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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. Thrifter

    Thrifter Senior member

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    I think my radar might be way off on the desirability of Harris Tweeds. Since I'm in a colder climate (Canada) I could literally bag 6-8 HT jackets per thrift. I always leave them thinking that they are just as ubiquitous everywhere else.

    Maybe I should start picking more of them up and making them available. My recent one was only purchased because it was way up there on the fit/quality/fabric scale.
     
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    AndroFan Senior member

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    I personally like them a lot, but I also just like tweed generally. They're definitely higher quality than many of the other tweed jackets I see. I actually like these 2 better than the PRL tweed jacket I have for myself.

     
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    You are a noob to the thread, no? You conveniently cut that part out. I said "thread noob."
     
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    LOL looks like I'm in the dumpster of Style Forum.

    A buncha cockroaches scurrying when the light turns on.

    < Backs away slowly >
     
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    Now I remember why I stopped posting in SF for the last few months. 500 Pseudo-intellectuals in a pissing match about how a f*cking thread should be structured, moderated, conducted and to what extent converations out of the originally intended scope should be tolerated. Sounds like fun.

    Catch you guys on eBay; there are more morons there but the morons are easy to please. :D
     
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    Troll invasion of the thread it seems. :confused:
     
  7. Henry Boogers

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    If time allows I will get us back on track with some of the finds from this week. My favorite was from a store I now call 'The Orphanage' - an orphaned Canali, Brioni and Oxxford (I think) jacket all on the same rack where they only had maybe 25 for sale. I went through the pants for an hour. At least they were patterns that could work as a sport coat.
     
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    I hear you on this. There's easily that many in each store around here. Often they're by a mediocre label or have no label besides Harris Tweed. I don't pay them any mind anymore since I already have enough of them.
     
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    How do you guys order what you look for at in thrift stores?

    I go in this order:

    1. Dress shirts
    2. Suits / Sport coats
    3. Casual Jackets / Long Coats / Leather Jackets (often in womans section or mixed gender)
    4. Pants and Jeans
    5. Sweaters
    6. Ties
    7. Casual Shirts / Polos / Short Sleeves
    8. Shoes
    9. Furniture and antiques
    10. Sporting Equipment
    (I am still looking for a good home gym with olympic barbell and set of free weights- need to get benching again)
    11. Electronics
    12. DVD's / Video games
    (Dont make fun of me because at 35 years old I still enjoy playing games :( )

    If time permits, I wade through womans clothing although usually my wife is my everpresent sidekick and she knows the brands as well as I do.

    I do not go through mounds of tee shirts. I never wear tees other than as undergarments. Walmart or Hanes brand does me good and it is cheaper than thrift store tees :lol:. As for shorts, I dont wear shorts either and if I do, they are usually 3/4 length or military style camo (I usually buy shorts from army surplus / tactical gear places).
     
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    I go:

    1. Shoes
    2. Bags/Messengers (I've been looking for a nice cheap black one for forever now...finally found a mocha colored one that will do today, but I'll keep looking)
    3. Long Coats
    4. Suits/SCs
    5. Sweaters
    6. Shirts
    7. Ties

    I do shoes first because depressingly enough, there are never any good ones anyway where I go, and they have so few that I feel like I might as well get the disappointment out of the way, haha. I also want some nicer shoes more than I want anything else right now, so the potential payoff of checking there first is the greatest.

     
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    Found an Atari 2600 last night with all the controllers and 5 or 6 cartriges ($15). Can't wait to break it out this weekend for a bit.

    1. Shoes
    2. Ties
    3. Suits / SCs
    4. Outerwear
    5. Pants
    6. Sweaters/Shirts
    7. Womens Scarves...for pocket squares
    8. Dishes...for Anchor Hocking, Fire King
    9. Electronics ...for Polaroid
    10. Antiques, although usually rediculously overpriced.
     
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    That's how I go about it: in order of need. Right now, I most need shoes, pants, and jackets. I hit those first. I rarely even look at shirts because I never find anything worth wearing.
     
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    Being new at thrifting, I started with whatever mens stuff was on the right hand part of the store, usually ties. After a few trips, I figured out if I found any ties, I had to carry them all over the store looking at other stuff. Now I go:

    1. Shoes (as there normally aren't any as Andro mentioned)
    2. Suits/SC
    3. The "better Quality" racks
    4. Jeans
    5. Wade through all the Dockers
    6. Shirts
    7. Ties/Belts
     
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    DELETE
     
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    Details on what made it "way up there"?
     
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