The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. lastdonb

    lastdonb Senior member

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    The Zenella Platinums I picked up were marked 34 but had been let out to a 36, looks like those are still a 32.
     


  2. potemkin_city_limits

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    Its been a little while since I really went out thrifting but I did get a few really cool things this week.

    Today I found a really nice pair of cotton/cashmere Luciano Barbera navy pants with suspender buttons which was great.

    Last week I picked up a pair of Levis Vintage Clothing distressed chinos on sale for $50 from $350. I had the waist taken in and they fit great now.

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    This may not be everyones thing but I also got this hickory stripe chore jacket the other day which I had altered to fit a little better. I think I may have the pockets raised and the jacket slightly shortened in the next week or so as well.

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    This in London?
     


  4. SimonC

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    Yes.
     


  5. dblb48

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    I too grew up about an hour from there...where you from?
     


  6. GHo

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    holy cow. what are the odds.

    I grew up in Fairbank, IA, which is about 30 min NE of Waterloo (around the Oelwein area).

    How bouts you? I'm in Des Moines now. Are you around this area?
     


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    Would love to see pics of that Dunhill, even if someone's got dibs. Would love it even more if they fell through and it fit . Keep us posted on this please.

    I REALLY need help identifying the following coat. Something about the chain and the size marking is really, really familiar, it fits me amazingly, and it feels like it's pretty great quality. I can't tell if there's handwork on the pocket stitching or what, but please someone tell me they can identify this:

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    [​IMG] Chain near where the tag would've been.
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    [​IMG] Interior, I believe it's satin lining but I'm not sure.




    Pics of some recently available things here as well:

    Canali 16/41 a light periwinkle, hard to get the color in pics (Available):

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    Dolce & Gabanna Mainline Corduroy / Jeans (Italian size 52, Available). Bit of distressing and whatnot, look pretty unworn, still unhemmed:

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    Finally, dunno what this is but I'm feeling the navajo look:

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  8. GHo

    GHo Senior member

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    which one of you guys from MN is zelda58?
     


  9. toscano_adottato

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    New. With. Tags.

    I know I'll have a ton of PMs on these so bid early and bid often.

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    Lets get right to the highlight of my day.

    First Corneliani I've ever found. Charcoal Gray 3 Button Jacket Sz 46. No Pants to be found, but copped anyway.
    Didn't see anything else that may have been from the same donor, will return the next few days.
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    What are these?
     


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  13. capnwes

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    Same store as the Corneliani orphan, I found these two felt fedoras. I love these things.

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  14. acosbysweater

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    I magnified the page like 5 times and I have no idea what those are. If there are a brand held in high esteem, unless you're a pimp, you would probably only find two times in your life to wear one of those.
     
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  15. Digmenow

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    Okay, not a real thrift find but I learned last summer that my local Macy's marks the end of season stuff down to near thrift store prices. I picked up my electric blue D1 Docker chinos for $15 back then. Sure, they're not Bill's but they have proven quite serviceable.

    Anyhow, I have been searching for a non-acrylic cardigan in Small since early last fall. Cotton or wool. Didn't matter which. Solid colors were preferable but I would have taken most anything. I also liked those shorty shawl collar pullovers with the button latch at the throat.

    Alas, nothing...at least not moth eaten.

    So today, I dropped my BB surgeon cuff jacket off at a better tailor to get the cuffs adjusted to my length and realized that I hadn't been in the Macy's next door for several months. I sauntered back to the Men's department and found TWO racks of sweaters reduced to that magic price of $14.99. Oscar de la Renta so I wasn't too excited but they were cotton, solid navy (among other colors) and SMALL!

    Dig kopped!


    Here's some internet photos since I didn't have a photo op. The cardigan pic is exact while the pull over is as close as I could find...and it really sux! :lol:
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    This is mostly just a psa for anyone who might be similarly inclined.

    Carry on.
     
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