The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Brianpore

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

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    Thrift store going out of business.....only thing decent in the store was a Hickey Freeman Bespoke (label) jacket tagged $25... luckily all clothes were $2 each! [​IMG]
     
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  2. LooknGr8

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    1) that's not a flea. We have greyhounds. I know a flea when I see one and I hate those motherf*ckers
    2) leaving in a zero degree freezer for 14 days also will kill all foodborne bacteria as well (read: all the stuff that will kill you) so there's that. I haven't frozen anything I've bought, clotheswise but I have sent some suspicious sweaters to the dry cleaners, which is basically the same thing re: creepy crawlies

    (THIS is my 500th post? lame.)
     
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  3. IRKSM

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    thrift fit before alterations...
    burberry blazer- 7
    bb slim fit oxford 3
    no label tie 1
    pants that are 1/2 of bb suit 3.50
    j crew suede loafers 20
    [​IMG]
     


  4. TheNeedMachine

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    Pretty slim pickings out there today. Here are the lowlights (minus a few ties I just wasn't in the mood to photograph).


    Never heard of Jeff Rose before. Felt nice, made in Italy - rolled the dice.
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    Vintage tux shirt - I always buy these when I spot them.
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    Robert Graham.
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    Nat Nast jeans.
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    Lord & Taylor sueded leather sport coat.
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    Another piece for my Gallery Of Questionable Art - airbrush painting of hair-metal couple.
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    Clothes steamer. Works great and was the half-off color today.
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    Pringle wool argyle sweater, made in Italy.
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    Kotter coffee mug. RIP Epstein.
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    Rolled the dice on this Pal Zileri SC as well (needs to visit the dry cleaners).
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    Left behind a Louboutin suit - jacket had been snacked on, pants were well-worn. Left pounds and pounds of Brooks Brother shirts - all needed the treatment.

    Does anyone know if "the treatment" (for collar ring etc) is safe for silk?
     


  5. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    If you mean the nominal amount of silk in a robert graham shirt, it did not damage mine when I did it. If you mean a silk garment, I believe the answer is no, not safe at all.

    That picture is creepy as hell.

    The term lowlight kind of irks me :embar:
     


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    It's a 100% silk garment - Tommy Bahama shirt. I should have left it, it appears. Thanks for the info.
    Yeah, that picture is exactly up my alley for "questionable" - and for two bucks I could hardly leave it behind.
    Sorry to be irksome - didn't think it was much of a haul today so it was a bit of a letdown / "lowlight"... I hit up 5 places, one of them a very large Salvation Army I had never visited and left empty-handed (where I left the Louboutin suit - wish I could have salvaged one piece of the two but both were trashed).
    Summer doldrums here as well, at least in the thrifts.
     


  7. IRKSM

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    so this should probably go in a different thread but I thought you guys would have a good grasp on this issue since thrifted items often need alterations and you guys strive to get the lowest price for the best quality on everything. I am looking for a new tailor in the San Fransisco bay area, can anyone help me out in terms of good cost/quality ratio?
     


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    Why can't you thrift yourself?

     


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    Only other L&T I picked up for flip was a men's cashmere turtleneck sweater - cream colored - you'd have to be pretty secure in your masculinity to wear it. Minor bidding war over it on eBay and it did better than I had expected - was worth picking up for the flip but I pass on the majority of it personally (mainly shirts & sport coats). Could not pass the suede jacket though - the name carries enough weight that I think it will be a decent flip.
     


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    The one month challenge. Everything must go. Wish me luck :(

    [​IMG]

    This is almost everything. Also an embarrassing glimpse at my ghetto light setup.
     


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    GLWS :nodding:
     


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    [​IMG]

    Picked this up off ebay. I'm pretty stoked. It's supposed to run like a charm.
     


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    That's a tough call. Those Barberas are pretty awesome. But either way, that's like choosing among methods of arousal. Either way, I'm aroused.




    HOLD THE EFF ON! Is that an effing overcoat? Siiiiiiick!

    Looks good. You're obviously a slim guy and can pull off the no break / short jacket thing. Personally, I prefer the jacket to hit me a bit lower, and there to be just the slightest break in my trousers, so I don't look all Pee Wee Herman when I walk. (Lurk a while; this is a perennial debate on SF). And a good bit more waist suppression on my jacket. Then again, maybe you intend to do all of these in your alterations. Either way, the shoulders are right, and that's an important starting point.

    No thrifting today, dudes. House repairs, complete with 2 hours in 150 degree attic (and fiberglass rash to prove it) and several trips under our dirty, stinking deck to attach latice work and animal deterrent.

    Good times.
     
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    330 - those Grensons are :slayer:
     


  15. darkmatter7

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    Yep, it's a angora / cashgora overcoat nwt [​IMG]

    Surprised no one has mentioned the one of a kind Domenico Vacca, or massive raw denim haul...

    To be honest, I think objectively I'd give the haul-of-the day to ick. Sure the Isaia overcoat tips the best item win in my favor, but overall I'd say he's won.

    On another note, I randomly met Xenos today. Seemed like a pretty cool guy, and he found some NICE stuff in his size. I won't give away what.
     


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