The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. JohnShaft

    JohnShaft Senior member

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    got some nice finds today from my usual stores

    $9 Mani Giorgio Armani 2 button Suit - Doesnt even need to be taken to the tailor
    $3.50 Mani Giorgio Armani Jacket - couldnt find pants anywhere, but its nice and heavy [​IMG]
    $6 Gordon Rush shoes black no laces
    $1 E Zegna Tie
    $5 B. Republic Merino Wool sweater NWOT (I know its BR but it fit me well)
    $5 Paul Smith Button down cufflink shirt - small stain but oxy clean and shout stain remover does wonders
    $11 Jones New York wool full length overcoat - must weigh like 5 pounds but will be perfect when i move to new york for the winters

    passed on a saks5 passport blazer, botony 500 blazer, BB blazers, pauw wool overcoat and a canali blazer...maybe ill go back for the canali one cause it was a blue plaid but 3 button and super funky



    Oh, now THAT'S impressive! And I am GOOD at thrifting. Insanely good because I'm one cheap mick b*stard. But my hat is off to you.
     
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    I hit my usual circuit of thrift shops today without finding a single thing.
    That sums up my day. Absolutely nothing. I found a couple LP's (nothing fantastic) and an Oxxford dress shirt. There was an Oxxford grey pinstripe suit jacket with a '2 pc' tag, meaning there were pants somewhere in the store - or were at one point. The jacket was very recent, and I looked high and low and never found the pants. I was so pissed b/c the jacket was a perfect fit. Then, I went to another thrift store that always has good stuff, but is priced really high - especially until they start having sales. But this inventory was brand new so everything was 'full price'. Some of the stuff I saw but refused to purchase b/c of the prices (keep in mind this is all used stuff): 1) grey Isaia trousers (with small burn mark on back of leg) - $75 2) Incotex cords - $55 3) D'avenza for David Cenci Cashmere SC - $100 4) Luciano Barbera flannel trousers - $75 5) Pringle of Scotland sweater vest (really sweet) - $65 If any of these had been NWT I probably would have grabbed them. I'm getting really sick of inflated pricing on used goods....
     
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    I too would like to see pics of the Isaia shoes.
    Here ya go... Any ideas on how I might go about wearing these bad boys? Beyond wearing them with white pants, very light blue shirt and ...
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    Wow, very cool shoes. They may look kinda cool with a more fashion-forward navy blue suit. Not sure though - I'd have to see it.
     
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    Black Fleece shirt - $5, like new. First Black Fleece item I've ever come across. From Fall 2007.
    Canali pants - $5.
     
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    Here ya go...
    Any ideas on how I might go about wearing these bad boys? Beyond wearing them with white pants, very light blue shirt and ...


    Craig Sager is the only one that comes to mind.
     
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    Black Fleece shirt - $5, like new. First Black Fleece item I've ever come across. From Fall 2007.
    Canali pants - $5.



    Wow, Black Fleece in a thrift! Nice score!
     
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    I know we have a thread for this, but the urge hit.
    I have the 100% cash Kiton suit, I tried to wear it, and realized its a L, I am a R. Anyone what to do a crazy highend trade-suit for suit?
    The Kiton is a 44L, I am a 42-44 R.
    This is pretty much a holy grail suit, no issues, dark charcoal with a blue window pane.
    Im really looking for a perfect blue suit, Id love an Isaia.
    Lemmie know!
    If not, Ill consider alteration or selling.
     
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    I didn't pick up: Boss Black orphaned suit jacket, a beautiful GA sport jacket that was stained, and some orphaned jacket from Neiman Marcus (don't remember the brand), as well as some hickey-freeman. What I did get is an Oxxford sport jacket from NM, a thick cashmere blend Giofranco Ruffini winter jacket, and some nice ties. The ties are (from left to right) Viyella, YSL, and Lilly Dache. Oxxford: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Ruffini: [​IMG] [​IMG] Ties: [​IMG]
     
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    Here ya go...
    Any ideas on how I might go about wearing these bad boys? Beyond wearing them with white pants, very light blue shirt and ...


    Wow... incredible steal for $20 but it would be too pimpin' for me. I'd flip them on B&S.
     
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    Wow... incredible steal for $20 but it would be too pimpin' for me. I'd flip them on B&S.
    I could see wearing them in the summer, but I don't know if these are right for me. What would these be worth do you think? There are model/order number stickers on the heels, but no price tag. I don't even know the maker, so I'm not sure how to price these appropriately ... were I to sell them. Any ideas?
     
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    I'm not finding anything in the thrifts but got some pretty decent deals at the outlet mall Labor Day weekend.

    At BB Factory I got a nice blue slim fit linen sport shirt originally $98 for around $17 and a cotton/linen dress shirt from the luxury line originally $138 each for around $25. I also got some linen pants in a plaid of earth tones for around $20. Kind of unusual.

    At NM Last Call they had bunch of shirts at 75% off the Last Call price. Most of them were gold label Ike Behar that ended up around $20-$23. I got one of those. Would have picked up more if I had a greater need for FC shirts. Got a purple striped Brioni for $49, originally $495. They had a Borrelli shirt I really liked with no price tag. The sales kid grabbed one of the sale Ike Behar shirts and said "Just have them scan this one." "Are you sure?" I said, and he said "Yes, it should be basically the same." I try on the shirt and the sleeves are about 3 inches too short. [​IMG] Oh well.

    At a consignment store I got a Borrelli Royal Collection shirt for $23. Incredible fabric and construction Not sure why they had it priced so low. They would normally have something like that around $40-$50 or more. It had an errant thread around one button, but it is not visible when buttoned and probably easily fixed anyway.

    mike
     
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    Went to another church sale this morning. Found a few nice things:

    - 2 beat up Oxxford sportcoats. $1 each. I got them to salvage the buttons. The jackets themselves went straight to the donation pile
    - 1 Oxxford suit. Made in mid 90's. A couple stains that could probably be removed. Otherwise in good shape. $3
    - recent Gant " Providence Poplin Dress Fit" shirt $1
    - Polo RL Made in Italy gray flannel trousers $2
    - Two brand-new Set-Well suit hangers. .50 for the two.
     
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    Two gorgeous Oxxford odd jackets from an estate. Both are in mint condition and, sadly, don't fit me (they measure to about 43 R) so they'll probably wind up on B&S. Also my first Charvet tie, a nice paisley. The silk is really decadent. Passed on two Sulka shirts as they were custom and the sleeve length seemed out of proportion.
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    I picked up a green windowpane botany 500 SC that fits quite well, a very well fitting grey zara shirt and a very pretty hickey-freeman cream SC that I'll probably resell. Total money spent: 8 dollars.


    Edit: The Botany has a number of moth holes, but I got it for that very reason. I'm wearing it with the zara and my brown knit tie from earlier, for a very casual kinda battered look.
     
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