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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. Ken P

    Ken P Well-Known Member

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    From what I understand that is BB kids line.
     
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  2. GM-H

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  3. TheNeedMachine

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    Too tired to post pics so I'll just post old-skool text-like. Hit a couple TJX, Goodwills, and a honey hole. Spent 10 hours driving & shopping. The take-home:
    - Two PRL 100% silk sweaters, NWT.
    - One pair BB 1818 Madison dress trousers, NWT.
    - One pair PRL Preston corduroy pants, NWT.
    - One 'luxe Canali 3/4 length quilted jacket, made in Italy.
    - One Audi R8 jacket, like new, dealer item.
    - One Barbour Zenith waxed cotton jacket, zero flaws found.
    - One Pal Zileri sport coat, Italy.
    - One Corneliani silk / wool sport coat, Italy (gotta price brag this one - six bucks!)
    - One Barneys New York sort of motorcycle jacket-style coat.
    - One PRL bi-swing jacket, NWT.
    - One VV sweater vest, NWT.
    - One RLBL shirt, NWT, Italy.
    - One Peter Millar cashmere blend sweater, NWT.
    - One BB pincord multi-color stripe sport coat.
    - One BB silk / wool sport coat, Italy.
    - One Samuelsohn sport coat.
    - One PRL linen/cotton vest, NWT.
    - Two Spiewak coats (Golden Fleece, and I. Spiewak & Sons).
    - Couple other thingies. . . .

    ...local TJX's were having super-clearance - selling for ~10% of original retail price. RLBL Italy shirts tagged $365, clearance at $39 - stuff like that. Sick.

    Might keep the Barbour for myself - my size, and while I've come across a fair number of them lately, this is the first with zero issues / wear. All the rest NA - destined for eBay.
     
  4. TheNeedMachine

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    Did the same here - managed to thrift & resale to rake up the $ needed to pack & move cross-country and become a first-time homeowner last summer - ditto the 3% down. The joys of home ownership, right?!
     
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  6. Randomore

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    Went looking for that PRL tweed bag. Didn't find it but... I found about 8 pairs of Pantharella socks for 3 a pop... Went to pay and manager charged me for only 1 pair and thanked me for finally getting rid of them. :)
     
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    Picked up these two ties today; first time I've seen Luciano Barbera cashmere at TJ Maxx. $195 --> $39 each
     
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  8. ChetB

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    ^ I picked up those exact same ties, along with a burgundy. I love the brown but find I never wear the purple. The texture is too smooth IMO.
     
  9. alexei

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    This one's actually grey. Here's a pic w/ flash. It shows the grey more accurately, but the other pic shows the purple more accurately. Agree on rarity of purple in rotation, but cool regardless. There was a silk knit LB also that I passed on, same price.
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  10. Pawz

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    One of the thrift stores here has begun piercing the CUFFS of the shirts it gets with those hang tags. 'Pierce' is too weak a word, more like they GORE the things. I complained about it, but no one seemed to think my grievance was worth their time to hear. The shirts at this particular place are individually priced, adding to the issue. I've yet to find anything nice there as it's likely the owners know what's 'good' and what isn't, and likely make extra money on the side via EBAY.
     
  11. capnwes

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    Came across a store Friday that had two giant staple-like metal rings pierce/goring the uppers of all their leather shoes to hold them together. WTF. Their suits were all $49.99 for stafford and the like. I turned around and walked out.
     
  12. capnwes

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    Need! Where can I find one?
     
  13. DanM

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    One of my local stores took to putting security tags on Everything, including piercing the seats of pants. Why couldn't they put a hole in the pocket instead?
     
  14. HansderHund

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    I'll confirm what you thought and everyone else said...that is awesome!
    I read that last night and re-read my post. I couldn't figure out how I'd given the impression that I lived in Utah. I'm glad I saw your edit :)
    Looks like she's about to nail you with a snowball!
    +1, that thing looks really useful!
    I really want to buy a piece of jewelry from stitches, just for the experience. I also hope that piece of jewelry happens to be a pinky ring because I can't imagine trying to keep a straight face while shopping for a pinky ring. :D
    ^ There are so many words in there that I don't understand, but I'll say congrats anyway because it's clear that you're happy with it! :happy:
    If it involves a retail store, I'll book my flight now.
    Well done to both of you. It's a mandatory 20% down here, which explains the relatively "old" (being purely relative to other European countries) age of first time home buyers.
    Beautiful ties!
     
  15. barrelntrigger

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    Was going to the movies with my girl and friend. Event cancelled due to conflict of scheduling. Pretty bummed. What cares the blues better than playing dress up?


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    Shirt: Billy Reid button down. Bought it on discount by me.
    Tie: Thomas Pink. Thrifted by me. Bought by my girl as a present.
    Waistcoat: Orvis wool. Traded with Ken P.
    Jacket: Harris Tweed by Southwick for CCC. Thrifted by me.
    PS: Manhattan. Thrifted by me.
    Jeans: LVC 1966. Bought on discount by me.
    Shoes: AE. Traded with JP.
     
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    Sorry buddy, I pretty much said I picked up my guitar to get some dexterity back after a year of hiatus. [​IMG]
     
  17. JL3212

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    Made it out to some stores over the weekend. Available where indicated.

    Available. Brooks Brothers, Navy SC. 100% Cashmere. 41R.
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    BB Makers Tie.
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    Available. Zegna Brown SC. 40R (I think).
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    Available. Canali. Light grey coat (orphan?). 54R
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    Available. Corneliani Black SC (orphan?); 42R. Did not notice some shininess until I got home so hopefully the vinegar trick works.
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    Hugo Boss SC for me. Fit nicely.
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    Few Eton shirts in good shape. All available except for Blue/White stripes in top left corner. All 16 1/2, 42, except Tuxedo shirt on bottom right is a 17, 43.
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  18. HansderHund

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    A few things....

    I was thrilled to see this from quite a ways away. Good news: It's recent and has the cord where the tag once was. Bad news: It's a women's coat and I thought they did a lot better than they do. I paid quite a bit for it even though I knew there was some moth damage on the front, now I think that I may have pad waaay too much.

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    I believe this came from a clothing shop whose owner retired. Not NWT, but I don't think it's been worn. Double breasted cardigan for Burberrys. Wool and very heavy. Take a look at the leather buttons! I wasn't sure how a sweater like that was supposed to be buttoned, so I improvised.

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    Raffaele Caruso charcoal suit:

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    The woman that sold me the suit told me to pick out a couple of ties as well, so I chose the "best" ones out of the pile:

    Versace V2 Classic:

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    Gianfranco Ferre:

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    Football boot cufflinks:

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    John Smedley Sea Island cotton, long sleeved polo:

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    Backhouse oiled jacket. I hadn't heard of this company, but it says "a Barbour company." The snaps themselves actually say Barbour. The jacket, however, is actually made in New Zealand. I think it's a riding jacket. It's in pretty beat up shape, so luckily I got it for next to nothing. I don't want to reignite a debate, but what should I do with it. I hate the part at the shoulders and I think I could get it off without a hassle. Should I keep it and try to rewax it or bin it? I thought it might be a women's coat, but it's an S and seems to fit for the most part. I thought I could maybe use it to walk the dog?

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  19. HansderHund

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    No worries, I'm just out of my element with that type of stuff!
     
  20. caseyfud

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    If anybody wants a size 18 women's down-filled LL Bean coat for a proxy, let me know.
     
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