The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. kupus

    kupus Member

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    Lots of interest in that Loro Piana linen SC like I figured there would be. I will go see if it's still there first thing in the morning. Like I said it's been there since last week, but knowing how these things work out, it's probably gone now that I plan on picking it up . :). Will reply to PMs after that if it's still there! Cheers.
     


  2. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Aw, dude...that's a rare find. Don't send a $3 million jacket to some random guy on the internet -- sell it on eBay, then grab a nice suit or ten for your job interviews.

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, YOU PEOPLE, WHAT HAS THIS THREAD BECOME!

    :facepalm:
     
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  3. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Active Member

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    That one looks just like one I had custom made by Graham about 10 years ago. Difference being I'm wearing mine.
     


  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Y U NO POST EARLIER? :confused:

    I have a LP thats a 52 to be frank.. Im hoping it fits.
     


  5. LooknGr8

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    Hey guys, I found these Cole Haan...o never mind.

    Just a quick drive-by to say that all of a sudden the thrift stores are thick with sweet Harris Tweeds since they're out of season but people keep donating them. I have upgraded some of my own and found my first well-preserved keeper with the vintage monochrome label...which will look even more awesome after the dry cleaner's done with it. $2.99, to boot, the dry cleaning will cost 4-5x that.

    Keep your eyes peeled, even though you might not be in the mood for it. Also, woolrich & pendleton out the a$$ right now in the racks, at least up here. Too bad I have enough of that stuff (and capn wes sold me a jacket to die for I can wear once New England chills again come octobah)
     


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    Well done on getting your Ph.D. Pain in the ass was it not? Took me 3 1/2 goddamn years of toil to get mine. Hope your post doc is a continuation of what you did in your Ph.D research.

    Regarding that Loro Piana:

    Wow, take a leak on my back and tell me it is raining liquid ambrosia please! That thing is awesome.
     


  7. DeadBoy

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    Has it been covered earlier in this thread or elsewhere how to distinguish good Harris (and Donegal) tweed from bad? The fabric is pretty cool, but the only jackets I see made with Harris or Donegal tweeds seem to be crappy and low end.
     


  8. madmacs

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    I dont think there is "crappy" harris tweed... they tend to treat quality control seriously... there are a lot of variarions in thickness, surface texture (you might think hairy tweed is crappy), weave, pattern etc.

    now crappy jackets made from harris tweed might be a different question... but even then, it'll last forever... I guess you'd really need to define crappy...?
     


  9. GMMcL

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    Thrift fit, as promised.
    Most brands are not SF approved, so I won't even bother.
    Nothing but skivvies bought retail; shirt = Ebay; links = Cap'n Wes; Square, belt and shoes = thrifted by me; rest = massive employee discounts or awesome sales
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     


  10. barrelntrigger

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    Word.
     


  11. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Senior member

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    anyone have a decent knowledge set as it relates to yohji yammamoto?
     


  12. VLSI

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    ivwri in SW&D. Whatcha find?
     


  13. horse's_ass

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    pretty sweet belted trench coat.
     


  14. VLSI

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    Cool. PM user ivwri and he can probably give you some info about it. Yohji is $$$
     


  15. pnutpug

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    That's right, so far as I know. The only "evil" surrounding HT was a cornering of the market, if you will, by some guy who tried buying up all the mills a decade ago or thereabouts. He was kind of the Henry Ford/Hunt Brothers of HT--you could have any color as long as it was one of the 4-6 he chose to weave. That's over now, I think. But, quality wise, I don't think it has ever been anything but top notch. HT may not be for everyone--a lot of folks think it looks like a bad rug--but if you like it, be sure you really like it, because it'll last pretty much forever.
     


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