The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Samuel Smith

    Samuel Smith Senior member

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    Pal Zileri question:

    A pretty nice made in italy Loro Piana Tasmanian 100% wool number. It was unvented and had a hole the size of a pea at the bottom hem (right at the bottom of the jacket). I can just get the hem lifted a 1/4" and the hole would dissapear, right? 50R(EU) so I was originally thinking Grendel but then I put it on and it felt great.

    Couple questions:
    Can i turn this into a 3r2? Not such a fan of 3 button.
    Is this the good PZ? Sorry for the crappy picture but it is the 'Gruppo Forall' line.
    Felt great - but I left it until I could get these questions answered and im unfamiliar with PZ
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  2. goneAWOL

    goneAWOL Senior member

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    I don't think so. I asked my tailor (who also makes bespoke garments) to do that with one of my jackets, and he said it wouldn't hold up because of the way the lapels are constructed.
     


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    I've had it done before, and it's held up so far.
     


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    ilikethelights Senior member

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    Yes, post more pictures! A Billykirk has been my best find I think since I started this. I even thought I was going to sell it till looked at it and couldn't give it up.

    (I still really want to find a Filson too)
     


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    Found this nice vintage? Bally briefcase/shoulder bag today. Nicely made, thick leather.
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    Exceptional! [​IMG]
     


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    wish I could bribe about something... everytime i ahve gone has been a failure ;\
     


  8. petitnoblesse

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    Try the goodwill in Fall's Church near seven corners, it's been a while since I was there, but normally I found some good stuff, also the goodwill on Arlington Blvd, near the Foreign Service Institue (if you know where that is) has been pretty good to me as well.
     


  9. acosbysweater

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    Sorry to blow the suspense, but it's the messenger bag:

    http://store.billykirk.com/store/product/196MB

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    Obviously not in natural canvas, but you get the idea. To be honest, I would much rather find a Billykirk piece than a Filson given that I love the attention to detail and uniqueness of Billykirk stuff. Their MSRPs are very close to Filson but they change their materials and designs quite a bit to keep things interesting. Fuck, I can't wait to thrift in LA; it really is going to be mindblowing how much stuff people discard without even using it.
     


  10. Evil Abed

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    Tried taking a few pics of the Billykirk but this thing deserves much better shots tomorrow in the sun light. For now, this is the bag... http://thecarry.com/bags/billykirk-196-bag-crew/

    Appears to have come out almost exactly a year ago. More leather than the above bag Mr. Huxtable posted, the edges are trimmed in leather, and it's seriously heavy waxed canvas...

    I dig the shit out of this bag compared to the Filson stuff... Not that I've seen their bags in person, but this has a less outdoorsy vibe. I'm wondering where the other 29 of these are out in the world... Or do we think 8/30 was a production date?

    Cos, lemme know when you come out here, would be fun to see an out-of-towner's reactions to various things in the thrifts here.
     
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  11. hooker4186

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    I'm allso not sure either of the Gruppo Forall line is the good stuff, but I do have a navy blazer from the Forall house brand line that I actually like quite a bit. It's not LP but still very nice fabric, and the cut is nice despite being unvented. That being said, can anyone else chime in on the Gruppo Forall quality for PZ?
     


  12. DeadBoy

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    Not so sure about "awesome"... looks dated with the 6x1. And with damage to boot, I'd have probably passed.

    Pretty sure that's the main line. From what I've handled, quality is good, fully canvassed etc. Pal Zileri Sartoriale is a step up, but the other stuff is good too.
     


  13. barrelntrigger

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    At $5.80, I would of picked it up especially it's made with Loro Piana Tasmanian wool. My tailor told me any LP fabric is $1,300. Get that sucker shortened about 1/2 inch. My tailor charges $30 to shorten a jacket. If it doesn't fit, I'm sure you will find a buyer to pay you at least $50 for that on Ebay.
     


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    Lol, was waiting for that. Surprised it took so long.
     


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