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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Top of the flap is straight, but the bottom is triangular. Please tell me that makes them real....
     
  2. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    That's my point, straight like triangle edges, they don't have the curved cut like you see on the back pocket flaps. See the edit to my post above.
     
  3. mainy

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    no worries savers has 7 day exchange policy
     
  4. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Yeah, def doing this. I have less than no interest in selling fake stuff online.

    This is option B, except that I tore the tag off. I think that may hose me entirely. And the question is: Can I find something I like/need to exchange?
     
  5. acosbysweater

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    New racks roll out every hour or so, so methinks yes.
     
  6. barrelntrigger

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    Interestingly enough I just found out one of my co-worker's dad is a sales person at Alden. I asked him for a hook up and all he could hook me up was a catalog...
     
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  7. HansderHund

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    Hit a couple of stores yesterday and didn't find a lot. One store had 50% off of everything and I still didn't grab anything. I did, however, find a bunch of cloth I needed to make a new bed for my dog. I bought it for €3 and went to work. This is what I came up with:

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    It's about 5 feet long and my dog loves it. Considering dog pillows of this size are going to easily be north of €100 and I paid around €16, I feel pretty good about it even if it doesn't last too long. The kicker was the stuffing. I went to 4 different sewing shops and if they had anything at all, it would have cost €50 for enough stuffing. I instead went to IKEA and bought 13 of pillows that had 350grams of stuffing for .99 each. How is it possible that IKEA can sell a pillow cheaper than other shops can sell the stuffing?!
     
  8. capnwes

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    Finally started processing some of my tweed inventory last night. Only about 80 more tweeds to go!

    These are all VINTAGE which for the sake of avoiding confusion....means OLD...LOL

    Local Tailor Dark Green Herringbone 3/2 44S
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    H Freeman & Son Gray/Green Plaid 3/2 42R

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    Canterbury, Blue/Green Herringbone 3/2 42R
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    Stewart's of Scotland Beige Herringbone 42R
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    Cashmere Tweed, Redish Brown and Black Check 40R
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    H Freeman & Son Gray/Brown Plaid 3/2 41R
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  9. suited

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    ^Beautiful stuff. I'd be freebasing tweed if I didn't live in south FL.
     
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  10. Jowen

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    Good Lord those boots are awesome! [​IMG]I decided to put some Robert Graham bucks towards some Aldens as well...burgundy medallion captoe 908s. Now if I can just get myself to actually wear them out of the house without freaking out about ruining them!!

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  11. Brianpore

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    Some think the internet would fall apart without you... [​IMG]

    Those are sweet!
     
  12. Digmenow

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    [​IMG] Do you have anything in a similar size that resembles this? [​IMG]
     
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  13. capnwes

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    Yep...is that brown or gray? Having a hard time telling.
     
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  14. catside

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    ^I may have something similar, too.
     
  15. benjclark

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    I forgot to share this Questionable Art contribution earlier this summer. Found at a local garage sale. I particularly like the moon, which looks more like a Death Star than anything. Will take with me to my Montana Art Gallery Directors Ass'n meeting in a couple weeks and donate to the live auction. Should be interesting.

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  16. capnwes

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    Is that paint on black velvet? My wife had a bunch of that stuff (from her grandmother) when we first met. Some of it looked kinda neat, but I am glad it is all long gone now.
     
  17. benjclark

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    Yes it is. And very dusty.
     
  18. Digmenow

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    Gray herringbone. I already have a brown.
     
  19. RebelWithACause

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    Last week

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    Grendel and Jowen, Impressed that you've plopped down some retail cash on Aldens. Everytime I want to I chicken out :wow:

    Anyway, here my finds from last week (everything's available except for the jcrew tie):

    Normally pass on J Crew ties, but his one was 100% linen! I don’t have any linen ties so I got it. Wondering what to wear it with. Ok to wear in colder weather? The tie on the right is an unknown brand but it is a 6-7 fold.
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    Pretty sure this is a real Hermes. It has the loopy thread :nodding: . Pix color looks aqua but it is green. Hoping a stain around the neck area will come out . If not, I’m out $3.
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    I know it’s getting colder, but I picked up these patchwork 34W Made in India PRL blue lbl shorts. Pretty long inseam on these.
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    Newton running shoes, sz 13. Barely worn as the outsole is pristine.
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    Recent Burberry suit. 40L. split vents. 3btn. navy with faint pinstripes. Pants are sngle pleated.
    P2P=20.75”
    TOC to end=33”
    Shoulder seam to end of sleeve=27”
    Waist =34” w/1.5 to let out
    Inseam=30”w/1.5 to let
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    AE Park Aves in dark brown (the flash makes them look lighter almost chili in color). 10D. I just got these at lunch so I haven’t cleaned them up. Will post an “after” pix later.
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