The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. toscano_adottato

    toscano_adottato Senior member

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    A prom is a formal event. The fact that it is attended by hormone driven adolescents is irrelevant. Attendees wear tuxedos, even if that means ill-fitting rentals in a color spectrum that the human eye can barely distinguish.

    If he isn't going to be wearing MC any time soon, why even wear the suit? Why not a go pure streetwear? While improper for the situation, that would have taken balls. What we see is a discordant mixture of styles that are simply terrible together. The suit says MC, the shirt and tie combo say middle management at Initech, and the shoes say....something. I don't know because I don't speak their language. I was probably too harsh but I was mostly trying to dissuade people from encouraging that type of dress. It isn't like he doesn't have the resources to find out whether that outfit was in any way acceptable, both in general terms and in terms of the specific event he was attending.

    You maybe a snowflake now, but you only got that way by being H2O first. When you're cool enough, you can be the snowflake. You never start off that way.
     


  2. Brianpore

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

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    Just because your young does not mean you don;t dress with the idea of looking good for prom (I didnt know the first thing about fit when the picture was taken), but knew I wanted to look 'good' for my date...no the girl 6" taller then me is not my date. Had to dig deep for that picture ....10 years ago [​IMG]

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  3. rayxlui

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    Chances are, he wore the blue shirt + purple tie combo in an attempt to match his girlfriends dress. The suit wasn't bad considering he had such short notice (although he could have hit me up for a solid Jil Sander with peak lapels, probably would have worked better and hey, we're the same size). Shoes... I'm not sure what he was thinking with the shoes. Trying to relive the younger days perhaps?

    Anyways, chances are it wasn't completely his idea to sport that. The girlfriend probably had a major say in it. "Dress shoes make you look too old." "Match my dress." "Wear a suit with STRIPES!"

    (DM: Did she wear the Givenchy dress? If not, sell it to me, girlfriend has been on my ass about a Givenchy piece)
     


  4. hyakku

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    LOL. I had to laugh at that shoe line. Honestly though man I see what you're saying but I really doubt any of those kids said much. I'd be more willing to take up your cause if he was suggesting that this is a great outfit to go out with, but I mean DM himself said he knew it was kind of funky. I'm just gonna leave it there because honestly, we're grown men discussing the nuances of a prom to the point that someone had to pull out their old prom pictures. You also recognized my snowflakedness so I respect you.


    Oh and BP, I'm in NJ until august. Northern NJ, but I hope you're ready for some comp. :foo:
     


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    Ray, the kid asked for help. Where were you?

    Now what I think. Nice suit, needs tailoring. Shoes with that no, no. Shirt/tie combo, matter of taste. I do not agree but whatever.

    The more serious part: some of us here watch DM7 move up from crap thrifting to brand thrifting quickly. He studied his lessons well, and improved. That was fine and admirable. But I quickly came to conclusion that all we did is to bring world just another flipper. I have pro friends here (for most this is a second job) and I apologize to them but I do happen to think there are enough flippers in the world who indiscriminately thrift to sell. I suspect DM7 has higher ideals and targets to achieve when he is done with college than being just a flipper. He should start to have a sense of proportion and timing, perhaps study other parts of the forum, and start "also" thrifting for himself. It may all start with dressing well. After all he may be sitting in front of Toscano for a job interview with that outfit. Good luck with that!

    In a city like LA he should have rented a damn tuxedo, a good one, with part of his profits at the very least.
     
