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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. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    80K countdown.... Won't have time for pics of yesterday's haul until tomorrow. For the moment, I leave you with this. [​IMG]
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    Drink Good Beer.
     
  3. Orgetorix

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    GMMcL, I'm going to cry with envy a little bit every time you wear that jacket. The chesterfield covert coat (FTFY) is awesome, too.
     
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    Heh, same store where I ran into one of you a month ago (damaged oxxford) there's a guy loudly discussing flipping on his phone. Knew a lot of names but sounded... I dunno not on point about it. Clothes were a similar sort to a month ago too. great BBGF SC in my size.... But big hole in the arm. 4 staple blue Paul Stuart's.... All with dmg and super small to boot. Coule more to go, wanna find something as its been a while
     
  5. FaceOfBoh

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    Cross-posted to Vintage thread.

    My wife's friend sent this on to me. The first half is some guying getting a bespoke suit made but the second half (at about the 25 min mark) is an old Jewish cutter from NYC and his time in the trade before and after WWII, mostly serving entertainers. Really fascinating. MTM suits were $21.50 and then charges went up from there for extras (pick stitching, silk thread button holes, etc).

    http://www.cbc.ca/livingoutloud/index.html
    The episode is called Men of the Cloth.
     
  6. silverwarebandit

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    @capnwes I wanna hang out sometime

    I dropped off a lot of vintage knit ties that I won off eBay two or three years ago. I don't think I ever wore them, so it was time for them to go. Trade in wound up being equal to a waxed CP company jacket :)

    Uploader isn't working... Pics to come.
     
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    Hoping to orchestrate a Chicago business/pleasure trip in the next year.
     
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    Just don't drive in the Chicago river - it's only recently been upgraded from toxic.
     
  9. GMMcL

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    Just googled a chesterfield and now understand the correction. I hadn't appreciated that a true chesterfield was so specific a thing. As always, Org, I've learned something new and interesting from you.

    As for the jacket, thanks and iknowbroiknow. Some qualified good news: Based on my calculations of several factors, including just how much my closet overfloweth with tweed and fall/winter SCs, I could conceivably only torture you with that jacket one or two more times this season.
     
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    Such a great jacket.
     
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    I copped it off of Vente Privee's recent LVC sale for $189 shipped. Not the best price but I got the last Medium!!! [​IMG] Winter coat, CHECK!
     
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    Well, she's not a big fan of the expressionist art...Errr, or whatever you call it. Also, the name on the piece had an extra "h"...[​IMG] Oh well! I'm going to hang it up anyways! Thanks, again!!!
     
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    Oh...she doesn't have an H in her name? Shit, man. Now I just feel like a dick. No wonder she doesn't like it.
     
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  14. Snoogz

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    Thrifted my first shell shoes!
    Might be goin to Japan, 7.5c...well see.
     
  15. hbkshin

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    Picked up some Ferragamo Loafers that are 7.5D. Won't even fit my girlfriend
     
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    Gents, excellence in this thread as usual. I will try to post some of my finds soon and get back to those people that have been waiting for PMs from me for a long time (sorry!)

    But I thought I'd share a message I got from one of my customers. I've been under an incredible amount of stress lately and this really made my day:

    "My father had a jacket from Willis & Geiger, which I believe he bought it in late 1930s, early 1940. It was dark brown. When I told him I was leaving the country (Cuba) because the new regime of Castro and coming to the US, he gave me the jacket. Two days before my departure, member of the Cuban government came to my house to reposes all my belongings except, 2 shirts, 2 pair of underwear 2 pair of socks and two slacks. Even when I claimed that I needed the jacket in winters in the US, they told me I could buy another, knowing that no one was allowed to take even $ 1.00 out of the country. Now having this jacket is in a way a memory to my father. By the way, I'm 75 years old. Thank you for giving me this possibility."

    :)
     
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    Can't remember how to work this. The spoiler function is giving me troubles. First time I've been out in 3 months. I picked up seajens RLPL haul scraps.

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    And then I found this!

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