The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. ledude

    ledude Well-Known Member

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    Funny you should mention that, I was just gonna try and find some MOP buttons and thick thread to do that with. I have a few double-cuffed shirts that could use something like this; I like to wear the cuffs nested rather than back-to-back for more casual applications, 'cause you get basically a barrel cuff with extra snazz.
     


  2. JChance

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    A few pieces found over this past week, all available before posting on B&S and eBay. Like New condition = worn 1-3 times max.

    Vintage SULKA Tan overcoat tag size 50 in Excellent condition, very few light discoloration spots (appears as a different lighting of tan, they are not stains), not easy to notice from more than 3 feet away
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    Like-New ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA White shirt, Button Cuff, tag size 41-16, Large. Dried clean once with very faint writing inside.
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    Like-New ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA Blue shirt, Button Cuff, tag size 41-16, Large.
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    Like-New ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA White shirt, French Cuff, tag size 42-16.5, Large
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    Like-New HICKEY FREEMAN White shirt, Button Cuff, tag size 16.5-35. Dried clean once with writing inside, not visible when worn.
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    Like-New HICKEY FREEMAN Light Blue shirt, Button Cuff, tag size 16.5-35. Dried clean once with writing inside, not visible when worn.
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    Like-New Stripes CHARLES TYRWHITT shirt, Button Cuff, tag size 16.5-35, 42-89 cm. Dried clean once.
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    Like-New Stripes HILDITCH & KEY for Saks Fifth Avenue shirt, French Cuff, tag size 17 Long (L). Dried clean once with writing inside collar.
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    NWOT JOHN VARVATOS USA Floral Prints Light Blue Teal Shirt, tag size XXL, bent collar (does not seem to straighten out)
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    Measurements of Shoulder 19.75" and Chest 24.25"

    Like-New JOHN VARVATOS mainline Light Blue shirt, Button Cuff, tag size 42-16.5. Fabric "120's 2 ply cotton", Made in Italy.
    A NWT Brooks Brothers 346 Black V-Neck Sweater in Large, 88% Merino Wool, 10% Nylon, 2% Spandex
    A few more Ermenegildo Zegna pieces in Excellent condition: khaki chino in 34W, blue corduroy in 38W, jeans (Zegna Sport) in 40W. A pair of pleated Zanella for Dan Newell in 32W, charcoal birdeyes.
    A Like-New Robert Graham shirt for Ebay.

    Passed on quite a few interesting pieces, including a Lanvin SC with some Chinese characters inside (I took it as its fake, lol, though tag looks real), a Hickey Freeman Collection SC in Super 110's Loro Piana, Givenchy Blazer + Vest but no sight of pants, a pair of Canali jeans, a Burberry London shirt with label looking really old and unfamiliar. Will post some more pants later.
     
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  3. Madroaster

    Madroaster Well-Known Member

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    One of the SAs I go to plastic-tags through the yoke on all shirts, but only when they get a new, lazy employee. Management is pretty quick to stop it, but not before it's ruined a few racks of shirts. I find about 75% of the time the tag breaks a couple threads; after that, the shirt can't survive a wash. But when the fibres aren't broken, then yes--the holes do generally close up just fine.
     


  4. Larson McCord

    Larson McCord Senior member

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    How can you tell that a shirt has only been dry cleaned one time?
     


  5. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    I was just thinking the same thing, debating whether or not to ask.
     
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  6. GMMcL

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    In between errands, I hit a couple of local shops yesterday and today. No huge scores, but I did pick up three recent E. Zegna shirts in the 15.5 size range. Two have a white-on-white woven windowpane patter, and the other has a self-stripe pattern. The two windowpane shirts are french cuff, the other barrel cuff. Each is tagged 15.5 x 39, but measure 15.25 x 23 (shoulder to cuff). 18" shoulders, 22" pit to pit. Real MOP buttons, but the slimmer kind; not like the big beefy ones I found a couple of weeks ago.

    They're too small for me and so are available. They will hit B&S etc. in the next week or so. They need "the method," but if folks want to make offers as is, happy to consider.

    I also found a sweet lavender with dark purple and blue polka dot/geometric pattern tie from Bloomies that I'm keeping. Pics if I get a chance before my biz trip.
     


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    Holy crap! I have nearly the same bag, and just assumed the original color was what it was supposed to look like. I'm doing THIS!

    Oh, also, yesterday my Dad -- a retired apparel exec -- gave me some of his workhorse suits and trousers to sell. I haven't sorted through all of it yet, but it will all be in the 48R/L x 42 x 31 range (possibly one or two 46, possibly one or two 50). Mostly Abboud and Armani, but a couple of Val MTMs (that I have to decide whether I want to keep for posterity/weight gain). PM me if you're interested and give me a sense of what you're looking for and I can get you deets and pics.
     


  8. Klobber

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    You are on my "hit with a PM soon" list. I have got a bit of a stockpile at home, I will look at our last PM, go through your sizes listed and play a mix and match game with my stuff, whatever missing, trade plus bonus $$$. Whetever works ;)



    Heartbreak - why such short sleeves!? That is just mean of Borrelli and Cucinelli to do that :(
     


  9. JChance

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    Shirt stiffness, amount of staining, yellowing on shirts (collar, sleeve, pit), fabric piling and dry cleaner tag/marker of name can give away a lot IMO
     


  10. AndroFan

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    Yes, but once, with that much of certainty? That's certainly not a claim I'd ever be willing to make in a listing, though I'm admittedly very conservative in my descriptions.

     


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    Well, some of the white shirts came NWT but seen some yellowing around the collar (prob been tried on a few times), so I did some soaking in Oxyclean. So i'd called it "Preowned, but like-new condition" :embar:
     


  12. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Oh, dude...I dunno, you've got to be careful how you list things. I received a couple of NWOT! items this year; one had a dry cleaning tag, the other had been hemmed.
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    That looks sweet ! Good job . Glad you like !
     


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    Now I feel less bad screwing the pooch and missing out on this one...it went to someone whose restoration abilities far surpass mine. Well done man.

     


  15. Typhoid Jones

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    Very nice! I've got a vintage pair of Alden captoe workboots that I need to do something major like that to. Previous owner CAKED ON black dye and wax paste over the original oxblood color. WTF!?!

     
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