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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. hucklecat

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    I don't know anything about boots. Just liked them for $5.00 Have sold Dan Post ones simply because I know they ain't cheap.
     
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    Speaking of Ferragamos Tramezzas [​IMG].......


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ferragamo-Mens-Black-slip-on-Formal-Shoes-opera-pumps

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    Super super excited to brag about this pickup off ebay. Would I prefer a 7.5 vs an 8, yes (beggars cant be choosers), BUT glad the seller didnt really know what he had.

    "glove leather Opera Pumps have been worn many times" = more like have been worn maybe a half dozen times and are in kick ass condition
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    These shoes would have originally sold for around $350" = more like $600+ but whos counting.


    Best part is with a thin pad and/or thick socks these are going to work amazing for the few times I wear a Tux!!! SOO excited right now.

    Only things left for my Tux are a waistcoat (impossible impossible impossible to find) and a Grosgrain bow tie which I'll prob have to have custom made (and cost more then the damn shoes) as I want a pointed end one and no one seems to make a black grosgrain pointed end bow tie [​IMG]

    PS - Anyone have a custom bow tie made before? If so any references would be great.
     
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  4. MZhammer

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    Hey guys,

    Just picked up this Brioni from Ogretorix and I am having second thoughts about the gorge... Too low? In contrast is a high gorge LB I have.

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    LB by Attolini
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  5. green_machine

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    you may need to take another step back from the mirror and then take the picture to get a better look
     
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    the thing that makes it authentic is they filmed part of the video in one of those nasty ass goodwill outlets with the blue bins

    BIG SHOUTS OUT to CapnWes and Brianpore for a trade and a buy that made my week
     
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    Brianpore:
    What's the occasion for the tux?
     
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    Do we really need an occasion to put together a tux outfit [​IMG] but what has made it a priority is my cousins black tie wedding in a few months. The outfit should last for years and years I imagine, going pretty down the line classic with a little flair (pointed bow tie).

    IMO everyone should be on the lookout for formal wear on the cheap. Its amazing how things slip though the cracks and when you "need" one its impossible to find. I've been keeping my eye open for a perfect tux for well over a year and only a few weeks ago did the perfect one pop up. Had been kicking myself for a pair of Brooks Brothers Opera Pumps I didnt buy about a year ago b/c I didnt need them at the time and this was the first pair I've seen on ebay close to my size under $100.
     
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    Looks fine to me. IMO the Brioni is classic/timeless. The happy-medium. Any lower and it would look dated and any higher would be modern. The LB is modern.
     
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    Brian, I believe I've read that The Cordial Churchman (http://www.thecordialchurchman.com/) will do it, and her prices seem very reasonable. Guiseppe at An Affordable Wardrobe did a review I think.
     
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    we should put together an east coast charity black tie event!

    (Styleforum meet up style)
     
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    I agree Nataku.....Looks good to me MZH.
     
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    Thrift fit:

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    Andover Shop by Norman Hilton tweed
    Brooks Brothers OCBD (40% off after Christmas)
    Brooks Brothers flannels
    Lands' End silk knit
    Pantherella OTCs (discount store)
    Allen Edmonds Sanford

    Brianpore: I had a custom bow tie made from a destroyed Hermes tie at the Cordial Churchman. It cost less than $30. Give them a try.
     
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    Pretty good day today

    AE Byrons
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    AE San Marco
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    Zegna Tie
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    Unicorns Size 34 Flannel
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    Incredible Paul Stuart jacket - 100% silk, double vented, MOP buttons, 44L
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    And my favorite - vintage 100% wool sweater made in the UK. Suede elbow and shoulder patches. A bit beat up but fits me perfectly and will be perfect for layering under a coat to keep well warm.
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  18. Beck

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    Today was a good day down at the thrift store, I decided to hit an area where no one I know stops at so i had high hopes, whilst waiting patiently for my buddy to call to meet up I uncovered :

    Lululemon Men's RUN.DRY.WET Grey workout shirt

    Vietnam Era Army Soldier dark green suit

    Helmut Lang button up shirt

    Paul Smith floral tie; Made in england

    I will post pictures if I have time to tonight. juggling 5 things at once and need to start studying for my certification in a few weeks!!
     
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    Can someone explain what unicorn means with regard to Zanella pants? Thanks... #n00b4Lyfe
     
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    Ahh yes, the ever elusive flat-front Zanella trousers.
     
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