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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. Brianpore

    Brianpore Senior member

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    Wrong thread - Ask in ebay tips and tricks to get a better response, BUT so you dont run into this in the future, message the seller before hand and ask to avoid problems.

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    Thrift.
     
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    Yup. Born in April (but v early).

    Thanks!
     
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    To the folks PMing about the Church's, I'll be taking pics soon!
     
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    Very nice. My daughter is almost two, and we still use one. I know that shape all too well...
     
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    I completely forgot to respond to this post earlier, perhaps for the best, as a response from my phone would have been jumbled at best...

    I didn't realize that raw denim could have been wet-processed before dyeing. I always assumed that it meant that the denim had never been wet-processed. Lesson learned I suppose! I guess I wasted my time soaking the Tellasons. I'm not sure how I feel about this... I'd been hoping that I could stretch out the jeans just a bit. I suppose I still can, it's just going to take some wearings!

    In theory, I like Gustin's business model more than Tellasons. I love the fact that they are both made in San Francisco. For me, this is about buying a product that was made locally... Where I find myself at odds with Gustin is the whole idea of crowdsourcing their production runs. On the surface, there's nothing wrong with this approach, but if I need a pair of jeans tomorrow (I don't know when this would be an issue, just making a point), I'm sure as hell not going to wait until some time in April for Gustin's next run... I'm going to run into my nearest Tellason (or maybe Roy Denim, which is also local and which I just learned about today!) dealer and try stuff on. Yeah, it's a bit of an instant gratification thing, but there's something to be said for supporting a brick and mortar retail shop too! I also feel that Gustin has this whole schtick about not believing in their product enough to commit to a full production run.

    I'm working on a blog entry about regionalism in men's fashion, especially as it pertains to denim and "classic workwear", but for now, you're going to have to let it suffice for me to say that I support any company that sources materials locally and makes stuff HERE, wherever HERE happens to be. I first started down this track when I came across a pair of Raleigh Denim jeans a few short weeks ago and began to research them. This is leading me down a rabbit hole I never knew existed...
     
  8. barrelntrigger

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    In a few months, you gonna have some sweet honey combs!

    It should do fine! Welcome to the crazy world of raw denim!
    Bro, that is my line!





    Well, you guys are all right...Denim heads usually don't soak their jean for the very first time until around the 6 months point. But that's not to say you can't soak/wash your jeans before then. I'd say, if your jeans get dirty or smelly, wash it! Even with raw sanforized denim, they will still shrink just a bit after a soak/wash. I would get them down to your true size and contour to your body by soaking/washing them. I've just soaked my Gustin Super Slubs for the very first time 2 weeks ago and I think they did shrunk a bit especially the inseam shrunk a bit.


    That Gilded Age is sick! I would totes jump on if I weren't saving up for our trip coming up in 1.5 weeks...OMG!!!

    That's pretty sick but I think the style is a bit dated for my current taste...But that's a sick coat!
     
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    + 100!

    I've been saying this for months, now, yet people still claim Gustin denim is lower tier while Tellason and RRL are considered mid tier...Uhhh, ok...All three makes are made in the same factory, Skyblue Sewing, with the same workers, using very similar denim, and use the same damn machines!!! Tell me, why Gustin is still considered to be low tier while Tellason and RRL are mid tier? Is it the lower price point? If so, I guess they are lower tier priced...But the quality you get from Gustin is on par with those aforementioned makes.
     
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    No aftermarket luv

    I don't hear much in theory anymore
    Nice stuff though
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for the help!
     
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    There's some cash in your pocket!
     
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    Patience young grasshopper. Gustin doesn't have the name recognition yet. If they are as good as you say they are, they will rise in the esteem of denimheads.

    I've only encountered one pair of Gustins. If they had been one size smaller, I would've kept them. I have two pairs of Tellasons now, which I paid about 25% of retail for, so I'm not going to comment on the pricing, since I will never pay full price for clothing.
     
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     Thanks. I can't pretend to hold a candle to Spoo; I just felt like having a bit of fun. Speaking of fun, I can't resist reposting this badass. [​IMG]
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    G, that RL is fucking badass! I still don't have a basic blue DB in my rotation. If anybody's got one in a 38, hit me up! :happy:
    I was also repairing a button on my vintage navel pea coat and noticed this:
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    Thrifted some Waterbury buttons from my closet. :slayer:
     
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    Yeah, I'd love a light blue DB in a 40!

    Hubba hubba.
     
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