The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Ace_Face

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    I was granted leave for the day with regard to family matters and decided to take my (weak) thrift game on the road. Some might be skeptical of thrifting in Detroit, MI. They say that the town is economically depressed post-apocalyptic hellscape and that people who are surviving on raccoon carcasses are unlikely to be donating high end Italian menswear to their local thrift store. But I know there is money in places up there, and those people must donate decent clothing occasionally. Well, today I went to find out. And I discovered that there isn't shit in Detroit-area thrift stores. Literally nothing worthwhile. I hit high end and low end areas and came up empty.

    I had a little better luck at Off 5th and Last Call, picking up some staple shirts and pants for decent prices. Thought I hit a home run at Nordstrom Rack when I found a pair of Sperry desert boots in my size for half what I was going to pay to buy them on zappos last week. Then I saw the checkout line, which literally had at least seventy-five people waiting to go through two cashiers ringing people up. I briefly considered just running out the door while throwing a wad of bills at the sales associate, but instead I just left them behind. :brick:
     


  2. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Hah! Spoo looking to branch out eh? Definately can be a money maker...I have quite a few that I'm saving for a rainy day when I need some retirement money. Ok...maybe not quite retirement money, but some decent change.

    And, Spoo, had fun going thru your photobucket album...appreciate the good photography!


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    I once proxied couple of outdated Armani suits for someone from Burlington Coat Factory. 300 bucks a piece, the guy saw them, did not buy for whatever reason and got me to do it later Was a terrible store otherwise. Just saying.
     


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    Well, more like go back to my roots. I started flipping concert shirts eons ago before menswear and luxury. I had someone from 10 years ago get back in touch looking for some, but all my contacts are long gone. I happen to also love them for house/weekend stuff. I still regret selling my 77 Zeppelin tour shirt and my 81 Stones dragon ones.

    And, thanks for looking at my pictures!
     


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    I still have my Winger t-shirt :slayer:

    I actually bought a couple of the Beatles shirts they had at Target...for $11 they've been great shirts.
     


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    When I forget to bring my tax exempt forms to NY, I go to NJ. True story :lol:
     


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    Tell me about it. I used to have a Jethro Tull American Tour 1977 t-shirt. Loved it and wore it till it was threadbare. The design/print was really hard to find as I looked on eBay for about 2 years before I found one just like it but in red (mine was black). Went for $200! Ugh.
     
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  10. noob in 89

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    Gah! It is. It's old, but in good condition... So when you say some bread , you mean... (I just kept thinking, This is the lovely place that arrested people for renting The Tin Drum on VHS).



    Ooh, I've got one of these. Black raglan sleeves, right? Super soft and vintage-y? My uncle gave me one in the late 80's, early 90's, I think. I wore it all through high school. (I believe it's wrapped-up in attic, right by The Dark Knight Returns, which was supposed to be worth a billion dollars by now). :facepalm:

    I'd like to find some old Guns N Roses T-shirts and give them to women who look good in leather. :inlove:
     
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  11. SpooPoker

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    Great idea :slayer:

    My personal grails are vintage reggae shirts, Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff. If anyone sees those please tell me. I had one from the Stooges and one from Alice Cooper that were so amazing.
     


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    this depresses me greatly. id sell my soul for a 70s zepp shirt.
     


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    Where were you when I got only $80 for it on eBay? :laugh:
     


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    If it was on the Atco label, it was an orig. pressing. These are very valuable and quite rare as they were pulled from the shelves very quickly. Nobody will give you any hassle. The thing is 40+ years old and has serious collector value.

    http://www.popsike.com/BLIND-FAITHMINT-ORIG70-ATCO-LPPHALLUS-COVERwINSERT/130231299685.html
     


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