The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. Trapp

    Trapp Senior member

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    Thanks!

    I couldn't believe it. They're such beautiful shoes. Worn, but it great shape, and obviously well cared for by the previous owner. Pics above are after one light application of meltonian delicate cream. I haven't dressed the soles yet or anything, but will probably get to it this weekend. The details (and patina) on these are sick.
     
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    wow - I have a confession to make --- I'd always thought that H. Freeman & Son was the same company as Hickey Freeman.... [​IMG] anybody else? just me?

    You werent the only one!
     
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    oooh i just get wet...size/selling?
     
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    oh and yeah i had a pretty good day as well...pm me if interested [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    100% silk knit Canali polo/golf shirt like new - $4.99
    Victorinox travel shirt like new - $4.99

    Left behind a cool Pringle sweater because of a large hole.
     
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    Long drought broken. A sweet Schlesinger cowhide trial bag - $2.00 [​IMG]
    Very nice. I found a Schlesinger leather bag like that one last week but passed on it because it was $20.
     
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    I'm learning to be more selective as well. I've had several "finds" that I ended up donating back. Does anyone really need an ugly 4" Robert Talbott ties just because it's Robert Talbott? A couple weeks ago I saw a Pal Zileri. Got really excited because it's the first one I've ever come across. After I looked at it, it had a slight dry cleaner sheen so I left it.
    Pal Zileri is a great suit,i own a Brioni and a Isaia and couple of Zileri's.although Zileri isnt near the level of quality,its my fave suit,those suits take a beating.where as i find brionis to be fragile kinda like hermes ties...anybody else find that or am i just crazy...oops i just realized you were talking about a PAL tie,my bad
     
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    Very nice. I found a Schlesinger leather bag like that one last week but passed on it because it was $20.

    Same bag Brian, $20.00 not $2.00 - typod the zero [​IMG] Why the hell didn't you buy it?
     
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    Same bag Brian, $20.00 not $2.00 - typod the zero [​IMG] Why the hell didn't you buy it?
    eBay flippers don't usually frequent that store (at least when I worked there they didn't) and I had a feeling that someone who would honestly use and enjoy it would snatch it up. Looks like my hunch was correct. [​IMG]
     
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    For those inquiring, the sizing on the EG's is handwritten as 9 / 9.5 D.

    I can say with confidence they fit true to 9.5D, as my own 10D feet can get into them without any fuss but they're a shade too tight across the ball of my foot. Here's a pic of the sizing, maybe someone can tell what last they're on. I'd love to wear these myself (so close) but 90% sure I'll be selling. Feel free to PM w/offers.
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    wow - I have a confession to make --- I'd always thought that H. Freeman & Son was the same company as Hickey Freeman.... [​IMG] anybody else? just me?

    You werent the only one!

    I'm guessing you might have thought that because they have similar styling and you only come across older H. Freeman suits/sportcoats. H. Freeman still exists, makes their suits out of Maryland, but is more of a MTM operation now. I haven't seen a RTW H. Freeman suit in a while, but one of the clothiers in my town offers Attolini MTM and H. Freeman MTM. Obviously, H. Freeman is not in the same league with Attolini, but they're solid, middle-of-the road suits at very reasonable prices (more like mid-range Hickey Freeman). If I see them at thrifts in my size, then I buy them because many older ones are full canvas, but again they're not really flippable.
     
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    For those inquiring, the sizing on the EG's is handwritten as 9 / 9.5 D.

    I can say with confidence they fit true to 9.5D, as my own 10D feet can get into them without any fuss but they're a shade too tight across the ball of my foot. Here's a pic of the sizing, maybe someone can tell what last they're on.


    [​IMG] Come on guys, is 11-11.5 really that uncommon. Either its too small or too big, even on B+S. Anyways, great catch Trapp[​IMG]
     
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    Now we're talking! More posts like this please(preferably in an 11.5D)!

    My finds this week include a nice Armani Le Collezioni double breasted overcoat for $18 and a probably fake Burbbery 100% cashmere scarf for $3.

    Almost picked up a totally wild Paul Smith overcoat a couple of days ago but it was a little too out there for me. Peacoat style buttoning but full length and a black, velvety kind of material. A little wear on the back of one sleeve or I would have bought it to pass on here or ebay. Went back to that store tonight and it was gone.

    Does anyone bother with Versace stuff? I've been seeing a bit lately but don't really know anything about it. Is it very saleable?
     
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    For those inquiring, the sizing on the EG's is handwritten as 9 / 9.5 D.

    I can say with confidence they fit true to 9.5D, as my own 10D feet can get into them without any fuss but they're a shade too tight across the ball of my foot. Here's a pic of the sizing, maybe someone can tell what last they're on. I'd love to wear these myself (so close) but 90% sure I'll be selling. Feel free to PM w/offers.


    dude,keep them..the money you will blow (probably on shoes inferior to these [​IMG] bu the shoes you will always enjoy.i have a pair of Lobbs that i literally stare at sometimes,the shoes you got remind me of them.beautifull find.trust me you will regret it,mind you if they were a 12 i would probably try to talk you into selling them to me hehe
     
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    Now we're talking! More posts like this please(preferably in an 11.5D)!

    My finds this week include a nice Armani Le Collezioni double breasted overcoat for $18 and a probably fake Burbbery 100% cashmere scarf for $3.


    i dont think they make fake cashmere scarfs,although i could be wrong,so you might have the real thing.
     
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