The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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    concealed Senior member

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    I live in New England, I was letting Nat know that he mis-read your post.
     


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    Hey Concealed, Scored 3 Press wool pants, if they don't fit me, it may mean they will fit you!
     


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    Wow, didn't think I'd be in the top 10. This is however, the only thread I actually post in regularly.



    Wow, that is just fantastic! Good score, I would wear the hell out of that. :slayer:





    I have, in fact, done almost every color and it's worked almost every time. The only thing I've ever destroyed was a Barracuta Harrington jacket. Moral of the story, don't use the treatment on anything with a colored liner. :facepalm: I actually found a Bijan linen tuxedo shirt last year that was the most disgusting shade of yellow, one soak in the ol' oxyclean, followed by a hot wash in the laundry and that sumbitch looked and smelled like a fresh spring morning.
     


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    I'm seeing this at one of the Value Village stores i hit regularly, ties start at $6.99 for beat-ass stained polyester, saw a moth eaten and frayed prada suit at $99 and a nwt hugo boss unlined cotton stretch that looked like it had been in a garbage bag for a few months for $249.99. Both of the suits were gone within a week :(
     
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  5. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Man, reading this thread has become an experience comparable to Infinite Jest: I need two bookmarks -- one for the past drama, one for the present. :slayer:

    Ahem:



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    OXXFORD SAUCE

    18.1 shoulders
    21.7-ish P2P
    30.5 length

    LAUREATE? OWENTSIA?
    Words that mean nothing to me in this context...



    Good? Not good? Meh?
     


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    Or it might mean they fit me [​IMG]
     


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    Very dated lapels unfortunately... Probably meh
     


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    noob in 89 Senior member

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  9. Digmenow

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    If you hadn't, I would have! :lol:


    I don't think season matters. Warmer weather will be back soon enough. No one ever answered my secret Santa question about the Etro LS polo I found. :( I'm keeping it!


    What does that smilie mean? I have yet to see it explained. Marchal? I don't get it.
     
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  10. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    No way, gift it to them. The idea is to find/gift something things you think they may really like (and if they don't too bad). [​IMG]
     


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    yup, was gonna say the same thing. i'm starting to think that Oxxford is a "proceed with caution" brand. their label doesn't appear to have changed much (compared to Hickey Freeman, for example) over the years, so you really have to use your eyeballs and be extra critical of the styling. personally, i'd rather have a recent mid-tier piece (HF Ltd, Facconable, etc) than an old Oxxford.
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Discovered a great source of discounted quality clothes in Carmel, CA called J. Lawrence Khaki. The upstairs is 15,000 square feet. Rather than put things on sale on the main floor, they have a downstairs room that is very large and filled with markdowns. They have tons of top quality sweaters, jackets, ties, outerwear, casual and tailored clothing from Europe, and the US. Lots of well known brands. I picked up a beautiful Irish Inis Meain chunky knit sweater. Much better than anything at the Gilroy outlets.
     


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    With Oxxford, this is the label you want:

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    [Just kidding, see Nat's post a few down.]

     
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    Don't break my heart on this one....

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    ^^ Home run!!

    Re: Oxxford. It is very hit an miss. Sold a gorgeous gray pinstripe suit last night for $30. Old label. Really going to think about passing on this stuff from now on unless it's super nice (cashmere, super 120s+, etc), for myself or recent.


    This newer style inside label started in 1994-95, so be very picky on styling. The old, dated fish-mouth lapel, low gorges and low button stances just aren't desirable.
     
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