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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. ilikethelights

    ilikethelights Senior member

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    You just gotta learn some shortcuts. Enough years of living in that area has taught me how to get around but then again since I moved to the other side of the highway I haven't driven through much.
     


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    The pants and jacket fit OTR? Excellent find. (I figured you had 5 navy suits in your size from all your escapades)


    True, but after going through there during rush hour I just avoided it. My wife used to live near the warehouse district, I found that university was never a good idea, but the next street across 35W was usually open (forget the name)
     


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    Nope, I'm pretty thin, so most stuff doesn't fit. I was just commenting on the fabric, construction, details (surgeons cuffs), etc.
     


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    Wow... Every damn day...
     


  6. Achilles_

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    Ah, glad to hear you scored something for yourself then.



    Details on LB pants and belts? :D
     
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    Yeah. I NEVER find belts. It's getting a little frustrating. Only one I found was an LL Bean, and when I got home it was cracked. I have the crappiest belts on SF.
     


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    The thrift gods are a funny, fickle group. I went back to the store where I found the Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece suit and the orphan coat. I was determined to do a better job of tossing the store to be certain that the gray pants to the orphan really were not in the store. I even searched the winter coat rack. Nada. I cruised the tops of the racks for shoes but saw nothing of interest other than a pair of shoes for SWMBO that were made in Spain (Turns out they sell them at J.C.P. for around $40. meh) and a color she currently does not own. Then I took one last turn in the shirt aisle. Sitting among all of the square toed shoes, I saw leather soles.

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    Priced as marked today. They fit but don't ask me what size they are. I'm guessing they are Peal & Co.

    Dig is stoked.
     
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  9. Samuel Smith

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    sexy laces.
     
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    Nice find Dig! Peal & Co is just a name now, bought by BB to rebrand other makers shoes for them. I'd guess Alfred Sargent, but I'm no expert.
     


  11. Brianpore

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

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    I would compete for that title for use. I can never find 28-30" belts, even at the stores (not that I'm going to pay retail for them anyway)
     


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    I only recently found my first belts... a somewhat beat up but usable walnut leather by Coach, and an unworn navy & red surcingle from Coach. They're like shoes, very rare to find any that are well made, and even more rare to find one that's not destroyed.
     


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    Very true. I usually don't venture past Lake Calhoun on Lake St. unless it's absolutely necessary.
    Yeah, the workers mentioned a large sale all weekend. A big tag sale one day and a book sale another day. Made me feel a little better about leaving town this weekend.
    Thanks again! Hope to meet up again next time we're down here! Our schedule this trip is pretty hectic.
     


  14. Brianpore

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

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    Now I'm going to 100% without a doubt, no questions asked, have my first pair of Shells! [​IMG]
     


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    A few small finds today. I have to do this everyday to open the door for Darkmatter7s crazy stupid awesome post.


    Gieves & Hawkes Windowpane, by HF....3 broken cuff buttons...no big deal.
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    Older HF Charcoal Glenplaid
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    Local Tailor for Local Hanover shop, 3PC Gray Pinstripe.
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