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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. Brianpore

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

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    Now a size/measurements would help with the Rubinacci. [​IMG]
     


  2. KObalto

    KObalto Distinguished Member

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    Yes, a very good price if new.
     


  3. Nataku

    Nataku Distinguished Member

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    Hit this store hard for the next few weeks!
     


  4. 330CK

    330CK Affiliate Vendor

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    Hit me up if any of that is a 38R and you want to pass it along...
     


  5. Fueco

    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    I almost didn't find my best score today... I didn't see the pathetic selection of men's shoes on my way into the store (they have two aisles of women's shoes and about 8 square feet of men's). I found a couple of nice casual shirts (nothing that would interest people here, I'm sure), and a pair of capris for my wife (Prana and in like-new condition).

    When I headed up to checkout, I spotted a few pairs of men's shoes. I checked the ones that appeared to be in my size and found a pair of Prada dress shoes with buckle. They're a touch scuffed up, but I think they just need some polish and they'll be fine for normal wear. These do appear to be 100% genuine, and are just like the ones in the following Ebay listing:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRADA-12101...-BLACK-US-7-5-550-/150766195126#ht_3426wt_747
     


  6. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Distinguished Member

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    Found a pair of Imperials today with the original sole, v-cleat and all. These things probably haven't been worn for the last 25 years.
     


  7. Patrologia

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    Assuming this isn't one of us trolling as a beginner, what an outstanding first post. Thrifting based on quality, followed by doing your own research, followed by a haul good enough that that's what makes me wonder if you're real, followed by a question worthy of the attention of the group. Not that I can answer it, I'll leave that to whoever is the resident Brioni expert. But I had to congratulate the post. Also the haul!
     


  8. Fueco

    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    Yes, outstanding first post... It certainly pays to have at least a passing familiarity with good brands when you walk into a thrift shop.

    I still base a lot on how it feels though and at how worn it is.

     


  9. 330CK

    330CK Affiliate Vendor

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    What size?
     


  10. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Distinguished Member

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    8.5C. I'll post before/after pictures once I'm done working with them.
     


  11. shadesofbeige

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    Sorry for the [​IMG] but if anyone was interested in the damaged double breasted Gieves & Hawkes I posted yesterday, I just measured it and, despite the tag reading "40 Regular," it has a 46" chest and 20" shoulders. So if any of you bigger guys are interested in a unique project suit, get at me and it's yours for cheap.
     


  12. noob in 89

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    Well, it's good to hear they actually exist. This was the second winter I earmarked some money, only to find they can't be bought online, or apparently anywhere, save NY or London.
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    Also, WELCOME TO STYLE FORUM! :laugh: :facepalm:
     
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  13. AndroFan

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    Ugh, all near misses today. Had to drop off a friend at the airport so checked out a nearby place I'd only been to once before really quickly..

    • First jacket on the rack: Gorgeous recent (pristine tag) Canali grey with red plaid (definitely an SC not an orpha). Moth holes in one sleeve. [​IMG]
    • Further down the racek: gorgeous black Corneliani 3 button jacket - orphan [​IMG]
    • Super vintage wild colored 100% linen (it had to be) Brooks Bros red, blue, tan plaid SC. This thing was pretty wild...70s colors, but not 70s styling, reasonable width lapels: too many pulls in the linen
    • Recent Ted Baker London grey with pinstripe jacket: stains and orphaned
    • Nice cream colored Hugo Boss suit: hole in the sleeve
    • Versace sport casual button down shirt with Medusa head embroidery on the breast pocket and awesome Medusa head metal buttons: 1 sleeve button missing, one front button missing (considered getting this one, but finding replacement buttons would be expensive/not worth it probably, and with all Versace, there's a distinct possibility it was fake too) [​IMG].

    So, walked out totally empty handed. Lame.
     


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    I definitely will be.
    Bummed to be heading out of town most of this week!
     


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    The rule of this board is pics or it didn't happen. Welcome.
     


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