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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. davesmith

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    I don't understand... I would like to hope everyone in the world would realizes that his find is a chance find not something that will ever happen again. The blazer that the guy is selling in B&S is probably a great price, I don't really follow Cucinelli that closely.
    Anyone who thinks that as a result of seeing this $69 blazer crop up they deserve to only buy Cucinelli at that price in the future is silly.
     
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  2. bourbonbasted

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    That wasn't my argument. To your point above the selection and prevalence of deals at Marshall's precludes anyone from thinking that $69 is the going rate for the jacket. What I am saying is that people seeing identical garments with that large of a disparity in price might make them second guess the value of the garment. Or, for others who are willing to make a stretch in thinking, that the seller in B&S bought the jacket close to the $69 price point listed here. It's more about altering the mindset of possible purchasers rather than setting a specific price point.

    There are many, many "silly" people out there. Some of the offers people have received here and elsewhere are a clear indication of how easily people can get carried away with their perception of a deal or what is "fair."

    And $300 is a good deal for a NWT Cucinelli SC.
     
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    ^Absolutely nothing in my area discount stores anyway. Checked them, waste of gas money.
    oh well, OK AE Malverns for 85 but way too big for me.
     
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    And as many have said here before, all Marshalls stores are not created equal. I just tried two in the suburbs on my lunch break. Yikes.
     


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    Yesterday at GW. Harris Tweed, MTM from Alexandre of London. Very, very, nice, heavy, but very large. Must be about a 48+ US. Phone picture did not clearly show name of owner. My phone does not seem to take very good close ups. I think this is the web site of Alexandre: http://www.alexandre-london.co.uk/

    I can go back and measure if anyone is interested ( I think the price was $8.99)



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    That looks pretty nice, I've seen several bits from Alexandre but never picked any up due to complete lack of successful sales. Isn't their royal warrant for women's clothing or something like that?
     


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    Recently got a $995.00 J.Crew cashmere sportcoat for $17.50, then sold it for $330.00.
     


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    Finally got around to snapping a picture.

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    You MFers and your Marshall's talk! And I mean that in a very nice way. :happy::happy:

    I come on SF last night, mostly minding my own business. I'd been to a thrift, picked up a couple shirts, a couple pairs of PRL leather-sole, buckle-strap loafers (one mexico, one USA, they both Simichromed and Meltonianed up to nearly new!!! great for under $10 total for both pairs)...and a tie. I'd never heard of the brand but it seemed like a very well-made cravat and lo and behold, a Luciano Barbera of this vintage is a winner!

    Then I cruise over here to the thrift thread to check out what kind of trouble y'all been getting into lately.

    And it's Marshall's Marshall's Marshall's.

    Well, I dropped into my Marshall's in my work neighborhood, which had sucked before (the dude talking about the finest Encye, US Polo Club, iZod, Nautica, Affliction, etc was pretty much on point for this store) but I had this suspicion that...since I last was there...the Syms a block away had closed down...and they might get some good stuff! My suspicions paid off. So much great stuff there, and my soul wanted the brilliant Cucinelli cashmere sweater marked way down to $299 but my budget said "No."

    However, I managed to drop what remained of the rest of my fantasy football championship winnings (thank you Aaron Rodgers, Calvin Johnson and Jimmy Graham, BTW) on two items.

    As is usual, I have more questions than answers:

    1) I got a BB oxford. If it's got a blue hanging sheep in the middle of a red "1818" label...what brand level is it? GF says GF on it, right? It's not a 346 or other diffusion brand I recognize. What is it?

    2) I got these RL Sandersons combo suede/brown leather wingtips for $135 with the TJX new credit card discount. Independent of what you personally think of the style (I'm sure some will love, others will hate), did I pay too much, about right, or did I get a bargain? They're $525 at the RL site. I've seen others in the Sanderson line new for $250 in B&S but do you guys see them out there in discountland for less?

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    3) There was a ton of Allen Solly cashmere sweaters. Are these any good at $69 (i.e. will they fray/pill/wear thin/otherwise suck after one winter)? I've seen so much cheap/thin cashmere sweaters at various retail and thrift stores this winter -- ugh -- but these seem a little better than average but not nearly as awesome as the Cucinelli, which clearly was a fine garment held side by side to the Sollys. What has been your experience with this brand, if any?

    Happy New Year, gents, and Spoo et al thanks for the MArshall's tip. You MF'ers :satisfied:
     


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    My cousin bought me an Allen Solly as a gift a few years ago. Firstly it runs huge. I have a size small (I am a TTS 40-41) and it is still baggy/hangs. It also loses it shape after one or two wears. I will say it is incredibly soft and hasn't pilled hardly at all, but then again I rarely wear it.

    It is a few years old so they might be better now, but all and all I'd advise to stay away.
     
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    i picked up a few allen solly's on clearance last year ... i believe they were down to $39 or so. they were well worth it. at $69, i'd be willing to pick up some staples if i needed them. they seem to be well-made and very little pilling. i didn't notice them running huge, (fwiw, i wear a 42 and their medium works just fine for me).
     


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    What do you guys think, the Cucinelli is 42R where I normally fit a 38R. Cucinelli fits a little more trim, but it is a little wide and long. Should I have it tailored or should I just sell it?
     


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    Hmm. Perhaps they've updated their cuts? As I said mine is from a few years ago. Also, $39 for that soft of cashmere is a solid deal any day. But, as you said, maybe hold off at $70.
     


  15. Achilles_

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    I feel like four sizes would always be too much, but I'm not an expert.

    I used to be a 44L, and before SF I figured a 46L would work fine as I scoured ebay. Much to my chagrin, a size 46 always looked off on me, even after a lot of money in alterations.

    I say sell it.
     


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