The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Patrologia

    Patrologia Senior member

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    I thought the same thing, but I think he means they were knocked down by140, not knocked down to140.
     
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    I read it that way at first too, but I think he means $140 off.
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    Behind the curve as usual... [​IMG]
     
  4. tben

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    Over the summer I came across a, what I believe was, a 1930's Platinum Elgin Windup Tank watch with diamonds. The watch didn't work, but I understood it was a really collectable piece. I payed almost nothing for it and it was probably the best single item I have ever had, as far as ornate designs, worksmanship, and what I sold it for. I used to dabble in watches a little but haven't had the opporunity to hit the places I used too. I used to go through hundreds and hundreds in giant bins. I would usually come up empty but sometimes find vintage Hamilton, Enicar, Bulova, longines, and Gruen.
     
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    $1 Kiton
    $1 Bullock & Jones (never heard of this one before, anyone know about it? seems to be quality construction)


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    Today was a day of heartbreak. I hit a few stores and came up with nothing. Went into one store and found two orphans. One Gieves and Hawkes and the other, Holland and Sherry. I searched the entire store looking for the pants but came up empty. I found myself go into shock, sitting on the floor with the jackets in my hand sobbing like a small child. Unfortunately, they were clearly orphans and I had to leave them and move on.
     
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    Found some Florsheim Imperial Longwings today SZ 10 1/2 D. Too small for me. [​IMG] But still cool ! They have the green stitching, but they're not shell. Wasn't somebody wondering about that? Anybody know what year these are from?

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    Perhaps they could have been purchased and turned into a lovely pair of ovenmitts.

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  9. grendel

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    Wait.... what? Where are you finding bins and bins of watches to go through? The thrifts I go to have a handful of watches that are all crap and occasionally a NIB mediocre watch set overpriced for what it is.
     
  10. Poindexter

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    Pair of A. Testoni bluchers for eleven bucks in Saver's. They had a little more use than I like in shoes, maybe seven eight wearings, but they fit very nicely. Cap toe with a medallion, body is perforated evenly in a square pattern everywhere except toe and heel caps, which are brogued. They were an odd raw ochre tan when I got them, but sitting in the sun for an hour saturated with conditioner darkened them to a medium brown that was maybe the original color.

    I was shocked to find what they probably cost new. We don't get shoes like this around here. When my camera gets charged up I'll try to get a pic.
     
  11. GMMcL

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    I actually just inherited a handful of vintage Gruen and Bulova watches from a relative. Pretty beat up, and don't think they work, but they're very nice. And VERY old. I was just gearing up to do some research. If there's a StyleForum for vintage watches, care to sport me a link?

    Thanks!

    PS: I sprinted out for a bit today. Picked a few things up. Just your average day: Florshein imperials (are these the heaviest shoes EVER?), AE Manchester tassles, Barbera jacket and shirt, RLPL tie in the "normal" tie rack at GW (while the Feragamos and damaged Hermes's were in the case at, like, $80). Deets and pics later. Gotta teach class!
     
  12. cptjeff

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    I'm somewhat pissed. Saw a Talbott tie I really liked, gold with a blue stripe, and probably at 2 7/8", but it had been ruined by some dipshiat who kept it knotted. Had a couple pulls and a stain too, the dope who owned it was just a moron. And I hate seeing that happen to nice things.

    Wound up with a beater white shirt (Joseph and Feiss, which is the Men's Warehouse store brand), an LL Bean wool sweater, and a nice Brooks Brothers tie, so the day wasn't a complete loss. I was tempted by the 70's doubleknit polyester suit in my size as well, but couldn't think of a good occasion to wear a joke suit.

    I also saw a SC in my size, one of those really light colored ones. Rough, tweed like fabric, almost white, but with variation. Does anyone wear those things, or am I correct in assuming that it's, shall we say, from an era?
     
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    Another cool find for any 38-40 guys.

    - Willis & Geiger New York ASAF/Army brown leather flight/bomber jacket. Definitely vintage. I'd say late 70's perhaps. Oldest W&G piece I've found yet. Tagged a 38. Really well made. Scoville zipper. Snap-down collar. Ventilation holes at the armpits.

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    Chest: 21"
    Shoulders: 18 1/2"
    Sleeves: 26"
    Length: 26 1/2"


    Also got some other odds and ends. Hermes & Vineyard Vines ties, Levis 501 dark selvage jeans in my size, etc.
     
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  14. Digmenow

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    Thanks! We feel younger as well.
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    I frequently wonder about that as I have several ties that are difficult to knot and I am loathe to untie them. If the knot never moves but just slides up and down, what's the harm?
     
  15. s_allen_p

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    Here's what I found in the last week

    Cheaney's Tweed shoes sz 10.5. Too big for me. Available if anyone is interested

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    Schlesinger briefcase. Probably going to put this one up on ebay
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    Schlesinger Brothers portfolio case...at least it matches several other vintage Schlesinger Brothers cases I've been able to find online in every detail, except it doesn't have their stamp. It does have a "California Saddle Leather" stamp where in the same location as they appear on the other bags though.
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    Ties - Southwick (Cashmere / Wool blend) Robert Talbot Best of Class, Christian Dior x2
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    Ibex wool jacket sz small, which I also think I'm going to be selling
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    Bernini shirt. Looking at their site they seem to be of pretty awful taste. How can a company price their shirt between $300-$500 (silk shirts for $1000), and tthen sell shoes for $60? This shirt fits me nicely, which is rare, so I'm happy with it.
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    and then I found a brand new To Boot New York perforated suede belt that was nice as well, but I forgot to take a pic.
     
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