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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. clotheshound

    clotheshound Active Member

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    This is a great hobby ! I thrift for myself and my son, seeking out the quality brands in near mint condition. Not really into the reselling thing. Amazing fun! The most fun I have ever had with my clothes on (no pun intended)
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    Versus by Gianni Versace - Chalkstripe Jacket
     


  2. Typhoid Jones

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    Once upon a time I had the idea in my head that Aquascutum was a good brand. I picked up a couple of their ties at a thrift store in CO a few years ago. I really enjoyed wearing one in particular until I was looking at it and saw that it wasn't made in the UK. Then I started noticing that A LOT of their stuff was made in Caribbean countries or otherwise developing nations. I immediately sold / traded those ties and have never picked up another Aquascutum anything. Seriously, check the country of origin when you're out - lots of "English" brands are just as shitty as anything else out there. That's also the reason why I don't pick up TM Lewin or Thomas Pink shirts anymore - I think they're all made in Romania now anyway.
     


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    Aquascutum trenches are every bit as good if not better than Burberrys (Churchill thought so) and they are made in England (most likely by Rumanians and Poles :) )
     


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    well yeah, that is true. Some is/was made overseas and some is not. I have a very nice UK-made SC of theirs I got on a great sale in Taipei and I love it. Also a few shirts my girlfriend gave me. But Burberry has gone down this path as well... moving one of it's largest factories from Wales to China. Caused a major ruckus in the UK and even Prince Charles tried some maneuvers to block it iirc. Just one of many brands moving to Asia unfortunately. :(
     
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    saw an Andover Shop suit for $25 - but it was kid sized, maybe as small as 36 lol, passed
     


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    You'll make Brian cry.
    It is our duty to cloth Brian so he can color coordinate and give us more pics:) He is not very trad though so maybe not.
     


  8. clotheshound

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    I have to say that almost 99% of the Aquascutum stuff I see both at retail and in thrifts is NOT made in the UK.

     


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    BURBERRYS' 100% Cashmere Sportcoat - Made in England !
     


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    Picked up 6 pair of Allen Edmonds, ranging from very decent to very good condition, all in really big sizes: 14E and 14EEE. Haven't yet cleaned them up, but wanted to snap off some quick pics.

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    Trying out my new mannequin... Broke out the real camera, flash, and sync cable. Thoughts? I know I need to get some clips to hold it in the back so it forms to the torso better, and I could use a more universal tie (thoughts on one that looks good on most jackets?)


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