The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. steveoly

    steveoly Senior member

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    As long as the stitching truly goes through both sides, yes, they are functional button holes that just need to be cut. Careful though, my experience with Zegna is that they are faux where you can remove the stitching altogether and have no trace of a buttonhole. However I have run across the pre-cut button holes on Isaia and Barbera Sartoriale. Def. post pics.
     


  2. capnwes

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    I would be to shicken chit to do it myself anyway for fear of destroying it.

    Promise pics tonight. At a 46R it fits me fairly well too, so may even be posting a thrift fit photo.
     


  3. Henry Boogers

    Henry Boogers Senior member

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    Went thrifting during a business trip last week; out of town thrifting is always fun. Usually the first thing I do upon entering a store is look for the sale color scheme as I head to the racks. This nice, simple and easy to remember color scheme was my favorite of the week:

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  4. capnwes

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    They must have gotten bored. Couldn't they just have written that once and made a note about the Wednesday morning sale? I bet the old blue hair'ds were cornfused.
     


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    I told myself I wasn't going to go until I had all my back stock posted on ebay. Well, I got one pile taken care of, I'm half way there, now I just need to make a stop at the post office to drop off some packages.....and there's a thrift sooooo close. Maybe I can just pop in..... I promise I won't buy anything.....unless I see something for myself......
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    Couple first's for me today, first Paul Stuart I've ever picked up because, A:it's a size small and doesn't fit like a tent and B: it's not beat to shit. I can see this one getting a lot of use this summer. Pink and white candy stripe., made in the USA
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    My first Andover Shop anything in the wild, blue ocbd. Size 14.5x 32, available. One of the nicer ocbd's I've seen.
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    Another Andover shop,, short sleeve blue and white striped, my size!
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    Andover shop #3, blue check, my size!
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    Seifter, made in Italy wool, plaid hounds-tooth cap. Size medium but fits.
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    Hand rolled silk scarf, for my wife.
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    Ties:
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    Left, no name I picked up because I like the pattern, right, my first Battistoni with a bird of paradise pattern.
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    And finally, I've been wearing plastic horn rimmed glasses for a long time now but I might have to switch it up. These are the coolest glasses I've ever seen. Antique made in Italy with crazy detailing. In the 99 cent sunglasses bin.
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    nice finds eazye, i hardly ever see Andover Shop, even more unlikely that they were in your size!
     


  7. Brianpore

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

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    The Paul Stuart is perfect for summer!!! Nice find.

    PM sent on the one smaller? 14.5
     
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  8. Cotton Dockers

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    ^^^Eazye those glasses look really interesting - nice find!

    I was in Palm Springs this past weekend and only got the chance to hit a shop or two:

    Sulka Ecru with Three-Button Cuffs (15.5, 22 p2p) AVAILABLE

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    Two Coach Belts (NOT available):
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    Ties (Talbott Madras NOT available, Breuer Teddy Bears & American Flags (?) AVAILABLE)
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    And a beautiful Charcoal Windowpane Belvest Suit for a Friend:
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    Any idea on how recent this tag is?

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    I also found a really interesting English riding coat by Pytchley for Parr & Co from 1942! After I got it home I realized it smelled to high hell so I'll get pics up as soon as I can get close enough to it.

    And what I believe is a first printing of John Updike's "Couples." I know nothing about rare books, but I thought for $1, what the hell.

    Plus a thrift fit pic to start the week off:
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    Jacket - Hickey Freeman (navy with subtle blue windowpane)
    Shirt - Brooks Brothers (Red Candy Stripe)
    Tie - Zegna (Brown/Red)
    Pants - Brooks Brothers (Charcoal Flannels)
    Shoes - Nordstrom Made in Italy Single Monks

    All thrifted (except the Nordstrom Rack pocket square)
     


  9. Brianpore

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

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    Spoo, can you please thrift me one of these [​IMG]

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    PRESS RELEASE:

    Versace and Lamborghini, collaborators since 2006, proudly announce the launch of the new Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Roadster VERSACE and a unique collection of accessories, both to be previewed for the first time at the Maison's Via Gesù 12, Milan on Monday June 23rd, 2008.

