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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. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Those military battle dress UK pants are awesome
     
  2. thefastlife

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    so guys, a bit off topic but still pertains to thrifting...my tailor has been chastising me lately for bringing in shirts with pleats on the back. saying how hard it is to tailor and how much it costs (would have costed like $30/shirt to tailor to fit me).

    is this typical? or should i find a new tailor?
     
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    This is not typical. My tailor who has a attitude from time to time have been tailoring my pleated shirts and she never complains about that. Maybe it's time to explore other options.
     
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    Some great finds in there, Andro. My favorite thing you posted, though, is that awesome Paul Stuart jacket.

    Maybe the pics don't do justice, but I don't know if I'd call those CT ties infinitely wearable :hide:
     
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    well what about the price. she says that with pleats on the back when she brings the sides in she also needs to alter the back.
     
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    I've always thought of tailors like I think of auto mechanics. Once you find one you like, stick with 'em, and never howl about price.
     
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    Mother of God. That was insane. I literally love just about every piece you picked up. Well done, sir, well done indeed.
     
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    Stumbled on this e-thrifting.

    Dafuq am I looking at?
     
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    He may just be looking out for you and recommending that, if you want a slim fit, you buy shirts without pleats in the first place to save yourself the trouble/cost. If he knew you were paying 5 bucks a shirt and the tailoring cost is worth it to you, he might change his tune.

    If you're having darts added to a shirt that has pleats, he may just think it looks bad, since the darts and pleats are working at cross purposes. I'd agree with that.
     
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    Welp, I'll get lost in the post-Andro shuffle (awesome haul, BTW), but my meager finds. Burned some time in a GW yesterday, got the itch, so went out today.

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    Minty fresh pink striped Gitman Bros (16 neck, so available), 2x recent Zegna, old Dunhill
     
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    yea. i did just move and found this one through yelp. she gets outstanding reviews and has done some work with which i was pleased. but $30+ for tailoring a shirt seems a bit high - pleats or not.
     
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    Anyone remember the page or post for nats camo guide? I gotta save that somewhere on my phone.
     
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    I must say, those are some sexy nutters.
     
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    :laugh: Haha, love it! That is an amazing haul! Well done! I don't think that particular shirt is anything special. I'd say early to mid 70's. Those pants look awesome. Unfortunately I don't know very much when it comes to foreign military stuff. I think someone mentioned they were from the UK. I sold a similar pair of swedish wool military pants that also weighed in close to 47.2 trillion pounds and had a button fly. Got $35-ish I think. Not terribly valuable but very cool nonetheless.
    Here ya go! :) The Camo Guide
    My knowledge is pretty limited to stuff that is either Vietnam era or US camo stuff. I still thought a visual aid might be helpful for those of you who may come across this stuff and wonder if it's worth a pick up. Here are some patterns that are very desirable. HBT camo. Used in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The pattern is strikingly similar to the "duck hunter" pattern used since the end of WWII throughout the 80's for commercial sportswear and hunting clothing. The duck hunter pattern was also used by the ARVN and US Special Forces in Vietnam. The HBT pattern is different though. It is printed on Herringbone Twill cotton. The garments have two sides (reversible); a fall side and a spring/summer side. Very rare and sought after. This pattern was also used to make packs and bags as well. I've only once found a HBT camo piece in my thrifting career and it was this past spring. It was a cover-all suit in near mint condition. It was also taken from my cart when I wasn't looking. :fu: :brick: [​IMG] Mitchell Camo. Super easy to spot but insanely rare. I've never seen any in person before. Developed during Korea. Some leftovers were used early on in Vietnam. [​IMG] Tiger stripe. This can be tricky as it is kind of popular and has been reissued. If it has a green label that looks like this, pass. Also notice how the colors are darker. This is a later issue style that was used by US Special Forces in the 80's. Not very desirable. [​IMG] The good tiger stripe will look like this (brighter colors) [​IMG] [​IMG] And most good ones will not have any markings/tags at all or will have a stamp that looks like this (however there are exceptions): [​IMG] A-M stands for Asian Medium. The US ones will say US-M (for US Medium). ERDL camo. Use started in 1968. This is easier to find than Tiger Stripe, but still is scarce these days. Most were issued standard OD-Green poplin stuff. [​IMG] This is easily mistaken for the modern day Woodland, especially the brown dominant pattern. Notice in the ERDL that the printing was different. The colors are a little more blured together. The Woodland (Shown below) has crisp borders of each color. Woodland is basically worthless. [​IMG] A non camo item worth looking at are Vietnam era jungle pants. They are OD green and made of rip-stop cotton poplin. If you were to get lucky and find any Vietnam era jungle fatigues, you'd likely find a jacket. The pants were usually worn into the ground and trashed so they're pretty scarce. The jackets don't have much demand since there are still a bunch out there but these pants bring in some $$. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you Nat! I really appreaciate this. Its all I have to go by.
     
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    I believe this is 70s-80s era. They're German, actually, atleast every pair I was able to find online while researching was. That blacked out bar is probably hiding a German name. Mine are in minty condition, but they're bid at around $50 right now on the bay.
     
  20. thefastlife

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    Just conditioned those AE's I found last week

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