The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. UncleCozy

    UncleCozy Senior member

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    Yeez, I'd be all over this if the shipping would smack me in the face. Those purple windowpane Inco's... Holy pantaloon-god!!! :worship2:
     


  2. GMMcL

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    Fight you for it? Or should we just do a three-way? I NEED dibs on those tan flat fronts. And blue. And black. And the Kiton. :paranoia:
     


  3. Jettison

    Jettison Well-Known Member

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    I think my original post got left behind waiting for moderation while contra codes were being discussed [​IMG].

    [Regarding the RLPL Cashmere overcoat...] All my questions still stand, too, if anyone would be kind enough to help.

    I was asked for measurements via PM, but I'm ashamed to say that I don't own a tape measure (cart before the horse, I know). Using a trusty 30cm ruler, however, it seems to be:

    23" armpit to armpit
    22" sleeve to shoulder
    23" shoulder to shoulder.

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    But if anything sounds horribly wrong about that it's probably my inept measurements.

    I'd happily sell/trade it here, but I think the cost of shipping to the US (UK here) would make that kind of pointless- this thing is big!

    However, if anyone thinks it's actually worthwhile to do so I'd be happy to, or else I'll try ebay...

    At the same time I picked up a couple of less fancy, but more useful shirts:

    TM Lewin- nothing special there, but it's 34". The only 34" shirt I've found, and it fits great.

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    Eton, with nice wide MOP buttons.

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    Plus a few ties from ebay- From left to right: 2x Zegna, 2x Thomas Pink, 2x Turnbull & Asser

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    (Apologies for crappy photos).
     
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  4. 330CK

    330CK Affiliate Vendor

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    I'm going to try them again in a bit now that my feet aren't swollen from walking all day, and with thinner socks. I will let you know if I decide to let them go.


    Don't worry - the 36 I had in mind for you anyway. Oxxford is a true 46.


    I'm going to exhaust all possibilities before I give them up. They're one of the items I spent a lot of money on (in relation to thrift prices) so even if I were to sell here, it would have to be for a lot more than one would expect. I'll probably be labeled a gouger.


    Pics below. I may be keeping the case. At least for a while - it needs some work and I like a project!


    If I had a nickle for every time I heard that...



    EDIT:

    All length measurements are BOC. Forgot to mention. Also, the HF I mentioned yesterday is a 38S, not a 36.

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    Barrie LTD. Wingtips
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    Brooks case
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    Ties
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    Baller Oxxford silk charcoal suit

    Chest: 44”
    Sleeves: 26”
    Shoulder: 18”
    Length: 32”

    Waist: 37” (1.25” to let out)
    Total length: 44.5”
    Inseam: 33” (4” to let out if cuffs taken out)
    Rise: 13”

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    Caruso sport coat

    3-roll-2, dual vent, very little shoulder padding
    Chest: 44”
    Sleeves: 27” (1” to let out)
    Shoulder: 19.5”
    Length: 32”


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    Oxxford sport coat

    Chest: 48”
    Sleeves: 26” (.5” to let out)
    Shoulder: 20”
    Length: 32”

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    Gitman Bros.

    Neck: 17”
    Chest: 52”
    Sleeves: 24.5”
    Shoulder: 21.5”
    Length: 33”

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    BB English made shirt – French Cuff

    Chest: 45”
    Sleeves: 33”
    Shoulder: 19/5”
    Length: 30”
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    HF blazer

    Chest: 40”
    Sleeves: 24”
    Shoulder: 17.5”
    Length: 30”

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    Zegna blazer

    No vent
    Chest: 48”
    Sleeves: 23.5” (3/4” to let out)
    Shoulder: 20.5”
    Length: 31”

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    a&f trench coat

    Chest: 45”
    Sleeves: 26.5”
    Shoulder: 20.5”
    Length: 42”
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  5. capnwes

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    Could you post another photo or two (or 10) of the inside if the Zegna! LOL ...gotta love that quirky photo tool.
     


  6. vexco

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    That Oxxford suit is bad-fucking-ass.
     


  7. darkmatter7

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    Does anyone know anything about "Antonio Basile, Le Collezioni"? I found a black overcoat, but it was cotton and priced high, so I left it behind. I've looked on ebay, and can't find much of anything, same thing with google.

    Also left behind a Ravazzolo sport coat. I didn't know enough about it, but it seemed very nice. Fabric was wool/silk/cashmere. It was double breasted, had peak lapels, and was unvented, so I decided to leave it.
     


  8. tben

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    There were a lot of things that I passed on today that were awesome, but the prices were relatively inflated so I passed. Therefore, I only picked up these two worthy items.

    Allen Edmonds Stoughton 7.5D
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    Vintage Burberry 100% Loro Piana Cashmere Blazer, Around a 48R-L
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    On another note, there was a Ferrari California and a Bugatti parked in front of the thrift store! [​IMG]
     


  9. Brianpore

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

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    Pics?? With the caption "How the 1% stay the 1%"
     


  10. tben

    tben Senior member

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    There is a line of stores on the street where the thrift is located so the possibility of the cars belonging to someone in one of those other stores is entirely possible. However, it was pretty funny. [​IMG]
     


  11. mexicutioner

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    um, were they shopping there, or were they DROPPING STUFF OFF????
     


  12. AndroFan

    AndroFan Senior member

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    The Goodwills I go to have loading/drop off in the back, and it's a "drive up and drop off", not a "park and leave the car" situation, so I'm guessing that's why he assumed they were shopping there.

    EDIT: Ah, I catch your drift...yes, if dropping off, HIT THAT STORE LIKE A MOFO IN THE COMING DAYS.

     
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  13. tben

    tben Senior member

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    I don't know if they were dropping stuff off or not. It's not out of the norm to see types of cars like those in this particular area, however. I am sure they were just in another store. It was just funny to see cars like this in front of a store where the not so wealthy were buying clothing.
     


  14. vinasity

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    Picked up these two interesting ties today!
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  15. Brianpore

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

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    Handled my first Drakes tie today at the SA. Beautiful $1.99, slim (around 3") nice champagne color with blue ink spots all over [​IMG]
     


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