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 lining on that Oxxford is the hotness.

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    I actually have passed up on some Carroll and Co sport coats in perfect condition with identical lining. These ones just said "Hand Tailored for Carroll and Co" no oxxford. Does anyone know what the maker might be on those?
     


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    Most of my finds today have some issues, so I'm looking for advice. But we'll start with the pulls that don't have any problems (I guess that's open to debate).

    For me (more info on Bagutta? In my limited phone search, it came up as decent) :

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    And now, the issue finds.

    I hope I wasn't blinded by the label on this guy. Tagged 50 L, which would have been perfect if it were a 50 S, but alas, it is not.


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    Issue! Can this be fixed? How much?
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    Shot of where it is on the back:
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    And my white-whale find: an Aquacutum trench that acutually fits!

    But there's no belt (should I just find another trench with a belt and buy it?).



    How can I best get these pen marks out? Will they disappear with a good dry cleaning?

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    Sleeve tear! Is this something that can be fixed? I can live with it, I guess.

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    Get pen marks out with rubbing alcohol
     


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    I made some of my best hauls today. 4 Brioni and one Borelli shirts all L 16.5, pristine condition Zegna for neiman marcus charcoal suit and a pair of NWT BB Black Fleece donegal tweed pants. All of these are available if anyone is interested.
     


  6. GasparddeColigny

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    Congratulations on the changes!

    An intensive (not heavy per se) weightlifting session has an added bonus: they raise your rest-metabolic-rate for a few days. Just something to keep in mind, if you want to break the monotony that pure cardio work can be
     


  7. acosbysweater

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    I'm the future you. I've been watching your thrifting expeditions from the rafters of the store and will need to sacrifice my life to save your Hermes ties from ketchup splatter.

    That said, I just watched the last episode of this season of Misfits, and no more SIMON.[​IMG] Hopefully they replace him with an equally as unique character.
     


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    Thanks for this. I just drew on one of my shirts.
     


  9. Brianpore

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    There should be a thread or help page dedicated to how to remove stains, marks, writing, etc. I hate that damn marker on the bottom of thrifted shoes!!!
     


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    Like, just for the hell of it? :D
     


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    Lighter fluid will take the price off on rubber soles very easily, and with some rubbing will remove (or at least obscure) the price on leather soles.

    It also works wonders on cleaning up marks on book dust jackets.
     


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    By accident. It was a real [​IMG] moment.
     


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    ^ davesmith, thank you for posting the link to that thread.

    I just posted a link in there that I recently found very useful. It's a massive list of types of stains and how to clean them, courtesy of the International Guild of Professional Butlers (obviously):

    http://www.butlersguild.com/index.php?subject=152
     


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