The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    DBs remain closed, always. Never open when sitting.


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    That was the car! Exactly!

    And the trunk was a BIN, smart aleck!
     


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    I have some trunks from the late 1890's that are just painted canvas, and some from the turn of the century that have the hand painted monogram on canvas.
     


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    With all of this talk of DB's, please help me out!!! http://www.styleforum.net/t/286428/fit-without-crucification#post_5176812
     


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    I am a big fan of the turn of the century LV trunks with the hand painted monograms. I like when they still have the ocean liner labels so you can assume that the trunk is well traveled.
     


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    Yeah, mine have those. I love them too. I keep waiting to find one with my initials on them.

    Did I ever tell you the story of how I went to an estate sale and bought both a LV and Goyard 1920s leather suitcase(s) for $20?
     


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    I always think I'm gonna get lucky at one of these country-ass, middle-of-f'g-nowhere flea markets and come across one but it never happens.... too much internet even in the sticks!
     


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    Don't mind me. I just got back from DT and I'm feeling a bit...sassy.

    BTW...I'm seriously considering these for my dinner suit. I'd ask in the Black Tie thread but they went all serious with manton and vox poasting there and I have so little sf cred. The price seems right. Black and white yet whimsical. I could maybe pair them with a red P.S.?

    [​IMG]

    Cufflinks
    $15
    Silver backing. 18mm domed glass.
     
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    [​IMG] I am always in the mood for a good story and would actually love to hear how you managed that. I have been interested in vintage luggage (trunks, briefcases, etc.) for a long time but I am usually outbid in the beginning.
     


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    Couple finds to put out there...going to be thrown up on the bay if no interest here.

    Canali Suits 42L's
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    EZ Su Misura Sportcoat 46R (2003)
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    There are a couple of smaller auction houses in the area and I am always hoping that one will pop up in their auction. But I just don't believe those types of items are in their cards.
     


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    I really like that mercedes :inlove:

    Edit: wish that zegna su misura was my size :(
     
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    Canali suits look nice
     


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    I knew going into it the shoulders were going to be questionable, but I dug the whole vintage type look of the jacket. What the hell right? I gave it the old college try. I may wear it out a few times just because...
     


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    Probably the wrong time to pitch that, Im exhausted. But, rich area, nothing to do, I see a sign for an estate sale. House is a disaster, musty, packrats, you know the story. I go up to the attic, find a trunk full of beanie babies. I shove them aside and find a LV label. I freak out. Tear up the rest of the attic and find a Goyard. Both whiskey leather, patina like you have never seen. Take em downstairs, pitch it all nonchalant like "yeah, hey buddy - you selling these for anything?" I leave with them for $20. They didn't even look at the labels. I sent them to a trunk repair shop to be conditioned and restored and sold em both for something like 2 grand.
     


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