The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. toscano_adottato

    toscano_adottato Senior member

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    There was a NoVA thrift meet up and I wasn't invited? Scandalous! I have never been so offended in my whole...ehhh I don't have the energy to keep that going.
     


  2. valium

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    i found a Dior Homme leather cafe jacket about a month ago,posted a few pics awhile back.size 38 ,made in italy,made for the japan market,super soft.i think retail is $6000

     


  3. Passat774

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    I can go back tomorrow if you want and get them?? They have as-is on the price tag and have been marked down several times.. lmk
     


  4. valium

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    speaking of lamps my vintage furniture lucky streak continues, found a Arco lamps from the sixties today (not a reproduction,the real deal with real italian marble base).
    retail around $1500,i think i may have horsehoes up my ass.


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  5. acosbysweater

    acosbysweater Senior member

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    Picked up this pretty rad side vented Loro Piana fabric SC. It's green with a faint windowpane pattern. Seems to be almost unworn as the pockets only have a couple threads broken and the ticket pocket is basted shut. The fabric is 85% wool/15% cashmere. It's marked a 52R and is available for trade. I put the brand and materials tag in the spoiler. Any help with these?

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    Also found my second Baracuta, first one in my size and it's in mint condition. It's not a Made in England version, but should do still do nicely if I choose to flip it. Do yourself a favor if you find a British, waxed version of this jacket in half decent shape. I love Harrington style jackets, probably the most versatile casual jacket for spring and fall. If it's good enough for Steve McQueen, it's good enough for me.

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    Haha, the meet up consisted of (1) exchange of hellos (2) realizing there are way too many starbucks along one road in fairfax county and (3) good lord, it is cold outside.
     


  7. AndroFan

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    Not so much a "meet up" as a "handoff". [​IMG]

     


  8. LooknGr8

    LooknGr8 Senior member

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    Dude. NICE
     


  9. rose04

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    That's an awesome find! Unfortunately I don't think it's an original Flos Arco lamp though. The shade looks a little off and the originals have a hole in the base (like this) to put a broom handle through for moving the lamp around. The marble base is so heavy you needed two people to pick it up.

    Even if it's not Flos, it looks like a nice copy. Most of the clones have wimpy little bases, yours looks pretty substantial. If it’s vintage I’d imagine it’s still worth something. I'm jealous, good find!


     


  10. LooknGr8

    LooknGr8 Senior member

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    What? DId I misread this?

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  11. Brianpore

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

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    This thread (and the forum in general) never ceases to amaze me with the wealth of random knowledge about such a vast array of things.
     


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    i think you are right,its strange beacuse its definitely from the sixties judging by the electrical cord/switch.the ARCO came out in 62 and was a instant success so they may have copied it in the sixties already

     


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    ps since you like vintage lamps also got the these $60 for all 3 including the Arc lamp

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  14. Brianpore

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

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    Those are bad ass lamps! [​IMG]
     


  15. rose04

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    Nice, you got a good deal! Were those at a thrift store?

     


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