The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. DenimDan

    DenimDan Well-Known Member

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    Nothing too impressive but I found some mint heritage fit Penguin Polos and a nice Corduroy Dior jacket recently.
     
  2. Trapp

    Trapp Senior member

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    I found some nice things at a local thrift yesterday but the prices were jacked. Very nice cream colored Lanvin sport coat with lots of hand work, but $30. Navy RL pima cotton sweater in my size and in good shape, but $15. Navy Asquatum suit, but $30 (and slacks had some fraying along one pocket edge that didn't take a repair). Nail head Norman Hilton suit with tiny mothhole on sleave, but $30. Had to say no on everything.
     
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    idfnl Senior member

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    Bought these tie for $1.50 each...

    Were they a good buy?

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    Nope. The PC is ok, but the other tie is worthless.
     
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    idfnl Senior member

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    I went for the first time actually today.

    Went to 2 thrift stores. One had some nice blazers that were either too big or too small, and I got the hit at the next one.

    Sometimes it's just luck. I'd try to avoid the teenage hipster "thrift" stores and go to goodwill, or older thrift stores attached to charities. Wealthier people getting rid of nice things want that tax write off.


    95% of thrifts are linked charities behind the scenes, most though, are for profit businesses. Its quite a racket if you research it.
     
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    I passed up some brand new Florisheim Imperial brown wingtips in a size 8.5 for $30. Do you think I should have bought them for resale?
     
  6. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    I passed up some brand new Florisheim Imperial brown wingtips in a size 8.5 for $30. Do you think I should have bought them for resale?

    If they are vintage V-cleat longwings, yes. Otherwise, no.
     
  7. vinasity

    vinasity Senior member

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    If they are vintage V-cleat longwings, yes. Otherwise, no.
    I decided to go back and buy them, what do you think? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    mystillwater Senior member

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    hot shit!!! wow. those are great!!
     
  9. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I decided to go back and buy them, what do you think?

    Wise decision: An iconic American shoe.
     
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    amerikajinda Senior member

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    I decided to go back and buy them, what do you think?

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    Great condition!!
     
  11. Exit English

    Exit English Senior member

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    I decided to go back and buy them, what do you think?

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    Christ if those were my size I would have bought them off you right away.
     
  12. vinasity

    vinasity Senior member

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    Christ if those were my size I would have bought them off you right away.

    I wish they were my size too or I would keep them.
     
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    Orgetorix Senior member

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    ^ Gawjus longwings. You have chosen...wisely. [​IMG]
     
  14. tonylumpkin

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    I decided to go back and buy them, what do you think?

    I think you're damned lucky they were still there![​IMG]
     
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    tsaltzma Senior member

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    Today...was...AWESOME!

    #1 - Ghurka expediter for $7. It's black, and a little rough. It needs reconditioning, and the double layered leather at the seams has worn through in a couple spots. I would have preferred a brown one, but it's a Ghurka. [​IMG]

    #2 - Florsheim burgundy Shell longwings. Does the sizing run different on these? I was bummed at first because I wear a 9.5 in the calf longwings, but I tried these on and they fit. I compared the two when I got home and they are almost the exact same size(within a couple millimeters).

    Additionally I picked up two pair of BB pants, a LL Bean ranger belt, a jcrew glenplaid vest, and a BNIB XFX 640mb Geforce 8800gts for $30.
     
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