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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. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Distinguished Member

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    i think people fail to acknowledge its not easy either... seems a lot of people post.... Imma go get rich brb.
     


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    Wow, regardless if there was a shill bidder or not, the other guy still bid that high, which is insane.
     


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    No photos yet, but on my lunch break I found a few nice SCs. Will post pics later this afternoon.


    Beige Loro Piana Cashmere - I believe it was for Barneys
    Nice Classic Blue w/ gold button Burberry DB with 2 tone logo buttons.
    Another Classic Blue w/ gold button Chester Barrie for Saks
    And a nice dark brown Harris tweed.

    And to think I wasn't going to venture out today.
     
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    Did not kop. Should I check back to see if the price drops?
     
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  5. phoenixrecon

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    for flipping purposes maybe but i find ties don't do well unless they are tom ford. lol
     


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    At $80 you may as well keep it. Folks who shop EBAY want better deals than that (you'd either lose money or -if lucky- break even). I'm assuming, of course, the tie was actually no more than $120 at some point (on EBAY, I'd expect to see it sell for $50-$60).
     
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    ^^ Yeah, that's pretty much it. Unless it's some crazy limited edition or super rare print run, they won't fetch much over the $60 mark. After all, it's just a tie. Silk shirts on the other hand.......
     


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    Ran across a lovely Brioni cashmere overcoat today in my size.

    Some considerable moth damage to one sleeve. Couple of holes and a couple of tracks.

    Should I buy it? Anyone try a reweaving service like Without A Trace?
     
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    Reweaving works well, but more damaged an item is, the more it costs to repair. If you get that overcoat, be prepared to invest up to $200 for it to get it in working shape. Brioni overcoat second hand is worth a pretty penny but ask yourself if you saw one on eBay for $200 whether you would bid or not (given the seller indicated it was recently reweaved).
     
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    Payed a little more than usual. The Guy Rovers are made in Italy and are decent shirts. Everything is up fro trade or sale. If your dropping me a PM, I really don't have the time to take measurements, sorry.

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  11. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    I'm almost kicking myself.... saw a V2 Classic silk shirt crazy pattern white with random black dots everywhere at the thrift for $12...but the back of the neck was pretty beat to shit.
     


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    Yes, many G&H suits are made right here in Rochester and the presence of the factory store has led me to maybe 8-10 of them over the last month. They are on the same level as the Hickey Freeman Collection suits - fully canvassed and typically very nice fabrics. On eBay I would be looking for $80-110 all day and maybe more for a desirable size and/or color.
     


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    Not much again. Lunchtime got a NWT BB tie, stripes that I did not have, and a NWT BB Made in Scotland canary yellow shetland, medium but cut generously so it may fit. Otherwise it will go to one of my tradly brethren. Paid quite a bit more than usual. Oh well!
     


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    Off the road from a long business trip. I stopped in a number of stores and purchased countless items, though maybe a handful would be of interest here on SF; the balance are just money-makers which is good enough for me. I will try to get pictures and sizes for stuff that would interest members. Off the top of my head:

    - Charcoal pinstrip Samuelsohn suit w/ Samuelsohn hanger (44)
    - Brooks Bros. Golden Fleece Dress shirts - like new or NWOT - 15.5 33. Great MOP buttons
    - J. Press Charcoal overcoat which is about a 40-44 or somewhere in there
    - NWT Incotex charcoal cords in sz. US 40 (I think) - from TJ Maxx

    Also seen at the TJ Maxx in Framingham, MA were 2 prs. of Kiton pants ($189) and some overpriced ties.
     
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    How are the NWT prices at HF factory store?
     


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