    To create the new super roadster, the Maison Versace's designers joined forces with designers from the Lamborghini Design Centre (Centro Stile)and specialists working on the "ad personam" project. This Lamborghini program allows individual clients to create personalised sports cars, choosing the equipment specification, the colour of the exterior body and of the interior fittings.

    The new limited edition Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Roadster VERSACE, which will be produced to order, displays a pastel white livery and the Versace Greek key motif on the lower part of the door. Equipped for the very first time with a transparent engine hood that reveals the powerful V12 engine, this model has been reconfigured internally. The cradle seats are clad in black and white leather, while opulent full grain soft nappa leather – hand-embroidered with the Versace Greek fret motif - upholsters the instrument panel, the doors and the central console.

    The rigorous design and minimal lines of the Murciélago engine hood inspired the Versace Collection LP 640 range of accessories, which will also be previewed for the first time globally. Exclusively crafted in black matte calf skin, models include: a trolley bag, suit carrier, sports bag, as well as a briefcase, suitcase, gloves, driving shoes, belt, wallet, key ring, beauty case, hat and a pair of jeans. These hand-made accessories boast traditional craftsmanship, stitching and edging à la française and a palladium-engraved tag displaying both the Versace and Lamborghini logos.

    This prestigious accessory collection will be exclusively available at Versace Boutiques and selected Lamborghini showrooms beginning in November 2008.

    Gianni Versace's CEO Giancarlo Di Risio emphasised: "This new supercar and the exclusive Collection LP640 represent a natural evolution of excellence for both Versace and Lamborghini through the creation of these unique, one-of-a-kind projects."

    Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., said: "Our collaboration with Versace turned out to be an excellent experience and is an example of how we are pursuing our strategy of developing luxury products outside of luxury sports cars. We are proud to be in this prestigious, Made in Italy partnership with Versace, which adds to our other recent successes."
     
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  12. Typhoid Jones

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    OK, not the usual "thrift fit," but everything was thrifted, eBayed, or traded. No retail here, sir.


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    Hat: Vintage walking hat (made in Ireland) - eBay.
    Jacket: Vintage 1950's J.C. Higgins hunting jacket (made in USA) - thrifted.
    Sweater: Vintage ski sweater (made in Norway) - thrifted.
    Shirt: ??? I don't remember and I can't see it. [​IMG]
    Belt: J. Press brown leather belt (made in USA) - thrifted.
    Pants: Prada classic fit jeans (made in Italy) - traded from Buffalo Exchange.
    Shoes: Vintage 1960's LL Bean (cursive label) Maine Hunting Shoes (with speed hooks) (made in USA) - eBay.
    Socks: Brooks Brothers semi-annual 50% off sale.
     


  13. Jettison

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    Love the countryside shot.

    Also continuously impressed by Eazye's stuff; very very cool.

    My stuff:

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    It's no Wurlitzer, but it'll be a nice decoration, and the price was right.

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    Crockett & Jones 'Ludgate'. Not thrifted but ebayed under market value due to the seller's poor photo. New favourite shoes. They should clean up great.

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    Thoughts on these? Ebayed again, brand new. From a tiny Portuguese maker called 'Carcavelos'. My first pair of suede shoes- I like them, but they're admittedly not the most elegant.
     


  14. gauchogolfer

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    Not really on par with most of the stuff here, but the GW nearby had an Ike Behar tie that I really liked (great material) for $3.

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  15. workthatwedo

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    Allen Edmonds Park Ave Size 7.5 D (available)
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    Brooks Brothers shirts (available)
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    16 - 33
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    Thrift fit (OK actually just trying on the BB washable suit and J. Crew shirt that I kop'd for myself)
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    Almost thought I found that royal blue unstructured coat

    But it definitely wasn't unstructured after all so I left it behind
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    And finally, a question... Someone asked before about Northwick, but did anyone have an answer? Quality? There was a nice worsted wool grey suit made by Northwick that I left behind in size maybe 40-42R.
     
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