The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. mystillwater

    mystillwater Senior member

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    passed on a navy pinstripe Belvest suit today... mystery white stain on the front below the buttons. looks to be about a 44R.
     


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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.


    Good luck, brah. You'll be lucky to get 5 rubles for it.
     


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    Good luck, brah. You'll be lucky to get 5 rubles for it.

    Thanks? At the very least it's interesting and I paid almost nothing for it. I'm not expecting to trade it for a pair of shell Aldens or even get more than $10-20 for it...just a little oddity I felt like picking up in the off-chance someone here would want it for an equally low price.
     


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    not a bad find for someone who likes it but not a very well liked brand around here.
     


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    Picked up a Rowenta Expert DG-980 for 4.99 at a local thrift. The steam trigger button was broken, but smallappliances.com had them for 6.99+shipping. Rowenta's best prosumer iron barely used for under $15. Not that I needed a new iron lmao
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    wow! great find! love my Rowenta..
     


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    wow! great find! love my Rowenta..

    No kidding, I used to hate ironing until I started using an iron (Rowenta) that works exceptionally well.
     


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    Thanks? At the very least it's interesting and I paid almost nothing for it. I'm not expecting to trade it for a pair of shell Aldens or even get more than $10-20 for it...just a little oddity I felt like picking up in the off-chance someone here would want it for an equally low price.

    not a bad find for someone who likes it but not a very well liked brand around here.

    What he said.

    Ebay might get you 10$.
     


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    it's great that you can fix it so cheaply but to be honest, i don't even use the steam function on mine. i just use a spray bottle.
     


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    Passed on a nice Belvest suit today because it was double-breasted. Admired the craftsmanship for a while, though. Also found a number of Oxxford blazers but they were all gray (don't find grey blazers all that useful) and 2 of the 4 had no vents.
     


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    Picked up a Rowenta Expert DG-980 for 4.99 at a local thrift. The steam trigger button was broken, but smallappliances.com had them for 6.99+shipping. Rowenta's best prosumer iron barely used for under $15. Not that I needed a new iron lmao

    I'll buy it... PM me...
     


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    What he said.

    Ebay might get you 10$.


    Considering I paid $1.05, I wouldn't call it a devastating financial loss. A learning experience sure. Just means I have to go 1 day without a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, haha.
     


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    Considering I paid $1.05, I wouldn't call it a devastating financial loss. A learning experience sure. Just means I have to go 1 day without a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, haha.

    Yeah, it's no big financial loss. As you say, it's a learning experience.

    You might consider just donating it back. The amount you get off ebay will hardly make it worth the time and effort to post your auction, then package and ship.

    In the future, consider the style as well as the maker. A green double breasted is going to be fairly tough to get off your hands no matter who made it. If you're looking at something and thinking 'what kind of old geezer would wear this--and when would they wear it' then it might be wise to pass.
     


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    Yeah, it's no big financial loss. As you say, it's a learning experience.

    You might consider just donating it back. The amount you get off ebay will hardly make it worth the time and effort to post your auction, then package and ship.

    In the future, consider the style as well as the maker. A green double breasted is going to be fairly tough to get off your hands no matter who made it. If you're looking at something and thinking 'what kind of old geezer would wear this--and when would they wear it' then it might be wise to pass.


    Thanks for the advice.
     


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    Have been pretty busy lately but today decided to go thrifting. Here is a pic of today's loot.

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    2 Ascot Chang shirts
    Charles Tyhwhitt
    Boss
    Holland & Sherry trousers
    Express trousers
    Burberry Tie
    Zegna tie
     


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