The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Senior member

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    F.U. Mack Canali fits me really well :) And to be honest, I'd rather buy something like Canali where the size listed is going to fit close to listed size then Tom Ford who's 17/43 shirt might have fit me if I got liposuction and had a couple ribs removed.
     


  2. mack11211

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    Have you seen what human ribs are going for on ebay?

    They're like kidneys -- who needs all of them?
     


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    21. If you do buy ties "with brands like Pierre Cardin, Geoffrey Beene, Van Heusen, etc..." DONT post your findings on this thread (see #11)
     


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    Found this a while ago and don't know what I have on my hands:

    Mario Ferretti suit made with 100% Loro Piana New Zealand Merino Super 130s wool. Tagged size 52/42, jacket is 3 button, dual vent, flap pockets. One vent is still basted shut.

    Pants are single pleated, uncuffed, lined to knees, rubber strip on inside of waistband. Looks absolutely brand new, came on a quality Mario Ferretti hanger.

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    The Holland & Sherry tie is made by Tom James too. I've found a couple of the Tom James Holland & Sherry shirts and they only had Holland & Sherry embroidered on them. Here is a full list of the Tom James lines.
     


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    Haha cool! I like it except for #1 and #7. I've seen some amazing cashmere ties, although they are rare. I also have some really nice "loud" print ties. Sometimes they can really "wake-up" a dull outfit. It all depends on the occasion, though!
     


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    nothing big, but good fabrics and with a bit of tailoring should fit you well. I'm just a bit more picky since If I picked up loro piana fabrics stuff that fits me my closet would fill up way too quick.
     


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    Today, a Yves St. Laurent pinpoint- white with brown and black stripes. From a lower end line, but 100% cotton and serviceable enough.


    Oh, and a pair of Crockett and Jones Handgrade penny loafers. Fairly scuffed up, and some creases, but it doesn't look like anything polish can't fix. 8 1/2 D, Dated 2001, Rosebery, 330 last, tan. I'll toss pictures in here when I take 'em for the B&S listing.
     


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    The last couple days have been some of my best thrifting scores ever. I started out on Friday afternoon finding an older Ermenegildo Zegna shirt. Not amazing, but my father will like it. Then at the next store I found a tan wool/silk blend Canali sport coat. Unfortunately it’s unvented, but will fit well if I get the sleeves let out. I’m thinking I may keep it, the fabric is gorgeous. At the same store I found a beautiful grey with brown window panes recent double vented Canali suit, also my size. I can see this one quickly entering my rotation.
    Saturday was a bust.

    Today though, my luck changed. Three racks of clothes had just been rolled out from the back of the store. They were just sitting there so I started flipping through. First up, a cotton/merino wool blend Bamford & Sons sweater. Next, a cotton Brunello Cucinelli vest, new with Bergdorf tags still attached. Next, a 100% cashmere Brunello Cucinelli crew neck sweater. Next, a 100% cashmere Brunello Cucinelli v-neck neck sweater. Next, a blue striped Loro Piana (branded, not fabric) sport shirt. Finally, to round it out an older pair of Ermenegildo Zegna khakis that should fit my cousin. I grabbed the pile and turned to run for the register. But, before I could make it two steps one of the employees started yelling at me “those aren’t for sale, we haven’t priced them yet!” Uh oh. I had visions of them going to the great back room in the sky never to be seen again. Luckily, turns out she was pricing the racks as they rolled onto the floor, so I just had to wait a few minutes. Everything was base price and away I went a happy camper.

    I’ll have to take pictures at some point.

    Maybe not the most amazing finds ever elsewhere, but frankly, it was pretty amazing for St. Louis.


    I’d tend to agree, that’s been my experience I as well. Sure you can always measure, but I find this to be a good rule of thumb too (especially if you can’t reach out and touch the jacket).
     


  10. ArsenalDan

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    J.M. Weston mid-brown Penny Loafers (with a split-toe), size "9/D" (French I suppose??, since it fits my 10.5 US perfectly). I'd say B+/A- condition. Used, and will need a new sole soon-ish, but in very good condition. Should pick up some nice color gradations when I get them polished. $15.

    There was also a pair of Stuart's Choice loafers in my size but they were too far gone to even give a try to.
     
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    I have been basically hoarding thrift store finds for resale as I have stopped various places in my travels looking for treasures in my size. Recently I have found 2 or 3 pairs of shell cordovan and a practically new pair of pebble grain Florsheim Impreials (on Ebay). Lots of nice sweaters and shirts, but I have suits and sport coats EVERYWHERE.

    This thread has been an inspiration to my continued hoarding so I thought I would post a picture I took today while photographing suits on the manequin. Here is ONE of two racks I have to process & list, including lots of Brooks Bros., RLPL, Hickey Freeman (all levels) Samuelsohn, Canali, Oxxford (jacket only) and I can't remember what else. I think I have almost 100 suits and jackets to go through. :embar: :slayer:

    My goal is to let these nice jackets find a new home, make someone happy with their bargain and to pay for my kid's preschool. :D

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    Hmm, interdasting. I was thinking he be might picking up some old super-soft vintage T-shirts to re-logo, as dramatized by these guys in HBO's How to Make It in America...


    I had no idea that old worn-out clothing was in such high demand (especially in bulk).
     
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    HOLY CRAP!

     
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    Amazing!! :slayer:
     


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    Holy hell.
     


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