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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    The tag shape and font are totally off.

     


  2. fitchottie

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    Advice needed... I go to goodwill with the wife to do most of my finds here in Cary.... Mostly jcrew and brooks brothers..... Is this where most find their fortunes or is it thru independent thrift store s and shops.... I love great find, I just want to know where to look... Located in Cary nc near Raleigh ..
     


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    OK, I need a bit of help. I didn't pick some things up today because they were way too big for me, but I can go back to get them if someone tells me I'm foolish and should be shot.

    Round 1: Stewarts of Scotland Harris Tweed, Made in England, 46 L. One leather button on each sleeve, which was a little strange.


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    Well, I guess that was the only one. These I picked up:

    Daks, tagged 43 T


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    Zegna, 58 R. PM me if this might fit you and you need pics of the full thing.

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    Also, please tell me if these are SCs or suit jackets. I think they are the latter, which is why I don't have them right now.

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    Also picked up a Jaeger Made in GB, tagged 50S
     


  4. LooknGr8

    LooknGr8 Senior member

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    I also happen to be a fountain pen dork, which brings up this related yarn from the hobby: In the 1940s, the Parker "51" was such a status symbol that people who couldn't afford the pen would buy just the cap and wear it just to make people think they could.
     


  5. grendel

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    Those are 90% sure suit jackets. The Harris Tweed could be nice for you and would probably flip for $20-40 on eBay... Probably easier than the Daks
     


  6. LooknGr8

    LooknGr8 Senior member

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    It varies from city to city, you have to watch the garments come and go, over time, to figure it out in your neck of the woods. The trick you read here and elsewhere "find out when they put out new stock and go then" is the thing to do, if work & home life permit.
     


  7. mexicutioner

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    unless there are huge clues to suggest otherwise, i would say that anything pinstriped or anything in a solid worsted (regular old "suit" material) color are going to be orphaned suit jackets. loud patterns, rough materials, super heavy weight cloth, and weird buttons are clues that they might be standalone jackets. the two that you asked about above definitely look like orphans to me. i even suspect that the 58R zegna you got might be an orphan, as i have a canali suit in a very similar fabric/color.
     
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  8. Henry Boogers

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    Zegna typically (always?) puts a drop on the tag if it's a suit, do they not?
     
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  9. GMMcL

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    Including suits made by Zegna for a different label (e.g., Dunhill Made in Italy, et al.)?
     


  10. mexicutioner

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    i have a cashmere Zegna maineline SC (definitely not an orphan) that has a drop listed, so i don't think that would tell you if it's a SC or an orphan one way or another.
     
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  11. horse's_ass

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    Zegna puts the drop on both suit jackets and sportcoats.

    Recent Zegna will indicate whether it is a suit or a jacket on the tag - look on the bottom left-hand side area of the manufacturer's tag.
     


  12. Typhoid Jones

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    I'm not going to be able to keep myself from looking out for guys wearing "made in HK" "Brooks Brothers" suits paired with "Ermenegildo Zegna" shirts with odd cuff closures and a chest pocket full of vintage pen caps.
     
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  13. Henry Boogers

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    Interesting. So you mean this:

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    Here's a better shot of the tag. We can settle this when I snap a proper pic at home

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  15. horse's_ass

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    Both of those are sport coats.
     


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