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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. csoukoulis

    csoukoulis Senior member

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    I mean i guess if it fits and you like it, get it. Every one if seen has been undewrwhelming in style/fit/quality/materials.
     
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    I wear underwear so if i piss my pants enough to soak through those, i guess i need to see a doctor lol
     
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    I think TJ Maxx and Marshalls are your best bets. Haven't heard anyone mention Ross for finds, though. I could be wrong. Also, TJMaxx Marshalls are owned by the same corporation. Finally, the concensus is that a TJMaxx or Marshalls gets nicer stuff if it's next to a high-dollar mall/high rent area.
     
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    :crackup: True.
     
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    Of course I peed my pants, everyone my age pees their pants. It's the coolest.

    If peeing in your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis.
     
  6. csoukoulis

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    Ross sucks ass for menswear. i go there if its next to a tj maxx or marshalls to look for Vans and the off chance they actually have good cologne. Tshirts too sometimes
     
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    Not high end, but at lunch I found a NWOT banana republic navy suit with subtle blue stripes, peak lapel, single button. The entire suit, from the sleeves to the trousers, fits me perfectly. Fit pics later.
     
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    Any fans of Patagonia??

    There's an outlet sale starting tomorrow morning. If you live near an outlet, and need any sort of stuff that they sell, check it out...

    If you need anything, let me know. I might be able to proxy some stuff when I hit the store in Santa Cruz.

    The sale is 40% off outlet prices. Ridiculous prices for Patagucci stuff... I'm hoping for a new R2 jacket in the $30-40 range.
     
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    Thats how to do it [​IMG]
     
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    To de-thriftify those Nudies, should I go with this method, or is there something better? The freezer, perhaps, and then just a soak?
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    I don't like the hang part at the end...I prefer to lay flat and let dry overnight, then flip them the next morning to help the other side dry...usually takes 36-48 hours to fully dry.
     
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    :slayer:

    Never underestimate the value of a thrifted suit that fits perfectly. Fit is the most important thing to get right when you're building a wardrobe. At worst, you have a solid suit that'll work great for you until some more of better quality come along.
     
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    fucking this! There is a lot of emphasis on brand names here (which i am on board with btw) but a well fitting banana republic suit beats a sloppy looking kiton any day of the week from a purely aesthetic standard.
     
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    obviously not a denim head! ...just wear 'em! ...nothing like some thrift grunge to help get some wicked fades

    on the serious note, inside out in cool water in the tub with woolite to wash. Be prepared for some major bleeding if they haven't touched water yet.

    ...all you need to know about denim care
     
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    Denim experts: will this cold water, gentle method, coupled with air drying, shrink raw denim? i.e. any sort of water and drying leads to shrinking?


    +1
    Plus, once you're done, you can then flip it for a handsome profit.
     
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    I'm not an expert in denim, just have a few pairs, but the shrinkage % depends on the type of denim

    http://www.oki-ni.com/features/raw-denim-care-guide
     
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    Man, the raw denim stuff sounds like a PITA...

    I wash my denim in the washing machine with cold water and air dry them. Seems to work pretty well on the relatively normal stuff (the jeans I have are like 3% spandex). Hopefully I'll find some good stuff some time soon to try out. [​IMG]
     
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    If its cold water then shrinkage will be minimal to none.
     
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    Congress absolutely has a say in this. Not delivering on Saturdays violates the USPS' own charter. Only Congress can give permission to the USPS to discontinue Saturday delivery. The consensus seems to be this is a ploy to get Congress to focus on the hemorrhaging experienced by USPS in the last few years. Hopefully, this will end with some sort of compromise that won't affect our ability to enjoy our Saturday-delivered bounty.
     
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    No offense to all you thrifters of raw denim, but in my opinion it is one of the purchases you should go the traditional retail route with

    No Saturday delivery/pickup would suck.
     
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