The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. MattR

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    Just wanted to post a good ebay seller story.

    I won an HSM navy blue suit the other day. Real excited, since it is pretty much exactly my size. Get it today, and the first fumes out of the box are cigarette smoke. Ugh. I can live with that, even if I'm not entirely happy about it. Try it on, fits like a glove. Awesome, except there is a huge tear in the lining at the vent. Seriously? Contact seller - response was almost immediate. Explained why the smoke was there and offered a full refund and I can keep the jacket. I was blown away. Even if I don't get it fixed, their honesty and willingness were excellent. I was expecting bad things, but not at all.

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    [​IMG] Yes indeed.... Tell me that's around a 41R....
     


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    Looks like it says 44 in the upper middle of the label
     


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    Yeah, it does say that. I tried it on, and it seemed to fit smaller, but I know nothing about menswear.
     


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    Zilch today... did find a Marantz 4140 amp, but the guy wanted $150 for it, with no indication of condition or anything other than visually. I know there was one on Ebay that went for quite a bit, but that was fully restored... not really into taking chances. Still need to put that Mitsubishi amp I found on Craigslist or whatnot.
     
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    i remember a while ago seeing a giant (GIANT) post containing a giant (GIANT) list of brands to look out for when going to thrift stores. tried searching for it but can't find it. can anyone link me please?
     


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    Hey Spoo...!

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    Oh BTW... I picked up an '08 Gap cotton SC, today. It should work well with teh denimz.
     
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    Not too shabby at all. That is quite an old model, I am guessing early 90's. Corneliani are a little underated here, their top line is at least as good as Canali.


    No need to be shy now, you can make it bigger font when I admit to you I picked up a bunch of Gap long sleeve tees and short sleeve tees the other day. Oh and I picked up a Seersucker jacket from Jcrew and will make no apologies for that one either, and a cord jacket with Banana Republic stamped in it. Feel better now? ;)
     


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    A BR cord jacket, you say? Look anything like this LE? :embar: Yeah, I troll the lower part of the upper tier.

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    Clubroom / Macy's house brand. A very fortunate thrift find a few months back!

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    Yeah, pretty much like that, yours is arguably nicer though. Cant complain when it is hanging on the rack with a $6 tag and it was 50% off that tag color for the day. LE are arguably higher end than BR :embar: .
     
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    You look just like my economics teacher - it's kinda scary!
     


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