The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Good grief, Texas Jack!

    I picked up a single breasted HSM raincoat today and a couple Brooks Bros. OCBDs.
     


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    WOW!!! I just found a navy blue windowpane check D'Avenza super 120s 6x2 db suit in perfect condition! Not a fan of db in general, but can't pass up a D'Avenza!!! [​IMG] Pockets are still sewn shut... buttons appear to be buffalo... Not as lucky as texas_jack, but I'm pleased... my first D'Avenza. [​IMG]
     


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    WOW!!! I just found a navy blue windowpane check D'Avenza super 120s 6x2 db suit in perfect condition! Not a fan of db in general, but can't pass up a D'Avenza!!! [​IMG] Pockets are still sewn shut...

    Not as lucky as texas_jack, but I'm pleased... my first D'Avenza. [​IMG]


    I don't own any of their stuff but I've held several jackets and they all were real nice including the ones made for Bijian.
     


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    It was the funniest thing -- as I was going through the rack of suits at Goodwill this evening, I overheard a father helping his teenage son pick out a sportcoat (most likely his first). At one point the Dad held up a sad, shapeless blue blazer for his son to see, and exclaimed with hubris, "Cricketeer! That's a good brand! This probably cost a hundred dollars!!" I stifled a laugh (at least I hope I stifled it!) A few seconds later I spot the d'Avenza suit - not more than a foot away from where Dad and son are fawning over the ancient Cricketeer! I wanted to say, "Actually, guys, that Cricketeer was probably made well before your son was even born. Now this, sir, is a good brand..." as I thrust the d'Avenza up in the air as if it were a championship trophy or an Olympic gold medal. But I didn't, of course! They wouldn't have gotten it, anyway... (like the Washington Post commercial - if you don't get it, you don't get it!) so I quickly slipped the d'Avenza off the hanger and walked with purpose directly to the cash register with a satisfied smirk across my face. Cricketeer, indeed! Muaaaahhahahahahaaha!!!
     


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    It was the funniest thing -- as I was going through the rack of suits at Goodwill this evening, I overheard a father helping his teenage son pick out a sportcoat (most likely his first). At one point the Dad held up a sad, shapeless blue blazer for his son to see, and exclaimed with hubris, "Cricketeer! That's a good brand! This probably cost a hundred dollars!!" I stifled a laugh (at least I hope I stifled it!) A few seconds later I spot the d'Avenza suit - not more than a foot away from where Dad and son are fawning over the ancient Cricketeer! I wanted to say, "Actually, guys, that Cricketeer was probably made well before your son was even born. Now this, sir, is a good brand..." as I thrust the d'Avenza up in the air as if it were a championship trophy or an Olympic gold medal. But I didn't, of course! They wouldn't have gotten it, anyway... (like the Washington Post commercial - if you don't get it, you don't get it!) so I quickly slipped the d'Avenza off the hanger and walked with purpose directly to the cash register with a satisfied smirk across my face. Cricketeer, indeed! Muaaaahhahahahahaaha!!!

    It is probably for the best that you did not reveal your Sartorial Superprowess to the man.

    He may have told you to fuck off as they were not looking for suits.
     


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    Three pairs of slightly worn Allen Edmonds wingtips, pre-triple wing, one in black, one in oxblood, one in brown. Not quite thrift store prices, but for ebay, $80 shipped is a deal. Is this even the place for ebay bragging? I figure if I don't want to wear all of them, I can sell each one for profit.
     


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    Found a new store today...

    In addition to the huge bag of Matchbox cars and car holder for $5 for my kids, found a pair of navy blue braces (suspenders) still new in the box from Lord & Taylor. Even includes the unopened pack of buttons to add to your pants.
     


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    Thrifting has been terrible lately. Today's trip almost ended up as another waste of gas, but alas - the last store I hit went to has just put out some new ties. What irked me is what one of the employees said to me. I was walking along and he said "I'm glad someone is taking advantage of those ties! I went through a lot of trouble to save them. We got a whole box of them in a couple days ago - maybe 300 or so and they didn't want to bother putting them out and were going to throw them away!". I couldn't believe it - there was some nice stuff in this lot! Thanks to this guy, some were saved. Terrible picture, I know. From left to right: Brioni, Tino Cosma, Versace, Canali, Fendi, Brioni. [​IMG] What the hell were they thinking?! Staples?! [​IMG]
     


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    staples in a good looking Brioni [​IMG]
     


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    Picked up a vintage Harris tweed raglan topcoat. It's grey and navy and I'll probably wear it tomorrow since it's supposed to be in the upper 40s in the morning.
     


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    Found a NWT Ben silver blazer for $7.00 today, have no idea who made it, it was made in the US, loads of hand work....curious.
     


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    first thrift find:

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    $ 20
     


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    first thrift find:

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    $ 20


    noice
     


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    first thrift find: [​IMG] $ 20
    Wow! I'm surprised they knew they had something special and marked it up so high (relatively speaking) - were the other wallets and card holders around $5?
     


  15. AlanC

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    What the hell were they thinking?! Staples?!

    Staples in a woven can still not be the end of the world. Straighten the staples then pull them out gently and carefully. Then knead the silk with your fingers. As infuriating as that is, staples are still better than the plastic thingies.

    Picked up a vintage Harris tweed raglan topcoat. It's grey and navy and I'll probably wear it tomorrow since it's supposed to be in the upper 40s in the morning.

    The quality of vintage overcoats is really amazing. A lot of them are odd brands or store brands, but they're really great.

    first thrift find:

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    $ 20


    Good grief! Really, at a thrift?
     


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