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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. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    + 1,00,000!
    If you are secure enough in yourself and your sense of style and can make different pieces of garments work for you, then screw what everyone else thinks. I realized other than wearing trad clothing and the way they were intended to be worn, there are always people who will disagree with my sense of style if I were to venture outside of the safety zone to experiment, and to have fun with my clothes.


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  2. Snoogz

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    +1, I should have a bed at my tailors, I feel like I live there. Time b4 my last recent visit, I had taken 19 items to him. Last visit was just 1 suit and my tuxedo + shirt(which is going to be a lot of work). I don't pay retail for clothing very often (thrift, trade, eBay) but I do pay retail to have them tailored. I probably spend close to 1500 or more a year there.
     
  3. SomethingsFishy

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    Paid a little more than thrift for this guy, but still a super-steep discount! Had to repair the vent in the back (just the seam, nothing major) but CHECK DIS. It's super recent too- last three years!


    Crombie overcoat! PURE CASHMERE! I JIMP'd. 40R.


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  4. barrelntrigger

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    Thanks dude! Other finds that day:


    Crosby Square gunboats. One of them is missing its liner, size 11B, but Jesus Christ these things are TANKS. I believe they're from the 40's, not that they care! They look better than my less-than-year-old AE Sanfords!

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    Turnbull & Asser 46R- the weave makes me a bit uneasy- I think there might be a hole somewhere I'm missing :/
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    Borrelli 15.5/39


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    Samuelsohn 44S

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  6. dexconstruct

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    Thanks dudes for the props on the tailcoat, I will try to get some better pics and put it up on the vintage thread. I'm still on my grind today, here's the finds:

    Not totally sure this was a good pickup, Sierra Designs 60/40 parka, not in the best shape.



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    Alan Paine blue shetland. 40.

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    Vintage PRL charcoal flannels. Haven't seen a label like this before.

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    Nordstrom houndstooth jacket.

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    PRL 3/2 roll cord jacket. Large.

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    Vintage 1960s Gant Shirtmakers union made shirt.

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    Corbin FU plaid pants, 36 waist.

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    Vintage Hickey-Freeman trousers made for F.R. Tripler.

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    Didn't immediately recognize the label, but I think these cashmere sweaters are highly regarded.

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    Florsheim royal imperial shortwings in GREAT condition. 12C.

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  7. Digmenow

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    It's brand new to me (like so much else, including JAB boxers :hide: ) but I tried it on when I got home and IT FITS! Even the hoodie. Maybe it's not "age appropriate" to wear outdoors but I might start sleeping in it unless someone here tells me it's worth a hunnert or two in ebay. (Hah, as if.)



    :lol: I LIKE HOW YOUR MOM ROLLS! :lol:

    Oddly, I was checking the pajama rack when I found the JAB joints. I'm always on the lookout for something from Charvet or whatever just to have some luxe jammies! I recall someone here found some Hermes boxers, once. I can't recall if they wore them or sold them though.



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    +1

    However, I prefer "Opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one but not everybody shares."
     
  9. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    [​IMG] Especially the pretty ones. They never share!
     
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    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    "Opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one but not every booty shares." Lol, having way too much fun with this one out in the open!
     
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    what if DM7 and rayxlui did a thrift fit :eek:
     
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    For kicks and giggles I attempted to look up the owner of the tailcoat but had a hard time deciphering the name. Didn't find. But the Tailor did work on several pieces in the Minnesota Historical Society collection and was the tailor to James J. Hill, the railroad tycoon.
     
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    Recent thrift store finds in Melbourne


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    L-R : Turnbull & Asser, Charles Hill, Zegna, New & Lingwood, Robert Talbott BOC, 2x Zegna, BB Makers



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    L-R : Unknown Italian Maker, Altea, Nina Ricci, 2x Jil Sander



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    Recent Gieves and Hawkes navy suit, 38R
     
  14. FaceOfBoh

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    My wife and I went to a warm-hearted affair last nice: a friend's charity was having it's 10th anniversary celebration. The organization collects used women's business-oriented clothing and makes them available to clients of local social servies agencies who are going out to job interviews or who are getting back into the work force. Over the past year they've helped over 700 women; each woman gets 7 outfits as well as shoes and some accessories. It was very nice to see a truly charitable slant to what we do here.
     
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    size 38R Senior member

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    that is all i can say.
     
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    last time DM7 did a thrift fit I believe he ragequit the forum.
     
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  17. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    Lol, now that you've mentioned it, I remember the incident! He thrifted a tux for his senior prom, was it?
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  18. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    Really? wondered where he went. BIG hauls, then ...............??
     
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    I thought he was starting his own flash sale website, nsuited.com or something...
     
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    It was for prom, but not a tux...he just put together a bizarre amalgam of MC, SW&D and Assistant Manager at Staples pieces and it was pointed out to him. He was not pleased.
     
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