The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    No expert, but same here. Could be worn as a SC, but the pattern is a bit muted, so it'd be hard to carry. Also, the "Capi" on the back **might** stand for the "drop." (Though "Capi" in Italian means "heads" according to Google translate) Sorry.
     


  2. matty long legs

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    I ran across 20 Structure ties yesterday at one thrift. All god awful. From what I remember Structure was bought by Express. I still wear a Structure jacket I bought in 8th grade (I'm 26 now). It's simple, lightweight, black wool that's perfect for 40-50 degree weather.
     


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    I remember Structure. They were really big in the late 90's-early 00's. I'm with Matty Long Legs. I think they were bought out by Express. The local mall's Express store is where the old Structure store was and they kept the columns out in front of the store and basically kept the whole store design.
     
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  4. Achilles_

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    I'm selling my droid razr maxx on craigslist (and on SF, but no interest at all :( ) I got an email from a guy who says he is in Georgia and wants to buy it. I will only deal locally, I am too worried about them filing a paypal case after I ship the item. Thought you gents might enjoy reading the scam :laugh:


    "Thanks for your reply,i am located in Chastworth city in GEORGIA ,i
    really need to buy this and send to my son schooling outside the state
    as a Birthday gift .I have been trying to buy this on eBay but its so
    very stressful buying on eBay.I will offer you $500 so as
    to close the deal as soon as possible.I will be paying through PAYPAL because i
    have a verified account with PayPal.So kindly get back with your
    PayPal email address so i can make payment into your PayPal
    account.Once payment clears,shipment will be handled by me through my
    personal FedEx account, so you don't have to pay for shipment. Get
    back to me if my approval is granted.I would like to seethe pictures
    please.
    Thanks.."
     


  5. capnwes

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    Our Structure was always connected to Express. IIRC they shared the same space and you could cross from one to the other without reentering the main mall area. A while back it just became "Express for Men"
     


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    He probably means Chastworth Chatsworth, NIGERIA.
     


  7. GMMcL

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    I only ever had two Structure items. One is a heavy-duty, very well constructed navy blue wool CPO shirt with real horn buttons, flap pockets -- the works. It still looks brand new (no pilling) after more than a dozen years, and is neither billowy nor so slim as to be clingy. And warm as ALL getout. I still wear it as SW&D on the cold dog days of Northeast winters -- so, needless to say, it's sat entirely unloved in my closet all year.

    The other was a pair of brown striped wool trousers that I outgrew well before the end of their useful life.

    Apropos of nothing: Whereforearthou Klobber?
    [Insert Klobber signal here]
     


  8. Achilles_

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    Sigh, I wonder how many people fall for this type of scam?
     


  9. Samuel Smith

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    way more than is necessary. especially in the 'elderly' bracket :/
     


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    Nice, it sounds too good to be true indeed. Ow, the internetz...
     


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    Lunch Thrift turned out to be a pants extravaganza, yielding 15 pairs of Zanellas (sz 34).....sadly no unicorns (but only double pleated at most).... a nice mix of fabrics, colors and patterns. I guess this week I shall find out first hand how big a pain in the arse selling pants is.

    Also picked up two pairs of Hanover cap-toe with a kinda western stitching across the toe. One black one reddish brown like these. Only I won't be asking $200
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-50s-Mad...?pt=US_Mens_Vintage_Shoes&hash=item3cc3411dcc



    Photos later.
     
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    Found a new boutique for "higher end" used clothes (should be called "Still Shit But Higher Than Goodwill Prices - SSBHTGP)

    Anyway - came across a Santorelli suit (from Saks I think) made with Zegna Traveller Cloth. Really soft gray herringbone (42R). Is this flippable for any sort of profit? Or is there any potential interest here?

    The interwebs haven't come up with much.
     


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    Your'e right, I missed that one.....just offered him $250. [​IMG]
     


  15. Achilles_

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    How much does it cost? I have been lucky with items made with zegna cloth (coppley)

    Is the suit modern looking? Flat front pants, non-dated lapels, double vents, etc
     


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