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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. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Senior member

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    Nice haul!

    For the previous owner, I think it went like this:

    1. Drop off your clothes at the dry cleaners
    2. Die
    3. Fail to pick up your clothes from the cleaners because you are dead
     
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  2. AndroFan

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    Hmm. I'm not seeing the relationship between 2 and 3. Can you explain it in layman's terms?

     


  3. goneAWOL

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    Picked up my first thrift store cufflinks today. There was a pretty large donation of vintage ones, and I picked up the ones I liked most.

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    Back row: Swank, Hickok, Unbranded (but has patent number for to clasp, which I think makes it 1940s-1950s)
    Front row: Unbranded, Taxco sterling silver

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    I've done tons of research to try to educate myself on vintage cufflinks, with a little luck. The two in the front row are probably the best finds. It seems like the Taxco ones are relatively high in demand, and they have the .925 marks on them. I assume its turquoise rocks on the inside. I think the warrior heads might be worth something too. They seem like they definitely could be sterling silver, and probably fall into the category of vintage Mexican jewelry.

    Other than that, I don't know much about these. If there is anyone out there that knows all about cuff links, then I'd appreciate any additional information.
     
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  4. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Senior member

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    I'm not an expert on this, but my understanding is death is the one thing that can forever divide us from our clothes.
     


  5. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Whoah, Baron Wells and RLBL? If those would fit a slim/true medium, I'm totally in!

    (Plus, Etro? C'mon, that's the coolest brand ever!)

    Also -- ahem -- up for trade: PRL shirts, L and XL; Small Ervell tab collar that is the greatest shirt ever (almost too schmancy for a man)
     
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    Nice haul. PM sent re: Barbera SC! Regarding the shirts, Finamore is excellent - one of the best RTW shirts out there. The Bizzochi, Eton, Etro and Breuer will carry decent trade or resale value too. Not sure on the others.

     


  7. matty long legs

    matty long legs Senior member

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    um, i think some unfortunate dude in my area left his clothes at the cleaners...
    EDIT: not sure what i'm going to keep or trade, if anything ends up being available in the future, i'll post it in the trading thread.



    Please let us know when you're posting these. I'm interested in the LB jacket.
     
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  8. acosbysweater

    acosbysweater Senior member

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    2nd on the Baron Wells, great thrift find though I'm not crazy about the pattern. Vanishing Elephant is another one in the mix that I wouldn't imagine finding at a thrift as its a relatively new brand.

    Lemme see dat Ervell!!!!
     


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    probably won't be for a couple of months. sorry dudes!
     
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  10. LooknGr8

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  11. Nataku

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    ^^: :laugh: Unfortunately not. Sorry man.
    Probably late to the dibs party, but please tell me these are 16.6-17 and 42-44 R/L!! If so, dibs!!
    I know a guy who'd kill for this hat.
     
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    Luciano Barbera Jacket: :inlove: Looks super recent too!
    PZ Sartoriale: Seriously great find!

    That first shirt looks like a Robert Talbott Carmel label, but doesn't look like there's writing in it. So IDK....
    Etro: Quite Toned down for an Etro. Usually Etro's are brighter
    Loro Piana: Wonderful Pattern!
    Massimo Bizzochi: U.S President of Operations for Kiton. Might still be working with Kiton, but branched out and made his own line. Very nice stuff!
    RLBL: Fantastic scores! Great money in those!
    And the Finamore.... :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: What size is that beautiful shirt?!?!

    I'd say these finds are ON PAR with DM7's finds.... IMO
     


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    Damn, put me on the list for those SC's! I think the shirts are too big if they're 16.5 / 42, but if the SC's are 40-42 I'm interested too.
     


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    Or, 2 could be "get canned from job"
    3. Fark paying the drycleaners; let's buy ramen noodles and pay the rent
    4. After 60days drycleaners donates said clothes to the thrift.

    My day:
    Picked up a pair of Canali FF slacks in size 35x30. Unsure if I'll keep them. Maybe a little baggy so they could be available. Also a slim fit BB dress shirt, a PRL blue label tailored (slim fit!) white dress shirt. Finally, a lands end tie.

    Passed on:
    Zanella double pleated pants
    H Freeman NWT orphan pants(!). The waist tag said the missing coat was 42R (my size). Couldn't find the coat. I agonized over picking them up but in the end I didn't. Pants were dble pleated and were pinstriped.
    Alden shoes. They had a PTB look to them but had that gummy sole. Or rather half leather tip and half gummy. They were also a super slim A or C size. Kinda like shoes all college professors wear. I guess I would have gotten them if they had been close to dressy.
    Andro, PM me if those Cornelianis ever go to yellow tag. I can roll out to that Marshalls and see if they have something in my size.
     


  15. LooknGr8

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    As posted way earlier in this thread, me big fan of rivetz. Guy who launched the company went on to be RL's Tie Guy. I've seen several, brought home 2, and they are in the permanent rotation.
     


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