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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. darkmatter7

    darkmatter7 Senior member

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    RLPL is Cucinelli.

    Nice going on the Isaia as well!
     
  2. LooknGr8

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    +1

    I have been looking for even less, standard navy blazer that didn't suck. I had a southwick for a while but it was too heavy, I decided after a few wearings. Now I have a Canali odd suit coat...it's good. Might change buttons. But it passes fine.

    But that took a thriftload of rack-slamming (as previously described, a description I've latched on to and will overuse it now)
     
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  3. mainy

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    i have a lot of navy blazers what size do you wear
     
  4. rayxlui

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    Looks more like Cantarelli to me.
     
  5. Everett464

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    +2!!

    I have an Aquascutum, ca. 1990. It is beautiful, minus a small moth hole in one sleeve (not sure what you call it, but it has the stitching you can see along the lapels - which I like). Only problem is when it gets wet at all - i mean, even a few sprinkles between the car and the front door - it has this smell that make people wrinkle their noses, and then smell themselves. Super embarrassing.

    I have been thrifting for a replacement now for six months and for my own personal wardrobe I have found, 3 full Southwick suits, [FONT=verdana, tahoma, arial, sans-serif]3 BB SCs, 2 pair of Ballin slacks, [/FONT]5 pair of AE's, and a pair of Aldens, but no simple Blue Blazer - NOT ONE!

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  6. VLSI

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    Is Southwick worth buying? :brick: Also, what about buying Hugo Boss stuff? I know the brand gets a lot of hate on SF, but seems to be popular in public opinion.
     
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    Southwick is probably worth buying, as long as condition is good, decent ebay value, and good longevity.

    Hugo Boss - buy it to flip - not to wear, and for god's sake - don't post it around here.

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  8. darkmatter7

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    You're right. That's what I meant... I just mix the two up.

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  9. VLSI

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    Damn passed on two Southwick pieces today because I didn't know what they were. And yes, I was asking about Boss to flip, wouldn't buy it to wear. Just trying to get a reality check, since sometimes SF-approved and real world value don't always align :nodding:
     
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    I have a boss baldessarini sc that I wear a lot. It is one of the nicest scs I have.
     
  11. AndroFan

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    +1, I have a really nice unvented Boss heavy lambswool, black & white herringbone SC that I really love. "SF approval" is often way too myopic for my taste. There's plenty of good stuff to be had even among the brands that otherwise get no love on SF.

     
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    In my experience, don't buy Southwick to flip. Suits take a decent amount of time and effort to shoot and display properly. You're going to absolutely max out with a Southwick suit at around $75.00 -- most will go for a good deal less, $30 - $50.00. Southwick makes a pretty nice suit. Buy it if it fits you. Else, leave it for someone else.
     
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    There's a thrift near me with literally two solid racks of blue blazers. Mostly trad (think BB and Andover Shop) Some with horn buttons, some with brass. And if you end up with one with horn buttons and want brass, I have a set I pulled from a Gieves by HF (canvased like a tank but slightly sheened so I decided to experiment on it. I may take/post pics of the inside, just for giggles). Prices at this thrift are probably more what one would call consignment, but if you want, PM me with details and I will proxy for cost plus ship next time I go (as long as you commit to buying what I pick up, assuming it's reasonably close to your size; I have 3 blue blazers and don't need any more!). Same place is basically a Southwick forest.
     
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    Post your size...i have a samuelsohn available...listed as 40R but fits more like a 42
     
  15. pnutpug

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    You've given me the resolve I needed. Bought a pair of new Peals from Steve Smith recently in mismatched colors. Just came back from the cobbler with disappointing results--he must've spotted the $500 price sticker on the soles and gotten timid. Any rate, his attempt to bring the lighter to the same shade of chocolate as the darker didn't take. Making matters worse, I took Mrs. Pnutpug to dinner the other night and, after a few cocktails, told her that I had paid $100 on a pair different-colored shoes.

    It turns out that my wife has never spent $100 on a pair of shoes--I know that now. She told me, why don't I just go ahead and buy some pink shoes, but I already have a pair of those (Alfred Sargent saddles).

    Really, I have nothing to lose at this point. I am going to consult with another leather guy in town, maybe even out of town, and then, by gum, I am going to take the plunge. And, if all else fails, I am going to buy a pair of Peals for $500 that match in color, then I am going to take a black marker and put an X in the inner sole labels, and then I am going to wave them in my wife's face and say "Look!" At this point, I see no other option.
     
  16. Nataku

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    Wow! The RLPL and Enrico Isaia cashmere are especially nice finds!
    :wow: :slayer:
    Baldesserini is on a whole 'nother level. I've only once found a piece by them (a pair of trousers). It's worth bragging about here. Boss (recent suits) are a good ebay sale, as others have stated but nothing to brag about.
     
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    Good luck, are you going to tackle them yourself or try to find someone to do it? If you do it yourself, I would pick up a practice pair first.

    I think my next try will be on some some smooth leather shoes. I think I was at a dissadvantage trying it out on a pair of pebbled grain shoes.
     
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    Just got a PM recommending B. Nelson in NYC, so I'm going to call them tomorrow--if they can get anything close to your results for south of $100, I would be thrilled. Helps that the wife noticed some antique finish shoes someone on the street in Chicago was wearing recently, and that she urged me to buy a pair of full-price AE longwings, blue with red stitching, that day (I would've done it if these ones hadn't been en route). So all is not lost, not by a long shot. Heck, if you're game, I might just send them to you. Looks like you know what you're doing.
     
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    Well, I certainly would not say that. This is only my first try. I'd be reluctant to attempt it on somone elses shoes until I have quite a few successfull pairs under my belt. I too have heard good things about B Nelson.
     
  20. darkmatter7

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    A lot of you have asked:

    My items are now trickling into the bay. The link is in my signature.
     
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