The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Stewie

    Stewie Senior member

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    Couple things to look for on these also is the loop button collar, flap pockets are a plus, making sure it isnt overshrunk since they are cotton, and if made in USA is good...but also if being sold to Japan, they like made in Japan as well :)

    Don't forget CPO shirts, i.e. heavy flannel, with the same type of button but smaller you find on Pea Coats (has an anchor). These are kinda hit and miss but if you can get cheap should be able to make some profit.


    (Ugh..sorry I continuing the Ebay/Flip push.)


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  2. LooknGr8

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    I hate it when they to it to an otherwise awesome shirt (i.e. Zegna, etc). I have successfully removed staples...sometimes.
     


  3. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Senior member

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    Well I have a somewhat interesting thrifting story. We were out of town yesterday and hit the a GW where we were at. Anyway they had the pants one one long rack, one side jeans, the other dress pants. I'm going through the dress pants, and on the other side is a blonde haired girl, my guess mid 20's looking through the jeans. She is going at about the same pace I am, when she leads forward to look at something. Nice cleavage shot and she was wearing a very cute light purple bra (she was wearing a loose fitting l/s t-shirt. Given what I normally see in thrift stores....this was a very pleasant sight.
     


  4. mainy

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    If stores are stapling stuff, just seek out the manager and ask them to stop. I got a store to quit stapling through tie blades this way, now they just staple to the skinny back blade of the tie. Problem solved!
     


  5. Digmenow

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    Small sizes in a thrift store are few and far between
    when you live in a state that is a haven for illegal immigration. At least

    The portion of the comment of mine which is hidden in the spoiler was intended to be self-deprecating. I was trying to imply that when I was very large, there were only small sizes available on the clearance racks and now that I'm small, I only seem to find very large sizes. In effect, Dig is always in the wrong place at the wrong time. Poor Dig.

    An attempt to illustrate my plight using the "ripped from the news" type of opinion post was wrong and should have never been posted. My apology has been posted further down in the thread as follows...

    You may ask since I am editing this post, why I don't just eliminate the offensive remark instead of using this method.

    Two reasons:


    1. Once I say something, it's said. If I'm wrong, I man up and apologize but there's little redemption to be found in deleting something and pretending it never existed.
    2. My comment has already been quoted so there's no point.

    Also, apologies to Mainy for quoting him in this post.
    in a store that organizes clothes by size (unlike GW or SA). I can look at a 40' run of shirts and there's anywhere from zero to ten smalls but probably a couple hundred XXL from which to choose. Levis in 30" waist? Forget about it.
     
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  6. Ace_Face

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    Explain please. I'll admit that there is a lot of salesmanship lately, but most of us never have the kinds of hauls that nataku and mainy have. We rely on the finds of others to stock our own wardrobes and I am grateful when someone bothers to pick up something not in their size and pass that bargain on to other members.
     


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  8. gdwy89

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    ^ I was made similarly confused/uncomfortable by that statement.

    Picked up my first Harris Tweed today. 42R Brown Herringbone. Also ran into those three navy pinstripe Oxxfords I found the other week. They made it all the way to the half-off tag, but still no pants in sight. Ugh. If someone is really jonesing for something Oxxford and is a 44R I'd proxy just to get some experience selling/shipping items (because I have some things in my closet I'd like to move when I have the know-how).

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    Fused and by some local tailor, but damn it if it isn't something else. And 52R (US) to boot.

    Edit 2: Emsmallened the photos and for the record, I did not end up purchasing this piece.
     
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  9. hmmurdock

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    Ontwensia is Oxxford's sack suit cut. Chest and waist should be about the same measurement unless they were altered. It's their most traditional cut by far.
     


  10. darkmatter7

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    Versace Classic V2 Blazer. Fits me like a dream. Is this licensed, or actual Versace? It's made in switzerland, the fabric is very nice, but it is unvented and the front pockets are fake.

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    Unidentified shoes. Figured I would cash in on Goodwill's return policy. They are marked as "Bristol" and seem nice. Does anyone know anything?
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  11. Nataku

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    Wow! Nice find on this and the Rag & Bone trousers. Are you sure this isn't an orphan?
    I used to work for the Salvation Army and got a technique down. Gently pry up the two ends and then slowly pull the staple out straight. Worked 95% of the time. SA is the only thrift I know of that used these stupid stapled on paper tags. I thought it was just locally but I guess not.
    +1 on both of these. I find a ton of vintage flannels. Workwear too. Old chambray workshirts do very well. No brands in particular aside from old Blue Bell, Lee, Osh Kosh, etc. Most labels from the 50's-60's are long gone.
    Things have indeed changed, but you'd be fooled if you think for the better. Yeah, Pejsek was around with his daily finds of Kiton and Savile Row bespoke. There were also big-time members like J and VMan getting excited over Hugo Boss! Aaah, the old days.... :laugh:
     


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    It used to be about the music, man...
     


  13. horse's_ass

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    I've been in a bit of a lull lately, hope it breaks soon. Anyway, here are some pictures of a couple recent things of interest that I've found.

    These are the RLPL pants I found the other day. Very nice, obviously. Returned to the same store multiple times to try to find the jacket, but it just isn't in the cards.

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    A basically new Ascot Chang shirt. It's french cuffed, around a 42 or so. I really only bought the shirt because I saw a meth head steal from the store while I was browsing. This is a small store, local charity, they never have good stuff.

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    Here's a vintage BB rain trench. Any idea who made stuff for them in Denmark?

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    I found this HF jacket for myself. However, after some consideration, I'm not sure it will work for me. If anyone here wants it, its yours for the cost of postage. Right around a 40R.

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  14. gdwy89

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    Those pants aren't my size and I have no idea what I would wear them with, but they are really beautiful. Interesting that you're in the opposite situation most of us find ourselves at any given moment thrifting (including myself right now). That is, a jacket but no pants.
     
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  15. horse's_ass

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    Yes, it is definitely a role-reversal of sorts. Even though they're suit pants, I think they're perfectly suited to being worn by themselves. We'll see, I guess.
     


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