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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. Steve Smith

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    so dont bother with suits?
     
  3. tonylumpkin

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    ^^^^If you find a NWT Hermes breast wallet in green pebble grain you might find a buyer on the forum.

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  4. Nataku

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    Suits shouldn't come in contact with bare skin when worn. If they do, it's just a little bit in a small area (maybe the edge of the cuff or the collar area). I've never ran into a suit/jacket where I felt the need to have it cleaned. Most people who buy Brioni/Kiton/Isaia/Zegna usually take good care of their stuff and most of the time have it cleaned before they donate anyway.
     
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    ^^^NWT Hermes!!! I am speechless. You sure you are thrifting Frenchy?

    yeah i did a double take myself to see what store im in.
    missed out on a yamaha flute today for $50...retail$800...it was brand new,can a guy catch a break?
     
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    I saw a Brioni hanger.[​IMG] [​IMG] Picked up some Cole Haan MI Itlay dark brown suede buckle loafers sz 10 and a pair of JM Cellini woven toe loafers.
     
  7. Nataku

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    ^^ Oooh, I hate that. It's basically a tease letting you know you probably missed something great. This happened to me with a couple composite Isaia hangers that were floating around a thrift chain that had gotten a load of MTM Isaia suits about a month prior to me finding these hangers. I managed to grab 5 suits when I found them, but knew there had been more. I bought the hangers as they were super nice and they were only $1 each, but am always reminded by them that I missed a couple gorgeous suits. [​IMG]
     
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    ^^ Oooh, I hate that. It's basically a tease letting you know you probably missed something great. This happened to me with a couple composite Isaia hangers that were floating around a thrift chain that had gotten a load of MTM Isaia suits about a month prior to me finding these hangers. I managed to grab 5 suits when I found them, but knew there had been more. I bought the hangers as they were super nice and they were only $1 each, but am always reminded by them that I missed a couple gorgeous suits. [​IMG]

    What kind of thrift stores are you finding these sort of things at? Goodwill type or something that caters to used higher end stuff?
     
  9. TheWGP

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    I saw a Brioni
    hanger.[​IMG] [​IMG]


    Get that hanger! I've had some limited success by buying some hanger packs and just throwing the hanger I really want in with those at the checkout. In my area you can't buy hangers for love nor money 99% of the time.

    On vacation - last night picked up an Oxxford hanger (using above technique [​IMG]) and tonight snagged a pair of Bills and a vintage forest green BB cashmere cardigan, sadly not in pebble-grain calfskin.

    Interesting side note: saw ties from Rush Wilson and The Foursome together - I'm in North Carolina so the Rush Wilson is probably to be expected, but a tie from Wayzata, MN all the way down here? Really? Who knows. Saw hangers from Norman Hilton and a few other trad brands, saw plenty of Gitman Bros, Corbin and the like and a pair of 52-inch-waist Zanellas, but just the two things worth picking up. If I had to guess, it does seem that flippers hit harder down here, based on the number of popped collars, near-miss brands and completely trashed racks I've seen, plus anecdotal sightings of a couple of folks with awfully full carts with the usual crap piled high.
     
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    Finally something worth picking up. Loro Piana cotton zip up. Not the greatest condition, but for 2 bucks and in desperation it was gold to me.

    Saw a couple of other things, including a brand new Su Misura shirt. Shame it was too big.
     
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    Get that hanger! I've had some limited success by buying some hanger packs and just throwing the hanger I really want in with those at the checkout. In my area you can't buy hangers for love nor money 99% of the time.

    On vacation - last night picked up an Oxxford hanger (using above technique [​IMG]) and tonight snagged a pair of Bills and a vintage forest green BB cashmere cardigan, sadly not in pebble-grain calfskin.

    Interesting side note: saw ties from Rush Wilson and The Foursome together - I'm in North Carolina so the Rush Wilson is probably to be expected, but a tie from Wayzata, MN all the way down here? Really? Who knows. Saw hangers from Norman Hilton and a few other trad brands, saw plenty of Gitman Bros, Corbin and the like and a pair of 52-inch-waist Zanellas, but just the two things worth picking up. If I had to guess, it does seem that flippers hit harder down here, based on the number of popped collars, near-miss brands and completely trashed racks I've seen, plus anecdotal sightings of a couple of folks with awfully full carts with the usual crap piled high.


    lol...still looking huh
     
  12. TheWGP

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    lol...still looking huh
    Can't stop believin'! At least not while people are finding double-Kitons, NWT Hermes and *passing* on Su Misuras... [​IMG] That, and I'm on a quest for nice hangers... even more futile for me than finding nice clothes, sadly.
     
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    I ended up having decent luck in Cleveland while on business last week. I scored a recent Canali 3/2, side-vented sportcoat ($12.99), a pair of Armani ff calvary twill slacks ($2.42), and a pair of Polo blue label made in Italy tan gabs for ($.45!).

