The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    Oh yeah, bro, I was looking at pits. I've always like the English breed as oppose to the bigger American Staffies. They are much cuter aka friendlier looking and more manageable in size. Eventually, I'll get one. For now, we are set on Greys.
     


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    Probably because I'm age >50 now, but I just didn't get this -- a t-shirt? So I Googled "BAPE," looked at their site, and found out this puppy retails for $100+. Holy crap! For me (and, again, maybe this is a generational thing), it begs a question, and I mean absolutely no disrespect, but that question is: What about this simple white t-shirt and design makes it a woo-worthy $100 item? Will dodge tomatoes, just want to wipe away some of this incredulity and mystery I'm feeling as I type this.
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    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    6 solid white BB staples and one checkered from same donor - all had a severe case of ring around the collar.
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    Pass.

    Found this old BBGF 2 piece:
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    But as today's luck would have it...
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    Fit me decently, but not perfect.
    Pass.

    Found this:
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    Authenticity?

    Other things from that same store I passed on were: 2x BB SC's (holes on both and one was made in Mexico, although it had a nice pattern), an old Lanvin with problems, a SWEET Fox Knapp heavy overcoat but it wasn't my size, and some other items (but for the sake of a long post, I'll withhold pictures)

    Things found over course of vacation:
    If you know about these then you know they = MONEY!
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    My size, but I only like the yellow one. The others are going to the bay.

    How recent is this?
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    Picked this up because it was NWT - Bugatchi Uomo
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    For you Pendleton junkies: Left two are size XL (but, the one on the right is a woman's coat and was NWT until I got home and can't find the tags. Weird. All unavailable currently - have IRL a buddy who has first dibs.
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    Picked this up because I liked the pattern/colors and it was my size. Anyone know anything about this label? I see it frequently but can't seem to find anything on it.
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    And finally,
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    Available - PM me for measurements if interested. It's collarless so that might be a factor for some of y'all.
    Nice haul, bro! Sorry to see that Canali in that shape. What a let down...But hey, The Shirt Guy stays true to his name. lol

    Regarding the Forsyth shirts, maybe these are it?

    http://www.forsythshirt.com/public/index.php?id=52&PHPSESSID=569985ff864ba7543f888a84c7314aa5

    http://www.justiceclothing.com/thereis/justice/forsyth

    High end?
     


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    In a nut shell, BAPE (Bathing Ape) is a Japanese Urban Hip Hop gear icon that started in the early 90s. Its lines are extremely limited and scarce. Therefore, the high retail price tag. Young Hip Hop fans will pretty much buy anything Hip Hop fashion related especially when Hip Hop got its exposure in Asian during the late 80s, early 90s. The owner of BAPE is also the co-owner/designer of Pharrell William's (N.E.R.D.) fashion label, Billionaire Boys Club, and Ice Cream. Their shit retails for redonkulous amounts. $60 for a T shirt. Their shit is not even that great. I personally thinks Hip Hop fans are crazy.
     


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    Picked up this decent BR Modern black suit yesterday. 42R 36/34 3 button, flat front.

    Not overly bragworthy in my opinion, but it's sad when you realize this will probably go higher on the bay than any HF, Oxxford, Canali etc. suits I have sold.

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    Much appreciated, understood. Talented branding group, big exposure, limited availability. More power to them.
     


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    ^^^ I'm not sure if Frenchy and Valium were the same person (mainly because Frenchy was before my time on this thread). But Valium was one of those contributers that had some great non-clothes-related finds. Besides, I'm curious as to what ever happened with those watches / clocks and glass display cases he posted about being in some Goodwill auction... [​IMG]
     


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    All who expressed concern: yes, a home phone a/k/a landline. I work from home [telecommute] and cell service is sketchy at best in my 'hood. Yes, it rings all the damn time with unknown callers and telemarketers even though I'm on the DNC. But I'm not that firmly entrenched in the 90's - WiFi and smart TV and Netflix and Roku etc. Now, I'm off to Telex this big proposal to the boss regarding the Anderson account.
     


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    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Non-clothing, from a garage sale and for a song.


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    Redline speakers (sound great) and Beogram turntable (works but one channel has a loose connection - fixable). Paid $35 for everything. Keepers. Now to find stands for the speakers...
     
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  10. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Nice!
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    In case there is still any doubt, I was kidding. The shirt will be sold like everything else I buy.
     


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    No prob. You got it, bro.
     


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    Yeah, that's the sad truth. Mofos don't know what real quality is. All they care about is high profile fashion brands. Better for us cuz we get dibs on the good shit.
     


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    I brought home a few things today, not a lot out there. It was incredible weather though and since I worked all weekend I took the day offt. Thrift stores, tailor and my monthly haircut and hot shave. A fairly selfish day, you could say. Anyway, picked up some interesting (at least to me) things...

    Diving computer by UWATEC, a Swiss company. I have no idea whether it works, so I'll have to investigate as the battery is dead. It's older, but I wasn't going to leave it behind. I set my things on the counter and was looking in the glass cases when another guy thought it was available and tried to buy it. I then realized he had picked up a few nice things including a made in England wool suitcase. Well played, sir, well played.

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    Some decent tobacco pipes. From left to right: Bari made in Denmark, Rafaello made in Italy and Savinelli made in Italy.

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    North Face Gore-Tex shell. It's in perfect shape but needs a bit of cleaning.

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    Escada Sport purse, presumably for my wife. We'll see what she thinks about it.

    Anyone else hate going through the women's section? I mean, I do it because I've found nice things (pocket squares, scarves, men's shirts, etc.) and I take a look at things for my wife. However, I can't help but notice the strange looks. I was looking at the shoes for my wife with a pair of Ferragamo heels in my hand when an older female employee said "Oh no, those are women's shoes." I said "You don't think I could make these work?" and she just looked at me, trying to decide whether I was serious. She then explained that the men's shoes were in another room. I said "Jaja, I know, I have a wife and she wears shoes, too." She apologized.

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    These were my favorites of the day. They are a pair from Ludwig Reiter, a Viennese shoemaker. They're handmade and prices start around €600 or €700 and go up. I have wanted a pair and may spring for them this fall. These had little wear, were well taken care of and it appears trees were used. I might post better pictures once they're polished.

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  15. Wizard Swears

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    I haven't made it that far back in the posts yet. I wish now that I had - the only thing wrong with them was the ring around the collar.

    And I know Bugatchi Uomo isn't brag worthy for the most part, this one just happened to be NWT and I figured I could flip it. I'll be sure to leave those out of my future posts.
     


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