The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. catside

    catside Senior member

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    Isn't Frenchy unbanned?
     
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    Speaking of old stereo equipment, I passed on this this weekend.

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    The lid is there behind it. No way to test it and I don't know anything about this stuff. I thought about getting it anyway since it would only be like $3, but I don't have the space. Good? Bad?

    Thrift fit pics from today... It was 90 earlier before the storms came through, so I broke out the pincord suit and madras / seersucker bowtie

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    Suit: Brooks Brothers from elev8rz
    Shirt: BB non-iron button down thrifted by me
    Bow tie & seersucker pocket square from The Cordial Churchman (not thrifted)
    Shoes: Cole Haan Air Colton
     
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    I guess it's a bring-your-own-turquoise situation

     
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    I'm liking this. I can't pull it myself but excellent trad look.
     
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    jkidd41011 Senior member

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    Grendel....what do you do that you can pull off dressing like you do?
     
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    I write software. I dress completely for my own amusement.
     
  7. horse's_ass

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    David Sedaris has a nice line about bow ties:

    A bow tie announces to the world you can no longer get an erection

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    Suit: Brooks Brothers from elev8rz
    Shirt: BB non-iron button down thrifted by me
    Bow tie & seersucker pocket square from The Cordial Churchman (not thrifted)
    Shoes: Cole Haan Air Colton
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    Wow, that is fucking RAD!
     
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    Except for the noticeable bulge, you are correct.
     
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    Good stuff, my work requires jeans, a tee-shirt and slip-resistant shoes. :fu:
     
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    Not much today, a couple odds and ends.
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    Hand-rolled silk scarf for my wife, made in Italy.
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    Cool vintage bow-tie, plaid, N/A
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    Clark's beeswax desert boots, my size! :bigstar:
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    Couple records, I think I mentioned this but I rarely find Jazz records.
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    BB, size 17.5 4/5.I picked this up hoping there are some bigger guys out there with this shirt in my size that they want to trade me. I seem to see this pattern or something similar pretty often, but always in a larger size. :facepalm:
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    PRL size small, made in India madras short sleeved shirt. N/A
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    I'm not sure if this is anything of quality, however it is 100% silk (has a great hand, very soft)

    available if anyone would be interested,




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    I agree in the hypothetical ideal case (recent, mint, in which case where it comes from is moot point). However, I see many times someone pick up a dusty old Brioni or Kiton and then slam a large price tag on it.

    I dont get it, why would someone pay $400 for a thrifted Kiton jacket that is in so so condition, over 10 years old, and to top it off, with the understanding it was thrifted for 20bucks or so.

    An Off fifth close to me has a brand new Kiton jacket for $899 with a further 30% off. Given a choice: Would you guys pay $650 for a new Kiton jacket from retail, or $400 for some beat up old thrifted Kiton that needs a tailors magic to make it look even passably contemporary?

    It bugs the shit out of me why some folks value thrifted stuff at half to full "discount" retail.

    I contacted a guy here about a thrifted Kiton shirt, and he slammed a $140 price tag on it refusing to budge a dollar. I went to a local Saks Off Fifth and saw a heap of Kiton shirts selling for $179 with a 40% off. So that is $108 before tax. Cheaper to get new from retail than some folks here trying to flog their thrifted wares.

    / End Rant
     
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    Look, the price of a used shirt should be universal. Either that thrifted Kiton is worth the price or it's not, being thrifted shouldn't factor in.
     
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    You've hit, precisely, the advantage to the TNSIL aesthetic. Stuff can be 50, 60 years old and still look good. Not long ago, I sold a vintage BB tweed jacket for $90 and had a ton of interest at that price. Just let a pair of shell Aldens go for less than my asking price to a guy who gave me an Hermes tie a few months back. I could have easily squeezed another $60-$75 from the shoes--I had more than a half-dozen PMs in the first few hours--but I'll make a larger profit in the long run. I see what the latest Tom Ford foolery, new or secondhand, is selling for, and the Kiton, etc., and I'm thinking folks are sartorial Sisyphuses, which perhaps fuels the need to ask outrageous prices and suck every last penny from things. Changing your wardrobe every couple-three years to keep up with the times takes, I imagine, serious coin. Just getting comfortable in the 1950s is expensive enough. Rant over.
     
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