The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Senior member

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    If you picked the Brioni cheap enough it's worth it for the buttons.
     


  2. GMMcL

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    Doth he jest?
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    Nope. Not worth the flip. If it's a 42R, you should send it directly to me.
     


  3. VLSI

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    Oh, ok. I'll just leave it there then :paranoia:
     


  4. LooknGr8

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    before-after blazer-izing a canali odd jacket with buttons bought off eBay and spurred on by Dig:

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    Well played sir! I bet you could find a good drycleaner or perhaps a tailor who can repress the lapels into a 3 roll 2 if you're so inclined.

    Now, about that JAB deal that was being discussed earlier...



    Indeed! I stopped in today and cleaned Arundel Mills out of their (useable) size large shoe trees. I'd warn everyone to open the boxes and test each tree for flexibility. I came across several that wouldn't budge when I tried to push them together and would thus be a poor deal, IMO. I also picked up a pack of pocket squares and got a free container of silk knots and a free container of assorted size collar stays.

    While I was there, though, something rather interesting took place. Pull up a scotch and lend Dig your ear.

    I was sorting through the shoe trees while this guy about a decade or so younger than me was standing nearby, trying on a suit and looking at it in the triple mirror. He was about 5'9" or 10" but he was hefty with a true waist in excess of 44 inches. Of course, as we are wont to do, the waist of the pants he was trying was under his not insignificant belly. I recall rocking that look myself, for years (some of you may have seen my before and afters) so I DO understand where he was coming from. Without trying to be too obvious, I took a look at the fit of his coat and while it was acceptably snug around the middle, the shoulders were out there enough that he had pretty good size divots.

    I have learned, as have most of us while thrifting, not to offer unsolicited advice to other men shopping for clothing. However...

    He turned and looked in my direction and it was obvious that he wanted to say something so I glanced up and said, "How's it going?"

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    Him: Can you believe this sale? :slayer:
    Dig: I know! I'm stocking up on shoe trees. Buy one, get two free? I'm in. :)
    Him: Yep, you can't have enough shoe trees, can you? :nodding:

    At this point, I'm not sure what else to say to him.

    Him: Yeah, the S.A. that's helping me out has found me this $800 suit and 2 more $700 suits and he's hooking me up like they're all $700. :bounce2:
    Dig: Niiice. :lookaround:
    Him: Yeah, that's like less that $250 per suit! [​IMG] I guess they build these promotions into the price.
    Dig: Yeah, at these prices, you're probably getting the best deal they're gonna offer. :uhoh:

    Now he's looking at me like he wants ME to buy some suits, too!

    Dig: Yeah, I'm sort of out of the market for suits since my company changed our dress code. I've got a closet full of Brooks ... err...suits that I can't wear to work. :marchal:
    Him: Aw, man. That's too bad. :butbut:
    Dig: Yep. What are you gonna do, though? [​IMG]

    Awkward silence...

    Dig: Well I better get these shoe trees rung up. Best of luck!
    Him: Yeah. Good talking to you!
    Dig: You too.

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    BTW...I didn't buy a single thrifted item today despite visiting a usually good spot and a new one that was very disappointing.

    I did think I found something nice for Brian, though...

    Gray chalkstripe.

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    Too big. He might need to get it taken in
     


  8. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Size 20R are too big, so a 18 should actually work perfectly! [​IMG]
     


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    i'm so confused. are you guys being sarcastic or serious?
     


  10. LooknGr8

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    400th post. Thrift fit, what the hell.

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    aquascutum USA jacket (thrifted)
    BB shirt (thrifted)
    santorelli pants (thrifted)
    my 18 year old prescription ray bans (still working)
    celine tie (swapped from nataku)
    old florsheims I bought pre-SF. Had to wear this rubber soled pair because I walked 4mi in Boston today with potential rain in the forecast...wanted to rock some wingtips but what ya gonna do?

    If I do thrift fits it's what I am wearing today for real, to work. Not denigrating people who put on outfits for this forum...I would if I had time, ha! And this, FWIW was after living in this outfit all day (the pants aren't this long when I put them on, they have a nice medium break! Just kinda work their way down after riding the commuter rail and walking 10,000 steps)
     


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    i hate to :spam:, but...
     
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  12. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    I think everyone else was joking, but I was being serious [​IMG]
     


  13. workthatwedo

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    Some pics of what I mentioned before.


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    For you?
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    E. Zegna sz. 17
    Brioni for Neiman Marcus sz. 17 (has several issues but I am too sad to look again and list them)
    Canali french cuffed sz. 16 1/2
    Zanella shirt sz. L


    BB suit sz 42R 3 roll 2 partially lined
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    P.S. BrianPore this is trad
     
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  14. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    haha.....I get what a trad suit is and have a few for sale and sold one already...but the shirts...shirts are shirts come on....
     


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    Park Aves in 9E, nice condition.

    Those and a Talbott tie, which I'm probably going to keep. I have too many dark red ties already, but I'd have a hard time picking which ones to get rid of. I may wind up tossing one in with the shoes when I sell 'em or something.
     


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