The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Nataku

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    i realized i had passed up a bijan suit jacket on one of my thrift trips, at the time i did not know what bijan was, are there a lot of fake bijans out there?
     


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    Dude, if you ever see it, get it. Worth the risk 100 times out of 100 IMO (if it's truly at a thrift and cheap...not an expensive consignment). Everything Bijan I've ever seen is in the "name your own price" territory.

     
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    I have done the same pre Styleforum with other brands. My brother has a Bijan jacket, totally cool piece. Well worth the pick up.
     


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    In my experience, these kind of shirts can work out OK if it's winter, and you're wearing them with like a dark cardigan, and maybe some dark wool pants or something. It's like acting -- you never want to go full retard. But a little, that's OK.

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    I bought mine in an official hermes boutique in my town so i doubt that......... And it has the h in the lining too
     


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    Casual Saturday morning thrift run...

    Brioni Tuxedo: DB 4 by 1, peak lapel, size 43 US

    Brioni Cashmere DB blazer, gray, size 44 US

    I missed a moth hole on the last Brioni I picked up, so I meticulously inspected these. Pristine condition. Paid a pretty penny, but I imagine it will be worth it. Pics to come shortly.

    It's great to be home.
     
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    Just went to one store today, while waiting for a tram. Passed on a Corneliani DB suit, because it was just a bit grimy, and I wasn't sure I could get it clean. I did pick put these ties.

    L: Fornasetti, R: Hermes

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    I bought the first one because of the silk. I thought I'd pick it apart and make it into a square, but reading David Hober's articles, it looks like there won't be enough material. If anyone likes it, feel free to PM me and I'll be happy to pass it on at cost.
     


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    How flippable (if at all) are the following -- either here or on Ebay?

    Brooks Bros shirts (come across these ALL the time, often in good condition)
    Ike Behar shirts or ties
    WW Chan or other Hong Kong bespoke suits
    Franz Schaffner bespoke suits (never heard of him and can't seem to find him either here or via Google; from some city in upstate NY)

    Appreciate any input and advice.
     


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    They also work in a business setting, providing you have the confidence to pass it off
     


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    How flippable (if at all) are the following -- either here or on Ebay?

    Brooks Bros shirts (come across these ALL the time, often in good condition)
    Ike Behar shirts or ties
    WW Chan or other Hong Kong bespoke suits
    Franz Schaffner bespoke suits (never heard of him and can't seem to find him either here or via Google; from some city in upstate NY)

    Appreciate any input and advice.

    None of them are really strong sellers.
    BTW, this thread is not an evaluation tool for the world to pick profits out of the thrifts.
    Check ebay, see whats selling, check the BS thread and see whats selling This is a bragging thread about what amazing or unusual finds have been had.
    Not, a "how much is this worth" thread....
     
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    No luck on the matching Kiton jacket.... found a nice Zegna shirt though
     


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    a pair of Bean Boots w/ 3 eyelets in excellent condition, size 11
    A pair of Versace Jeans Couture jeans, 32/30
    A Thomas Pink purple checked shirt
    A Vineyard Vines pink checked shirt
    A Helly Hansen rain jacket in good condition (do these flip well? If not it's my size and nice)
     


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