The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    A few neat finds today and yesterday, though not a whole lot.

    Some ties:

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    Wool tie is from Pringle, made from a Lochcarron tartan. Burgundy stripe is a Talbott, the bow tie doesn't have a label. And no, the bow and the talbott aren't related- they're from different ends of a 5 hour drive. In fact, until I posted the photo here I didn't even process how similar they were.

    Not pictured is a bright green recent Brooks Brothers with watermelon slices and halves embroidered on it. Already given to someone, and I didn't have a chance to snap a picture.

    Inclined to keep them all, though I could probably be talked out of any of them.

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    Sorry for the crappy quality on this one, the flash was making the gold unreadable:

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    Also, an interesting pair of AE suede loafers, with a crepe sole:

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    Parkers in 11 M (Yes, M, not D, per the label. Does AE do widths differently in loafers or something?), not worn much at all. Some dirt on the sole, but very little wear is noticeable elsewhere. Fully lined, unstructured. These are available.

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    TheStormnMormon Well-Known Member

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    ^ Hm, tempting... wish I'd be allowed to eBay while on my mission ;P.

    Love the Jodhpur-looking boots - if I hadn't already picked up a pair "real" Jodhpur boots a few days ago, I'd be all over those hahaha. That Pendleton... interesting. Few lulz were had at the "bust a nut" comment.
     
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    Nice finds! Hermes is real. Those metal cuff buttons wear like nothing else! All the Hermes shirts I've found with them have been scuffed to hell. That Hickey Freeman is their current label IIRC. Nice score!
     
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    Do NOT say "brown, unstructured" this soon after Klobber's epic tale.


    size?
     
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    I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess its ~17.5 35
     
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    Anyone know how to take off those stupid Dry Cleaner tags that they glue on to the inner-bottom of the placket?
    I mean, theyre an improvement to writing with a permenant marker directly on the fabric (which should be illegal)

    Most of them I have luck with just using the tweezers but I have a couple of stubborn ones, any suggestions?
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Klobber - much needed laugh after a long day. You animal.

    Troika - GV jeans are real
     
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    Quote:Holy shit.
     
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    I got this because of the pattern. Size medium, if one of you wants it.

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    Allen Edmonds shoes, size 10

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    this is fake, right? it was on a pair of pants.
     
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    Nataku Senior member

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    ^^^ Jacket Couture?!?! Bahahahaha! :crackup:
     
  12. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Top one is current label (lower line), the burgundy label that looks like that is the better one.

    I've seen the brown one. Pretty sure it is the newest of the "old old" labels. before they switched to the black "collection" label. dont know the age though, only know what order they go in.
     
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    Yep, close enough to where I'm keeping.
     
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    +1 on the 7 jeans, I always find it interesting that someone finds the same item a thousand miles away in another thrift probably with in minutes of another member finding a similar one. For extra credit explain the probability of this happening. Please show you work.


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    Strange juju indeed!


    One of the best posts ever! Absolute classic. Thank you. And speaking of shitting ones pants, I was flipping hangers as usual when I find this little guy checking out a pair of dockers;


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    So having the philosophy of live and let live, I let the grass spider have the pants and head toward the check out counter. I am checking out a few minutes later and hear this woman let out an amazing scream from the men's pants rack. She went on for several minutes and was still cussing and going ape shit about the spider as I was walking through the door. Not sure if the spider survived.


    I find stuff in pockets all of the time while thrifting and quite a few obit folders. The best one was when I took my brother in law thrifting with me one day. He was looking at a sports coat and asked me to give my opinion. I picked up the jacket and was looking at the labels as I felt something in the pocket. Reached in and pulled out a five dollar bill! My brother in law still tells the story about making money thrifting. BTW, the jacket was $4.95 so we used the $5 to buy it, seemed like the right thing to do. . .
     
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    Yea, I think I mentioned this on the other thread, but shout out to Typhoid for hooking me up with my first pair of Aldens. For real, my first pair. The only other time I've seen them was at a regular store. :slayer:

    Also, I found a obituary in a jacket just yesterday. It was from 1991.
     
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