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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. ATLjon

    ATLjon Senior member

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    You should definitely not compare the two — they are two very different sites with two very different goals and two very, very different sets of readers — but I, like Mr. Grendel, found my way on the Dappered discussion board.
     
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    B. Nelson is the shiznit. They know what's what, though you'll pay for it, I think it's way worth it.

    I found three RLPL cord jackets like that at Filene's here for $40 each... traded them all as part of the deal for that guanaco overcoat (which has been :slayer: like a boss this winter on its few outings).

    Those things sold pretty nicely. Do I regret it? Hellllll to the no. ;)
     
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    I haven't been in over a week. I was gonna go last Thursday, but I started thinking about the bags of stuff in my hall closet that need listing...
     
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    ^^^ I think it's cool that there are other threads on other forums that are like this one. It's somewhat different, but still good in its own right. I stumbled across this thread on SF while doing searches for blogs like "An Affordable Wardrobe" and "PutthisOn." Lots of roads seem to lead to the same places.
     
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    Jesus, I thought I was the big daddy boss for finding horsebit Gucci loafers in a thrift, at thrift prices. You not only do the same, but in a mint OG box with a dust bag...are those unworn? Are they leather or skin? I've been reading this thread on my phone since you started posting your most insane stuff so I haven't responded much, but I am totally in disbelief that you can read the stocking patterns of the stores you frequent so well. Truly an art. To be honest, you need to send these to Spoo if you want to sell them to the eBay luxury hounds, especially if these are Tom Ford era.

     
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    How much does ti weigh? Looks very heavy!
     
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    Today's Thrift Fit: SC: Oxxford brown glenplaid, traded from acosbysweater :slayer: Shirt: Borrelli, thrifted by me, had stain, Oxy-liminated. :slayer: Tie: Ted Baker. Ebay. Trousers: Paul Stuart. Thrifted by me. Has 2 reverse pleats, may get bold and try to take pleats out myself. :decisions: Belt: No name leather, thrifted by me. Shoes/rest: Not thrifted
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    I could not believe how soft the cotton was, I realized my cheap Banana Republic chinos would no longer cut it!
     
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    I wonder what you guys think of me preemptively blocking this ebayer:

    I am selling a shirt for $50. He sends me a message saying he’ll buy it from me for $35. I ignore the message as it’s the first time I’ve listed it. Then he messages me telling me that I need to take additional better pix. I ignore that too. The shirt doesn’t sell the first week. I relist it and he sends me a message telling me to check my messages again about the earlier $35 offer. It is still good! Anyway, (me thinks) this guy is too obsessed with my shirt and I add him to the blocked ebayers list.
     
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    Here are some boot's I've thrifted over the last couple months again, from my personal collection.[​IMG]
    Vintage 70's red Redwings with the og box!
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    70's Danner mountain boots, didn't get to bust these out this winter because of the lack of snow.
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    L.L Bean Maine Hunting "Shoe"
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    Vasque Sundowners, I wanted a pair of these so bad back in the day but I remember them being super expensive. Found an unworn pair for $8 a couple months ago.
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    Vintage Sorel's, made in Canada
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    Timberland's, mad in the USA, I see at least one pair of these every time I go thrifting, I recommend them, they got the most play this winter.
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    Vintage crepe sole no name Wallabe's. Comfy as fuck.
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    Eddie Bauer x Sorel, made in Canada
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    Sorry, I didn't have time to polish these up before snapping pics (those Vasques shine up really nice) but they are boots after all.:D
     
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    Without any info on the shirt or how much you paid for it, I probably would have jumped at the opportunity to sell it for $35, or at least met him half way at $42.50 or something. But thats just me. If it doesn't soon sell, it will eat up that extra 15 bucks in fees anyway. I also make it a point to answer any and all questions no matter how dumb they might be, it helps build return business, and generally only takes a second.

    I had a recent buyer, return a pair of shoes because they didn't fit well. They were listed with all size info and insole/outsole measurements. He didn't bother to measure his own shoes to check. Anyway I considered blocking him for future transactions, but decided against it. Instead I explained to him to measure some of his best fitting shoes so he knew what he needed for next time. The next week he bought 2 pairs from me, and both were just right for him.
     
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    You could simply just do it via paypal invoice n avoid ebay's final fee cut
     
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    There's a Brooks Brothers Made in Italy 100% Lambswool coat that may or may not be an orphan...are these an insta-grab? I'm trying to be more picky. :embar:


    P.S. I'm enjoying all these thrift fits.

    P.P.S. VLSI, where are you finding new GATs for $250? That's almost....reasonable! (And brag-worthy).
     
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    If it's wearable as an SC I wouldn't hesitate, as long as the price is decent.
     
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    Unlikely that's it's an orphan. I think they are nice, but I'm having a hard time flipping the one I own, if that is your goal.
     
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    A couple pocket squares, these are all hand rolled and made in either Italy, England or Japan.
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    These are all cotton and non-handrolled.
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    A couple bags, this one is badass, needs to be cleaned up a bit though. Stamped "Morton International Audit Dept"
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    Vintage Wilsons made in the USA.
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    I had been looking for one of these since I started thrifting, Filson, bnwt $5 from the Salvation Army!
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    Super old L.L Bean canvas duffle, not in the greatest shape but I bet it lasts another 50 years.
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  18. noob in 89

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    Thanks, guys. Yeah, it's not my size. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't something someone here'd go nuts for.
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    This is not going to blow anyone's mind at all, but it's my first knit pickup, and I haven't bought anything in about more than a week despite thrifting almost every day.

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    Yoox. They were 245 after the 15% off. Sadly one size too small. Was trying to pass along the deal, but they will be shipped back this Saturday if they don't sell.
     
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