The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. Larson McCord

    Larson McCord Senior member

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    I found a Zegna sport coat today that looked like denim. In about a 40R/L. I passed but was wondering if that would be something anyone would wear.

    I also found a beautiful navy Zegna jacket in navy. Orphan but one could convert the buttons. About a 44L. Oh yeah, and a very cool brown/black houndstooth Zegna sports coat. It was a Zegna day
     


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    A lucky strike today after struggling through some thifters malaise lately. I found another goody - a sweet navy blue with pale rose & maize windowpane Isaia Napoli 100% cashmere jacket. 3 button side vented with working cuffs. Luck was with me again as its sized to fit me at 44L.

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    A lucky strike today after struggling through some thifters malaise lately. I found another goody - a sweet navy blue with pale rose & maize windowpane Isaia Napoli 100% cashmere jacket. 3 button side vented with working cuffs. Luck was with me again as its sized to fit me at 44L.

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    Awesome find, I have yet to even see an Isaia in my thrifting.
     


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    Found a 4 or 5 Brooks Brothers Makers ties today. Only paid $1 for each.
     


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    Had a good run today:

    Johnston and Murphy Wingtip:
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    Vintage Dior Tie:
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    Major score for me -- "made in France" Glenn Plaid YSL Jacket -- Sending it to the tailor tomorrow to get the sleeves shortened and the Jacket taken in:
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  6. Nataku

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    A lucky strike today after struggling through some thifters malaise lately. I found another goody - a sweet navy blue with pale rose & maize windowpane Isaia Napoli 100% cashmere jacket. 3 button side vented with working cuffs. Luck was with me again as its sized to fit me at 44L.

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    Damn! Nice score!
     


  7. CasmirRadon

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    In the middle of a week-long honeymoon right now. Yesterday me and the new misses were driving around South Lake Tahoe and visited 5 thrifts we were able to find. Not much to find though. At one store I started to get excited about a white Borrelli shirt, but it had stains and a monogram on the cuff. At the end of the day my only purchase was a white button-down J-Crew shirt.
     


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    In the middle of a week-long honeymoon right now. Yesterday me and the new misses were driving around South Lake Tahoe and visited 5 thrifts we were able to find. Not much to find though. At one store I started to get excited about a white Borrelli shirt, but it had stains and a monogram on the cuff. At the end of the day my only purchase was a white button-down J-Crew shirt.
    I usually try to restrain my pedantry, but here's one place it's important. Missus = your new wife Misses = plural unmarried women [​IMG] Congratulations!
     


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    Had a good run today:

    Johnston and Murphy Wingtip:


    The colours on those shoes! Damm!
     


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    Just found some Ermenegildo Zegna khakis, in escellent condition, and they pretty much fit! (they measure 34x31, which might be an inch short. I'll probably let the cuffs down). I had never found anything Zegna before. Front has a single pleat on each side.
     


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    ^^ Nice score on the Borrelli! I actually found something today! Amazing, first find in almost two weeks!

    - MTM Isaia shirt
    - Vintage (60's) Charvet tie

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    Great finds! That's a sweet way to break a dry spell. I admire your restraint: when I have a dry spell I often end up trying to break it artificially by buying something I'd normally pass on or I hit eBay.

    A lucky strike today after struggling through some thifters malaise lately. I found another goody - a sweet navy blue with pale rose & maize windowpane Isaia Napoli 100% cashmere jacket. 3 button side vented with working cuffs. Luck was with me again as its sized to fit me at 44L.

    Epic! [​IMG]

    Just found some Ermenegildo Zegna khakis, in escellent condition, and they pretty much fit! (they measure 34x31, which might be an inch short. I'll probably let the cuffs down). I had never found anything Zegna before. Front has a single pleat on each side.


    Great find. I live in khakis but other than a pair of Tommy Bahama silk/cotton plain fronts with the $125 tag still on them I have never seen anything above a Dockers/Polo variety. I'd love to score some Bill's or Zegna's. Looking around the office 80% of the guys in here are wearing khakis so I guess not many survive intact to the thrifting stage.
     


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    Finally found my first pair of good shoes.

    Nettleton Longwings in pebble grain like new, looked to have been worn only a couple times

    8D if anyone is interested I'll post pics.
     


  13. CasmirRadon

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    Finally found my first pair of good shoes.

    Nettleton Longwings in pebble grain like new, looked to have been worn only a couple times

    8D if anyone is interested I'll post pics.


    Those sound very nice indeed. Way too small for me, but I would love to see pics anyway.
     


  14. Nataku

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    HOWEVER I did see an interesting little round end table with two opposing drawers and two opposing pull-outs. It had some scratches on the top, but the quality of the piece was evident. Looked kind of like this:

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    So I took out one of the drawers... had all the telltale signs of a quality piece -- dovetailing, solid wood on the sides and bottom of the drawer, reinforced points, etc. Then imagine my surprise when inside the drawer there's a metal oval plaque that reads "Baker"! So I guess when this piece was new, it cost between $2,000 and $4,000? That's what they seem to go for at the Baker store. Admittedly I'm a furniture newb, but isn't this the equivalent of finding a Kiton suit at a thrift shop? Has anybody else ever found any Baker or other high-end furniture at a thrift?


    Wow - how did I miss reading this? Awesome score! I'm no expert on furniture either, but that table looks beautiful. Can't wait to see pics of it!
     


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    HOWEVER I did see an interesting little round end table with two opposing drawers and two opposing pull-outs. It had some scratches on the top, but the quality of the piece was evident. Looked kind of like this:

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    Yo Jinda, if thats a 44 I'll buy it off you
     


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