The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. ATLjon

    ATLjon Senior member

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    I went out this morning quickly and picked up a Samuelsohn from 2005. 41 R.

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    These past two week's are by far the busiest of the year for me at work, so I haven't been thrifting in a while. However, I did get some packages in the mail the other day, HUGE shout to Highlifeman for hooking me up with some pristine antique J Press charcoal flannel trousers on the cheap!!!! Got them back from the cleaners today, fit pic below. I also received my Secret Santa Thriftmas present from LooknGr8, a grip of ties to go along with a vintage BB DB blazer and topcoat. Thanks man, you rock!!!!!
    So, since I snagged these J press trousers from 1966, I thought I'd mate them with this J Press tweed sack jacket that I picked up last year, but have yet to wear, as I think the sleeves need to be let down a smidgen. I've also been itching to try out this Allen Flusser made in Scotland fair isle sweater, pared with my go-to BB non lined collar OCBD, Lands End green,silk knit tie, and AE Dalton's. Sorry for the disheveled sweater/shirt/tie appearance, I threw this outfit on in a hurry. Now, back to work with me. :cloud:
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    The Press jacket in all it's glory, 3 roll 2, hook vent, neck latch, leather buttons and undarted. :slayer: Fucker also weighs about 8 lbs, talk about stopping bullets!
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    nice!!!!

    interesting on multiple levels without looking too busy or looking like you were dressed by the internet. A+.
     


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    Thanks Mexi! I also wanted to say, these are how the trousers arrived in the mail, no alterations were done to them. Perfect break, not to billowy or with a crazy long rise that I've found on every other pair of vintage pants I've come across, I hate to use the word "timeless" but I think in this case, it's accurate. And one more thing, I'm not going to single out any one person, because you all have been KILLING IT. I've got the itch soooooo bad, I can't wait for the holidays to be over. 150-200 pages of new posts in a day makes it really hard to keep up, but I'm trying. :D
     
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    Hey Handershund, I have a great bridge that just might be coming available, thought you might be interested...
     


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    Hey bud, you know there's a thing called Photoshop, right...

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  8. Vintage Leather

    Vintage Leather Well-Known Member

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    If we are talking about brilliantly written, philosophical mysteries (two pages ago?), I highly recommend Dorothy Sayer's Peter Whimsy books. The prose is dense, occasionally littered with classical allusions and poetic fragments, composed of denouncements broken with philosophic debates and the occasional chilling reference to WWII and Hitler.
    My post-Thanksgiving plans include a bit of cheese, whatever wine is left over, and my old copy of "Murder Must Advertise."
     
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  9. pfhtrad

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    Being in Philly, no. Not at all. You would think so - I know I did, and for a while I was scouring what I could in the Main Line on a regular basis. But prices are through the roof, quality is just not there even if you go regularly and often. Not to say I haven't found neat things every now and then but not nearly enough to justify my return.

    Perhaps when it comes to ladies clothing, things are different. Also, many of the older hospital thrifts which were very abundant even 10 years ago have shutdown or have their days numbered due to the privatization of hospitals.

    Not to many Goodwills either. Closest one is half an hour drive from where I live.

    For some of the other larger chains I know for a fact the good stuff never gets out on the floor. Made friends with some of the workers who tell me stories of "office politics" involving most of the higher end brands, jewelery, etc. The good stuff only makes it out when the get to backed up with donations to sort it out.

    While this is some of my "territory" so to say, if you'd like to waste your time go right ahead. Most of the thrifting I do is outside Philadelphia proper - and away from the Main Line - where the religious charities are stronger and receive more donations.
     


  10. SomethingsFishy

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    With the recent discussion of thrifting in high-income neighborhoods, I figured it might be good to try the 5th highest income county in the entire country.

    Gentlemen, I'm going in.

    Oh thrift gods, who art in Goodwill...
     


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    That's Fucking Brilliant!

    I thrifted some suits and such and will post tonight or tomorrow when I get a chance.

    Sweet finds Andro and WGP :fonz:

    (To my DC peeps) I was talking to the manager of one of the GWs. She told me that they will have "hourly" specials throughout the day on Black Friday. Things that she mentioned were B1G1 Free hour, fill a bag of stuff for $5, shoes 25% off, etc. May be tempted to check them out. I don't know how the thrifts will be on black friday since isn't everyone at the malls? But what do i know :confused:
     


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    Faconnable wool SC; Made in Italy; size 46R; double-vented; surgeon's cuffs

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    Hickey wool SC; Made in USA; size 40R; single-vented

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    Gianni Versace SC; unconstructed; single-vented; probably 42R

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    W.W. Chan custom suit; medium blue; single-button; double-vented; Scabal super 100s; probably 38R

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    Polo wool suit; Made in Italy; charcoal grey; double-vented; forward-pleat pants; size 40R

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    Polo navy blazer; Made in Italy; double-vented; size 40R

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    Caruso SC; Silk/wool/cashmere; Handmade in Italy; pale blue; double-vented; size 40L

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    Valentino suit; Wool/silk; double-vented; size 44R

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    Call me, handsome! :inlove:

    No seriously, check pms now.
     


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    Okay, I'm an idiot. To be fair, I'm technically not a Fucking idiot though. I saw it before I went to a meeting and it looked fairly authentic, so I didn't pay much attention. You damn kids and your photoshop! :D:happy:














    Fucking, Austria is a real town and it's become a tourist attraction from what I understand. Unfortunately, it's pronounced slightly different in German. The wikipedia page says that they've had to reinforce their village signs as they were stolen on such a regular basis. There was an article in the paper about a German brewery that was making a beer called "Fucking Hell," as hell in German means "light." It was a light ale that was supposed to be a play on words. Fucking got upset as it wasn't made in their city.

    Below is a clip where Graham Norton calls the tourism board of Upper Austria and asks questions regarding a visit to Fucking. It's awkward and you feel bad for the person that's really trying to help, but it's also hilarious.

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    Alright so I never had a chance to post this on the weekend, but this was a find for me - I don't even know if it would be flippable if I wanted, but I like it!

    Armani Collezioni Sportcoat


    Althought it doesn't look it... it's actually a dark green in person... at least in proper lighting


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    Also, I had a chance to get the AE Cordovan Randolphs all polished up for eBay



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