The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    Do you enjoy re-visiting your old clothes in the thrift store? I was there today, and all I could find of any value was a sportcoat I donated two weeks ago. I admired it again and wished it luck
     
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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Picked up a vintage US Navy peacoat today. From what I've been able to find it's probably ca. 1950s. Needs some stiching to the collar and a dry cleaning and it should be good to go.
     
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    af1snaikboi Senior member

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    Most of you must not be from NY, all of the stores here are picked dry it seems
     
  4. otc

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    I picked up a black brooksease jacket yesterday for $35. It was a little more than I would have wanted to pay (and I didn't have a huge interest in black) but the fit was amazing and condition looked mint other than some tearing in the sleeve lining.

    It is clearly an orphan but I think it could be made to work as a jacket (would I need to switch the buttons?). I also thought it wouldn't be so hard to find a pair of brooksease pants since they are sold as separates but it looks like they do not make them in black now and I didnt see any used ones on ebay.
     
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    Two scores this week.

    1. A. Testoni wingtips from Yoox for $265. Not sure of list price but it's gotta be at least twice that.
    2. Barbour Border jacket from Aaron's of Eastham for $245 (reg. $389).

    Having now bragged to an appreciative audience, I feel that the transactions are complete!
     
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    Thrifting has been really shitty around here lately. Yesterday I found out there was going to be a Children's hospital benefit garage sale today (one of those HUGE ones that are held in a big, open building. This one was held in a hockey arena). It was about the size of your average thrift shop. Got up at 5:45 and got there about 6:30. $3 admission, $30 price tag (it was in their "boutique" section, plus 1/2 an hour waiting in line to get in got me this: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Too bad summers almost over.....but there's always next year! Got some workhorse Orvis shirts as well. There wasn't that much else there, but I feel some other guys may have snatched stuff up before I got a chance to look. A bunch of Hamilton custom shirts and BB stuff.
     
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    i found a kiton 7 fold in a thrift store for .50 cents I sold it for $150 that was probably my best find.
     
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    My 'only' find during the week was a decent pair of black captoes with the slightest hint of broguing, but I got them home and took a better look and found they were Edward Greens [​IMG]

    Two trips out this today - one in the morning to a three-weekly thrift. Some old bespoke but nothing in my size (very cool mohair suit though), but I picked up a pair of RTW Foster & Sons black Oxfords to flip.

    This afternoon I did a shortened version of my usual loop. Little of note - the only items that spring to mind were a pair of RLPL shoes (marked Made in England, and with lasted shoe trees, but very lightweight construction - unlined in the heel), but at £65 a bit much, and two brand new Ballantyne cashmere sportcoats, but expensive and too short in the sleeve for me.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thrifting has been really shitty around here lately. Yesterday I found out there was going to be a Children's hospital benefit garage sale today (one of those HUGE ones that are held in a big, open building. This one was held in a hockey arena). It was about the size of your average thrift shop. Got up at 5:45 and got there about 6:30. $3 admission, $30 price tag (it was in their "boutique" section, plus 1/2 an hour waiting in line to get in got me this:

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    That's a nice coat, and I bet it's one of those hard-to-photograph patterns that look even better in person.
     
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    My best purchase was a Ghurka Cavalier IV at a Value Village for $9.95. It was vintage in a tattersall pattern treated canvas with leather trim in near perfect condition. I ended up getting rid of it as my trips are really short. I rarely ever have more than a carry on, but it was a great deal. If you haven't seen the vintage tattersall pattern I found in on a ghurka backpack listed on ebay.


    Ghurka Cavalier IV
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    ghurka backpack in the older tattersall pattern in treated canvas
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  11. The Deacon

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    At Goodwill today, three pairs of wingtips. Black bal shortwing J&M Optima, Banana Republic greyish tan blucher shortwings, Nettleton light tan longwings 9EEE. All in very good to excellent shape. Total was $9.
     
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    At Goodwill today, three pairs of wingtips. Black bal shortwing J&M Optima, Banana Republic greyish tan blucher shortwings, Nettleton light tan longwings 9EEE. All in very good to excellent shape. Total was $9.
    Nice, mine is not nearly that cheap.

    Yesterday I picked up a pair of captoe bostonians in a really dark (burgandy?) brown for $9. Not the nicest things in the world but I am trying to grow my shoe collection with more brown shoes and they fit great and were practically unworn (they are full leather soles). I also grabbed 2 shirts from J. Crew and Alfani mainly because I really liked the colors (quality wise they are nothing special...the alfani has a nice slim fit to it).

    Today I picked up a brooks brothers blue blazer. It's a very BB 3-roll-2 with brass buttons. $10 with some pants (they were BB but from a different line and clearly a different fabric and significantly smaller size). I let her keep the pants to resell in exchange for the wooden hanger it was on.
     
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    That's a nice coat, and I bet it's one of those hard-to-photograph patterns that look even better in person.
    Yep, 'tis that. This may end up being for sale though, as the arms are a bit short and there's not much more material to be let out....
     
  14. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    My best purchase was a Ghurka Cavalier IV at a Value Village for $9.95. It was vintage in a tattersall pattern treated canvas with leather trim in near perfect condition. I ended up getting rid of it as my trips are really short. I rarely ever have more than a carry on, but it was a great deal. If you haven't seen the vintage tattersall pattern I found in on a ghurka backpack listed on ebay.


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    ghurka backpack in the older tattersall pattern in treated canvas
    [​IMG]


    Very nice. I think 'houndstooth' is what you're after rather than tattersall.
     
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    Someone dropped a bunch of Brooks Brothers jackets at my local thrift. I picked up a nice BB camel hair jacket for $5.99. Anyone know when Brooks stopped doing 2 button cuffs?
     
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