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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. Dolfan954

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    Just as a heads up, available, is the common term on this thread to let others know you don't plan on keeping the item. Behind the scenes of this thread, the members trade items constantly. Available is just a method of letting others know you don't plan on keeping it for yourself. I do the opposite. Everything I post is available unless I say "not available." I think you will find everyone here is very tight knit and gets along great with each other. We are abrasive to those looking to scoop everything for resale simply because you could potentially be blowing up our stores and ruining our fun, for profit.

    Welcome to the thread. It will really help you dress better for less than you could imagine and inform you on some obscure brands you wouldn't find in a department store but may just end up on your favorite thrift's rack.
     
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  2. Koala-T

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  3. Nataku

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    :lol:

    Here's some pics of today's findings. Also, the wife had a surprise for me when I got home. She was talking to our neighbors next door and they gave her a couple things they thought I'd like. They used to own a antique/gift shop (Round Barn Potting Company for those Minnesota folk on here).

    http://www.roundbarnpottingcompany.com/

    They sold the business and retired several years ago, but the shop is still going strong. They have tons of cool stuff from years of "picking", though. They gave me these cool fabric swatch boards from 1917-1918. The backs that used to have fabric swatch samples (now gone) have some old newspaper clippings glued to them but the fronts are in excellent shape. Very cool graphics.

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    Couple shirts (both keepers unless someone really wants them). Recent J. Crew plaid oxford & cool Rufus D/C shirt. Usually pass on Rufus but this was priced right, mint condition and my size.

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    J. Crew seersucker Ludlow jacket. (keeper).

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    Insane Bamford & Sons velvet (Zegna Cashco fabric) blazer. Side vented. Tons of pick stitching. 44 (available).

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    I usually pass on Burberry ties (unless they are reasonably priced and in the Novacheck pattern) but this was one cheap and a classic design. Wouldn't mind having it in my closet even though I rarely wear ties.

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    CP Company FF casual pants. Euro 48. 32x31 (available)

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    I also scored this awesome vintage Platter Pak for 45's.

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  4. Reigningchamp

    Reigningchamp Senior member

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    Thanks about the Brioni shirts. I haven't been doing too well with shirts so I was curious.
     
  5. Evil Abed

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    One shop, one kill yesterday. Sorry for the shit cellphone imagery.
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    Lucky 4 leaf lining.
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    Oh yeah, matching pants too!
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    Anyone know whose content tag that is?

    I actually passed on its brother, seen on the right below, because it looked as if it had actually been used as a skeet blanket. Plus, those stripes...
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  6. cpmac7

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    JELLY ^^

    I finally got pictures of that 1920s hunting coat.

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    Then found this at a garage sale last weekend. I was told that its trim is real fur and there are bullets still sewn in the arm sleeve. :bigstar:

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  7. Guitar Preacher

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    Killer finds lately but where is rayxlui? His hauls always got me fired but go thrift. Even though my finds were never of the same caliber at the end of the day :)
     
  8. Ken P

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    After a very stressful move this past weekend, I needed to get out for some goodwill therapy. Two stops!

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    Steven Alan Reverse Seam for the ladyfriend
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    What's up for grabs/going to eBay:
    Turnbull and Asser Sea Island Cotton 17.5
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    Collar 17.5
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    Hugo Boss Baldessarini 40
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    Collar 15.75
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    VV Whale Shirt L
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    Truzzi Milano 16.5. Missed the rip on the sleeve in the store- anyone wants to fix it it's theirs for cost+ship
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    Orange Corduroy RG
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    J.Crew Linen Ludlow (Pre-dibsed for Brianpore)
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    AE Grayson in Shell Cordovan 9.5D
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  9. Evil Abed

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    So... Are there any? I haven't actually found any jackets that had them, I love how smart an idea they are.
     
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  10. cpmac7

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    Hahaha I tried to take them out, but they are literally sewn in there. I guess if they needed extra bullets they would cut it out of their jacket? Not really sure how that works..
     
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  11. Evil Abed

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    Are they in the sleeve where you'd put pens? I've read that they basically put casings in the sleeves where the pen's tip would reside, so that if your pen leaked it wouldn't make a mess.
     
  12. cpmac7

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    It is that pocket on the Left bicep, shown in the first picture. I am not sure a pen could fit in there.

    I bet Nataku has an answer to this riddle :D
     
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    Anyone out there wear a size 34x29 trouser? If so, I have a basically new pair of gold colored Zanella pants for you.

    I have to use the camera on my laptop; it's impossible for me to capture the color, but they are gold.

    Note me.

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  14. PointDexter2014

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    This vintage 101 yr old watch can be valued at $200 to upwards of $22,000. I purchased this watch from GW. And will need to have it appraised, serviced, polished.


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    Inside case back: Keystone Watch Case 1506557 J. Boss Extra
    Movement: E. Howard Watch Co. Boston USA 1241446 17 Jewels 3 Pos Pat'd '18
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    Goldtone metal, enameled face. Windup movement. Antique photo attached to inside caseback. Circa 1912 to 1914

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  15. Snoogz

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    That is an awesome watch.
    Keep us updated with what you find out about the value and rarity.
     
  16. GMMcL

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    Oh my lord I want that Madras so hard! And that burnerry tie is very similar to a marinella or some such that one of you dudes sent me. I should read that....
    Oh and the pocket watch is awesome.
     
  17. JL3212

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    I know very little about watches but that looks really cool. Nice find!
     
  18. tben

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    $127.50. Please keep me updated and prove me wrong.
     
  19. Nataku

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    Oh man.....I'm lost for words.... :drool: Also, that thing is worth a good chunk of change. List it right and I can see $300+ easy.
    I'm afraid I can't answer this one as it puzzles me as well. As Evil Abed stated, many times people would insert a pen's tip into a shell casing to contain any ink leakage. Are they actual live rounds or just shells? If they're live rounds, my only guess would be maybe an emergency stash but then why sew them in place? Hmm....
    That is a gorgeous piece!
     
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