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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. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Beautiful suits! This though is truely a feat! Haha! My wife used to have an Audi TT. We bought a desktop computer from Costco and couldn't even fit the box in there! It was then we decided we needed something practical (she had the car for about 3-4 years by this time and had the "sports car bug" out of her, but she's got it back now!). I remember looking at a late E85 Z4 when we were shopping around for her and the cargo room was pretty much non-existent!
     
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    I humbly and respectfully disagree, Dig. I have nowhere near the experience you do with fits, but to my eye, he just looks like he's got longer arms and torso. Witness: The jacket length hits no longer than his thumb tip, and hits right around the apex of his, ehrm, inseam. I think that's where a jacket is supposed to hit, no? I agree with the slim trou comment, and the otherwise good fit.


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  3. Fueco

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    Thrift fit, Wednesday morning edition. Patagonia pants, Coach Belt, Viyella shirt and REI Ivy Cap. All thrifted except the hat (current clearance item at REI).

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  4. Jpmorris

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    You have 10 posts and joined this month, you shouldn't be trying to help monitor anything. BP wasn't the one who initiated "attitude", you were, with your attempts to "monitor" a community which you have just joined, and aren't yet viewed as a truly contributing member of whose opinion is valued (by me at least). This is a bragging thread, true, but it is most definitely a marketplace of sorts, we all know this, but there are some general guidelines to the extent to which it is used as such (don't post desired price etc). In short, you'd know that everything you mentioned has been discussed before, and isn't going to change based on you, or anyone else for that matter, voicing your opinion.
    With that said, I hope you stick around and show us some great finds. Your initial misstep has happened before, and lots of people have stuck around and are now great members who also started off on the wrong foot. (Ian i'm talking about you, lol.)
    Edit @ Snoogz, yes I have the pants as well.
     
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    You and I are in perfect agreement. SF, however, generally prefers a shorter, barely CYA fit than is shown in the fit pic. That's a style opinion that will probably change over time. I like the way it fits, myself.
     
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    Vintage Pendleton plaid shacket
    PRL unlined emblematic tie
    Vintage Lacoste cardigan
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    Chocolate Suede double monks that came in the mail last night from the fantastic CottonDockers, what a great guy to trade with! Thank you sir!
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  7. jcb9

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    For me, the thrill is in the hunt, not in the ebay dollars. Nothing better than spending an hour leafing through 400+ shirts, 100+ suits and coats and a crapton of nasty Cole Haan and Bostonian to find those few gems. Seriously, when I saw my first Italian suit (Corneliani for Barneys) at a Goodwill my heartrate climbed. Same thing with my first pair of Santoni shoes and Brioni tie. Still waiting to find Oxxford, Brioni clothing, Isaia, Etro, Kiton, etc. But I have only been doing this for a year, so I expect to wait for a while longer.

    EDIT: Ethan, love the outfit, especially the socks. The green tie is interesting. I may have chosen another color, but then again I am a guy who wears blue 7 out of 10 times.
     
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  8. IrateCustomer

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    Those glass frames are perfect for you.
     
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    Thanks man, out of my rather large collection of ties, I've only got 3-4 in green and even less that are unlined. I'm also not sure if I've ever actually worn any of them, so I thought I'd switch it up for a change. Also, your sentiments above are spot on. It' like a drug, you get that rush when you find something amazing and it satisfies the hunger for a little while (double props if it's something you can personally wear) but sooner or later the effects wear off and you need to hit the streets again looking for that next fix. :D
     
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    Only a couple things at lunch today....

    Infant size tweedly bow tie
    I'm looking at you Dustinmyself

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    I never pick up polyester stuff, but......

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    Also never grab Banana Republic ties, but this one was just too cool.

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    I also generally avoid the women's clothing...unless of course I am searching for matching orphans.

    However today, this spectacular vintage silk-lined, curly wool coat was calling my name from the other side of the store. No labels or union tags, but there was a newspaper ad in the pocket for a sale on Kodak Super 8 movie film...if that's any indicator.
    I suppose the collar is fox, but someone here may know better....

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    Thanks, they're vintage American Optical tortoise shells that I scooped off ebay for $5 if I remember correctly. With my insurance, I'm allowed 1 free prescription a year, so total cost, $5
     
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    Wes, that's an ultra rare, baby yeti coat. They were released with no tags because the feds can trace it back to its source, which would surely have been very bad for the yeti poachers. You can tell it's a baby yeti by the salt and pepper coloring in there. As they mature, the dark hairs shed in favor of the more concealing all-white fibers.
     
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    Popped in at a local "vintage" shop - the kind of place that sells moth hole-ridden Harris tweeds for $60+. They also had a Brooks 346 suit for $200... Selling acetate pocket squares for $10-$15. It was an interesting trip, nothing worth kopping even at thrift prices, let alone their markup.
     
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    I usually leave Mezlan's behind but these were pretty far from Jersey Shore-ish

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    Cole Haan Saddle Shoes 10.5 M-

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    Zegna, Etro, Billy Reid, SkeetilyDeetDeeDoo, J.Crew-

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    None fits, all available. Interested in trades for 9.5E shoes or boots!
     
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    LOL, I was thinking wookie at first, but the color was off.
     
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    Yeah, I should have said curly lambswool instead....is it persian lambswool? Though I think that is a bit thicker.
     
  18. mvxwell

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    Thanks again for the responses.

    I am sorry that some people felt attacked -- reading over the posts again, I can see how some might think I was saying that thrifted clothing is inferior. That is not the case -- a brioni is a brioni, a kiton is a kiton, etc. But I still strongly believe that a brioni in great condition > a brioni in average condition -- I think most of you will agree.

    That being said, I assume this is a place to discuss clothing, fashion, style -- whatever you want to call it -- because we all have a mutual interest. The root of any good discussion is an opinion, so don't discount my opinion because I am new to this thread/forum. You don't know my background, or what I have to contribute -- but if you want to try and shun me that is up to you. But like with a new job, I am going to put an idea out there whether it is day 1 or day 10. Whether your idea is accepted or not, it's a way to immediately show initiative and commitment, and, hell, maybe even just get noticed -- I'm pretty sure I have already achieved the latter. [​IMG]
     
  19. dustinmyself

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    sorry for the full quote, but I'll pick it up and post a fit pic! :) actually, if you'll be at the CA today you could meet him!
     
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    You hit the nail on the head.
     
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