The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. AndroFan

    AndroFan Senior member

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    Today was a day of heartbreaks. Went to a shop that normally doesn't have much and there are clearly more SCs/jackets so I'm looking forward to it. See this first:

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    AWESOME looking Oxxford SC. Check the tag - 43L, doable for me...yessssss! Look closer: riddled with moth holes. UGH. Look to the jacket immediately next to it:

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    Equally awesome looking Orvis Harris Tweed 3 roll 2 SC with leather buttons...HT label looks recent too. Size: 43L. YES. Look closer: riddled with moth holes. UGH.

    Move down a few, see a super recent Brooksease staple navy blue suit...a navy staple is just aboutt he only thing I *don't* have, and have been looking for forever. Size: 43L. YES. Disillusioned, I check the jacket over - no moth holes!!! Get into the dressing room to try it on: sizeable moth hole right by the crotch. [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    All I managed to pick up was a not-that-ugly Robert Graham shirt and a Filson wool quarter zip sweater. Oh well, I can't complain...I had a good last week so I'm still happy.
     
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    I'd be thrilled if I found that, congrats! Available?
     
  3. AndroFan

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    haha, yeah, I didn't mean to sound ungrateful...definitely wasn't bummed about that, was just bummed that I didn't find anything that fit me (including the Filson). I'll PM you.

     
  4. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    My one sentence might have been misleading.... Just took these quick as I forgot to take them today and wanted to get your thoughts. Hope it's at least real and if so, what would your ebay title be? Thanks!



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    Hah, bad luck on that. If something is very decent with only a single hole, it "could" be worth snagging. I found a shabby haul of 52L / 42L sport coats recently. They are absolutely trashed with holes. I phoned a reweaver, current estimate is $400 - $500 for 8 sport coats with no guarantee the fix would restore the jackets to a pristine mint shape :( .

    Moral of story, dont buy stuff with more than one hole in them.

    I bought them anyway :facepalm:
     
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  6. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    I have found from personal experience 1 or 2 holes (if on the back of arms or back of jacket,aka discrete) on something like an Oxxford or better, can still be flipped for a good $$$ Hope you didnt by a haul of moth holed Stafford coats Klobber [​IMG]
     
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    Klobber Senior member

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    :lol:, I would not even touch Stafford in mint shape let alone bust up. The SC's are respectable by SF standards.
    BTW - You wanted that skinny Prada tie listed earlier on, you can dibs my Hermes tie I snagged recently. It would need a serious drycleaning, but it is a skinny(ish) tie of short length.
     
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  8. TheWGP

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    Geeeezy criminy, what, Kiton guanaco just laying around? What the heck's happened to this thread lately? O_O And why aren't I getting any of it? :lol:

    Here's what I DID find, pretty nifty if not up to the level of the :worship: above. Both are available.

    Filson jacket of some kind... what the heck is this? It's got no collar, but just zips up. Never seen anything like this before, SCRATCH THAT, here's what it is:
    http://www.solomonoutfitters.com/Filson/Filson_92.html
    Tagged size L.
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    An LL Bean Norwegian... cardigan in the classic navy & white... mens size medium. Those metal snowflake buttons rock.

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  9. SpooPoker

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    Available? Tradesies? :)
    MOTHERFUCK! :)
    Real, about 1989. "Vintage Retro Gianni Versace 3 Button Johnny Collar Wool Polo Sweater Shirt V2 (NR)"
     
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  10. mainy

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    Found 6 new in plastic sleeve 7fold kiton ties today.

    Then promptly shipped a $120 item to the wrong buyer on Ebay, now have to hope the guy I accidentally sent it to is willing to forward it to the proper address or I'm screwed :fu: All in a day's work
     
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    say what ? :worship2: pics of the kitons please
     
  12. Brianpore

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    Thanks! I usually dont run NR auctions, but instead BIN OBO and let them sit, but what would you expect something like that to fetch if you don't mind me asking [​IMG] If I did run an auction, just start it at 8-9PM Sunday night with an 99 cent opening bid?



    On another topic, I started getting my haul from this weekend photographed, measured and listed. First 7 or 32 things seen below. None of it fits me as usual [​IMG]


    Both of the Southwick's are half lined BUT fully canvassed which I thought was pretty cool.

    Southwick Light Blue "Summer" Sport Coat - 40L
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    Southwick AWESOME Mulitcolor Sport Coat - 46L
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    Banana Republic "BR" Slim Fit Brown 67% Linen - Large
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    Brooks Brothers Luxury "Purple Label" White w/ Tan/Blue Stripes - 16.5-34
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    Ermenegildo Zegna Brown Herringbone "Snap Collar" - 16-355
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    Robert Graham RG Red Stripe - XL
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    Thomas Pink Dark Blue Babycord - Medium
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    Dude, great score. Wow! How did that happen you shipped to wrong buyer?
     
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    Shipping 70 items in one day... just got confused, and didn't realize it until now! Oh well, most people are honest so hopefully it works out.
     
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