The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. tanxp

    tanxp Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I hardly wear ties. I picked up the burgundy one bc I like the print and it feels nice and is thick. The paisley I grabbed bc it was cheap and I figured someone may want it. Oh well
     
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    I'm pleased you got it cleared up and well done. Also well done to Debbie Broadley for taking the time to get back to you, unfortunately too many "brands" see this as below them, I've even had one answer me with "if you never bought it new from me, I'm not interested".
     
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    We have a steamer. I found a Thrywhitt tie wrinkled and it came out so so. The Canali I saw looked like it may have been dry cleaned...it just seemed like a tie you overlook the name and pass because of the condition.
     
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    Umm... please? Please go into that?

    Also for anyone who wants to help out someone relatively new to this, what's a good way to go through pants quickly and find the ones I should pay more attention to in a sea of Dockers, Perry Ellis, etc.?
     
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    We went over that recently. If I remember correctly, one must learn the inside-waistband patterns of the high-end pant makers to have the most success, or just know how to tell good material by feel.
     
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    I'm no expert, but you may have a winner there. I can't get a lot of details from your pics, but check out this guide: http://reviews.ebay.com/The-Hermes-Tie-Fake-Knock-Off-or-Authentic?ugid=10000000002989634

    Obviously, the stitching will lower the value slightly compared to a regular Hermes tie. Where's the Spoodar?

    But if it's real, that is the nicest Hermes tie I've seen roll through here. At least for my tastes.
     
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    That Hermes is legit.
    Nice score.
     
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    Found my first "Made in England" shoes yesterday - 2 pairs of Church's Diplomats, black and brown, both in my size:

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    Left behind a pair of black AE Strands (10.5) in similar condition. Assuming they're still there, I'd be happy to pick up for someone at cost ($25 or so plus shipping). PM me if that's your size and you're interested.
     
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    Emma's just returned from a brief charity shop forage with what has now turned out to be my Christmas present. A bespoke John Lester (Jermyn Street but works out of Harvie & Hudson on The Row), SB 2 btn blue pinstripe, with working cuffs, fishtail-back pants with DAKS tops etc. I'm gonna need about 1.5" disappearing off both the coat chest and the pants waist but I shall be calling on my ex-Row seamstress to sort that out for me.

    I can now eBay my own Crombie blue pinstripe and the Cerruti blue pinstripe that I was originally going to keep for myself.
     
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    Hey! I've been busy.
    I like the one with the thinner border. It looks cleaner, but I agree, the SpooSignal looks hot as it is.
    :facepalm: The Batman does not shine his own Bat Signal. That's left to the citizens of Gotham. There's a certain protocol to this superhero thingy, yanno?
     
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    I'm pretty torn between trying to sell it and keeping it. I really like the way it looks but I rarely have the opportunity to wear ties.


    tyty...
     
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    Damn, those are some sharp looking shoes. I wish those AE's were half a size smaller.
     
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    Welcome to yesterday ;)

     
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