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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. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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  2. thefastlife

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    do you guys go to Thrift Stores or Goodwill?

    went to Goodwill for the first time today and grabbed these 3 for $5/each. how did I do?

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  3. SpooPoker

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    In the field and I love when intuition is right.

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  4. thefastlife

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    where did you get those ^


    i need to find more thrifting places.
     
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    Hey dudes, I know this isn't the usual post, but if anyone has had a bad experience with an eBay guy with the username "shopping1449" or the name Christian Cinque, drop me a line. A coworker is having problems with this douchebag.
     
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    Tag says Savers.
     
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    ah, OK. never heard of it. just looked it up, there's one 45 minutes away in long island.

    are they typically worth the ride out there?
     
  8. hooker4186

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    Well, Spoo just pulled two Hermes out of one.
     
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    Billy Ocean put out a bunch of great stuff in the 80's. I'm biased though, because I have a hard on for New Wave and 80's pop in general. Actually, the only thing I picked up today was this:
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    Most of you will remember this one, one of the quintessential songs of the 80's.



    You can thank me for this later. :devil:


    And yes, I do need some new speakers, hit me up when you are coming to town! :nodding:
     
  10. thefastlife

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    saw these two, but didn't get them.

    burberry suit, $69.99

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    and a few custom made suits. about $40 each.

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    also this tag on a blazer for $20

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    if these are rare and/or worth the price i'll go back. thoughts?
     
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    Almost forgot, I picked up my first branded Loro Piana anything yesterday. It's cashmere long sleeve pull over. Sadly, just a little too big.
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    I'm not sure why some of my pictures are sideways. Sorry about that!
     
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    Yeah, probably not worth the ride out there today. :D
     
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    Scrolling down doesn't bug me so I don't really care, but you're about to catch a shit storm from some of these guys. I'll say it first and try and be nice about it: read the thread. Literally the whole thing. It might take a couple weeks, but you'll be better off for it. Yes, you're gonna end up buying the wrong Dior, Lanvin, and Burberry and blowing $28. But it's a learning experience if you truly want the be a part of this community. We've all been through it. Just don't be the London Fog guy from a couple months ago posting the ridiculous salesy posts.

    Edit: Don't buy any suit for $60 at thrift prices unless you're 100% sure it's worth it.
     
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    I was new too and I made the exact same mistakes you did so lemme help out.

    Read through the thread, as stevenkmason pointed out. It's a wealth of brand information and tells you exactly what you should look out for. I'll say this again like I said in the Buy N Sell thread - If you're buying to flip on e-Bay, don't automatically purchase what SpooPoker purchases. I still -STILL- get antsy when I see a Bert Pulitzer tie thinking "What if..." but the Luxeswap Thread has Spoo's postings and it's also a wealth of information on brands.

    On "Is it worth the drive" in my experience, any thrift store can be a treasure. I've been to some shady places that netted me a 100% Vicuna Overcoat and such. Rarely have I been disappointed. I've driven to every thrift store on the internet in the Dallas Area, no joke. I've driven 300+ miles to different Texas cities. It's like a little vacation.
     
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    thanks all for the insight. did i at least do OK with the hickey freeman dress shirts?


    i've started reading through this as well. appreciated.
     
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    Crockett & Jones Trafford
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    Church's custom grade legate
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    Nice shooz and very nice pics. You just put them on the projection screen and bounce the flash off the ceiling?
     
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    Some finds for the week:

    Don't know much about Paul and Shark but I picked up this yachting hooded jacket. It's a size medium, made in Italy and fits me pretty well but I'm a little on the fence about the color. I wore it today and felt like the Gorton's fisherman or Walter White cooking meth. I guess both of those things are fine though. Does anyone else know a little bit more about this jacket, I didn't find any tags inside. If someone is interested in this jacket pm me, it could be available.

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    What is this leather loop for? I'm guessing something to do with yachting.

    I read the forum after I came back from goodwill today and I also took a look at the records.
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    I thought The Paul McCartney LP might have been worth something, but my friend who buys and sells records informed me it wasn't anything special. It came with a pretty awesome poster though.
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    Even though Fred Perry might not be SF approved, as an adult punk I was excited to find it.
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  20. Duke63

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    Found some pants today..

    Flannel Zanellas 35
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    Zanellas 34
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    Another Flannel Zanella 36
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    More Zanella 34
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    Flannel flat front Canali 40
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