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. caseyfud

    caseyfud Senior member

    Messages:
    1,799
    Likes Received:
    3,719
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    

    it was better as a text post.
     
  2. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

    Messages:
    2,827
    Likes Received:
    3,095
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    

    Next week he posts pictures of amazing furniture finds. In two weeks he is kicking shopping carts... Could this be?? Is he?
     
  3. CesarC

    CesarC Senior member

    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2012
    Location:
    greater Philadelphia area
    Wth, I've been running into lots of pinstripe orphans recently. First was the beige Truzzi, then recent navy Canali, then recent-ish Cuccinelli in S150s. All of them felt really nice with bemberg lining, pants nowhere to be found. I almost sadistically hope these were donated because the pants were destroyed somehow, and not that the pants are alone somewhere. Stopped by the SA today after seeing the distribution truck in town at lunchtime, headed straight there. Found some Harris Tweed that I have to measure, and more damn orphans. I wasn't going to even mention it except I found a nice brown/beige pinstripe in my size, 3pc but missing the pants. Sigh. Finally finished shopping for Secret Santa, though, and am finally satisfied with my pickings for that endeavour. Someone will be sent a package very soon...

    P.S. Found a crappy jacket today from what looked like the 70's, but it had Aquascutum written on the lining but not the tags -- thing was polyester and viscose. What?
     
  4. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

    Messages:
    8,389
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Location:
    Land of 10,000 Lakes
    

    Truzzi makes tailored stuff? :puzzled:

    Also, that Cucinelli orphan is definitely worth grabbing, especially if it's Super 150s. It's like Kiton, the label is the main factor. It could be lime green with yellow polka dots and people will still go nuts over it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012
  5. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

    Messages:
    6,180
    Likes Received:
    3,399
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Location:
    Wish I were in Japan right now...
    Watchmen graphic novel! Faq yeah!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

    Messages:
    6,033
    Likes Received:
    2,479
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    

    While I agree with your general point, I have a feeling their standard policy is to process payments by phone. They likely refused so that Wes would just cave and get the service rather than wasting 4+ hours to pay in person. Then he would just pay in person when he picked up the car. Dealerships are all shady as shit...
     
  7. potemkin_city_limits

    potemkin_city_limits Senior member

    Messages:
    1,136
    Likes Received:
    510
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Location:
    Canada
    Its not every day you find a tshirt that is older than you in your size. This was from the Animalize Tour 1984-85. Not available unless someone makes me an offer I cant refuse. Chest measures 19.5" across.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Evil Abed

    Evil Abed Senior member

    Messages:
    826
    Likes Received:
    381
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Location:
    So Cal
    Beatles and Stones vinyl, and found near me????

    [​IMG]
     
  9. tielec01

    tielec01 Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2012
    I think that Watchman comic is a later print yes? The original cover is the smiley face made out of text?

    Cool bag, although my girlfriend bought a coach bag recently and it is cracking slightly already after a couple of months.
     
  10. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

    Messages:
    9,228
    Likes Received:
    13,068
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Location:
    The Gentleman Cave
    Lol, if that was a size larger, I would definitely golf in it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012
  11. catside

    catside Senior member

    Messages:
    1,525
    Likes Received:
    538
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    For me
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Breaks in my don't buy if it does not fit policy; for trade:
    16 Press
    [​IMG]
    VTG Medium chambray, USA
    [​IMG]
    VTG Medium Icelandic
    [​IMG]
    US made Dexter 8.5 pebblegrain longwings with rubber soles.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Shiny

    Shiny Senior member

    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    85
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Location:
    Hollywood for Ugly People
    

    Same in DC. However, I think the SoCal thrift prices may be double from ours :eek:

    Wearing these Bally shortwings today that Eazy hooked me up on. Got them Monday, wearing them for the 1st time. Fit great:

    [​IMG]

    Thanks, man.
     
  13. acosbysweater

    acosbysweater Senior member

    Messages:
    667
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Dude, you're buying this stuff at thrift prices. Take a chance on the unknown, just like we all have done. I was standing there in line scrupulously inspecting some Gucci croc loafers for imperfections rather than throwing $10 at the clerk. Live and learn, then get that money.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012
  14. CesarC

    CesarC Senior member

    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2012
    Location:
    greater Philadelphia area
    I was surprised, too, about the Truzzi. That was a couple months ago, not long after I discovered SF and this thread, when I found the AE lizard skin loafers I think. When I went back to see if I found matching pants for the Truzzi, it was gone. Thing was gorgeous in S110s, and kind of fit... [meepish] Oh, and there was another pinstripe orphan in the same size that I found at the same time, and when I went hunting for the Truzzi pants later I found matching pants for the other pinstripe -- I seriously hope I didn't miss out on what is for me a grail find at $17.

    Good to know about the Cucinelli, will go back for it ASAP. Thanks!

     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012
  15. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

    Messages:
    1,637
    Likes Received:
    4,569
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2012
    Perhaps later I'll go to Neiman Marcus and get me some GM-H "thrift" pics, but in the meantime, my lowly finds:

    AE Maxfield, 10 EEE with rubber half-soles. Available

    [​IMG]


    US Made LL Bean duck boots, 9 ladies M. Possibly available.

    [​IMG][​IMG]


    NWT PRL button down. Not available right now.

    [​IMG]


    Also picked up a staple Zegna white shirt and a striped Lacoste dress shirt, but both are getting the treatment right now.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by