The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    The ones I've sold in the past (all had the wool liner) average about $130. My brother is selling one right now. Has the belt, wrist straps and the wool liner and is at $117 with about 17 hours left. I sold one a few weeks ago that was missing the belt for around $100, IIRC.
     
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    +1

    no s#1t huh
     
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    Holy shit those are bad
     
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    I bought one of his first finds from him. Solid guy. I can understand the desire to hand off the work of listing and selling the stuff as I have big bags of stuff to list and don't usually feel like doing it myself. If I found the stuff he did (quality and quantity) I'd probably do the same.
     
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    I have a bit newer one that I bought at a consignment shop a few years ago for $80 with the liner (It's brown and softer than a traditional trench). We picked one that is more of the traditional fabric and I think we paid $70 for hers (a smaller size mens). I have seen them bring more on eBay, and they used to sell well on the old B&S. Actually just saw one today size 50 (I assume EU because it was small) for I think $80.


    As for the wrist straps maybe you can find a cheap trench that is the same color if it has wrist straps and use them? Mine doesn't have the belt and it's been fine w/o it.
     
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    I looked at the photo of the jeans and went to click "quote" to agree. And then I saw your avatar picture which is worse... :brick:
     
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    Pre 1999 and authentic.
     
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    Those pictures look like they belong to a catalog, but too much for ebay.
     
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    Mine doesn't have a belt, either, but I'm not sweating it--sooner or later, I'm going to find a coat with a can't-tell-the-difference belt for a few bucks, so I'll buy it for the belt and re-donate the coat at the register.
     
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    I've done a little bit of research, and I think the jacket is vintage Margiela. From what I can tell, it has real horn buttons, and is hand tailored. That said, I'm a bit surprised that people are talking about my legitimacy rather than the epic-ness of that piece [​IMG]



    Thanks for all of the support.

    I am actually planning on linking you guys to the eBay. My consigner got my first shipment Thursday, and hopefully some stuff will go up tomorrow. I'll link you all then.

    I'm not going to provide any evidence, but I will explain my thrifting a bit:
    - Depending on how intense school is, I thrift between 4 and 7 days a week, up to 6 hours in a day
    - Los Angeles has a ton of wealth, but more importantly, it has wealth in many discrete areas
    - Aside from my BB haul, when I post a big haul, it probably came from 3+ stores
    - I travel a lot within the area. Most of my hauls are not from my local thrifts. I pick a pocket of wealth, research it, hit some stores, and rotate to the next area.
    - The most I have paid for a piece was the Chanel Boutique piece: I paid $69.99. There have been 2-3 other items over $40, but everything else is less.


    Actually, that's a sensitive topic. I'm a pretty obsessive guy, and I do thrift a little bit too much. I'm nowhere near failing, but I'm not living up to my academic potential. [​IMG]



    Yes... they really are... At least the last pair I found was made from some decent selvedge. This pair is a nylon cotton blend with awful details... priced at $400 something.
     
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    Leave it be, he is going through a purple patch right now. They come and go. I used to thrift like an insane mutherfukker and would go through periods where I could eat Hermes Jackets for breakfast. Mostly you hit zippo, but these huge finds seem to come in groups rather than dribbles. I aint found shit around my area for 3 months now, but I had a purple patch for around a month where each thrift visit equalled a significant haul. Darkmatter will have weeks where he wont find a damn thing. Not being negative for him, thats the way it goes. In any case, I remember when he first pitched up with hopeless finds, he took the advice given, probably extended his range, and now he is doing better than everyone else here.

    He also probably has a good feeder store in a rich area. Hit it just at opening time and leave once you got all you can carry. Ups n downs being part of the game, he will likely have monthly / every other month joy at these places.



    + 1.

    Also, if I were Darkmatter, I would discontinue his practice of posting all his stuff here. I dont see how all his effort is paying off rendering the posts only to flip on eBay. He should post what he intends to keep, flipping or trading kept a private matter. I hate having attention on me though, so perhaps I am not best at giving advice.

    Darkmatter should listen and pay heed - no kid in the playground likes the boy whom all the girls like!
     
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    +1

    Seems a decent fellow. Probably doesnt understand the dynamics of thrifters who can be a pretty jealous bunch of assholes when they hit a sour patch while another is scoring.

    Its fun to show the wins, but frankly if he is going to make some $$ out of it just sell it and leave it be.

    .....

    For me, I have kind of quit thrifting. Look how often this thread gets updated nowadays versus in '08/'09. More than 100 posts a day. That screams overdone.

    There are 4 problems rendering much of thrifting useless:

    • Many thrift outfits are not putting out much high end stuff and are selling it to premium bulk buyers
    • Prices are too high. When T Hilfiger dress shirts are $15 we've reached a bubble in the market
    • There is just too much competition now and too few scores relative to the past, I have been thrifting 15 years, its totally different now - everyone is brand savvy
    • The fever pitch of ebay flippers is worse than ever, which further erode the spoils

    What this means is that its now a waste of time to go out...
     
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    I know I'm not alone, but I am really enjoying seeing DarkMatter's Isaias, Margielas and Brionis rather than reading about noobs bragging about their Christian Dior Monsieur ties and Brooks Brothers 346 polos. I do get jealous too but seeing others score big inspires me to keep at it when I hit a dry spell.

    This thread was getting pretty bad. DM was the breath of fresh air we needed.
     
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    hmmmurdock sells the stuff on ebay? :confused: Edit: I see dm7 posted about this already...
     
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    I made it out to a new spot I've only visited once before, and I may have hit a small jackpot. Verification please? If these work out they will go towards my interview suiting fund. You guys gave me some hope [​IMG]

    Armani Le Collezioni, 46L:



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    Ermenigildo Zegna, ?L (EU Sizing maybe, difficult to make out):



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