The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. tintindeo

    tintindeo Active Member

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    got me a hook-up in LA, last week a domenico spano suit was marked in t-store $120 w/a slash that made it $80, but i got it for $15...gonna put appx $200 alterations..i guess my few shekels will help the economy
     


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    Picked up a 100% Cashmere Isaia houndstooth waistcoat today at Goodwill. I scoured the place looking for matching pants and/or jacket, but no dice. Still a great score for 4.99.
     


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    saw several lanvin ties, made in canada, im assuming the equivalent of the christian dior liscenced stuff, correct?
     


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    Picked up a 100% Cashmere Isaia houndstooth waistcoat today at Goodwill. I scoured the place looking for matching pants and/or jacket, but no dice. Still a great score for 4.99.


    What size?
     


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    Very heavy HSM overcoat in a dark herringbone tweed, two nearly imperceptible runs in the fabric, exactly my size: $7.68, a Salvation Army in Long Island. I've seen similar models new for $500ish. Will be perfect for the dead of winter.

    I also found a heavy HSM overcoat yesterday. It's in charcoal and fits perfectly. There is a small tear in the lining but it's otherwise perfect. Paid $35, which is a lot for me, but it will be great for those -10 Minnesota winter days. I know it's not that recent, since it has a Dayton-Hudson tag, which puts it sometime between the mid 70's and 1990, when Dayton's became Marshall Fields.

    Also found a Samuelsohn two button suit in charcoal that fits me perfectly for $12.99.
     


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    The worst thing about having a 9-5 is not being able to hit thrifts during optimal hours. Damn the man.
     


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    What size?
    The tag says 42 with a drop of 6. So does that mean that there are matching pants out there somewhere? The model is called "Perry".
     


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    The tag says 42 with a drop of 6. So does that mean that there are matching pants out there somewhere? The model is called "Perry".

    Probably but not necessarily.

    I might be interested as well. I love odd vests.

    What is the chest measure?

    Pic?
     


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    saw several lanvin ties, made in canada, im assuming the equivalent of the christian dior liscenced stuff, correct?

    Pretty much, though I have found some that are particularly nice.
     


  11. 83glt

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    Probably but not necessarily.

    I might be interested as well. I love odd vests.

    What is the chest measure?

    Pic?

    As I look again, the size tag says 54/44 not 42. It seems to fit me quite well though, so I don't think I'll be letting it go. Any ideas on how I might wear this odd vest? I was thinking with white or pale blue shirt and olive or tan pants and grey flannel or brown herringbone jacket. What are my limitations here? Below are a couple photos.

    More importantly, I've really been having incredible luck lately. Today, I just couldn't resist another quick stop into Goodwill, though at a different location. This time I picked up an incredibly gorgeous Brioni 60/40 wool/silk jacket ($20). It's just so sick! I couldn't believe it. And it's a 40S too. I've been giddy all night. I think it's new (or very close to it) as there were replacement buttons and a couple swatches of fabric in one of the inside pockets. Unbelievable.... Photos are below as well.

    Oh ya, and for good measure I scored a RLPL shirt ($9), a Canali shirt ($9), and a nice brown silk knit tie ($4). Can you believe that the Brioni cost less than the 2 shirts and tie combined?
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    Get a clue no-body knows how nice brioni suits are! I see them in thrifts all the time here in san diego. Armani and versace are difficult to find here though not so much in LA.
     


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    Get a clue no-body knows how nice brioni suits are! I see them in thrifts all the time here in san diego. Armani and versace are difficult to find here though not so much in LA.
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    Im reacting to your suprise that your shirts were more expensive than your suit, Being that brioni has no brand recognition the thrift store employees.
     


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    It's funny how clueless thrift store employees are. I bought an Isaia dress shirt from the Salvation Army I used to work at. My old manager was at the cashier when I checked out. She looked the shirt over and said "Well, this must be an expensive shirt since you're buying it!". I told her what they typically go for and she said "Well I couldn't tell the difference between that and a Wal-Mart shirt if I tried. Looks like something I'd recycle into a dish rag". Just goes to show a lot of people out there have no idea....

    On the other hand, it seems there are more and more clothes-hounds out there. I don't even bother going to the heavy traffic thrift stores anymore, because the good stuff will go in a matter of a couple hours.
     


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