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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. sthenosall

    sthenosall Well-Known Member

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    I had been in desperate need of at least a half dozen of these. A couple months ago I was in a GW and hadn't found anything, until I walked past the furniture and saw a :slayer:basket of cedar shoe trees, 2$ a pair. I picked up the whole basket. 7 pairs for 14$.
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  2. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Took the afternoon off and hit three thrifts - didn't find anything to purchase at any of them (shakes fist at Spoo), but I did find cash money in a pocket for the 4th time - $12 American, which more than covered my gas.

    Then stopped in a consignment shop I'd never been to - they were clearing everything out - said make an offer, so I did on a couple things for myself (NA). Got this stuff on the super-cheap.

    This red box.

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    Calfskin Ferragamo key chain, NWT from Saks.

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    And this big ol' dusty bag.

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    With toys inside.

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    Canon AE-1 Program body with power winder, 3 Canon lenses, one off-brand macro lens (Soligor?), paperwork / manuals, filters, someone's negatives, etc.

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  3. sthenosall

    sthenosall Well-Known Member

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    I'm continuing with my 10 minutes in a store thread. I think it might be good luck.
    This will have to wait. I just spent 15 minutes toeing to upload photos and nothing was working.
     
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  4. CesarC

    CesarC Senior member

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    Everything available.

    RLX long-sleeve madras-ish sport shirt, XL (in retrospect I don't know why I picked this up)
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    NWT Orvis wrinkle-free FF khakis with comfort-band, size 40 (unhemmed)
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    Boss soft longsleeve shirt w/ MOP buttons, fits like a S, marked M (would keep except for color)
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    ties: Barney made in Italy (maker?) & Chipp2 (anybody know what breed this is? Hans?)
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  5. SomethingsFishy

    SomethingsFishy Senior member

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    Rocking it as usual guys. So I will be in the Boston area in about a week- can anyone give me some tips on good honey holes?
     
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  6. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    German short haired pointer

    http://www.chipp2.com/german-shorthaired-pointer-necktie-p-416.html
     
  7. sthenosall

    sthenosall Well-Known Member

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    lets try this again.
    a great pink J. Crew linen in slim fit medium. don't usually pick up J. Crew but i do when it's linen and it fits perfectly.
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    also picked up this organic cotton patagonia shirt that fit perfectly. great for my occasional hike during the spring and fall when its not too hot or cold.

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    the third shirt i picked up is too big on me but i couldn't leave a Canali behind. 17.5 if anyone is interested. light pink stripes.

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    picked up one pair of shoes. orange boat shoes by Ralph Lauren. don't know about authenticity but they seemed legit. plus they are my size and i love the color. worn just enough that they look broken in but not beat up. right where i want them.
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    also picked up 4 ties. i have questions about two of them.
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    does anyone know anything about Faberge? seems like a quality tie and i've heard the name before. i really just picked it up because i had questions about it and i liked the design.
    second question. anyone know about Carlo Franco unlined 7 folds? seems nice. love the color and will add it to the rotation, just wondering about the quality.
     
  8. hooker4186

    hooker4186 Senior member

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    Pretty decent day today:

    NWT Dunhill Tie
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    Epaulet Shirt for me (heavily darted though so maybe after I drop another 5lbs!) with a bonus pair of silk knots!
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  9. wcl

    wcl Senior member

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    Holy Shit a Carlo Franco. Now there is a blast from the past :slayer:. The history of CF is long and storied. There is probably a thread somewhere that goes into it. The quality was excellent that is for sure ! Edit: BTW the Faberge ties are generally good quality. The Made in USA ones were made by Robert Stewart out of NJ.
     
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  10. rayxlui

    rayxlui Senior member

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    [/URL] [​IMG] does anyone know anything about Faberge? seems like a quality tie and i've heard the name before. i really just picked it up because i had questions about it and i liked the design. second question. anyone know about Carlo Franco unlined 7 folds? seems nice. love the color and will add it to the rotation, just wondering about the quality. [/quote Fabrege is famous for the eggs they made for the Czar of Russia. Well known for their jewelry/silverware/watches/ceramics etc. I would assume their ties are quality as well.
     
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    rayxlui Senior member

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    [/URL] [​IMG] does anyone know anything about Faberge? seems like a quality tie and i've heard the name before. i really just picked it up because i had questions about it and i liked the design. second question. anyone know about Carlo Franco unlined 7 folds? seems nice. love the color and will add it to the rotation, just wondering about the quality. [/quote Fabrege is famous for the eggs they made for the Czar of Russia. Well known for their jewelry/silverware/watches/ceramics etc. I would assume their ties are quality as well.
     
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    capnwes Senior member

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    Bike help needed.

    These parts any good? Huret. Lyotard. Nervar. Weinmann.
     
  13. 46n2

    46n2 Senior member

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    Been lucky with the shoes lately. Minty mint AE McAllisters today SZ 9.5B N/A -Are these vintage based on the footbed? Also some rare minty hockey gloves I couldnt pass up. [​IMG]
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    capnwes Senior member

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    CesarC Senior member

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  16. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    I like J. Crew for my casual clothes, I have several pairs of their flat front chinos which I look magnificent in. I like their linen shirts as well, I could rock that pink it would make my pasty white skin pastier.
     
  17. Rich0116

    Rich0116 Senior member

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    I never post in here because most of the thrifting I do is A) just for me and B) wildly unsuccessful compared to what the hardcore in here find. Most of the good stuff I see is not my size, and I don't really flip, so...

    HOWEVER, today I found something I've never seen before, and I'm hoping someone with more knowledge than I can confirm it's real.

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    That Rubinacci and the Zegna...real?

    Best part is I paid $3 for the Polo, BB, & Zegna and $1.50 for the Rubinacci. :rotflmao:
     
  18. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Senior member

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    Fit pics. The first one, just because, but the last two because I need advice on whether I should bother tailoring them, or just flip.

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    Thrifted suit, JW Nordstrom shirt, Turnbull & Asser tie, and Church's Custom Grade; e-thrifted PS

    Mabro- clearly the torso needs to be taken in, and the pants lengthened. Worth it? I love this suit ...
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Thrifted suit, e-thrifted PS, C&J for Shipton & Heneage shoes awesomely traded w JL3212 :slayer:

    My first Brioni
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    Thrifted suit and japanese scarf PS.
    The Brioni needs serious TLC - tailoring, repairs, replacing many MOP buttons ... but I've been jonesing for a POW pattern suit. Should I put the work in, or are the shoulders too much on me? Or should I post this to the tailors thread?
     
  19. hooker4186

    hooker4186 Senior member

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    ^^^All real. Zegna and the BB are pretty old, and I'm not sure that's the Rubinacci you're looking for. If you're planning on flipping you'll maybe get $10-15 each.
     
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  20. sthenosall

    sthenosall Well-Known Member

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    I passed on at least a dozen Rubinacci ties today. Does anyone want them? I typically ignore them because I don't like the knot they tie. But if people like them then I might have to reconsider.
     
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