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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. BernieStevens

    BernieStevens Senior member

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    I've never posted my thrift finds but this past Saturday I found something I was pretty blown away by. There is this one particular GW near my house that I regularly go in. Sometimes I find things and sometimes I don't. And I usually start with the jackets and suits then on to the shirts and then the rest. This past Saturday I walked in and I thought, "I'm gonna start with the shoes today." So I walk up to the rack and their are these gorgeous brownish chukkas staring me in the face. And they look about my size. but something told me these were "special". So I picked them up and they were really substantial and heavier than the average bear. I could tell by just looking at them they were well constructed and they were in really good shape. So I looked inside, and I saw the name, Alden. Now my heart started to race a little bit and I looked over my shoulder to make sure no one was looking at me because I was getting really excited. I turned them over and the soles have plenty of life left but the heel could be replaced. I've never handled shell but something told me these were it. I tried them on and they were a little tight but I was ok. I looked them up when I got home and they are the Alden chukka 1339. Yes indeed I did the happy dance! And I haven't been able to stop looking at them since. :bounce2:
     
  2. grendel

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    How does retail pricing compare to mainline Corneliani?
     
  3. capnwes

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  4. tben

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    I am pretty sure it is relatively the same or comparable.
     
  5. AndroFan

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    +1. The retail ID pieces I've seen were in line with mainline pricing.

     
  6. AndroFan

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    +1 YES. Alden shell boots and chukkas are very rare finds round these parts. Pics required.

     
  7. 46n2

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    Brioni X 3 --1 Kiton casual and 1 Turn. & Ass. (37X 14.5) today (available). Brioni shirts too small- 39X15.5 (available). Keeping the Brioni casual and maybe the Kiton. Good day today. Left a Zegna Couture suit. GW wanted $250 for it !! Left a Robert Graham b/c they wanted $25 for it. Boo.
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  8. mainy

    mainy Senior member

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    last time i found shell alden chukkas i sold them to some guy in japan for 380 bucks, they are indeed an epic rare find
     
  9. DeadBoy

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    Gah, that stupid site waited until I was ready to check out before telling me it isn't shipping shoe trees, or any shoe care products, international. Next time I pass on JAB, it'll be with extreme prejudice.

    PS Wes those mountie cufflinks look awesome! But they also kind of look like they'd weigh a ton.
     
  10. grendel

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    If you're gonna be doing any more roadtrips through my area I can proxy for you and hand them off.

    I wore that Duchamp London tie from you yesterday. It's a favorite. [​IMG]
     
  11. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Senior member

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    Minor finds today, all available.

    Burberry's Made in USA Blazer. I usually pass on these but this thing is in excellent condition and has a beautiful pattern.

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    P2P: 22
    S2S: Just under 19.5
    BOC: 31.5
    Sleeve: 25.5

    Recent Faconnable Jeans. 36 x 34. Fairly slim ffit. 3% elastane, likely to be very comfortable.

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    Very Recent J Crew Urban Slim Broken In Chino. 30 x 32. From Fall 2011. There's a laundry mark on the knee, see last pic. Didn't see it in store, generally speaking it is hard to see.. Will give away at cost and shipping if someone wants a nice pair of beaters.

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    Mint Polo linen/cotton sweater. Great summer sweater - 71% linen, 29% pima cotton. Marked XL. Color is slightly less vibrant than in pictures, but not much. I would describe the color as "brick" or maybe even "blaze."

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  12. ATLjon

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    OK. Someone posted a Hermes tie a while back with a closeup of the loop, which made me look back at the Hermes I picked up a bit ago because I don't remember seeing a loop. The consensus on my tie is that it's real, but just to make sure ....



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    They are pretty sweet in the full color. Surprisingly not that heavy at all.
     
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    Today, from more cart stealing.

    Some kind of textured Etro shirt-15.5
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    M2 Flat-front Bills-Do people still buy these things?
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    A crappy textured tie
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    I don't know why it looks dirty in this pic, it's not dirty. I guess it's the light.

    And a super terrible suit- EU 50R 33W 31I 1.5cuff
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  15. AndroFan

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    Can't see the loop but I'm still almost certain it's real.

     
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  16. mrdeep2001

    mrdeep2001 Senior member

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    heh same here man, 3 pairs of shoe trees, some shoe racks, tie rack, girl with giant rack...(okay maybe not that last one)
     
  17. Brianpore

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    Did someone say 14.5-37......[​IMG] PM Sent
     
  18. acosbysweater

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    I wish all of my snags were in tiny sizes, as you seem to be interested in buying every last 14.5 collar shirt and 36R suit ever made. Surely you aren't wearing a suit and tie every day?
     
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  19. capnwes

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    FTFY
     
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