The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Ace_Face

    Ace_Face Senior member

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    Thanks. Helpful. My brain is too old to keep all this french straight, so I will probably just pass on all Dior (as I have been doing).

    BUT: Givenchy: worth a pickup or licensed crap?

    To me, it looks like the GFT-era Armani stuff, pre Le Collezioni. And unless I'm sadly mistaken, I don't think that stuff was made by Corneliani.

    That is a sweet, sweet haul, bro! Nice!
     
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    I flipped a Vintage peek-a-boo tie a few months back for about $115 BIN. It was the classic polyester doghouse tie, with little golf clubs, poker cards, and beer steins. All things that would put you in the doghouse, also in the pattern. Not a full nude in the lining, it was a 60's-70's ish style bikini clad girl on the beach...sort of a pinup style, but a real photo.
     


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    Heading now to the thrift store for lunch. First time out since 5/4...the cruise was awesome, but I still missed my habit. Wish me luck!
     


  5. ilikethelights

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    Didn't make any finds in running around yesterday except this ugly thing for ebay:

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    Not a thrift, but did find myself a Bloomingdales cashmere zipup sweater for myself from a discount store for 90% original price. Now just to wait till summer is over.
     


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    GFT sPa (Gruppo GFT)
    Posted the pic in the label thread, this was the response.
     


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    Looks like a life jacket left in the sun for many years.
     


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    This is a picture of the Dior Homme label on the back of a tie that I found and Nataku said something about Dior stuff with this is label is worth a pick up (assuming it's genuine of course).

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    Regardless of who the maker is, I've passed every Armani item I've seen with that label. This era of Armani was horrible style in my opinion. It takes discipline to pass items like that, but in the past several months of thrifting I've tried to focus more so on looking for style than brand names. This has led me to pass up on some older Canali, Zegna (especially the "soft" line), Pal Zileri, and other older labels.

    Whenever you list an older item like that on Ebay, its going to hurt your reputation and lower the value of your more recent, nice items. As a buyer, I always look at all the items a seller has listed to see if they have a good sense of recentness and style so that I can trust the listing I'm interested in.
     


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    Well first day back thrifting...not overly successful, but not utterly dissapointing either.

    Found a BB 346 "Stretch" Solid Navy Suit
    Vintage Confex (romanian brand) woven sport coat. grabbed it for the nice pattern and coarse weave. I think it was a 37 or 38
    Oxxford Lugano Sport Coat POW Glen Plaid pattern. Also a 38

    Pics later.

    Forgot to mention. The day we left for vacation, I snuck to the thrift on my way home from work.
    Found 5 more pairs of cufflinks...significantly larger and nicer than the others I've been finding.
    3 or 4 J. Press sport coats all 3 roll 2
    1 or 2 Southwick Sport Coats
    A few thick weave Paul Fredrick Ties
    and a BB Tie (christmas themed)

    I will try to catch up with the photos later.
     


  11. Brianpore

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

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    Due to the recent Tux posted (which I would have left hanging unless under $5, and then then prob not as I'm trying to thin out my inventory).....I had posted this thrift find about a month ago and got lambasted about why I would pick it up.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/140736084473


    J. Press 3 roll 2 are easy money!! (esp tweeds). [​IMG] Can't wait to see the cufflinks! [​IMG]
     
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    Nicely done on the tux! Good cash for you, plus great deal for the buyer. Couldn't rent a tux twice for that cheap.

    My first J.Press finds, so I'm excited to see what happens!

    The cuff links are cool, a few with some good colors...blues and greens. One with a sort of horse/dragon creature on them. Two pairs with the mesh band styling like below. One has vivid blue stones and the other a sort of a ridged spiral pattern in the metal...both in the silver finish. Then there is a pair with a red fabric (silk?) wrap.
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    Random question - anyone know if you can use Renovateur/shoe condition on Clarks Beeswaxs chukkas? They're leather, but the leather feels...different than the leather on the dress shoes I'm used to dealing with. Thanks for anyone that knows.
     
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    I think that is a good response...

    My size..[​IMG]
     


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    Pics to tempt you later....[​IMG]
     


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