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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    Ahh. I didn't think it was a recent label so I didn't even think to check the BB website. Thanks a bunch!!

     
  2. Brianpore

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

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    I ran into this corduroy jacket today with a non-English (seems German) label, size 50, can someone identify this maker? Thanks. Pardon my green shorts...

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    Would it be overkill if I had a Bedale and a Beaufort? :embar:

    Would like to see the J Press ties though.
     
  5. LooknGr8

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    My boss took me there on a recent business trip "for the experience," but I suspect it was to avoid expensing a steak dinner, hahahah. Hands down best item were the fried peach pies (think like Hostess apple and cherry pies from the grocery store -- they still make those things?) and homemade peach ice cream.

    Off to Half Off Wednesday at the local SA. While this particular store has been pretty thin, last week I got Charvet and Burberry 7-fold ties so I am hoping...good stuff awaits.
     
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    Gah! Nothing worse than sifting through a bunch of crap at Goodwill only to find really ugly patterns on what few nice brands you do find. I must've found 5 Brooks Brothers ties, 1 Lanvin + 2 Burberry's of London, except they were all hideous. (side bar: is it just me, or does Club Room make ok ties? They definitely have a nice thickness.)

    Plus, I went back to find that Hickey Freeman sports coat that I left yesterday and I couldn't....so any of you ATL guys, there may or may not be a 39R Navy Hickey Freeman SC floating around the Buckhead goodwill.

    <---- also a Tech grad
     
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    I've finally caught up, from page 1 to 1684.

    holy crap, I need to find a hobby. oh wait....[​IMG]
     
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    I just realized that I thrifted basically everything I'm wearing to work today.

    -Calvin Klein suit (yeah, yeah I know...but it's in a color that I desperately needed (light grey), fits great, has peaked lapels and was $15....so shutup)
    -Turnbull & Asser tie (blue/orange)
    -Brooks Brothers white dress shirt
    -Bostonian Impressions -- like a burgandy or "oxblood", not sure.

    basically everything but socks, boxers, undershirt, belt, and wallet...I thumb through the belt section at Goodwill but I never know what to look for. Any tips?
     
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    +1. I think that there are a lot of people on this thread who dress head to toe in second-hands (including myself). I picked up all of my dress and casual belts at the thrift stores and charity shops. I keep my eye out for vintage "MADE IN USA" ("MADE IN ENGLAND" is also good, but "MADE IN ITALY" can be all over the place) Brooks Brothers, Coach, and J. Press belts. I think the main thing is to make sure the belts are genuine leather, supple and not dry or cracked, not thin or plastic-y feeling either, and the buckle is done in solid brass. A little bit of leather conditioner and a light coating of shoe polish to even out the color really goes a long way, too. Good luck! -M-
     
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    His 36R/38R canali, zegna, and boglioli (LOL) for me. I have enough trouble finding SCs and suits to fit my shoulder measurements as it is... Suppose I'm thrifting the wrong places.
     
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    Back from business trip and 200 posts accumulated.
    Browsed quickly and saw Nataku's tax problems! I guess the good news is you made over that amount. I wonder if you should open another account and remain under the limit in two accounts.
    Then Brian's list. Very useful. If I remember to check back. Asking here is easier:)
    Digmenow's aviators. Dude, I just paid over a hundred bucks for a pair of vintage RayBan clubmasters so 70 is not a bad deal. Although I think I overpaid and will try to offload. Buyer's remorse. Probably someone from around here was bidding against me.

    Finally, anyone in Santa Monica, CA, the SA there has several good Canali and Pink shirts sz16.5 around 8to 10 bucks and some very new looking Magnanni and Magli shoes around 20 bucks. Also 2 Trafalgar belts 34-36. I was not going to haul them back across the country, they do not fit me, but I had to drop in within the few spare minutes I had! Also, what is the deal with homeless in CA that they all have pets. I saw couple of dogs, and a cat.
     
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    This is a near daily occurrence for me. In fact, it's a more rare occasion when 1/2 or more of my outfit is not thrifted. Yesterday was about average: suit (Zegna), shirt (Zegna), tie (PRL), shoes (Florsheim), and bag were all thrifted (100%).

     
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    I've yet to find a "super mega excellent" brand in a thrift store, let alone an entire suit, and I'm shopping in a nice area. I could clothe a small army with the amount of Southwick and Tom James suits I've found, though. Still, I've only been doing it for < 2 months. I was hired at a big company in Atlanta with a suit-and-tie dress code, and all I had was a charcoal Jos A Bank suit for interviews. Slowly my wardrobe is coming together.
     
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    In Atlanta (well, actually I mostly thrift in Roswell), I seem to have more luck with high-end shoes than suits or blazers. Yesterday's HF Boardroom from Saks was the first "good" suit that actually fit. And when I find something good, it's usually one piece at a time. I have no idea how these guys pull trunkloads of high-end clothes.

    I've been thrifting since about November.

     
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    Yes, I've had ok luck w/ shoes. My local goodwill practically keeps Bostonian and Florsheim oxfords in stock. Haven't run across anything special yet, but they'll do in a pinch.

    On how to score truckloads of high-end clothes, it's probably just volume and time management. I only hit one store a day, because I live too far away to spend a lot of time thrifting after work. I'm moving to Virginia Highlands next week, so I'll be able to add more stores to my rotation.
     
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