The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Sid

    Sid Senior member

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    I'm amazed they are any retailers left with decent return policies.
     


  2. California Dreamer

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    I only had a quick 5 minutes in the local op shop today. I got lucky and found a Stefano Ricci tie and a silk PS for $1 each.
     


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    RL Polo Yarmouth button down, red & white striped $3
    Izod blue jeans $3
    Tommy Hilfiger low top tennis shoes, look like Converse Jack Purcell $3
     


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    Come to the Minneapolis thrift stores, you'll be in heaven......

    funny that you say that, i go to school in st paul. i've only been to one or two of the thrift stores in minneapolis. any suggestions?
     


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    All I can really say is that the wealthier cities you go to (Edina, Wayzata, Eden Prarie....), the nicer stuff you'll find. The items you listed, however are thrift store staples, and I find similar items daily on my thrift stops.....but if it's what you like, you'll have no trouble finding more in the metro area thrift shops (Goodwill and Value Villages tend to have some good finds around here)

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    Try the Saint Paul Goodwill by the Porky's Drive-in. I found some nice stuff last time I was there, and it's right in your neck of the woods.
     


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    Two cheap-ish but nice linen jackets, one dark blue, one mid blue, just in time for Summer.

    10 pounds each.
     


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    I heard of a spot in Ackworth Ga I 'm going to try friday. will keep you guys posted. I miss my Nashville thrifting [​IMG]
     


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    I saw a nice Barba shirt the other day. It was a full size to big so I was going to pick it up for one of you gentlemen, but then, alas, I saw the massive stain on the collar and yoke.
     


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    I saw something today that illustrated all that was wrong with the 80s. It was a high quality suit from Boyd's which is a high end store in phillidelphia. It's a brand I didn't recognize but it was a well made italian suit with: heavily padded shoulders, shawl lapel[​IMG] , 2 button double breast (that's two buttons total[​IMG] ), triple reverse pleats, no vents, in a black and white glen check. Truely horrible and actuallly in my size so I could try it on and relish it's horribleness.
     


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    I saw something today that illustrated all that was wrong with the 80s. It was a high quality suit from Boyd's which is a high end store in phillidelphia. It's a brand I didn't recognize but it was a well made italian suit with: heavily padded shoulders, shawl lapel[​IMG] , 2 button double breast (that's two buttons total[​IMG] ), triple reverse pleats, no vents, in a black and white glen check. Truely horrible and actuallly in my size so I could try it on and relish it's horribleness.

    Good Halloween costume, no? [​IMG]

    (assuming it was $10 or less...)
     


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    Good Halloween costume, no? [​IMG]

    (assuming it was $10 or less...)


    $70 at goodwill[​IMG]
     


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    Recently found a midnight blue Oxxford dinner suit with grosgrain lapel and trim. $20 bucks.
    Michael
     


  14. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Recently found a midnight blue Oxxford dinner suit with grosgrain lapel and trim. $20 bucks.
    Michael


    Home run. [​IMG]

    Got a pair of tan Incotex lightweight cords this evening ($7) and a perfect condition Anderson & Sheppard tie ($3). I'll post pics of the latter tomorrow.
     


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    Any good thrifting in boston?
     


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