The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. 330CK

    330CK Affiliate Vendor

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    A few more recent cool finds:

    Vintage, made in the USA reversible Patagonia fleece/windbreaker:

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    Vintage Helly-Hansen safari-coat style windbreaker. Taped seams. Quite cool:

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    Patagonia synchilla. Not made in USA :( but still cool

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    Only my second Hermes tie found in the wild:

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    Orvis American Bison leather case:

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    Church's Custom grade, recently resoled. Available.

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    eBay kops:

    Mark Cross all leather duffel:

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    Arc'teryx Khamsin 52:

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  2. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    One of my ugliest ties currently listed, which is one of two that is also 4" wide, has 8 watchers while the rest have 0-2. Boggles the mind. These are the robert talbott/ike behar ties I shouldn't have bought, but even selling one at 1500% profits will recoup my cost for all of them.
     
  3. Regg

    Regg Senior member

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    Is it me or does that Hermes look off? Heavy silk are the only ones that have those tags, right? It looks a little flimsy and is the vertical rectangular logo almost looks screened.

    Could just be the pictures though
     
  4. SpooPoker

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

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    The heavy silk and woven ones have the "Hermes Paris" tag, not the horse and carriage one. This label is right for the tie, but its hard to say just from this one pic if its real. Looks so though.
     
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    eazye Senior member

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    That Bison bag is sick!

    I've got a fuck ugly 7 fold best of class going right now for $20 with 4 days let. I guess beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.
     
  6. Brianpore

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

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    Steam that sucker for 30 seconds before taking the pictures and it will look 10x better!
     
  7. 951socal

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    that hermes tie looks real to me, that secondary tag is actually printed on, there should also be a serial number on it
    and the loop of thread trick is surefire


    @ the guy looking to save a hickey freeman suit

    they're not worth the wool they're made out of!
    if you can pick them up to sell to people who source virgin wool for recycled wool fibers then buy them and shread them,

    or buy them if they fit you absolutely perfectly (i always buy and wear those old black label ones with white X stiching holding the label on becuase they're fully canvased and fit me so perfectly off rack

    they're worthless though
     
  8. Regg

    Regg Senior member

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    I thought it was supposed to be embroidered or something? I don't really know but I'm trying to recall what I read after that guy wrongly called out a "fake"
     
  9. 951socal

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    not that im aware of

    hermes ties are actually pretty thin (knot really well though) and are very specific in construction, loop of thread and it has a very unique 7 fold esque method of attaching the lining.


    the ones that are heavy silk or are made of scarves have different labels and are super substantial those get called out for being fake since they're so damn rare
     
  10. grendel

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    My paypal account begs to differ
     
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    Picked these up a couple of weeks ago. I see Harris Tweed a lot but these are some of the nicer ones I've picked up. Available.


    38R/S Harris Tweed. Half-lined and single-vented.


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    S2S: 18". P2P: 19". Sleeves: 21.75". Length from BOC: 29.5"

    Another Harris Tweed. Fully-lined and single-vented. Untagged size but measures around 40R.


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    S2S: 18.5". P2P: 20". Sleeves: 22.5". Length from BOC: 30"

    Allyn St. George Harris Tweed with patch pockets. Fully-lined and single-vented. 44R


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    S2S: 20.25". P2P: 22". Sleeves: 24.25". Length from BOC: 32"
     
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  13. 951socal

    951socal Senior member

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    really?

    there were a couple recent new with tags suits i just leave....becuase they feel less substantial than the older lines
    and they're big, like 46L type sizes. should i pick up?
     
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    You left NWT Hickey Freeman suits? Really? Unless they were $200+ they're definitely worth it. The bigger sizes sell very well.


    Errr.... definitely not worth it... just proxy for me and I'll take them off your hands [​IMG]
     
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  15. Henry Boogers

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    As with everything, it depends on the price. you have to pay A nice color HF suit should go in the $75 to $120 range depending on style, age, size, etc. The older tags with the X stitching are on the lower end of that range, or perhaps slightly under it. The black 'Hickey Freeman Collection' suits do rather well. I also beg to differ on their non-monetary value as I have 7 thrifted HF suits currently in rotation and love them. Then again I am into powerlifting and require a more 'American' cut than some, but they are very nice suits.
     
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