The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. matty long legs

    matty long legs Senior member

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    Wow wow wow. I knew this was going to be special at first glance, but DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN.
     
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  2. mrdeep2001

    mrdeep2001 Senior member

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    Damn dude you better check back over the next few days for those pants!

    And PM'ed....




     
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  3. Brianpore

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

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  4. Typhoid Jones

    Typhoid Jones Senior member

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    +1. Ric Flair would have to drive a Harrier jump jet or own a portal gun or something. If I was with my wife it would be a polite: "No thank you, and good day, sir!"

    edit: @ 330CK: AWESOME HAUL!!! (You have officially made me sick with greenest envy... made all the worse because we are about the same size. [​IMG])
     
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  5. DeadBoy

    DeadBoy Senior member

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    That Cucinelli!!!

    I'd keep the Canali, and the Chanel if it's real...
     


  6. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Senior member

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    Does anyone have any thoughts on the merits of etsy, for finds of a certain age?
    Are the browsers there more discerning?

    And does anyone use consignment stores?

    I guess like anything, I suppose there's a value chain at work here:
    Free / Dumpster diving (no disrespect intended, I've done it)
    Thrift stores
    Discount stores
    Consignment
    Retail

    And online, like bricks & mortar, is just another mode for each link.
     


  7. concealed

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    Typhoid joins is our resident Etsy expert, I believe he does quite well on there. It seems to be ideal for the Trad/Take Ivy crew, but for most menswear, eBay seems to be the better avenue, net of fees.

    Consignment stores are pretty popular, and according to Frenchy all of DM7's finds come from them [​IMG]

    There are definitely different levels of consignment store

    The heirarchy in my mind is:

    normal thrift store -> cheap consignment store -> Fairfield County, CT Goodwills -> eBay -> SF (B&S) -> boutique consignment store -> discount store (TJMaxx/Marshall's) -> Retail
     


  8. bytor13

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    Leave the gun, take the Canali.

    Typhoid's your man!
     


  9. Typhoid Jones

    Typhoid Jones Senior member

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    ^^^ LOL. Thanks guys! [​IMG]

    @ FaceOfBoh: If you have any specific questions re: Etsy that you think I could help you with, just PM me and I'll try to answer them as best I can. [​IMG]
     
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  10. bytor13

    bytor13 Senior member

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    NOT AVAILABLE:

    PRL seersucker - It's a boy's size 20, but fits me.
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    Vivienne Westwood
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    Also, some unbragworthy s/s madras and linen finds.

    AVAILABLE:
    Zanella dark brown, tagged 38, double pleated/cuffs - NATCH, waist = 19.5, inseam = 31
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    RRL linen vest, tagged M
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    And a treat for those with more latitude than longitude . . .

    Samuelsohn charcoal pinstripe, working cuffs, side vented, measures to a 43S
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    The pants lining has some stains I missed. [​IMG]
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    Samuelsohn orphaned (I believe) jacket - should work as a blazer for someone, side vented, working cuffs, 43S
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  11. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Some folks might have luck at Bonanza, an often-overlooked alternative to eBay. Their listing tools are as robust, always free to list (no cap at 50 items), fees are lower, multiple buyer payment options, you can import your eBay feedback to give buyers peace of mind, and they send your listings to Google and Bing. Many folks cross-post between eBay and Bonanza, since Bonanza is always free to list but has lower viewership. I've sold a few things there but never took the time to really get into it as a true alternative.
     


  12. frenchytoo

    frenchytoo Senior member

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    haha i know EXACTLY what you mean...i saw things too.
    which one in Toronto where you at?
     


  13. barrelntrigger

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    Yeah, I know those Chanel ties looked funny. The tag was cheaply made. You think I would be able to get $25 to $30 for the Made in Mexico John Varvatos SC on ebay? I'm gonna go exchange about 1/3 of my find today. Hopefully I'll find something worthy to exchange. There was a $20 Versace shirt...if push comes to shove...
     


  14. RebelWithACause

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    Yea the varvatos will pull that, they can go $25 and up.
     


  15. Digmenow

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    I LOVE these shades! I've ditched the Maui Jims for now.
     


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