The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. jamiebryant

    jamiebryant Senior member

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    So, Oxford Cloth shirts with moderate to heavy wear on Cuff and Collar edges...Pick up or Pass?

    I personally think they look cool but im wondering what you guys think.
     


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    If you like the way it looks, it fits you, and you will wear it. Go for it.
     


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    Yup. I like to wear things out myself, but if you like it, grab it. But I wouldn't ever try to flip something like that.
     


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    Looks to be in great shape! I have a linen Etro and a pocket square. I found a tie at one time, but it was in terrible condition. Congrats! Any brand that you still haven't found that you're waiting on? Hermés is my white whale.
     


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    How flippable are these Etro shirts? They're not rare where I am. But they're never anything I'd want to wear so I pass them by.
    The suits, one the other hand, I would be all over.:nodding:
     


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    Completed searches says $20-80, floral/crazy patterns seem to take the cake. Looks like half of them sell.

    I have one listed and it's a BIN on week 2. I dopped the price and have only had a couple of watches and fewer than 50 views.
     


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    I've sold a couple for about $30 each, definitely worth it if you don't mind those margins.

    I just grabbed one yesterday that actually didn't have a loud, Robert Graham-y pattern. Hope eBayers don't hold that against it.
     


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    As an update on the Brioni...Bacardi may have killed the smell in the lining, the wool still has a funk. It didn't ruin/harm it, but I need to move on to some of the other suggestions you guys had.
     


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    I had, still do have, a Nicklaus blazer by HSM that I like quite a bit, but it's fallen out of the rotation since I found a replacement 3/2 BB sack in the same color (Augusta green). Not worth much if anything on the secondary market, but well made and fits great.
     


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    Kiton is right up there with Hermés with me. I figure, with no logic at all, that Hermés is more likely. Our shops are small, but I find it weird that I find certain brands. I find more Zegna than I need, but rarely Corneliani. I'd guess that they're sold in an equal number of shops in the city center though, so I don't know why. I'd love to get my hands on some sort of survey that describes donation habits wealthy households.
     


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    Speaking of RG... (for the Canadians here)
    I just saw 2 at, of all places, Winner's. They were priced at about $70. I'll be haunting the clearance racks in the weeks to come - maybe I'll get lucky.

    My greatest Winner's purchase ever is a waxed-cotton Black Prince Belstaff jacket for about 30% of retail. So miracles do happen.

    I also saw some RG shorts. They were in a blocky, muted dark pastel pattern that I did not mind at all.
     


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    Too much talk, no action. Now, I don't always thrift but when I do..... it's the trad goodness.

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    Press 3/2 sack suits. Flannel, herringbone, flat. not available, my size.
     


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    You don't waste money on the AE recrafting service. You send them the shoes and they'll tell you if it isn't repairable or worth it. Check the recrafting link on their site for more details, but the short of it is if you send them shoes that can't be fixed, they tell you so; water and salt damage is mentioned as one of the reasons for rejection.
     


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