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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. MattR

    MattR Senior member

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    The ones I tend to see have a softer shoulder. I want to say they are typically 90's era, but I can't quite remember. (It gets me every time, but there is a Southwick suit hanging at one of the GWs, and I always instinctively grab for it, only to remember there is a huge rip down the front [sidenote: wtf]. In any case, this and a similar one with a tear down the back [see prior sidenote] are my reference points).
     


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    Wow, that is really nice. The color is kind of an FU to winter, despite the flannel. Nice find!
     


  3. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Senior member

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    I have a couple nice Southwick suits on hand if any one is interested. The first one is glenplaid 40R and the second is a charcoal flannelish at about a 48R.
     


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    I have a older Navy solid flannel purchased off B&S and a newer black/gray hounds-tooth purchased at Filenne's. I think they are a great suit.


    I'd be interested to see pix & measurements on the 48R. I'm actually looking for a gray flannel....send me a PM
     


  5. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    :laugh:

    I remember that day too! Speaking of meeting up, February is coming quick! :D
     


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    Achilles_ Senior member

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    I know! I'm excited to get the zegna and hit some stores :slayer:

    I would love be with you one of these days and we'll find another Adrian Jules mega finds! Or that sale where you found all your dress shirts. :drool:
     


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    New around here, but found something today I thought worth mentioning, a Paul Stuart sport coat, which isn't in itself that noteworthy, but the price was: 53 cents, including tax, at SA, where they were having a 49-cent sale for all blue tags. It's immaculate, but, sadly, for a much taller--well over six feet--person than my 44S self. I'd post photos, but don't know how. I used to hit the store daily when I worked a block away, but I've change jobs and now only make it a couple-three times a week. It had obviously made it through the cycle, though. Fortunate that I didn't spot it at half-off, when it would have been $5. Hard to describe, but it's an odd sort of micro black-and-white houndstooth with blue and red accents, which perhaps explains why I overlooked it. But it is a lovely coat. Capped it off with a pair of pebble grain butterscotch Hanover longwings at GW in great shape and 9D--the kind we've all seen before. Not my size, but I couldn't just walk away from shoes like that.
     


  8. AndroFan

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    Whew! Today was a whirlwind 9 hour tour of 5-6+ thrifts (I lost count) with toscono_adottato, who is the coolest, most generous dude ever. Seriously, a really stand-up guy.

    A quick rundown of finds before I head out. I'll post pics later:

    recent Canali charcoal nailhead jacket (probably an orphan..it was my 2nd Canali orphan of the day; I couldn't bear to leave it behind :-/)
    recent Hickey Freeman 55/45 silk/wool blend cream herringbone with yellow overcheck SC
    grey Brioni glenplaid Super 150s jacket (possibly orphan, might be/can be an SC)
    recent double side-vented Battistoni brown nailhead 3btn SC
    Allen Edmonds "Norse" split toe bluchers
    Hickey Freeman greyish-blue herringbone SC
    my first Hermes tie (given to me by toscano_adottato - told you, a stand up guy!!)
    J.Press 3 roll 2 navy gold button blazer
    PRL tweed blazer
    Very recent Samuelsohn made in Italy 95/5 wool/cashmere blend SC
    Loro Piana Super 130s Navy gold button blazer (brand patch removed, but gold buttons have enamel BB logo, so it's probably BBGF, though not sure)

    A bunch more stuff I won't bore you guys with. All in all, great day and a really fun tour of area thrifts that I haven't ever been to!


    Left behind:
    GORGEOUS Corneliani-made PRL navy blue with pinstripe 85/15 alpaca/wool suit jacket...couldn't find the pants :-( :-( Huge heartbreak - it was gorgeous and really recent
    recent Canali navy staple 2btn jacket (couldn't find the pants)
     
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  9. ATLjon

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    Picked up a Brooks Brothers navy blazer. Not a big thing, but it's something I've been looking searching around for, and it fits like a glove.

    Also, here's a pic of my best shoe find to date (other than the C&J boots) after a nice polish. These will be going up on B&S as soon as I can actually post to B&S:

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  10. Achilles_

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    Details on the Brioni? Dibs if it's my size ;)
     


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    Hello. I came across an Ermenegildo Su Misura blue suit jacket 38 R or S while out and I'm not sure if it's an orphan because it's weave is a bit textured to the touch and seems a little "fussy" to me to be a full suit, but I really don't have a lot of experience with the brand. I just would like to be sure if it is an orphan before I end up spending a bunch of time looking for ghost pants that don't even exist.

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    (^^ If anybody can tell me if this is an orphan or not it would really help me out.)

    Also found today:

    Emenegildo Zegna Su Misura White Spread Collar French Cuffs Shirt 15 1/2 x 32 or so (for me).
    Paul Stuart Solid Mid-Blue OCBD 15 1/2 x 32 (for me).
    Brioni Charcoal Gray Double Pleated Cuffed Pants marked 36 (available).
    Brioni Sport Charcoal Gray Triple Pleated Cuffed Pants marked 36 (available).
    Vintage Brooks Brothers Solid RED Flat Front Cotton Summer Pants marked 35 (available).
    Current Brooks Brothers Houndstooth Flat Front Wool Pants marked 35 (available).

    and a bunch of ties on a 10 for $10 special.

    Thanks! -M-
     
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    Went to three stores today, only spent $10.

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    Florsheim Longwings
    Johnston & Murphy Italian Calfskin belt, pretty sure it's never been worn
    Christian Dior Tie
    No name wool scarf
    Pendleton Scarf
    White Canali shirt 44/17.5 - too big for me so it's up for grabs if someone wants it.
     


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    mainy Senior member

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    the su misera jacket is a sportcoat. see how the tag says JACKET? if it were part of a suit it'd say suit. so nice find!
     


  14. Typhoid Jones

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    I caught the "jacket" part, but I saw the "drop" box had a 7 in it and thought that drop related to pants' waist size. Either way, I'm working on how how interpret what's on information tags. Thanks for the help! -M-
     


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    :eh: I am dissapointed in you AndroFan, you are normally such an enthusiastic guy and you done real good today, and no excited capatilzations, whoo hooo's etc? Comon dude, this is good thrifting by you, lets hear some emotion ;)


    Had a decent day after another bit of a drought. Found myself a really cool pair of Ballin (?!) pants in sort of a burnt umber that are just totally... ballin. (*cough*)
    Also snagged this really neat tie by Geoff Nicholson. Never heard of him, but it's self-tipped and 100% wool that feels like cashmere. Just a lovely feel.
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    Also picked up this nice woven Altea. Really sharp looking.
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    Snagged the following jackets, even though they don't fit (aka they're for trade or sale).
    Faconnable Tailleur insane glen plaid jacket in cream/black/blue/green. Working cuffs, made in italy, 15% cashmere 85% wool. Tag says 56, so... <>46 or so.
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    Jack Victor 3-button (or maybe 3 roll 2, who knows) butterscotch sport coat in 100% cashmere Loro Piana fabric. Made in Canada for Mark Shale. Size 43.
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    Faconnable = :drool: and it fits me. Want to dibs, but this brand run short on me. If it is a long, then DIBS DIBS DIBS. I found a Faconnable SC today, very very good quality. I flipped one in a guncheck pattern to a member here, that was an awesome SC, I was pissed it was too short on me. Faconnable = very good brand for tailored stuff. They tend to cater to mid range casual gear, so I suppose they are not terribly popular here.
     
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