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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. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Senior member

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    Does anyone have any thoughts on the merits of etsy, for finds of a certain age?
    Are the browsers there more discerning?

    And does anyone use consignment stores?

    I guess like anything, I suppose there's a value chain at work here:
    Free / Dumpster diving (no disrespect intended, I've done it)
    Thrift stores
    Discount stores
    Consignment
    Retail

    And online, like bricks & mortar, is just another mode for each link.
     
  2. concealed

    concealed Senior member

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    Typhoid joins is our resident Etsy expert, I believe he does quite well on there. It seems to be ideal for the Trad/Take Ivy crew, but for most menswear, eBay seems to be the better avenue, net of fees.

    Consignment stores are pretty popular, and according to Frenchy all of DM7's finds come from them [​IMG]

    There are definitely different levels of consignment store

    The heirarchy in my mind is:

    normal thrift store -> cheap consignment store -> Fairfield County, CT Goodwills -> eBay -> SF (B&S) -> boutique consignment store -> discount store (TJMaxx/Marshall's) -> Retail
     
  3. bytor13

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    Leave the gun, take the Canali.

    Typhoid's your man!
     
  4. Typhoid Jones

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    ^^^ LOL. Thanks guys! [​IMG]

    @ FaceOfBoh: If you have any specific questions re: Etsy that you think I could help you with, just PM me and I'll try to answer them as best I can. [​IMG]
     
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  5. bytor13

    bytor13 Senior member

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    NOT AVAILABLE:

    PRL seersucker - It's a boy's size 20, but fits me.
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    Vivienne Westwood
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    Also, some unbragworthy s/s madras and linen finds.

    AVAILABLE:
    Zanella dark brown, tagged 38, double pleated/cuffs - NATCH, waist = 19.5, inseam = 31
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    RRL linen vest, tagged M
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    And a treat for those with more latitude than longitude . . .

    Samuelsohn charcoal pinstripe, working cuffs, side vented, measures to a 43S
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    The pants lining has some stains I missed. [​IMG]
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    Samuelsohn orphaned (I believe) jacket - should work as a blazer for someone, side vented, working cuffs, 43S
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  6. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Some folks might have luck at Bonanza, an often-overlooked alternative to eBay. Their listing tools are as robust, always free to list (no cap at 50 items), fees are lower, multiple buyer payment options, you can import your eBay feedback to give buyers peace of mind, and they send your listings to Google and Bing. Many folks cross-post between eBay and Bonanza, since Bonanza is always free to list but has lower viewership. I've sold a few things there but never took the time to really get into it as a true alternative.
     
  7. frenchytoo

    frenchytoo Senior member

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    haha i know EXACTLY what you mean...i saw things too.
    which one in Toronto where you at?
     
  8. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    Yeah, I know those Chanel ties looked funny. The tag was cheaply made. You think I would be able to get $25 to $30 for the Made in Mexico John Varvatos SC on ebay? I'm gonna go exchange about 1/3 of my find today. Hopefully I'll find something worthy to exchange. There was a $20 Versace shirt...if push comes to shove...
     
  9. RebelWithACause

    RebelWithACause Senior member

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    Yea the varvatos will pull that, they can go $25 and up.
     
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    Digmenow Senior member

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    I LOVE these shades! I've ditched the Maui Jims for now.
     
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  11. Brianpore

    Brianpore Senior member

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    99.5% sure that is not the Prorsum you were hoping for. That is the OLD label which most of them had Prorsum in the flag. Someone here whill be able to confirm the last 0.5% though.
     
  12. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    ok that is just ridiculous. normally dudes post stuff like:
    "hey everyone, i found this amazing kiton suit in a staple color/pattern...that's five sizes too big for me"
    "hey everyone, i found this great oxxford suit in my size...with giant 70's lapels"
    "hey everyone, i found a great brioni in my size...too bad it's a tux and i'll never wear it"

    that BC is in your size, looks mad current, and is in a staple color. you can probably throw that thing on over whatever you're wearing at any given time and have a 95% chance of looking like a boss.

    if i was you, i'd pull a george costanza and walk away after that one. :worship:
     
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  13. rayxlui

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    +1
     
  14. ATLjon

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    What do you guys make of this?

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    paired with this?

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    There were three suit coats -- don't know about the pants. I assume it's some knock-off trafficking in a respected name?
     
  15. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    +1, but don't walk away. Always more cool stuff to be found.

    That BC is a grail find for sure though.
     
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    Agreed. I'm not sure we've even had a Prorsum posted in the thread, ever. That's just a real old Burberry.
     
  17. rayxlui

    rayxlui Senior member

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    I think Prorsum should be there with YSL, Dior and Lanvin. Your never gonna find the good kind, only the shitty kind. Although sometimes it is made by Belvest , but Dior and Lanvin is sometimes made by Corneliani or Canali and that's rare.
     
  18. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    the only place i've seen real Prorsum is at a high-end consignment shop near here. women's only, no mens stuff. lots of vinyl, weird materials, etc. if you ever see real prorsum, you'll know it.

    IMO burberry isn't worth picking up. most of what's in thrifts is the old stuff, and the new "good" stuff is just relabeled HF with a "burberry" thrift markup. burberry seems to be the one brand that consistently triggers the thrift store worker "WE MUST PRICE THIS SUIT AT $199!!!!!" alarm bells.
     
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  19. steveoly

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    ^'Tis correct! However, what's the size? That's a bad ass pattern. :slayer:
     
  20. ballmouse

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    I found around 7 or 8 blue Bergdorf Goodman custom made shirts from the same donor. Too bad the donor monogrammed them all.
     
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