The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Master Milano

    Master Milano Senior member

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    finally sheesh,

    I didn’t fuck anyone, and I got crabs from a pair of used jeans I’d bought at a thrift store.

    but the story is pretty mindfucking and bizarre
     


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    I come across these almost freakishly often; in fact, I might still have a 42R charcoal gray suit w/ subtle red stripes in my closet. :spam: (Might post just to see if it's SF-approved)
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  3. woolnotmutton

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    I would be interested to see this too :)
     


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    haha. me thinks she got crabs from the bull rider. i would've beat her if I were her husband.
     


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    I've been meaning to post this Versace blazer on this forum. I found it about a month ago, and its in great condition. However, its a bit too flashy for my tastes, so I plan to sell it. I would like to figure out the fabric content before selling. Can anyone tell what it is?

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    Come on, really? That's where we're at? Just taking pictures of the tags? For stuff where the brands aren't even worth being excited about?
     


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    sweet jacket, I would say its some kind of silk blend, but I bet spoo would know.
     


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    no worries, i thought the RLPL was a cool find.
     


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    I liked the shot of the singer wearing it - it's nice to see if there's another connection or some reference around an item. Nothing quite like the shot of Vox wearing a similar RLPL jacket to one Mainy found, but still... :lol: Also, RLPL is always good to see - if that shirt was 1/2 inch larger in the neck, I would be PMing you right now! I suspect there's several guys on here who are interested in size 17 RLPL though. ;)

    Anyway, I picked this up today - the only thing I picked up in two stores, and it's a keeper for myself. I normally wouldn't post a photo of this, but given the recent Brooks Brothers discussion (and those NWT's that I didn't pick up) I wanted to make a point: this is the kind of thing that's very nice, made well (albeit in HK, but it's of Italian wool) and extremely recent - no more than a couple of years old - and yet is often difficult to sell. In this case, I suspect if I posted this particular sweater to Ebay it would actually sell, likely for $15-20 (shipping included) - minus fees, I'd probably get $12-17 for it and spend about $5-6 bucks shipping it, meaning I'd have $6-$12 left over. Keep in mind that's a best case - this item is somewhat more desirable than most, being half zip and lambswool. In cashmere, such a sweater would be a grail for me; in cotton I pass them by regularly (though I happen to be wearing one today myself!)

    Bottom line: often such sweaters are priced $6.99-9.99 around here, so normally I would be looking at BARELY eking out a profit, if not taking a loss, on such an item. Thus, if I pick something like that up, it's for one of three reasons: a) I'll wear it myself, b) someone I know will want it (but this is rare for BB) or c) it's an unusual item that might sell well, like a recent mainline Fun Shirt button-down. That's one reason if you're looking for something, speak up - you never know what someone has or might run across!

    As far as the cost of this sweater: the original Brooks Brothers retail was approximately $148, with the usual sales available, so if I were to purchase such a sweater new I'd probably pay something just over a hundred bucks for it. My price today on discount day: $1.59 out the door and into my sweater drawer (after cleaning). :happy:

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    good point. i just switched summer/winter closets and was kind of astonished at how many sweaters i've picked up. i'm not a regular thrifter, strictly recreational user, but while i don't find that many suits/sportcoats worth picking up, i do seem to find good sweaters fairly often.
     


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