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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. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    I do appreciate that aspect of this thread, but I think I have some of the most fun with this shopping/thrifting when I come across something like this, look it up, learn something a bit more "intimately" vs. asking and getting an instant answer...sort of like "is this the good XYZ brand?" and you get an answer but don't really remember what it was the next time you see that label in the field.

    Along these lines, I have a Borsalino wide-brimmed fedora that needs cleaning and for the life of me I can't find a place that cleans felt hats. Google tells me how to do it myself, but doesn't bring up any businesses that do it. ergh.
    EDIT: just found what seems like a list of hat renovators - gonna try DelMonico in CT I think...
     
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  2. staxringold

    staxringold Senior member

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  3. SCoNE

    SCoNE Senior member

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    Yes, obviously Turkish; was using oriental as a bit of a generic term; is there something more appropriate? And thanks for the heads up on the Silk; obviously says that too. Not sure this was thrift priced but love it anyway!
     
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  4. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Not really anything much better, I suppose. Just Turkish was more specific.
     
  5. staxringold

    staxringold Senior member

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    Almost missed this, first time winning anything in a while, thanks!
     
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  7. txwoodworker

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    Wait, what? What year are those from? It seems practically impossible.

    Found this beauty today, along with a few other great items, real pics tomorrow.
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    Embossed horn butttons, 2btn, dual vent, chocolate brown, unstructured, really, really nice.
    Yeah, "broke the fast" you guys have been pulling such great stuff, couldn't stay away.
     
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  8. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    today i was 2nd in-line for the closing day sale of my local thrift, (sobbing in to my beer)
    but i did not leave empty handed........

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    heavy suede /leather . love the jacket, must do something about the buttons...
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    buckleback corduroys????? SO not available.[​IMG]
    These do exist!!!
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    The Made in Japan Levi's BIG E.
    next..
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    this one's for you Brian, An A.P.C Jacket!
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    for the casual days. lol
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    Deluxe workwear, remember this one, a thread first!!!!!!!
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    Haversack!!!!!!![​IMG]
    Barrel asked me to grab him something..... so he got a Barbour.
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    not bad for $12..moving on.

    i need more suits for work....... so mrs 38R thrifted me one for christmas!
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    what is it?
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    Fits like a glove...
    in return i gave her a thrifted watch....(not yet,ssshhhh)
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    like new Seiko "5" Automatic day-date. then grabbed myself a watch...
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    Citizen "Leopard" 26 jewels. [​IMG]

    checking it against my daily Seiko, and it works just fine.
    Hittin harder next year![​IMG]

    wishing a Merry thriftmas to all of you.
     
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  9. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Dat haul...Nicely done!

    Anyone a size 9/9.5 and looking for a pair of pretty much unworn brown suede loafers? Get at me! I'll trade ya.
     
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  10. SomethingsFishy

    SomethingsFishy Senior member

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    WELL FUCK.

    And to you too!
     
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  11. ChetB

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    Please can we let this die in 2014 [​IMG]
     
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  12. Brianpore

    Brianpore Senior member

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    Loving the shirt also!
     
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  13. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    DO NOT RESIST!!!!!!!!!!!
    Fucking A, bro!!!!! Without seeing all the deetz, I'd say it's from the late 60's! Congrats, bro!!!!!!!! But in order to date them correctly, more deetz needed! But fucking A, bro!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Beautiful haul!!!!!!!!

    Bro! Your best haul yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fucking A, bro!!!!!

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  14. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    Thanks guys,
    Brian, the blue sweater is the Bobby Jones you traded me. it gets worn.....often.[​IMG]
    shirt is the same cheap one that gets compliments everytime it's in a fit.

    the A.P.C is heading out to you after the holidays. i felt like sending you something really special, because i am so happy with the Paul Smith you sent on good faith. the other jacket was just to size check. lol. enjoy them both. always on the lookout for the smaller sizes, and will continue to get you the good stuff.

    -note. had mixed experiences on the thread this past year. but trading and talking with the good guys has been a pleasure.

    also, the Big E's are real small. like a 29"w -31"L
    so smaller guys, pm if you want them.
     
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  15. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    COMPLETE THREAD DERAIL ALERT!
    Other assorted folks outside of the US might enjoy learning where your vocalizations would be most common in this big melting pot of a country.

    How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
    What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer all the questions below to see your personal dialect map.

    Apparently, on my first pass through the quiz, I'm from the south east, somewhere near Richmond. Or Birmingham. Or Augusta.

    One out of three ain't bad for an online quiz, though.

    'Tractor-trailer' and 'y'all' helped them peg me closest.

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    My second time through gave a more accurate result, based on a couple of different questions. Atlanta was the outlier thanks to the pajama question.

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  16. Ken P

    Ken P Senior member

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    @SpooPoker that y-3 is amazing- having a really hard time not PMing you about it
    @size 38R DOPE haul. Well done my friend.
     
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  17. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Awesome. And it hails from the same illustrious chapter that informs some of this thread's very evolved views on civil rights. I assume these haters are also not mixing fibers of any sort or owning poodles, LEST THEY BURN IN ETERNAL FIERY DAMNATION.

    :laugh:
     
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  18. concealed

    concealed Senior member

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    I enjoyed this, and was pegged to a Boston/Providence/Worcester native - pretty frickin' close as I grew up in Boston, lived in Providence during and right after college, and now live an hour east of Worcester.
     
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  19. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored

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    This was awesome. I am exactly what I am - born and bred noo yawka.

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  20. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Damn, it guessed my exact city, plus...Denver. :foo:
     
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