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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. dubcbadass

    dubcbadass Senior member

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    was going through my phone and came across some of the stuff i have passed on recently. should i go back and try to kop any of it? sorry for the poor photo quality. they are all cell phone snaps

    this overcoat, for which the thrift wants $60
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    i think it is tagged 46

    these bespoke (i assume) suits, most were 3 piece, odd since the vests fit me, but the jackets don't (they fit more like 40r or 40s), from guatemala. tons of handwork, fully canvassed, etc. there were about 5 of them.
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    there was another one i didn't get a pic of that was a fine navy polka dot pattern. pretty cool. would proxy if anyone wants to gamble on fit.
    also reminds me i need to start thriftin with a tape measure in hand.

    HF "flight coat" my size, fit like a glove out the box, worth it for 25 bones in decent used condition?
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    baller status suede (pretty sure real quede, though no materials tag) casual jackets one in navy, other in cream from saks fifth avenue, both real clean, thrift wants $15 each, tagged size 43R, would try to pick up for someone if interested
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    also, this may be a dumb question, but i can't find the answer myself for the life of me. i often see fairly high quality garments with this tag (from suits to ties) and don't know what it is. anyone care to enlighten me?
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  2. tben

    tben Senior member

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    Syms department store??
     
  3. hooker4186

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    Flight coat is definitely worth it.
     
  4. Friskydingo

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    The thrift gods smiled today. I have found several Brioni ties in the past, but never anything else. Popped my cherry. The suits are heartbreakingly too short for me [​IMG] but are stacked into the big box full of stuff I am sending to Spoo (if he doesn't get washed away).

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    Grey trousers

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    Bright pink Jil Sander

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    Not a brag, but spotted this at a local men's consignment shop. This thing was absolutely gorgeous [​IMG]


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  5. Towers

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    Agreed, I have one in navy. Would kop again.

    The jacket fits me well, maybe 3/4" longer than I would prefer but pretty good otr, but the pants have a crazy rise on them. Not complaining for what I paid, but a little worried it might look like a stodgy suit.
     
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  6. pnutpug

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    I've been looking for a flight coat in my size for a reasonable price for three-freaking-years.
     
  7. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    Was this a suit or an orphan?

    I would kop on that flight coat at $25. All others, good pass unless those Bespoke suits fit you.

    Have you ever thought about getting the jacket shortened? I know lots of folks on here are against it but I had good experiences with jacket shortening just under 1 inch. You really NEED a good tailor for that though. Good luck!
     
  8. Towers

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    I think that would emphasize the rise on the pants, it doesn't look bad as is, just more 'distinguished' in the cut than what I would typically wear, I'm not worried.
     
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    [​IMG]Men of official thrift/discount store bragging thread, I copped two identical, unworn, pairs of the these Harold's wool trousers today at GW for $1.50 each. I know they're nothing particularly spectacular, but they seem to be very well made, the wool is substantial for cooler weather, and they fit me, or at least I think they do. I like them quite a bit. What do you guys think?
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    Also, really enjoying voraciously scouring these threads the past month.
     
  10. SpooPoker

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    Enjoy your pants, but please - all fit pics must require shoes from this post forth. :)
     
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    You guys ever pick up "Riviera" pants? I've seen them around and never really inspected them. Then I saw an real nice pair of wool flat front slacks made by our neighbors to the north with decent construction and they ended up being riviera. I picked them up for like 5 bucks and they fit fairly slim (no pics, getting hemmed now). Just wondering if anyone had experience with them.

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  13. AlanC

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    Breuer can be quite good, at least their made in France stuff. I have a few, but none of their more recent made in Italy. Faconnable was made by Breuer, don't know if they still are. I don't know if resale is particularly strong for them, but they're solid additions to your own closet.
     
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    wow, breuer and faconnable are two of my go-to labels, especially for shirts. never knew that they were related.
     
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    I am also interested in this my pinstripe orphan could use a little shortening, how much did that cost you? also what tailor do you use since we live sort of close to one another I go to this guy in berkeley currently
     
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    It was $30. Not as expensive as I thought since she did a pretty good job. I shortened a DB SC that I got for $4. This was my very first thrifted jacket. I got lucky and ended up with a Samuelsohn. It looks pretty good now. I'll PM you my tailor.

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    So..whats the dealio with this jacket? Any ideas?

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