The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Well sonofagun - the lip test worked. Hell if I'm gonna lick them, but yeah - the one shirt I was 99% sure had MOP buttons, they were cold to the lip. I'm not worried about germs (I'm Spiderman in real life). I remembered something about rubbing pearls on your teeth to test them, but had no idea about MOP buttons. Thank you sir!
     


  2. ChetB

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    Not mine, unfortunately. The navy flannel is a 43 L and is available. The trousers are close enough that I can have them tailored to fit. The rest is my friend's size and, minus the hangers, will go to him. Lucky bastard.


    Thrifted.

    Also found a J Press sack suit, 44 S, and this Versace long-sleeved polo/sweater thing. The size tag says "4" but it seems to fit like a men's medium. Women's or men's?

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  3. mainy

    mainy Senior member

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    very sweet

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    my daily thrift driver... once i get the clutch replaced. 85.5 944

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    my fun car and money pit... 88 951 (944 turbo). waiting on my new wheels

    all bought and paid for by thrifting LOL
     


  4. madmacs

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    Slumming it in a 2001... bought from a grey haired little old lady teacher (cliche huh?)... almost as bad as the low mileage (7,200 documented)... only ever driven on sunny days (never seen rain or snow)... always washed and waxed after use (it showed...)

    15 months later with 33k on the clock I can confirm it goes ok in the snow and appears to be water tight... not bad for what I paid for it... :)

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  5. Evil Abed

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    Thrifted a few years ago...
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  6. barrelntrigger

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    Awwww, Snoopy!
     


  7. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Quote: The 944 may not be everyone's favorite from the outside [we all wanted the 911 whale tail, admit it], but it has the best interior appointments of any (up 'til then) Porsche, and finest ride...entirely underrated and under-appreciated. Nice to see you keeping a couple of fine examples on the macadam.
     
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  8. VLSI

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    Awesome car man :slayer:

    Had this one for a while, albeit 34 years newer :)
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    I sold it and upgraded :devil: No good pictures of the new ride though.
     


  9. mexicutioner

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    Olive the coonhound/foxhound/giant beagle thrifted 8 years ago, still going strong:
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    makes a great beagle research assistant:
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  10. goneAWOL

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    Suit...pretty nice. Person who owned it...legendary.

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    Given that I found it in Cleveland, it is an expensive suit, and that the size is right around what I would expect for Jim Brown, I'd say the odds are pretty good that this belonged to THE Jim Brown.
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  11. Shiny

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    Also awaiting sizes on those oxforrds. Even though Atljon recently hooked me up with one (Thx!); my first.

    Some stuff from the past week:

    RL black label. Not available
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    Bally black loafers. Good to VG shape. Size 12D. Heels are still the original Bally ones, it looks like. Available.

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    Bally longwingy loafers. VG to excellent shape. Size 9.5E. Color is black and burgundy. Leather is super soft and the heels and soles are in even better condition than the Ballys above. Available.

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    Chelsea Adidas jersey. :slayer: Not Available.

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    Incotex FF chinos. Not available.
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    Osprey daypack. Tentatively not available.

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    Resumeth with your car thrift braggadocio…
     


  12. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    insert "sad trombone" sound.

    http://www.sadtrombone.com/

    also: GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND ANY OTHER THRIFTERS IN BAR STUDY MODE THIS SUMMER!!!
     


  13. grendel

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    Had a pretty good couple of days. Bunch of sportcoats

    This HF Design is sick... Super fine and light fabric, unlined. Definitely good for summer. Never seen this tag before, must be MTM? Notice the name has been cut out. Around a 46R

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    Shoulder seam to shoulder seam: 20.25"
    Back from the bottom of the collar: 31"
    Pit to pit: 24"
    Waist at the 1st button: 22.5"
    Sleeve: 24" with 1.5" to be let out
    Single vented, 2 button

    Found my first Samuelsohn. Anyone need an amazing 46L navy blazer? Great hand stitching and fabric

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    Ugly buttons though

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    Shoulder seam to shoulder seam: 20.25"
    Back from the bottom of the collar: 33.5"
    Pit to pit: 24"
    Waist at the 1st button: 23"
    Sleeve: 26.5" with 1.5" to be let out
    Double vented, 2 button

    Also found this Trussini from the Red Barn (same as the Samuelsohn). It's the best menswear store here in town, so I figured this was good too. Fully canvassed with gorgeous fabric. I hadn't heard of this label before, but it seems to do okay on eBay. Anyone heard of them? Anyone recognize this makers tag and know who made this? About a 44L

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    Shoulder seam to shoulder seam: 19.5"
    Back from the bottom of the collar: 33"
    Pit to pit: 23"
    Waist at the 1st button: 21.5"
    Sleeve: 26.5" with 1.5" to be let out
    Double vented, 2 button

    Found this gorgeous PRL made in Italy by Corneliani linen sportcoat. I figured it was too big for me because it's marked a 44R, but it fits perfectly, more like a 41R.

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    Shoulder seam to shoulder seam: 18.75"
    Back from the bottom of the collar: 30.5"
    Pit to pit: 22.5"
    Waist at the 1st button: 21.5"
    Sleeve: 24.5" with 1.5" to be let out
    Single vented, 3 button

    That one explains why this PRL 42R that I got from eBay on Handershund's tip didn't fit. It breaks my heart but it's just too slim and a bit too tight in the shoulders and chest too, so it's available. I guess the PRL made in Italy measure a size smaller than they're tagged?

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    Shoulder seam to shoulder seam: 18.5"
    Back from the bottom of the collar: 30.5"
    Pit to pit: 20"
    Waist at the 1st button: 17.5"
    Sleeve: 26"
    Single vented, 3 button

    Also, remember how I found those Ted Baker London SC's new with tag? Well, I found another one of the blue pinstripe cotton ones, also NWT, size 4... About a slim 40R or slim 41R. Someone had the aqua pick stitching removed from around the collar though, and it's loose at the end of one sleeve. Weird.

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    Shoulder seam to shoulder seam: 18"
    Back from the bottom of the collar: 29.5"
    Pit to pit: 22"
    Waist at the 1st button: 20"
    Sleeve: 26.5" with 1.5" to be let out
    Single vented, 2 button

    Speaking of nicer polos... I found this NWOT Hickey Freeman polo, size large, about 24" pit to pit. It might be a little loose on me so someone could pry it out of my hands... The fabric is amazing. Even better than the fabric on the 2 RLPL polos I've got. It feels more like silk knit than cotton and it's see-through thin. No MOP buttons, though.

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    A couple more of the Piatelli oxford cloth shirts for me 'cause I liked the other ones I picked up
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    A couple pairs of PRL shorts for me, one Indian madras
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    A very nice Faconnable shirt, size L, about 24" pit to pit, available
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    And another cool Scottish tartan tie, this one's Locharron I think
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  14. mainy

    mainy Senior member

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    i prefer the front engine porsches...(have a '93 968 not pictured, garage queen)... the handling is way more predictable, and they are easier to work on. but yeah, aesthetically, yeah the 911s of that era will always be better looking :nodding:
     


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    Just a wee bit scary... Mine is also named Olive. Beautiful pup!
     


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