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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. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    great question. for me, it's definitely Brunello Cucinelli. i've never seen it in a thrift, only real-life experience has been browsing in Neiman Marcus, drooling over everything. price tags were outta control.

    two BC finds in this thread still stick out in my mind:
    DM7 found a BC cashmere coat in a medium grey. :inlove:
    33CK found a BC navy jacket IN HIS OWN SIZE in a thrift. :bounce2:

    those two brags haunt me. i even remember acosbysweater's post regarding DM7's find, he said "it's so wearable it hurts." (still remember that off the top of my head). like i said, those two brags haunt me.
     
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  2. jamiebryant

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    Yeah, the newer tags are dark brown. Are you picking those up for flipping or personal?

    I always skip on those jeans. I see like 50 pairs everytime I go out.

    I dont bother with True Religion or 7 for all Mankind. They seem to have a very high probablity of being fake and the time trying to figure it out isnt very worth it to me.

    Aside from that, Thrift Stores nowadays think they know their shit because they be pricing them jeans at like $15-$30.
     
  3. Henry Boogers

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    They had these packs at the Pittsford Marshalls from time to time. $10.
     
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    size 38R Senior member

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    yup, the orphan i wear almost everyday probably wouldn't get much interest here. by a company called Dormeuil from london. grey herringbone with grey lining. like it so much i let my tom ford go.
    it's what i need.
     
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    A few of the GWs near here (northern MD) are now putting all the mens clothes on the rack completely scrambled. Pants, shorts, sweats, jackets, shirts, suits, etc... It is retarded. They have all of the women's stuff organized. I am not sure what the strategy is there, but in my case, I just don't go there as often. Granted the last time I went I found a pair of Ferragamo Bit Loafers and an Oxxford SC, but I really had to dig deep to find them. To top it off, one of the stores just remodelled and their prices immediately went through the roof.
     
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    I don't have an amazing system by an means but I've relied completely on thrift store finds to assemble my stereo system, slowly upgrading as I find better stuff. Haven't spent more than $30 for a piece of stereo equipment and I'm reasonably happy with what I have.
     
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    +1

    Thrifting has brought me a Dual 1219 turntable, HK integrated amp and an Onkyo tuner, all in great shape. The whole lot for under $100 total.
     
  8. jamiebryant

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    Speaking of labels...
    Ive tried researching elsewhere before coming here. Off the top of your head can you tell me about how old these are?

    They cant be that old because the cut is quite slim. But I dont know.

    I couldnt leave them because they seemed unique. The ribbing on the material is horizontal and the reminded me alot of Incotex.

    (Flat Front, Uncuffed, French Fly, 8" Leg Opening)

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    They were to flip .... so in that case, the Nudies need to pay for my mistake.
     
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    The mens section at my local Goodwill is always a mess. Not only that, but most of the quality mens sportcoats, suits and shirts that I've found are in the womens section. It's almost to the point that I don't even check the mens section anymore.
     
  11. jamiebryant

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    I might start checking the Juniors (Girls) section. Maybe i'll find some Comme des Garcons or Dior Homme in there
     
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    In the general theme of WTF, a local store had Missoni dresses in the men's sweater section - I'm not complaining, they were easy to flip. But who thinks 34" bust and 42" shoulder to hem is a man's sweater?!
     
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    Gotta make time to hit that up more often.
     
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    +1 I don't go to SA stores. The few bucks I save by their slightly lower prices isn't worth the headache to me. Not to mention the smells.

    I seem to remember somewhere that only Incotex pants have that loop for your belt buckle. But I could be wrong. By the way, size/available?
     
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    Ok New Englanders....whats the scoop on Worumbo Mills? I found a sweet overcoat in some type of wool/short fur which is from the late 40's early 50's. The quality is outstanding and it is super heavy.
     
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    -1000
     
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    Nah, Brooks Brothers does it on some of their pants, faconnable does it on some of their pants, Martin Greenfield does it, I am sure that others do it as well I just can't think of anymore specifically.
     
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    Who says you can't do that stuff in front of the computer.
     
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    went back to the goodwill where I found the Hermes sweater... Looks like the donor left more goodies.

    Chocolate color Belvest cords size 34x32 they look unworn and are amazing. Available for now.

    Dunhill polo size large. Looks unworn aswell. Available

    Pics when I get home.

    Dont really see belvest around here. Looks like it does good on the bay, anyone familiar with them
     
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