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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. LooknGr8

    LooknGr8 Senior member

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    Tip of the cap to Ick578.

    We were talking about those buckle strap loafers he found last week (confirmed Church's here) and when there wasn't a trade to be made for stuff I have on hand, instead of moving into "awkward dickering over PM where one of us invariably gets annoyed" territory, his simple solution: "I'll put them on ebay, take your best shot. If you win the auction, subtract 25% off the winning bid for being my thrift thread pal."

    I did not win the shoes. His suspicion of what they'd fetch on eBay was about exactly right.

    Still, I thought this experience was very good. And gentlemanly. And fair. Applause. I am glad to have helped him in some small way by bidding them up.
     
  2. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Regarding Barbour check shirt, I had one that sold for like $23 if I recall correctly. Small bills yea, but still turned a profit.

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  3. madmacs

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    I just had a good trade with him too.
     
  4. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    yeah i figured spoo would have a different ebay seller handle for more low-rent items, so as not to tarnish his brand. balearic2? balearic-basement? balearic-rack?
     
  5. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Those shirts under an alter ego would get 0 page views. Here, I cater to the aspirational customer who lurks my auctions, wants a piece of the lifestyle, but can't afford the real deal $1500 for a Versace silk shirt. Capice?
     
  6. grendel

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    Met up with Workthatwedo to hand off some stuff this evening. He checked out the SA I usually hit, so I hit the Savers that he skimmed. He picked wrong [​IMG]

    All of this is available

    Paul Stuart DB peak lapel navy blazer with bronze buttons
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    GORGEOUS Pal Zileri Gruppo Forall w/ Loro Piana Super 120's suit. It's lighter blue than navy and a very light summer-weight fabric. The jacket fits me wonderfully, but the pants are too slim and can't be let out enough. [​IMG] I'm debating just keeping the jacket and swapping the buttons for light horn or MOP.

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    Rough estimates:

    18.5" shoulders
    22" pit to pit
    24" sleeve (with about 1.5" to let out)
    33" pants waist
    29" inseam w/ 1.5" cuff

    There were a bunch of other Pal Zileri Gruppo Forall suits... I left 2 that I didn't like the fabric and seemed kind of dated. I brought this one home in an olive color. I also found an exact copy of this in a blue / black fabric, but couldn't find the pants. Unfortunately I found this bit of damage by the pocket as I was taking pictures... Fortunately the tags are still on so I can return it unless someone here wants it for cost + shipping.

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    First one of these I've found
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    Marked a 16/41 with a C next to it... Seems kind of short, is that what the "C" means?

    Also these cool Brooks Brothers Irish Linen navy pants... Marked a 35x30, really 34 waist with 2" to be let out. I just got some navy linen pants from jkidd, so I don't NEED these... I could have them let out, but if someone wants these let me know

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  7. AndroFan

    AndroFan Senior member

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    C = "corto" in Italian (short).
     
  8. Larson McCord

    Larson McCord Senior member

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    Peal is just the name BB uses for their shoes. Alden and others make the shoes. Just about all the shell loafes are Alden.
     
  9. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    Dibs? [​IMG] Especially if it's a solid navy suit

    Brooks brothers bought the Peale & Co. name and they brand shoes made by other makers with that name. Those are definitely Alden (made in the USA) and definitely shell.
     
  10. LooknGr8

    LooknGr8 Senior member

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    Baleric Last Call.
     
  11. hmmurdock

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    Just about fell over when I received the reply from the buyer to the message I sent questioning his negative feedback.

    "Apologies, I clearly missed the length size! I need to remove the negative feedback in this case, I am looking into this. Best Regards."

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  12. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Send him that feedback revision form STAT!
     
  13. mexicutioner

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    Timeline of events:

    10:00 Received email from buyer admitting he didn't read listing.
    10:00 - 10:02 Spent letting this sink in as ebay buyers never admit fault.
    10:03 Feedback revision form sent.
     
  15. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    Seriously. I'm floored that someone would wear that shirt too... much less pay $1500 for a used shirt like that
     
  16. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    How about his wife?

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  17. grendel

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    I've always wanted a peak lapel suit. Alas, something like that is hard to thrift in my size..Awesome stuff..
     
  19. California Dreamer

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    Finally some luck. A Brioni shirt in great condition, including the original collar stays, and a pair of Brioni woollen slacks. Total cost $11.
     
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    Still no pants for those Zegna suits. Looks like those Holland & Sherry buttons will indeed be getting some use soon...

    No Cucinelli or Edward Green today, but some decent finds.

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    The fabric on this is fucking orgasmic...
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    Somebody school me on these. They fit well, but have no content tag/where they were made, etc...
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    Staple color PRL by Corneliani pants all tagged 33R, all pleated and cuffed.
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    Mountain Hardwear breathable rain pants:
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    Bally 10D
    NWT LL Bean dog tie
    Charvet PS
    Italian made key case (can't make out maker)
    gloves made in France for Saks, silk lined. For EazyE's lady
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