The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    I found an interesting label today. This is in a 3 button sack. It will fit me at my goal weight, so I am leaning toward keeping it. Who knew that Oxxford made items for A&F? [​IMG]
     


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    That had to have been made a life time ago. Great find.
     


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    i've been seeing a few peices from A&F recently that were from the pre-mall days. fly fishing equipment, outdoor apparell... evidently they really did start out as an outfitter... i think someone must have liscensed the name and taken it to market as a college mall brand more recently. actually... i'm certain of it.
     


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    I found an interesting label today. This is in a 3 button sack. It will fit me at my goal weight, so I am leaning toward keeping it. Who knew that Oxxford made items for A&F?


    [​IMG]

    Awesome!! Came across one of those not too long ago. It was a 46XL. Super Skinny Lapels and all. I should have bought it just to have it. On the plus side did snag an older BBGF Glen Plaid 3 Piece in my size. Had to pay the full price of $24.99 at the goodwill, but it was worth it!!
     


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    I found an interesting label today. This is in a 3 button sack. It will fit me at my goal weight, so I am leaning toward keeping it. Who knew that Oxxford made items for A&F?


    [​IMG]


    I didn't know that!!! Awesome...
     


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    ^Great find. One of the suits that I most regret not being able to buy was an Oxxford for A&F. It was gorgeous, but the trousers had moth damage. It hurt to walk away.
     


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    Here are a few more photos of the Oxxford for A&F. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     


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    i've been seeing a few peices from A&F recently that were from the pre-mall days. fly fishing equipment, outdoor apparell... evidently they really did start out as an outfitter... i think someone must have liscensed the name and taken it to market as a college mall brand more recently. actually... i'm certain of it.
    Indeed. Abercrombie and Fitch used the be a very high-end outdoor outfitter. I wish I could have seen them in their glory days - I'm imagining something along the lines of Holland & Holland, except with a wider range of sporting goods such as fishing, archery, etc. I think I remember reading somewhere that their original flagship store had lots of Victorian-era taxidermy throughout the store.
     


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    Indeed. Abercrombie and Fitch used the be a very high-end outdoor outfitter. I wish I could have seen them in their glory days - I'm imagining something along the lines of Holland & Holland, except with a wider range of sporting goods such as fishing, archery, etc. I think I remember reading somewhere that their original flagship store had lots of Victorian-era taxidermy throughout the store.

    I didnt know this. Interesting.

    I find that there are other labels like this. I came across what seemed a very old banana republic khaki colored shirt the other day but it wasnt my size - a GREAT quality shirt. It seems a natural progression to put out some quality, gain a reputation, then destroy it by cheapening your brand beyond belief.

    Capitalism at its best.
     


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    I didnt know this. Interesting. I find that there are other labels like this. I came across what seemed a very old banana republic khaki colored shirt the other day but it wasnt my size - a GREAT quality shirt. It seems a natural progression to put out some quality, gain a reputation, then destroy it by cheapening your brand beyond belief. Capitalism at its best.
    Brands change, some more violently than others. A&F's saga is well told on Wikipedia. BR began as seller of int'l military surplus, then moved into repro, then was sold to The Gap & evolved into the Office Pants Emporium we know & love.
     


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    Brands change, some more violently than others.

    A&F's saga is well told on Wikipedia.

    BR began as seller of int'l military surplus, then moved into repro, then was sold to The Gap & evolved into the Office Pants Emporium we know & love.


    Gonna start a "brands that used to be good thread" - unless there is one already?
     


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    I received my Peal & Co for Brooks Brothers black chukkas today that I purchased from eBay. They where in perfect condition in the box with shoe bags to boot.[​IMG]
     


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    Gonna start a "brands that used to be good thread" - unless there is one already?

    This thread already exists on here somewhere under another name. I can't seem to find it at the moment (will keep checking) but it covers the usual suspects (coach, LV, etc.) and is quite informative.

    May want to look around before starting a new one.
     




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    A few people have commented that I was the best dressed at a conference last weekend. [​IMG] I was wearing a Hart Schaffner & Marx suit I'd picked up the same week, half off at Salvation Army, for $7.25.

    Of course, I knew from the moment I packed my bags that someone would say that [​IMG].
     


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