The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. ATLjon

    ATLjon Senior member

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    Made in Italy BB cord jacket in LP cotton.

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    ... but what's up with the amateurish look of the tag?

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    Next up is a Black cashmere BB in about the same size (I think):

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    And a Hickey Freeman suit. The fabric looks heavy, but it's not.

    This thing fits more like a short than the tagged 41 R, so I might keep it. It looks pretty damn sweet in person.

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    Better pics if there's interest in any of this stuff. I'm still pissed about a PRL USA Gray suit that was missing its lower half.
     
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  2. Hoofit

    Hoofit Senior member

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    Just came across some trafalgar braces. Are they worth picking up????
     


  3. darkmatter7

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    Depending on condition and material, they'll go for $20-30.

    There's a prominent poster on here who either has them on the bay now, or recently sold some, but I forgot who.
     


  4. Hoofit

    Hoofit Senior member

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    Thanks, I will go get them. I already picked up 10 ties earlier pics to follow, your basic stuff like a nice ike behar, brooks bros, Thomas Pink, Talbott BOC, Oxxford Crest and KiTON.
     


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    Nataku Senior member

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    As DM7 said, regular ones will bring in $20-$30. If you find Limited Edition ones though (they feature prints and designs), you're looking at anywhere from $50-$200+.
     


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    couple nice things today, apologize for the terrible pics

    flat front cords (BB maroon, Corbin olive):
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    zegna sport polo
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    luciano barbera (unfortunately pleated):
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    can anyone date this HF suit? Was probably worth picking up for $12 right?
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    and this Charvet my size, and the color (sort of a greenish check) is much better in person, the sun and terrible camera do not do it justice:
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    ATLjon Senior member

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    The HF I just picked up has this tag. Inside, it says it was made in 95.
     


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    while we are on the subject .... what braces are worth picking up? I came across some really neat ones the other day with material anywhere from leather to paisley silk to tweed for the suspender part - all fittings were leather. most were unbranded but some had stamps and some had brooks brothers. worth picking?

    EDIT: Reason I didnt pick in first place was because they all had ~8-10$ tag on them
     
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  9. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Besides Trafalgar/Limited Edition, the only other one I know of is Thurston. http://www.albertthurston.com/categoryfast2.cfm?catid=12

    I see BB braces all the time and usually pass as I almost never have the opportunity to wear them.

    Of course, I'd keep my eyes peeled for the regular high-end names such as Hermes, Dunhill, Charvet, etc.
     
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  10. Typhoid Jones

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    ^^^ I've run into a similar kind of tag in a 2003 Italian made BB suit. There wasn't any other kind of maker's tag and I can't be sure who BB was using at the time. Weird?

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    Are Ascot Chang shirts worth picking up?
     


  12. darkmatter7

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    They're very good shirts. Buy them for yourself, but they won't flip well.
     


  13. ATLjon

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    All I can find re: Brooks Brothers Italy is Lardini, but I don't think that's who made mine.

     


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    Don't think they flip well but what sizes?
     


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    Didn't pick them up, but I can go back Saturday (stores closed tomorrow) and grab them, just saw the name and didn't recognize, but it appeared to be well made. could proxy for cost + shipping + 5$
     
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