The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    Thanks but it was pretty obvious what their gender was from the pic and if not, the "Bacall" name was another clue. I don't just thrift for myself. I have to look out for SWMBO as well.

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    Not bad VLSI - you have a lot of good stuff in there. Definitely some things you shouldn't have bought but you knew that already. ;)

    As far as DM7, I enjoy seeing his finds, I just :fu: a little bit that none of it will ever be available other than to Ebay bidders!

    hmmurdock, no offense, I do think your defense of him is pretty shallow-sounding since you're making money off his ebay sales...

    There is far too much focus on flippability-only these days - what used to be a casual "hey, how does my Ebay listing look" has turned into "design my Ebay photos / description / policies for me" in the thread and... no offense to anyone but it does get old.

    There is a difference between making an income on this - hence "you couldn't care less about" stuff - and doing it for fun / hobby / genuine interest. It's okay to be jealous, but really, what I think is a shame is the "holier than thou" flipper attitude that cares little about the clothes or their quality and only about the monetary value of stuff. There's a good bit of trading and other activity behind the scenes nowadays - some of my nicest items lately have not even been mentioned on this thread, but gone directly to guys I've worked with in the past. Sometimes karma pays off... I would not have made that miracle Kiton suit match recently if I were a merciless, scorched-earth flipper with the attitude to go with it. That's all I'm saying.

    Those of us who buy to wear and trade and, yes, maybe recoup some costs / buy a nice dinner out with the wife now and then have a fundamentally different mindset from those who are deriving their primary source of income from this or otherwise treat it as a serious business venture, that's all.


    BTW Androfan... :worship: Awesome haul!
     
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  3. MattR

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    I'm going to try and switch the topic of discussion of DM7. Played to death already.

    Serious question: Why is it so difficult to find a decent quality solid navy blue suit in the thrift stores? When I do see solid navy suits, it's rarely anything better than JAB. Reason I find this weird is that there are plenty of other quality staple suits out there (your basic pinstripes and solid grays) in the thrift stores. Maybe navy isn't as popular as I thought, compared to gray? Not really sure. Maybe it's just my area. Be interesting to get some takes on this.
     
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    Totally with you on this...it's extremely weird. I've found two navy staples in my size (and neither was *technically* a true basic staple...one was flannel, the other birdseye), and not many more in other sizes. Then again, I have trouble finding anything in my size (grey staples as well). Maybe navy staples are just the kinds of suits that people just wear *literally* till they're unwearable anymore and toss them since they're just so timeless. With patterns, your mood/style sense may change over the course of years and you may get rid of an otherwise perfectly fine suit just because you don't like it anymore (I find this happening myself with some of my patterned suits). With solid staples, this may just be less likely. Otherwise, no idea.

     
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    Hi! After reading all of your helpful advice, I pared down the background and am going to go with 2-4 full length and exterior pattern / detail shots (might use collages as well), an interior lining shot laid on a flat surface, and a closeup of the brand tag. Here's the setup:

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    ^ Brown herringbone country jacket by the Scotch House. 36 L.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions yesterday!
    -M-

    EDIT: Just read WGP's post. I wasn't trying to derail the thread with the my setup Q's yesterday and today. If I came off like a DB, it wasn't where I was trying to go with this. Either way, back to the regularly scheduled programming. [​IMG]
     
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    Frankly I was coming to the defense of a guy who was defending me on one of my sales threads just a few weeks ago...and I don't recall seeing anything that said all his stuff is going to ebay. A reasonable offer on something on here would get considerable preference over ebay.

    Until you've had dealings with me I'd appreciate if you would reserve judgement.
     
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    Wow, that is really nice, Camel hair overcoat. Unfortunately, not a lot of opportunities to wear that in Arizona. Is it available?

     
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    And I thought TODAY was going to be the day that I would finally pwn you. Motherfucker.

     
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    I've found some similar Isaia pants. They're the nicest I've found!

    And that Kiton... [​IMG]

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    Quote: Lol, ten seconds apart. Sorry man. Really though, that Kiton is sick.
     
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    Agreed on the Isaia pants. This is the first Isaia anything I've seen and they are head and shoulders above any pants I've found. They weigh a metric ton and just scream quality. The handfeel on this Kiton is otherworldly. Lol, just dicking around...that Jack Tailor for Kiton and the first Brioni SC look amazing.

     
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    If it were wool (not polyester), had slimmer lapels and was about a decade or more older I might think about it. :laugh: Way too 1976-trendy-cool for me. Thanks for thinking of me, though! :D
    Welcome aboard! Props for reading this thread! Many would consider this a chore but really it's an amazing read and you gain an amazing wealth of knowledge just from doing so. Looking forwards to seeing your finds. :)
    Whoooooooa! :slayer::slayer:
    Big +1.
    Just last night we were talking and I said "I'm surprised you haven't found any Kiton yet. For you, it's just a matter of time." Wow! :laugh:
     
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    If you want to find a really nice staple navy suit, go buy a new one, and you'll find one in just your size at GW within two weeks. That's what always happens to me, most recently with shell wingtips.
     
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    First, holy HELL Andro: And EasyE: That's a lot of (awesome) shoes! Welcome, friend, especially since you're my size!

    And Achilles:


    I've got some STUFF for you!
     
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