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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. davesmith

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  2. GMMcL

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    :brick::facepalm::fu::cloud::butbut::uhoh::cry:

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  3. AndroFan

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    Thrift fit! Doing my best upr_crust impression today.

    Suit: Vintage Brooks Bros "346" 3/2 three piece suit (from circa 1970s, back when 346 was actually a good line). This thing is BALL-ER. Flannel, super heavy and ridiculously soft. Elegant. I don't typically have trad inclinations, but this thing rules. The vest may be too short - I honestly don't know, as this is the first three piece I've ever owned - but everything else about it feels like it fits right.
    Shirt: Brooks Bros slim fit
    Tie: Ben Silver
    Shoes: Allen Edmonds Park Avenue

    100% thrifted.

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  4. ChetB

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    ^^ Great suit, AndroFan! I have a few Brooks Brothers 346 flannel suits from that same era, including a three piece, and they are among my favorites.
     
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  5. Digmenow

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    I stopped in Marshall's today just to see if any Kiton suits had been marked down to $200. Not found.

    A thought occurred to me while I was there, however. When you come across a tie or shirt by Donald Trump, do you immediately think of Man of Lint?
     
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  6. Samuel Smith

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    damn - the middle right ones were calling out to me.... among others! someone jumped on that quickly then.

     


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    hahahahah the other day I saw a picture of Donald Trump, and thought to myself, "Hey it's Man of Lint!"

     


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    True enough.
    I got 8 or 9 PMs within about 30 minutes of posting.
    Between them, I figured the pants would all be taken so I was trying to work trades/sales and be equitable to those who responded in order.
    But I did try to respond to all who messaged. Sorry if I missed you.

    I'm still trying to figure out the best way to be fair to those looking to trade/buy without simply opening it up to the highest bidder, else they'd go straight to the bay.

    Thanks,
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    Great fit! The lapels might be getting a little wide, but your shoulders are pretty wide too. The waistcoat is not at all too short. Looks just right.
     


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    ^Hey Andro,
    What's wrong with right shoulder? Invest in a steam Rowenta and some linen ironing cloth dude.
     


  11. TheWGP

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    One store today.... it went, shall we say, well. This is why we thrift. ^^;

    All available.

    NWT Bills Khakis jeans size 38:
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    vintage Harris Tweed interesting pattern - untagged for size, but pit to pit is 24. 3 roll 2:
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    Chester Barrie for Barneys suit, size 40 - only downside: unvented & pleated. It is, however, available.
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    I'm a little :FU: right now because I also had a Pal Zileri jacket, tweed-ish feeling, that was wool & silk and about my size - and I laid it down for a minute and managed to COMPLETELY FORGET TO BUY IT - nobody else took it, it's probably still there on the rack where I laid it, I just didn't take it to the register. :brick: It was only like 3 bucks, too.

    There was also an unvented Zegna suit, which I didn't get because they wanted $30 for it - I may be proxying it for someone, but if he backs out I'd be happy to proxy at cost+ship for someone else. :) Size 54 IT (or was it 56?) hrmm.

    Anyway, shirts & sweaters were 100% bare, and the color indicates this was put out last week, so I'm wondering if one of you other guys beat me there to some stuff? ;) ick578 do tell more about that suit you found! :)
     


  12. wcl

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    Went to one of my every other time stops today and it was packed. All of the clothes were a quarter. Place was pretty much cleaned out, but lots of suits left. And there were two awesome Yale Co-op suits dated from the late 60's I think. Problem is I had no cash on me. :fu: None. And it was a $5 minimum CC purchase. I ransacked my car and managed to find .09 cents :violin: . Ah well.

    At another stop I did find some Royal Tweed Custom grade captoes and some awesome Polo braces in what feels like a calvary twill.
     


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    Yale coop used a variety of makers, some of them sucked. Not a big loss unless you have an emotional connection to GCY.
     


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    Any 42x24.5's out there? Just saw some gorgeous Samuelsohn flannels. I was heartbroken to see a Golden Fleece navy blazer riddled with moth holes. Put it back next to the Andover Shop blazer in the same condition.
     


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    Samuelsohn makes capris now?
     


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