The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. ATLjon

    ATLjon Senior member

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    Whenever new thrifters come here asking new-guy questions, we should now point them here: http://thriftygent.com/how-to-thrift-part-4-fit/. This four-part thrifting series is a bit more thorough than the Put This On primer, which is actually probably maybe a bad thing.

    There's nothing in the series that regulars here don't know, but it was a good read, regardless.
     
  2. Orgetorix

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    Diggin' that Sammy in the Robo-pose post.
     
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    No, no, no. you should tell them that Tommy Hilfiger and Geoffrey Beene are totally flippable and 30 year old DB suits are about to make a comeback in a big way. I have enough trouble making finds without a bunch of competition beating me to the punch!
     
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    Hahahaha, didn't mean to laugh at you but that had me cracked up! Can we just say I was laughing with you but from the looks of it, it doesn't seem like you were laughing...
     
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    So, awhile back I promised a wedding day thrift fit pic. And here it is

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    Suit: Old school BB 346 3-piece sack suit. Got it from Newton Street Vintage for a song. One of my best investments.
    Tie: JAB pindot, bought on sale
    Shirt: PRL Regent from TJ Maxx
    Shoes: AE something I can't remember. From Nordstrom Rack.
     
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    Looks good, funny though, I always pictured you as an old man. :D
     
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    Here's that vintage BB shirt with the unlined collar I picked up last week, post "treatment" Check out the collar roll, truly something to behold. :slayer:
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    Yes, that's a plastic hanger, used strictly for drying purposes. :embar:
     
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    ... Underestimated my 300+ item haul. Just finished my valuation spreadsheet: A tad under 700 items.
     
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    Lol

    And how many digits did that valuation have. Makes my quick lunch time tour a bore :/
     
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    greater than the nearest integer to the number of times kiton has been mentioned in this thread divided by 400.
     
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    Two quick pics of the OzBoat...
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    In my quest to not spend much and get out of the shop to continue other errands, I didn't really put together in my head that this was most likely part of a suit. Heading to the shop now to hopefully find its mate. I'll respond to the pm's about it when I return.
     
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    Went at lunch... Didn't end up with anything but a weird story

    Guy: You look just like a lawyer, man
    Me: Hey! That's not very nice (smiling) (Sorry, lawyers!)
    ... some back and forth... apparently he likes public defenders...
    Me: I build software
    Guy: Oh, you've got a good job then
    Me: It's okay, depends on the day
    ... he slides up next to me and lowers his voice...
    Guy: Ever do any hacking? Can you hack the DMV?
    Me: No, I just build it. Never done any hacking, it's too dangerous
    Guy: Okay, they've got this thing with DUI's now and I need someone to clear it. I'd pay good money.

    FUN!

    What I left behind
    - Size 9 AE's, 9C Bradley norwegian split toes and 9D Hadley single monk straps... both over $10 and not new
    - 42R Hickey Freeman navy blazer with brass buttons... From the '95 Ryder Cup here in Rochester. The buttons said Ryder Cup on them and the tag said it was for the '95 Ryder Cup. Not sure if I should have kopped, but I've got too much to sell. Thoughts?
    - Around 42R Jack Victor Montreal Orange / Burnt Umber SC
    - 52 EU Lubiam 1911 in a gaudy (IMO) black and gold weave
    - A couple XL PRL wool norwegian weave sweaters

    I was going to buy a nice navy blue with red and green edge PRL cricket sweater, wool, silk, and linen blend. Unfortunately there was a big line and that guy was in it with a cart full of crap including like 30 VHS tapes, so I decided it wasn't worth waiting.

    I can go back for that other stuff if anyone wants me to proxy
     
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    Other than looking for the obvious nice brands, any basics on sweaters? That's an area of the store(s) I haven't touched thusfar in my quests.
     
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