The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. tsaltzma

    tsaltzma Senior member

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    I've been on a bit of a tear lately. I'm not going to go into the details, but in the past couple weeks I have found items ranging from shoes to sportcoats from the following makers: sulka, brioni, attolini, battistoni, gieves and hawkes, anderson & sheppard, gianni campagna, isaia, canali, and more... It's been glorious and has re-lit my fire.

    Probably the most curious piece I found belonged to this guy:

    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/200...h_ruled_a.html
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/busines...nquiry/1036796


    Good grief! I have seen Brioni, G&H, A&S, and Canali here, but none of the others, especially not in such a short time frame.
     


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    On my way out of one thrift I just happened to glance at a rack of shirts I hadn't looked at. Found two Attolini dress shirts that may have been worn once. I'm pretty sure they're brand new going by the feeling of the fabric. TONS of handwork everywhere on these shirts. They're now by far my favorite shirt. I suspect there may have been more of them but the store was closing and I didn't have a chance to keep looking. I may go back, but it's far away and I fear by the time I get gack any additional shirt will be gone. Still, two for $15 ain't bad.
     


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    I've been on a bit of a tear lately. I'm not going to go into the details, but in the past couple weeks I have found items ranging from shoes to sportcoats from the following makers: sulka, brioni, attolini, battistoni, gieves and hawkes, anderson & sheppard, gianni campagna, isaia, canali, and more... It's been glorious and has re-lit my fire...

    Details, please, for those of us whose fires have lately been damped. Congratulations.
     


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    I've been on a bit of a tear lately. I'm not going to go into the details, but in the past couple weeks I have found items ranging from shoes to sportcoats from the following makers: sulka, brioni, attolini, battistoni, gieves and hawkes, anderson & sheppard, gianni campagna, isaia, canali, and more...

    You had me at Sulka... [​IMG]
     


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    You had me at Sulka... [​IMG]
    You mean the handmade in England velvet dress slippers with real gold thread monogram Sulkas? Ya, they're quite nice. [​IMG] Anyone know who would have made footwear in England for Sulka? There is no nail pattern for me to identify them by and the writing on the inside of the tongue is quite faded.
     


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    Has anyone checked out shopgoodwill.com? It is Goodwill's online auction site and GW's from all over the States list items on it. They have had some really nice looking stuff on it, but the photos are not the best.
     


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    You mean the handmade in England velvet dress slippers with real gold thread monogram Sulkas? Ya, they're quite nice. [​IMG]

    Anyone know who would have made footwear in England for Sulka? There is no nail pattern for me to identify them by and the writing on the inside of the tongue is quite faded.


    Probably hard to know, they use many different makers for their other products, I'd imagine it would be the same for shoes.
     


  9. Steve Smith

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    I saw some never worn Made in USA Johnston & Murphy Aristocrafts behind the glass at a Salvation Army. Priced at $19.99. I took a look, 13AAAA. I would say the chance of flipping those is about 0.
     


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    Found a pair of vintage Nettletons with orginal soles and only minor bumps and bruises. Unfortunately, these are size 7, but given my recent dry-spell, I have to consider this a win.

    [​IMG]


    Did you happen to find those at the salvation army in Hilton Head? There was a pair nearly identical to those a week ago there.
     


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    You mean the handmade in England velvet dress slippers with real gold thread monogram Sulkas? Ya, they're quite nice. [​IMG]

    Quite nice?

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    I have just experienced the 5 stages of Thrifting Grief: Anger/Excuses/Transferance/Envy/Acceptance:

    1) I saw those first, you Sam's Choice underwear wearing m-----------
    2) I would have been here 10 minutes earlier but I was dropping off meals to shut-ins
    3) They're probably knock-offs from Honduras
    4) Holy S--- those really are nice
    5) Dude, you are the MAN!

    [​IMG]
     


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    Has anyone checked out shopgoodwill.com? It is Goodwill's online auction site and GW's from all over the States list items on it. They have had some really nice looking stuff on it, but the photos are not the best.


    I've checked it out from time to time, but it's always garbage. Keep in mind that these are things that the managers and staff think are worth money. Most of the time it's NWT stuff from J.C. Pennys. Nicest men's clothing item I've seen was a Hugo Boss suit.....
     


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    I saw some never worn Made in USA Johnston & Murphy Aristocrafts behind the glass at a Salvation Army. Priced at $19.99. I took a look, 13AAAA. I would say the chance of flipping those is about 0.


    I have moved a lot of odd sizes by using the Fixed Price format on Ebay for 30 days. I like this format, because you never get burnt by an auction that doesn't bid up, and of course, the length of time can let 4 times as many people see your items. It is also cheaper on the front end. Just make sure you make several all caps notes as to their width, or the moron who buys them will message you saying you got the size wrong, cuz he can't even get his foot in the shoe!
     


  14. amerikajinda

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    Found this nicely tailored Balinese batik shirt a couple weeks ago and had to get it because it was brand new and the only thing worth anything I saw. Not really my style either, but the patterns I thought were beautiful and all carefully matched. What do you all think?
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    Can you find the pocket?
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    I've seen some beautiful Indonesian batiks at thrift shops recently... and like yours they appeared brand new! Very nice quality with shell buttons... I've wondered how they made their way to the thrifts - what sort of journey they took to get there... did someone just bring them back from an exotic vacation and never wear them? That's the easy answer, but maybe there are others...
     


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    Picked up something that I found to be rather interesting today. Bill Blass DB 100% camelhair coat, dark green in color...with the tags still on it. Tag on the left sleeve and a store tag on the back left sleeve. Front waist pockets are still sewn shut, coat buttons on the bottom button.. Tag says 42sh. Last picture shows best representative of color.

    The coat doesn't fit me too well but I figured maybe someone here could find a use for it. I'll entertain any reasonable offer.


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