The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Achilles_

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    Well, don't be a stranger!


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    Yeah, so... I kinda don't believe your thrifting everything you find. No offense to you or anyone here... but I want to see a Goodwill Tag on something amazing you find, lol. It's just really hard to believe that your constantly thrifting Isaia on an "every other day" basis. How about showing a Goodwill Tag/Value Village/Savers/Salvation Army tag? I mean... yeah people on here find amazing things as well... but not every time they go out, lol. Proof...?
     


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    Been way too busy to do daily posts but I got some time today so here's what I found:

    j. peterman usa made suede shirt jacket
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    nwt orvis leather vest
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    2 ridonkulous robert graham shirts
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    some ties
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    mint condition italian made shoes for... louis roth. Usually I don't buy no name italian shoes, but A. these are in really close to mint condition, B. blake rapid stitched, so not a glue job, and C. i thought they were attractive. size 9 if anybody is interested in some cheap shooz
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    great condition meindl hiking boots... anybody know how to read the size on these? appear to be marked 7 but fit me and i'm 8.5
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    AE leeds... recently factory resoled but need to be cleaned up
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    anddddd a pair of Alden shell cordo tassel loafers. uppers need some TLC
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    Good to know... I knew nothing about the brand when I picked the shirt off the rack. It just felt like a nice shirt. Should I also point out that it was priced at $1.99, and that I got it for 30% off? ;)



     


  6. darkmatter7

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    This will get me some hate... but... actually, I try to be careful about tags. I deliberately keep them out of pictures so that people can't track my finds. For Goodwill, this isn't necessary since they all have the same tags and are all over the place, but for more local thrifts it is.

    As for proving something (and I'm really not trying to [​IMG] here, you had a legitimate comment), I don't really feel the need to.
     


  7. mainy

    mainy Senior member

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    idgi if he's not thrifting the stuff where would he be getting it??? in cali it's really not that hard to believe, he's probably going to some of the same stores 3-4 times a week, if you live close to a store in an area that has a lot of good stuff and you can hit it that often it's really not that hard to believe you could have finds like that on the regular.
     


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    ^^^ Taking the time to consistently fake finding second-hand clothes would be crazy... and sad... but mostly just crazy.

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    "Toughened your nipples, didn't it?"
     


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    I can vouch for him. We hit a few stores while I was down there and he pulled a pair of Brioni shoes (I've never even seen Brioni shoes online or in a magazine, let alone in person) off a riser over some shirts. $7. He's in LA - it's the mecca of thrifting for high-end stuff. There is so much money out there it's insane.




    Hope all is well! It's been awhile. Good to see you're still in the thrifting game. Give me a buzz next time you're in town.
     
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    Exactly...

    I've found Barba, Luciano Barbera and Burberry dress shirts all at the same Goodwill. Those, and tons of other good things. I leave most of the stuff for others because I don't know all the "good brands", I just go by feel and what I like.

     


  11. darkmatter7

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    Hahaha... So, I showed this to my girlfriend, and she said:

    "tell them 'ask my gf. she can vouch for me.. she hates it'"

    But she's right... this is becoming a nasty habit... [​IMG]
     


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    until she realizes youre making like 1k a week hitting thrift stores
     


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    Wow - nice cache of Oxxford ties! :slayer:
     


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    That's a ridiculous request. It's not beyond belief man; it's Southern California (I say this as someone born and raised there). In LA, this wouldn't surprise me in the least.

     


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    I'm an LA native an I've never seen anywhere near the amount of stuff dark matter has shown in any one single store. That being said here are some recent LA finds.

    GW on Beverly, besides Cantor's: Tom Ford tie
    GW in Santa Monica, two charvet, and two Turnbull Asser shirts
    GW in Culver, Chan MTM suit
    GW on LaBrea, two hand tailored Brooks Brothers suits, HF Suit.

    There is good stuff here, but it is rarely in one place unless someone just dropped off a big load of clothes at one GW.
     


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