The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. davesmith

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    Really smart man!! I found an Hermes and Chanel once. Paid about $10 for both, got over $200 on the bay for them
     


  2. ATLjon

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    Anyone know anything about the manufacturer in Italy for Harold Powell?

    I tried looking this up everywhere, but I wasn't getting my answer (aside from the fact that yes, this is a department store). I'm relatively sure the SC I will run back SA to pick up said Zegna on the content tag, but I might be insane. Anyway, I didn't pick it up because it was about a 42 R.

    It looks like this (but tan): http://home.roadrunner.com/~mdiehl/powell1.jpg
     


  3. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    i usually go by a thrifting order that i developed using a complex algorithm:

    1. shoes (easiest, usually only takes a few moments to scan, rarely find anything good unless i'm at certain spots)
    2. suits/coats (takes a longer amount of time, but usually has the best chances of finding a good deal)
    3. dress shirts (time-consuming if i'm looking at every shirt, quick if i'm only looking at the ones in interesting-looking patterns and ignoring the workhorse solid whites/blues)
    4. casual oxford cloth shirts (never found anything super awesome, but i need better weekend clothes, i usually ignore the polo shirts, as they're always super faded and dead-looking)
    5. dress pants (takes a long time, rarely find anything quality that isn't zanella 8-fold pleated pants)
     
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  4. grendel

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    I go:

    1. Shoes
    2. Outerwear
    3. Suits / sport coats
    4. Shirts
    5. Pants
    6. Sweaters
    7. Short-sleeve / casual shirts
    8. Ties
    9. Luggage / bags
    10. Make a walk through of the electronics, furniture, etc

    Don't usually do the women's at all... sometimes I'll look through kids for my kids. The above depends on the layout of the store, but it's a general order.

     


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    I go:

    1. Suits / sport coats
    2. Shoes
    3. Ties
    4. Pants
    5. Outerwear
    6. Sweaters
    7. Luggage / bags
    8. Make a walk through of the electronics, furniture, etc

    I usually skip:
    -Tshirts
    -Dress shirts (I do MTM shirts - nothing ever fits right OTR so I just skip)
    -Jeans (all crap where I live)

    Basically my theory is that I would hate for 'the good stuff' to disappear off the suit or shoes rack while I'm sifting through sweaters so I go for the most desirable finds first.
     


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    See the post below for specifics. Basically it was made by a higher end local MTM shop that does good work, and the fit is out of this world.
     


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    I think it was a decent haul. The only things I've bought in the past few weeks and I've been hitting the stores hard.
    Edit: Someone please tell me how to add spoilers...

    Donegal Mist. Seemed decent.


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    Cole Haan loafer. Rather vintage - I think
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    Savile Row. Dark blue and two button

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    I used do Sport Coats or Suits first, but shirts are usually the crowded sections and if I arrive and there is a calm pause, I head straight for them first. Around here, Suits / Sc's dont generally attract as many people as dress shirts, I am less concerned about someone finding before I do while I am present. I dont place huge emphasis on shoes, it is a one in million chance to find a good working pair of EG's or Lobbs. I am not so interested in picking up well used AE's or Alden's.
     
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    Select the areas you would like to be in the spoiler then use the black text bubble icon on the tool bar.
     


  10. thrift-fu

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    I had my first shoe find yesterday, but they're all much too small. I'm really enjoying this new facet to my thrifting experience.

    Zegna wool/cashmere sport coat 50

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    Samuelsohn sport coat 42

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    Giorgio Armani Le Collezioni sport coat 46L

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    Brooks Brothers 346 glen plaid flannel shirt. You don't often find BB stuff here, and I think I can have this one tailored to fit.

    Edit - Scratch that, arms are way too short. The perils of being quite thin and tall.

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    Another pair of Canali trousers, this time single pleated. 34

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    And the shoes, three pairs of Tanino Crisci in excellent shape. Black are marked 6.5 C & 6.5 E. Brown are 7 C. They look larger than marked, and my research seems to show that this make fits about a size longer.

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  11. Typhoid Jones

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    It's really cool to see that others pretty much follow a similar thrifting pattern as I do. My usual order:

    1. Check the wall behind the register or the stuff on the counter behind and to the side of the register in case the clerk was holding something back for the manger for special pricing. I do this pretty quickly while walking past on my way to...*
    2. Shoes.
    3. Ties & Belts.
    4. Suits and sportcoats.
    5. Dress shirts.
    6. Pants. (Sometimes is switch these 2 depending on the layout of the store.)
    7. Sweaters.
    8. Everything Else.

    Cheers! -M-

    * This is how I found those Silvano Lattanzis.
     
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  12. AndroFan

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    Dude, measurements on that Zegna...and how long are the sleeves on the Samuelsohn? They're both gorgeous colors. Nice pickups!


     
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    Holy hell, those are sweet! I assume a tad bit too small for me, though.

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  14. davesmith

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    Really great finds. I wish the shoes were my size and you would sell them to me. The SC is my size though... [​IMG] [​IMG]

     


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    Thanks! My eye is getting better. Zegna measures:

    Shoulders - 21.25"
    Chest - 26"
    Waist - 24.75"
    Length - 33"
    Arm - 24.25"

    Sleeves on the Samuelsohn are 25.5"
     


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