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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. Typhoid Jones

    Typhoid Jones Senior member

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    I'm going to be visiting some family and friends in Oklahoma City and Dallas for about a week. I plan on taking a car from OKC to DFW and hitting thrift stores all the way down the I-35 corridor. I'll do some reports from the field, lol.

    edit: I wanted to thank you all for your help re: my friend's shoes. Both here and on the AAAC Trad Forum, the general consensus seems to be that the shoes are some sort of treated calfskin or possibly man-made (Corfam), but DEFINITELY not shell. I appreciate all the helpful insights and comments. Here's to you guys! [​IMG]
     
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    I am strongly considering making a trip to DFW in the fall for thrifting purposes
     
  3. Jpmorris

    Jpmorris Senior member

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    I'm also curious as to what you report back, OKC is 2nd of my list of places to go thrift, Dallas is first (i'll be there sometime next week probably). BTW if any of the thrift homies are headed to Dallas, let me know as I could meet you fairly easily, and possibly even convince one of my friends in the metroplex to let you crash lol. Nothing thriftier than free lodging.

    PS Wes, I was just joking lol. But seriously, what does it say about the state of free market capitalism in America if you can't even sell used Panties on Ebay. Were going down the tubes I tell ya!
     
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  5. Jettison

    Jettison Well-Known Member

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    Your post reminded me to post these up:

    New & Lingwood- Poulsen Skone & Co:

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    I've heard these are made variously by Edward Green, Crockett & Jones, Alfred Sargent or Grenson. Can anyone ID?



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    Also, I think that's US sizing as they were too small for my UK 8 1/2 feet. Which is odd, being a Made in England, British shoe.

    Couple o' shirts:

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    The Vacca seems to be of superior quality to the T&A; the best I've seen for sure.

    Then some non-thrift London couture porn:


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  6. ATLjon

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    Those are some niiiiccceee shirts. The only thing harder than finding sportcoats that fit is finding decent shirts.
     
  7. jcb9

    jcb9 Senior member

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    Lunch thrifting this week has been dry.

    J Press and Aquascutum ties - both available
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    2 Zenga shirts, my size and not available. NWT Pink shirt and Burburrys shirt - both available.
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  8. barrelntrigger

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    Imagine that shit on your eyeballs...
     
  9. concealed

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  10. Ace_Face

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    If that isn't Mrs. Spoo in his eBay listings, Spoo needs a big :worship2: for figuring how a married man can photograph beautiful women in next to nothing without a trip to divorce court.
     
  11. grendel

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    He's not a business man, he's a business, man.
     
  12. frenchytoo

    frenchytoo Senior member

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    okay forgive me so i didnt know who Brande Roderick is is and i wiki'd her,turns out we were born on the exact same day june 13 1974
     
  13. Larson McCord

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    Pics...shooz shooz shooz. AE, Ferragamo and Wright new old stock in here

    Ferragamo suede 10D
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    AE park ave merlot 9D
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    AE Shell cordovan Saratoga in burgundy 11A
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    AE Hindsdale loafers burgundy shell cordovan 9.5 EEE
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    AE Park Ave black 9.5 D; full disclosure, I bought these from a forum member; I have another pair in 9.5 that fit, these are too tight for me
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    AE Lexington in burgundy, recently recrafted look nearly new size 10C; just too tight for me; similar to Sanfords
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    Wright Arch Preservers new old stock, worn a couple of times but too long for me 10.5C
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    AE Burton brown bluchers 10D
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  14. Randy

    Randy Senior member

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    What's the treatment? I have a few old white shirts that may benefit.

    Randy
     
  15. catside

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  16. Larson McCord

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    gallon of hot water and cup of white vinegar, soak for a couple of hours

    rinse shirt and put in high concentration of hot water and oxyclean granules. About 2 scoops of the new stuff per gallon. Let sit for a day or so. take out and wash....shirts will look great
     
  17. Randy

    Randy Senior member

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    Thanks very much, Larson! Seems pretty easily done . . . and much needed here. [​IMG]
     
  18. Hoofit

    Hoofit Senior member

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    Just a PSA, I found a 40 R DB Navy with peak lapels Hickey Freeman for Barneys at my local stop. It is the older label and is vented. It was priced at $25. I can get to a forum member for cost plus shipping if anyone is interested.
    Things are pretty dead in my neck of the woods. Hoping the stores will turn over soon so they get some new items in.
     
  19. Jettison

    Jettison Well-Known Member

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    I didn't think snapping photos inside the shops would be appreciated, but the interiors are just incredible. T & A is like an old-school gentleman's club, mahogany everything and walls of shirts. One guy in there actually had a butler with him...

    To keep on track with the thrifting info: I find the lick test ([​IMG] ) for MOP buttons is often required, but the buttons on their new shirts were very noticeably cold to just the finger. Does washing/thinning reduce that effect, or is it just the grade of MOP that would make the difference?

    Bonus pic of who I think may have been Patrick Grant of Norton & Sons:

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    No comment.
     
  20. eazye

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    I find just touching the buttons to my cheek works as well, no need to lick.
     
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