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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. Hoofit

    Hoofit Senior member

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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.

    I so those 3 pairs, but wasn't sure of the last they were on. Looked to be in real good shape. You got a steal if you ask me.
     
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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    first thrift find:

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    $ 20

    freaking amazing!
     
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    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.




    Alan - Yup, over time I've developed this strategy to remove staples, as so many thrifts do this around here. I removed them with no harm done at all [​IMG]


    Walneal - holy shit! What a find! Beginner's luck... [​IMG]
     
  4. YoungAmerican

    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    After going to four thrifts Friday morning, I ended up with nothing but a copy of David Banner's "Cadillac on 22s" on 12". Which is a great record, but didn't make me feel better about striking out on the clothes front.

    So today, I'm posting stuff on B&S that I couldn't leave behind in previous trips but that didn't fit me. Hopefully something good will come of it.
     
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    I got this camel hair topcoat and a cashmere 3/4 topcoat no pics...(both Alexandre England) with some staining on the liner, the camel hair coat is undamaged but they were throwing them away so I got them for free. Also picked up this camel hair jacket (Baskin) for $3.00 today.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    sorry...first time posting pics...
     
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    sorry...first time posting pics...

    Vintage Alexandre is good stuff. I have a suit from them.
     
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    Thank's for the article Meister. And thank's to all the people kind enough to donate their clothing and other item's they no longer need. Due to the economy, my ex-wife and a former 26y.o. girlfriend I've been in financial ruin. So I truly can appreciate the beautiful suit, tie ect. that I find thrifting. I may not make much money anymore but I sure dress well![​IMG]
     
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    The cashmere topcoat is in great condition but the liner is stained on the bottem. Can't figure what it is, kinda rust colored but the fabric is undamaged. may be worth having the liner replaced if my dry cleaner can't do anything with it. I've yet to get pricing and there's only one tailor and some seamstress listed in the yellow pages here, very small town...
     
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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!!!
    Apparently the name of the store means nothing to you. Maybe you should try Dick's Sporting Goods.​
     
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    [​IMG] AE size 81/2 c I'm a 10 though...excellent condition $3.00 couldn't pass them up.
     
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    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Apparently the name of the store means nothing to you. Maybe you should try Dick's Sporting Goods.​


    You'll lost a lot of money betting on affluent SF members not being dicks in a thrift store.
     
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    Apparently the name of the store means nothing to you. Maybe you should try Dick's Sporting Goods.​



    What does the name Goodwill have to do with ignorant people?
     
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    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What does the name Goodwill have to do with ignorant people?

    Seems like you have some ill will towards people who don't share your hobby.
     
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