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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    Is Chiavari any good? Also, what brands/features of sewing machines should I keep my eye open for if I wanted to pick one up for myself?

    Also picked up this Southwick suit tonight. Fits about a 40, maybe 42, 34" waist on the trousers. Available if someone is interested.

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  2. ChetB

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    Based on the pics, I would vote a definite nay on that.


    Love it.


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    That's an understatement. Wow on the Bose radio and the camera.
     
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    capnwes Senior member

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    Bernina and Juki are superb quality and high dollar. If you just want a simple learning machine pick up a brother or singer cheap. We scored a NIB singer at a garage sale for 10 bucks last year.
     
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    I saw this same book at a Thrift Town last week.
     
  5. shadesofbeige

    shadesofbeige Senior member

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    I've been striking out at the thrifts lately, but I did run across these the other day


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    Black slacks from the almighty Balenciaga in an amazing wool and Bemberg blend. Unfortunately they're women's, but they fit my girlfriend pretty well. Lord knows how they got there or how long they've been there, they had Dockers priced higher. If it wasn't for Amadar's ballin' Kiton I might have won the week.
     
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    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    *clears throat*

    okay I'm showing my age here, but how about brand new John Lobbs? ;)


    OH, and some of you may remember that pair of Lobb trees I sent back to Lobb... got them back last week. Still broken. :(

    but... WITH a brand new in box pair of Lobb trees enclosed. :slayer:
     
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  10. AndroFan

    AndroFan Senior member

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    I see your thrift fit, and raise you a thrift fit comprised entirely of items thrifted by other forum members and traded for/purchased from them. I know black shoes with a navy suit is stretching it, but I wanted to stay true to the mission, and I don't have any brown shoes given to me by a forum member. Please excuse the ridiculously messy room, ha.


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    Suit: Canali Proposta traded for from Klobber
    Shirt: Thomas Pink traded for from toscano_adottato
    Tie: Hermes found while thrifting together and generously given to me by toscano_adottato
    Square: RLPL generously sold to me NWT at TJMaxx cost by 330CK
    Shoes: Unknown brand pebble grain longwings thrifted and sold to me at cost by toscano_adottato

    All of these guys are insanely generous trading partners and I highly recommend you give all of your awesome stuff to them. [​IMG]
     
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  11. Typhoid Jones

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    ^^^ Cool idea! Might look a bit better with some tweaks - take in the jacket, shorten the skirt, taper the legs, and shorten the hem? Awesome trades, tho.
     
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    Yeah, I already had work done to the jacket bringing it in, but I agree it definitely needs more work. Thanks!

     
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    Whoa, wait....what? That looks like a nice, solid staple Brioni to me. Not really dated looking either (the label is recent).

    I guess it doesn't look so bad in the photo, however in real life, if looks like a reject from the 90's, cut like a tent, in an ugly grey and with a texture that reminds one of all those silk shirts people wore two decades ago.
     


     
     
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    Could you use the "quote" button so we know what you are talking about?
     
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    The first part was a quote of Nataku
     
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