The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. YoungAmerican

    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It won't work, and will make you look ridiculous.
     
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    Start thrifting and find something that fits
     
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    Bah to the crowd. Do it and post a pic or four.
     
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    Thanks! I was just soooooooooooo excited to see a G&H jacket in a vintage store. I literally yelled out, "Oh wow!" Then the excitement wilted after I saw the made in HK tag. Then I became a bit confused...I'm going to try to hit up 20 or so vintage and thrift stores on Wednesday. Wish me luck!
     
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    Quote: colts87: "I'm gonna do it! I'm gonna jump! I'm gonna fuckin' jump! Don't come any closer!"
    [the rest of us]: "Don't do it! Think about what you're doing. You don't have to do this!"
    A Canucker: "Do it! Do it! Do it! (and take some pictures on the way down so I can watch)..."

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    I wouldn't, but if you don't care about ruining a "beautiful vintage glen plaid tweed in a unique green/blue/black"....

    And if your tailor refuses to ruin it for you.
    http://www.ehow.com/how_8079230_make-singlebreasted-suit-doublebreasted-suit.html
     
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    Wow, sharp eyes!
     
  8. Brianpore

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

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    Really.....I mean REALLY.... of all the threads, or starting a brand new one, you thought the thrift bragging thread was the BEST place to ask this question [​IMG] (off my soap box) Why dont you take a few pictures and post it here...you will get a MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH better response.
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/...d-alteration-suggestions/900_100#post_5377768
     
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    Yeah, I picked up a G&H SC a while back that was made in USA by Hickey Freeman, and I had trouble even selling it for $10. It was side-vented too. I received 3 or 4 messages by confused potential buyers who didn't understand how it was made in USA when G&H is a Saville Row tailor. After learning it was licensed, everyone lost interest. I could see a suit doing better though.

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    Sorry Brian, I didn't mean to sound snarky. It was meant to be a playful jab, no offense intended.
     
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    1) It was for me. It was a bit tight and a bit too ugly. It was cotton and wool. 2) It was $55. Not a bad price...

    That's the thing, it has the tags but if feels vintage...did they simply sewn the patches back on there...That's another reason I passed it. I might go back and swoop it up just to flip it on ebay.
     
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    Only got $40 for my G&H by HF suit....but of course it wasn't made in HK either.
     
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    Did you post is as "Gieves & Hawkes made in the USA by Hickey Freeman Sportcoat"?
     
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    Do you have any pics? Was it from a thrift store or a vintage store?
     
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    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Thrift store.

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