The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. staxringold

    staxringold Senior member

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    Aha, thanks!
     


  2. Brianpore

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    Go read back 1000 posts (this is by far the best way to learn IMO) and you won't make this mistake again and again and again with ties, shirts, suits, etc etc etc.

    BB shirts are good if your keeping them but if your looking to flip I'd prob stick to Slim Fit and Extra Slim Fit only or you will have a BIG pile of BB shirts.
    Nice pickup on the RLPL pants though [​IMG]
     
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    I have read back that far, and that is always the advice given. But the problem is as a newbie you're still observing from 1000 ft up, so it's hard to pick up on something like that slim fit note. The YSL tie I get, but there were plenty of completed eBay auctions for fair prices (the other advice given) so *shrug*.
     


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  5. IRKSM

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    well said
    I like the ysl if you are keeping it for yourself it was a good purchase, I also bought a ysl that I kept for myself but wouldn't bring jack squat on ebay
     
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    Same. One solid red, one solid blue. Filled a nice spot in my wardrobe.
     


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    4.5 (.925) ($34.64) = $144.19

    You did fine.
     
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    A few shirts from today [​IMG] Left a staple 3 roll 2 w/ ticket pocket solid medium gray St. Andrews suit due to holes on the shoulder and crotch [​IMG]

    Brioni Dark Purple Striped Shirt
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    Tagged Size "III" = Large
    Neck (flat button to hole) 16.00"
    Chest (pit to pit) 23.00"
    Shoulder (seam to seam) 20.50"
    Arm (shoulder seam to cuff) 23.5"
    Excellent Quality Shirt
    Engraved Buttons
    Hidden Button Down Collar
    Two Cuff Buttons for Adjustment
    Two Extra Buttons
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    Robert Graham Striped Reb/Blue Shirt
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    Tagged Size Large
    Chest (pit to pit) 24.00"
    Shoulder (seam to seam) 20.25"
    Arm (shoulder seam to cuff) 24.50"
    Awesome Robert Graham Pattern
    Embroidery Under Buttons
    Two Button Cuff
    "Knowledge Wisdom Truth"
    Two Extra Buttons
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    Zegna Multi-Color Striped Casual Shirt
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    Tagged Size Large
    Neck (flat button to hole) 16.50"
    Chest (pit to pit) 24.75"
    Shoulder (seam to seam) 21.00"
    Arm (shoulder seam to cuff) 26.50"
    Excellent Quality Shirt
    Mother Of Pearl (MOP) Buttons
    Hidden Button Down Collar
    Pleated Back Shoulders
    3rd to Last Button Chipped
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    Apologies if my reply came off unappreciative, BTW, :cheers:.


    Keep it I shall, then.
     


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    Let us emphasize that you mean Christian Dior. If it only says Dior, well, that's far from crap.
     


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    damn, what a frustrating day. especially considering all of the finds lately.

    I did, however, have several firsts in the wild. unfortunately they were all way above budget (ie Barbour sweater - $30, NWT Pringle Sweater - $70, Incotex - $55) also ran into plenty of orphans >,<

    Alas i grabbed some things

    Merrell Barefoot Running Shoes 30% of retail [​IMG]
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    Anyone a 20 Neck? NWT Gitman Formal Shirt
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    Two sweet cycling jerseys
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    Aquascutum Navy Blazer - Sweet Buttons, Dual Vent, Pick Stitching - 44R Available
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    Also a first for me.

    Drakes 40oz Windsor Twill
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    Left this on the racks because I've been burned by some orphans lately. Should I go back and pick this up? I couldnt tell if it was SC or Suit. Cheers!
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    It's a suit jacket.
     


  13. IRKSM

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    that drakes is horrible, you should just send it to me and get rid of it [​IMG]
     


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    These are amazing! Most comfortable shoe ever! Paid up at REI for mine, though.
     


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    Wow, everyone here has bringing home some incredible stuff. I actually really liked that Etro coat that Eazy picked up.

    Well, I made it back here after a near missed flight. I also narrowly avoided an overweight luggage charge for a duffle full of thrift stuff. Luckily, the guy at the counter was incredibly generous and said "That's expensive. Tell you what, let's not weigh anymore of these and we'll just put a heavy tag on that one to warn people. $200 for all of them." Best experience checking my luggage in on any flight!

    I will try to get some picture up sometime of some of the other stuff I found. Some I bought new for myself, the discounts were pretty amazing on a lot of things. The euro wasn't as strong this time around, but the deals in the US still can't be beat. My wife and I are planning another trip in May and we may head out to California. I'd love to do some meetups, so I'll keep everyone posted. :)

    Anyway, I thought I'd post pictures of an otherwise boring purchase. I have trouble finding smaller sized socks as I'm sure most people with small feet do. I've been known to pay way too much for dress socks that have real sizes instead of the generic 7-12 sized socks you find. Normally for no-show socks, I'll try to find low cut boys socks or women's socks so the heel doesn't slip out of the shoe and defeat the purpose of no-show socks by actually showing.

    Anyway, it's a pain to find but I grabbed these and liked them a lot:

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    These were at TJ Maxx for $8 and at DSW for $13 or $14. They can be found at the checkout at DSW and near the checkout at TJ Maxx (or the women's section). There are a few different styles, but these were the best. They're thin and not noticeably women's socks, but they don't show when you wear low top chucks.

    Anyway, thought I'd share to help others out!

    While I was at TJ Maxx waiting for my wife, I also found the exact type of iPhone case I've been looking for. The phone clips in on one side and it as credit card slots on the other. They'll go unused, but the brown leather looks great and it will match most of my briefcases to some extent.

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