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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. Shiny

    Shiny Senior member

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    Eazy,
    The quilted jacket is the perfect length to cover up the blazer. :nodding:
     
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    I've been seriously thrifting for more than a year (throttling back now but at my peak, I used to average 30 :butbut: different stores each month) and not counting the dozen plus black shirts from JAB (bought :angry: new) that I am required to wear to work, I now have around 50 :embar: quality shirts in my size in the closet. Sometimes they're $5, sometimes $10 and sometimes they're $15. I guess it's the inconsistency that irks me but like I said, $9 for a BB shirt that sold for $50 at its cheapest is still a bargain that I could not pass up.
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    Doing the math on my comment above, it works out to maybe one good shirt out of every seven stores. I can only imagine what the closet would look like if it was in LA. :lol:
     
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    I like this Mad Men look
     
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    Thanks fellas, I'm stepping a little out of my comfort zone with this one, as the trousers are higher waisted than I normally wear, with means they actually sit on my waist. As apposed the low rise stuff I've been wearing for the past 6-7 years.
     
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    Should I have left these Trafalgar braces? I went back and forth given the fraying and rumours of $100+ completed auctions and eventually snagged them as the low price was worth the risk.
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    Pretty pleased with this pickup - Patagonia goose down jacket.
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    Thats $$ on da Bay' if it isnt your size :slayer:
     
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    Yeah that Patagonia is awesome.

    Hit up a Goodwill real quick today on my lunch break and snagged a really nice Vintage Banana Republic distressed leather bomber size 44. I've been finding a lot of coats lately, should probably flip them soon before the weather changes lol
     
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    Eazy -- I like the look. If you're gonna rock the tie bar though, maybe a skinner tie would look a bit better? Completes the so-called "mad men" look in a more, uh, complete fashion. Just a thought.

    Hooker -- Those Traf. braces will sell, but not at 100+ (or even close to that). I think they are the Hudson model (or earlier iteration, whatever it was called), and the straps are plain nylon. They retail at like 70, you'll get half that, probably pretty easily. The ones that sell for higher are the limited edition silk ones with some sort of pattern or theme. The numbers that Spoo was dropping were crazy and above retail, so I dunno what's going on there.
     
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    Yeah I wasn't anticipating anywhere near $100 but figured if I start the auction at what I paid I'll still stand to make a few bucks.
     
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    Wes, nice to see your Ricci haul paying off in a big way!

    Decent haul today. Just hit one place. No pics yet - probably this weekend. Measurements this weekend, too.

    HF for Saks Wool/Cashmere staple navy blazer
    J Press staple navy blazer
    PRL Made in USA suit in pretty much perfect condition (who makes these?)

    Couple Faconable Jeans l/s shirts
    Bill's Khaki's shirt
    A couple other shirts I can't remember right now

    Pringle l/s sweater polo
    Made in Scotland 100% cashmere sweater - can't remember name as it was not familiar
    Brooks Bros. Lambswool Sweater Made in Italy
     
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    I was thinking that too, but then I was trying to keep it relative in size to the lapels. Can't win em' all, I guess. :satisfied:
     
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  14. TheBurnOut

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    Some pick ups from a quick stop on the way home last night- all available

    Santoni Loafers 11.5 D-

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    I usually leave Talbott ties behind, but this one seemed pretty interesting-

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    PRL big golf tie-

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    those large scale novelty print ties are cool, i just have no idea how id wear it. Rocking the shit out of my pink drakes cashmere tie today though!
     
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    Spent about 50 on vynils today but I can safely say i will never have to look through them again. Got every album I've wanted. Plus more.

    Complete and I mean even live albums from The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Bob Dylan

    Select albums from Tom Petty, Prince, Miles Davis, Def Leppard etc.

    Evil Abed, other LA people pm me there were hundreds of copies
     
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    NICE!
     
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    Wow, great finds! Love the patagonia jacket! :slayer:
    Whoa, deets? Was this at a thrift? Old store stock or did it look like someone's collection? Any obscure 60's/70's stuff or all pretty mainstream? I'd be willing to pay up for any off-the-wall stuff in good shape (Soft Machine, The Mothers, Captain Beefhart, Incredible String Band, Love, Caravan, and all the little 1-album bands from the era). Oh, and you may say you will never have to dig through the crates again, but you will. It's just like thrifting - an addiction. There will always be that album you don't even know exists or you discover an artist you didn't know about previously and then want to hunt down their discography. Trust me, it never ends! :laugh:
     
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    Damn dude! That's something I'm always hoping happens to me. No chance you want to go back and grab those Miles Davis, would you? :embar:
     
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    I'm sure we've discussed this before but I wonder how many of us are record collectors as well. Guessing quite a few...
     
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