The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. jcb9

    jcb9 Senior member

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  2. grendel

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    About the shell longwings? I was just debating with myself on that...
     
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    I went to a couple of spots and pulled some SW&D. Everything is tentatively unavailable. Here are the highlights:

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    ^^^ L-R, T-B:

    • Trovata brown & orange plaid button down collar dress shirt w/ hidden collar buttons.
    • Comme des Garcons Homme Plus lavender & white striped spread collar dress shirt w/ hidden button placket down the front. < The collar is sooo small.
    • Corpus beige & brown plaid button down collar dress shirt w/ hidden onseam pockets at the hips. (I picked this up the other day, but included it so I can cross post with the Official SW&D Thrift / Discount Store Bragging thread.)
    • Jil Sander solid white spread collar dress shirt. (I also picked this up the other day.)
    • Native Son solid white spread collar dress shirt w/ a thick dark horizontal teal stripe across the middle.
    • Wings + Horns solid blue button down collar dress shirt.
    • POLO by Ralph Lauren Italian made 3" wide foulard neck tie.
    • A Bathing Ape red t-shirt.

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    ^^^ Is this the "good" Trovata?

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    ^^^ That's a solid haul! Well done! W+H and Native Son are on still on my "to find" list.
     
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    No, I'm not throwing my hat in the ring for those - I'm trying to cut down on stuff ATM, ha. I was just telling Stissius about my experiences with combat boots.
     
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    ^^^ Thanks, Nat! [​IMG] All the SW&D stuff is just icing. There's a whole other haul of vintage and not-so-vintage BBGF and other MC stuff.
     
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    Typhoid killing the photos as usual....Unfortunately my apartment is more or less a cave, and my photos reflect that.

    Small Polo Suede Leather Jacket. Made in China but retail is about 1k, so hoping to get a decent amount from the Bay. Smells like a homeless man's left nut though. I lightly febreezed it to no avail. Any insight on removing raunchy smells from leather?
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    42L Henry Jacobson Hand Tailored. Almost left it, as it's made in China, but quality is good. Fully canvassed, double vented, 3 roll 2, soft shoulder. Roughly 1/3 each silk/linen/wool blend. Still has the basting in the shoulders/other parts of the jacket, and doesn't look to have been worn. Available to all you 42L guys (preferably for trade).
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    Obnoxious Polo madras shorts. Planning to rock these with an unstructured navy SC on our next wine tour/other events that call for regretful behavior.
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    Thrift fit:
    I know I'm not satisfied with: a) the pic quality (too grainy and white balance off); and b) the waist suppression (needs more). But both of these can be fixed. More troubling is the shoulders: They seem to be riding up, and I'm concerned they're too wide. I'm also cautiously optimistic that my tie/square/shirt combo isn't riotously offensive, but I'm still not sure I've really gotten that art down yet. Suit: Dunhill MTM, dark gray with purple overcheck; double vent, working surgeon cuffs Shirt: CT, french cuff, white Links: handmade Tie: HF Collection Square: Silk, handrolled in Italy, unknown origin Shoes: Cole Haan cap toe oxford 100% thrifted/discount stored/Ebayed by me, including socks and tee shirt (not pictured) [​IMG][​IMG]
    :fence: you guys on the PM to Stissius, I got him 30 seconds after post. Having worn yesterday the French Shriner wings I got from EasyE, I was surprised at their narrowness (despite being tagged my size). So I may need wings again, unfortunately....
     
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    Diggin those madras shorts! Would definitely wear them wine tasting while asking for double pours.
     
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    I had the same issue with the Hanover wings. They are much more narrow for a D width than the other brands I've worn. I'm more of an E width, but the Hanovers are very narrow for me. Still in the market for light brown wings as well.
     
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    Hey Guys.

    Been lurking SF for years but have recently made my way over here where the men are and the adrenaline flows.

    I took my son to a nearby GW for some clothes for grad (grade 6 grad, so who wants to spend real money on it?) and in the space of 10 minutes got bit by the bug.

    BTW, I live in a northern city, not what you'd call cosmopolitan but there's enough oil wealth sloshing around that people travel and consume conspicuously. So there appears to be some potential - though I don't think I'll be striking gold with Kiton suits.

    First up, a standard issue Harris Tweed by St. Michaels for Marks & Spencer. Some nice colours and texture going on.
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    And two minutes later, at the tail end of rifling the ties:
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    Nice to be here and looking forward to learning from some masters of the art.

    FoB
     
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    I passed on all the Mani and Le Collezioni. I like the Collezioni but it was worn down.
     
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    It was an orphaned Canali Tux jacket. It was a first one I've seen made for Bloomingdale. I guess I could of used it as a dinner jacket but I'm not that fancy...

    I bought the BB Makers just because they were made in US. I now try to avoid the ones made in Malaysia if I'm having a good haul.
     
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    Oh man, it was HUGE! I bought those strictly for flipping.
     
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    I paid pretty decent prices for them especially for the shirts and ties. Out of all the haul, I'm keeping 2 ties, and a navy DB. All else available.
     
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