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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. guyver00

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    Need measurements of the navy Dege SC!
     
  2. acosbysweater

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    70,000? So that puts you, conservatively, at 50,000? I would take 35,000 and skip happily down the street. I live basically paycheck to paycheck as a bike mechanic. Jeez, the perspective I get posting on an internet forum is incredible.
     
  3. mexicutioner

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    found this yesterday, super thin unstructured PRL jacket. zero padding, 1/4 lined. vent still basted shut. not available (already sent to one of the homies).

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    i think everyone in this thread is, to some extent, out there tryin to make it. if we weren't, we'd all be posting in Official Retail Luxury Bijan Store Bragging Thread. i don't get the sense that there are too many silver spoon types in our ranks.
     
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    I found three Arcteryx pieces last week. Meh! What you found -the Saville Row stuff: WOW! PM me when you put them on eBay, want to follow.
     
  5. DeadBoy

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    Haha +1, I really don't get why so many people here turn their noses up at Canali. Sure it's not Brioni, but they do make fully canvassed suits in nice cuts with soft wool.

    If anyone has any Canali suits in 40-42 R-L that are just clogging up their closets with their crappiness, I'll take them. You can even harvest the buttons first.

    I'll bite. Apart from the AEs and the shirt (because it's for you), you should have passed on all that stuff. Possible exception would be the first sport coat, if that's a really skilled local tailor. Doesn't seem like it. My usual measure of a local tailor's quality is whether the jacket has working cuffs, and that one looks like it doesn't.

    Moores is a fine store if you've got a hundred bucks and want a new suit, and don't care about anything else. For your purposes, avoid. That jacket is Donegal tweed, yes. It's also old and shitty. You'll also find camel hair and Harris tweed Moores jackets from way back in the day. Unless you just really want a jacket with that material, don't bother.

    I'm not 100% on the suit, but I'm 99.9% sure it's junk too.

    Instead of just looking at the labels, try feeling the fabric and construction (do the canvassing pinch test). And check out Oregotrix's blog entries on thrifting for beginners. They're a great resource.

    The amount of journos and aspiring journos here always brings a smile to my face. Also makes me hopeful to see more than black blazers and dad jeans at the next Canadian Association of Journalists conference.
     
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    :wow:

    An MMM suit?! Wow....



    I'd buy a copy...


    How?? That's crazy!!

    Can't wait to see the end product, but I sure hope you don't have to endure a Polo bear sweater situation.



    That's a WWII era army dress uniform jacket. Check the waist flap pockets, there should be a size and date label inside.

    You've got one helluva haul there. Charvet PJs and multiple Savile Row pieces?! :bounce2:
     
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    What's this reference? I must not have been around for it.
     
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    Nice finds today. Esp Andro. That Anderson is AWESOME. PM sent. Quick brag. I've had a very nice, productive 24 hours, and not just because it was my birfday. 4 spots total. Each yielded nicely. Crappy pics: Sport coats, L ro R: PRL USA made linen navy, dual vent and ticket pocket; fits so keeping (Don't worry, Brianpore: I will give the Flusser to my brother!), very recent Burberry with all basting (incl. on dual vents) intact, tagged 40, but fits 41; Nicest, most recent Harris Tweed I've ever seen, tagged 46; Oxxford tweed with older label but gorge is manageable, tagged 41R [​IMG] Shoes: AE Stowe tassel penny loaf, 10.5 EEE. [​IMG] Shirts: Left column (same donor, tagged 16): Zegna (Recent), Zegna (recent), Ascot Chang, Armani Collezioni (recent), Armani Collezioni Right column: Barbour 16.5, Corneliani ID Sm, Zegna 16.5, Zegna 16.5, Barneys house brand 15.5 (Note: These shirts will be available, but a dude I owe has immediate priority) [​IMG] Ties: Stuart, Trafalgar braces (needs method). Now for the big score, all in same store (L to R, top to bottom): Bresciani (anyone heard of them? Passed on lots of them), Vineyard Vines, Hermes, Les Copains (EDIT: On second thought, nvm; not worthy), RLPL x 5 (YEEAAHHH BIATCH!) [​IMG] I'm exhausted, and have a ton more work to do before I can go to bed. I know I owe several of you measurements and PM responses. I will get to you over the next couple of days; sorry for the delay. Hermes and VV are available, and I plan to make a couple of the RLPLs available, though I was hoping to keep a couple.
     
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    How's capitalism working out for the newspaper industry? See you in the bread lines when they replace you with an AP wire, Bitch.

    Back to the thrift show bros!
     
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    A bike mechanic? You are doing God's work. Seriously. We'd all be better off with more good bike mechanics and fewer crafty lawyers. People who fix bikes or cars or sinks or airplanes are actually doing something, which can't be said for a lot of other folks. I imagine your time spent in meetings is minimal.
     
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    I am not a tech whiz. I was simply saying that this guy is less qualified to run a magazine — you know, not just writing and reporting, which is what you're talking about — than I am. I was also pointing out that it's ridiculous that I can make $24,000 less for the same job simply because I am not 40.

    I hope I've been reading your posts and your responses on this board the wrong way. It's easy to give hastily written writing on a message board a condescending tone when that was not the original intent. I wrote a longer response, but I deleted it because I realize that it's insane to get offended or bent out of shape about your response to my pissing and moaning.
     
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    You've already covered young tech-savvy journalists and lawyers...you should do veterinarians or Catholics for the internet toughguy offensive hat trick of the evening.

     
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    I was at 46, and I realize that is a lot of money, but just the thought of someone walking into the job you were doing, not doing it as well, and making that much is insane.
     
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    I am going to assume you have never been in a situation where you've needed one, because wow. Continue to stereotype my good sir.

    +1
     
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    Actually, it is working out very well for me, thank you. I can't speak for the newspaper industry, although I do work for a newspaper. If the newspaper that employs me goes bust and the entire industry does the same, then I imagine I'll have to find something else to do. I think that I could do that. In the meantime, no complaints. I have, thankfully, thrifted a wide range of pith helmets to protect me from the Skittles that keep raining down from the skies above me.

    Not to pry, but you sound bitter. Bitch.
     
  17. Towers

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    I knew there was a reason I had you on ignore. You are truly a zero content poster.


    I love that blue, I wish it were my size.
     
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  18. mexicutioner

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    can any of my fellow attorneys give me some advice? i can't decide between scrapbooking, be-dazzling or popsicle stick scuplture for tonight's project. so many choices!!! :foo:
     
  19. pnutpug

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    What's your prob, bro? Bring it.
     
  20. ATLjon

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    I'm sorry I started all of this. End it. Now.
     
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