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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    I know there's been some discussion of moths and having them penetrate your precious thrift finds. Well, I wanted to share a budget preventative measure that I've implemented. I have a good number of my thrifted clothes in my basement and I think that moths like these moist, dark types of areas. I purchased these cedar balls on ebay, which I understand are a repellent. I have not spotted a moth down there (fingers xrossed).

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-Cedar-W...t=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item1c24bc9374

    I wanted to buy a mesh type fabric and sew up these bags filled with the balls so I could put them in my closet. Well, the fabric store wanted too much for the fabric :facepalm: . So I went to the dollar store intent on buying a fabric mesh laundry bag and cut it up and make the bags. However, I found these “organza” bags.

    http://scentdeals.com/images/organzabags.jpg

    They came 5-6 to a pack for $1. I think chicks use them to put stuff in them for baby showers (?). They were perfect! So I put about 3 balls per bag and hung them on my cheap wire shirt hangers. I interspersed them amongst my hanging stuff.

    Will it work? Who knows. But I feel better since I did have some moths penetrate some of my clothes a long time ago in college.
     


  2. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    with very VERY few exceptions (think Prorsum vs Burberrys) anything metal+glass or wood+glass isn't worth picking up. most of that is 1980's or newer, usually made in china.

    you're looking for solid wood, with skinny round legs that taper down to a point, like this:

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    if you use that as your guide, you're like 90% of the way there in terms of the stuff you're likely to see in a thrift store. the other 10% isn't really worth learning about unless you're going to make a serious effort at MCM furniture.
     
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  3. mainy

    mainy Senior member

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    Picked up some shoes I normally wouldn't, but small size, super cheap, and very little wear = cop.

    j&m crown aristocrat 7.5 D/B
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    alden for brooks brothers 7.5 D
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    pretty nice ET Wright usa made goodyear welt burgundy captoe - 8 D
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    j&m cellini loafers - 8 M
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    ET wright captoe usa made goodyear welt - 8 E
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    again 8.5 B
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    gray single pleat armani collezioni pants
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    canali , 2x robert graham
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    black flat front zanella
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    2x sulka
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    not pictured: recent burberry london suit, mohair paul smith blazer, deadstock orvis down vest
     


  4. grendel

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    Yeah, I've been looking for those signs, but nothing yet. Not sure what I'd do with it if I found it anyway. No room for storing stuff that big. [​IMG]
     


  5. LooknGr8

    LooknGr8 Senior member

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    Quick shout out to eazyE. In Chicago today and he was so kind to share his circuit with me. Thanks a lot guy. His storied Midas touch was in full effect; I scored an RLPL shirt in my size...just the 2nd RLPL thing I've seen in the wild. Thanks, brah
     


  6. Evil Abed

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    Left behind a women's Pendleton 3/4 length wool jacket last week. Didn't appear to have any holes, but seemed a bit fuzzy around the shoulder blades. For future reference, is there a decent cure for that?

    I've been showing a lot of restraint lately at the few shops I've been to. Maybe it's just that I've got a bunch that needs to be photographed/posted to ebay, or maybe I'm becoming less impressed with semi-decent stuff being found in light of the even better things I see being posted. Either way, my bank account is happy for now. Could use a little lightning though for sure.
     


  7. HansderHund

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    A sharp razor blade and a steady hand removes most of that.
     


  8. lastdonb

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    One GW after umpiring on Sat, pretty good haul:

    My first English, Custom Grade, Balmoral shoes, couldn't tell maker until I did a little research, CHURCH'S, but they are small, excellent shape, would need help on sizing:


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    NWT, set of four Riedel (8", I think Chablis) wine glasses, ($6.40 for the set)


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    Kick ass Craftsman mechanics creeper ($16)


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    2 TiVo series 2 DVR'S with LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTIONs, $5.60 each.


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    Picked up more stuff for me, nice set of 4 glazed salad/soup bowls, marble salt and pepper shaker set, First Zanella casual shirt in M, will post pics later.....
     
