The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Thanks, likewise! Glad to finally meet you too and it was great chatting with you for a bit!


    Stones/Beatles is hard to find for two reasons. Though everyone and their brother bought these albums, they weren't taken care of and trashed. Few early pressings in nice shape are still around. The second reason is that they are still popular and people know they are collectible, so they snatch them up.

    I find them from time to time, but more often than not they are trashed. I still somehow have managed to accumulate a collection of early Mono pressing Stones LPs over the past 15 years or so. I have some dupes I wouldn't mind parting with though. Send me a PM just to remind me, but I won't be able to look into detais until I get back. Need to crash in a couple hours and get some shut eye before we head to the airport.


    Last day at the local thrifts for two weeks. It was a decent day. Lots of good stuff, but passed on a lot due to price. A ton of recent Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, etc. All prices around $20-$30 each. No thank you. Some stuff did manage to slip through the cracks though at regular thrift prices. This place is getting bad when it comes to marking nice stuff up.


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    - Recent Ballantyne knit polo. Black. Eu 46.
    - Recent Etro Polo. My size. Keeper
    - Red Prada polo. Slid under the radar as the neck label was removed. Keeper.

    - One of the nicest T&A ties I've found.

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    Things pop up in the strangest places. Hit a store in a nicer area but not crazy. Usually hit it once a week. Very hit and miss. These had been here since last week at least, as they were last weeks color tag.


    - Costume National Homme Navy Cotton 3/4 Coat. Eu 46. Fits like a 38 L.

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    - Costume National Homme Herringbone Blazer. 2 Btn. Single vent. Cool cuffs (bottom two buttonholes are non-functional, so they are undone). Also Eu 46.

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  2. caseyfud

    caseyfud Senior member

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    Some decent stuff and one or two really good finds today

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    Dunhill, Ferragamo, Brooks Brothers Makers
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    Hickey Freeman, really recent HSM Gold Trumpeter
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    5x Brooks Brothers flat-front chinos
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  3. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Well, you didnt have to bury them, though.
     
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    Minty Wool+Cashmere Zegna pinstripe suit in a 44 ? today (size tag is ripped out). available

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    twiggyH New Member

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    what are the pants measurements?
     
  6. Samuel Smith

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    Romney is wearing an unvented suit jacket?
     
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    The Precious..........

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    Costume National SC is sweet, Nat :nodding: .
     
  9. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Agree. On Harvie, I'll echo what others have said: It will sell, but not for crazy cash. Generally a bit better than CT, not as good as Pink.


    I like Hiltl. (Warning! Foreshadowing coming:) Picked up 2 pairs chinos today. But I'm covered for cords.


    http://putthison.com/post/441812762/cleaningshirts

    Works like a charm. For shirts with pearly buttons, I skip the vinegar step and instead use that concentrated Oxy spot treater and leave that on for an hour or so. Hot water is key. Keep a close eye on the soak; it can sometimes run colors. If that is a risk or happens, it's better to soak the whole item, rather than just the collar, if you can (since the color will be uneven if you only do part of the item).


    3 stores today. More spent than I should/intended -- esp since I'm keeping most of this. (Warning: Picture SUX)
    L to R, top to bottom:
    Samuelsohn for Stuart, brown glenplaid with blue overcheck. Been on my want list for a LONG time.
    Dark green/brown recent Canali wool/cashmere twill weave SC, dual vent. Ditto.
    Blue glenplaid Oxxford Super 100s. Ditto. (Low button point and pleats make me sad in pants)
    2 pairs Hiltl mid-beige chinos, plus 1 pr Paul Stuart gray winter weight twill weave trous. Incredibly nice. All available, 34.5 x 33
    Powder blue BBGF shirt, tagged 16 x 34. Available.
    3x Paul Stuart ties. Available.
    (Not shown): crimson paisley silk square with handrolled edges. Keeping.
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    A first in the wild for me: RRL denim shirt. Non-pearly buttons. Seemed dated, so I passed.
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    Other Passes: Gitman Bros shirt, price too high. Oxxford blue pinstripe, even though label was recent, lapels were large and price was too high. Pal Zileri Grupo Forall SC because it was unvented. Gut-wrenching pass on a pair of HF trous in a dark gray/blue color I've been looking for for a while, but that turned out to be pleated rather than ff, plus they were almost a Jackson. :cry:
     
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    hahaha I was just thinking the same thing
     
  11. acosbysweater

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    Saw that. Fuddy duddy ole robot.

    Edit: Single vented. 'Bama is rocking a double vented, natch.
     
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    Which regions are you exactly located found these amazing things at thrift stores? I live in NC and can't find a decent stuff which ever stores I check out. (well there was a Brook Brothers blazer for $6 but it was too big for my size...)
     
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    All I can say is, just keep learning and looking. I live in Albuquerque and I used to think there was nothing here, but as my knowledge has grown and I've started hitting more spots more often, I've been finding stuff I never thought I'd see here.
     
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    Given what Spoo does and has done (at least publicly), it is quite possibly the finest choice of an avatar he could ever make.
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  15. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Im not only so impressed that you really get it, but quite flattered at your kind words.

    Speaking entirely truthfully, My entire career started from one GW thrift trip (more on that in about 12 days), and I have a clear goal in mind of what I want my goal to be. Im making leaps and bounds towards it, and the goal is almost within reach. I thought the avatar was a great daily reminder to keep the focus.
     
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