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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. GHo

    GHo Senior member

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    shit - he's left a lot of negative feedback for others. Feedback ABUSE is right.

    fingers crossed... :embar:
     


  2. Klobber

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    Look inside the bag. There should be an item code printed either on the inner ?suede? lining or as a separate leather rectangle attached inside. Get the code (often a 6 digit alphanumeric), then research authenticity. It is very difficult to tell 100% an authentic LV item, either than go on the date code and obvious quality of stiching. This piece may be quite old, and if it is before the 1970's, it will probably not even have a serial number. This date / manufacturer code should not be the same as the item code.



    As the buyer, you need not be worried. If he sends a faulty suit, give him hell - a taste of his own medicine and post all correspondance here - I would love to read it :)
     
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  3. LooknGr8

    LooknGr8 Senior member

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    He's a friend of mine going back 20+ years, one of the first people I met after migrating from Ohio to the wilds of New Hampshire. WIthout boring the living, er, tar out of you, the event sequence in brief:

    • My friend (in his 60s) had cancer, sarcoidosis, and a severe allergic reaction to meds that almost killed him. All at once. He was in a coma for 3mo and made a miraculous, Lazarus-style comeback. Literally ripped the feeding tube out of his mouth and yelled at the nurse that the meds were making him sicker and would they please f-ing change them. He is one of the toughest birds I have ever met.
    • His nephew, who was entrusted to feed his cat and pay his rent, took his cats to the pound, cleared out his apt., broke the lease, sold most of his stuff (all his clothes) at a yard sale, and spend most of the money in his accounts once the docs told nephew he wouldn't make it.
    • When my friend realizes this, law enforcement and prosecutors get involved; prosecutor says it's the clearest violation of whatever the charge is called (taking advantage of a vulnerable person or something like that) he had ever seen.
    • I discover SF and this thrifting/outlet thing.
    • He is back on his feet 15mo later, and the nephew has stood trial and somehow coughed up the cash (second mortgage? second job? we don't care) to repay my friend, thus avoiding jail and getting probation.

    I go up and visit him (Vermont) every couple months and take a washbasket full of jackets, shirts, pants, and sweaters. He is my size all the way except for shoes. His wardrobe is the finest it's ever been. Each successive washbasket gets better and better; my castoffs now are better than my "finds" the first time around.

    I call him my "enabler," ha. His wardrobe is so tightly tied to this thread, it's ridiculous. My sartorial cause celebre. It doesn't hurt that my best-luck thrift store (shell Nettleton's!) is on the way. Fricking karma or something.

    And no, I'm not going to pass the hat. I've literally overwhelmed him with clothes.
     


  4. vexco

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    Was only able to stop at one place today...but it worked out pretty well:


    Oxxford houndstooth SC:



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    Shoulders: 19"

    Pit-to-pit: 21.5"

    Sleeves: 23"

    Chest: 20.5"

    Length from bottom of collar: 30"

    another Oxxford SC(not sure what type of pattern this would be called):


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    Shoulders: 19"

    Pit-to-pit: 21.5"

    Sleeves: 23"

    Chest: 20.5"

    Length from bottom of collar: 30"




    both are available as they don't fit me(as usual). the houndstooth tag says it's made from pure lambswool and the other is sea island cottons? both are single vented as well

    edited with measurements
     
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  5. 46n2

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    My 2nd post! Got my first Kiton today ! at the GW [​IMG] As soon as I figure out how to post a pic I will. Also, A Robert Talbott shirt, Zegna shirt, Gitman Bros "expressly for country gentlman" shirt. Anyone know this line? Some never worn Ferragamo's for the wifey too !
     


  6. Towers

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    ^^ looks like a glen plaid.

    Frustrating day today, left behind two 44-46 samuelsohns, found a glen plaid polo orphan but couldnt chase down the pants and found a fully canvased made in italy silk DB that again had no pants.

    I also saw some outrageously priced Hugo Boss diffusion stuff at value village.
     


  7. Cotton Dockers

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    Looks like a glen plaid. Nice coats.


