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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 assure you, yours will be the name I mutter incoherently during the intervention my wife convenes after I've maxed out our cards and am found crying in the fetal position, covered by a pile of Burt Pulitzer ties.


    I actually have a Hilfiger shirt and tie with a similar tag that I paid full retail for about 10-15 years ago. I love them both. Shirt has plastic buttons, and I have no idea where either was manufactured, but both were well styled and decently made. Bought at a Hilfiger store. Haven't seen that label in a while, and have never seen that kind of quality on Hilfiger since.

    I call today's thrift fit: "Something for Everyone to Hate" (No relation to Cap'n Wes's store)
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    Deets:
    SC: Faconnable by Cantarelli
    Shirt: CT sea island (light blue)
    Tie: Aquascutum.
    Square: Unknown origin (brown field with red in design)
    Sweater: Brioni
    Trou: Hiltl
    Belt: Trafalgar (THANKS SPOO!)
    Shoes: C&J shell monk for Ralph Lauren
    Socks: PRL
    100% thrifted/discount stored/bought here/traded here

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    I don't always wear paisley ties, but when I do, I pair them with Brioni and Italian-made FU glenplaid.
     
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  2. eazye

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    Went to one of my usual spots today, spotted about 15 Prada shirts. Grabbed the 10 nicest ones, the rest had collar damage. Shirts at this place are usually $6, I get them to the register and the woman says, "ohhhh, these are designer, they are going to be $35 a piece, do you still want them?" Bitch, I wouldn't pay $35 for a used shirt if Miuccia Prade hand wove them herself. Translation "no thank you". However, I did score this sweet Barney's made in Scotland quilted jacket, needs a little work but overall, pretty cool, my size so N/A. This is probably a super long shot, but does anybody know who made this stuff for them? The tags look pretty old. Also, a stack of art history books focusing on the great museums of the world.
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  3. eazye

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    I think that's my favorite one so far.
     
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  4. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Because you sent me the PS as a free gift with that kick-ass Etro SC?

    :D
     
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    Hilfiger had a brief answer to RLPL which offered some nice items. I just sold some Church's made chukkas for Hilfiger to a member here
     
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    I think the PS is one pattern too many. With a solid white or dark blue it would have been better IMO.
     
  7. eazye

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    Ha! So I did. :D
     
  8. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Hmm. Indeed. I think you're right. Thanks.
     
  9. troika

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    That's by Macintosh. I have a very similar in one black from them with the same label. I'll snap a pic when I get home.

     
  10. eazye

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    Woah, I honestly didn't think anyone would have info on that, thank you very much!
     
  11. JackFlash

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    No idea about flipping, but I picked up more than a few Hilfiger made in Italy items for personal use that are both well made and tasteful.
     
  12. catside

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    Passed an Luciano Barbera SC for 40 bucks. Was very nice but small for me at 50EU. At GMMCl territory:). They have pretty nice numbered prints for your new house, dude. 60 bucks to 500. Incase of need, not so expensive but not thrift. You know who prices stuff like this.
    Passed lots of other stuff, too, EZ etc. Also passed an Alden loafer, was resoled and Alden does not touch if they were fixed by someone else. 20 bucks. 3 stores, nothing that fits.
    I will change my archaic blackberry, then will start tagging these. Sort of catch and release fishing.
     
  13. Jhors2

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    Any chance if you wing back by where the Barbera is you can take any pics or maybe proxy it? :) What type of fabric pattern?
     
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    Picked this up last week at value village, an orphan navy suit jacket from Tombolini, very light weight fabric, canvassed with side vents, EU 52 but fits like a big US 40. Scour the whole store and still couldn't find the pants, I guess I'll have to be patient on Ebay, if not I'm thinking of changing the buttons to MOP or horn and use it as a navy SC. There was gray suit, same size from tombolini, with visible damage on the lapel and pants, and they dare to ask $20 for it, WTF!
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  15. CesarC

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    Yeah I found a pretty nice leather handbag with this label that surprised me.

    +1 As has been said, a simpler pocket square may work, but personally am a fan of how all the patterns tie together using the browns.

    Ha, I like that idea.
     
  16. thriftydood

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    Some recent pants finds:

    Zanella for Saks flat-front cotton dress pants (size 32, measure 32 x 31, available):

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    Issey Miyake Men pants (size 3/measure 33 x 33, available):

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    Polo Ralph Lauren navy silk-cotton blend (56/44) flat-front side adjuster pants (size 32 x 30, available):

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    Ermenegildo Zegna corduroy pants (size 34, measure roughly 33.5 x 34, available):

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    RRL military workpants (measure roughly 30.5 x 30.5, roomy cut, available):

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    My favorite find was this very unspectacular pair of pants:


    because it actually fits me

    J. Crew Factory herringbone wool blend dress pants (not available):

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  17. catside

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    No, it's far. Check with GMMCl. Orange/brown/yellow with green plaid tweedy number.
     
  18. Nataku

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    Wow, Spoo! That is amazing! Just the packaging and presentation is so..... :wow:

    As for the mystery box, Open it!!! The suspense is killing me! :bounce2:

    And H Hilfiger stuff is very nice. I've seen some of it in person before. Nothing like the mainline. High end fabrics, great construction and fit and pricey.
     
  19. catside

    catside Senior member

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    It's not news that Spoo has style. And good business sense!

    Presentation is muy importante. Kennedy once said "Ich bin eine Berliner" and the German crowd went wild.I will let Hans to translate that:)
     
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  20. Beck

    Beck Senior member

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    The suspense is burning everyone in this thread..Celebrate Hanukkah this year and open tonight :D
     
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