1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

    Messages:
    4,723
    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    
    You forgot to mention that these are the filthy loot from your shameless inasion of my semi-abandoned territory.
    (Jk, bro, obviously. Nice finds!)
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2013
  2. DeadBoy

    DeadBoy Senior member

    Messages:
    893
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012
    Location:
    Toronto
    Most of the flippers I've seen have been dumb teenage goth girls. Did meet one really smart flipper though, a Nigerian taxi driver who I guess had seen me before too. He sends all his finds to family back home who in turn sell them to Africa's growing class of white collar workers. Told me he could get way better than eBay prices there because of how expensive clothes are in general. Nice guy, we ended up going through the store together and offering up things for each other if we thought they'd fit. Of course, now when I see a cab in a thrift store parking lot I get pissed off.
     
  3. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Senior member

    Messages:
    1,086
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Location:
    Canada West
    Not flippers, but I saw a couple a few weeks ago who were buying up all the Harris Tweed jackets in town that weekend, and making messenger bags with the fabrics. I'll probably see them (the bags) at the farmers markets around town this summer.
     
  4. acosbysweater

    acosbysweater Senior member

    Messages:
    667
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I think we have lots of volume passing through, but few seem to have figured out the viable business model using the clothes that we covet, which I am totally fine with.
     
  5. eazye

    eazye Senior member

    Messages:
    4,902
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Location:
    Chiraq
    Trying to up my goth ninja/urban spaceman game. Don't hate.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    3 people like this.
  6. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

    Messages:
    8,804
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Location:
    Where The Buffaloes Roam
    I saw this display this morning in San Rafael, CA. Naturally it reminded me of you all...

    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  7. Evil Abed

    Evil Abed Senior member

    Messages:
    826
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Location:
    So Cal
    A friend who knows of my thrifting, and has watched my family's beagle corner a few opossum sent me this...

    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

    Messages:
    4,723
    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    
    This is f*king awesome
     
  9. ilikethelights

    ilikethelights Senior member

    Messages:
    725
    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    A long journey today but I did get this

    [​IMG]
     
    2 people like this.
  10. eazye

    eazye Senior member

    Messages:
    4,902
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Location:
    Chiraq
    

    Holy shit! Is that a Vicuna Flight Coat by chance?
     
  11. ilikethelights

    ilikethelights Senior member

    Messages:
    725
    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    

    It's an overcoat. What exactly qualifies a flight coat? This is pretty much it from tags besides the HF tag inside and the store in Iowa it's from.

    Edit - here's what it looks like

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2013
  12. rayxlui

    rayxlui Senior member

    Messages:
    689
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    

    Holy fuck a HF Vicuna Flight coat.
     
  13. CesarC

    CesarC Senior member

    Messages:
    291
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2012
    Location:
    greater Philadelphia area
    Hey guys, I've been quite swamped recently and haven't had time to thrift. Went out once and found a handful of small items, might post photos later. Trying to keep up with you all, but you make it difficult!

    Comments:

     
    Last edited: May 4, 2013
  14. hucklecat

    hucklecat Senior member

    Messages:
    153
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Location:
    Woodstock, GA
    Anyone named Steve here?

    LOL, I love old uniform shirts, this is short sleeve, Union made likely 1980's sz xl

    Available but likely headed to Ebay for someone named Steve.


    [​IMG]
     
  15. eazye

    eazye Senior member

    Messages:
    4,902
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Location:
    Chiraq
    Thrift fit,
    Hackett SC from Holdfast
    BB light blue shirt
    Saddle Club navy wool tie
    BB mid gray flannels from Tubs, part of a suit
    Alden shortwings, thrifted
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    2 people like this.
  16. eazye

    eazye Senior member

    Messages:
    4,902
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Location:
    Chiraq
    

    Not a flight coat but still really fucking awesome! :slayer: :fonz: :cheers: Even though there are over 70,000 posts, there has only been a handful for Vicuna pieces in here, super rare and from what I hear, very, very expensive.
    This is a flight coat:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-60s...39?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item2321d0643f
     
  17. ilikethelights

    ilikethelights Senior member

    Messages:
    725
    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    

    Ah. I knew it was something rare and expensive from this thread but didn't really know how much until I got home here since internet was spotty where I was at. Today's story short, my friend and I decided to get up this morning and leave town for the annual 100 Mile Garage Sale through Minnesota and Wisconsin. Most of the garage sales ended up being a bust but this was found in Red Wing, MN in a thrift. It was also 25% for some reason.
     
  18. eazye

    eazye Senior member

    Messages:
    4,902
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Location:
    Chiraq
    

    Is it your size? If so, I would wear that until it was in tatters. :nodding:
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2013
  19. ilikethelights

    ilikethelights Senior member

    Messages:
    725
    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    

    A little too big
     
  20. eazye

    eazye Senior member

    Messages:
    4,902
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Location:
    Chiraq
    

    Damn. If it's around a 38, let me know when it goes to the bay. :embar:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by