    Corneliani Super 120's Sport Coat - brown houndstooth with a blue overcheck (44):

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    Brooks Brothers Navy Striped Summer Coat (feels like all cotton - 44):

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    RLPL Brown Linen Shirt:

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    Plus a pair of RL Rugby Cords (30 x 30), BB Flat Front Khakis (38 x 32) and some Tods shoes for the Wifey.
     


  8. tonylamer

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    I've actually seen this guy. He's flipping out of the GW at Yonge/Bloor in Toronto. When I clicked on his feedback, I saw an ugly-as-hell Armani sportcoat that he managed to sell for $50. I passed on that same jacket, and he picked it up right after me.
     


  9. darkmatter7

    darkmatter7 Affiliate Vendor

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    Massive Sport Coat/Suit Haul:

    Zegna suit
    -Double breasted
    -Black with grey pins
    -Excellent condition
    23 chest, 22 waist, 31.5 length, 25.5 Sleeve, 20.5 Shoulder

    Sulka Sport Coat
    Double Vented
    Surgeons Cuffs
    90/10 Wool Cashmere
    Brown
    Excellent+ Condition

    BB 181 Saxxon/Madison Suit
    Excellent+ Condition
    Grey
    23.5 chest
    20 shoulder
    21.5 waist

    Trout's Sport Coat
    Loro Piana worsted/spun 100% Cashmere
    Excellent+ Condition
    Blue
    52

    Daks Sport Coat
    Excellent Condition
    Grey
    22 chest
    19 shoulder
    21 Waist

    Canali
    Gold/Brown Woven
    Excellent Condition
    54L

    Armani Black Label
    Made by Vestimenta
    Black with grey pins
    Excellent condition
    42R

    Ventura suit Bespoke
    Holland&Sherry Cloth
    Blue with Blue Pins
    Surgeons cuff
    Excellent+ Condition
    22 Chest
    19.5 shoulder
    20 Waist


    Ventura suit Bespoke
    Holland&Sherry Cloth
    Grey with Grey Pins
    Surgeons cuff
    Excellent+ Condition
    22 Chest
    19.5 shoulder
    20 Waist

    Canali Proposta Sport Coat
    Excellent+ Condition
    Navy blue
    52R

    For the awesomeness factor:
    Aquascutum for Lew Ritter Sport Coat
    Double Breasted
    Navy
    MASSIVE Brass Buttons

    All availiable
    Will get more info/pics up soon
     


  10. horse's_ass

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    Found a Crombie jacket today. Could be NWT, but likely only worn once/a couple times (Front pockets still basted). Anyway, the amount of handwork on this jacket is pretty amazing - lapels, pocket flaps, interior. Crombie seems to make a really nice product (I know they had some ownership issues and what-have-you). Pity that its unvented.

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  11. Everett464

    Everett464 Senior member

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    We need a easy to reference page with Yay or Nay voting on specific brands, in case you see something an don't know what it is, but it looks and feels like it might be something.

    I envision something like this.

    You Search for "Kiton," and the results are 99% Yay/1% Nay

    You Search for "Stafford," and the results are 11% Yay/89% Nay​

    And etc...

    I dont know how it would work, or what it might look like - but I need an Iphone App stat.
     


  12. Klobber

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    That is a good find - post pics and details. Some would consider it a holy grail find. Welcome to thread and forum!
     
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  13. catside

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    Bah! Beginner's luck :jealous:
     


  14. HomerJ

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    It looks fake to me. I'm not an expert but..

    Right off the bat LV at a thrift is suspect. I see the bag is old but the vachetta leather has not aged to a dark honey color. The monogram pattern is not well laid out. And there's hardware driven right through the "LV". The oval leather tag is maybe weird (I don't have enough experience to say) but the font is definitely off. Stitching looks crooked as well. Etc. I suppose you could take it to a boutique.
     
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  15. 46n2

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    My first Kiton Shirt. 161/2 42. Sort of a light greenish base color with blue/red/black window pane. MOP buttons. Is that pick of the stitching hand ticking? Very cool shirt. [​IMG]
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