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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. SpooPoker

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  2. ilikethelights

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    A few things today. First some crappier pictures

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    PRL Madrasy pants (34x30) (available)

    Forgot to take a picture of some similar stuff (Paul Stuart shirt, etc)

    Found these together: (N/A, need dry cleaning badly first of all)

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    Gucci cashmere blend (size 50)

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    Gucci black cotton/silk velvet peak lapel (size 50)

    Sadly had to leave a cashmere Marc Jacobs blazer and a Nordstrom made in Italy LP stormsystem fabric overcoat that were a bit more worn from the same donor.
     
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  3. OliverMarcV

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    Wasn't finding anything today, until I stumbled upon a few things at the last moment[​IMG][​IMG]
    I know Hugo is fround upon here but these were nice and newer, so I said the hell with it.
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    Some nice looking braces made in England with faux croc leather and made of 100% silk.
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    And last but not least, I've finally found a good pair of shoes for the first time in over a year and a half that weren't marked up. Nice pair of Stuart's Choice pebble grain the trinity bulcher[​IMG]. Ever since our GW's have condensed from 5 stores to 2, things have thined out[​IMG]
     
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  4. div25sec9

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    European or American size 50? Will it be available after cleaning? I want that velvet blazer!
     
  5. ilikethelights

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    duplicate post...sorry
     
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  7. OliverMarcV

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    Love that coat, saw one like that on the bay pants and all.
     
  8. size 38R

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    ok, i'm taking you all thrifting with me. for Kimono's. get the popcorn out.

    Back in 2 hours.
     
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  9. hbkshin

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    Sick so I couldn't get much work done but here's the same ties but better pictured

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  10. diamonds

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    it's not. it's a japanese mid-tier-ish label that produces english rocker kinda looking stuff (like old dior homme)
     
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  11. capnwes

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    And....still more boots.

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  12. Tweets

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    Started going thru finds from this weekend

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  13. txwoodworker

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    Some ties from the awesome tie haul I posted from the field. There were some amazing ties of all brands, even the "lower tier" stuff was beautiful. I left a bunch of ties that, if I were in the market for myself, I may have grabbed. Whoever donated those had great taste all the way around, not just a lot of money.
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    edit - these weren't all from this one haul, I'm now realizing.
     
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  14. wilay05

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    Calling all 43-44R's...who wants this awesome sports jacket?

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  15. rokor

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    That velvet gucci outfit is insane and my size!. If you decide not to keep it I, among others no doubt, would be very interested.

    My most recent pick up was a pair of NWOT United raw selvedge in gray. Popped my cherry for selvedge jeans, I haven't come across any in my size until yesterday.
     
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  16. barrelntrigger

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    Hate to be a party pooper but that's NOT the Hare you are looking for. You want Mr. Hare as in

    http://www.mrhare.com/shop/

    Hare is actually a Japanese mall brand. I've seen a bunch of their stuff while I was thrifting in Japan and visited one of their mall shops in Osaka. Yeah, cheap stuff made in Chain. They do have a better line but then again, mall stuff.

    http://www.point.jp/hare/

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    What Size 38R said and these are just random Kanji or Chinese characters. I see "horse", "fortune" among all the stylized version of traditional Chinese characters. Where was it made?

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  17. size 38R

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    38R's Japanese traditional clothes primer.


    Alright gentlemen, i will try to explain in more detail, with pictures, the different garments worn by the Japanese, and the occaisions / seasons they are intended for. also the quality levels. as best as i can. here you are.....


    Women's and men's Kimono's

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    Above and below you can see the age differences, with the ones above being aimed at younger women, particularly for their "Coming of age" ceremony around the age of 19.
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    This one was $5,800 USD.
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    Note the lining, and the hand finish.
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    These are multi-seasonal ones, because they feature flowers from each season. starting at $4,000.
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    The lining and hand finish on this one was really nice. $4,500.
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    The long sleeves are for the younger women's dress, and older women have shorter sleeves. when looking at Kimono's in a thrift, it's useful to know.
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    Although you would expect to see mostly red, there are a LOT of colors and patterns, that can indicate Season,Age,Area,family heritage. a kimono can sometimess act as a family dress, simillar to a Scottish kilt.
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    With this one, you can see how the pattern is chopped at each seam. showing the construction. let's see some different angles....
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    a simple, but complimentary lining with one of those little tags to look for.
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    while it has a "Fabric care" tag(polyester) , the other tag, and the quality of construction lets me know that this one would have retailed around $1.600-$2,500 super nice, but not top tier.(obviously) Silk =$$$$$$$$$ so it's a good noob Kimono.
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    These pics show them worn with "OBI" (belt) and TABI (shoes) which we will look at next.

    OBI (belts)
    There are many different kind of OBI, They often the have a story to tell. and compliment the Kimono as you would expect a Tie to compliment your suit. (this is important)
    they are mostly Embroided, (as below) Loomed patterns,Silk Painted, Or home sewn heirlooms.
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    GETA and TABI
    From what i gather, GETA are the wooden shoes like Heihachi in "Tekken". (below)
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    often the little handbag comes with as a set.

    Men's Kimono's
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    from the first one shown, you can see the fabric seams, and hand finishing.

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    Yukata's are both men's and women's with color and patterns setting them apart. they can be lined, but un-lined ones have all the signs of quality that kimono's have.
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    it's a nice one, the belt features animals from folk tales. might kop.
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    These are "Girls" ones, and women's can be vibrant when young, and moving into more darker blues and reds as time moves on. as you can see, the last one on the right is closer to a Kimono in color and pattern, actually, this picture tells the whole story of color and pattern progression. essentially, Yukata's are a less formal, and lighter constructed garment. and are popular at festival times.

    JINBEI
    Jinbei are a Summer wear for men. (mostly) they consist of a shirt that closes with 2 strings, similar to a DB suit jacket, and either have shorts or a kind of men's skirt of sorts. (if you look at traditional art of fishing scenes, you will see Jinbei on the characters)
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    Thats all i can share on Japanese traditional clothes. i hope you enjoyed seeing it. and can know what you can see when you are thrifting. thanks for reading.
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  18. barrelntrigger

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    Dude, I was sooooooooooo tempted to cop a Jinbei when I was in Harajuku! I was planing on wearing it with some shorts so I could be all urban ninja out!!! But the wife talked me out of it...Dude, I want a selvedge yukata!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Thrift fit, no name England silk bracers, corneliani for PRL suit, t pink shirt and tie Kent Wang ps
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    After rethinking the fit, shirt was probably a bad choice, black bracers too formal and the ps blue should've matched the graph pattern in the shirt. Oh well, try again tomorrow.
    Also, I noticed that the silk bracers have little shiny spots where the adjustable brass piece used to be, anyone know how to get these out? It's about at my shoulders so whoever wore these last was quite short.
     
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