The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. tonylamer

    tonylamer Senior member

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    Semi-cool find. Dack's Antelope oxfords in 10.5. I think they're cool, but they're available if anyone's interested. There's not enough time in the day to keep cleaning my shoes.

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  2. Randy

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    In my case, I don't return stuff unless it's just an incredible scenario (dog nuts found in pockets, et. al.).

    < on / pinko_philosopher_mode>I guess in a world of abundance, though, what comes back around to those who live generously is generosity; in a world of restriction, what comes back around to those who live scarcely is scarcity.< off / pinko_philosopher_mode>

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  3. HansderHund

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    I caught up on everything here, so I can't contribute to all of the discussions that have taken place, but I thought I'd throw my results out there. I really don't list a lot, but I just finished up a week's worth of auctions and went 8/8. I was happy with that, obviously, but I start the vast majority of mine at €9,99. I've found that I get more views with lower starting prices, but I learned my lesson to at least add enough to cover fees/repairs/cleaning/etc. So, If I buy something for €5 and put €5 into it, I'll start it at €14,99. However, I can start 90% of my auctions at around €9,99. Most of them finish with 1 or 2 bids and I'll have one or two that have a mini bidding war. That's my bread and butter. The small items like this cover my own personal purchases and therefore make this hobby justified :D

    Over the weekend, I found mostly non-clothing. I really don't know if there is an interest to see random items, but I thought I'd share. Nothing crazy, though, so fair warning.

    First, I thought Nataku would like this rucksack. It's from a local defunct company and I occasionally see the green canvas bags, but I thought this one was cool. Great shape, even has the small pouch that is included for toiletries. Lined in bright red.

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    Glass flask, made in England
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    I believe this is a clothing brush, though I could be mistaken, it rolls and has a natural hair (not sure exactly which animal) brush.
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    Sigg bottle I got cheap.
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    Scotch & Soda shirt, destined for eBay.
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    Nice brown wool tie from a Viennese company or shop.
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    Top are Carrera and the bottom are Silhouette, both made in Austria.
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    Paloma Picasso
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    So, can anyone tell me for what this should be used? When I picked it up I thought it was for ice. It's really well-balanced and designed and it looks nearly new. I found a little about both British companies, but only the engineering firm. I can't imagine it being used in the garden, but what the hell do I know?

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  4. RebelWithACause

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    Grabbed the usual stuff, a few RG, zegna shirts, passed on a few canali shirts that were to big. And these two really nice bags, which are available. Been hoarding lots of ralph lauren polo shirts, a few made in Italy, cause I had to change a flat tire the other day and my only beater shirts were brioni.

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  5. davesmith

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    ^ Those bags are awesome. PM me prices please :)
     


  6. horse's_ass

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    just guessing -- but is this an ice scoop? like for bars and restaurants and such.
     


  7. HansderHund

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    Haha, yeah, I PMed him as well.



    That is a good guess! It's certainly a possibility. It's really not deep enough for ice and I've never really seen a big ice machine outside of the US. Ice cream is a definite possibility though. Thanks!
     


  8. ChetB

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    I'll usually include a free tie or two—usually Brooks Brothers, though I've given Sulka, Zegna, Vineyard Vines, etc. Thrifting, I often end up with nice ties that don't fit with my wardrobe but that wouldn't net much if sold individually. I give them away, and people respond favorably in their feedback. I sell pretty rarely, though, so this might not be doable for higher volume sellers.
     
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  9. VLSI

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    How do I tell good vs bad dunhill? In the middle of an ungodly tie raid...
     


  10. grendel

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    This is the logo of the good Dunhill... not sure what the bad Dunhill is?

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    I've seen some other Dunhill, Jimmy Dunhill I think. But yeah, that logo is the one to go for, although I believe I've seen it without the 'London' as well.
     


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    Well an eBay search shows some selling for 10 and some for 30+. I can't tell what the difference is.
     


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    Awesome non-clothing finds! Is the flask available? I really like the glasses too.
     


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    Haven't posted much recently, if at all, but I just want to get my bragging in right quick.

    First, here is what is available.

    Tod's drivers 11.5 (seems to be US sizing). Seem to be barely worn.
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    PRL Corneliani wool/cashmere pants. 2x pleats. Tagged 36, waist 17.5" laying flat.
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    Here is what is tentatively unavailable:

    Shirts

    BB Glen Plaid
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    Bespoke Sartoria Ambrosiana
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    RLPL Linen (paid more than thrift but seems worth it)
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    Bill Reid Western
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    J. Lindeberg Western
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    Pants

    J. Lindeberg Rocky fit
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    Canali Linen/Cotton jeans
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    Same older label as was posted on a coat last week
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    C&J Milton. Paid more than GW prices but they fit really well for me
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    Ties: BB Makers x2. Lanvin, Sulka
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  15. HansderHund

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    Thanks! The flask and possibly the glasses are available...PM sent!
     


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