The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    I don't know if this is something that people say or if you made it up but I like it enough that I'm going to work that little line into my vocabulary. I'll try it out today and let you know.
     


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    Glad you liked it!
     


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    + 1, annoying.

    However, by far my biggest pet peeve, is people trying the stuff on when it is obvious beforehand it wont work. It one thing to have a near miss, quite another to miss by a mile. A huge fat dude needed his wife to help him take off a 40R jacket I had just looked at. He wanted the jacket because it was Hugo Boss but probably was thinking he could lose some weight. Judging by that debacle, he would need to lose all his weight, his entire mass (or at least 99% of it) :devil:.

    Also saw a wee little chap try on a jacket around 10 sizes too big and then walk off with it. It was nothing special so I doubt he was a flipper but I did think to myself "for that jacket to work, steroids, a diet high in protein / saturated fat, and rigorous powerlifing sessions were urgently required. This would have to be conducted for several years of course, that is a given".
     
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    Couple recent items

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    Olive Pendleton Wool Jacket
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    Canali Peak Lapel Sport Coat. What's this pattern called?
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    I often browse eBay.co.uk for the very same reason, it really is a delightful surprise to find the odd gem in there. That's how I managed to blag my Welsh & Jefferies DB overcoat, in absolutely mint condition that was tailored one year before my birth, for £15.00 shipped.
     
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    Very popular word in England; has the same implication as, 'idiot', 'tit', 'knobhead', 'clown' etc.
     


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    This jacket is sweet![​IMG]
     
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    Or maybe this
     
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    :crackup: I remember that commercial. One thing that I see that is pretty funny is this dude who is obviously a flipper, I see him all the time, he always has a face-mask and gloves on, but also rocks fucking flip-flops. Like, dude is so worried about germs, yet he's not worried about the shit his feet are going to contract walking around dirty ass thrift stores in flip-flops? :brick:
     


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    Agreed. That is excellent.
     


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    Wow. Every one of those finds would make a great day for me. The Pendleton jacket is absolutely awesome!
     


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    not a thrift find, but a definite grail find for me. nwot (pockets sewn shut; extra buttons still in envelope) Italian-made PRL navy sportscoat. double vented, tons of pick-stitching. ebay for $80 shipped. i'm a tough fit (42S), so thrifting for me is mostly a spectator sport, at least for sports coats (sweaters and outerwear can do ok).
     


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    Found this awesome vintage, women's, Spiewak olive green, belted wool safari jacket today. Made in the USA. I really wish this were a men's. :brick: Size medium, if any of you fellas think your lady would wear this, get at me.
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    If you don't like vintage L.L. Bean stuff, don't open.
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    I picked up a Hugo Boss suit for a quick flip and listed it locally. This guy came and tried it on. He was maybe a 42S and the suit was a large 44. He was swimming in the jacket. The sleeves came down to his second knuckle and the jacket length was a good 4 inches too long; but he said his tailor could adjust it. I didn't blow the sale by arguing the point, but it still makes me wonder.
     


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    they prob put it through the washer and it shrunk so they donated it, that is why I never look at the tags of wool sweaters they can be misleading
     


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