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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. LeSacre

    LeSacre Senior member

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    Ferragamo, Ermenegildo Zegna

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    Went back to the place that had the Hobers/EG Cappelli and another Hobers was put out

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    BBGF, Canali Flannel, Turnbull & Asser, Hilditch & Key

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    PRL Cardigan w Big MOP Buttons, PRL Hand Knit Fair Isle

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  2. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    How many of you guys hit up estate sales. I've been considering it lately, but haven't pulled the trigger.
     
  3. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Cardinale, seemingly hand made, blue blazer, dual vent. Patch pockets x2

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    Pics soon...ish.
     
  4. SpecialK2k12

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    I do, but its mostly for non-clothes stuff in all honesty. All the ones I've been to have been pretty bad for men's clothing. I have to say though that there are usually cufflinks, but not too much else. If you have the time and want to look at other stuff then go for it, if not I would pass. It's worth looking at estatesales.net and estatesales.org in addition to craigslist for them if you are interested.
     
  5. My Main Man

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    Are all Bally's a thing? Found these tonight.

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    Are these womens? Didn't seem like it until I looked at the photo.
     
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  6. staxringold

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    Truth. I know it's small potatoes, but I found my first Sulka on a day after a state-shutting-down level snow storm.
     
  7. DeadBoy

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    Yeah their stuff is mostly awful and rather Ed Hardy-ish, aesthetic-wise. I picked these up because they were nice, slim herringbone wool pants in my size, something I'd been looking for for a while. I wouldn't suggest picking up anything by them as a rule though.
     
  8. My Main Man

    My Main Man Senior member

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    Also, any reason to think this isn't legit? Tag seems a little crooked but it's also stretched slightly:

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    Ps-sorry for no spoilers. Posting from phone and can't get the HTML right for some reason.
     
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  9. TheNeedMachine

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    Doesn't cost anything to "pull the trigger" and go to an estate sale...I go to maybe 6 or 7 a year only because I've scored well 2 or 3 times in the past, but they are a waste of time for the most part and I only go to sales that look really interesting. "Living estate sales" should be avoided as they are glorified moving / garage sales. Estate sales put on by a company are almost always at or above full retail, then they pull the nicer items out on the final "half off" day...on top of that, they will move items from last week's sale to next week's sale of an entirely different estate. Pretty much a racket unless it's a true old-timey estate sale, in my personal experience. I've found much better deals at regular old garage sales. That said - as mentioned, I have done really well a few times on items the sellers had no idea about and neither did I - just rolled the dice and got lucky. If you've nothing better to do, go check a few out! I also like going to live auctions when I'm out of town in podunkville - never know what will come up and they can be crazy fun.
     
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    it has to drop to less than -13F (-25C) for it to be much of a deterrent here
     
  11. txwoodworker

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    Yup - Rich college towns are great, kids take their SWnD stuff to consignments to get $4 beer money for $200 jeans their parents bought them. Just have to know where the kids all go. I do.
    here, when it gets over 105. I was at a SA this summer when the AC had gone out. But it was half price day and I wasn't going to miss it!

    Those are GREAT. My first shells were Hanovers just a couple weeks ago. My second were Aldens, so just keep your eyes open.

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    Valentino, first time I've seen solid cast brass buttons on anything. Very dated coat though and not in perfect shape, may harvest...
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  12. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored

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    Its a fake, Pal.
     
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  13. txwoodworker

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    Bummer. Still has price tag and recently purchased, so I get to return it to Savers. Could be worse.
    Thanks-
     
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    Is this 7 fold?
     
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  15. Nataku

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    Pfffff, I wish it were like this in Minnesota. Trekked out last year during a snow/ice storm. Roads were terrible. What usually is a 30 min drive took 1 1/2 hrs. Tons of accidents and clogged up freeways due to snow/ice and accidents. Got to my first stop to find half the city there at the Goodwill. Everyone must have taken the day off from work to go thrifting. -25 f air temp maybe? Nope, might as well be 75 and sunny. Everyone's still out like it's a regular day. :brick:
     
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    Hell, even I was out thrifting in Minneapolis at -10 last winter when I visited...
     
  17. Harvitz81

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    Need advice on this -

    Was out thrifting this evening and passed up on a NWT Peruvian Link 100% alpaca sweater. Kop or not at $30?

    May head back tomorrow as it did fit me, but weather too warm here in northern Cali for it. Saw it as store was closing and was too indecisive.
     
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    First of all, what or who in their right mind would want to be rescued from being crammed up against a smokey, piss-stained old suit? If you find the right one, you'll never have to work another day in your life. Giambattista himself couldn't tear me away, even if he offered me a spot in back of his cashmere-laden cart. Second, nice pic. I like the Romper Stomper hems on those jeans. Finally, let's just be clear: I didn't start a flame war with 'Tex - I ended it. Keep those fit pics comin' boys!
     
  19. Friskydingo

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    Finally getting some good use out of the ignore button.
     
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  20. SomethingsFishy

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