The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    haha i've never thought of that. a couple months ago i basically bought up a dude's shirt collection. i never thought of the dry cleaning angle, that makes total sense. genius!
     
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    Two questions, is it normal for people on this thread to not reveal price of their finds? I figured that was half the bragging rights. Second, would $75 be a good price for NWT, RL Polo, made in Italy, extrafine wool trousers? Considering that are $395 retail.
     
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    it's defnitely blue/green and rather bright. :embar:



    i don't really like the idea of commenting on prices, but that's just me. saying what you paid would invite comments/criticisms from others such "man you paid way too much for that." but prices on an individual thrifted item are highly variable, and whether or not something is a good deal depends on:
    • geographical area - prices in minneapolis and omaha are presumably lower than SF/LA/Manhattan
    • the buyer's subjective need for the item - maybe they've always wanted a hat just like that, so they didn't really care about the price, all they wanted is that hat
    • how rare that type of item is in the buyer's area - if a certain type of item is hard to come by in a given person's area, they might be willing to pay a higher price than someone who doesn't have that problem
    • condition of the item - a basically unused item would likely be worth more to a buyer than one that has been gently used, a distinction which might not come across with only a 600 x 800 grainy photo
    • whether the item was purchased at a smaller, curated "boutique" thrift store - the buyer might have paid more, but in exchange, he had to spend less time finding that item. time is money, dummies!
     
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    The wardrobe of a late local businessman has been showing up in chunks at the local Sally. Probaby 30 pair of Zanella pants so far. A few random Zegna, Inco, and Brooks trou as well. I have picked up quite a few for flipping. Did snag a pair of Gravati spectators today as well. The :brick: moment was all of the shirts. Brioni, Zegna, Fray, Behar, all in beautiful shape. And all with the price tag stapled through the left collar point :mad:
     
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    If they are at a discount store and they are for yourself, sure, nice price. If for flipping, it could take ages to break a profit on them.

    If they are at a Goodwill, I would laugh my ass off and leave them on the rack, I dont reward charity shops when they start selling closer to retail or outlet prices. Maybe if they were that price and 50% off for the day I may punt.
     
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    If they fit you well, and the color/fabric is good for you, I say it's a good deal.

    Edit: What Klobber said x2

    If it's from a thrift store, I say don't support their price gouging!
     
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    Sizes on the Zanellas? And the shirts? I can overlook some staple holes for those names.
     
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    Are the zanellas flat front, or one or two pleats? If so, I say grab them :D (especially if they are 36 or 38!)
     
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    x2

    I have a shirt that had a tiny tag hole in the back under the collar, I don't notice it unless I look for it really close.
     
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    what was this guy's size, again?
     
  11. Brianpore

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

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    +1 contact locals, and the local newpaper. They LOVE this kind of stuff. Front page news in most small towns!

    NICE!![​IMG]

    If they are 30's grab them and PM me [​IMG]
     
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    They would be from a RL Polo store, NWT. They fit well, need to be hemmed obviously, and the wool looks good, nice details as well. Just wanted to make sure I was not missing something.
     
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    If they fill a hole in your wardrobe, you should get them. I have several pairs of PRL, I'm a big fan.
     
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    Get them if you need them. Ralph Lauren Polo stuff made in Italy is as good as Black Label and Purple Label stuff.



    + 1, they are good pants.
     
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    99% of the time its someone who doesnt pick up his cleaning and then i think after 60 days it gets donated to charity (could be 30) sometimes people get something dry cleaned and still arent satisfied so they donate it with the tags attached...BUT!!! i know a guy he is so loaded and so considerate he actually gets everything drycleaned BEFORE he donates stuff ,now thats class
     
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