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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. Randomore

    Randomore Senior member

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    I highly recommend keeping it. If it fits like you say then you wont come across something like that again in a long time. I havent found a sport coat or suit that I did not need to tailor. There is plenty of ebay fodder to be had out there.
     
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  2. tonylumpkin

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    First, I need to get this on the record. There has NEVER been a pair of selvedge jeans sold in the City of Pittsburgh. I have never seen any in 7 years of doing this, so I have to assume that there is no retail of selvedge and all folks moving here have their selvedge confiscated on arrival.

    It has been incredibly slow around here for the last few months. Yesterday was the first sign of hope.

    Two immaculate Davide Cenci 100% camel hair sweaters. These are the first Cenci store brand items I've found and the quality is amazing. Wonderfully soft and heavy. Made in Scotland. I really wish they fit.


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    These next three shirts are firsts for each of the brands as well.

    Barba button down. Hand attached sleeves, huge MOP buttons. Every bit the quality of Borrelli.

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    Dunhill button down. Great fabric.

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    Black fleece button down. I'm assuming its never been worn as it still has the envelope with spare buttons attached to the bottom button hole.

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    Gucci shirt

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    Vintage Eddie Bauer Goose Down leather jacket.

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    Gerry reversible down jacket.

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    Cifonelli trousers

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    Really nice Patagonia flannel shirt

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    Versace collarless shirt with gold tone V2 buttons (worth anything [COLOR=FF00AA][COLOR=FF00AA][COLOR=FF00AA]Spoo[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]?)

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    ...and a Robert Graham.

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  3. silverwarebandit

    silverwarebandit Senior member

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    DM7 bringing back insane finds. I think I might need to go to LA to visit my sister again :) Great haul tony. I love Barba ... but I've only ever found one and it was my dad's size, so I guess he loves Barba.
     
  4. Dolfan954

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    Just a couple of finds.

    Anyone heard of John Alan McAfee. Are these church's (heels replaced)? Hard to tell the size, so if any of you guys have eyes better than me. Available, assuming we figure out the size.

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    Picked up this Tumi Alpha Expandable Bag. Missing the shoulder strap but is pretty big and great for traveling. I know there has been discussion over covering up the monogram in the past. Anyone have a tasteful method they have used? I was thinking of just ordering a basic engraving plate and taping/gluing it over with my initials on it.

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    Also awhile ago thrifted an entire stack of law books. The library at the school put out a cart of books with a nice "FREE" sign. Some older versions, worth little, but some were brand new editions that professors must have gotten as "review" copies and discarded. Yep, I sat there with my amazon app scanning book by book to see which were worth taking. Walked to the parking lot with books stacked over my head. I know picture is terrible, but this is easiest money I have ever made. I have already sold about 6, which are not in this picture.
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  5. goneAWOL

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    Has anyone ever seen this pattern or know what the heck it is supposed to represent? Its kind of cool, but I don't get it.

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  6. staxringold

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    Yep, our library was doing the same (I saw them yesterday) and considering grabbing. Apparently they do a much better job looking for ANY edition worth ANYTHING tho.
     
  7. Nataku

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    :eek: I have no words..... Interested in the Maiden Noir jeans if they are my size.
    Amazing find! This is their current label.......and also my size. :D
    Great haul! You know what they say, persistence pays off. Keep looking for the selvedge and you will find it!
     
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  8. Dolfan954

    Dolfan954 Senior member

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    Or, Nat will find a pair in your size and pass it along for a great price. [​IMG] (I have also not found any selvedge at thrifts)
     
  9. tben

    tben Senior member

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    Woke up to find my favorite, and only, BBGF Double Breasted suit moth riddled. Checked my almost cedar filled closet to find no other markings at all on any of my other garments...so far (knock on wood). How is everyone else day going so far?? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. mkusab

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    I realize that thrift shops and vintage stores are usually overflowing with Florsheim longwings, but I rarely find anything in my size (11EEE). I have been hemming and hawing over whether or not to strip the leather and re-finish. I'm going to have them re-soled anyway, but something about the rough, color and the years of history in them that I find appealing. I happen to think the rough look goes well with jeans also.

    Can I retain some of that "age" if I have them cleaned up a bit? Thoughts?

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  11. DeadBoy

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    Need pics of this Cloak item. Also, dibs for this... I give you money, yes? Yes.

    Also, awesome haul.

    If you like them, they fit and they fill a hole, buy them, especially at or close to thrift prices. Ten dollars is not a huge investment.

    Those are Alan McAfee, not John. I believe Cheaney is the maker, but could be wrong.

    Also a little iffy on what that black stuff on the inside is...
     
  12. Rankiz

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    What is the point in posting your thrift if you don't mention what you bought it for?...
     
  13. Digmenow

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    I like how you think! Now, I just have to find a way to break the news to MoL on the other thread. :uhoh:


    Inorite? I was so stoked! :slayer:
     
  14. Dolfan954

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  15. HansderHund

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    Thrift thread regulars:

    I started a PM chain on Friday and within an hour or two, I'll be taking care of it. If anyone else would like to get in on it, please PM me immediately. For those that aren't in the loop, feel free to PM me for details. Sorry for being so cryptic :embar:

    Thanks!
     
  16. suited

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    Thrifted this a while ago just because it was pretty badass, but it ended up sitting in my closet for months (and needed altered) so I decided to list it today. I think this is the 4th or 5th time I've picked up one of the crappier RL lines just because it was a nice looking piece and it always paid off. Fetched $80 about an hour after listing it :lol:

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  17. horse's_ass

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    What is the point of posting a comment about the pointlessness of not posting what a particular item was purchased for? What is the point of anything. Why do I have a penis. If a narwhale and a pony have sex, what happens? A unicorn? How is calamari made? If Ted Cruz died in a forest, would anyone care?

    The point, I think:
    Go down this road too far, brother
    You'll never be able to come back.
     
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  18. ChetB

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    The prices just aren't that interesting to hear about—unless maybe they are unusually low ($2 for a Kiton suit). Most of the time, it's understood that the prices are within the usual thrift shop ranges ($10–$30 for a suit, $5–$20 for a jacket, etc.)
     
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  19. sanchito

    sanchito Well-Known Member

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    I buy 44L stuff from members here all the time...if the price is right of course.
     
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