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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. Pawz

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  2. Everett464

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    [FONT=verdana, tahoma, arial, sans-serif]I have the sleeves on the tweed rolled up about an inch and a half, but i felt the same way - I have thought about tailoring, but I'm not that in love. [/FONT]

    The only reason I bought the Jacket/Vest, is because they were half off at St. Vinnie's, and you never know what is gonna sell well on Etsy.


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  3. Nataku

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    Something about a cartoon-ish blue duck in a red bow tie pointing out prices in red just doesn't seem upscale or high end to me.
     
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    went to Goodwill on my lunchbreak and found a 7-fold Roberto Villini Couture silk tie. 98% sure it's nothing worth bragging about, but it was my first hands-on look at a 7-fold. Very nice and heavy.
     
  5. Everett464

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    Pics, or it didn't happen.

    I was thinking about ties recently, and how few special ties I find. I wonder if living in the PNW, a chronically casual environment (my governor is known for jeans and flannel shirts), lowers the amount of men who purchase quality men's attire. While thrifting, I have yet to find anything besides a three-fold- and have certainly never seen a tie from any of the elite manufacturers.

     
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    Honestly, I don't know if it's a 3-, 6-, or 7-fold tie. I just know it's not the normal construction. I'll post a pic when I get home.
     
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    Honestly I don' t know the difference between a 3-, 6-, or 7-fold tie. I just know the one I found is different than most; I'll be sure to post a pic when I get home.
     
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    Do you mean you wouldn't be able to spot them, or you actually don't know the difference?
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    Well I guess I do know the differences, I just can't spot them.
     
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    Found a pair of black Cole Haan Air Carter's for $30 at Goodwill - barely any signs of being worn. No wear & tear in the heel. No creases, and the soles only showed minor use.

    http://www.dillards.com/product/Cole-Haan-Air-Carter-CapToe-Dress-Oxfords_301_-1_301_501856645

    Then I went to another thrift store across the street and found a black pair of Brooks Brothers semi-brogues for $30.

    Both excellent finds that I couldn't be happier with, but sort of bummed out that I had tucked money aside for my first pair of Alden shoes and now I can't justify getting them.

    #FIRSTWORLDPROBLEMS
     
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  11. Everett464

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    Get the Alden's!!!!

    I don't know about the BBs, but I can tell you from experience that the Air carters will break down on you in a hurry. I got about 12 months out of mine, at twice a week, before they needed some serious work. Soles were fine, but the uppers had gone to seed.
     
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    Rather than taking the suggestion on burning the Zegna tie from last week, I took it back with the "I thought these were the orphan pants" that were actually Staffords for store credit. Had a nice session everything fit and are all keepers, including my first RLPL and D&G:

    RLPL 100% cotton, very sheer, (dry clean only?) pullover sweater/shirt:

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    Very soft Dolce & Gabbana inside button down collar dress shirt:
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    Very plush E. Zegna mock turtleneck in a 70% wool, 20% Silk, 10% cashmere blend. Interesting how the fabric tag is connected with only a single corner.

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    Lastly, a staple BB yellow crew neck yellow sweater, someone said earlier they liked yellow:

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    I'll have to put on the 7 for all Mankind jeans I thrifted and post some pictures with the sweaters.
     
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    I bet those Zegna tags are intended to be removed, hence the minimal attachment.
     
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    First post ever. Hope I've lurked enough to learn the way of things. If not, I suppose someone'll point out the error of my ways …

    Yesterday at Goodwill, found a pair of brown Allen Edmonds oxfords with Vibram lug soles, in brand-new condition inside and out, for like $11. Also, an OK light blue silk/cashmere sweater for like $4. Passed on a Zegna coat in 42R, navy, double-vented, three-button, canvassed, because the lining was messed up and I'm pretty sure it was an odd jacket rather than a standalone coat … but I'm kicking myself because it was just a seam that had come unstitched (no fabric tears), I imagine it would be a pretty cheap repair, and although it was a tad small, I imagine someone appreciative would surely love to give it a good home …

    Last week, found some Edmonds wingtips in burgundy, in need of a little polish and love but otherwise not too shabby, as well as a couple of Canali sports coats (blue Super 150's in 42R and tan/brown houndstooth in like 44/46, I forget which; they're both available if anyone would like to hear more).

    Anyway. Hi, all.
     
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    From looking at them that's what I figured. The Zegna tag is only attached on the top. The fabric tag is a pretty soft material, but I think I'll remove it. It's a really rich feeling sweater, very light.
     
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    Welcome, being a former first time poster (weren't we all) not too long ago, thought I would say, post some pics! Good thrifting to you.
     
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    Bumping this one. The thread was moving so fast that day, it may have gotten missed.

     
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    no idea on the maker, but that looks like a sweet coat. available? size?

    also: you should post a pic of the size tag on the inside, that may give clues as to the manufacturer.
     
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    Thanks, It's fairly well made. Yes. Will have to check when I get home.
    Will post inner tag later, though I had done that...I guess not.
     
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    That LP label looks pretty old, that's all I can glean.

     
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