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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. goneAWOL

    goneAWOL Senior member

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    That's definitely Brioni, so congrats[​IMG]. Brioni is definitely one of the premier makers in the world. It doesn't get a whole lot better than finding one on accident for $4. As far as age, it looks a little bit older, but not that old. The two button sleeves were more popular in the 90s I think, and that fabric tag isn't used anymore. How many vents are on it? If its side vented, then its an amazing find and who cares how old it is, but unvented jackets are definitely less popular now. Either way its a great find. Keep on listening to that spidey sense!

    EDIT: Oh and make sure to look at the back of the buttons for markings. Its happened before where a guy picked up a blazer with gold buttons. Just don't get your hopes up.
     
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  2. heathenist

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    The golden color has seemed to rub off in some spots leaving a silver mirror like finish behind it, and there don't appear to be any markings on the backs.

    And it's center vented, sorry, should have included that in the original post.

    I feel like thrifting has been ruined for me now, like, there is nowhere to go but down and any other find will seem so insignificant. Somehow, I'm okay with that.
     
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    Definitely not true, unless you leave in East Cornholio
     
  4. horse's_ass

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    Yeah, that's a nice jacket, a bit dated but a staple piece. Probably has a real value of like 70 or bucks. There are definitely much cooler/more valuable things to be found, just gotta embrace the hunt.

    You post on the B9Board, no?
     
  5. heathenist

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    Yep, who are you?

    And I've never found anything of real quality in my thrift store shopping, I'm lucky to find something that isn't synthetic and in my size, let alone something that isn't department store crap. I guess I just need to learn better places to hunt and know what to look for.
     
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    Nice score. I gotta be honest, from the pics it doesn't look dated to me. It looks like it fits well - just swap out the buttons for smoked or white MOP buttons. Those and the patch pockets will give it a nice, casual look. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with a center vent.
     
  7. horse's_ass

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    I posted over there for a long time as user "Hotwetnast"

    I think I made a recommendation to you about a Filson bag, once upon a time.
     
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    Maybe, but you're never going to be okay paying retail again.

     
  9. HansderHund

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    eBay rant, read at your own risk:

    I just received a question about a pair of Prada sneakers that asked if they're real.

    I replied that yes, they're real but used. He then asked in broken German if we'll send to his EU country and I asked which country (even though I could have guessed).

    He said Romania (surprise!). I told him I'm sorry, but I only ship to Germany right now (and a few other countries), it's cheaper, faster and easier. Thanks anyway.

    He bought the shoes and paid immediately.


    So, now do I have to open a case if he doesn't voluntarily retract it to get my fees back and have them relisted?
     
  10. concealed

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    Is Romania an EU black hole or something?

    I would go through the appropriate channels to cancel the auction and refund him as you don't ship to his country, as you mentioned in "messages."

    I think you can block buyers by country, try googling it
     
  11. Brianpore

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    In your ebay listing, did you say you only ship to certain countries? Here in the US ebay site it lets your limit which countries you ship to (or dont ship to). If you didnt list that you would ship to his country, then just give ebay a call and ask. They are usually pretty helpful and will at least put a note on your account so when you call back (after the idiot does not agree to cancel the transaction) you will get your final fees back. If you are dead set against shipping to him, refund his money asap after you speak to ebay.
     
  12. horse's_ass

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    I saw this episode of House Hunters International where this biner from the UK was looking for a house in Romania. That country looks like a shit on a shit.
     
  13. heathenist

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    I agree, I don't think it looks too dated, the lapels may be a bit wide for my preference/slender frame, but nothing that's really off-putting. I actually quite like a center vent, I guess I prefer side vents, but not to a great extent.

    Examples of good buttons/sources to buy?
    No shit! I ended up getting that Filson Original Briefcase btw, and I'm in love with it. I've since recommended it to a handful of other posters who ended up buying it and thanked me for the recommendation. So thanks for the heads up, such a great bag.
    I've never been okay with paying retail.
     
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    Thanks for all of the help!

    I did list countries that I ship in the listing, I unchecked a lot of them.

    Romania, and I don't mean offense, is well known for scams, gypsies and organized crime. I have little interest in sending anything to either Romania or Bulgaria (again, no offense intended).

    The twist that has developed is that they have a registered German PayPal address. I googled it and it looks legit. They have 24 feedbacks to their username and they buy Gucci, Prada and D&G. I'm just afraid the very real shoes will arrive and they'll file a claim.

    I might just gamble on this one. It's not a lot of money and best case scenario is that it all works out. Thanks for all of the helpful advice, I'm still encountering new problems here and there and you guys are quite the resource.
     
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    I F'd up and left one of these a week ago. It was priced at $55, but I'd just bought one for $75 to replace the one my wife has. Just sold the old one, which had a smaller motor and a less-groovy splash guard, for $100 on CL.
     
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    Late to the party, but they look like shell to me.
     
  17. HansderHund

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    I bought the professional series in red in the US a couple of years ago. I then shipped it to Austria and beat it home. Cost and shipping was somewhere in the neighborhood of $600, but at that time with the exchange rate I saved about €500-700. I still can't find the professional series here, but in the shops the normal one is around €500.

    They're heavy and made in the US, so the costs here are enormous. I do need a huge transformer to operate it here, though.
     
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    So, who makes the made in Italy shoes for Hickey Freeman?

    Also, I'm calling off the dogs on the 17.5-34 French cuff spread collar shirts. Amazingly...The first rack I walked up to had 2, freshly dry cleaned. One white, one pink. They are both cheap no-name brands, but they fit well and they were $1 each. Thanks everyone for your help and offers.
     
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    you guys like wholecuts?

    Allen Edmonds Berkley, size 10.5D, $6.99.

    [​IMG]
     
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