The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. MattR

    MattR Senior member

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    Lol. I sold those Lattanzis for $500 and the buyer neither felt gouged nor taken advantage of. He probably would've paid more and I probably would've taken less. It is what it is and I took my wife out for a nice dinner shortly thereafter. [​IMG]
    Spent an entire day out and ended up with 7 shirts and 2 cummerbunds, lol. On a positive note, ended up running into a trio of older vintage shop owners from another town that I'd met a few months ago and hitched a ride with them to a couple of of other spots (we were all on the same circuit, apparently).

    2x Andover Shop solid blue end-on-end w/ button-down collar shirt and blue & white striped spread collar shirt. Marked "16 x 33" & "16 1/2 x 33," respectively.

    1x Brioni green, purple, & white plaid spread collar shirt. Marked "M."

    2x Vintage LL Bean (cursive labels) green, red, & white plaid L/S shirt and khaki safari-type L/S shirt. Marked "M / 15 - 15 1/2" & (unmarked, but probably L or XL), respectively.

    1x RLPL solid white spread collar shirt. Marked "17."

    1x Ermenegildo Zegna brown, light blue, gray, & white striped spread collar dress shirt. Marked 15 1/2 / 39.

    2x Brooks Brothers cummerbunds in black & white houndstooth and black & white glen plaid - both suitable for weddings.

    Thanks! -M-
     
  3. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Nice shirt haul...I've yet to find an Oxxford shirt.
    WAIT!!! What are the measurements on the RLPL (before you mess it up!, I mean stretch it out....) [​IMG]
     
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    Brand New (with department store tags) Optimo of Chicago for Wilkes Bashford fedora in a rich dark brown felt. Wide-brimmed with an extra high crown. I think these hats retail for $595 and up.

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    hmm could possibly hit a lil jackpot today,found a nice little painting in oil,signed.only 6 by 9 inches.at least from 1933 because there was an inscription on the back as a present to someone as a baptism present dated 1933.mint condition.signature is faded might have to take this to a auction house and see whats what.
    edit...$40 bucks at goodwill

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    Today, I found a pair of Red Wing USA-made steel-toed boots for $9.99. They fit great, and I haven't had a decent pair of boots in a long time. That's all, but I also left a plain charcoal Hickey jacket that was like a 50R. Couldn't find any pants, but I suspect this could be used as a passable odd jacket because it's dark and plain. If there's anyone here that could make use of such a garment, I'll see if it's there next time I go back to that Goodwill.
     
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    I won't say anything about it then [​IMG]




    Haha, I never realized how badly this is shrunk until measuring. The length is 24.75" and the chest is 25.25"... yup, its wider than it is long.
     
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    [​IMG] Why couldnt it shirt in all directions the same.. Take some before and after pictures


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    A faded signature of someone we all might know??
     
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    WOW! [​IMG]

    That hat probably retailed for over $500. Their custom-made hats are the ones that can get out of hand real quick. I was in their store in Chicago 2 summers ago to get an old hat that I had custom made refurbished and reshaped to get more use out of it and was blown away. Optimo Hats is arguably the best hat store in the United States.

     
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    Pics and measurements?
     
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    I don't blame you But I understand how WGP feels.

    Nothing this week. I found two NFL throwback Eagles jackets, unused but Size 64. Passed.
     
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    I think it's all wrong for you. You should send it to me [​IMG]
     
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    I'll get some pic's & measurements up tomorrow when there's daylight. If anyone else would like pic's or measurements for any of the other shirts, let me know. Thanks! -M-
     
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    The pics on their website of the shop make it look awesome. I keep hearing about a $20K panama made by Optimo but don't know if my eyes could bear to look upon such a thing :happy:

    I'm leaving on vacation in a few days but will probably post for sale here or on eBay when I get back.
     
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    The $20K hat is a Panama hat ("Panama" hats are actually made Ecuador, but they were popularized by workers building the Panama Canal). My brother and I were in Ecuador 2 weeks before I went to Chicago to get that other hat refurbished. I purchased a Panama hat in Montecristi - the same village where the $20K hat was woven - for $250 from one of the hat-brokers there. The weave of mine wasn't as fine, but it was visually comparable and still the finest Panama hat that I've ever seen being worn anywhere.
     
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