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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. D.B.Cooper

    D.B.Cooper Senior member

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    I'll always pick up flat-front Zanella trousers. Unfortunately, those are slim pickings among the multi-pleated versions out there.
     


  2. tonylamer

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    I think it's time to branch this thread into a flipper's thread and a wearer's thread. Nothing at all against guys trying to make a few dollars flipping stuff, but the best thing about this thread is that it used to be restricted to amazing stuff that you'd wear--like the Kiton tie someone posted today--or amazing stuff that you couldn't wear and had to sell--like a Belvest suit that's four sizes too big. Now it's kind of become a forum to discuss profit margins on BB shirts. And the old NWOT language that everyone hated has just exploded.

    Everyone's entitled to a period of figuring out what finds to post and not to post, but that's really stuff earmarked for personal consumption. Maybe it's just me, but I remember when posters used to lose it when guys used this thread to hype their online auctions.

    If you're looking for direction, check out Digmenow's posts: the guy buys cool stuff that he actually wears, and posts the pics on this thread. Mainy's good, too. The guy's a pro., but he knows what to post, and he doesn't push his wares.

    It's also a kind of collateral purpose of this thread to stop you newer guys from buying triple-pleated Zanellas circa-'83 IF you're not going to wear them.
     


  3. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    It certainly should if it is still an exorbitant price...
     


  4. ATLjon

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    You've been heard loud and clear about the ebay thing. But what about the finds that I can't help passing up, but think someone on here might want? I'm slowly learning what is and what is not worth it and from now on will only post if I have genuine questions (I still have a ton) or think I have something somebody might want, or find something that I'll be wearing myself (like those florsheim imperials, which I realize aren't that amazing, but I was pretty psyched about).

    I apologize.
     


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    My guess on the Zanella is that was probably dead stock from a men's store and they were tired of looking at it. I cannot vouch for sport coats (but I assume it's the same) but they discontinued their suit production around 2008/2009. I have a Zanella suit that I purchased at my local store in 2009 that was IIRC 75% off. It was the last one they had. They told me at the time ZAnella decided to just focus on pants because it's what they were successful with. I believe if a business donates new items, they can claim original retail as a tax deduction. That's why you'll see new stuff from Target, Macy's Dillard's etc at the thrifts because I'm sure they know what price to drop stuff to until they are better served to donate it.
     
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  6. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Senior member

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    Post it in the B&S. Plus I see more guys posting their wants in their signature. If you come across that...PM them.

    Need to add my 46 Oxxford suit in fact :)
     


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  8. Cotton Dockers

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    Day of firsts for me.

    Shirts:

    First APC anything (blue gingham, super soft flannel, XL)

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    First Arny's of Paris (cool brown/green plaid, XL)

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    First Barba Napoli (classic white & blue stripe, 42/16.5)

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    First Loro Piana branded shirt (brown/blue stripe, 41/16)

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    Plus a nice blue striped Brioni (42/16.5)

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    All shirts are in excellent condition and have super thick MOP buttons.

    (Also picked up a super lightweight Grey BB (made in the USA) and an LL Bean flannel in gingham for myself (not pictured))

    Found this Lubiam navy blazer: Cashmere, single button, jetted/bosom pockets, unvented. About a size 40.

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    I believe Lubiam is the parent of Lubiam 1911, correct? Any idea what "Chanins" is? Google didn't turn up much.

    On the downside, found an Isaia charcoal coat, spent an hour looking for the pants (men's, women's, furniture's) but found nothing, only tor realize the jacket had a 1.5' tear in the back and some moth holes on the collar. So I guess that is another first - my first super-high end piece of clothing I had to put back because of wear.


    Everything listed (with the possible exception of the APC) is up for sale/trade if anyone is interested. One note - the shirts, other than Arny's, tend to fit a bit slimmer . Not sure if that is the shirt's cut, or a dead guy's tailoring.
     


  9. Klobber

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    Me too, I love fashion forward stuff.
     


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    I am quoting because it is worth repeating.
     


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    +1
     


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    Found a beautiful Hackett SC in olive with loud red overcheck in 38R with working cuffs and hacking pockets! This is quite easily the most beautiful thing I've ever found, and is available since it doesn't quite fit me in the sleeves. Here are some photographs:

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    For more details, please consulting my B&S advertisement, If you mention the thrifting thread, I will accept a much lower offer—should you want to make me one—than if you don't ;).
     


  13. Cotton Dockers

    Cotton Dockers Senior member

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    Day of firsts for me.

    Shirts:

    First APC anything (blue gingham, super soft flannel, XL)

    [​IMG]

    First Arny's of Paris (cool brown/green plaid, XL)

    [​IMG]

    First Barba Napoli (classic white & blue stripe, 42/16.5)

    [​IMG]

    First Loro Piana branded shirt (brown/blue stripe, 41/16)

    [​IMG]

    Plus a nice blue striped Brioni (42/16.5)

    [​IMG]

    All shirts are in excellent condition and have super thick MOP buttons.

    (Also picked up a super lightweight Grey BB (made in the USA) and an LL Bean flannel in gingham for myself (not pictured))

    Found this Lubiam navy blazer: Cashmere, single button, jetted/bosom pockets, unvented. About a size 40.

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    I believe Lubiam is the parent of Lubiam 1911, correct? Any idea what "Chanins" is? Google didn't turn up much.

    On the downside, found an Isaia charcoal coat, spent an hour looking for the pants (men's, women's, furniture's) but found nothing, only tor realize the jacket had a 1.5' tear in the back and some moth holes on the collar. So I guess that is another first - my first super-high end piece of clothing I had to put back because of wear.


    Everything listed (with the possible exception of the APC) is up for sale/trade if anyone is interested. One note - the shirts, other than Arny's, tend to fit a bit slimmer . Not sure if that is the shirt's cut, or a dead guy's tailoring.
     


  14. Brianpore

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

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    You really pulled some of the lining stitching away!? Why would anyone doe that unless you are an very good tailor to resew it? Once you start unding the lining stitching your asking for more problems down the road with the stitching coming undone...
     


  15. Brianpore

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

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    +1

    IMO though you don't need a separate thread for flippers/wearers (not that I'm against it), but more so for quality items vs crappy items that newbies buy and think are quality. Being that this is an open thread without mediation, you cant really restrict the content, but ideally it should be more of a "no conversation type thread" with only people posting the quality stuff they thrifted and if you want to comment, use the "thumbs up" button with a comment on the bottom of that post.
     
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