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  6. amadar

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    Been had BIJAN. All in excellent condition, the chinos appear NWOT. I never check the pants rack....not sure what made me do it this time. I guess I'll be doing so going forward...:happy:

    Left: Grey Chinos, Black Chinos
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    Right: Black Linen, Beige Wool, Black Wool

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  7. TheWGP

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    This thing is amazingly awesome. I got a nearly identical jacket from atljon a few months ago, though mine is 50% cashmere 50% rayon. Zipper pockets on the inside, identical styling, the works. Same label, too, IIRC. I suspect you found a slightly different interpretation from the same line. :slayer:

    Recent Zegna, I would say, is one of the best values out there. I don't even mean Couture, I mean their mainline. Definitely deserves more credit. They really upped their game with fabric selection in particular, as well as some construction details. I look at my oldest Zegna suit, which is a wool/cashmere from probably the early 90's, and it simply withers in comparison with my most recent, which is that same black label. Have yet to see one with the contrast stitching around the name on that black label, though - one of these days!

    Also, um, so, yeah, I had a saweet-for-Columbus haul this weekend. I'm going to TRY to return to two stores tomorrow... because I found two reverse orphan Brioni suit pants with recent tags. Polo RL Italy pants, Zanella Plats, Luciano Barbera shirt, two Willis & Geiger polos, a Malo 93% cashmere 7% silk untipped tie that is probably the sickest tie I've ever found in Columbus... oh, and an Adrian Jules bespoke suit with TWO identical pairs of pants. WTF REALLY? Nat, I picked that sucker up on your recommendation... hope this works out, because it's pretty bold styling!

    Pics to come at some point... nothing available until I figure out what fits me, if anything. ;)
     


  8. HansderHund

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    Those are all pretty amazing, well done. I read this often here though, that people don't check the pants rack. Why exactly is this? The chaos? That pants generally show more wear than suits/odd jackets? Too intimate? The frequency that people piss themselves?

    I'm just curious because I often find great things in the pants racks.
     


  9. dahl5yankees

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    Bijan stuff looks pretty cool, but I think white pants are really hard to pull off.

    I picked up a pair of Domenico Vacca white pants last week. As I tried them
    on this weekend, my 11 year old daughter mockingly danced and sang
    "the sailor of the seven seas!"

    I put em back in my closet! =) haha

    Note: I'm in Minnesota, no disrespect to my Florida brothers who are older than me
     
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  10. HansderHund

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    I know what you mean. I don't think they're necessarily hard to pull off, but they're a bit shocking in the mirror the first time you throw them on. You also have to be careful what you pair them with or you'll hear sailor/yacht club jokes all day.

    I've found white pants to be fairly attention-getting on their own, but I personally don't believe it's summer until I've worn one of my pairs. Are they a pain in the ass to keep clean and bright? Yes. Are they asking for trouble with some pairings? Yes. They're still great to have in your closets for 3 or 4 months of the year, especially at thrift prices!
     


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    Dibs?!?!
     


  13. Nataku

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    Will do. I'll keep you posted. Measured it today and it fits more like a M-L.


    Nice! I scored mine brand new from Marshalls for $50 but that was an insane deal on par with the Brioni shirts for $20 at Marshalls. They're my favorite jeans and are extremely well made.



    You're on a roll! First the Zegna and now these?! Go buy a lottery ticket! :D


    Wow - great haul! You'll love the AJ suit if it fits you. Is it their actual label stuff or was it made for a private clothier? Either way it's all the same. Just curious as I've seen both.


    You've had some great Vacca luck. I've been at it for years and still have yet to find anything by DV.
     
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  14. AndroFan

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    Alright, here's some stuff from the last week or so, but not really that much time spent thrifting. Hit just a few shops in LA last week while on vacation, then a few more the last few days since I've been home. Sorry in advance for the super long post.

