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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. SimonC

    SimonC Senior member

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    Hits this weekend;

    An Italian raglan-sleeved tweed overcoat in a really nice fabric

    A RTW shirt by a provincial maker with nice touches like shanked MOP buttons

    A Helmut Lang slim-fit city raincoat with reflective detailing, perfect for cycling around town

    A bespoke Couch and Hoskin sportcoat in a nice plaid which only needs a little alteration.

    Misses;

    A wonderful pair of tan and green Alexander McQueen laced boots which were a little too small

    A handful of Hermes ties that were looking a bit tired

    Four amazing bespoke waistcoats that fitted like a glove, with no sign of the rest of the suits...
     
  2. vilinx

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    I found a great BB (extra) small wool coat. I'm not sure if it's a coat, or a cardigan (or sweater); heavy black wool, unlined (great job sealing the free edges), high neck that doens't like being set down into the collar. Says Made in England. I'm a smaller guy so usually dismiss most BB things; this sweater jacket is amazing and fits me amazing through the body (sleeves a little short). Clearly the label ahs gotten to me because I think it looks like a more english cut jacket.
     
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  4. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Haven't been finding shit this so far this season. Usually winter, especially around Christmas time is really good considering the deadline for tax writeoffs is ending soon.....
     
  5. idfnl

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    Woo hoo! Just found a fantastic Gucci blazer, and oh did I look for the matching pants - no luck but still, VERY happy

    Also found a nice Puma zip up sweatshirt
     
  6. Marcus Brody

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    I bought a suit from the now defunct Yale Co-op. Single-breasted, mid-grey, pinstripe. I don't get to wear suits that often as a grad student, and I have multiple grey suits already, but this one fit so perfectly off the rack that I had to pick it up. Plus, for $12.99, it's not a bad New Haven souvenir.

    i also got a Christian Dior tie that I gave to a friend, and another tie with small rhinos on it that I'm goign to give to my brother as I used to compare him to a rhino when we were younger for his lack of grace and direct approach to things.
     
  7. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    ^Yale Co-op suit sounds great.
     
  8. fcuknu

    fcuknu Senior member

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    I saw a RLPL suit with surgeon cuffs, undone for 230 bucks at INA on Bleeker. Then I took a look at the pants and it says 120. I guess they were selling them separate. 350 still a great deal for a NWT RLPL suit though. St Andrews I believe...44R.

    Still havent bought it...
     
  9. spitfire86

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    Just found a pair of black wool pants from a Hugo Boss "Einstein" model, perfect fit, looked for the jacket but looked like it had been swiped already.
     
  10. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    Good haul today. Zegna cashmere/silk shirtjacket thingy, recent Brioni tie, Rob. Talbott tie, new Missioni shirt, Burberry made in Italy car coat with the sleeve tag still on.
     
  11. pitboss12

    pitboss12 Senior member

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    I hit an estate sale earlier this week. 3 silk pocket squares $1 each and a September 1939 copy of Esquire Magazine in excellent condition for $5.
     
  12. otc

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    Had another failed thrift excursion today while trying out new territory (I'm home for the holidays) although I shall not be discouraged.
    My mother came back yesterday though with some great ties.

    Nataku, I'm in minneapolis for a few weeks for christmas/new years, let me know if you see any casual brown cordoruy jackets pop up...I have been looking for a while in thrifts and ebay and not found anything but overstructured, over priced Lauren by RL ebay jobs (in the 40-42 range).
     
  13. Nataku

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    Otc, check out the Sally on University and 109th in Blaine. They had a couple brown cordouroy blazers last time I was there. Didn't check the size, but the prices were right (about $6 a pop).
     
  14. AlanC

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    Commiserate with me on a spectacular near find today.

    I was scanning the racks when my eyes came across the word 'Brioni' on a hanger. Of course, that doesn't mean anything necessarily as suits get put on whatever hanger they have around. Still, one's heart flutters as Brioni anything is few and far between. The suit: a navy double breasted with bold pinstripes--gorgeous. Sure enough, it was a Brioni.

