The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. eazye

    eazye Senior member

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    It's being put through "the method" as we speak, I promise I'll post a thrift fit pic with it before it goes where ever the fuck it is that people wear this kind of thing. Vegas? Who knows.

    I thought it might, just for the fact of it being peach colored and summer being right around the corner. If it were a size 38 I'd wear that motherfucker myself.
     
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    Hoofit Senior member

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    In my previous post I forgot to add this pair of alden that are also available. 9.5 a/c
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  3. Brianpore

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

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  4. grendel

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    They're great shoes... The Brooks Brothers shell by Alden I got from Typhoid Jones look just like that. They take a great mirror shine on the toe too [​IMG]
     
  5. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    All day erry day, Im calculating margins. Its become obsessive.



    Thats pretty good as it is in the first pic - white spread collar, dark chocolate grenadine garza grossa. You can find a PS dude... any macys or anything has one. If not, cut a piece of an old tablecloth linen, and do a puff, not a fold. Nobody will know unless they take it out. (Srs)



    BALL HARD BRO



    I have a feeling that a lot of people will be looking for those now.



    Yo bro. hows the inseam on those cords doing? :)
     
  6. horse's_ass

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  7. 330CK

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    Stopping in real quick to say big ups and...
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    I was interested in a suit he thrifted. He actually held onto it for me until he crossed south of the border to save me on shipping, then shipped it before I even sent payment. And the packaging was some of the best I've ever received. As if that's not enough, the suit actually fits perfectly and will require no tailoring. I'm ecstatic. Definitely do business with this guy.

    (Will reply to PMs later tonight) ​
     
  8. MattR

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    Had this exact problem the other day. Pair of used BB shoes, the Peal Co ones, for $129.99. Pfffffffft, fuck that, I'm out.

    But, after a looooong ass search, finally grabbed a BB solid navy in my size. Not a thrift, but Etsy is pretty close. Sack cut and all, which I was hoping for. Probably overpaid for it a bit, but it's been an impossible find for my price range. And to get it in a sack cut? Yeah, had to pull the trigger.

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    (Not my photo - http://www.etsy.com/shop/NewtonStreetVintage)

    Happiness now (or at least until my finals grades come in :box:)
     
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  9. Bjorling

    Bjorling Active Member

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    Yo, so I just bought this Brooks Brothers tie -- for $1 -- and sold it for -- hold up -- $15! - (true story) - FIFTEEN HUNDRED PERCENT MARK-UP

    You've been had -- it's only 1400%
     
  10. Typhoid Jones

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    I went to two spots and pulled a bunch of solid Trad gear:

    (Let me preface this by saying that BB 346 in the 1950s / 1960s was a respectable line - equal to their mainline in quality, but trimmer in fit. (50 years before it became known as outlet crap.)

    1x vintage 1950s / 1960s Brooks Brothers 346 [WHITE BLOCK LETTERS ON BLACK label] solid navy 3 season staple suit. Made in USA. Marked 41 LONG.

    1x vintage Brooks Brothers edit: Golden Fleece POW suit. Made in USA. Marked 40 REG.

    1x vintage 1950s / 1960s Brooks Brothers 346 [WHITE BLOCK LETTERS ON BLACK label] dark brown flat front wool slacks w/ cuffs. Made in USA. 36 x 32 or so.

    1x vintage J. Press white dress shirt with flap pocket on chest. Made in USA. 16 1/2 x 34.

    1x vintage pair of LL Bean "blucher style" shoes from their 1989 University Lounger line - they're like camp moc's with a hard leather sole. Made in USA. 12 D.

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    ^ Not an actual photograph - I just pulled this one off the web. The ones I found are in pretty much the same condition.

    and a pair of Zanella flat fronts in light / mid brown. Made in Italy. Marked 38.

    Pic's to come after cleaning, pressing, polishing, etc.
     
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    Congrats, my man.

    Couple of E. Zegna dress shirts:

    Tagged 17.5/44, kinda off white with very faint yellow stripes, shoulder seam to end of sleeve: 25.5"
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    solo pix of the one behind it, tagged 16.5/42. shoulder seam to end of sleeve: 26"
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    both available.
     
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    Whew. Been away on vacation all weekend with my wonderful but not at all a fan of thrifting girlfriend, so I haven't been checking in much with this thread (although she did go WHAT?! when I told her some guy was selling a pair of shoes for $2,000). Finally caught up.

    First time in a long time visiting the U.S., and barring a few quirks (seriously... what's with all the flags? Do people forget what country they're in?), it was delightful.

    Very nice to meet grendel, however briefly. Hope you enjoy the tie, and good luck finding the HF tux pants.

    Also, big props to mainy for the awesome Polo sport coat, and to GMMcL for that amazing briefcase, which I had in my possession a full day before the Globe & Mail's Style section declared "retro-inspired briefcases" to be an essential item this spring. And a big thanks to 330CK for all the kind words.

    Now then, going to the U.S. meant hitting the Niagara outlets, which was almost a complete waste of time until I found this little beauty on the clearance rack at Saks Off Fifth...

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    Been had RLPL... $30 summer shirt

    Back to the thrifting grind shortly.
     
  13. matty long legs

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    Beat you to it.
     
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    matty long legs Senior member

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    Maybe I'll post my first thrift fit pic when I get them in.
     
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    So YOU'RE the one whose name I should be cursing instead of Spoo...

     
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