The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Yes. I already promised someone else pictures, so I can send those to you as well.


    No opportunity to wear... this thing definitely weighs around 5lb, it's crazy. It is available, but your location shows Arizona too :D

    Anything that I didn't label as mine is available. I'm surprised that HF coat didn't get more love, I really like the pattern but no tailor in the world could make that work.
     


  2. goneAWOL

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    +2. Sometimes this thread feels like it is meant to be on some sort of ebay or proprietor support forum, definitely not a forum about style. I have liked seeing the thrift-fit posts people have been doing though.
     


  3. ChetB

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    Man that's a lot of shoes, eazye! Those Florsheim plain toe bluchers that you list as patent leather look like shell to me.
     
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  4. Typhoid Jones

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    ^^^ I've only found ONE true staple navy blue suit for myself (it was Ermenegildo Zegna mainline, 2 piece, double-vented, and brand new - it had chalk marks all over it, but was unaltered for $14.99. I suspect that because of their versatility, the majority of high-end / quality navy blue suits end up getting worn until they fall apart or the owner dies.
     


  5. ChetB

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    Agreed. I think this thread would be more pleasant to read if If we moved most of the eBay talk elsewhere.

    I also think it would be cool if people would consolidate some of their brags, maybe do a round up of your very best finds every couple weeks instead of tossing up daily pics. Xenos seems to do this (though he hasn't posted lately). The finds would end up being more bragworthy and the volume would be more manageable.
     


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    That would be my luck, too. The question becomes, does the quality of the retail suit correspond to the quality of the thrifted suit?
     


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    Written like someone who started posting in the thread when the post count was still in four figures! :lol:
     


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    BTW...time for an update.

    I left out the folks who were under 3 figure post counts. Frenchy may figure a bit higher if you take into account...you know...


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  9. toscano_adottato

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    I think it is probably due to the fact that most people don't wear suits so the one they have is a common catch-all suit, which would either be navy or charcoal. They keep it until it is unwearable. All the others suits they buy have trend ebbs and flows so they end up in the donation pile. Just my guess.

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    DM7 those ties are hideous! If they sell, I might lose some more faith in humanity.
     


  10. amnesiacv2

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    Unexpected finds at the GW yesterday:

    - Canali DB suit, 42R. Perfect fit for me, but has a small hole in the arm (about 2cm) and a couple spots and abrasions on the pants. Debating on whether to try to get it fixed or not. If someone's really interested in it, I will probably sell/trade.

    - Mint condition Hickey Freeman SC. Dark grey glen plaid, Loro Piana fabric. 42L. Available

    Left on the rack a Zegna navy suit. First, it was way too big plus had severe abrasion issues in the pants crotch area. I could go back and pick it up if someone was really interested.
     


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    You are no college kid. You are Pesjek. Come on fess!
     


  12. Nataku

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    I was just going to say that. He's the new Pejsek. Hell, he might even be Pejsek as that moniker mysteriously disappeared a couple years ago. He was from San Fransisco, though.



    Hmm, I'm still in the lead. :alien:
     
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    What the fuh? You found a new in box with dust bag gucci shoes at a thrift? Or was it a consignment shop?
     


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    Long-time lurker, first time poster...
    I'd never bought anything from a thrift store in my life (no elitist). After browsing through this thread for months, I stepped into a thrift store and found some awesome stuff fo' cheap. And I can see myself going back in the future.

    Picked these up for $20. Will be great for upcoming shorts season.
    Cole Haan Wingtip Loaders (?) - Brown Suede

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    Hope to be a regular contributor to this thread in the future.
     
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  15. johnpemberton

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    Brioni cashmere sports jacket (£5); Louis Vuitton grey cashmere & wool suit (£50); Loro Piana yellow coat (£100); Hermes Tie (50p); Asprey (London) red cashmere & cotton sports jacket (£10)
     


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