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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. Typhoid Jones

    Typhoid Jones Senior member

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    ^^^ Lol. Nothing against Rumanians or Poles. I've been to both countries and found them enjoyable.

    ^^^ I'm not saying that there aren't any rogue quality Aquascutum pieces lurking about, but just that I haven't found any. And its because I have never found any that the brand isn't really on my radar.

    Also, re: Burberry, I see a lot of "Burberry London" shirts with a made in USA tag attached to the interior side seam. Not that "made in USA" is bad (because it definitely is not), but I still leave them.
     
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  2. grendel

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    So people can offer you things we find. If I only wore stuff I found I'd have a much more limited closet... By trading we are able to help each other out.
     


  3. Shiny

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    Three stops today netted me the following. Everything is available:

    Don’t know much about these. They say “Clif” Made in Italy. Pretty much new as they have little if any wear in the heels soles. The upper leather is really soft. New old stock? Says 43 in the bottom of the sole, but I would estimate they are 9D. Anyone know this brand?

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    Cole Haan Made in India captoes. Again, not much wear but not as new as the ones above. Size 11D. Probably worn 1-2 times. Good for a flip.

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    Cole Haan Made in USA braces. The metal part actually says “solid brass” Not sure if you can tell from my pix. There is also a serial # (?)in the center where it says made in USA.
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    Few ties.PRL is "Made by hand." I will probably be rocking the yellow VV one around july 4th. Go USA!
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  4. madmacs

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    so you ever get that feeling when you walk in a store... you know where something is just calling your name... then you get about halfway there and stop for some reason because you get pulled in a different direction? no? oh well...

    In a store where I left a Hugo Boss suit and a Ralph Lauren previously, found a nice Oxxford suit (42R), and an even nicer Zegna (42R) too... I'm guessing someone didnt pick up their dry cleaning...

    Oh the dilema... I'm a 44L, they're both 42R... grrrrrrrrr!
    arrrrrrrghhhhhh! well of course I left them there for the next person... you believed me right? nope I have to admit, the thought didnt even cross my mind... bad I know... so now I have to wait til I can trade them :(

    To make matters worse... found a Canali sportscoat in a different store... 42L... just not my day, bought it too... ho hummm...
     


  5. Madroaster

    Madroaster Well-Known Member

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    About Aquascutum: I have a made-in-England SC, 100% cashmere in a navy herringbone that is incredible. It's very well made, looks great, feels amazing on and I probably fondle it just a little much when I get the chance to wear it. I know their recent stuff is not like the old stuff, but this is something else. It's good incentive to never grow larger than I am now, just so I can keep wearing it.

    I'm not terribly sad to see them go; they've been in a downfall for a long time now. But I'll definitely keep looking for their older stuff. (I also have a macintosh that's equally well made; thick horn buttons, great buttonholes, all-around goodness. I think it was made in Baltimore.)

    ETA: In fact, I'm so happy with the one I have now I just went to the bay and bought another one that happened to be sitting around with a lowish BIN. I can't wait to get it.
     
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  6. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Looks good. I wish I had all that equipment. I'm dealing with my 5.2 mpx Sony digital with crappy white balance.

    I'd vote one pic with pants as the "opener" then a series of pics without (Front on, side on, back on, closeup of lapel) and then a couple of pics of the pants (personally, I like to see the waistband both open and closed, so I can see the pleating, the lining and the amount of material to let; I also like to see a good shot of most of the trousers to see if they're sheened). But you need to pin the back of the jackets. Just use a chip clip. Or a clothes hanger. Pulls the waist of the jacket in and contours the suit. I'd also use a more neutral tie; I prefer solid blue.
     


  7. valium

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    haha loved it,as a matter fact will make it my avatar







     


  8. horse's_ass

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    Looks pretty good -- if you're going to use your couch as a backdrop, maybe use a really short depth of field?
     


  9. grendel

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    Cool, thanks! I didn't want to tie up my plain navy tie on my mannequin, but maybe I'll see what I can find either in my huge pile of ties I've kept or at a thrift.





    That is a really short depth of field... Down around an f/1.8 - f/2.2.

    Unfortunately I don't have a better spot to shoot these as the setup takes a lot of space. I'll keep working on it.
     
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  10. highlifeman

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    Usually dont get to make many stops during the week, but hit up 2 today....

    E Zegna for NM High Performance Light Navy pinstripe 6 x 2 double breasted suit, double vented, size 48EU...I guess @ 38 US
    If it was my size, I would keep it....pretty nice & lightweight

    18.5 shoulder
    21.5 pit to pit
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    31 BOC

    Pants- 32" waist, 28.5" inseam + appx 3.5"

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    Florsheim Imperial pebble grain blucher w/ V-cleat size 9C...uppers in real good condition..heels need replacing soon

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    Alden moc tassel loafers, size 9.5E, also wear on heels

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    Derek Rose PJ top , size Xl...

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    Some large Church's shoe trees (they do have spring), marked 11 not sure if that actual size....I can use them for ebay finds, but if anyone want them for some reason, available....

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    Ninja edit: After posting in the middle of Noobizor's epic haul last night, I swear if he or DM7 post in the next 5 minutes, Im giving up thrifting forever....[​IMG]
     
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  11. valium

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    dude awesome score on everything,especially love that tv.should fetch you around $200.what you want is the grand daddy of those tvs,a Panasonic Orbitel they go for arond $500.

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    i know you like bikes,major heart break today,decided to stop to get cigarettes before heading to my fave thrift store...see a guy walking out with a french made Peugeot with a Brooks Professional (!!!) saddle for $19.99
    if i hadnt stopped with cigs it would have been sitting in my garage right now,might be reason enough to quit.





     
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  12. Achilles_

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    I have a mac coat and a trench coat that were made in England, very quality items (both 100% cotton) I was very careful to make sure they were made in England though.
     


  13. Fueco

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    Not wrong... The jacket is a 2011 model. And it's made in Columbia.

    Welcome to the new Patagonia... The other synchilla I have listed is vintage and made in the USA.


     


  14. GMMcL

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    DAMN YOU PEOPLE WITH YOUR SWEET BLACK SLIP ONS THAT ARE ONE SIZE TOO SMALL FOR ME!! :censored:

    BTW, whereforearthou, DM7? Finals? Hopefully not deterred by all the politics. Still mourning the loss of Dig's and Klobber's awesome posts (though those were very different situations).
     


  15. ChetB

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    Thrift fit: custom madras sack from 1966.

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