The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Hoofit

    Hoofit Senior member

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    I cam across a couple of old Donegal Tweed suits with patches on the elbows. Are the worth anything. I seem to remember last fall someone had a suit that went for some crazy money on teh bay. Please advise.
     


  2. IrateCustomer

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    I have a pair of New Balance Minimus, and they have Vibram soles as well. I absolutely love that shoe for damn near everything but basketball. I had to size up two sizes as I use the Experian socks.
     


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    Comrades!,
    Today's crop is this wonderful Ermenegildo Zegna dress shirt with hidden placket and bib marcella front, in 17.5"x36.25".

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    Neck: 17.5"
    Shoulders: 21.5"
    Sleeve: 25.5"
    Chest: 25"
    Chest pocket: no
    Collar: spread
    Cuff: double, i.e. french
    Thick MOP buttons, split yoke on back

    This is a wonderful dress shirt with beautiful soft hand, thick, unfused collar collar, bib marcella front, and hidden placket.

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    It's available :spam::embar:!
     


  4. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Boom! Hidden placket shirts are -- in the parlance of the streets -- the tits.

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    So nice, but so big...
     
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  5. Nell

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    Besides Harris, Donegal is one of the only other high end (or any end for that matter?) tweed manufacturers as far as I know. As some of the guys noted a while ago, some low end makers use Harris Tweed and I assume this applies to Donegal as well. If they're not dated, I'm sure you could turn a decent profit selling to some hipster/professor/SF lurker on the bay. If any are Donegal "Mist" (mohair, wool and cashmere blend) definitely pick it up - I have a J Press sports coat in that fabric and its hand is fantastic.

    Nothing great for me today, but a rare find size wise - 36s blazer. From Nordstrom's, so quality is poor and it has a very American shoulder, but one can never have too many navy blazers.

    Almost new Orvis dirty bucks in 11.5 - Available
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    Military-esque J Peterman jacket in 38R - Available - Does anyone know why their sizing runs huge?
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  6. Evil Abed

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    LA's been good to me once again, this time in shoeville. One store visited, aldens, trickers velvet slippers, and crazy visvim hiking boots been had. Pics after traffic.
     
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  7. kindofyoung

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  8. grendel

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    Unfortunately unlike Harris Tweed, Donegal is not a protected name. Anyone can call whatever they make Donegal tweed, and many Chinese manufacturers have been. One actual Irish weaver in Donegal to look out for is Magee. Their tweed is very nice (I like it better than almost all the Harris Tweed I've seen). Unfortunately it doesn't flip as well as Harris, but if you're looking for yourself it's good quality.
     


  9. grendel

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    Aldens you say? Size 10D? DIBS
     


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    Nice find!
     


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    9 Pairs of Zanellas today, all pleated and cuffed
    Top to bottom (3) 33" (4) 34" (2) 36"
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    33" Sand with Beige Pinstripe
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    33" Steel Gray
    33" Brown weave
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    34" Beige with Blue and Lavender windowpane
    34" Steel Blue - LP Tasmanian Fabric
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    34" Silver and Gray Weave
    34" Brown with beige mini check and blue overcheck
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    36" Black
    36" Beige Knit
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    Sorry bruh, definitely gonna be some 9.5Ds for me or mex :slayer:
     


  13. Nataku

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    Here's a find for you 46-48 R folks. Picked up this mint, super recent (As in current label. As in maybe 1-2 years old.) gray/silver checkered houndstooth sportcoat. Wool/Silk blend. Side vented. 2 btn front. Sorry for the photos, still trying to figure out the focus on this blasted camera. Fits like a 46 R.

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    Chest (pit to pit): 24"
    Shoulders (seam to seam): 20"
    Sleeves (shoulder seam to cuff): 25" with 1 1/2" to let out
    Length (TOC): 33"
     


  14. LooknGr8

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    Dude, THAT is what you get for thrifting in Montana. WTF? They have, like, cowchip sculpture there
     


  15. Dolfan954

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    I am certainly a newbie at all of this and jumped the gun early making the common YSL tie mistakes and such. I went back and read through this thread (well, most of it anyway) and you guys are awesome. I am thoroughly impressed with the wealth of knowledge on this forum and this thread in particular. Brands I have never even heard of and now cannot wait to run across.

    I was convinced I was just not a thrifter. I probably went to 5-6 stores within a week's span (I had some time off from school, ABOUT TIME!) and found absolutely nothing. I decided to step out of the normal charities and try a different thrift store. Glad I did.

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    So...to the experts on here, what do you think about the ties, are they real?
     


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