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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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    Generally, I would agree with this. But I still find it useful when it is used by sellers I know and trust, and I very occasionally use it myself. Case in point, I found an obviously NWOT chamois shirt by LL Bean the other day and won't hesitate to use NWOT if I sell it. Once washed, chamois changes forever, losing its initial smoothness and, for lack of better word, sheen (wish I could think of a better adjective). This shirt has never been washed and smells new (that is, no untoward odors of any kind), therefore NWOT would be justified, I think.
     


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    Luster??
     


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    Agreed. There's some materials it's easy to tell. Corduroy, for example, will show wear in high-wear areas like armpits or crotch the first time it's worn.
     


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    Speaking of corduroy. Picked up this 3 pc yesterday, 36L 30/30
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    Cool Brooks Bros Wool Cap
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    Also got this while hunting for a dress for my wife to wear to the wedding. Not wedding appropriate, but she looks amazing in it. (and out of it)
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    Well I did something I swore I'd never do: bought an orphan.

    Grey Paul Smith London "The Byard" jacket, tagged 36R. Great shape - only problem is a broken button on the sleeve.
    I figure since it was cheap cheap cheap I can gamble that the pants might show up in the next week or two. And if it doesn't I can probably put on ebay for some guy to rock with denim or chinos.
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    Nice blue Coppley starter suit. Tagged 36R/30 but jacket fits like a 38R. I know that these don't move on ebay (or on B&S) but I can consign it because it comes from a local high-end menswear store.
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    Also picked up a blue w/ white polka dots tie, H. Halpern, Esq. Nothing at all special but I've noticed a lot of polka dot ties in the Apparel Arts illustrations I've seen. Anyone else do polka dots?
     


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    Cool, what size?



    Pics or it didn't happen [​IMG]
     


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    Tagged Large, Measures out to a 7 1/4 , but has an adjustment on the back to go smaller.
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    LOL I knew that was coming!
     


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    There's a first for everything and I found my first Hermes ties today. At a savers no less, which I routinely whine about on this forum because I never find anything good at savers

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    No longer a Hermes virgin. Man are they fugly.

    Side discussion: Why are 9/10 Zegna ties at thrift stores brown? And the brown ones always seem to be dead mint. Are these retail establishments the catch-basin of buyer's remorse or something? I just keep repeating the flipper's mantra in my mind's eye: "I'm not paid to LIKE this. I'm not paid to LIKE this. I'm not paid..."
     
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    So, Anyone know what Brooks Brothers line is "Made in Italy"....

    I posted pics a page or two ago of a sport coat I picked up the other day, ran the style numbers and stuff on the tag but nothing is coming up.
     


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    Mainline, Lardini.
     


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    Why, oh why, does this have to be so small! :censored:
     


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