The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Larson McCord

    Larson McCord Senior member

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    There are plenty of Hart Schaffner Marx items for both of you in Iowa
     
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    Since we're on the topic of outdoors clothing, does anybody ever find anythng by Arc'teryx?
     
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    Friend of mine found a jacket in Vancouver, but Arcteryx is based there...

    Usually only find Patagonia, I also left a Smartwool piece from the same owner that was in poor condition

    outdoors stuff flips decently well, outdoorsy people aren't as nitpicky about details as the finely dressed set...
     
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    Nope, but I found a cool Helly Hansen ski / rain jacket that fits me
     
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    I've found numerous polo shirts and t-shirts. I did find a NWOT daypack about a month ago as well. However, I've only found one really nice piece. It was a NWOT black Theta AR jacket in my size about 7 years ago. I was still working at the Salvation Army thrift store and we got a "route truck" straight from a very wealthy area. Route trucks come straight from the pick-ups and were unprocessed, which means the people at the processing center didn't pick all the good stuff out. That truck was chock full of goodies. I ended up with a set of brand new Jack Nicklaus golf clubs w/ bag and some clothes. Among the clothing items I got was that jacket. I didn't know the name but picked it up on instinct. It was really well made and made in Canada. It's my favorite jacket. I still have it and even though I've worn it a lot, it still looks brand new.
     
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    Would a steamer take the wrinkles out?

    I love the TPC Twin Cities!
     
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    I keep finding a bunch of Columbia/Patagonia/Eddie Bauer nice and outdoorsy type jackets, but how do you ID these as vintage? (Always think of Nataku when I see them :D )

    Also, grendel, that jacket looks fun! Linen + one button = WIN in my book.

    Favorite find this month: moar sex outfits (referee, nurse, student, etc.) which always end up in the men's section for some reason, and are always being held aloft by a laughing woman.
    :foo:
     
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    avoid columbia/eddie b like the plague
     
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    I've still got some more of them up on eBay, but I could take one down for you [​IMG]

    EDIT: That's about the Ted Baker 1 button linen jackets, not the sex outfits [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, I love it here! I tried the steamer, it works but overall still looks off.. These shirts look great when they're freshly pressed. Too much effort for casual wear, IMO.


    :D

    Patagonia is great stuff. Their R fleece and outerwear sells really good if it's recent (has a white w/ black text computer-printed size tag). I love their casual stuff too, but their shirts are cut very generously. Eddie Bauer is nice stuff for casual wear/beating around the house. Resale isn't worth it. Columbia isn't even worth looking at. 30 years ago the stuff was great. Not anymore.
     
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    It's not so much that we aren't nitpicky about the details... Outdoorsy people tend to be more open to things like re-using, recycling and repurposing items. Thrift shopping just isn't looked down upon. When I was a little younger (yeah,yeah; this was 14 years ago), I spent a couple of months living in a tent outside of El Paso, TX. The normal routine when not rock climbing included things like dumpster diving, dollar movies and drinking the cheapest beer we could get our hands on. High style wasn't a concern. What's that old saying? Form follows function? It's absolutely true when you're living on $5 per day.

    Smartwool makes decent stuff too, though I've only bought their socks. I love them for running and hiking.

     
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    Yes, Patagonia rocks... I found a Patagonia wool/fleece blend jacket for $3 a few weeks ago. It was basically new.

    I liked it so much that I put the Synchilla Fleece I bought at the outlet store a few weeks before that up on Ebay. Still hasn't sold...

    [​IMG]

    Patagonia is great stuff. Their R fleece and outerwear sells really good if it's recent (has a white w/ black text computer-printed size tag). I love their casual stuff too, but their shirts are cut very generously. Eddie Bauer is nice stuff for casual wear/beating around the house. Resale isn't worth it. Columbia isn't even worth looking at. 30 years ago the stuff was great. Not anymore.
     
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    REI garage sale, anyone?
     
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    Oh, thanks, guys. I don't really grab that stuff, but I'll be sure to look out for the recent Patagonia label. (My uncle's a hardcore Oregonian, into the typical hardcore Oregonian -type stuff :laugh: ).

    Nataku, et al, you guys should swing by SW&D sometime; more and more people are becoming interested in these newer, obscure-ish Japanese tech brands (White Mountaineering, Undercover sometimes). Isaora appears to be a nice American blend of fashunz/outdoorsy garments, as well. Interesting stuff, and I believe you can style it to fit both a traditional mountain man aesthetic, as well as goth ninja, if that's your thing.
     
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    I have several Hermes ties. I like wearing them to Stones concerts.
     
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