any Black Fleece are exceptions. I've talked with Steve a lot and he's a really great guy - he does try to be careful what he gets, and tries to get more desirable stuff, though. The donation I saw was all things like double-pleated british-khaki trousers in waist sizes 40-44, cotton sweaters in L-XL-XXL, etc, etc, etc - nothing really appealing or popular. Sure, some of it would possibly have worked out to sell - but not reliably enough to be worth my time. And Steve spends a LOT of time and gas providing those deals - sadly, I'm in the wrong state. ;)

    I'd kill for a sweet pajama wardrobe like that... I know what you mean about drawing the line, but I'm okay with it SOLELY because I'm wearing underwear - at that point it's just a shirt and pants, and I have no problem with thrifting those. My Charvet PJ's are sickeningly nice - but I paid wayyyyy more for them on B&S than they, honestly, were worth - put it this way, I bought a Kiton suit off B&S for less. :embar:

    Klobber, I was speaking tongue-in-cheek - it appears you have quite the lucky thumb on the racks! Best wishes! I'm just a bit bigger than you, so if you see anything *too big* for you I'm your man - 48-50 suits, 40-44 pants, 17.5-18/36 shirts. I know you won't remember everyone's sizes, but just think that if it's too big for you I'll probably buy it from you. :lol:

    And back on topic in this thread... had a nice little pickup today in one store:

    "Ermenegildo Zegna Couture XXX" shirt (this doesn't say Napoli on it - what's the deal?) Size 15.
    Luciano Barbera shirt - this is nicer than I thought it would be based on the LB Club shirt I have. Size L.
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    Saw a bunch of Zegna shirts, including a recent L made in Italy sport shirt, but left because nobody (but me - in XL-XXL) seems interested in them. Gateway brand, I know, I know.

    Finally though, a really interesting vintage BB coat - this is the ONLY tag on it, no idea how to date it, but it's absolutely pimptastic! Wasn't cheap but I've never seen anything like it. I'm guesstimating a 40-42 coat size on it, though I haven't measured it yet. Looking at the photos they suck, I'll try to take better ones tomorrow, it's too late now. Anyone have any idea on a vintage for this mofo?

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    Oh... and I should mention, see that Canali hanger? Snagged it at the same store. :D
     
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    Came across this amazing offering from Best American Essays, recently. Long story short: Cheryl Strayed got crabs from thrift clothes, now I nuke everything. :facepalm:
     
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  7. TheWGP

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    What the F is that?! It's too late at night to read all that... and yes, if you wear anything from a thrift store without thoroughly treating it as appropriate first, you have been warned...
     


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    OK, here is some stuff thrifted last 3 months. Suit jacket sizes 54L - 58L European sizes. Shirts, Versace XL, D&G 17/43, rest 17.5 / XL/ XXL. Sweaters XL.

    NWOT 17.5
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    EX, 17.5/34
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    NWT, XL, fits like M/L. 36" sleeves, 16 - 16.5 neck.
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    NWT, 17/43, very slim fit, fit like M/L. 36" sleeves.
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    Big size, 18.5
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    XL
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    XL
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    XXL
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    17.5
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    Armani Collezioni Sport Coat - quite nice in difficult to describe pattern. 46L
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    Giorgio Armani one button dinner jacket (white label, quite recent, actually black label I believe. Not Collezioni or Emporio. Looks just like black label except white background). 44L
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    Giorgio Armani one button dinner jacket ^^^ Ditto
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    Burberry London Suit 44L, drop 6
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    Dolce and Gabbana Suit Mainline 56L, fits like 42L/R
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    D&G Suit NWT 58L, fits like 44L / 46L
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    I will keep all those posted on the thrift store purchase related to hermes, kiton etc ...
     
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    Score! That's a recent Zegna Couture shirt. Napoli Couture was the name of the line before their label change in 2005-2006. After this, they dropped "Napoli" from the name. Nice find!
     


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    wow, I think we got a new superstar in this thread.
     


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  13. SpooPoker

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    Yo, that Brooks Bros furry coat is awesome. Trying to resist PMing you. :D
     


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    Geez. If only you had some pimp daddy reptilian type gloves to go with it, you could truly rock the streets of Gotham this winter. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, that would be nice, huh?
     


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