The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I thought you were supposed to be their leader now [​IMG]

    AlanC: Shepherd Of The Trad

    LOL

    More warden than leader.
     


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    Some may be, but those I have seen are half canvassed.

    I'm pretty certain they're all half-canvassed, at least the current ones produced by Corneliani. The older, made in the U.S. ones were fully canvassed.
     


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    I spent most of the week at a conference in Seattle and picked up a few things at various Value Village stores:

    Robert Talbot tie with silk printed in England: $1
    Burberrys casual shirt: $1
    Zegna print tie: $4
    unused Trafalgar belt: $4

    and, what I consider the pick-of-the-litter by far, Edward Green for Nordstrom cognac full-brougue bals for $15

    (same as these http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...reen+nordstrom)

    Overall I was pretty impressed with the thrifting, but most of the good stuff was private label for Nordstrom. Also, there wasn't much good in the way of suits or shirts, perhaps because Nordstrom didn't have private label deal with good shirtmakers or tailors.
     


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    I spent most of the week at a conference in Seattle and picked up a few things at various Value Village stores:

    Robert Talbot tie with silk printed in England: $1
    Burberrys casual shirt: $1
    Zegna print tie: $4
    unused Trafalgar belt: $4

    and, what I consider the pick-of-the-litter by far, Edward Green for Nordstrom cognac full-brougue bals for $15

    (same as these http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...reen+nordstrom)

    Fantastic! [​IMG]
     


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    Wow, those EG's were a great way to spend $15!
     


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    I didn't buy it...it was bespoke, so no size marked, but i would guess a 38s jacket and a very tiny waist, 28 or even less...if you're interested you can pm me and i will tell you the address of the thrift store, but i can't guarantee it'll still be there...
    This is interesting.

    What was the pattern, and style?
     


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    I didn't buy it...it was bespoke, so no size marked, but i would guess a 38s jacket and a very tiny waist, 28 or even less...if you're interested you can pm me and i will tell you the address of the thrift store, but i can't guarantee it'll still be there...

    Thanks. PM sent, I've been out of town.
     


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    This is interesting.

    What was the pattern, and style?



    I went back there today to see if I could pick it up and pass it on to summej2, but I'm afraid it had gone. But from memory the fabric was a heavy worsted, quite stiff to the touch, probably why it seemed to have lasted so well. Cut was three button rolled to two, in a very dark grey with a faint pinstripe. The sleeve buttons were functional but not kissing. Shoulders were lightly padded, lapels were relatively slim. A very neat sixties cut with some suppression in the waist but nothing flamboyant. It's the only knize suit i have ever seen so I have no way of knowing if it is typical.
     


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    I went back there today to see if I could pick it up and pass it on to summej2, but I'm afraid it had gone. But from memory the fabric was a heavy worsted, quite stiff to the touch, probably why it seemed to have lasted so well. Cut was three button rolled to two, in a very dark grey with a faint pinstripe. The sleeve buttons were functional but not kissing. Shoulders were lightly padded, lapels were relatively slim. A very neat sixties cut with some suppression in the waist but nothing flamboyant. It's the only knize suit i have ever seen so I have no way of knowing if it is typical.

    If it weren't for the EG I picked up the other day I'd be disappointed, but I suppose one only finds so many good deals at one time...

    That sounds like a fairly typical Knize suit, from the little I have seen.

    LabelKing, are we the same size?
     


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    Passed up 6-7 Paul Stuart suits that were $30-$40 each due to the price, and the fact that some had little flaws/wear.

    That thrift store is in the worst part of the city, but always seems to surprise me with some of the stuff I find. They charge like $4-9 for dress shirts, $10-15 for sweaters, $8-20 for sport coats, and $25-90 for suits. The thing is, it's the only thrift store that I go to where most everyone there is shopping because they can't afford anything else, as opposed to the Goodwills around here with parking lots filled with luxury cars and SUV's, and they charge the highest prices.
     


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    It's a sin for the entrepeanurs in Sweden that there is no store like that in Sweden.

    I would kill to get stores like that nearby...
     


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    If it weren't for the EG I picked up the other day I'd be disappointed, but I suppose one only finds so many good deals at one time...

    That sounds like a fairly typical Knize suit, from the little I have seen.

    LabelKing, are we the same size?

    That sounded like a nice Knize.

    Summej2, I wear a 36 or ideally 34 with a 28 sized waist.
     


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    T&A shirt, BNWT, from eBay for $47. It's an old shirt but still in the original packaging.
     


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    Years back, VALUE CITY used to carry Black Label Armani, '1881, Fendi, Ferre, many others. Most of these, were samples, or very small sizes, approaching sample. I bought everything I could use. Nobody else inside the store, could fit into these garments, nor did they care to try. My best buy was a tuxedo jacket and waistcoat . . . price tags, still in place: 2,500$. Five bucks. I got a wonderful little jacket too, in taupe, with some sleek zipper detail: 1,250$. Eight dollars. Many, many good buys on trousers.
     


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    That sounded like a nice Knize.

    Summej2, I wear a 36 or ideally 34 with a 28 sized waist.


    Yes, it seems we are. It's a good thing we're on seperate coasts...
     


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