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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. Everett464

    Everett464 Senior member

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    In the last few days I have run into a few London Fog lined trenches, with a zipper, for $20-25. Anyone have any thoughts on how to approach these, orwhat I should be looking for with an eye towards flipping?
     
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    Fraying at the top and bottom of the knot and the area where it was slid up and down. The tie was crushed as well, I don't think I would ever have gotten the wrinkles out- it was no longer flat, kind of crumpled up where the knot sat.

    I'm tempted to go back and get the tie to show you, but unless I'm going back for some other reason before next week's visit, I don't think that'll happen. Though it might still be there.
     
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  3. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Senior member

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    This.
     
  4. vexco

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    Don't believe H. Freeman is the same as Hickey Freeman...they make nice stuff tho!
     
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    I thought I was seeing a delayed double post! Now I feel better.
     
  6. LooknGr8

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    I am getting a heavy wool yellow houndstooth DB polo suit I thrifted a few weeks back from the tailor today. First one I reunited and purchased, myself.

    It was separated and thanks to this tricks others have posted on this thread...the pants practically got off the rack in and walked to me themselves (wait til you see how loud it is, I have no idea where I can wear this thing)

    THere's one other thing to add to Klobber's list I think of: It's more income for the store to sell pants and coats separately. While I doubt separating them is intentional, they have no incentive to invest time putting them back together again.
     
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    Only a few hours from Philly, these things are everywhere here. They are pretty solid suits, but def not Hickey Freeman. The "H" in H. Freeman stands for Hyman, while the Freeman in Hickey-Freeman was Jacob Freeman.
     
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    Hey. [​IMG]

    I saw a really nice hoodie jacket from Topman and since I've never bought myself a hoodie before, I don't really know how much they averagely cost. Although I have friends who own around $35 ones. So I wanna ask if do you think a price around $45 is worth it? I mean, I could sure use it for a long time, and I never splurge anyway, so I thought how about a reward for me. lol. It's size small btw, I'm 6 feet and 130lbs so I'm hoping that would fit if ever I buy it.
     
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    Hoodie = SW&D (Streetwear and Denim). Topman is cheap; this is a bragging thread. :)

    Just go to the mall and look at hoodies. They come in almost as many colors, prints, labels, etc., as T-shirts.

    lol Brooks Brothers recently made a hoodie, which many here made fun of. Probably good quality, though.

    EDIT: *removes quote because Dig advised him to*
     
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    If you quote them, it makes more work for the moderators when they ban them.
     
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    London Fog (unless vintage) is junk. I wouldn't touch it at all.

     
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    Question for any of y'all in the Atlanta area... I'm heading down to visit my parents next week and I'm gonna have time to go to ONE thrift store... If you had to pick ONE thrift store in the Atlanta metro area, which would it be? Feel free to PM if you don't want to give up the goods in public. I'm only there once or twice a year, so I won't be regular competition [​IMG]
     
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    Where are you gonna be?

    ITP:

    GW in Buckhead
    Buckhead Thriftique (small, usually nothing there)


    OTP:
    Thrifts on Holcomb Bridge Road and Alpharetta Highway in Roswell

    There's a bunch of stuff on Scott/Lawrenceville Hwy if you start ITP and head out of town


    Oh yeah, and if you have anything I need (or vice versa) we can kick shipping charges to the curb and meet up at the Clermont or something!
     
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    :uhoh:
     
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    Hey, man: It's a stylish place to see and be seen! [​IMG]

    I've actually only been there once — on a Tuesday for open mic night. It was an experience.

     
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    6 ft 130?

    seriously? you have a 26 waist?
     
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    not sure if this is brag-worthy, but i just picked up a coat. brand is Caleffi Roma. it's pretty spot on except for one thing.

    the pros:
    • in my size and fits pretty well (a bit tight in the waist, but other than that,it's spot on)
    • made in italy
    • soft shoulder, double vented, quarter lined, nice material
    • staple POW/glen plaid with a subtle pink pinstripe
    • cost about as much as a cup of coffee
    • extremely good condition

    the con:
    • THE COLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    had to pick it up, although i have no idea how i'm going to wear this thing. any tips? also, does anyone recognize the manufacturers tag?
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  20. catside

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    ^If you meet the original owner in court or something, he will immediately recognize it!! :embar:
     
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