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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. SpooPoker

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    That looks like a pretty generic MII tag., not sure if you can deduce who made it by that... .
     
  2. capnwes

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    I was just busting you guys' balls a bit. Its pretty much the same as here. Except apparently there was an equal trade made ...Jos A Bank for Britches. Those things are everywhere, like cockroaches. I did pick up a few things, but man it is very difficult to thrift with a massive hangover.

    Toscano_adottato, whats up with that SA on Balls Ford? Is that a brand new store? It was really nice inside, like a department store. I think they care a little to much, which was reflected slightly in the pricing. Not way too much, but a little higher than normal.
     
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    Spoo, that Davies & Son is fantastic!
     
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    Spoo, you thrift now?
     
  6. AndroFan

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    Nah it's been around go quite some time... They just really take good care of it. I've had some pretty great hauls from that location. Price is actually pretty typical for the stores in the area, and suits are a bit less than at the goodwills in the area. You've got to remember, this is a pretty high cost area. There are definitely some smaller non-gw/sa shops that are way cheaper, though the quality tends to be less great.


    Oh, and I got some shit yesterday that might make you eat those "nova sucks" words. :D

    Deets later, have errands to run.
     
  7. DeadBoy

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    Hit up a store I'd never been to yesterday, always fun. Couple of middling items for eBay, and this thing, for which I humbly request the help of

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  8. caseyfud

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    remember to spoiler the photos next time you quote something like this
     
  9. Manofstyle85

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    I miss the days when my Hugo Boss used to go for $70-$150, now my Zegnas don't even go for that much. That was just last year, folks.
     
  10. Nataku

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    ^^ I hear ya. Amazing how a mere 6-7 months can affect something. My used Boss suits averaged about $110 each. Now I'm lucky to get $40 unless it's super recent and mint.
     
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  12. Manofstyle85

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    Not sure what happen, in my part of the country I don't see the big stuff so often and I used to do well with the middle and lower end stuff. Last year around this time I sold a Hugo boss (42R) navy blazer for $177 with over 30 watchers, last week I found the same model in 38R and I couldn't even get $80 for it, grrrrr.
     
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    Lately I feel like I could list a $20 bill and would happy to get $10 for it. Seasonality or a dip in the 'market'?
     
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    The jacket fits really good, though I think the jacket, the sleeves, and the pants all need to be shortened (order of importance: pants>sleeves>jacket)
    And for it to work with those sweet sneakers(they're real cool) I think the pants could be tapered (a little) aswell
     
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    Anyone want these AE Hillcrest for cost plus shipping? 9 1/2 D

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    I might have made a mistake in buying this thing. If it's a flop though, I'm not out much. It's a nice piece but needs work. One button is loose (button and backing button are intact) and the seam sealer is showing through, as I've seen a lot with outdoor/backpacking garments of this age as well. Not sure if there's a fix or to call it "patina".

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    Yeah, I don't get it. Ties for some reason are not now. Last year I couldn't get over $20 for a recent Zegna or Talbott BOC. Just sold a BOC for $60+ and recent Zegnas for $30-$50. Crazy!
     
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    I disagree on the jacket... The shoulders are too big and it's causing the wrinkling under the arms.

    I'm seeing the opposite. Maybe it's just that I started taking much better pictures, but suits / SC's are selling better for me. That nailhead Canali I put up last week sold at the BIN for $125 which I wasn't expecting. The Versace tie I found still hasn't sold and I have a bunch of Zegna's up that haven't sold for a while now.
     
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    Exams are impending, so no thrifting for me. Already planning a thrift-trip to London for afterwards though, which should be fun.

    Heads up for the small guys- 5 T&A shirts in a slim 14.5 have just gone up on ebay, £15 each. Arms a tad too short for me: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320914595...AX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_742wt_1270


    Also, something I've been pondering for the past couple of days-

    Eazye- how did you get that desk home on a bike?
     
  19. kindofyoung

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    totally missed the wrinkling, only looked above and underneath where the wrinkling was [​IMG] (if you put one finger sideways over the wrinkly part you'll probably agree that it's looks good-fitting [​IMG])
     
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    You know how people say that what you imagine is always worse than reality? Well, in this case it's the opposite.
     
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