The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    I keep a number of threads that are meaningful to me in a special thread linked to my ~Dig~ signature at the bottom of my posts.

    He breaks it down quite well and illustrates his points as he goes. I try to keep these 'sliders' in mind when I dress.

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    By "beginners," I think Vox is casting a pretty wide SF net, too. ALong the lines of "not Spoo or Vox." I exaggerate, of course...just saying I think there's a lot of ideas and inspirations in that thread for veterans, too, not just chumps like me. Helps me set the filter at thrift stores and reset the priority list of next-to-buy.
     
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    The funny thing (from what I understand) is a lot of the old timers think Spoo has stuff to fix (I blame his socks and his pocket squares ;) )

    Then again, Spoo has nothing bespoke, (due to time constraints) so maybe comparing him to Vox or Manton isn't exactly fair. Just my .02

    For the record, I like how Spoo dresses.
     
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    Well, not defending Spoo or the old timers, but I have two observations:
    1) Like Dig acknowledged in his fit critique of me, earlier, we all have real world constraints in what we can wear, where and when. Strict trad is probably where we all wish to go, but if we got to that place and lived there, we'd be bored or mocked.
    2) Vox used Spoo pix in that thread as examples of "good," too, if I recall

    Spoo, you're accessible -- you don't put yourself on a throne -- and yeah, you've got self-serving reasons to be everyone's pal...who'd buy from you if you weren't? :) But your lack of arrogance, at least dealing with the likes of me, and willingness to help n00bs makes you a folk hero, heh. And hell, if I could dress like Spoo, I'd be in a lot better place than where I am now.

    Plus Spoo's gotten my back a couple times when some DB's have attacked me elsewhere on SF. I got ya back, brotha.
     
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    Double-breasteds? Douche bags? Inquiring minds want to know.
     
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    Decent day today, I think. Maybe that's just because it's sunny and warm again. Got the following, all available:

    - T.M. Lewin half-lined linen SC, 38R

    - Aquascutum (made in England) DB charcoal w/ red stripe suit, 38R (almost certainly from the same donor)

    - Ashford & Brooks striped tie

    EDIT: Pics forthcoming... just didn't put them in this post to avoid it being stuck in SF post purgatory

    Also, I recall some larger folks talking a while back about Canali stuff... well I passed on a pair of green Canali trousers, waist size 37, and a blue striped Canali shirt, sized EU42. I'd be willing to go back and proxy if there's any interest.
     
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    Hmm I hope I didn't make it sounds like Spoo fits have been unappreciated. I am more thinking of (I think it was ) iammatt and his posts, and how he was making fun of WAYWRN as it was.


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    Speaking of left behinds, damn! My favorite hangout had a 60R (EU) Canali wool houndstooth jacket (Brown w/black and red hounds teeth) today and a fistful of aquascutum shirts in 16-ish sizes. Found a fully lined pair of linen pants that I think are going to fit (my first full lined) Hand Tailored by Pierre (or Jacques or some French name)...along with 2 BB Chinos and some Armani Collezioni summerweight wool pants that were all right. Maybe pix later; however, I don't think mexicutioner will think this "amazing find" will rise to the level of hitting me with a unicorn .png.

    I also have been passing on this Barney's "Alpacuna: Contains No Vicuna" black houndstooth coat that I've almost bought just to post pix of. If it's there the next time I go and it fits me, maybe I'll buy it. I think the thing is, it's got some alpaca content (no vicuna!) but at least one label's been cut out and my tailor would have to patch up a couple rips (not frays) in the lining (otherwise, it's in really great shape). And it's game over for winter coats, even up here in New England. And I've gotten rid of a bunch of stuff in the last couple weeks, am loathe to bring in more since I've made much closet cleaning progress.


    Deliberately Blurred my meaning for your reading pleasure and to make sure no one fell asleep at the switch


    ....speaking of interesting threads, this one

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/293846/what-was-the-inspiration-for-80s-type-suits/0_100

    is killing me. It's like "Why is all the sh1t we see at thrift stores so sh1tty? Answered here!" I gotta bust out the 1980s yellow wool polo houndstooth DB I kept for a fit pic. Dig, it will be comic relief, not a challenge hahahahahaha. Although I like it, oddly. My only fear is that Vox will hold it up as a "Don't dress like this" example in a future epic, didactic thread.
     
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    Interested in the shirt... If it's bright Spring colors, at least
     
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    love that tie!
     
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    Need a little help with this one. I picked up a Gucci suit with covered front buttons? and a ticket pocket. Some of the stitching in one of the shoulders has come loose and all front buttons are missing. Wasn't sure if it was something to pick up no matter what, like Hermes, or if I should return it. Any insight would be appreciated.
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    Also, a dark brown Alexandre suit (42R and Available)
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    Vineyard Vines, Talbott Best of Class, Zegna, Zegna

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    Small (Available)

    And a lob wedge for a buck. Never been hit, and I'm a fan of the grind
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    Thanks for all the complements on the tie(s). I think in celebration of Thrift Thread Thirty Thousand I may do a "Thrifted Tie Porn" pic. Maybe shirts too. If I get the time. Or motivation. (Prolly not; I owe SO many people pics and PMs, and still have miles to go before I sleep.)

    Those two are good -- among the best -- but not the only. And juts to rub it in: That pic doesn't do it justice. The feel is unbelievable, it makes awesome knots, it has that reinforcement on the neck region, and the colors are phenomenal. I picked both up at a buy-it-for-yourself-not-to-sell/trade-(because-everyone-will-be-appalled-by-your-starting-price) GW around here -- both on the same day. They were nearly the same price, in the "more-than-a-fiver-less-than-a-twenty" (see how I deftly avoided being gauche and disclosing price?) pricerange. All the while, an ancient BB 346 tie was in the "boutique" case for WAY more money. Pricing is even more erratic at this particular place than usual: I've seen CT ties over $25 (not far off retail) and at then picked up RLPL and LP 100% cashmere ties for under a fiver -- ALL ON THE SAME DAY.

    Edit: NOT available (unless you really wanna PAY) :devil:
     
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    couldnt be the the Goodwill of Westport CT, could it?
     
  15. s_allen_p

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    Saw more nice stuff than ever today; sadly almost all of it was damaged. Did grab these:

    (Possible NWOT) Ermenegildo Zegna leather blazer
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    Another, good condition, Ermenegildo Zegna Silk/Linen/Cotton blend. Sz 46. Available. C/U pics best representation of color
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    And then for me, A Jantzen Tailors shirt. I thought I scored with 6 of these, but strangely, the others were slightly too big. Anyways, this was the one with the interesting fabric choice
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