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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. Shiny

    Shiny Senior member

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    Proxy'd this for Brianpore if he wants it. [​IMG] I passed on one of these recently. I don't have anymore floor level real estate in my office :( Cool Hand Tooled Leather Briefcase. Rough shape, but dirt cheap, so I got it. Inside is perfect. [​IMG] Very cool. That's Mexican in origin. Mexican leatherworks artisans are among the best in the world.
     
  2. SpooPoker

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    lots and lots of shirts.

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  3. acosbysweater

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    Today was a good day. A cherry poppin', thrift synergy kinda good day.
     
  4. Snoogz

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    GANT Banded Collar Work Shirt 16-34
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    Has the Union Label Stamped on the shirt, as well as size on inside collar

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    THEORY Slim Fit FF Charcoal Herringbone Trousers 32

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    Joe by Joseph Abboud 100% Linen Suit
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  5. Aidan K

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    I, too, had a good weekend.

    A trio of Hermes ties:

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    Essentially new AE MacNeils
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    Decent Alden Loafers:
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    A few BB and CT shirts for me, and one nice Zegna:
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  6. staxringold

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    Could be wrong, but those you've labeled as 'multi-folds' just look like they're self-tipped/lined (that is tipped/lined with the same material as the tie itself).
     
  7. eddievddr10

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    nat- sick haul!

    cloak is awesome! it was my favorite brand along with Dior in mid 2000s, i actually have that same shirt, their detailing was amazing, was a sad day when the closed up shop.
     
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  8. Brianpore

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    Speaking of....picked this up a week ago and never get around to posting it.... This one is more of a blue/gray and I also got a pure blue one as well. SOO close to fitting I need to bring them to the tailor. Been looking for summer suits!

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  9. acosbysweater

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    Ok, here we go. Let's start with the relatively mundane.

    I don't pick up Bill's unless they're half off. And they were. And they are minty.

    M3. 30 x 28. The rarest cut in a rare slim guy size.

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    Zanella Todd unicorns in the most stapley of all colors. Super 120s sz. 36 waist.

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    Acne Ken chinos 30/32 with cuff. Weird orange poly waist lining.

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    J. Lindeberg tropical wool trousers. 31 x 30 Flat front. Another weird choice of lining with lime green.

    ALWAYS CHECK THE "LARGEST" END OF THE TROUSERS RACK. PANTS ARE OFTEN MARKED 46, 48, 50 ETC. THESE ALSO TEND TO BE FROM VERY FINE MANUFACTURERS THAT USE EU SIZING.

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    THRIFT SYNERGY!! I honestly hadn't seen a piece from Nice Collective in a thrift and when Nat posted that awesome overcoat a mere hour before I went out, it was fate that brought these rad trousers to me. Ridiculous amount of detail on these. Snaps, Riri zippers, gusseted crotch, metal side sinch, etc. These do have the widest leg of any SW&D trousers I've ever tried on. That said, there is some strange button and loop near the calf that allows the wearer to narrow the leg slightly, though I think it is more for looks than function. A tiny repair job on the inside of the button placket and a loose thread, but nevertheless I grabbed them for the strange coincidence.

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    Now we're getting a little warmer.

    RG-esqe Etro shirt. Fits slim as usual, so it's not fat dad status, but the embroidery and colors are kind of retch-worthy. Minty.

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    CHERRIES.

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    Why yes, those are recent, matching, pinstriped, double vented, quarter-lined, peak lapel Oxxford suits in Super 100s. 40R. 34W double forward pleated trousers. Oh, and definitely the first orphans I've paired at a thrift. I was feeling the luck after some of the other pieces I pulled first.

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    WOULDJA JUST LOOK AT THOSE NINE OR SO ROWS OF PICK STITCHES ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THOSE LAPELS. HOLY FUCK. HANDMADE, BOYS.
     
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  10. thriftydood

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    Wow, amazing grenadine tie haul.
    T.M. Lewin, Turnbull & Asser, Holliday & Brown for Beretta, Atkinsons for Cable Car Clothiers
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    Thresher & Glenny, Hilditch & Key, Sulka, Henry Poole
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    T.M. Lewin, Harrods for J.C., Austin Reed, Beretta
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    Hilditch & Key, Charles Tyrwhitt, Sulka (with Zegna tipping), Gieves & Hawkes
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    Charles Tyrwhitt, Turnbull & Asser, Sulka x3
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  11. Nataku

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    :slayer: Awesome finds, man! Those Oxxfords are gorgeous! I could be mistaken but I honestly don't think I've found NDG before either. Waiting patiently to pop that cherry.
     
  12. California Dreamer

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    Gents are True Religion sneakers worth anything? I picked up a pair of high-tops that look like they have leather uppers, a sneaker sole and a patterned cloth interior that folds over at the ankle. Pretty clean and in good nick, so I grabbed them on the off-chance. Worth flipping, or re-donate?
     
  13. capnwes

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    Cue Brianpore with LMGTFY link.
     
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  16. SomethingsFishy

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    No pics ATM, but I thrifted two pretty sick MTMs, one of which has 16.5 inch shoulders! Thank you thrift gods! Still gonna need some work before I can wear it, but I actually found a functional jacket!

    The one that will eventually fit me is a blue linen Tom James (English American, amirite?) from their higher end MTM, handwork in good places, functional cuffs and really sick and unique enamelled brass buttons from H&S.

    The other is an orphaned MTM that will make a badass sportcoat for someone. Handsewn pickstitching all over the place and what feels like a 120s+ wool. Before donation, the tags were mostly cut out, but the crisscross pattern around what's left of the inner tag (and the generally fantastic build throughout) leads me to believe it's Adrian Jules.

    Can someone recommend a really good tailor in the Baltimore/DC area?
     
  17. DeadBoy

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    As others have said, Cloak is an awesome pickup. It's a now defunct label by Robert Geller and Alexandre Plokhov, and it has a pretty devoted following. Definitely a collector's item. If you decide to sell, I'm pretty sure there are folks in SW&D with standing orders to buy any Cloak items available, or if you go the eBay route, a high BIN and a teensy bit of patience are your friend.

    Polo jacket's pretty nice too! Great summer pickup.

    Woah... that thing is awesome. Doubt I'd ever be able to pull it off, but I sincerely hope you can and will for a thrift fit.

    Brioni jacket's pretty nice too! Terrible summer pick-up, though.

    Late to the party with this, but kop. And wear it to your initiation to the dark side... what exactly is the dark side?


    Sadly no thrifting for me lately. I'm moving this week, which is eating up all my time. Finally got to go out the other day but I was clearly thrifting in someone's wake... all that was left over had holes or stains. Have been doing some summer sale shopping online though... which, as it turns out, is much more expensive than thrifting.
     
  18. hbkshin

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    Couple of Allen Edmond pick ups. Park Aves and Randolphs in 10.5 AA and 9C respectively.

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    They cost me 7 dollars total. Can anyone remark on their condition? I plan to polish them up before putting them on the bay, but I'm still not quite sure what to look for in thrifted shoes, condition wise. Also a recommended pricing point would be appreciated. Shoes are still new to me.
     
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  19. Brianpore

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  20. California Dreamer

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    Yeah, thanks, always appreciate being patronised.

    Already tried Google and eBay. I see no difference between my query and a host of similar queries in this thread (e.g. copping Gaultier).

    But thanks for your time, and the value-add.
     
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