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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. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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  2. woodchuck312

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    Quote:Sorry no can do. As I said my rule is nothing over $10 for shoes. A man must have principles or he is not a man. btw i'm totally messing with you :)
     
  3. Evil Abed

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    Eazy, I've got an all white Kiton shirt I intend to try the treatment on (sans the vinegar step to help save the buttons). If you want to hold off I'll give it a try and let you know. After my first successful usage of the treatment, I'm going for it and throwing a Kiton, T&A, and super current EZ formal shirt in the bucket.

    Re: saving the buttons from etching, you know what I just thought of? Remember those clear crayons that come with Easter egg dying kits, that you use to write on eggs before dying? I'm thinking that might be a great colorless way to more or less mask off/protect the buttons during the vinegar step. Where does one find one of those this time of year?

    Found these yesterday in what will soon be my size. They already fit great, just slightly snug in the waist. Will be perfect for summer adventures in Joshua Tree/hiking/adventuring. Looks to be a style from a few years ago, comfortable as hell, a few really light marks on the back but I don't care for $6...
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    All I seem to find is that it existed in the 90's for a short time and seems unsuccessful. Really interesting/odd military/workwear themed piece, a 2 button pop over with chest pockets that had riri zippers, and 2 big shell (or seemingly so) buttons fastening the shirt. There was a bit of discoloration on the front which kept me from kopping, but I'm still curious about it.

    @SpooPoker How about this one? Sorry for the dark lead pic...
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    No clue how to date it… This is the only tag I can find. You'll probably want to replace the buttons with leather, as these are plastic (can add a fourth button to the sleeves at the same time you're having them lengthened).
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    These will probably not fit waist wise, but there might be enough in there to make it work. The length is dead on if not a bit long. A bonus really, as the coat works well on its own, so if these don't work, no biggie.
     
  4. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    I was having my doubts about those sleeves, and I appreciate you guys weighing in. The most I could add would be 1/2 inch. It's a size 38, and I usually wear 40, but I the shoulders fit--presumably because they make them baggy.

    They do (or did) make 100% wool versions, though.
     
  5. Ken P

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    Pretty sure that's just clear wax. Not sure if you would want to coat your buttons in wax though.
     
  6. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Senior member

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    Nicely done!
     
  7. Evil Abed

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    Agreed on clear wax. It'd be a pain, but I figured just adding it for the treatment, then taking it off. Could always just not do that and try oiling the buttons after. Six of one, half dozen of the other in the end.
     
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    Never seen this tag before... Real or fake? I'm leaning towards fake.
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  9. sparrow

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    Fake 99%

    Though they change tags ...
    Need spoo signalz
     
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  10. eazye

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    I've never used vinegar in the method and it's always worked perfectly without it.
     
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    Wow - there have been some awesome hauls on here lately! Well done, guys!



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  12. vexco

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    First time I've copped shoes at a thrift. Good buy or should I have left them? They're super clean and super soft. Also available if anyone's interested in them(if they were a good cop)

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  13. sparrow

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    Looks barely used so good
     
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    vexco Senior member

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    appreciate it. i usually leave shoes alone because i haven't delved into them and dont' want to get burnt haha
     
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    This Sport Coat is lovely. The fit is unbelievable, its molds itself to your body and drapes into ever crevace. Its almost like a North face puffer coat, in the aspect that it can be stored in a small space due to the incredibly soft nature, and hand tailoring. Soft edges, not angular or boxy. Too big for me, thank god.
     
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    Nataku is this Grail Level?

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  17. sparrow

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  18. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    "Cashco" -- heh.:lol: I should get that to wear with my Zegna corduroy trousers, which are, I must say, pretty luxe.
     
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    Overdue thanks to:

    K4lnamja for showing my wife and I around San Francisco. He was very generous and we had a great time with him.

    Sparrow for some Gucci loafers
     
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    How is everyone not crazy excited for this kit on. Have we moved onto gap?
     
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