The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    Oh yeah, I have noticed that they are often rude. My brother was so peeved off when one flipper guy rolled a cart on his foot and did not apologize.

    I saw a couple of pro flippers hitting a store nearby, both of them female probably middle aged. The store arranged shirts on small racks one behind the other (there were about 4 aisles of shirts) and they had a brilliant scheme which was to park the cart inbetween the racks facing north south (with racks going east west). Simplest way to stop people picking, block two whole rows. While they amused themselves with shirts, I amused myself in the sport coat / suit section and found a recent Giorgio Armani Black Label Sport Coat and a Zegna Mainline Cashmere Overcoat. I also picked up a Dunhill runway type bomber jacket. I felt like walking by and saying "check what you two morons just missed out on" :laugh:.
     


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    Klobber Senior member

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    ... double post :facepalm:
     
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  3. Pawz

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    Some cheese with your whine?

    I've a feeling some of us SFer's feel entitled to the better thrift finds, hence the crying when someone else gets them.
     


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    In good time my friend, in good time. I am trying to build suspense! But in all seriousness I haven't really looked over anything yet. Sizes will be coming with pictures later.
     


  5. tben

    tben Senior member

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    This! (Shakes Fist). However, I have no complaint. They are usually nice people and aren't interested in the same types of things I am.

    Plus, I am young and non-threatening looking. So these people usually see me camped in the suit rack, come up to me and ask, how cute are you looking for a suit for your first college internship interview?! I am not going to be like "no, I just snagged these three Zegna's from under your nose. What now!" I just smile and nod.
     
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    Pics! Pics! Pics!
     


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    330CK Affiliate Vendor

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    Anybody's woman a 7.5B? Found these Ralph Lauren Collection heel boots:

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    If they won't fit anyone's woman here, I'll probably keep them as a glass slipper of sorts, as I think they're awesome.
     


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    Oh, tben, if you want to build suspense, you do it like this:


    (I kid, but I'm also looking forward to seeing the epic post.)
    I'm also interested in seeing the size on the Zanellas.
     


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    Apparently these are on par with Kiton and Isaia?
     


  10. Klobber

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    Dunhill reserved for a member here, it is way too small for us bigger chaps.
    Zegna cashmere jacket / overcoat, size was 54, I can take pics ;).

    I PM / reply to your message later tonight in regards to our awesome trade :)
     
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  11. tben

    tben Senior member

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    Not so epic finds. [​IMG] But good enough for me for one store.

    x2 BB French cuff shirts 15.5-32 & 15.5-33 Made in the USA, woven in Italy
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    x2 Pendleton Made in the USA, one is authentic tartan-I don't know if that means anything, Size Medium Long/Tall
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    Zanella Plainum for Neiman Marcus 32/28 1.5" cuff (Navy)
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    I've had a dry spell recently, so I was really pleased to pick up these Lattanzi hand-welted loafers earlier today. They're marked a 9.5 which I think must be a UK size, and they only seem to have been worn a couple of times (but stored without trees). My head spins when I think about how these ended up where they did:

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    I picked up 2 pairs of Allen Edmonds today at Ye Olde GW. Park Avenue's and McAllister's. PA's are 8 1/2 D. McA's are 10 A. Toooo small for my 11 or 11.5. Available. Also a cool Pendleton Hat made in USA. It too is available.

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    Speaking of finds for the women, I forgot to mention that I picked up a pair of vintage Balenciaga "hand crafted" black heels. They were an 8 1/2 AA and my wife is a 7 1/2 A, so I wasn't sure if they would fit. Turns out that they did. It's nice to be the good guy every once and a while (for only $7.49). [​IMG]

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