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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. GHo

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  3. Brianpore

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

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  4. matty long legs

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    Ugh, dry lately. Passed on:
    Vasque boots made in Italy (I forget the size and they were fairly beat)
    a bunch of BB ties
    off white herringbone Jack Victor for Saks 70 silk, 30 wool sport coat (fully canvassed, recent, my size, but at $50 it was a little much b/c I need the sleeves lengthened)
    Louis Vuitton button down (I was skeptical on this. Fabric didn't seem great and I have no idea if these are faked)
    HF orphans

    For myself:
    Brooks Bros made in the USA single breasted trench. Fits like a dream. I inherited a very, very similar BB trench from my grandfather years ago and it's done nothing but sit in my closet. Since the new one fits better than the old, I'm looking to offload the old (42R). PM if interested.

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  5. ruben

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    Fair points, though I'll add that even in well dressed areas (at least one's I've spent some time in: New York, Chicago, London) you aren't often blown away by well dressed men.
    Also, that just wearing Brioni or RLPL doesn;t make someone well-dressed (in fact often the opposite is true).

    You're right that it is a more reserved, less flashy town, and it doesn;t help that a lot of the good men's stores carry those overpriced brands like Tallia or whatever.


    For it's size the city has a disproportionately large number fortune 500 companies. It has a really good art scene and a lot of very generous wealthy people, I've talked to people who run fundraisers and they say they usually raise far more at an Omaha event than one the same size in bigger cities (I sound like the Chamber of Commerce).


    It's not like I find Brioni and Kiton every time I'v gone to a thrift store there, but I usually have found some good stuff (though my tastes are more Brooks Brothers and RL).
     


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    Today's thrifting brought to you by ....


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    who sent this little guy afloat across turbulent seas. How it ended up in a rather large, well-lit and surprisingly clean Goodwill, I will never know. But Anglophiles who love Shetland, live in a four-season part of the country and love to traipse around in 44 R sportcoats, take heed:


    Whammy!

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    well, um, sideways whammy!

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    So yeah, get at me.


    I also found this, which was a size 14 UK women's. I didn't know the brand, so I didn't pick it up, but that gives me an excuse to go back tomorrow if that size proves flippable.

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    Very, very similar to these: http://www.toast.co.uk/product/trou...ts&&pcat=trousers&adimage=&clr=C4GL7_Darknavy

    I swear, they looked gigantic, that's why I didn't pick them up.
     
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  10. darkmatter7

    darkmatter7 Affiliate Vendor

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    Are you guys ready for this?
     


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    Damnit. At least let me savor my vintage Turnbull for a second.
     


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    I'll show you some love on that - that hacking pocket shiz is BALLER. Wish it was a L instead of an R, and wish I hadn't put myself on a self-imposed SC ban. [​IMG]

     


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    The wife looked at the LR4 when looking for an SUV. I loved it but she wanted something a little less rugged. Oh well.....Have fun!


    +1

    I'm a huge fan of Arctyrex, Patagonia, Mammut, etc. I'm even a big fan of Lululemon. Great stuff! The fabrics are amazing and if you can get them on discount at REI or in their brick and mortar shops, it's a great deal if you don't want to wait around for them to pop up in your local thrift shop.







    Uh oh.....

    I'll get my meager find in for today before the wave hits:

    Giorgio Armany brown boots. Recent. Euro 44. Looks to have been worn only a handful of times. Available.

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    Also grabbed a cool Robert Graham white tonal paisley shirt with a crown embroidery for the bay.
     
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    Got that wrong...It's tagged 50L but measures like a 50R
    100% Camelhair, Beige with Peach windowpane.


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