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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. dena

    dena Member

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    Any New Yorkers here? I have absolutely no idea of where to go thrifting, or even what to really look for, most of the items I buy are fresh off the rack. Would love to find some gems and I know they're out there.
     
  2. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Here we go again.....3...2.....1
     
  3. concealed

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    Isn't that what we all say every time we enter a store?
     
  4. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thrifting in NY is a waste of time in my experience. Great stuff but they know how to charge. I have seen used shirts for $150 and they were in terrible condition.
     
  5. concealed

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    I have had tons of success in the suburbs, but it takes patience and the competition with other flippers is fierce.
     
  6. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    This is very likely true. Never had the time to try though.
     
  7. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    [​IMG] You're evil
     
  8. MattR

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    You are about to make some lumberjack or Portland hipster VERY happy

    (nice score, btdubs. that's a pretty insane amount of pendleton. :slayer:)
     
  9. suited

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    Saw a purple label, white long sleeve polo at the Polo outlet tonight - 75% off the already discounted price. Upon closer examination, the tags had been removed and then reattached in an incorrect manner, and the collar was filthy. Fucking thing had to have been worn at least a few dozen times and then returned. Would have picked it up otherwise.
     
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  10. MattR

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  11. grendel

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    I would guess hipster. They're all size small.
     
  12. SpooPoker

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

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    Nice finds today - that lot of Pendletons is awesome, as well as the TB and Dior.


    Im more HBO, think "hookers at the point". Not BBC. :lol: Revelations in 11 days....


    COME AT ME BRO
     
  13. IRKSM

    IRKSM Senior member

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    dear everyone I have to ship stuff to
    spoo
    grendle
    samuel smith
    brianpore
    foodguy
    probably more XD
    , it will all be in the mail tomorrow, I have been swamped with committees and tests and college apps so tomorrow I will get all that stuff shipped out and them go see the dead Kennedy's in sf [​IMG]
     
  14. IRKSM

    IRKSM Senior member

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    I feel really bad about not getting my stuff out to you guys so expect a few goodies
     
  15. GMMcL

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    Seriously dudes? Not a single freaking popcorn after my teaser?

    Well, I'm going to f**cking earn your respect. Because today was my day in the life of DM7.

    Unfortunately.... That respect is going to be diminished somewhat because of the shitty ass pictures, which I'll have to settle for because I can't find the goddam cord to connect my slightly less crappy camera to my computer. So Blackberry it is.

    So here's the story. I went back for an RRL shirt for a thread brother. Intended to hit just one shop. But BAM! I was hitting good shit left and right. So I decided to see if my luck would hold, and went to a local GW that I'd hit once before to very mediocre results. BAM BAM! I was freaking Reaganing! Every effing label I turned was better than the last! I mated over a half dozen orphans. I was sweating bullets and must have looked possessed. It was un-effing-believable.

    Unless noted, everything is available.

    Shoes:
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    Ferragamo (left) 9D
    AE, model unknown (split toe norwegian w vibram sole) 10D. Need some love.

    Shirts:
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    Pink, Pink (saw "14" and thought Brianpore! but I should have thought again: WOMEN's 14), Filson (taken), RRL (taken)
    BB tie (not avail), CT tie, Coach square (not avail)

    Outerwear:
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    Is this Barbour? XL, Made in England. Cuffs are a bit scuffed, but otherwise in great shape
    [​IMG][​IMG]


    Trousers:
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    [​IMG] x 2, 32 x 30ish, beige and gray wool.
    What's that you say? You'd prefer something higher end? OK
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    RLPL, 32 x 30ish

    Suits & SC's:
    What's that you say? You want something trad/sack? OK.
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    JPress solid gray, JPress green cord, Vtg BBGF, Vtg BBGF

    Slimmer profile? Done.
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    Paul Stuart x3, 2 of which are Samuelsohn and the other is made in USA; plus BB1818

    More USA made top notch quality?
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    How's old-school, well-made PRL blue label sound to you? Because I got 2. Left one has ticket pocket and double vent, is my size and is NOT available. Right side is dual vent and double breasted.

    Not impressed? OK, how about this?
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    Zegna su misura, 15 mil mil. JUST a hair too big for me.

    Speaking of the Italians:
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    Fabio Inghirami (anyone recognize this label? Looked familiar); Saks House brand Made in Canada, 100% Loro Piana cashmere; HF black 100% cashmere
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    What's that you say? How could I end on such a low note? Maybe you'd prefer something higher end? OK
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    Barbera Sartoriale. NOT available; my size

    Here are the orphans I picked up. Probably shouldn't have, but couldn't let go of the hope I'd mate them.
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    Stuart by Samuelsohn navy stripe x2, RLBL USA made x1, Oxxford Super 150s x1, RLBL trou x4 + Paul Stuart trou x1.

    Bitch of it is: I ran out of time. I left so many orphans and reverse orphans! BB1818, RLBL, Stuart... The orphans I did take were all half price; the others were full price. Once I learned from the floor staff that they gather up last week's 1/2 price stuff and toss it, I had to grab the orphans. Ima go back tomorrow and see if I can find the remaining mates, and will also hit another local GW to see if they got split on distribution.

    What a day.
     
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  16. catside

    catside Senior member

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    You mean my size!
     
  17. Ace_Face

    Ace_Face Senior member

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    Super awesome haul. Get at me if any of that stuff is in the 46r/56eu range.
     
  18. Patrologia

    Patrologia Senior member

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    Well done, but in the future, pick up stuff just a hair small for you, not a hair too big!

    Good work mating the orphans. (We have a real mixed metaphor going here, it troubles me, but not enough to keep me up.)
     
  19. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    damn! siqq haul bwoh. :slayer:

    black cashmere HF you say???
     
  20. Brianpore

    Brianpore Senior member

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    [​IMG]
     
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