The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Samuel Smith

    Samuel Smith Senior member

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    uhh... yea this one is 42R navy as well. listed for 99$

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  3. LooknGr8

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    I will get on the trading thread and get my Tumblr going, ha! At some point soon. Have been finding some good stuff out there but u guys have been posting so much Borrelli, etc. that my "good" ain't no game at all. So I give you this (the coat is too big for me, it's up for grabs).

    Polo SC. Don't fit me. Up for grabs. PM.
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    Marked 44R but tailored more like a 41-42-ish. Lines one way are a kind of colbalt blue, the other cream-white-ish. Heavy wool.
    chest 21.75
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    length 30.25
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    Silk and linen 14 vest haul. They fit me. There is a story behind this.
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    And this! Fits me. What were the odds?

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  4. Achilles_

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    JAB shirts with quality fabric? Do they have a luxury line?

    The shirt I bought (giftcard) has the worst collar I have ever seen, and the fabric irritates my skin (non-iron, never had this problem with other shirts)
     
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  6. AlanC

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    Here are a few quick snapshots of the ties I picked up. Below the group shots are some detailed shots of a couple of the ties, particularly the Charvet grenadine. I was also very impressed by the Eddy Monnetti. I was unfamiliar with the label, but it may be the nicest tie I got.


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  7. LooknGr8

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    Some people here vouch for their signature gold line...I typically pass up all JAB -- there was one I got once, a Traveler. I wear it, it's a good light blue herringbone that fills a gap in the color wheel in the closet. Once in a while, between all the Nautica dreck, a JAB catches my eye but that's about it.
     
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    Just until a nice stand version falls in my lap. My dilemma is if it's too tall it won't fit in my CVS without altering the viewing surface, so I need a table top mannequin. Then, it's a sloped desk top, like a drafting table, so I would need to modify the base to stand up straight. The hanger style is just the easier/lazier option for now
     
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    JAB is everywhere here. I live about 20 minutes from the main factory. I've had my eye on a MTM Pin Stripe suit in one of the thrift stores I hit on occasion. The fabric is super nice and it has all kinds of pick stitching (which I thought was odd), but I just cant pull the trigger...even at $10.
     
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    Hmm I might need to check it out, thank you!
     
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    Lucchese are by far the best cowboy boots money can buy you just need to be careful about the line of boot. Lucchese has several lines of boots that are made in Mexico with the name 1883, resistol ranch, etc.. The only ones worth buying are the lucchese classics line ( you should se a stamp on the inside of each boot that reads "lucchese classic") which are the only handmade line that lucchese offers. Don't worry about the leather. Just about every pair of lucchese classics retails from 600-20000. But obviously the exotic skins are worth more. Do a quick search on google for cjs lucchese an online retailer of these boots so you can get a better idea.
     
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    Check the soles. If there is a tiny shoe imprinted, usually just in front of the heel, you have a pair of seconds. Whether you can return them or not might vary, of course, depending on the eBay seller, but if what you say is correct, then the seller should take them back, especially if they are seconds and were not listed as such.
     
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    I found this cool vintage Oxxford shawl collar tuxedo yesterday.
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    It's 54 years old. There is a small hole in one of the sleeves of the jacket, but otherwise it's in great condition. The pants have a tear at one of the seams of the rear pocket.

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    Also, found some ties. Harrod's Man's Shop(available), recent Zegna (available), Brooks Brothers Linen(not available)

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  14. Cotton Dockers

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    Mainy, AlanC, EazyE - epic hauls - congrats! That Charvet grenadine is awesome.


    I haven't had any experience with them, but from what I have read they are supposed to be very good. High quality, made in USA, around $200/ shirt I believe. Not sure about their flippability though.


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    RLPL Yellow Polo (XL)

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    Saks 5th Ave. Blue Irish Linen s/s (L)

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    Santoni Tassel Loafers (Euro sized at 9.5 EE - so I think around 10.5 US)

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    Keyes and Lockwood Blackwatch Cummerbund and Bow Tie Set:

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    These shirts are really good. Retail $200+. Hamilton is a manufacturer from Texas renown for their bespoke shirts. They have a great modern shirt line by the name of Hamilton 1883. I personally have a dark blue utility shirt and it's amazing.

    Check out the site: http://hamilton1883.com/
     
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