The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Thanks Sam!

    BTW did you find your glen plaid suit you were looking for a while back? If not I may have a winner.
     
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    Not happening tonight. Sorry.
     


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    I might get the first case of brag thread blue balls.
     


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    Lame. Total cocktease bro.


     


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    that's what she said
     


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    I'm not sure where you are located but I know of a couple places in Chicago that re-block hats and I don't think the price is too steep. I can imagine most larger cities would have some kind of shop for that. From the photo's though they look to be in great shape. Sizes?
     


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    in my haste, i have acquired a couple of middling quality shirts with minor rips and or stains...

    what do you thrift folks do with items like this? wear as complete beaters, turn into the finest rags/polishing wear? any other suggestions welcome!
     


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    Button harvest.

     


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    Yes, they're in terrific shape. I suspect they're brand new, given that the Stetsons are identical in every respect, right down to the feathers, save for size (one is a 7 1/8, I can't recall the size of the other), and the Thompson was right next to them on the shelf at a store I visit daily. I'm at the office and can confirm sizes later, I'm occasionally in Chicago, so I suspect a trip to Optimo is in my future unless someone wants to buy these as they are and tackle the job.
     


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    Also noticed as I was putting this jacket away last night. I originall though it had faux surgeon cuffs. But it looks almost that the cuffs are surgeon cuffs but the button holes were never opened. The hole stitching is on both outside and inside of the cuff, and is a nice finished look on both sides. Is it normal of surgeon cuff button holes to need to be cut opened? Or is this a really nice faux job?

    Can provide pics later.
     


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    ^This. Or, if you spend a few extra bucks with your local tailor or seamstress, you can turn them into pocket squares.

    If they are in really bad shape, you can always use them for toilet paper, then get really snarky when someone finds those brands and say, "Pffft, I wipe my ass with [insert brand name here]."
     
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    Not sure about the button holes, but I'd have to imagine BB has some type of trademark for using the golden fleece, especially if it's on buttons. (Note: I know the equivalent of zip about IP law). It just seems like too much of an overlap for them to not be BB buttons.
     


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    Fairly certain this was a Suit Jacket to Blazer conversion by the previous owner. Nicely done, I'm usually not a big blue and brass fan, but I really dig this jacket.
     


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    I don't own a blazer, myself, but I've seen a lot of really nice fits (here and elsewhere) that don't make the brass look overly gawdy. But I'm still reticent, because for every 1 person who does it right, there are easily 10 others who do it all wrong.
     


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