The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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    concealed Senior member

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    how am i supposed to sell my itemz?!?!!?
     
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    I'll buy Radiohead as maybe a tie for most-pretentious, but you just can't get more pretentious than REM. I'll accept that Jay-Z is probably more overrated than Springsteen. Jerry Miller played guitar for Moby Grape, was deemed the 68th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone a few years back (ahead of Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads and Angus Young, all of whom play/played decidedly different styles than Miller) and, at last check, played beer joints in Tacoma well into the night for no money at all. Gram Parsons, while influential, is on most everyone's radar, so he doesn't count.
     
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    Good thing I got my 2 purchases in earlier [​IMG]
     
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    Dood, REM is my hometown band... Up until the early 90's they were awesome. U2 Rattle & Hum and beyond is 100x more pretentious than anyone else I can think of... Maybe 90's Sinead O'Connor comes close.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the ones I saw were real, but they were really, really bad. They were selvedge, heavy, deep indigo and NWT, but here's the rub (as if the jeans aren't already obnoxious enough): See that big M across the pocket? Picture that, in white, 3" wide, across the entire back of the jeans, as if it were painted on, going from mid-calf to mid-ass. They were ridiculous.
     
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    I would describe the sound produced by U2 to be roughly equivalent to two shits being rubbed together.
     
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    It works on my phone :thumbs-up:
     
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    Clearly with you on the Bruce thing. I can overlook the U2 talent comment, but Piper at the Gates as best Floyd album?? That's not even their best Psychadelic album. For me, WYWH rules the day, with Dark Side and Final Cut a very tight 2/3. But if you're talking Psychadelic, I thim Atom Heart Mother takes it for me.
     
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    Ok, this is a bit of a sidebar [​IMG]...but this is indisputibly fake, right? And a REALLY bad one at that? (HP label looks off, Japanese sizing label, LP label doesn't look right, no working cuffs, sewn faux buttonholes, no hand stitched lapel, etc.):

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...l6HvHM%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_4000wt_1163

    I didn't realize/wouldn't think that nice SR tailors would be faked. It just doesn't seem like they're widely known enough to fake. Though I guess it makes sense...anything high cash value makes for a good target.
     
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    Facconable made by Cantarelli EU56

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    Handmade Gravati shoes 10.5

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    Bespoke Foster and Son

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    Bespoke Foster and Son

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    Handmade Varvatos 10.5

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    I have a suit from this vintage. Navy pinstripe, flat front trousers, single vent 2 button. Trousers even have a "modern" (read: narrow) leg opening. Fits me like a glove and is very well constructed. To be sure, its closer to the "travel/beater" pile than the "wear to next meeting with CEO" pile, but still. Feels nice to breathe life and purpose into a suit that survived this long intact and that still looks good.
     
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    Know nothing about this stuff, so probably just going to pass, again, thanks for the help guys.
     
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    The Final Cut? Please.
     
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    You have to listen closely to hear two turds rubbed together. U2, unfortunately, has amplifiers.
     
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    Hey guys looking for some advice. I like to thrift, but Ill admit I know jack about suits, blazers, etc. Im much more into streetwear. However, I have recently in the market for a nice blazer to go w/ jeans, sneakers, whatever. I found a navy blue window pane patter blazer under maker "racquet club". Is this brand worth a damn? (I live in Iowa, so many of these makers I see on here will never be found, best I can hope for is Brooks Bros..) It fits me decently well, but would need slight tailoring, is it worth it?

    Thanks
     
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