The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Exit English

    Exit English Senior member

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    I found a nice yellow scarf and a red knit tie today at a vintage store for $5 each. Not bad. [​IMG]
     


  2. Trapp

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    epic vinyl haul. The thing is, it wasn't just some kids collection of the popular stuff, there are some rare singles and more off the beaten path LPs in this mix. it looks like some hip hop lover's girlfriend got pissed and donated his collection.

    sounds like you've been reading nick hornby...

    nice one.
     


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    anybody know anything about Hardy Aimes? i found a few nice ties from this label and i'm wondering where they rank quality wise. they appear to be of high quality.

    They are ok, middle of the road stuff.
     


  4. mainy

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    gotta love everything you can fit in a bag for 5 dollar day

    burberry trench w/ wool lining
    almost unworn recent hickey freeman suit (feels like super 120's, awesome)
    brioni silk shirt
    vintage shell cordovan wingtips w/ brand new heels
    nwot burberry london tie
    hermes tie
    brioni tie
    skinny robert talbot raw silk tie
    nwt brooks brothers tie
    vintage brooks rep tie
    corneliani for ralph lauren basically unworn wool slacks

    not pictured: turnbull & asser shirt, canali jacket, some other misc. good day
     


  5. xchen

    xchen Senior member

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    passed on a BB repp tie the other day. Kicking myself. It's gone now.

    Todays haul:
    AE Chester in burgundy
    J&M Optima black captoes (going on eBay)
    2 cheap web type belts with brass buckles
     


  6. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    No! If the Jedi Master of Thrifting is giving up then there is no hope for the rest of us. Think of the Brioni's from the church sale. Think of that Kiton you almost snagged. Think of all of the RLPL's, Anderson & Sheppards, and Rubinacci's just waiting to be discovered!


    Indeed. I shall press on as always and hope for the best!
     


  7. mco543

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    I found a gigantic, heavy Ikepod Tourbillon watch today (not sure of the authenticity but it does seem quite nice, figured it was worth the chance) at the same hell hole that gave up the Kiton jacket i posted last week. It works but unfortunately 1 of the hands has come loose and needs to be repaired.

    I actually take it back the place isnt a hell hole anymore. The last month or so they actually made an effort to organize things and make the place not stink.

    edit: Forgot i also found a tie and suit made by a company called "Count Brioni" that were both 100% Polyester.
     


  8. AlanC

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    ^They actually had a guy sweeping at a local shop last week. I was amazed!
     


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    Found these today, new and unworn:


    Nice, those are great! Decent shoes seem to be the the hardest to find. I've been looking for chukkas for a year with no luck, thanks for the inspiration. [​IMG]
     


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    gotta love everything you can fit in a bag for 5 dollar day

    burberry trench w/ wool lining
    almost unworn recent hickey freeman suit (feels like super 120's, awesome)
    brioni silk shirt
    vintage shell cordovan wingtips w/ brand new heels
    nwot burberry london tie
    hermes tie
    brioni tie
    skinny robert talbot raw silk tie
    nwt brooks brothers tie
    vintage brooks rep tie
    corneliani for ralph lauren basically unworn wool slacks

    not pictured: turnbull & asser shirt, canali jacket, some other misc. good day

    Wow super nice finds and a super great deal to boot!
     


  11. AlanC

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    ^Yeah, great haul. I guess I know one thrift store I won't bother visiting for awhile...
     


  12. mainy

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    ^Yeah, great haul. I guess I know one thrift store I won't bother visiting for awhile...

    I think I would trade all that stuff for the Aldens you found! Seriously, 10 bucks? Seems like any time I find a decent pair of new shoes (which is fairly common) they always want 20-30... which at a thrift store makes me feel like I'm getting robbed at gunpoint [​IMG]
     


  13. Nataku

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    Hell, I'd be thrilled to find a decent pair of shoes at a thrift at any price! That's the only part of my wardrobe that is seriously lacking because people just don't donate nice shoes around here for some reason. I don't really understand it, they'll donate 12 recent Brioni suits and sportcoats, but won't donate one of their pairs of EGs or C&Js?
     


  14. ChadHahn

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    I found a gigantic, heavy Ikepod Tourbillon watch today (not sure of the authenticity but it does seem quite nice, figured it was worth the chance) at the same hell hole that gave up the Kiton jacket i posted last week. It works but unfortunately 1 of the hands has come loose and needs to be repaired.

    Most of the Tourbillon watches you see about are fake. Around here the pawnshops are filled with them. If you go to the fake watch sites you can find lots of them with the little window and the gear in it.

    Chad
     


  15. otc

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    Hell, I'd be thrilled to find a decent pair of shoes at a thrift at any price! That's the only part of my wardrobe that is seriously lacking because people just don't donate nice shoes around here for some reason. I don't really understand it, they'll donate 12 recent Brioni suits and sportcoats, but won't donate one of their pairs of EGs or C&Js?

    I don't think nice shoes mix well with the amount of salt thrown down on the roads in the twin cities...maybe people just aren't buying them and if they are buying them they are either destroying them beyond reasonable donation or wearing them so infrequently that they stay nice forever and never get donated.
     


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