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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. Ace_Face

    Ace_Face Senior member

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    I'd pay double what most thrift stores are charging right now if they would be selective at all in what they put out. I don't know how much longer I can stand flipping through rack after rack after rack of Stafford and Dockers only to come up empty handed.
     


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    And it turns out they're a perfect fit! I bought them without even trying them on, so this is my first time wearing them with socks.
     


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    I would say as a general rule that the true grail items I find are usually underpriced because they have no idea what it is.
    This is our only advantage, the knowledge of both high end construction, hallmarks of certain makers (waistbands, makers paper tags, full vs. half canvass, and obvious handwork), and knowledge of lesser known labels makes thrifting worth while. To see a Zegna suit, a Boss shirt, or a Canali tie being priced at a rate that makes flipping worthless really doesnt matter to me. If I saw Kiton priced at $300.00, so be it, its still a great deal if the condition is good and I like the material. Most of the thrift stores around here are either charity based, or are fronts to tap the used clothing market using charity as the donation mechanisim.
     


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    Trading thread you say?
     


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    antirabbit Senior member

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    Trading on here RULES......
     


  6. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Picked up a few ties this weekend. Second time I've found a NWT tie at this thrift store. The other one was a Zegna. Also picked up 2 BB ties, but no pictures as I'm prob keeping those.

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    Wait, you found a Kiton tux?! :wow:
    It all depends. I know a few places around here that claim they are a charity but a good chunk of the money goes to the big whig's paychecks. I'm mostly upset because when they price garbage at high prices, it clogs up the racks and slows down turnover. These places get so many donations, they should focus more on moving the stuff at reasonable prices and keep new items coming out onto the floor. Nobody is going to buy a polyester Stafford Super Suit for $60. It's going to sit on the rack and take up space.
    Hmm, perhaps they were samples or seconds and the labels were removed? That's about the only reason I can think of. Regarding trading: The trading thread died because most of the trading goes on right here. Someone sees something they like or posts up something they bought to pass on, then the PMs get exchanged and so on. Works great. I found a gorgeous glen plaid suit jacket today from Luciano Barbera Sartoriale for Louis, Boston. Made by Attolini. Tons of handwork. Double breasted, 6/2 button front. No pants :fu:
     
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    Guitar Preacher Senior member

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    It is the other tag is stitch under xxx tag.

    A question for you guys posting the Oxxford stuff. Should I be picking up everything Oxxford I find that is in good condition? I saw a pair of pants the other day (I think french gabardine) dated 1997. I assumed that was to old to have any value. Should I grab those?
     
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    There is a lot of older stuff floating around. I see a lot of dated lapels on oxxford, and avoid. The new stuff is amazing though. Pants might be an ok pick up, depending on the fabric/pattern/cut.

    Check the going rate on ebay for a better idea on pricing.
     


  10. woolnotmutton

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    oxxford in good condition and cheap is always worth the pickup. You won't make a fortune on ebay, but you will make enough for you to purchase stuff that you really need. There are always those out there who buy brands such as oxxford, some even want the vintage pieces.
     
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    Couple of things:

    Gianni Campagna navy blazer, single-vented, ticket pocket, surgeon's cuffs:

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    Kiton cashmere DB, older but super-soft, unvented:

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  12. woolnotmutton

    woolnotmutton Senior member

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    nice, so that is what a campagna tag looks like :p

    how old would you say that kiton is?
     
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    1990's model by looks of it. About 15 - 20 years old.
     
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    Yeah, I saw an Isaia tux a few months ago. I didn't get it because it had working buttonholes and it wasn't my size.
     


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    I am committed to picking up great tuxedo's now. I do need them for work every 6 months or so, but I have found a tux has higher level of tailoring than a traditional suit.....= hot action.

    Yes, I saw one at my honeyhole, and I did not pick it up. I :fu: about it.
     


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