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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. Max

    Max Senior Member

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    Black velvet YSL jacket with double vents and peak lapels for $20. Fits me perfectly.

    Blue corduroy YSL sportcoat with shirt style cuffs and blue leather trimming for $13. Also fits perfectly.

    Brown Pierre Cardin jacket that actually fits - $6ish

    Too many ties to count. Mostly non-brand names that have awesome patterns or colors, but I've run into lots of Dior and YSL. I have a pretty sweet Dior pocket square/scarf thing that I got for $2.
     


  2. Teacher

    Teacher Stylish Dinosaur

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    Today my wife and I stopped in at a newish thrift store in town. I wasn't terribly excited in the first place, and when I got inside, I was even less ethusiastic: the place seemed only half-full. So I basically stood around for a little while staring at my daughters, who were digging through a box of NOS Beanie Babies. This, however, got old after about two minutes, so I wandered over into the men's clothing area. There were only a half-dozen suits or so, and all were cheap 70's garbage...with the exception of one beautiful Golden Fleece suit! It's a gorgeous black/mid-blue birdseye (for an overall blue-gray look). The shoulders...which don't have much padding ( [​IMG] ), fit me beautifully. With a little alteration to the waists of the coat and trousers, it'll be gorgeous.

    The price? $5.
     


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    Found an interesting reddish brown blazer, again from Pete' Fashions and again made for the same person. I feel like I'm raiding a dead man's closet... Single breast, 3 buttons, working buttons on the cuff, real lapel hole, same details on the interior. All I'll say about the man who previously owned them... he had the English title of 'Lord' and and was one of the wealthier men in Santa Barbara.

    Paid $2.50 for it.

    I bought it mainly for the history the jacket represents in this town, because I'm really not sure what you wear with sort of a dirty reddish brown blazer that has brass buttons.
     


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    Teach -- that sounds like a good one. I remember the nailheads from the mid-to-late 80's.

    I, on the other hand, had horrible luck. Some lovely Allen Solly tweeds and flannels -- but they were long (perhaps XL) sizes, unfortunately. Also found some lovely bespoke (or MTM) Sulka shirts from 2000. They fit like a dream and the fabric was lovely. But the collars were about 3 3/4" or more. Too long and pointy for my taste.
     


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    I picked up a kick-ass tan leather jacket from a thrift store in Kingston this weekend for 20 CDN. The leather has a few scratches on one of the arms, but overall it rocks--great fit, huge collar, very Starsky and Hutch. Good thing, too, since the vintage leather jacket that I have been wearing since the 90s is falling apart.
     


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    Where is the store located? If at all possible, please list the store's location.

    Thanks,
     


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    Blue and white houndstooth pattern check shirt by Borrelli for Wilkes-Bashford. $4.99. And please allow me to give a shout out for this old school thrift store pricing. For a while now all shirts at the GW have been uniformly priced at $6.99 (unless they're something special like Tommy Bahama). But back in the day shirts from Borrelli, T&A, Charvet, Sulka, etc were usually priced at $3.99 or $4.99, largely because they seemed kind of weird and certainly not as desirable as something from Structure. Silly, perhaps, but probably also a shrewd understanding of the thrift store customer before ebay blew the used clothing market wide open.
    Nearly pristine suede full brogues in a quietly pleasing shade of London tan, bench made in England for Polo. $13.75. Very nice punching. Not sure if these are from C&J. The numbers inside are handwritten rather than punched and don't correspond to anything I'm familiar with at all (M1259, RLY041/5944--for the record). Soles are stitched aloft.
    Finally, a fun new Ferragamo tie in various shades of blue and yellow with printed butterflies. $1.99.
    A nice morning. I think spring cleaning may be starting. Did I break twenty?
     


  8. AlanC

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    I think spring cleaning may be starting.

    Oooh--good point. [​IMG]
     


  9. Charley

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    Found an interesting reddish brown blazer, again from Pete' Fashions and again made for the same person. I feel like I'm raiding a dead man's closet... Single breast, 3 buttons, working buttons on the cuff, real lapel hole, same details on the interior. All I'll say about the man who previously owned them... he had the English title of 'Lord' and and was one of the wealthier men in Santa Barbara.

    Paid $2.50 for it.

    I bought it mainly for the history the jacket represents in this town, because I'm really not sure what you wear with sort of a dirty reddish brown blazer that has brass buttons.


    Wear trousers in a cream color flannel or slightly fuzzy gabradine.
     


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    Well, looks like the bespoke pump might finally be primed again. My big find today was a Henry Poole suit from the halycon days of 1972 (the Cork St interlude). Charcoal with Bavarian blue stripes, this harkens back to a nearly mod-ish cut--three-button with short side vents, narrow lapels, and even narrower trousers (the cuffed bottoms come down in a straight line and measure just the slightest hair over 8"). It's a pretty severe cut, perhaps too severe from me even though I like the concept.
    Also a pair of bright scarlet cords from RLPL and a really nice cashmere pullover from Margaret O'Leary to keep my wife happy. $18.99, $6.99, and $3.99 respectively.
     


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    Pejsek, your posts in this thread always make me want to cry. [​IMG]
     


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    Varvatos day at the SA. A nice suit, may be too short for me, cashmere and wool, 2B. Two pair of shoes in my size -- loafers with some braiding around the heel and toe box, and a pair of black boots. Also, non varvatos: A coat and vest made by NY society tailor Bernard Weatherill in a gray nubby wool. 1965 date. Weatherill was the tailor Tom Wolfe had the greatest contempt for in his custom clothing essay "The Secret Vice" back in the sixties.
     


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    ive posted these over at streetwear, but ill let you have a look too...

    in the past week:
    vintage pre izod lacoste cashmere polo neck sweater:1.99
    almost new 70's wranglers:4.99
    rrl "authentic" selvage jeans @ burlington coat factory:15.99
     


  14. The Grapist

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    I don't know if eBay counts for bragging. But I thought that this was a pretty good deal, especially since this is the same exact suit that I bought for 1050, and returned once I realized that despite the fact that it needed almost no alternations, and looked amazing, it cost $1050. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWN:IT And I also was able to get free shipping.
     


  15. mack11211

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    Black Label on ebay? Great!

    Today, a pair of Comme des Garcons Homme pants in a deeply striped wool. Black, red and gray stripes on a more or less navy blue ground....like fabric from the 30s. High waisted, lined to the knee, double pleated, tapered ankle. Unhemmed, NWT.

    $7.
     


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