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  9. CesarC

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    Ok, so, my first thrifting in a while, and I came across what looked like a wardrobe dump with lots of 41R & 42R unvented, with lots of textured browns. Most of it was eaten by moths, including a nice cashmere Burberry jacket, and lots of other stuff, but I did manage some things.

    1) BOSS - Hugo Boss suit, charcoal / dark brown ~41R (missing pant button, slight wear on front of right leg)
    3-button unvented suit, 2-pleated cuffed trousers
    ON HOLD

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    medium-weight Super 110's textured wool (doesn't look brown to me except under certain lighting)
    normally wouldn't pick this up, but a staple in a size someone had requested
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    Accurate color:
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    Jacket:
    Chest: 22.5
    Waist: 21.5
    Shoulder: 20
    BOC: 30.5
    Sleeve: 24.5

    Trousers:
    Waist: 17.25
    Inseam: 31 (+1 in cuff)
    Rise: 12
    Thigh: 12

    Hickey Freeman Boardroom Navy Jacket w/ blue horz. stripes & red vert. stripes, 44L
    2-button, single-vent
    AVAILABLE
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    Measurements:
    Chest: 23.25
    Waist: 23
    Shoulder: 18.25
    BOC: 31.5
    Sleeve: 26.5

    There was another jacket of the same kind from the same owner that I didn't pick up, in a nice olive herringbone. I can return to get it if there is interest, but I couldn't find matching trouser.

    Faconnable corduroy pant 38Wx30(+2)L, some slight wear to the nap in a couple of places
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    Measurements:
    Waist: 19
    Inseam: 30(+2)
    Rise: 12
    Thigh: 12.5

    Canali browns houndstooth SC, wool+cashmere EU 52R (US 42R)
    AVAILABLE!
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    Accurate color:
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    Measurements:
    Chest: 22.5
    Waist: 21
    Shoulder: 21
    BOC: 30
    Sleeve: 25(+1)

    Also picked up:
    Found a Jos.A.Bank's Exec collection black+khaki houndstooth SC, in wool+silk (I'm guessing), as a gift for someone in 41R, and a cheapish charcoal St. John's Bay peacoat in wool+cashmere+nylon that I'll keep for myself only because it fits perfectly. From the same wardrobe dump there was also a 100% linen khaki+olive check BR SC, half-lined in 42R (more like a 43R).

    Didn't pick up:
    There was also a really hideously colored jacket in exactly my size (36R) that fit like a charm, but it was a gross teal+green+blue plaid. If anybody wants a loud 80's styled sportcoat in that size and color, let me know; it's in great shape, hardly worn...[​IMG] Of course, I was happy to find the Canali shortly afterward!
     
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  10. ChetB

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    Brioni corduroy

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    E. Zegna (Trofeo cloth)

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    Brooks Brothers made in Italy

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    Chipp madras sack, circa 1970 (unavailable)

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  11. HansderHund

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    Wow, those are all great! Sizes on the Brioni, EZ and BB?
     


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    I bought a Giorgio Armani silk jacket more than 2 months ago in this store, thinking that it is a sportcoat. But today, I came across the matching pants for the jacket in the same store... Many the pants has been waiting for me in the store during the last 2 months...

    Anyway, I also bought my third Brioni wool trousers from this store in this week, and two pairs of loafers, one by Gucci, one by Zegna. I got my mum two pairs of very well-made heels, one from Rayne who made the wedding shoes for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, one from Lisa Cora of which I found no information online.
     


  13. mexicutioner

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    i know close to nothing about ebay or flipping, so take this with a grain of salt: that jacket looks mega dated. to steal a phrase from horse's_ass: that jacket looks like a saggy pair of tits. everyone in this thread gets worked up over brands, but styling is probably more important than the label. "timeless" is a myth. stick to recent stuff.
     


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    Wait what???!!! How the hell...

    That is banging!!!
     


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