The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. w00tah

    w00tah Well-Known Member

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    Picked up a Hickey Freeman in 42L orphaned suit jacket and brown AE Park Avenues

    Left a Lanvin brown tweed jacket that had the JL logo style and lining; is it something I should pick up when I go back to the area to look for the pants for the HF? US tailored.
    Also left 2 Brooks Brothers 346 strech suits
     
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    :slayer:

    Wow! I've found BoO shirts a couple times, but a suit?! Score!
     


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    Holy crap, you have been here forever!
     


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    I was here longer than it shows as well.....I was here pre-crash.
     


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    I wonder if they're trying to passively discourage flipping.
     
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  6. Brianpore

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

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    The old B&S forum was MUCH better, but it's still free so I can't really complain too much.

    Highly doubt it. You have to remember 95%? of the people who are buying clothing from these stores actually need to shop here as they can't afford anything else. I pointed out a security tag (the beeping kind with the metal pin) to store employee one day though the side of a pair of Allen Edmonds Loafers. Not super great, but I would have bought them. She said "we put the hole on the inside portion of the shoe so you cant see it as much". They totally understand they are putting a hole in a leather shoe but as my second sentience says, someone who needs a pair of black loafers and can only afford thrift store prices dosent mind a hole if its in the less visible portion of the shoe.
     
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    Why can't they just post a sign like everything else "Shoes $3.99"
     


  8. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I disagree with this. Maybe, 50%, but I would guess it's far lower than that.
     


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    Picked up a JPress solid navy suit, 3/2 roll, flat front pants, sized about a 42 (p2p = 22). I would post pics, but it probably looks exactly like what you are picturing in your head right now. Still, a wardrobe staple.

    Let me know if anyone is interested before I take it to the tailor and find a way to make it fit me.
     


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    There are places that offer free clothing or are cheaper than most thrift stores; its the programs, especially Goodwill's that help people in need the most.
     
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    mainy Senior member

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    Any store that is trying to discourage flipping would be insane. I probably spent $2k in thrift stores last month. Who else is giving them that kind of money on a monthly basis? I think I keep some of these stores in business singlehandedly, lol.
     


  12. Brianpore

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

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    Come thrift here in New Jersey... maybe not 95% (although I really wouldnt be surprised) but I'd say confidently at 80%. Over a year of thrifting and I've never seen anyone else flip though a rack of shirts looking at the brand tags [​IMG]
     


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    If it fits, I am.
     
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    like a boss :nodding:
     


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    I believe you do, lol. And the smart ones are glad you do it.


    And we all just started thinking about a road trip to NJ, where thrifting hasn't yet been discovered! (Except by Brian - or, was it Richard?)

    As for bragging, it ain't much (and I'm not sure when I'll wear it!) but I bought a "tux" last night. Unvented DB Peak Lapel (I almost typed PL, but that would have this crowd going crazy!) and the jacket fits me perfectly. The trousers could use some style pointers (two rear pockets, but trimmed in satin; double pleats) but they are servicable once they are let out an inch or so. Absolutely no idea who made it. It claims to be made in the USA, but there are no labels, union tags or anything in it. Now all I have to do is find the rest of the rig, and find an invitation to a black tie event.:embar:
     


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