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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. Manofstyle85

    Manofstyle85 Senior member

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    A local Dillards was closing down, I got it for $10
     


  2. TheNeedMachine

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    Bizarre - not a single thrift around here takes returns / exchanges for credit...nothing. All sales final. Wish they did, and I wouldn't spend so much time poring over each piece looking for condition issues while still in the store.
     


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    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/category.jsp?itemId=cat000470 Here you go.
     


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    Heh. Nice, and very probable.


    Oh jeesh. Way to up the creepy factor.
     


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    Can I hate you? Yeah, I hate you.

    Nice score. :thumbs-up:
     


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    Mox C Senior member

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    Most of the Goodwills have nice interiors with public bathrooms as well. I took a thrift excursion to Buffalo several weeks back to see what was available there, and it really made me appreciate the ones here.
     


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    Not like that around here....

    A typical dialogue between me and my wife, it is 8:30am in the morning.

    Wife: "Whats taking you so long in there, lets go!"

    Me: "I got to get that turtle out"

    Wife: "Well the Gas station has a nice restroom"

    Me: "You need to ask for a fucking key to get in"

    Bottom line, if you need a pee or a dump around here, better take care of business at home otherwise you will regret it. Even if your partner is jumping around the spot trying to hurry you up.

    My worst is when I am in that inbetween phase, I should do a dump but could hold out for an hour or two. In the past, when I ignored it, I would be stuck in a thrift store needing an uber urgent dump. Fart smells clear racks but it aint no fun flipping through clothes clenching your butt cheeks.

    On longer thrift outings, I also take great care to drink less fluids.

    Oh yeah, most thrift stores have a staff toilet. In absolute emergencies, I have snuck around the back to use em.

    I have once taken a pee in a back alley behind a Goodwill when I could not find a restroom, people walking by on the street thinking I was a hobo. But when I need to go, I need to go...............
     
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    Sarcasm is greatly appreciated. Glad to see a fellow Chicagoan thrifting in this thread! Haha.
     


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    I stopped by a salvo I had never even known existed before yesterday and picked this up. From what I gathered, its made by the Bavarian tailor Regent, and boy is it nice. Fully canvased, TONS of handwork, about the same level as Oxxford, perhaps even more. Double vented, as well. Its tagged as a 46L but it fits like a (slightly tight) 44R. It fits a bit on the tight side, but I'm honestly considering losing a few pounds to fit it better, it really is just that nice. Possibly available for the right offer. Apologies in advance for the awful phone pictures.


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    There was also a tuxedo shirt (size 17/43 or something along those lines - kinda big) made by "G. George Shirtmakers". Wide spread collar, excellent fabric, french cuff, and the buttons were all shanked smoked MOP studs. A beautiful shirt, but a google search yielded absolutely nothing, and I had no actual use for a tux shirt so I left it. If anyone is interested, I can stop by there sometime soon and pick it up if its still there.
     
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    No big deal here, but a clean First Edition (again, no big whoop) of Blind Side without the shitty movie cover. I've been casually searching for one of these for a while, and Goodwill has obliged for $1.25. Moneyball the book was fascinating (both movies are, of course, terrible compared to the books), and if Blind Side gets to the nitty gritty of the sport as much as that did, I'll enjoy this read.

    Question: Donna Karan Signature made in Italy is a no-go, yes?
     


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    There's a couple of us on here. :D
     


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    I think the consensus was grab it if it's nice and the styling is recent.
     


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    John smedley sea island cotton polo in cream with black trim in excellent condition £5
     


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    I just picked up one of my coolest finds yet. Crimson silk shawl collar tux jacket. Jetted pockets (flap-less), single button, two button cuffs, dated September 1969 by Hickey Freeman. I didn't even notice the maker tag until I got it home. :slayer: Fits perfectly except the sleeves are a touch too short and I'm not sure a sleeve like this can be lengthened. Thoughts? There's enough fabric to do it. The thing is mint albeit, dusty as hell. Also, found in the woman's section.
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    And some (gasp!) records. Smokey Robinson, The Chi-Lites, Marvin Gaye, Teddy P.
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    The only thing available is the VV tie.
     


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    Wow, quite an ordeal. 2 or 3 of the GW's here have decent restrooms, though you better use 'em before you start browsing if you're solo, lest have to find a place to stash your stuff while you're using the loo. Or, check out & pay, drop the stuff in your car, and go back in to use the restroom and finish shopping if you were in mid-thrift.
    Local gas station chain (QT) has quite nice bathrooms, clean, no key, and I always hit at least one when out all day...except if there is a pickup truck with a trailer full of lawn equipment parked out front - that is a sure bet there are 3 or 4 landscaping crew guys lined up waiting to take consecutive craps and you can literally chew the stink it's so thick.
     


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