The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    I get my bargains from thrift stores, which are second-hand stores and insofar as clothing goes the vast majority in The States have not (yet) caught on that they occasionally have some valuable offerings. Many have volunteer experts who evaluate something the staff puts aside as it "might be something" but most have not started doing this with clothing...and again I say "yet". Sheer volume prevents them from doing so, I think, and hope they have the mindset of "an occasional treasure will keep them coming back". We have other second-hand stores - consignment shops and the like but I have yet to step foot in one. A few chain stores that sell new items with big markdowns for odd sized items that didn't sell in-season (usually very big or very small sizes), and with patience one may find something. Auctions, estate sales, an infrequent moving sale. I've been meaning to check out church bazaars in affluent areas, just to see what they might have - lots of upper class religious folks in my area. Craigslist for non-clothing items - too many counterfeits on CL for clothes. I go to the flea market only when I need bungee cords, a blunt hatchet, zip-ties, or a fake Movado that shows the correct time twice a day.
     
  2. Jpmorris

    Jpmorris Senior member

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    Ok, this isn't really the place, but WTF is pinterest, i know i looked once, and have yet to get a single succinct answer to that question. Also, should it be included in listings? The one with the button has the far superior number of views and watchers. BTW In my opinion, the picture is better on one than the other, and I personally happen to think almost all of the shirts listed in the high interest listing are more interesting that any in the first...
    Also, the Gucci briefcase Beck sent me it entirely shout out worthy, that thing is fucking AWESOME! (Spoo, It doesn't look a lot different after the renovateur, but i'll shoot you a pic anyway [​IMG]
    Also, I need some input from all the wize denizens of this thread, What is this leather? [​IMG] I thought shark initially, but Wes schooled me there. Wes has also suggested Bison, but the bison pics I pulled up don't quite look like that. I'd really like to have a solid idea of what im selling before I list these bad boys. Either way, these are the Edwin Clapp shoes I posted the other day, IF YOU SEE ANY SNAG THEM! They are fucking awesome, and seem to sell for very high prices.
     
  3. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    I fucking laughed out loud for the first time today with that one. Christ. Thanks, I needed that.
     
  4. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    pinterest: good goddamn question. I looked at it too a while ago on someone's recommendation and couldn't make heads or tails of it. I quit Facebook 3 or 4 years ago (tho we all know that one does not simply "quit Facebook") and have no desire to get involved in anything else social-media related.

    Apparently eBay adds a pinterest button to your listings now - I know I did not opt in or out of that when listing my crap.

    Thank you for your feedback on my two listings.
     
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    capnwes Senior member

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    Damn spoiler is still coming in above, but anyway check out this closeup of bison leather...its pretty close, but it's hard to say.
     
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    Mostly yes, but I am not impartial to consignment stores either.
     
  7. highlifeman

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    Thanks for the shoutout, Brian P- looking good!!


    Hit a few stores today, pickings were a little slim but did pick up the following:

    Normally wouldnt pick up something like this, but was a really cool fabric/pattern, and was in a small size so I grabbed in case anyone here ^^ might want it

    Harris Tweed for Stafford, no tag size but appx 36ish- 16.5 shoulders, 18.5 pit to pit, 25 sleeve, 29 BOC

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    Pendleton Made in USA Blackwatch jacket shirt, size L, keeping for now

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    NWT Bill's Khakis shorts (32 W)

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    Salvatore Ferragamo Sport Coat, size 46 EU, Made in Italy, double vented
    Shoulders- 18", Pit to Pit- 20", Sleeve 23.5 + appx. 1", BOC- 30"

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    mainy Senior member

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    I'm back kids. Hey, what's the pit to pit on that Salvatore Ferragamo sportcoat? Maybe one time I could get lucky...
     
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    I think you're missing the WTF moment here... You made over $100 selling PRL shirts? [​IMG]

    I think I need to take a bunch of these BB, etc. shirts I have sitting around and make up some lots
     
  10. Cotton Dockers

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    I remember a few hundred posts or so ago, there were a number of people interested in high quality short sleeve shirts. I've been looking for some for myself too, and today I found these:

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    Apparently someone around me does not like Zegna Su Misura. I found 4 short sleeve shirts (white, tan, light gray & black), all about 23 p2p = too big for me = all available.
    (FYI - these are not polo/pique shirts, but s/s cotton dress shirts, made in Spain, thick MOP buttons)

    Luckily I was able to grab a Su Misura all white dress shirt that does fit, as well as a white Zegna for Neiman Marcus with a p2p of 23 that does not.
     
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    What size are they? I might be interested...

     
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    Another day of firsts, been had Trafalgar limited edition braces from a regular haunt. Last place I ever thought I'd find something like these. Going through the ties and all the sudden I see leather sticking out from the end of the rack [​IMG].

    1 set with marlins, another set with what looks like old-timey Hollywood scenes on them. Left two more pairs behind because they were beat. Half price day = out the door with them for under $5 total and me grinning like a little schoolgirl.

    Pics tomorrowish.
     
  13. barrelntrigger

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    Oh yeah, I hating shopping at Walmart ever since my college years where we did a research on them and white collar crimes. I generally shop at Target and Bed Bath and Beyond. But that rolling rack was too nice to pass on. The Walmart workers in my neck of the woods are generally elderly Asians who are usually polite.

    You are taking it quite well. I'm surprised. [​IMG]

    Very encouraging words!
     
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    +1 on both points.
     
  15. jkidd41011

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    I've done well selling lots. You might not make as much on the individual item per se, but you cut down of the transactional costs.
     
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