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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. ilikethelights

    ilikethelights Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever looked at all the Amazon customer images for the horse head mask? They're pretty good and there's like 500 of them.

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  2. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of fellow forum thrifters, were any of you thrifting in Louisville yesterday around 12:30-1:00? I was in the Highlands and saw someone who could have been a SFer. Just curious who the competition is. :)
     
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  4. HansderHund

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    Glad I'm not the only one that employs the shotgun tactic!

    Thanks for the lead on that Z Zegna tuxedo shirt! I threw a lowball bid in on it but was outbid. It only sold for $15 :embar:


    What was the verdict, US or UK??


    Those are great...my personal favorite:

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  5. dustinmyself

    dustinmyself Well-Known Member

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    I put a bid in on it also, $15 and was outbidded with seconds left :(
     
  6. Randy

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    Macklemore was basically a regional Seattle recording guy until "Thrift Shop" hit a few weeks ago. With 9 million YouTube views, he's everywhere now, MTV, etc.

    If you want to indulge just a bit more Macklemore, check out this video "And We Danced" which is an homage to 80s big hair rock, Michael Jackson choreography, and 1960s Lenny Bruce foul-mouthedness. This talented guy's work likely portends an unyieldingly bright future. Link:

     
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  7. HansderHund

    HansderHund Well-Known Member

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    Last call for the secret santa gift exchange!

    If you'd still like to participate, shoot me a PM saying you'd like to be a part of it along with your real name and address. I will draw names as soon as I receive everyone's info, hopefully tonight. If you sent me a PM saying you want to participate and have NOT received long PMs with info, please contact me as it probably means you're not on my list. I have 37 people on the list and I think I've contacted everyone asking for their info.

    Requirements to participate:
    - Minimum 50 post count (anywhere within SF, not necessarily in the thrift thread)
    - Willingness to spend up to $25
    - Willingness to ship a gift on time

    If you've sent me all of your info, I'll send you a personal (as opposed to group :)) PM with your partner's contact info, SF username and any preferences they mentioned to me. I'll also include a short list of gift ideas that should be acceptable to everyone.

    Thanks to everyone for responding so quickly and I apologize if you've received the same information more than once!
     
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  8. dustinmyself

    dustinmyself Well-Known Member

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    nothing amazing, but all available



    polo cords. 38x32
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    polo GTH "mint" pants

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    Canali orphan



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    vintage Burberry's blazer.

    p2p-23.5
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    31 long
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    lanvin suit. flat front pants, no cuffs. brown with subtle pinstripes.


    p2p-22.5
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    waist-19 across
    total length-41
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    sorry the pictures are horrible, can get better ones if anyone wants them.
    (really need to get a manniquin)

    open to trades also
     
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  9. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    Pretty funny!
     
  10. MZhammer

    MZhammer Well-Known Member

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    "Probably should have washed this
    Smells Like R. Kelly's sheets
    Piss
    But shit, it was 99 cents"


    That was F*cking Awesome
     
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  11. AriesK

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    Does anybody know how I can rock these?
    Not brag-worthy, but incredibly comfortable.

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  12. benjclark

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    Um. Have you checked closed auctions on ebay for genuine vintage NASA mission patches? You may change your mind on keeping that jacket complete, as found.
     
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  13. HansderHund

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    Hmm...the next time you're scaling a vertical glacier?

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    Honestly, not really. They might be your style and really comfortable, but I don't know of a situation in which they'd really fit.
     
  14. katch

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    Very very recent Brioni for Neiman Marcus black peak lapel sports coat/orphan. Slimmer fitting 40R, soft as a baby's bottom. Unsure if it's a keeper as of right now as I don't know how much use I'd get out of a black sports coat.

    Needless to say, I was fired up....

    Pics later tonight....
     
  15. theBigwig

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    NWOT leather soled, suede Esprit loafers. Love'em. $6

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  16. cptjeff

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    Find a harris tweed, or a quality donegal (will have nice "hand woven in" tags). Feel that, that's what good tweed is like.

    It should be stiff. It's a dense, heavy, rough wool, originally made for being durable work and hunting wear- think breaking up rocks in your fields during an irish or scottish winter, 34 degrees and rainy. It may very well soften up after years of wear, though there are tweeds these days made to have the look, but be softer. Those won't have quite the durability and warmth, but that can be good for some.

    But since they do last forever, finding a decent tweed jacket for yourself is fairly easy. Grab yourself one and wear it for a while.



    Those are intended for people who work in industrial settings. Say, a mechanic, or somebody on a factory floor with lots of fluids dripping on hard concrete. That's the vibe they're going to give off regardless of what you wear them with.
     
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    Those are really cool.
     
  18. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Well-Known Member

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    dunno if this was true everywhere, but when i was in high school (in southern california), i think that style of shoe was called "creepers." goth-types would wear them. sort of the same crowd who'd wear doc martens.
     
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  19. lastdonb

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    Couple of things picked up, but while I was at one GW, a father and his young daughter were rummaging through the electronics, microwaves, monitors and he was testing a Dell monitor, I went to the register with this, a made in the USA Pendleton gray wool blazer size 44R(available), and the father was buying two monitors.


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    Classic 44R, PTP 23", Shldr 20", BOC 31", Slv 25"

    When I took pictures, saw there is one small hole on the back of the right sleeve and small moth bite below pocket, otherwise in excellent shape, cost plus shipping (under a Jackson).

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    Leave that Goodwill and head to another on the way to umpire a game and come across a really nice HSM gold trumpeter navy pinstripe suit (was an orphan but found the pants) measures out to a 46R (available), very nice shape, lightweight fabric:


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    PTP 24, Sleeve 25 +1, BOC 32, shoulder 21", single vent, 2 button. Pants, pleated, not cuffed, 38+2 x 29+2, rise 13, flare 9.75

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    So, I pick up the suit after reuniting the orphan jacket and head over to the electronics, maybe another Moccamaster, Roomba, shoe polisher, but I see the father and daughter and he is testing a Denon receiver with remote! He ends up at the register with the Denon and a microwave.
     
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  20. eazye

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    Might....have to....use....as.......avatar......
     
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