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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.
^^ Glad to hear it worked out somewhat well in the end.
The one consignment store here Snooty Fox, if they sold something like that they would make it know it was not authentic. The fact they admitted they knew they sold a fake sucks IMO.
I see so many shitty HK tailor stuff it is crazy.. why can't I ever find anything by the big 3 or 4.
Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Wool 46R 42W EUC Blue Pin Stripe 3 Button Cuffed
I think I'm going to do a comprehensive series of youtube videos breaking down how to thrift and actually find good stuff (not brand specific, just general strategy and some things I've picked up along the way, how to avoid picking up damaged items, negotiating better prices, blah blah, maybe include some of my better finds). Does this sound like a good idea? I'm not sure if anybody would actually watch it, but I've been working on some video production stuff with a friend so it could be fun to do, maybe give a little something back because I've picked up tons of info on the internet thanks to the kindness of strangers.
+1. I think I've come a long way in the past few months on my own, just through trial and error, paying attention here, and by documenting EVERYTHING I do so I can see exactly where I'm making mistakes, but I'd still love to see something like this.
VTG Brooks Brothers Pincord 46R 42W EUC Blue Pin Stripe 3 Button Cuffed No Pleat
Let me know if you are selling/trading.
Been lurking for some time, mainly reading the thrift threads here and at Ask Andy.
Five or Six years ago, I was semi-active here and on Superfuture in the streetwear side of things. Time's gone by, got married, had a kid, can't afford to blow $$ on stupid shit anymore. I still love clothes and shopping at thrift stores has been my outlet.
I've sold a few bits of menswear here and there. My wife's the real money maker of this operation, specializing in 30s-50s dresses. Seems women tend to take better care of their clothes, while men wear them out. Our current finances don't permit me to buy tons of stuff in hopes of making 2x the original investment - we're really looking for 500-1000% of original investment. I hope that crass capitalism doesn't turn you off. My day job doesn't require (even permit) me to wear suits, so anything I find for myself is really superfluous. Thrifting is a real source of extra income for us, something we can't depend on but really appreciate.
Anyway, to play along, I've found a couple neat pieces in the last few weeks - a sweet J.Press 3/2 SC (tag says 43?), a pair of Alden captoe bluchers (just a hair too small for me at 7.5D), and a couple nice YSL suits from the 1970s which I am in the process of getting tailored - I'm a smaller guy (36, 30) and finding stuff that fits nicely at thrift stores is a real challenge. I like reading about the stuff you guys find. Keeps me motivated to dig and get out there!
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