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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. Brianpore

    Brianpore Senior member

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    Steam that sucker for 30 seconds before taking the pictures and it will look 10x better!
     
  2. 951socal

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    that hermes tie looks real to me, that secondary tag is actually printed on, there should also be a serial number on it
    and the loop of thread trick is surefire


    @ the guy looking to save a hickey freeman suit

    they're not worth the wool they're made out of!
    if you can pick them up to sell to people who source virgin wool for recycled wool fibers then buy them and shread them,

    or buy them if they fit you absolutely perfectly (i always buy and wear those old black label ones with white X stiching holding the label on becuase they're fully canvased and fit me so perfectly off rack

    they're worthless though
     
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    I thought it was supposed to be embroidered or something? I don't really know but I'm trying to recall what I read after that guy wrongly called out a "fake"
     
  4. 951socal

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    not that im aware of

    hermes ties are actually pretty thin (knot really well though) and are very specific in construction, loop of thread and it has a very unique 7 fold esque method of attaching the lining.


    the ones that are heavy silk or are made of scarves have different labels and are super substantial those get called out for being fake since they're so damn rare
     
  5. grendel

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    My paypal account begs to differ
     
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    Picked these up a couple of weeks ago. I see Harris Tweed a lot but these are some of the nicer ones I've picked up. Available.


    38R/S Harris Tweed. Half-lined and single-vented.


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    S2S: 18". P2P: 19". Sleeves: 21.75". Length from BOC: 29.5"

    Another Harris Tweed. Fully-lined and single-vented. Untagged size but measures around 40R.


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    S2S: 18.5". P2P: 20". Sleeves: 22.5". Length from BOC: 30"

    Allyn St. George Harris Tweed with patch pockets. Fully-lined and single-vented. 44R


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    S2S: 20.25". P2P: 22". Sleeves: 24.25". Length from BOC: 32"
     
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  8. 951socal

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    really?

    there were a couple recent new with tags suits i just leave....becuase they feel less substantial than the older lines
    and they're big, like 46L type sizes. should i pick up?
     
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    You left NWT Hickey Freeman suits? Really? Unless they were $200+ they're definitely worth it. The bigger sizes sell very well.


    Errr.... definitely not worth it... just proxy for me and I'll take them off your hands [​IMG]
     
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  10. Henry Boogers

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    As with everything, it depends on the price. you have to pay A nice color HF suit should go in the $75 to $120 range depending on style, age, size, etc. The older tags with the X stitching are on the lower end of that range, or perhaps slightly under it. The black 'Hickey Freeman Collection' suits do rather well. I also beg to differ on their non-monetary value as I have 7 thrifted HF suits currently in rotation and love them. Then again I am into powerlifting and require a more 'American' cut than some, but they are very nice suits.
     
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    they wanted $59.99 for them.
    and they weren't that great. i think i could proxy some via ebay buy it now
    but not many people are willing to spend that much for a suit right now
     
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    HF seems to do really well for a lot of the posters on this thread. I know that HF, Norman Hilton, Southwick, etc. all have good reputations, but I almost never pick them up. Of the three I mentioned, I have only ever picked up one vintage 1960s Norman Hilton cashmere sport coat and it moved for $149 + shipping. Also, I pass on 90% of BB suits and all non-vented anything. After reading about Grendel's good experience with that Armani 50 posts back, I might have to reconsider my position on the latter. Well played, sir! [​IMG]
     
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    Great finds and love that Carroll & Co sportcoat. Just sent you a PM.

    AHS
     
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    I bought two NWOT Hickey Freeman suits from a thrift for 49.99 each, and they were the LTD. line for Dilliards. I kept one for myself and sold the other for $150, so it was a great deal for me. Oh and the one I sold was a horribly ugly unvented black with bronzish pinstripes. Sometimes its easily worth it to spend that kind of money at a thrift.
     
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    If they're NWT I'll pay to proxy them.
     
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    Should have some pics of a little Vicuna something a bit later [​IMG].
     
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    Sorry for the double post, I forgot to ask for some advice. Got a pair of shoes on ebay with this damage to the heel. Is it major/fixable/worth complaining about?

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    ^ No idea, but they look nice. Details?
     
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