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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. sn0wman

    sn0wman Well-Known Member

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    That Dinner Jacket is sweet!

     
  2. chiron

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    Yes otherwise it can't enter the country. It costs too much to change both the care and brand tags.

    Its how they put on the brand tag (sweat shop) thats the tell.

    I would guess that they are real. But someone put that tag back on or something.
     
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  3. FaceOfBoh

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    I'm going to vote genuine. There seems to be a ton of detailing on them. Finicky stuff, like the leather straps on the pockets.
    Plus the style is almost a safari jodhpur. Jodhpurs (not the shoe kind) are the equestrian equivalent of yoga pants. Google image Jodhpur and tell me if you agree. :satisfied:
     
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    Yeah, until you run out of space for the multiple / larger shoe racks you've acquired.... My shoes seem imperialistic in their tendency to invade and colonize territory in and out of the closet.
     
  6. Orgetorix

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    You guys are ruining my day. :confused:


    Honestly, no idea. They have a rustic, antiqued feel to them, but I'd expect that from something made to a safari aesthetic. And I've never seen someone put this level of effort into a fake - there are a ton of little fiddly bits.

    However, looking more closely, I notice the zipper says Polo and the waist button says PRL on it. I'm guessing a legit RLPL factory wouldn't mix those up. But a Ralph Lauren knockoff factory in China might very well. :censored:
     
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  7. Mr. Moo

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    Went into a little consignment shop I visit from time to time... found this little gem. American Alligator purse from Suarez in NYC - retail is about $5,000. I'll just say that they didn't know it was real alligator. :embar:

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    Made in Italy - quality is top tier.
     
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    Back of the buttons are stamped with "715".

    Sizing is says "38".

    It fits but I don't think I'd wear so will prolly try and flip but like you say, they don't do that great on the 'bay and the lack of a Levi's tag doesn't help me either.
     
  9. GMMcL

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    Another, though I guess less likely, possibility is that this is the older PRL signature line, before RLPL got whored out around the globe to Chester Barrie, Caruso, St Andrews and any other john with a needle and thread? Theoretically, it hadn't yet become clear that these were sufficiently differentiated from the Polo line not to use the Polo items. Then again, that mfr label looks like a knockoff Incotex, so I'm also guessing this could be a Frankenfakie. (And not for nothing, not being SWD, I threw up a little in my mouth when I saw them. Just sayin.)


    Thrifting occurred today.

    Items were found.

    Bragging will occur tomorrow, with quality pictures.

    Don't popcorn me; it's not going to make anyone flip their desk.

    And if Erickson or CK want to pick a fight, then their cannonfire will be returned on Monday, when the weather clears, I actually go IN to the office for work, and can post a fit pic. IT'S ON, BITCHES! (JK. Nice work, dudes!)
     
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  10. Nataku

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    Propasta and regular Canali are made to the same standards, just different cuts. Propasta was, like you said, a more youthful and modern cut. I think it's been several years since Propasta has been made but if you can find one of their later pieces, you'll find that they still look pretty current.


    Missed out on a Kooba purse the other day. Just a bit too slow on the hand draw. Didn't know it was really good until I got home and saw they sell at Neiman Marcus for around $500. :brick:


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  11. jamiebryant

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    Thats a Type III Jacket. I have the same one. It should be a Big E and the small cardstock tag inside gives it away. All the repros have the large ones with letter sizing.
    Cool find, but as suspected. Not worth much on the bay unless its blanket lined. I might be getting rid of mine, its just not working out for me. Id like to get me a Type II or I.
     
  12. LeSacre

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    Alright fellas, after seeing all the great things you guys are finding, I decided to try and go thrifting myself. I'm in college and trying to build my wardrobe, so I thought this may be a good (and CHEAP!) way to find some things for myself while also finding things to sell/trade. I bought a BUNCH of stuff, so you guys will have to let me know what you think. As a first time thrifter, what I think may be a good find could very well be crap, so constructive criticism is encouraged!

    Right now I'm just going to post pics of the sport coats I found. I'll post the other stuff later.


    First up is a vintage Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece DB coat 39R

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    Burberry 41R SC 100s Wool




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    Vintage Ermenegildo Zegna (no tag for size and I'm too lazy right now to measure but I would guess 42R)




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    This one is my favorite. I know it is a dated SC and not Canali's best, but it's my first patch pocket SC [​IMG]. Canali 40 S (I found the original extra buttons in one of the pockets)




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    Another Burberry. Don't know the size but it is big, probably a 48.




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    Finally, a coat that I didn't recongnize the tags, however it did have a lot of the signs of a good coat (pick stitching, 120s Australian wool), so I took the $5 gamble. If anyone has any info that would be great. Tag says Galvani Collezione.




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  13. AndroFan

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    That's not a question. That's what we call a "pretext".

     
  14. Jowen

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    Sweet Orvis Moleskins N/A

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    Really well made (I don't usually pick this up) Peter Millar Heringbone pattern L Available

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    Faconnable Blue and Cream OCBD Medium-ish Available

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    5 Brother Chamois Cloth - 2XL Available

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    3 Roll 2 Vintage Harris Tweed N/A

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    Vintage Notre Dame Letter Sweater - Not an alum, but I am thinking of rocking it, fits like a glove...N/A

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  15. AndroFan

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    Judging by the label, I don't think that's very vintage homie.

     
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  16. jamiebryant

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    Alright ya'll. I know I havent been active the last couple of months (not that any of you have noticed) but its been a good past few weeks in the thrifting game.
    Get your kleenex and lotion ready cause theres going to be plenty of brand porn and a possible Cheapies nomination for next year...
    Stay tuned.
     
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    +1- The shade of purple and the cursive of the label looks sketchy. I vote fakey as well. This label looks more precise. That chinese one looks questionable to me.
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    Spoodaddy??
     
  18. Orgetorix

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    [​IMG] SPOOOOOOOOO!!!
     
  19. LeSacre

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    See? Point proven -- I'm new to this game.
     
  20. grendel

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    I don't even get a mention in the fit pics? Jeez. [​IMG]
     
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