The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. petitnoblesse

    petitnoblesse Senior member

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Found 8 silk BB ties at $1.99 each, and a grey glen plaid BB Golden Fleece sports coat. The only real downer to the whole experience was an orphaned chalk stripe Kilgour in a beautiful flannel. I refuse to buy orphans anymore.
     


  2. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

    Messages:
    7,805
    Likes Received:
    66
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Location:
    Heart of America
    I refuse to buy orphans anymore.

    Are there no workhouses? Best to decrease the surplus population.
     


  3. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

    Messages:
    7,805
    Likes Received:
    66
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Location:
    Heart of America
    Here is the Anderson & Sheppard tie with the great label keeper. The silk has a very dry hand, almost like a fine linen.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And the Incotex cords:

    [​IMG]

    $10 total for both.
     


  4. YoungAmerican

    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    1,476
    Likes Received:
    255
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Any good thrifting in boston?

    I don't know about thrifting there, but I will say that Bobby From Boston is the best vintage men's store I've ever been to. So good I think about buying plane tickets to Boston just to visit it.
     


  5. petitnoblesse

    petitnoblesse Senior member

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Are there no workhouses? Best to decrease the surplus population.

    Well played sir, well played.
     


  6. danbachran2

    danbachran2 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Location:
    Oregon
    Found a bunch of Robert Talbott, Ermenigildo Zegna, Giorgio Armani, Hickey Freeman Ties at Goodwill. 9 in total...They're for sale in B/S..there's a link in my signature...take a look [​IMG] (Moderator, if this is unacceptable then i will delete my post...I'm not quite sure if i can do this)
     


  7. 1969

    1969 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    991
    Joined:
    May 23, 2007
    Pair of Black AE's with the bicycle toe (forget the model name) for $7. VGC- thanks Goodwill.
     


  8. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

    Messages:
    6,447
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    Brooklyn USA
    Some strange labels lately.

    Saw shirts and PJs from Depinna and Best & Co. These are oldline NY dept stores whose loss was already lamented in the Preppy Handbook a quarter century ago. I think the NYPL Midtown branch is in the bldg built for one of them.

    Also saw a large # of South American items. One 50s blue flannel coat from a Buenos Aires tailor with a then-prestigious Calle Florida address. But it was long for me and stiffly fused.

    There was also a nice full canvas suit from a tailor in Bogota, but there was a slash at the neck (make up your own stories) and reweaving the plaid would have been $$$.

    Various shirts from brands in Peru, Brazil. Not quite for me.

    Closer to home: a mustard colored cotton crepe shirt, and a blue worsted blazer, both from Battaglia. This is one of the first US stores to import Italian luxury goods postwar. Not sure who does their private label tailored stuff, but I think it's on the Belvest level. Blazer is a 2B with a just a bit of roping, which is coming back of course. All it needs is a few cuff buttons.
     


  9. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

    Messages:
    5,622
    Likes Received:
    1,172
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Location:
    Melbourne
    R. Caruso navy jacket. Beautifully made, with functioning cuff buttons, superfine wool, etc. I am pretty certain this is an orphan suit jacket. The other snag is that the middle jacket button is missing. Still, it is a Caruso. It's not my size, so if someone wants to give an orphan a home, you can have it v. cheap, plus shipping from Aus, of course.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  10. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

    Messages:
    7,805
    Likes Received:
    66
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Location:
    Heart of America
    Found a bunch of Robert Talbott, Ermenigildo Zegna, Giorgio Armani, Hickey Freeman Ties at Goodwill. 9 in total...They're for sale in B/S..there's a link in my signature...take a look [​IMG] (Moderator, if this is unacceptable then i will delete my post...I'm not quite sure if i can do this)

    Just my own personal opinion, but I think you're probably overly optimistic in your pricing. I say that as someone with a lot of tie selling experience in B&S. That said, I'd love for you to prove me wrong as I could then ask more for my ties! [​IMG]

    Good luck selling. They're quite nice ties.
     


  11. VMan

    VMan Senior member

    Messages:
    5,103
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Alan, that A&S tie looks like it was made by Holliday & Brown.
     


  12. af1snaikboi

    af1snaikboi Senior member

    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Burberry Suit $35 - not my size, its 42R i think if anyone is interested

    [​IMG]

    Burberry Jacket $5 - not my size either =(

    [​IMG]


    Both have Saks tags on the inside, think id be ablt o get any $ off ebay for em?
     


  13. breakfasteatre

    breakfasteatre Senior member

    Messages:
    1,389
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006


  14. mbell

    mbell Senior member

    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Pickings here in Austin have been very slim the last few months and store turnover seems to be real slow right now.

    As I've been switching out clothes for the season I've rediscovered some nice thrift store finds that had been put away until now. Some seersucker pants and a couple of linen shirts from RL Polo. A couple nice seersucker shirts from Brooks Brothers. An orange Brioni linen shirt I had bought as end of the season clearance from a consignment store. I think I paid about $20 for it.

    Yesterday at a thrift store I saw about 15-20 blue ties with little red jock straps on them. The tag was some sports museum and said "Thanks for your support." [​IMG] They are $2. I didn't buy one, but I know a few sports guys that might like them.

    mike
     


  15. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    16,118
    Likes Received:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Location:
    Tombstone
    Both have Saks tags on the inside, think id be ablt o get any $ off ebay for em?
    You'll have better luck if you have a dummy. Dress 'em up pretty and the right photo angle and the Burberry name might move 'em for you. What size is the sportcoat? I like the cloth.
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by