The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Yesterday I picked up a pretty much 'as new' Brooks Brothers ecru oxford button down in my size. A nice pick up as I've wanted to add a few more of these to the closet. Oh, it was 50% off day: $2.
     
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    Best find to date- charcoal Corneliani suit. Super 120s. Jacket was a perfect fit, pants needed to be taken in at the waist. Suit- $12, Alteration- $13.
    Found it at a thrift store I had pretty much given up on and almost refused to shop in anymore {They gave my mom a hassle when she wanted to donate a lot of stuff from my grandfather's basement when he died. They pretty much threw the boxes back in my mom's Jeep and told her they wouldn't be able to sell the stuff.}
     
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    The best I ever found was a couple of E.R. Fisher suits (probably by Samuelsohn) for 14.99CDN. They're kind of like Canada's version of the Andover shop, I suppose. A nice light blue Yves St-Laurent for 11.99CDN. Unfortunately they were all too small for me.

    Last time around I got a few nice ties. Barbera, Canali, and the aforementioned E.R. Fisher for four bucks apiece.

    I'm actually having a bit of a hard time with thrift stores here. I should try and look in different neighborhoods, maybe.
     
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    I picked up a pair of near new Allen Edmond Park Avenues (Black) for my brother-in-law (they were his size) for $30 at the chain thrift store down the street from work. They polished up nice.
     
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    There never seems to be anything at the thrift stores around here. Yesterday there was a Brioni suit, but it was a size 44 and it looked kinda ugly and 80s to me. That is the only time I have ever found anything more than some random polos. Our marshall's isn't much better, the highest price items I ever see are racks and racks of Abercrombie jeans, which is pretty sad.
     
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    I found some really nice stuff yesterday, but it was all fatally flawed. Gieves & Hawkes suit and jacket, a Chester Barrie blazer, and a nice Zegna jacket. Unfortunately they all had too many problems to bother with. Very disappointing.
     
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    Canali Italian-made flat-front wide-wale cords, a perfect fit, $3. Selling on Bluefly for $117 ($295 orginal). Pretty good...
     
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    Found a very gently worn Oxxford Baby Alpaca sport coat at an out of the way church store today; it was a 40R (much too small for me), so I didn't buy it. Out of curiosity, when I got home, I googled "Oxxford Alpaca," and apparently this is a $4000 coat. I most certainly am going back to pick it up.
     
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    Most of them are Borrelli, though there are a few out there without the handstitched buttonholes, not sure who makes those. Great store by the way, I've bought myself some wonderful things at their 70 off clearance sales, and have even been very tempted by a few items at full price. I'm still contemplating a Longhi belt there, worth the $150 IMO.
     
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    I believe Button Down has at least some of its store label shirts made by Borrelli. Â Andrew Harris was selling some a month or two ago. Â They had the tell-tale Borrelli touches, such as clearly hand-attached (sewn) collar.
    Most of them are Borrelli, though there are a few out there without the handstitched buttonholes, not sure who makes those. Great store by the way, I've bought myself some wonderful things at their 70 off clearance sales, and have even been very tempted by a few items at full price. I'm still contemplating a Longhi belt there, worth the $150 IMO.
    thanks for the info andrew. [​IMG]
     
  11. AlanC

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    Nothing terribly special, but picked up a NIP Hathaway blue oxford button down for $5. It will be a good utility shirt. Also grabbed an 'as new' linen Barry Bricken long sleeve casual shirt for $3.25. The shell buttons on this thing are amazing.

    (This was all the way on page 4--slackers, indeed.)
     
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    my first time buying shoes at the thrift store. i am a little wary, but i threw caution to the wind.

    1 pr allen-edmonds Byron in chocolate suede, exc. condition, $19

    1 pr allan-edmonds Austin in black, exc. condition, $19

    and a pair of Bally's 'Marco'. they are as soft as butter, feel like i'm wearing nothing when i put them on. they look very broken-in, but the leather is not scuffed or cracked, just wrinkled. they look like good shoes for loitering in. $9

    i think i'll take them to the cobbler for proper cleaning and sole assessments, and the AE's need a bit of stretching.

    also got a few silk pocket squares (and some 'fancy' scarves for my almost-3-year-old girl to play with), and a double-sided silk/lambswool winter scarf.

    /andrew - having a good friday
     
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    About a year ago, i found a brand, spanking new, not a scuff on them pair of E. Green spectator shoes in a thrift store in Palm Beach for $350. Also, a Kiton 100 percent cashmere sport coat for $600. Unfortunately, the Greens were one size too small, and the Kiton was one size too big. Still, pretty impressive finds, no?
     
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    You gonna wear that Hathaway with an eye patch?

    Bonus points to anyone who gets the reference.
     
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