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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. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    Gents,

    I'm a succor for patchwork shirts and I came across this one.

    I'm not an expert on robert graham and know they've gone thru a couple of iterations on their logo, but no slogan on this one.

    Is this just one of their early incarnations or a diffusion line product?

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  2. GMMcL

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    Could be. Let's see what I get. At some level, it's a question about how snobby you want to be. Grenadine is desirable because of the texture it adds to a solid color tie. Some wovens are boring. But these seem to have a good deal of visual interest, so I'm not sure I'm going to be all that fussy.
     
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    Wow! These last few pages are some of the best we've seen in a while imho, good job fella's!
    As for me, I had to pick up some fabric swatches for one of my classes, so naturally, I went to the thrift store.
    I've been trying not to pick up stuff that's not for me, unless it's something like the Filson from Saturday. But I couldn't leave this, there are so many kinds of awesomeness going on here.
    Made in England by Bladen, wool herringbone tweed. Triple flap pockets, with half Norfolk belt and action back, topped off with a rust colored windowpane. Size is marked 46, so I'm hoping one of you bigger gent's want's to step up his "English countryside pheasant hunting" game. Get at me.
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    Also picked up this wild print tie for myself, reminds me of those Drake's pocket squares from a few seasons ago.
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  4. sparrow

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    Diffuse line
     
  5. dhazard

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    Some synergy [​IMG] [​IMG] Except mine is for "The Timberdoodle Club"
     
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  6. thefastlife

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    i know it probably depends, but how often is product turned over in GW to make repeat trips worthwhile?

    i usually go 1x/week. for the thrifting veterans, is that too often?
     
  7. Hoofit

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    This past weekend I went to an auction and purchased a few things. My 2nd & 3rd Hermes Items and my first Louis Vuitton.
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    They didn't have much clothing wise but tons of jewelry and watches. Passed on some RLPL ties NWT for $100 each.
     
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  8. gerbilunit

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    i'm no veteran by any means, but I think it truly depends on your local thrifts. if you can find out a general schedule of when they put out new stuff that may help determine when to go and how often to go.

    there are some stores that stock so regularly that i go more often. others not so much. sometimes i'll hit the same store 3-4x a week but i'm sure it varies for everyone. in my area, i feel like some of the items are priced high, so sometimes i only go during the sale days, but thats just me.
     
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    Definitely depends on store. One I go to puts out new stock all day. The more regular you go the easier it is. Will recognize what's been sitting on the rack forever and quickly scoop up new product.
     
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  12. MJMcRibb

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    Found 5 Dunhill suit jackets, 4 have working cuffs[​IMG]
    Found only 1 pair of Dunhill pants [​IMG]
    The jacket that matched the pants was the only one with holes [​IMG]
     
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    Actually it is another Robert Graham label. Sorry.

    Robert Graham, RG and R&G all have the same RN numbers. Personally verified.
     
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  15. capnwes

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    All the ones from each label I have seen were India.

    If you look closely the other label is R&G also...
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    Ditto. This was seriously awesome too see.

    It also makes me want gator/croc anything sooooo bad.
     
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    alright you thristy mofos that pmd me on the paul stuart
    here are your measurements
    21 shoulder to shoulder(but rememeber there is a bunch of fluff inside so it will fit someone smaller) 28 sleeve 28 boc, so you know it matches my measurements exactly but I really have no use for it in the bay area but maybe I will have a clothes museum one day so I should keep it, nah I like mcdonalds too much and this will pay for a bunch of big macs so its still available
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    OH YEAH AND WHOEVER GETS THIS FROM ME HAS TO POST AN ILL FIT PIC
    ALSO WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU BITCHES NO ONE MESSAGED ME ON THE PRL FIREMAN JACKET THOSE THINGS ARE AWESOME AND THIS IS THE COOLEST ON i HAVE SEEN
    OH WELL SPOO WILL HAVE IT COMING HIS WAY
     
  19. COtoKS

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    Anybody have an idea of the possible age of this nwt sweater?

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  20. Nataku

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    ^^^ I'd guess early 70's.

    Thrifted furniture brag.

    I'm broke as a joke right now but still could not pass these up for my downstairs family room. Picked up both pieces for a song. The chair still has the arm rest covers still sealed in the plastic under the seat cushion. Down filled cushions. Both in excellent shape. Both by Lillian August. Had no clue about the maker but could tell they were quality. Looked up retail price online and it looks like I did very well. A comparable sofa retails at $4,000. Comparable chair retails at $2,300.

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