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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. ATLjon

    ATLjon Senior member

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    I was recently in Vancouver, and being the reasonable sort that sees INSANE prices on everything and assumes it translates to good thrift pickings, I was excited about my free afternoon. But after a lot of walking and hitting four or five stores, there was nothing.

    Vancouver does have a lot of hip boutique "thrift" places, but those are, of course, expensive as all get out.
     
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  2. FaceOfBoh

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    Ian: Sleeves. Add to the sleeves. (Too late tonight but for next time you wear it).
     
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  3. IRKSM

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    I know I keep meaning to take it to the tailors but things get in the way


    I am planning on giving it a steam and the pants a press my dad has a pants press it comes in handy. haha I would agree with you on the hair some days it looks all james dean like some days it looks hobo like but most days it looks like I am the president of the young republican club. I don't really identify with either party though I consider myself a very moderate libertarian or in other words a pretentious twat who has no real opinions
     
  4. guyver00

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    Agree, it's a bit too much shirt cuffs. Is that more than an inch? I personally prefer half to 3/4 inches showing. The tie knot could be a bit tighter, look to Spoo for inspiration.

    Overall I really like your look, very dapper and nicely done :fonz:
     
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  5. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Dude, you crack me up hard.


    Very good one - looking in the hundo range.



    This should be the motto of this thread. Well put.



    I appreciate that!
     
  6. matty long legs

    matty long legs Senior member

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    Never thought I'd see RLPL in my town. There were four of the BBGF ties. Didn't buy any because I'm hoping the price will drop on the RLPLs and the BBGF are too fat for me.

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    I once drove an hour to a SA in the Kerrisdale neighbourhood (it's a pretty expensive area), after a waitress told me she has found a lot of "really good stuff" there. After 30 minutes of looking (literally) at every single menswear item, nothing :fu:

    I should have known better when she defined "really good stuff" as Lululemons.
     
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    :fu: the marshalls near me only ever has donald trump or penguin ties.
     
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    Someone was watching over me tonight.

    Navy Stripe in my size (keeping):

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    Gray Stripe in my size (keeping):

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    Gray Stripe, nice high gorge, flat front, could probably wear, but might end up selling:

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    2 days after finding the zegna cashmere that was too big, I find this in a wonderful blue (pics don't do it justice, keeping):

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    And finally I found this - dated 1963. Fish mouth lapels like a mofo but still neat:

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  10. guyver00

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    ^^ Fish mouth for a Fisher...
     
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    This is what everybody wears in every city in the United States (and apparently Canada), but it doesn't mean there's nothing to thrift. It's not like the "uniform" in Dallas or Minneapolis is Charvet and Canali, but the people who live there and post in this thread are still finding things. It's all about your knowledge and the amount of work you put in.
     
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    I saw some black fleece ones the other day. Purple with black stripes, IIRC. Ugly as sin and 4 inches wide. Nicely made, but even with the understanding I'd probably be able to flip them, I couldn't bear the thought of personally unleashing such atrocities on the world. A few PRL options too, and I've seen Versace (don't get too impressed- still $70, and both were tacky), Vineyard Vines, and other well regarded makers. Plenty of Brooks rejects as well, but the better makers are still priced fairly high (well, for an outlet store), while I've been spoiled by plenty of great thrift store ties.

    Oh, I've also seen an Ed Hardy tie. Sat there for a few months, but somebody finally bought it for $15, probably as a gag gift.
     
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    Lululemon stuff sells absurdly well on eBay, just ask Nataku :)
     
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    That's true, it's all about patience and perseverance, with a bit of luck sprinkle on top. Knowing the neighbourhoods definitely helps too. I used to live in a city with a lot more retirees, and I'd find something good from time to time. No such luck in Vancouver so far.

    My best find in Vancouver was a classic Burberry trench coat with lining, way past my knees, which I adore.
     
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    After some positively Machiavellian dealing, they are yours. Congratulations!
     
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    For real? I just know that a pair of sweat pants sell for north of $100 because it was made with some absurd materials (like seaweed, or granola, or some other shit, I don't know). Nataku, care to elaborate?
     
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    I'm not Nataku but I can vouch for the Lululemon flippability, they sell like hotcakes. Which reminds me, there is fake Lululemon out there - I've passed on two pieces in the past few months with a pretty poorly done fake LL logo.
     
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    i see used shorts and tee shirts sell for nearly $50
     
  19. IRKSM

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    it might just be the picture I go for a pretty tight double four in hand. the sleeve showing is about 1 1/4 I want to genthen them by at least 1/2 and inch-3/4 but they are functional cuffs how does one do that?

    I think it is generally agreed upon that you are the most stylish guy in the thread followed closely by eazy and hanser
     
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    Score, suited!

    I had the pleasure of meeting forum member Randy briefly today. Nice guy, and he gave me a pair of AE McAllisters in my size free of charge. Thanks, Randy!
     
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