The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. IrateCustomer

    IrateCustomer Senior member

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    Found this Gant tie for myself:
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    I also found these intriguing shoes. Blue snake skin loafers from Stacey Adams. Not sure if the brand kills it or not for flipping but let me know why you guys think. The second pic says genuine snake...in case the image isn't good.

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  2. HansderHund

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    You're right, this is an awesome find and should have garnered more attention. Sometimes things slip through on here depending on the quantity being posted and the quality at the time. This was a great find!

    Re: the tag...I've never found a Brioni overcoat, but I think Eazy did not too long ago and he brought it home to find out it was a Brioni as well. Maybe they're from the same time period where they didn't label them overtly. I'm not too sure.


    Ahh, I figured as much but I thought I'd throw it out there just in case you weren't aware!


    "Nobody messed with it. It looks fine."

    There's a candy corn in this one.

    Well, they can't all be winners, can they?

    - Bad Santa

    I think everyone that has posted a picture has sometimes been off on something. I wouldn't worry about it, if you take a look at some of the long-time posters in WAYW, you'll see that some of their pictures haven't been great and way off the mark on others. It happens to everyone.


    I understand the issue of finding the right size and then the time and money to get it to the tailor. It can add up quickly and I would be willing to bet that a lot of us here have a significant pile of things that need to go to the tailor, but haven't for any number of reasons. Unfortunately, I'm as guilty as anyone else and therefore my advice is limited. The only thing that I've done is limit what I bring home or how often I go out to find things. I will only bring home things guaranteed to sell and not things that I could wear IF I had (insert tailoring job) done. When I have my pile cut down to a reasonable level, I'll allow myself to bring new things home.

    I'd also suggest that you should trade/sell things that you aren't using. Save the money and, if necessary, pay more for a staple item. It's hard to find certain sizes in staples as they're the items people most often use. They are often found in less than wonderful condition. There are exceptions, such as Grendel posting a great Corneliani blue jacket in a 36 recently. I'd take a look at eBay and keep an eye out for things that will be the correct size and that you'll wear often. Brian has done a great job of building up a wardrobe by having things to trade, selling things to pay for things he wants and watching eBay for the magical size/brand/condition.

    Eazy just mentioned that he got rid of a ton of stuff that didn't fit right. We all do that...settle on something. It's hard to realize that if you leave something behind that you're torn over or you'll "wear it sometime," but there will always be another item that you'll find. You might miss something on eBay or buy something in a 38 instead of a 36 and if you had waited, you'll find the exact thing you wanted.

    Stick with it and you'll be able to build quite the wardrobe. I don't know about others, but I'm only about 50% of what I want. A lot of culling and cleaning to do, but part of the fun is the hunt for everything.

    As far as fit pics, I would like to say that even though not everyone is looking for advice, sometimes we need it. There have been a number of times that I thought something worked/fit well only to hear it from others that it doesn't work as well as I had thought. It's often a lot better to have others edit your written work as they'll be able to find mistakes that you can't see. I'm happy to keep fit pics on the "fun" level here rather than serious if that's how everyone feels. It's a hobby for me, though, and I'm happy to hear about both the good and bad as far as fit, color and combination. I'm really here to learn!


    So many cool/interesting things in there that I don't know where to begin, so I'll just say awesome!




    Is this the online version of being drunk and saying "You're awesome, and I want to tell you all about it..." :D





    I've only picked up one Theory item and it was for myself. Made in China, but I'm happy to have it and it's gotten more use than I would have expected. I don't know a lot about flip value.
     
  3. eddievddr10

    eddievddr10 Senior member

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    balmain should go between 150 and 250 ive had a bunch that i cant move even at those prices so its a tough call and yes ive paid near thrift prices for them. If its from the delcarnin era it might move a little quicker which it most probably is, now that slimane is back im wondering if balmain would stay hot esp. since there is a new designer in the house. tip: try to sell it quickly and try superfuture they love that stuff there, pm me if you need help
    ALSO balmain isone of the more faked brands so it might be better to authnticate first
     
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  4. mrcmcklwht

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    Hello, new here. Here's some stuff I've found the last couple of weeks.

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    Is this an orphan? Couldn't leave it.. Size 54
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    Nice bag and dunhill cashmere scarf
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    Kinda worn but fits good
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    Cool cotton/leather bag
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    Supersoft coat made by zegna, 100% cashmere, perfect condition, feels like a dream
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    eddievddr10 Senior member

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    that is not the balmain you are looking for
     
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    Yes, orphan.

    Regarding the bag and scarf, please tell me you bought those in order to proxy them to me!
     
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    Balenciaga cashmere coat? Nice!

    I love that bag, it should clean up well!
     
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    Ok, thanks.
    He he, no, that was not reason I bought them, sorry
     
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    Any of you super trads want a vv belt for cheap?
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  10. HansderHund

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    Not thrift thread related, ignore if you'd like...


    I found it funny that this was mentioned yesterday and that today, my wife brings in a snack while I'm working:

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    My dog doesn't usually beg for food from me, but my wife gives in to him, so he watched us the entire time.
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    Anyway, thought it was a coincidence.
     
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    Fucking awesome!!!!!!!! The one I found also didn't have a Brioni tag, just the made in Italy tag at the neck and the same one you posted in the inner pocket. Fantastic!


    I turned my day drinking into night drinking. Went out to dinner with my wife and two of her coworkers. Started with bone marrow and escargot, followed by brussels sprouts with goose bacon and ended with lamb neck sloppy joes, and about 10 Manhattans. Don't remember going to bed. :D I also wore my new plaid jacket from Catside that I posted yesterday and got more complements on it than any other piece of clothing I think I've ever worn. :slayer: And we also drank her co-workers under the table.
     
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    Don't know why that posted multiple times, sorry.
     
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    Took the plunge and bought this Kilgour DB SC off Etsy. Not exactly thrift store price, but at least I know the buttons themselves cost more than what I paid for the jacket.

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