The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. valium

    valium Senior member

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    i think i get the win for the day,not one but TWO jacobsen swan chairs fromnthe sixties,retail around 2000 each...i paid 9.99 per chair
     
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    On the subject of thrift stores (or charity shops as they are called at this side of the pond), wising up, then yes they are BUT: Many have a wonderfully strange and restricted idea of what constitutes "designer" or "quality" clothing.

    Last week, in one of the more switched on shops, I found a Blazer overcoat (chain store, mass produced in Eastern Europe) priced at £49.99 right next to a 1950s vintage, bespoke Moss Bros overcoat in Crombie cloth for £7.99. Guess which one I bought. I've also seen "George at ASDA" (ASDA is the UK Wal-Mart) jeans at £5 right next to a pair of "7 For All Mankind" (not my style but they sell well), priced at £3.50.

    Sure they'll jack up the prices of Armani and Hugo Boss but to be honest, most don't have a clue who "Hilditch & Key" or "Ede & Ravenscroft" are and long may it remain so. I have also developed a friendship with a guy who buys clothes by the kilo, mostly for ragging. I'll quite happily spend an afternoon in his storeroom sifting through his sacks. He charges me £1 per item.

    As the market becomes more restricted in terms of price, we just have to seek other avenues of supply
     
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    I dunno, the Asian kid's hands look a little off...?
     
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    Has anybody ever lost anything they thrifted... because they have too much stuff now to find it? Went to look for a really great hermes tie I picked up a few weeks ago, and I couldn't find it :censored: Hope it's still around here somewhere.
     
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    ^^I have a storeroom with bags and bags of thrifted items. In emptying the bags and throwing them away, I'm sure I threw out a handmade in Italy John Varvatos tie.
     
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    Wait, I'm confused. Are you bragging or complaining? ;) :eek:
     
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    +1. Screw you guys and your "bags and bags".

    [​IMG]

     
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    cifonelli is awesome, they are one of the top bespoke services of the world... nice find.
     
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    Hah, was it the GW in Southern NJ I believe off rt 70, not too far from Camden? I am not really too concerned with competition as I still need to learn what QUALITY items are and quit being a brandwhore. i now have like 5 pairs of shoes, none of which are my size. I thought I could pass them off here since my bro doesnt like them, but they are just sitting in my closet. Must get rid of them before the g/f comes...Realistically, stuff I'm buying is still BETTER than what I've got, so I'm slowly progressing.

    Also, I'm not too particularly fond of that store, its just one I can make into being my way home from work. I just started thrifting not too long ago and am still searching for my sweet spot.[​IMG]
     
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    That's why you need to finish that list and sell us your stuff.
     
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    Today I had a very good day: an Attolini Suit and a Cashmere Kiton Suit. :satisfied:
     
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    Switswoo.
     
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    Wow, nice. Pics of the Kiton?

     
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