The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    That's why I'm wondering. A lot of the stuff I picked up early on (and am currently sitting on) would never move in B&S.
     


  2. mexicutioner

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    +1
     


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    Thanks guys! Sometimes it's fun to wear a suit even though I don't have to.
     


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    A few of this weeks finds.

    Yesterday's Florsheim Imperial V Cleats (Taken)
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    Hanover Sheppard Signature V Cleats, 10.5 C/A
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    Hanover Longwings 12 D/B
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    Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue 9 C
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    Grendel, thrift pic is awesome. Same for Chet. [​IMG]
     


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    Thanks!


    Tried to stay up for Mainy's shoe finds but no go... Soooo.... Dibs? [​IMG]
     


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    ADVANTAGE: WEST COAST :slayer::slayer::slayer:
     


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    You guys are hard to please. I thought the Rive Gauche would blow your brains, no matter how crazy/ugly.

    Oh well... here's some big guns....

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  9. vexco

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    you have numbed us all to cool shit...what do you expect?!

    DAT ISAIA [​IMG] nice shit
     
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    It is really nice, but I didn't see much. From now on, I'll keep it as ITP as possible (except for the Goodwill by my office on Holcomb Bridge.)
     


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    :lol: I think we've just come to expect awesomeness. I, for one, am routinely blown away, whether I say it or not!
     


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    I'm confused, did I miss some shirts or something?
     


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    Saw how you got your shit jumped on AAAC, and no, shirts are not shirts when it comes to the TNSIL aesthetic. A primer:

    First off, dark colored dress shirts, or business casual shirts, won't fly. And be aware that the latter is a trick phrase, because there is no such thing as business casual in the TNSIL universe. Gingham and tattersall are OK but bengal stripe is pushing it. The strict traditionalist wears only box pleats. Anything aside from a formal shirt that doesn't have a breast pocket is suspect. OCBD is standard equipment, but pinpoint or, preferably, genuine broadcloth is fine in hot weather. Point collars are worn only with suits, and nothing with the slightest hint of spread in the collar is allowable. Lands End is preferable to Brioni. French cuffs are for extreme dandies, and generally frowned upon except with formal wear. If you like French plackets, then move to France, dammit.

    That's a start. It may sound weird, but there are advantages, mainly, if you follow The TNSIL Rules, you'll never be out of style. You may not be cutting edge, but what you have in your closet can be worn regularly, and with pride, until it wears out, which could be decades, given that stuff from Press and O'Connells and other shops is as well made as anything on the planet. Helps a lot with thrifting. Another bonus is affordability. BB OCBD are the standard shirt, for example, and can be had for as little as $45 per shirt when purchased on sale and in lots of three. For those who flip and don't find Brioni or RLPL or Charvet or Hermes or massively cool stereo gear on a daily basis, as some folk around here appear to do, this style is worth paying attention to, because it shows up in most stores most everywhere, and there's a market for it. You're not going to make $30 on a shirt as might be the case with super high-end stuff, but you can make $8 to $10, and that helps pay for gas and other necessities that come with The Habit.
     
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