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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    Just so you know, there is no "Hickey Freeman and sons". What you got is probably a "H. Freeman and Sons", which is based in...I want to say, Philadelphia??...and has no relation to Hickey Freeman (someone correct me if I'm wrong, but this is what I've been told previously), but makes a solid, if underrated overall product.

    EDIT: Yep, also right about the Philly part:

    http://www.hfreemanco.com/about.aspx

     
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  2. mainy

    mainy Senior member

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    snapshot of recent tie pickups
    zegna, stefano ricci, giorgio armani, zegna, zegna, zegna, paul stuart, paul stuart, paul stuart, paul stuart
    hermes
    ted baker (new), zegna, zegna, zegna, giorgio armani, brioni, zegna, zegna
     


  3. AndroFan

    AndroFan Senior member

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    Jesus. Guns or not, I'm going to find some way to invade your territory.

     


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    :laugh: Could be the painkillers, but I found this unbearably funny...
     


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    Oh my...
     


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    Nice brands, but all but four of those are ugly.
     


  7. AndroFan

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    It's obviously a matter of taste, but I can eyeball at least 8 I'd wear the shit out of.

     


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    Amazing tie haul! I don't really see any that are unbearable. Actually I don't think I see one (besides maybe those Paul Stuarts which are kinda crazy - weird for such a conservative American label) I wouldn't wear!
     


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    Yeah, all too wide for me anyway, but good for the ebay
     


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    what's your ebay link?
     


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    IIRC they are supposedly better constructed than Hickey Freeman even. Not sure if that translates to ebay sales though...
     


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    Wow, my dad has an old Pioneer that looks very similar to that in his closet not being used anymore... I'll have to throw it on ebay for him if it turns out to be worth something. Are there any sites that are good for telling what's worthwhile - 'bay completed listings tend to be spotty for this kind of stuff. Found a Roland synth NIB once but couldn't figure out if it was worth picking up for the price or not via the 'bay on my phone...

    Mainy, that's a pretty sweet tie haul - lots of wearable stuff IMO. Ties have been really really weak here for awhile now with the exception of that one random Drakes... to the point I'm like "ooh!" when I see a random BB tie. Still don't pick it up, though... hard-won lesson, that.
     


  13. Brianpore

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

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    Thrifted my first pair of decent shoes (I think!). Just got some cream on them to see how they come back to life; we shall see. Always wanted to try to flip a pair of shoes, but the thrifts by me only have crap.

    Royal Tweed
    By Cheaney of England
    A division of
    Churche's English Shoes
    Premium Grade

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    Most pre-1980 stuff from the big guys (Technics, Sony, Pioneer, Yamaha, etc) is worth grabbing if it's in nice shape, works and has some weight to it. For electronics, the heavier the better. The bigger the better. If you're iffy - grab the stuff that looks out of the ordinary like the reverb receiver. If it were just a regular receiver it'd be worth about $40. The bigger the better. The more dials and knobs, the better. The 70's were known as the years of the receiver wars. Who could put out the best receiver for the least amount of money and still have it be a quality product. Their flagship models are also what you want to look for. They put out some monster powerhouses back then. Any Marantz stuff is worth grabbing.

    You really should have grabbed that Roland synth! Any Roland stuff is very desirable. Could have made anywhere from $100-$5000. All depends on condition, model, etc. Still, broken ones are going for $60-$150.


    Pioneer SX-950. I sold one a year or two ago for $300-something.

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    Yamaha CR-2020 $200-$500

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    Marantz Model 2500. Recently sold on eBay went for $2200 with 14 bids.


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    Holy crap, I usually entirely avoid the electronics stuff at my shops. No longer.

     


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