The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Samuel Smith

    Samuel Smith Senior member

    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Grabbed 2 pairs of BB flat fronts for me to diversify my color selection. Unfortunately only 1 of them will be serviceable :/.

    On the topic of Bruno Magli ... I grabbed these but didnt fully realise the damage on toes. Worth messing with or should they be dumpster bound?
    [​IMG]

    Also grabbed these this evening - K Shoes Made In England. Nothing special - UK8 ~US8.5? ... oops?
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    Ridiculous SC - Awesome Details

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    and this one
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Also picked up that navy tie in the pic for this weekend. now its time to learn to tie a damn proper dimple >,<.

    also grabbed tihs Dooney & Bourke All Weather Leather
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2012
  2. pnutpug

    pnutpug Senior member

    Messages:
    1,154
    Likes Received:
    224
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Been having somewhat a run of luck with shoes, not the least of which is SA's new policy of not writing prices on the shoes in any way, shape or form. Instead, they are using small adhesive price tags put inside the shoes where they cause...no damage at all. Sweet Jesus.

    Didn't find any cool shoes at SA today, but I did find the below things today and yesterday at GW, everything available:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Just a tiny bit of damage :

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    And these:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    And, because there are some cyclists among us, thought I'd include this, Bontranger label but really a San Marco, made in Italy and super light.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2012
  3. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,571
    Likes Received:
    208
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    

    I would think if you could pack the toe either tight with paper or have a long enough shoe tree...then condition the heck out of them after a couple weeks they'd pop out.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2012
  4. Typhoid Jones

    Typhoid Jones Senior member

    Messages:
    550
    Likes Received:
    95
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    ^^^ I have these EXACT shoes in both colorways in 11 B. I like them a lot and get compliments fairly often when I wear the burgundy / red ones. I paid $6 for those at a Christian charity thrift store and I bought the black ones off of eBay for $15 or $17 plus shipping.
     
  5. Brianpore

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

    Messages:
    7,301
    Likes Received:
    2,645
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Location:
    NJ
    I think the rule of thumb is knock off $20 for each hole....yea that one is pretty well bitten up, so my $200+ idea was for something with a hole (maybe 2) that could be overlooked by a "great deal". idk what to tell you on that one to be honest. $9.99 NR auction may be the way to go.
     
  6. AndroFan

    AndroFan Senior member

    Messages:
    1,686
    Likes Received:
    227
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    nvmind, I'll leave it to those better suited.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2012
  7. mainy

    mainy Senior member

    Messages:
    1,990
    Likes Received:
    775
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    yo bike guys picked up 2 raleigh bikes today, sprite and sprite 27, one is a mans bike other is a womans. both are in great shape well cared for totally rideable brooks seats, made in england, 70 bucks for both IE 35 each. overpay or good deal or market value?
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2012
  8. tonylumpkin

    tonylumpkin Senior member

    Messages:
    2,518
    Likes Received:
    88
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Piicked up a NWOB pair of Alan McAffee tassel loafers today, size 10 D, along with a NWOT Trafalgar cortina leather belt. Anyone know when McAffee went belly up?
     
  9. SpooPoker

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

    Messages:
    36,018
    Likes Received:
    35,105
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    LuxeSwap
    

    you nailed it.



    Those Alaias will kill it.



    +1
     
  10. Shiny

    Shiny Senior member

    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    85
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Location:
    Hollywood for Ugly People
    Thanks, all for the feedback on the hermes. I may be on a fake hermes tear, lol.

    Here's a closeup of the tie and one of the buttons on the shirt.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  11. david4991

    david4991 Active Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Location:
    New York, New York
    Hit up the local Nordstrom Rack and Marshall's today. The Rack had a good bit of Zegna/Talbott ties for $50ish, and some decent Samuelsohn, Hickey Freeman and Canali sport coats. Nothing at thrift prices obviously, so just went to browse. All of the following pictures were from the Marshall's next door:

    Kiton 100% Cashmere Suit (around a 44 if I remember correctly)
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Zegna 15milmil15 Tuxedo
    [​IMG]

    A lot of PRL (Made in Italy) sport coats, winter suits, and a seerucker, including an extremely nice 3 piece. 40-42R/L's. Took a couple pics $500/ea
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Saw my first Sartoria Partenopea
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Add in a nice Brioni sport coat
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Not pictured are a good bit of other PRL, EZ, Samuelsohn, HF, Boss, BB, etc.
     
  12. cpmac7

    cpmac7 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,712
    Likes Received:
    2,285
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Location:
    Dirty South
    


    Umm Wow, I need to be making a trip to H Town!
     
  13. grendel

    grendel Senior member

    Messages:
    2,672
    Likes Received:
    128
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    Location:
    Upstate NY

    I find it personally disturbing (for my future financial well-being) that I saw that Kiton 100% cashmere, then saw the price tag and thought "yeah, that's a good price. I could swing that"
     
  14. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

    Messages:
    4,727
    Likes Received:
    8,781
    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    
    I remember seeing this suit at the time and thinking "ooh, baby, if you were only a 42R, I'd do nasty, nasty things to you." +1 on all the comments re: how badass those thrift fit pics look (though also agree about the sleeves).

    No foot fetish here, but even I would have dirtyfilthy$ex with some of those shoes. Those Lanvins in particular....

    That's not just an ordinary BBGF. That's Martin Greenfield hand tailored BBGF. Nice find.

    Big +1. So much stuff in here that's nice and in my size.

    Already fell off the wagon today. Thanks to the guy who tipped on this Ebay. This is Gieves OTR for USA with the Hickey Freeman tag. Still (imho) worth $35 shipped for fully canvas cashmere in a nice color. We'll see how it fits...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/251055696569?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
     
  15. pnutpug

    pnutpug Senior member

    Messages:
    1,154
    Likes Received:
    224
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    

    You probably overpaid, but the saddles could make it a killer deal if they are the "right" kind of Brooks, i.e., Brooks Pro or B17. Really hard to say without pix. Brooks Pros are easy to spot because they have "Professional" embossed in the leather. B17s are also fairly easy, once you get the hang of it. Here's a link:

    http://www.woolyswheels.com/shopping/index.php?manufacturers_id=95

    In the future, when you buy a vintage bike, you are generally looking for frames made out of either Reynolds 531 tubing:

    http://www.superbunnys.com/__zeus2000/decal-02.html

    Or Columbus tubing (scroll down a bit, this website has both Reynolds and Columbus decals pictured as you'll likely see them in the wild):

    http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSp...AINT_OR_NOT/PAINT_OR_NOT_3_Original_Value.htm

    Generally speaking, any vintage steel-framed bicycle that is not made out of either Columbus or Reynolds isn't worth buying. There are, of course, exceptions, notably Japanese bicycles that are made of of chrome moly--they'll have decals, too, with Ishiwata tubing being the best known. But any Japanese bike that has a decal denoting double-butted (that part is important) chrome moly is, generally, worth picking up if it's south of $50.

    There are exceptions, of course. There are a fair number of terrible bikes with fabulous Brooks seats on them because someone somewhere along the way had no idea what they were doing. But, if you stick with Columbus/Reynolds for all bicycles built outside Japan, you'll do fine. Japanese, double-butted chrome moly tubing.

    One last thing: If you find a vintage bicycle with Campagnolo components, you should, generally speaking, buy it. Campy made a few crappy low-end components, so look for the words Record, Nuovo Record or Super Record on the components--if a bicycle has Campy Super Record, Nuovo Record or even Record, you should buy it.

    That should be enough to get you started.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2012
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by