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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. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    My personal fav, was a recent episode of Storage Hunters, where the guys found a NES and an Atari 2600 and said they would sell the pair (Used) for $2500.00, rediculous.
     


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    And here I thought I made a "special" find today! [​IMG]

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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    If thats the case, ill even throw in my copy of Metroid, and the secret code for Contra.
     


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    My wife is a lawyer and I have my MBA...does that count for anything?
     


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    Nice find! I can never understand what makes people donate gems like this.

    BTW, what size is your size?
     


  7. bytor13

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    Was finally able to hit some thrifts after a few weeks. Not much, but a couple of things for me.

    NWT PRL cords, NWT PRL lambswool sweater, BBGF long sleeve polo and some no-name ties.

    gabardine wool/wool/silk
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    Brioni Tie 3.75'' (needs some steam)

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    Faconnable 15

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    Charles Tyrwhitt x 2 (16.5 - 34 double cuff)

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    And I didn't buy this awful, awful jacket:


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    Nataku Senior member

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    ^^ Ugly as sin, but damn that stuff is hard to find. Pretty pricey at retail and sold in high end boutiques like Fred Segal.
     


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    Wait, really? I actually searched it on ebay while I was in the store, thinking I could flip it, but I came up with nothing!
     


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    Nataku Senior member

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    Yeah, it's not a common label. I've only heard of it. Quality is good from what I've heard. That blazer probably retailed at $750+
     


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    Just one find today......It was a good one. TEASER TIME............


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    More info to follow.
     


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    I'm at SA. There's a million Oxxford suits with pants. $20. Made for a Stanley Gumberg. They're from Larrimors in Pittsburgh. Think they're size 43. Should I get them to resale? Too big for me.
     


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    Thought I would come back with nothing today, was pretty pissed the first two stores I hit gave me nothing (and I thought my car was giving my problems). Kicking myself right now because I had to pass on some things because I didn't know if there would be any interest (see below) and now am kind of regretting it. Also passed up a YSL suit that would fit me perfectly, but only because I was feeling cheap and didn't know if the $20 was worth it. I know it's not a Rive Gauche so I won't be flipping it, but it was Made in France and I think it's fairly new (also jacket fit me perfectly so between 36-38) from the tag. I finally go to a final goodwill, and pick up this jacket which I was hesitating on because I really liked the feel and colors, but I couldn't find any tags except for the name and really couldn't deduce what it's made out of (still can't).

    Then I remembered I had a new phone :slayer:. Googled this "Alfred Dunhill" fellow (sounded familiar) and apparently I've just picked up a pretty nice jacket. Like I said, couldn't find any tags or anything but it fits so I may not make this available. Can anyone give me more info (some of his stuff seems to retail at $800+, if so I may be hitting ebay for the first time in a while if I got lucky). Most of the searched I keep doing keep returning cigar and luxury good stuff.


    I also found this watch which I'm going to see if I can get cleaned up. It still works (it's mechanical and sprang right to life perfectly), it says Swiss made, but from what I can tell the guy was Swiss born, worked in Switzerland but opened a shop here? Can anyone help me out on this, trying to decide whether I want to keep it (gotta get it cleaned and a new face if so), and it looks like I might have to somehow contact this guy for the right face if I decide to keep it as I can only find info on the watch on their website (although this particular one isn't up there).

    http://www.swisschaletboulder.com/watches/swisschalet/

    Without further ado pics of some stuff I left and the pickups. Would like some veteran info on this beau brummell, I may have passed up a piece of history apparently -_-

    Chalet Watch:
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    The YSL. Thinking about going back and grabbing this, still don't have a gray pinstripe and it was pretty nice. $40 wouldn't be too bad if this was one of the better quality YSL (again, no Gauche level but was pretty well constructed, fully canvassed IIRC, etc.)

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    Finally, some mysteries:

    This Beau brummell. Apparently this guy is like an OG of dandyism? Anyone know a bit about recently made stuff? Was 99% wool and 1% poly something nylon. Took me a while to find the tag but I knew something was different by the feel of it.

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    Anyone know what this watch is? Gonna ask in the watch thread but I feel like I've seen the red hand before. Didn't pick it up but I think it'll still be there if I want it (or someone else is interested):

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    This tag is bothering me. It was on a really well made wool overcoat/jacket that was Made in Italy, but I couldn't tell the maker, probably should've taken a picture of the other tag, but it was some type of letter combination like c fg or c NG? I don't know but something keeps telling me to go back and get this
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    Got a few other things to trade that I'll try to get picks up of later. Also, really glad we had that Christian Dior / YSL convo. I didn't post but I was lurking and it definitely saved me from buying a likely unflippable CD shirt today. Was old, but definitely not Silver label (was a shirt with a Christian Dior on a white background), laughed in my head at the argument that was going on up here and left that thing on the racks.
     
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    The quality was certainly there, but man, oh man, was it awful. The pictures don't even do it justice. If I knew for certain there was someone on eBay that would buy it, I would in a hot second.
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Good grief!
     


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