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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. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    I get mine in bulk on Amazon at a pretty steep discount, but I suspect they're "cutting" the Oxy with other detergents, so query whether I'm really getting my money's worth.

    +1 to that. Even the second wave was fun to look at.

    Kay. Back to lurking.
     


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    Ridiculous finds, as always. Size/dibs on the Corneliani PRL?

     


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    Nice haul!!! I just realized I may be resigned to substantially less thrifting when I start school again... not that I would let school get in the way, but its going.to be.football season.after.all...
     


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    When I start school again, I plan to thrift to live :wow:

    Kind of scary... no longer just something to kill time.
     


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    I've pretty much quit, and have been working on music/school/life instead.

    Broke down today and hit two stores:
    Varvatos Mainline Shirt
    Enrico Isaia Orphan
    Recent Samuelsohn Suit
    Recent BBGF (italy) Suit
    Recent BB Hand Tailored Suit
     


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    DM7, at the rate this thread is gaining members from SoCal, there'll be more of you quite soon.
     


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    I've had 14 hour thrifting days, written a craigslist data miner, and gotten my way into billionaire circles to buy wardrobes....

    Sir, I question your logic.
     


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    It sounds like you got burned out from hitting it so hard. Stepping away for a while—or at least enjoying thrifting as a more leisurely hobby—might not be a terrible idea for you. As long as you still post the occasional epic haul for us all to drool over :slayer:
     
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    I've said too much already. No more details on that: not even on Frenchy one, two, and three's behest.
     


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    Wow - another home run for ya, as always! Wish I had some monies to spend - I'd be all over that Battistoni and Kiton. Even the :Gasp: H Hilfiger s/c if it were my size.

    Regarding the Kiton, I think it very may well be a sportcoat. It has very "loud" stripes. I've seen a couple sportcoats like this. Also, the casual details like the patch pockets, 1/4 lining and it appears to have the striped fabric on the inside front of the jacket as well. These all scream casual sportcoat/blazer to me.


    :lurk:
     
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    [​IMG]


    On another note, mannequins vs. modeling your jackets/suits. What do you guys think?
     


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    +1. Xenos always has good posts. Also, I think that's the first time I've seen brag-worthy Tommy Hilfiger on here.


    Mannequins, if they're dressed well. I see people selling menswear whose clothing forms have the worst collars and tie knots. It shouldn't matter, I guess, if what you're selling is the suit or jacket, but it does. If you're going to the trouble of using a mannequin to up your presentation, get the details right.

    A model is nice in theory, but your model isn't likely to look great in everything you put on him.
     
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    Looks so bad hanging though. I'm trying it out, just grabbed some others items I will be listing shortly (shirt may be less than ideal)

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    And some JCrew steez...
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    *edit* The portion of the quote I quoted no longer exists :eh:
     
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  15. acosbysweater

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    No doubt you're good, but step back for a moment and realize that barrelintrigger has gone from the same Christian Dior licensed tie bragging status to finding half decent mainline items within a month. We're all jealous of the low hanging Cali fruit and if we all hit those stores the way we hit our own locals, there would be nothing left. I'd have a hard time not doing exactly what you're doing so don't think I'm taking a high road. It's definitely a mix of jealousy and my perspective on how people your age dive into something so quickly, only to be burned out months later.

    On a side note, I would love to hear the billionaire circle story whenever you get the itch to put it into a post.
     
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