The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    I defy you, or anyone for that matter, to read this without tears of laughter rolling down your cheeks
     
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    Picked up a nice vintage R. Deschamps tie (2.5 inches or so); nice pattern, made in France, all silk.

    Passed on: Incotex 34 waist corduroys (I'm a 32 and they wanted $10 or so...likely not worth my time to flip) , a Domenico Vacca tie (amazing seven-fold construction, pretty nice pattern, standard width...but a small noticeable pull on the front and some scrapes to the back; too bad!)
     
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    Sent that to a friend who'd get a kick out of it.

    :laugh:

    On another note, I picked up a really nice recent Zegna mainline dress shirt. Sz 17, so my size. Sad thing is, the PO had it taken in a bit much on the sides. He may have had a 17" neck but had a 33 waist. I can get it buttoned but I need to suck in my gut to be able to wear it. Ugh....
     
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    Dude...just move the button over an inch and wear them.
     
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    Cords and jeans are dead easy to tailor into a smaller size, particularly if going down one size. Going down several sizes would be unadvisable due to pockets, but one or two sizes, easy fix. I have done this many times with high end pants whos condition was good enough to keep wearing.
     
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    Should I go and pick this up or leave it alone? it was priced at $50.00
     
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    Sorry to bring back the high priced thrift store discussion, but I found this to be ridiculous.This shop is known as the priciest thrift shop on the block, I don't mind going there because more often than not I walk out with something nice, plus what they don't know are priced very very low (Savile Row bespoke stuff under $10 suit, etc...). Anyways, today I walk in there I am sure what happen to them I saw two zegna suits for Neiman Marcus priced at $79.00 a piece, old stuff with no vent. They usually price their zegna SC from $19-24 and suit from $30-40. I am sure what happen to them today.
     
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    If they dont fit you, I would not bother, your margin for profit is at best double what you pay here.
     
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    Alright.

    I just had my best day of thrifting ever. And it almost didn't happen.
    First 2 finds: 2 pairs of probably worn once APC jeans. I was standing, trying to figure out whether these Marantz speakers were worth buying (ultimately: no). And I looked to my right, and on the jean rack, there were these APC's. Wow, sweet, I usually don't even go through the jeans.

    Next store. I have gone through the entire store, and only found some limited Edition Trafalgar braces. I'm standing by the luggage section, again trying to figure out whether this old stereo receiver is worth picking up (ultimately: no). Out of the corner of my eye, something quality is seen. Hey, what's this big bag, in Louis Vuitton black epi leather? Oh, it's the keepall bag... Oh shit, this thing actually looks real. Surely it must be tagged at an extraordinary price, this being Savers and all. Nope, the pricing person missed the whole LV thing. $4.99. I hightail it out the door.

    Get it home, look at it - name card / address in the tag holder reveals that this belonged to the wife of a Hall of Fame NFL quarterback. Hm, $800 SFA tag in the side pocket... Date stamp looks good (made in 1990), everything else appears to check out. 99% sure it's real. :slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer:
     
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    Wow.

    What conference did said QB play in?
     
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    super bowl mvp in 1970
     
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    Simply Awesome. [​IMG]
     
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    oh yeah, you KNOW his wife is going to have some louis vuitton.
     
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    I would have guessed the guy who does analysis with Joe Buck!

    Gonna go the eBay route? Looks like the completed listing prices span a wide range. Of course, good luck with the sale.
     
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