    Back in Dallas on Saturday I took a group of students from school to a few of my favorite spots (they desperately need dress clothes) and I scored a Polo blue label, made in Italy suit. It's a real beauty: DB, side vent, ticket pocket, forward-pleat pants, in black wool/cashmere flannel with gray chalk stripes. I also nabbed pairs of St. Andrews, Oxxford, and Zanella slacks and a vintage pocket square. The girls really scored: one of them found a couture Ralph Lauren dress for $12!

    Then today I found my first piece of Cucinelli: a lavender and white striped button-down.
     
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    I ended up having decent luck in Cleveland while on business last week. I scored a recent Canali 3/2, side-vented sportcoat ($12.99), a pair of Armani ff calvary twill slacks ($2.42), and a pair of Polo blue label made in Italy tan gabs for ($.45!).

    Back in Dallas on Saturday I took a group of students from school to a few of my favorite spots (they desperately need dress clothes) and I scored a Polo blue label, made in Italy suit. It's a real beauty: DB, side vent, ticket pocket, forward-pleat pants, in black wool/cashmere flannel with gray chalk stripes. I also nabbed pairs of St. Andrews, Oxxford, and Zanella slacks and a vintage pocket square. The girls really scored: one of them found a couture Ralph Lauren dress for $12!

    Then today I found my first piece of Cucinelli: a lavender and white striped button-down.


    will you dry clean the slacks right away before wearing?
     
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    Got a bunch of cheap tartan ties today
     
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    I ended up having decent luck in Cleveland while on business last week. I scored a recent Canali 3/2, side-vented sportcoat ($12.99), a pair of Armani ff calvary twill slacks ($2.42), and a pair of Polo blue label made in Italy tan gabs for ($.45!).

    Back in Dallas on Saturday I took a group of students from school to a few of my favorite spots (they desperately need dress clothes) and I scored a Polo blue label, made in Italy suit. It's a real beauty: DB, side vent, ticket pocket, forward-pleat pants, in black wool/cashmere flannel with gray chalk stripes. I also nabbed pairs of St. Andrews, Oxxford, and Zanella slacks and a vintage pocket square. The girls really scored: one of them found a couture Ralph Lauren dress for $12!

    Then today I found my first piece of Cucinelli: a lavender and white striped button-down.


    Did you leave anything for the kids? [​IMG]
     
  17. Nataku

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    What kind of thrift stores are you finding these sort of things at? Goodwill type or something that caters to used higher end stuff?
    Just regular thrift shops. I don't bother with stores that tend to charge more money for stuff. Yeah, I'm that cheap. [​IMG]
    Interesting side note: saw ties from Rush Wilson and The Foursome together - I'm in North Carolina so the Rush Wilson is probably to be expected, but a tie from Wayzata, MN all the way down here? Really? Who knows. .
    Wow, stuff from The Foursome really gets around! [​IMG] I think Frenchy was saying he found some stuff up his way in Canada as well.
    I ended up having decent luck in Cleveland while on business last week. I scored a recent Canali 3/2, side-vented sportcoat ($12.99), a pair of Armani ff calvary twill slacks ($2.42), and a pair of Polo blue label made in Italy tan gabs for ($.45!). Back in Dallas on Saturday I took a group of students from school to a few of my favorite spots (they desperately need dress clothes) and I scored a Polo blue label, made in Italy suit. It's a real beauty: DB, side vent, ticket pocket, forward-pleat pants, in black wool/cashmere flannel with gray chalk stripes. I also nabbed pairs of St. Andrews, Oxxford, and Zanella slacks and a vintage pocket square. The girls really scored: one of them found a couture Ralph Lauren dress for $12! Then today I found my first piece of Cucinelli: a lavender and white striped button-down.
    Wow, thrifting down there must really be great. I check the women's area when I have time for nice stuff for my wife. The nicest thing I found was an Eskandar shirt which she said looked "awful". Hmm, I figure nice women's clothing should be easier to find. Oh well.
     
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    Got a bunch of cheap tartan ties today

    Love finding these. You can never have too many.
     
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    Just regular thrift shops. I don't bother with stores that tend to charge more money for stuff. Yeah, I'm that cheap. [​IMG]



    Wow, stuff from The Foursome really gets around! [​IMG] I think Frenchy was saying he found some stuff up his way in Canada as well.




    Wow, thrifting down there must really be great. I check the women's area when I have time for nice stuff for my wife. The nicest thing I found was an Eskandar shirt which she said looked
    "awful". Hmm, I figure nice women's clothing should be easier to find. Oh well.


    i indeed did but i think i know why,this particular store chain gets their donations from the US i found out...haha suckers they are importing your finds for me,thast where i found the NWT HErmes...sorry about that [​IMG]
     
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    I'm just hoping it came from some rich farmer in North Dakota where nobody thrifts and not from Minnesota! [​IMG] Found my first Brooks Brothers Black Fleece piece in the wild today. A white OCBD shirt. Way too small for me though, and it seems peple like to cut the size tags off these [​IMG] I was a bit surprised, as BBBF isn't even sold here. I don't get why they didn't....people would pay the prices for it.
     
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