The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    You could also make a want to buy ad. I've found a few great things that way that people just had lying around, but hadn't listed in Buying & Selling. :D
     
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    Dig - did you find your tie for your wedding?
     
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    ^^^ Nice! What size is that RLPL? :D



    Member Kitontini is from the Denver area. He finds some nice stuff. Lots of rich folks with resort homes there, I suppose. That sounds like a crazy haul! Care to give us a rundown and let us drool?



    As for me, it's been quite a while since I've found any really nice clothes. I've been finding a lot of other cool odds and ends, though. Here's my finds so far this week:

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    - Recent Clan Douglas cashmere sweater
    - Recent Hubert White (local high-end men's clothier) cashmere sweater.
    - Merrell leather casual lace ups
    - Polo RL short-sleeve pique cotton rugby collar shirt
    - Recent flat-front Zegna mainline khaki shorts (!). Available. Size 38.


    Sorry for the pics. I forgot to turn off the "Retro" effect on my camera.

    -Vintage Stetson Royal De Luxe brown fedora.

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    - New Sennheiser ME-3 microphone w/ original receipt. I got it for $5.

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    - Babolat Aeropro Drive tennis racquet.

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    - Vintage Florsheim Imperial black wingtip V-Cleats. Size 8 D

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    - Baller pillows. Waterford metallic bead and Leila's Linens Mother of Pearl. Found out Leila's Linens is pretty high-end stuff sold at NYC boutiques and at Bergdorf Goodman.

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    - NWOT Simon Miller gray raw/stiff denim jeans. Size 33.

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    - Ben Silver linen "Charleston Shirt" Sz L. Available.

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    Aaaand, now it's my turn.

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    Picked this up today for $1. Not sure if it's real due to the lining and the label style. It's a nice tie. Silk feels nice. Any help, Spoo?

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    Yes, thanks! Got a great deal from another poster here and USPS says I should get something in the mail tomorrow.

    That said, I'm still trying to convince SWMBO that Spoo's Drakes shepherds check is an investment in our grandson's future, though. :lol:

    Meanwhile, while getting an oil change, I was informed that my thrifted Volvo XC 70 had sprung a coolant leak in an undisclosed location somewhere in the overflow tank system. I went to the local pick and pay today and scored a newer replacement with all the hoses, clamps, wiring, plug and cap that I pulled myself for ten bucks! I installed it this afternoon and it all looks good.

    Thrifting is where you find it.
     
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    I suggested it.




    :cheers: Sounds cool. Anything you want by any chance? I have a huge load of stuff, palmed a whole bunch of shirts and jackets to Andro for the hell of it, looking to thin the whole herd before I start thrifting again.




    Whether he gets his stuff from SA, GW, Craigslist, Yard Sales, Stolen from Back of Truck, Marshalls, Discount Warehouses, Breaking and Entering Mansions, Mugging old Ladies, Outlet centers etc makes no difference to me. In any case, I used to post all Consignment finds as well - point is, if you get a deal, and it is well well below retail (i.e. < 90% off retail), it is totally ethical and entirely reasonable to brag about it here.

    Name of this thread is official thrift/discount store bragging thread. Nuff zed. I doubt all his finds are GW/SA, but a good 30 - 40% of my best finds usually come from other avenues not involving thrifts.
     
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    Details on the zanella shorts nat?

    Hah didn't know they made those!
     
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    Zanella? You mean Zegna? :laugh:

    Really nice. Light khaki/stone color. Recent label. Flat front. Made by Incotex. 7" Inseam.




    Dang, too small!
     
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    Finds today:

    US A-2 Leather Jacket
    2 Alden SHELL Dress Shoes 11.5 C and 12 C
    Recent Armani Collezioni Striped Black Linen Blend Suit
     
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    Not much today.

    Another pair of cufflinks, making 20 pairs within the last week.
    Another pair of Zanellas, size 36 Brownish, Double pleated/cuffed
    and 9 Vintage Brannock Devices - 2 Mens, 2 Athletic Men/Women, 5 Junior. Two were branded. One Men's was for Nunn Bush, and one juniors was for Buster Brown Shoes.

    Oh yeah, and an Underwood-Olivetti Portable Typewriter


    P.S. While I'm on the cufflink topic, still looking for somone named George to take these George cufflinks off my hands.
     
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  13. Brianpore

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    WOW 20 pairs [​IMG] I havnt found a single pair in 1 year of thrifting
     
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    I know, I hadn't either...until this week. 10 at one spot, 9 at another and 1 more today at the same place I got the 9. Plus I made friends with the old lady at the jewelry counter and she is going to set all cuff links aside for me from now on, since no one else ever buys them.
     
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    Scored a cotton LL bean blue blazer. Just in time for the summer! I was actually looking at them online last night too.
     
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