The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    To flip: Oxxford, Talbot Best of Class shirts, Sulka, etc. Decent day.

    For me: Mint condition top-of-the-line Pioneer receiver, $9.99



    Sweet!! What model reciever?
     
  2. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Sweet!! What model reciever?

    I think "top of the line" means something other than what you think it means.

    A Pioneer Elite VSX84txsi doesn't get thrifted for $10.

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    That is the "top of the line" reciever from Pioneer. What you got is called a "very good" or "high end" reciever, although we'd have to do a thourough inspection to be sure it hasn't been refurbished or cannibalized for parts.
     
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    Well, probably not the highest-end model, but it was a $600+ receiver less than ten years ago. Works for what I need it for. The model is VSX-something. Stop crushing my hopes and dreams, Tokyo Prick.

    Edit: Found a similar one to mine on ebay, looks like they are selling for about $550-600 used. Not the same as the $2000+ models, but fine for me.
     
  4. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Stop crushing my hopes and dreams, Tokyo Prick.
    Are you giving him the short end of the stick? [​IMG]
     
  5. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Stop crushing my hopes and dreams, Tokyo Prick.

    I'm sorry, I didn't know it would be so easy.


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    I saw a awesome dinner jacket with skinny shawl lapel and one button at my top secret vintage source. Full canvas construction, the tag said 1962. Looked like something 007 would wear. I wanted so bad for it to fit but is was 42L.
     
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    Passed on a magenta 5-button suit with metallic silver pinstripes that looked to be about a size 44XXXLong, as well as a few shirts that looked to be exact copies of the 'Latest Style' shirts off the Jantzen Tailor website.

    I can go back and pick these items up if any forum members would like.
     
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    Passed on a magenta 5-button suit with metallic silver pinstripes that looked to be about a size 44XXXLong, as well as a few shirts that looked to be exact copies of the 'Latest Style' shirts off the Jantzen Tailor website.

    I can go back and pick these items up if any forum members would like.



    Did they have pink/white spectators to wear with the suit?
     
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    Well, probably not the highest-end model, but it was a $600+ receiver less than ten years ago. Works for what I need it for. The model is VSX-something. Stop crushing my hopes and dreams, Tokyo Prick.

    Edit: Found a similar one to mine on ebay, looks like they are selling for about $550-600 used. Not the same as the $2000+ models, but fine for me.


    Awesome find! I'm happy with my Pioneer TX-9100 stereo tuner and SA-9100 amp I got for $10. Still ahd the original boxes, manuals, dust covers fron 1973, I think it was. Great stuff. Anyway, back on track:

    Picked up a 3 button black Etro blazer with white stripes. My favorite, but the top button is missing 1/2 of it [​IMG] $8

    - Charcoal Corneliani 3 btn suit (42R jacket and pants fit like they were made for me!)
    $14.99
    - Angis B. white dress shirt $6

    All from the local Goodwill!
     
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    Yesterday ushered in half-price President's Day sales all across the fertile fields of Chicago's thrift stores. Visions of double monks and cashmere v-necks danced in my head as I ventured forth early Monday morning. Unfortunately it was it was not to be. 5 stores and just a Brooks OCBD and two pairs of what turned out to be too large chinos later I was back at my apartment making up a grocery list and folding laundry. Oh well...thrill of the hunt and all that..
     
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    zegna lambswool tie originally priced bergdorf goodman $140 - got it for $10 new (Marshalls)

    passed on a Isaia light green cord sportcoat, working buttons, really nice material, little tiny pen spot on it - $50 (Marshalls) - could have flipped, but all set.
     
  12. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Just in time for spring...

    Norman Hilton (bullet proof) brown tweed 3/2 sack suit from the late lamented Richard's of Mountain Brook, (second pic is more accurate on color):

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    $7 (after 30% off)
     
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    Stopped by TJ Maxx today and found two Charvet ties and one Bizzocchi tie, all from BG, for $30 each. This is the second TJ Maxx in my area that has had a recent shipment of Charvet ties, so you guys may want to check your local stores.
     
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    Was at my local NR, found a $625 pair of Prada cap toes for $129. Got lucky because they were stashed by the UK size (6.5) where hardly anyone looks...
     
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    I went to Montreal last week, and I was very excited to go thrift shopping in a big Canadian City. I walked into the Salvation Army (or ArmÃ[​IMG]e du Salut, as they called it) with hopes of getting a really warm wool coat or perhaps some swanky new snowboots, but it sucked. They had no good men's clothing. All I got was a crappy Canadian beer shirt because it was the only piece of clothing I could find with French writing on it.

    This a warning to anyone who's planning on going to Montreal and thrift shopping.
     
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