The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Love it! Good fit and the shades are a great touch!


    Post a pic of the fabric content tag. Should be easy to tell from that. Also, hardware can be a dead giveaway. Are the zippers generic and cheap feeling, or something nice like Riri or YKK?
     
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    Very cool. Its a size medium. It fits me pretty well.


    Ill get a picture of the tags and more details tomorrow. The zippers feel pretty nice. They all say Prada on them as well.


    Any idea what something like this is worth if it is real?
     
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    I know little on resale value on clothes, but I do know a red label jacket like that would cost north of $800 full retail. At a pinch, an outlet Prada store or Off Fifth may have had that jacket sitting on their racks for around $400. Either way, it is a good find and you probably will clear $100 comfortably.

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    FROM TAG PHOTOS, IT IS AUTHENTIC :)
     
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    How exactly can you tell?

    Its funny because on one hand its pretty cool that may be able to get $100 for something that cost so little, but I tend to find cameras for less than $10 that Im able to resell for $100 so its not as crazy. I guess this is the only time I have ever really made a decent profit from clothing.

    I only wish the color was a little nicer and I would probably think about keeping it.

    I remember when I originally posted this jacket I also posted a photo of a Zegna sweater that was too big and someone made fun of it because it looked like a cosby sweater and I ended up selling it to a consignment store today for $40.
     
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    The tags, stitching, product tag font and material, its all 100% real. No question.
     


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    If anyone is in Portland, OR, the William Temple House had quite a few Ermenegildo Zegna and other Italian dress shirts in sizes 16.5 and 17 this afternoon. Many had sweat stains around the neck or other wear, but some were in nice condition.
     
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    this man knows. he's like the forum encyclopedia.
     


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    Thanks for the tip. The Union label puts the make date sometime between 1949 and 1962.
     
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    Awesome. I like the pattern on the second jacket. Glad they found a good home. That red one doesn't look all that bad, actually. Judging by the brochure and the pattern of the first coat, they are likely from the early to mid 80's


    +1 on everyone else's comments, it is definitely real. I've sold a simple sweater for $80 and button-up shirts for $40-$60 so I'd think at least $100-$150.
     
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    You like you came out of an ad. Fits like MTM
     


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    Dang, is it just me or is the pattern on that first sport coat super cool? That pattern is amazing.
     


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