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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. SpecialK2k12

    SpecialK2k12 Well-Known Member

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    Found my first Barbour, well sort of. A297 Snap in liner, I spent like an hour looking around the store for the jacket itself but couldn't find it. This is available btw.
    Also a Charles Tyrwhitt shirt, but I don't think anyone really cares about that, but its available too.

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  2. pnutpug

    pnutpug Well-Known Member

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    That must be the one I recall. Nothing to report from GW, but some near misses.
     
  3. futuremyth

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    Big shouts to user Ken P for a perfect-fitting unstructured navy SC. [​IMG] Will get as much use out of it as possible before proper tweed weather hits.
     
  4. marc roberto

    marc roberto Well-Known Member

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    Wow! The gray one on the right that's 275.00 is a KITON if its 95% wool 5% silk. I just found that same one in a Barneys outlet and its awesome. Someone else on this thread found one like that too, and that was also in Marshalls.
    edit: Judging by the tags being the same, I would assume that they are both Kiton. Unless its a store tag that is.
    another edit: I don't think mine was a seven fold though so are you sure that one was? In any case it really looks the same as mine and mine was tagged at 275 too.
     
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  5. MZhammer

    MZhammer Well-Known Member

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    I'll echo what others have said, there are many members here who almost everything they post is headed for eBay (think Wes) but it's the way things are positioned and how they are shown. Wes is a perfect example; he sells almost everything he posts but he doesn't call it out, post prices or make it overt. He posts pictures of genuinely cool finds and doesn't make a big deal about it being available. If Wes or Brianpore started posting London Fog we would be all over them too.

    In contrast, your posts read like advertisements and they are usually of stuff that are mediocre at best and London Fog at worst. There's a high learning curve in this thread and we all get that, which is why many members have tried to subtly and not-so-sublty tell you how to use spoilers etc.

    It's best, when you're new, to really absorb the culture before diving in. I had the same kind of trial by fire when I started (trying to sell a Lanvin licensed SC in feather suede for $150) but I'm too lazy to go back and find it just for illustration.
     
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    As a new guy, and one who learns much better by diving in and fucking up than observing, I kind of disagree, but I do think that if you are going to be new, and fuck up publicly, you've got to be gracious and willing to learn from it.

    Some people just get things better by having their hand slapped a few times. Nothing wrong with that, as long as they realize it and don't get too persnickety when the slappings come. All of this IMHO, obviously.
     
  7. 46n2

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    Found this guy today: 100% Cashmere Houndstooth Burberry. It has a stain though. Any recommendations on how to get it out?? Wash by hand?
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  8. SomethingsFishy

    SomethingsFishy Well-Known Member

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  9. Hoofit

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    Found a couple of nice sets of Trafalgar braces. And the tiniest pair of Crockett and Jones for Polo Ralph Lauren shoes that I've ever seen size 6 b. Not sure if these are womens or kids shoes.
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  10. TheNeedMachine

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    Since you likely do not know the source of the stain, I'd start out with a clean cloth or wad of white paper towels dampened with room temp or cold distilled water - get the spot damp and dab at it to see if any of the stain comes out. You might want to put a ziploc bag or piece of plastic wrap under where you are dabbing so the water doesn't get through onto other parts. I suggest distilled water since it will leave less of a water spot on the inside lining vs. tap water, but it will leave one nonetheless unless you are quick to dry it with a blow dryer. Anyhoo, if you can see the stain coming up onto the cloth/paper towels, keep at it gently and see how far that gets you. If not, I'd try Woolite next, also more or less the same way as above - gently, take your time, might need to go at it a few times. If that doesn't work, my next step is the dry cleaners if it's worth it (and I'd say a 100% cashmere Burberry's is worth it). They never guarantee stain removal but at that point it can't hurt. I've dabbed and Woolited many a sport coat and personally wouldn't try anything more harsh than that, unless it was a tiny spot in which case I'd try Shout or similar.
     
  11. MJMcRibb

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    Anyone every thrift in Birmingham, AL? Was there for work yesterday, hit 4 stores and found nothing. Best things that I saw were a Rubinacci orphan w/ stains and Chester Barrie for Austin Reed SC that would have been beautiful if not for stains and a decent size hole. Did hit 2 stores on my way home from the airport and picked up a few things.

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  12. Fueco

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    Score one for checking the costume aisle...

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    Thx ATL ! I'll try that and see. I have Zout. Too harsh?
     
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    did nobody pay attention to my stain removal post?

    update on that btw, the soak of the gray pants in the wisk led to some dye leakage. i think it was the zanellas, which, interestingly, have given me trouble in the past.

    i might try what atl suggested, but dont expect it to come out until you get more aggressive.
     
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    This forum moves too fast, I remember it but could never find it again. Why don't you add it to your signature so we always no where to get it? That was a good discussion and would be valuable in cases like these.
     
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    Nice, I like the color. Not a fan of the thin ribbon myself, but that is easily (and inexpensively) changed -- or you might disagree with me on ribbons!
     
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    Just one find today.

    Seemingly unworn Dale of Norway - "Vail 1999" quarter zip snowflake sweater.
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  18. Fueco

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    Drool... Want!
     
  19. caseyfud

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    ridin' 'round with that work

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    (Boss, Burberry, Brioni, Barbera, Talbott)
     
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    Beluomo is essentially a contraction of bello uomo that they're using as a brand . You might say "un uomo bello" or bell'uomo.
     
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