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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. sparrow

    sparrow Senior member

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    Mabitex !
    What's the 50 due?

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    Their current version in 2 or 3 button retails for $649. A later version of that one is my first thrifted item this summer at myrtle beach. I plan to sell it but I've been wearing it.
     
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    They do a lot of work beyond clothing the poor. The train disabled workers and a bunch more.

    Most buyers I see aren't destitute. I believe most of the GW stores are now individually owned and run as franchises and the owners kick back a % plus a fee. Basically they do this because it gives them more stores faster than they could build them. Their take is actually more as well.

    For example, The owner of my local stores will not take credit or debit cards. Cash or check.

    They also ship a bunch of stuff that doesn't sell to recycle the fabric or bundle stuff that's usable but with flaws to overseas charities for 3rd world poor. So ultimately, the savanne slacks will find their way to Africa or New Guinea, while all the Harris tweed finds it's way to central PA.
     
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    Size in italian - 52.
     
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    Coming soon to a Spoo near you :slayer:
     
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    Found one of my grails...

    Fabiano hiking boots with nailed soles!

    Pics at 11:00...
     
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    wish I had time to take pics of all of the ridiculous stuff I've been finding...
     
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    SPOO, I need your help on this one!!! Fake?

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    There's a post on Norman Hilton on AAAC. Bottom line, he was a well respected make who also made some store brands. After his son nick took over, the reports are as good. I think it was Alex kabbaz Who posted the article. Knew the family.
     
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    Nope, ordered same day as posting.


    Crap - meant to quote that brown face Omega - that's one beautiful vintage watch!


    Lulu - are they known for not having tags or being easy to remove? I can't find a tag or where a tag should be. Fits XL minty condition.
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    People almost always remove the labels becuase they are really long and start to curl up after a certain amount of washes. Lulu caught onto this and have been printing the size in a small silver circle about the size of a pencil eraser hidden somewhere on the jacket. Common places are on the reverse side of a hem, inside a pocket, etc. Also, PM sent. :)
     
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    Is this what I'm looking for?
    Anything special
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    You made those look way better than I ever would have.
     
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    Sorry for the spammy posting from the store earlier, here's what I ended up with:

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    Massimo Bizzocchi tie, I've never seen the buttonhole on the loop before...

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    Standard white french cuff Zegna, and Borrelli from Louis Boston in purple.
     
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    Sadly no. That is Woodland camo, very common. Used from 1981-present. You want ERDL which is very similar, but used from 1968-1978. There are two versions of ERDL; green dominant which looks lime green and brown dominant. Green dominant was used from 68-70 and can easily be spotted from afar. Brown dominant was used from 70-77 and is a bit harder to tell apart from modern woodland unless you look up close. You can see up close that the edge of the back blotches are more blurred on the ERDL camo. Woodland has sharper border lines, if that makes sense. [​IMG] Also, the good stuff will have a white label like shown below. The green label w/ black text like the one you found started in the early 90's. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the comments.... The more I post the easier it gets, here are my finds today!

    Non-SF approved (but still awesome) Ben Sherman Topcoat w/felt lining, ticket/hacking pockets
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    Women's Faconnable w/Loro Piana Storm System overcoat

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    NWT Brooks sweater

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    Awesome vintage (???) 100% Alpaca zip sweater

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    Weird cufflinks (appear to be laquered wood)

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