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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. silverwarebandit

    silverwarebandit Senior member

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    Just a couple more T&As in my size. Can't go wrong with more solid blue dress shirts.

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  2. Nataku

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    Nice! +1 to being made by Zegna. That's an older Zegna tag. Pre-2006.


    Nice haul! I never knew Talbott made suits.... I'd be interested in seeing pics of these. I'd say these are more of a unicorn than Zanella flat fronts!


    Cannot believe this is real! I just thought some counterfeiter had a good sense of fashion humor.

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    I'm going to say it is very unlikely Boss. Boss suits always have the name listed in the form "Jacket" / "Pants" (eg Jam / Sharp); older labels have the model name at the top (older fabric style tags), new labels have it in smaller print towards the bottom with a QR code on a more plastic based tag. These newer style tags have made their way to almost every garment type; you can find it on shirts, pants, and even hats now. It's great for finding details as it states the model name of each garment. This information is also helpful to determine if the jacket you have found is an orphan or a jacket. Jacket on it's own has just the model name (ie Einstein), and orphan has both names (ie Einstein / Omega). ...and before you get on me about Boss being shit clothing; not all thrifts in the world are stacked with SF approved Italian labels. My lemonade stand sells Hugo Boss. It's good to know what lemons make good lemonade
     
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    2 pc. suit. (Available)
    2 button jacket 42 R
    trousers 36 X 31.5 (flat front / uncuffed)
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  5. TheNeedMachine

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    Noobish question: anyone have tips for thrifting in the Tampa / St. Pete / Clearwater area? Or, upscale consignment / resale shops?
    I'll be here through the end of the week, mostly tied up but hopefully can get out to a few more places. Stopped in a couple GW's and one SA and didn't find much of anything. I probably need to find some spots in better areas, but I haven't lived here since the early 90's and have forgotten where almost everything is.

    If so, thank you.
     
  6. GMMcL

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    I think these are all fair questions. Since I travel a lot, I find myself asking these questions myself. But to avoid KenP's issue above, should we all agree to share responses by PM only? And I generally offer anyone who shares spots a free proxy on any finds in their size, the idea being that they could have found it themselves but for sharing with me.
     
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  7. FaceOfBoh

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    And I may be wrong but the newer tags appear to be made of some tyvek-like material (i.e. smooth and almost glossy) while the older tags are made of some sort of fabric/miracle fibre.
     
  8. TheNeedMachine

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    Agreed - responses by PM, if any, would be ideal - I'm sure no one wants to share their honey-hole with anyone who happens to stumble upon this thread from outside of SF...and if anyone ever asks about the ATL area I'm happy to PM in return (have done so in the past). I personally would not expect a proxy in return for giving a few tips - chances that I am going to the same place on the same day & time are pretty slim. That said, sure, if anyone PM's me with a good spot or three I'm happy to let them know what I found and see if they're interested.
    Pretty dry the few places I went so far - picked up one T.M. Lewin shirt (left 2 behind due to slight collar discoloration); Paul Stuart shirt, Ralph Lauren "made in Italy" black leather penny loafers, and a few records.
     
  9. Dolfan954

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    I got you. Give me a couple minutes and expect a PM soon.
     
  10. Dolfan954

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    Cool rule.
     
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  11. BeraQueezy

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    Any guess on a number range at all?
     
  12. Nataku

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    Here's what I would do, put them on ebay, start it at .99 and see what it brings...then you can let us all know since you don't like any of the answers.
     
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    I'll take them off your hands for a $100 disposal fee.
     
  17. tben

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    I wish they were my size as well. Unfortunately, they aren't. The one you quoted is my favorite.

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    Lord jesus. Finding a mint pair of 45 RPM jeans in a thrift is likely more shocking than what I missed on Game of Thrones last night.
     
  20. size 38R

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    woooooooooo!!! congrats Dude.
     
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