    So I begin giving it the once over, some minor issues, missing button, separation on a seam on the trousers. Fixable. Some shine to the seat, but would be covered by the jacket anyway. I try on the jacket, pretty close. So off I go figuring the issues are either fixable or tolerable. As I'm waiting for the check out girl to come over I notice the deal breaker: some sort of odd wear/fading on the shoulders. I decided that pushed things too far, so back it went to the rack and I went out the door empty handed and heavy of heart. [​IMG]

    Ah, thrifting...
     
  15. Staatsoper

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    Yes, sad, but lucky you found the defects before you bought it, and laughing headed for home with your "perfect" purchase.

    As I invariably do...sniff...like my slim '60s Brioni grey herringbone suit, with multiple moth holes that "miraculously" appeared once I got it home....arrrrgggghhhhhh.

    Commiserate with me on a spectacular near find today.

    I was scanning the racks when my eyes came across the word 'Brioni' on a hanger. Of course, that doesn't mean anything necessarily as suits get put on whatever hanger they have around. Still, one's heart flutters as Brioni anything is few and far between. The suit: a navy double breasted with bold pinstripes--gorgeous. Sure enough, it was a Brioni.

    So I begin giving it the once over, some minor issues, missing button, separation on a seam on the trousers. Fixable. Some shine to the seat, but would be covered by the jacket anyway. I try on the jacket, pretty close. So off I go figuring the issues are either fixable or tolerable. As I'm waiting for the check out girl to come over I notice the deal breaker: some sort of odd wear/fading on the shoulders. I decided that pushed things too far, so back it went to the rack and I went out the door empty handed and heavy of heart. [​IMG]

    Ah, thrifting...
     
  16. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Senior member

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    Good excursion today while visiting my parents:

    Allen Edmonds Saxon's $10

    Valentino Roma dress shirt w/ FC's $3
    Penguin casual button down $3

    Last week I picked up a Burberry Trench coat at a consignment store for $80
     
  17. YoungAmerican

    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Good excursion today while visiting my parents

    I have gotten to the point where my travels have been distilled to: NEW THRIFT STORES TO SHOP.

    I had a conversation with the actor/comedian Matt Walsh about this when we were at Bumbershoot: it's a particular kind of person whose first thought upon visiting a new city is, "where are the thrifts?"
     
  18. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Senior member

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    Went to another one today, purchased a Burberry Sport Coat for $8.99. They also had two Hugo Boss Double Breasted suits that were roughly $15 each (not my size).
     
  19. randallr

    randallr Senior member

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    Commiserate with me on a spectacular near find today.

    I was scanning the racks when my eyes came across the word 'Brioni' on a hanger. Of course, that doesn't mean anything necessarily as suits get put on whatever hanger they have around. Still, one's heart flutters as Brioni anything is few and far between. The suit: a navy double breasted with bold pinstripes--gorgeous. Sure enough, it was a Brioni.

    So I begin giving it the once over, some minor issues, missing button, separation on a seam on the trousers. Fixable. Some shine to the seat, but would be covered by the jacket anyway. I try on the jacket, pretty close. So off I go figuring the issues are either fixable or tolerable. As I'm waiting for the check out girl to come over I notice the deal breaker: some sort of odd wear/fading on the shoulders. I decided that pushed things too far, so back it went to the rack and I went out the door empty handed and heavy of heart. [​IMG]

    Ah, thrifting...


    I wept Alan.
     
  20. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Commiserate with me on a spectacular near find today.

    I was scanning the racks when my eyes came across the word 'Brioni' on a hanger. Of course, that doesn't mean anything necessarily as suits get put on whatever hanger they have around. Still, one's heart flutters as Brioni anything is few and far between. The suit: a navy double breasted with bold pinstripes--gorgeous. Sure enough, it was a Brioni.

    So I begin giving it the once over, some minor issues, missing button, separation on a seam on the trousers. Fixable. Some shine to the seat, but would be covered by the jacket anyway. I try on the jacket, pretty close. So off I go figuring the issues are either fixable or tolerable. As I'm waiting for the check out girl to come over I notice the deal breaker: some sort of odd wear/fading on the shoulders. I decided that pushed things too far, so back it went to the rack and I went out the door empty handed and heavy of heart. [​IMG]

    Ah, thrifting...


    Feel for you man.
     
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