The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    I'm not sure whether this logic holds up. After all, Armani, Hugo Boss and many others cost a lot of money. You might get respect on here for how much money you're going to get when you flip them, but nobody's going to need a Robert Graham shirt to clean up the mess they've just made.
     


  2. Randy

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    But isn't that the actual purpose of a skeet blanket?

    ( reference: http://tinyurl.com/d9dekq6 )
     


  3. DeadBoy

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    Robert Graham shirts don't cost thousands of dollars, though. Neither does Hugo Boss (pretty sure it's about the same price or even a little less than BB). And Armani... well, if I found a Giorgio Armani black label suit, I'd be pretty happy with my find.
     


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    Good point... Been thinking about this a bit lately. What's your list?

    WTF are people thinking:
    RG

    Overrated / overpriced Brands:
    Burberry
    Hugo Boss
    Armani
    Zegna

    Overpriced but awesome:
    Cuccinelli
    Kiton
    Isaia
    Brioni

    Expensive but worth it:
    Boglioli
    Borrelli

    Underrated or underpriced:
    Canali
    Barbour (somewhat expensive but not for the quality)
    Hickey Freeman
     


  5. eddievddr10

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    zegna not overrated
     


  6. grendel

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    Mainline is, IMO
     


  7. Klobber

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    I will remember to post pics tomorrow - too damn busy :brick:

    Regarding Cucinelli - sorry folks, I do not know what the fuss is all about - I am being serious as well.

    Excerpt from Life of Brian:

    "But apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, viniculture, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?"

    In context of Cucinelli - "what have they ever done for menswear?"

    Shirts - Average tosh....
    Pants - Whatever .... (picked up a NWT pair the other day, nothing that special)
    Sport Coats - OK, nothing to shout home about....
    Outerwear - Good, Nice...
    Sweaters - Very nice indeed...

    I am just not crazy on them. They would not even make my top 20 of finds I would want in my wardrobe. They would be top 10 though for pure flipping.
     


  8. DeadBoy

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    My contribution. And I too must disagree about Zegna, especially the Couture stuff. Far and away some of the nicest stuff I've ever picked up.

    Not like I'm paying full price for anything on that list though.
     


  9. grendel

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    Sure, their top-end stuff is up in the overpriced but awesome. The mainline stuff really isn't any better than HF though, even though it costs way more.
     


  10. TemiCastro

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    where's Versace on that list, can only be subjective... one man's meat..
     


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    So short-shorts are out then? Oh, who wears short-shorts?

    I have almost everything measured now. Next I have to take more photos. I know a couple people looking for 38S's.



    From looking at B&S, 22.5-23.5 seems to be in the ballpark for 38S. Is that really that short?
    ('Course now I have a t-rex in my head wearing a Harris Tweed jacket and 80's gym shorts singing a commercial, which means it's time for bed.)
     


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    Got anything in 40s?
     


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    DIBS!!!

    It looks like a HF.
     


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    Hi there guys,

    I live in New Zealand and don't really find much as the city I live in relatively small and there isn't a lot of nice clothing around but thought I'd try and post some things of note here I found recently. Sorry for the low quality photos I don't have a camera and have only just worked out how to upload things from my phone.

    From left to right:

    Lanvin, Holliday and Brown specially re-eddited for PRADA 7 fold, Valentino, Burton Premier Collection and lastly, Ermenegildo Zegna.

    All of the ties are in exceptional condition which I was pleased about!


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  15. grendel

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    Yeah, that should be in the WTF are people thinking category
     


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