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    VV, Lacoste (99% sure real), VV. Had a third, purple VV, but that went to toscano_adottato already

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    Carroll & Co (my first), Paul Smith, Paul Smith, Gitman (I normally pass, but this one was a cool pattern)

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    Thomas Pink, older HF (but in great shape), Diesel FC (first I've seen...no idea about Diesel, but it fits me and seems really well made)

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    Andover Shop

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    Gianfranco Ferre (I know they've fallen off, but it fits me and I like it a lot...double button collar, double button sleeves, nice pattern)

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    Zegna made in Italy

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    Canali - super soft...was surprised it was just cotton...thought it was cashmere or something

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    Corbella Milano. Can't find anything about this online, but it seems like it's definitely handmade. MOP buttons, great fabric, generally very well made. This is, without a doubt, the oddest/most interesting shirt I've seen. Deets pics below:


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    Closeup on the "tail". Anyone who can fill me in on the functionality of this, I'd appreciate it

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    These are the "collar stays". Really cool.

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    That has to be hand stitched. There's also the owner's intials handstitched on the front, but because of the stitching style, I think it should be fairly easy to have taken out.


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    Facconnable made in Italy (who's the maker on this again? From what I remember, it's someone good, so I got it. Tag pic in spoiler). Big bummer that it's an orphan; side-vented, lots of pick stitching, seems very well made.


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    Oxxford (probably an orphan, but maybe workable as an SC)


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    Hugo Boss 3-button, side vented. My size, so I'm keeping it. Details in spoiler - anyone know if this is an SC or an orphan? Navy color.


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    2x J. Press SCs with functional cuffs (!!!)


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    2x J. Press SCs


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    This thing is AMAZING - Cooling Lawrence & Wells on "Maddox Street" (non-SR English tailor, don't know anything else about them). Bespoke, functional cuffs, side vented, beautiful color, gorgeous vest. Only huge problem: no pants [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] . Ugh. Too gorgeous to leave, so I picked it up anyway.


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    Aquascutum suit


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    Very recent Hugo Boss


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    Pretty awesome recent Hugo Boss red label suit


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    Shoes/etc.:

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    I got these purely for the hilarity factor. These, ladies and gents, are Zanella double pleated shorts. I think they're silk, but I can check later. I can't imagine these were sold as they are. I'm guessing these were pants that were ripped/damaged, and the owner then turned into shorts. They're just..too weird to exist like this. Whoever REALLY, GENUINELY believes that they can successfully wear these, can have them at cost with the qualification that they have to post a fitpic with them. I think they're size 38-40, but I can check later.


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    I was really excited to find this, even before I saw the brand. I've been looking for a motorcycle/heavy leather jacket for some time now...the fact that it's Pendleton was just the icing on the cake. BUT, seeing "made in China" label and some Chinese instructions on the reverse side of the materials tag got me a bit concerned. But everything else seemed fine. The liner seems very "Pendleton-esque", the metal-wear seemed pretty solid, and the leather itself seems to be great quality and very heavy duty. Thoughts?


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    Nothing amazing, but these things are awesome and fit me perfectly and are more comfortable than the Clarks chukkas I just got. Cole Haan, glove leather (super soft!), "Nike Air" heels (??!!?)


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    Bally loafers. I thought I remembered someone said these were good. Made in Italy, seem pretty nice.


    And last, but certainly not least...

    So, I was rifling through the jackets/suits as usual on autopilot, and I passed right by this one. I knew what it was, but it just didn't register because it seemed so...improbable. It was literally like "Stafford, Chaps, JAB, _______, Chaps, Staf--wait...what? I literally did a double take, haha. Anyhow...



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    Other stuff unpictured: a nice pair of brown 100% linen Brooks Bros flat front slacks in my size, some nice brown houndstooth linen/cotton blend summerweight PRL slacks in my size, a few nice colored/patterned Brooks Bros made in Italy shirts. I also had a ridiculously awesome Pal Zileri "Sartoriale" line (the really recent one like on the shirt evilabed posted awhile back) grey with pinstripses suit, but the pants were a bit damaged at the waistband line. Pick stitching, side vented, hand sewn lapels, the works...a really nice suit. It's already gone off to toscano_adottato, so I don't have pics.
     
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  15. GHo

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    Hot damn, brother. Do you get these at the Montezuma Thrift store? :slayer: NOICE.
     


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