The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. AndroFan

    AndroFan Senior member

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    Alright, so I just picked up something quite interesting. I've been getting killed at work and haven't had time to thrift at all, so I stopped for the first time since Friday and found this, which immediately struck me as really nice and relatively modern looking.


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    Then I look inside and see this:


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    Wow. Definitely did not expect that this jacket was nearly 50 years old!! it's in amazing condition for its age. There are no moth holes at all on the exterior (2 tiny ones in the lining), the only place that has a little bit of wear is one of the shoulders, and one of the hand sewn button holes has unraveled, but otherwise it's in very nice shape. But most perplexing to me is how modern it looks! Aside from the 3-buttons, nothing screams ancient about it...it's double side vented, has reasonable width lapels, etc. So my question is, can I get ANY info on this. It's definitely got all the hallmarks of a well made bespoke SR piece, but I've never heard of the SR maker so they're obviously (probably?) no longer around. Anyone got any info? Also, is this an orphaned suit jacket or an SC? I'll check tomorrow for the pants, but I didn't see them on a quick glance tonight. More pics below of the craftsmanship.



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  2. thrift-fu

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    Hi folks, I'm really excited to have found this forum/thread! I love thrift store shopping, so browsing through everybody's finds helps to feed the habit when I'm at home. Here's a few things I found today.

    Samuelsohn wool overcoat, 36 but it fits quite large.

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    A couple of ties.

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    Hugo Boss shirt, lightweight with 5% linen. 16/39 slim fit.

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    I'll end with a thrifting related question. I often browse the women's scarf section to find pocket squares. However, I sometimes have a hard time determining if an item is a pocket square or a scarf. If it is square in shape, and smaller in size, is it safe to say it's a pocket square, or does there tend to be scarves of similar shape/size?
     
  3. catside

    catside Senior member

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    ^Looks Sc but would be quite the suit if it were. If it's a suit, also search the vest.
     
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    Wall St. is finally catching up.
     
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    Very nice
     
  6. mainy

    mainy Senior member

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    Only strange thing about that jacket is how high the ticket pocket is from the bottom pocket. Maybe it was really made to be worn while on a horse or something
     
  7. AndroFan

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    Wow, spot on observation man. I forgot to mention: searching for them on ebay, the only items that come up are some very expensive and very vintage women's (!!) horse-riding related stuff: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...13&_nkw=sandon+&+co&_sacat=See-All-Categories

     
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  8. cpmac7

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    Ok last question SF, are these AE "ethan" Shell or Not?

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  9. catside

    catside Senior member

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  10. MattR

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    I would love to know that some guy is shorting stocks while wearing a flamingo or elephant tie.
     
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    tben Senior member

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    @andro: Nice find!

    Went to a few stores today. Picked up:

    Fred Perry Wool Sweater
    Lorenzini for Barney's Linen Shirt
    Paul Smith Casual Button Down
    E. Zegna Casual Button Down 85% Cotton 15% Cashmere
    3 Solid Color Made in Italy silk handkerchiefs

    And these French Cuffed bad boys, which I knew nothing about but are pretty nice.
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    Oh yeah, everything is up for grabs.
     
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  13. hmmurdock

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    +1 - PZ Sartoriale is excellent. Thrifted a brown pinstripe suit I've been working up the balls to wear to work. Sadly it's been sitting in my closet for about a year.
     
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    Size on these bad boys?
     
  15. hmmurdock

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    I've been working on some new lighting techniques for my suit/jacket pics...

    Zegna Couture 56L
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    Zegna Couture 58L
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    Found these in a bag in my trunk. Must have thrifted them a while back and forgotten about them. Both are relatively recent judging by the tags...unfortunately both are also labeled as suits.

    And a couple more tie pics since there was just mention of J Press...check out the $10 price tag
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