The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. AndroFan

    AndroFan Senior member

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    Ah, yes, that makes much more sense.

     


  2. TheWGP

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    +1 - I would happily pay $26 for EG's in my size then happily pay to have them resoled. Unless the leather has actual physical breaks, it's surprising what shoes can be brought back from the dead. I imagine if you picked them up at $26 there'd be someone on the forum who'd pay you your cost plus shipping for them, at least.

    Klobber - BTW that Fray shirt - I'm trying not to acquire FC shirts at the moment, and it would be a hair large for me anyhow, I wasn't kidding that he should really do a deal with you. ;)


    Oh yeah, I think I posted my favorite pic of today's few pickups - the hanger. I know it's silly to want a Savile Row hanger, but I had to trade for it.

    Sadly, the suit on the hanger... is a recent Hickey Freeman in 42L. Also snagged another recent Hickey Freeman in 42L - must have been the same guy. I've been surprised how well the recent-label HF has done in sales, but I guess I shouldn't be since they're nice suits and I love wearing mine - in fact, it's my interview suit since most of my "nicer" suits tend to be patterns.

    Also snagged a Lands' End navy cashmere v-neck that I think I'll end up posting over on AAAC exchange, decided my Saks house brand is nicer after all.

    Also, this - I knew it wouldn't be worth much even if real, but figured it would be fun to post and find out if it was real or not. The materials tag was cut off, you can see a bit of the stub on the right side.

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  3. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    :laugh: Does this mean the Etro jacket'll fit a 40S?
    (My parents just sent me video from the Etro store in Rome; said it was like a scene from Zoolander. I'm hoping something will make it's way into my stocking this X-mas...)

    Hoofit, that Charvet tie is bawse.
     
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  4. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    I forsee me making a phone call tommorrow ;)

    $60 though is steep for an old cashmere sweater :confused:, name brand or no name brand.
     


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    Nataku Senior member

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    It's not just any name-brand. It's Hermes! Hell, I'll betcha just the Hermes label itself is worth $50! Add that to the value/quality of the sweater that's attached to it and you have a $200+ (resale) sweater there.
     
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  6. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Hmm, maybe we could just start collecting old labels from beaten-down garments, then assemble them into some type of uber-sweater, profit.

    Don't laugh. Glove coat tells me this could work:


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    Yup, just checked eBay, it confirms everything you say. What can I say, WOW. I love Hermes but I wont admit to understanding it though - I mean, shit it is second hand and old (easily 15 years old, maybe more). Why would a fellow not buy a nice new $250 Neiman Marcus Cashmere sweater over an old roughed up Hermes Sweater at the same price? - it is not as if Hermes plaster logos all over the place or that 15 years "drycleaning, use and abuse cashmere" somehow feels nicer and higher quality than a new generic brand sweater :puzzled:

    Yeah I will buy that sweater, although I saw it last Friday and it is questionable whether it lasted 5 days on the sweater rack. Lets see......


    Learn something new everyday. Next time I see high end shoes, I take them as long as leather in good nick.
    Yeah that Fray shirt would be too baggy and the sleeves too short. It would be tough to make work. Shame really, it is a really nice shirt.
     
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    Just saw your auctions, I can't believe what that camo coat is going for! Glad we stopped at that second to last store :laugh:
     


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    Edward Green, John Lobb level. Not Allen Edmonds level unless it was in great condition, since a decent resoling will probably cost you over $100.
    Then again I'm wondering what the brands that Mainy picked up, the only one I could make out of his photo was Cole Haan :p
     
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  11. mainy

    mainy Senior member

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    4x Salvatore Ferragamo
    16x Allen Edmonds (2x shell Cordovan, 1x sharkskin)
    3x Alden (2x shell cordovan)
    1x Brooks Brothers English
    1x Alan Mcafee
    2x Florsheim (Shell cordovan)
    1x Bruno Magli
    1x Cole Haan
    2x Magnanni
    2x Nunn Bush NOS
    1x JC Penny NOS
    1x Church's
    1x Ferrini (like new, alligator)
    1x Hanover (shell cordovan)
    1x C&J For Brooks Bros

    That's leaving out some pairs but it's a rough breakdown. Nothing too eye popping, definitely no Lobb's or EG :(
     


  12. AndroFan

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    When/where is your full list of gear going up again?

     


  13. noob in 89

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    Daddy needs some boots. Size 8.5-9. :thumbs-up:
     


  14. AndroFan

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    Seriously. I might have to call my banker to have them move some funds around. Buying shoes is a good reason for taking out a second mortgage, right? Lol.

     


  15. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    RE Hermes sweater: With Hermes people know it's top quality, a current house label (eg, Neiman Marcus label) not necessarily. I have several vintage Scottish cashmere sweaters that are just fantastic. Old cashmere isn't a turnoff, it's an assurance of better quality.

    Not that I'd pay $250 for it. Assuming condition is solid, I would be all over it at $60. Being Hermes I have no doubt you have room to flip, though.
     


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