The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Won them on ebay last night. They're coming from Idaho, I believe. Probably won't see them until I'm back in January.

    Sounds like they may be a large 9.5, so they may not fit. If they don't fit, they'll go up on buying and selling.
     


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    Nice find. I was hoping they were from some obscure catalog you had found. For that price, in an interesting pebble grain, you cannot go too far wrong if they fit.
     


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    Wow Chorse, those are really great looking casual boots. Even better price.

    Too bad that the Cole Haan of today is so lackluster in terms of quality and styling.

    My pair of black Park Avenues arrived yesterday. Mint condition, look to have been worn about 10 times or so. Pretty good considering I won them for around $40!
     


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    I picked up a Sartoriale.it suit BNWT for ~C$400 on eBay. Beautiful charcoal flannel with light grey windowpane. Lots of handpicking, full canvas, curtained trousers, working buttons. Fit like a charm. Same suit was in a a men's shop near work for C$3200. Woo Hoo! [​IMG]
     


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    Just won this auction on eBay . . . doublebreasted seersucker by Saint Andrews for Bergdorfs. I spoke with the seller, measurements seemed to fit and its supposedly in excellent condition . . . we'll see! I couldn't bring myself to purchase a seersucker at full price, for something I will probably wear sparingly in the summer . . . but at this price, I couldn't refuse [​IMG]

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...8103&rd=1&rd=1
     


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    Nice score! I saw that, and it's pretty damn cool. Only thing that would hold me back is the ventless jacket. Of course at that price you could throw out the jacket and you could still have a decent deal.
     


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    Chorse,
    Thanks! You know, the ventless thing initially turned me off as well, but I actually have a Chester Barrie doublebreasted ventless suit, and I think the ventless works for me. At the very least, I'm no longer vehemently opposed to the idea.I used to be strictly vents, but have become less so after reading countless discussions on the subject here. Also, like you said, for $70 I'm willing to experiment!

    So tell me, what shoes?
     


  8. j

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    Last week in Pacific Grove, CA I picked up an Oxxford Onwentsia plain navy suit in 42 which will appear in buying/selling at some point.

    Today I picked up a tan London Fog walking coat/raincoat in tan for $15 for myself, and also a really, really nice Loro Piana Storm System for Nordstrom coat in 42L which will be up for sale as well.
     


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    First post on a great forum. Not too much in the way of thrift in montana, but I managed to pick up a YSL navy blazer for $12, and a robert talbott royal navy engineers regimental for 87 cents.
     


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    A Zegna Su Misura sport coat made for the WWF's Vince McMahon.

    It was sold by Richard's of Greenwich, CT. Wikipedia says he lives in Greenwich.

    Wikipedia also says he's about 6'2'' and 250, while I am 5'8'' and 160, so either it will need some alteration (anyone recommend a NYC tailor that can turn an eu 62 into an eu 50?) or else, to ebay.
     


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    I stopped by a Goodwill on the way home from work today, and was just kind of thumbing through the rack of suits when I suddenly came across a Gieves & Hawkes!! I literally let out a three-word string of expletives (thankfully nobody was close enough to hear). I grabbed the suit and quickly made my way to the dressing room... hung it up and just sort of studied it for a bit in awe... such a beautiful charcoal gray color... gorgeous fabric... bemberg lining... a definite silhouette with a pronounced taper at the waist... a true piece of art. Pick stitching around the lapels, etc. etc. etc. But imagine my horror when I opened it up to examine the hand stitching around the shoulders -- and saw that the armpits had yellow stains![​IMG] Noooooooo!! My joy immediately turned to disappointment when I realized that, alas, I would not be the proud owner of a Gieves & Hawkes suit for a mere $24.98... I bought some books instead, but I still felt vaguely empty as I got back in my car and drove the rest of the way home...[​IMG]
     


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    But imagine my horror when I opened it up to examine the hand stitching around the shoulders -- and saw that the armpits had yellow stains![​IMG] Noooooooo!! My joy immediately turned to disappointment when I realized that, alas, I would not be the proud owner of a Gieves & Hawkes suit for a mere $24.98.

    Disappointing, but having it relined wouldn't be that expensive. If you like the suit, and it's in great condition otherwise you might consider it.

    Was it RTW or bespoke?
     


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    A Zegna Su Misura sport coat made for the WWF's Vince McMahon.

    It was sold by Richard's of Greenwich, CT. Wikipedia says he lives in Greenwich.

    Wikipedia also says he's about 6'2'' and 250, while I am 5'8'' and 160, so either it will need some alteration (anyone recommend a NYC tailor that can turn an eu 62 into an eu 50?) or else, to ebay.


    I'll take it. [​IMG] Vince is indeed a big boy.
     


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    Disappointing, but having it relined wouldn't be that expensive. If you like the suit, and it's in great condition otherwise you might consider it. Was it RTW or bespoke?
    I believe it was be'spoke... Well, the thought of relining it immediately crossed my mind... that is, until I peaked gingerly inside the pants... and realized that "Mr. Sweats Too Much/Doesn't Believe in T-Shirts" also had a... bladder-control problem...[​IMG]
     


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    ^ Ah. Well, then, too bad.

    G&H Bespoke suit: RIP.
     


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