The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    A small win last Friday at a vintage seconds store. I'm pretty sure the links are NOS.

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    Very nice! And they're complementary.
     
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    FWIW - older YSL, Dior, and Lanvin stuff is not worth picking up unless it fits you perfectly. The value/desirability is almost non-existent and most of it has not dated well.
     
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    FWIW - older YSL, Dior, and Lanvin stuff is not worth picking up unless it fits you perfectly. The value/desirability is almost non-existent and most of it has not dated well.

    aww okay well shit prob stuck with it. whats brands is there a market for other than zegna?
     
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    aww okay well shit prob stuck with it. whats brands is there a market for other than zegna?

    Take some time and read this thread....all the way back to the beginning. There is also a ranking of suit brand names that you can find here, do a search. It may take an hour or 2 but you'll know the major brands by then. There are some very good brands that are undervalued as far as re-sale like Samuelsohn for instance. I have found several REALLY nice Samuelsohn suits and jackets that I have kept and gotten for a song. It would be pretty tough to sell them though.

    So keep in mind selling vs. keeping when you thrift. But again, you will get a much better idea after spending some time on the 2 threads I mentioned.
     
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    FWIW - older YSL, Dior, and Lanvin stuff is not worth picking up unless it fits you perfectly. The value/desirability is almost non-existent and most of it has not dated well.

    damn. I saw Lanvin and snapped it up beause I hadn't seen it before. oh well. guess i'll eat the $9... or turn the lanvin buttons into cufflinks!
     
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    Take some time and read this thread....all the way back to the beginning. There is also a ranking of suit brand names that you can find here, do a search. It may take an hour or 2 but you'll know the major brands by then. There are some very good brands that are undervalued as far as re-sale like Samuelsohn for instance. I have found several REALLY nice Samuelsohn suits and jackets that I have kept and gotten for a song. It would be pretty tough to sell them though.

    So keep in mind selling vs. keeping when you thrift. But again, you will get a much better idea after spending some time on the 2 threads I mentioned.


    i did that last month, saw alot of people picking up YSL so i thought yeah might as well.

    i paid $13 for it.

    though, oh well i guess i'll keep it.
    It fits me a little snugly. i can button it up and stuff but it looks like the Ralph lauren black label stuff on me real slim cut , looks too modern? if that makes anysense?

    when i wear a 42R i slip my hand inbetween the jacket and my chest, and i can move it about the thickness of my hand.

    when i where the 40R i slip my hand on my chest and it's almost snug
     
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    A very trad day today. NOS Sero buttondown in Parliament Poplin, whatever that is, made for a long gone local trad store. Still has the creases from being folded. Also a must iron BB BD. The tie is a Talbott in a nice thick twill. All of the pocketsquare are hand rolled. I don't know why I keep buying them. I almost always use a white linen one.
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    This is more of an opportunity to brag about a loss, but I saw a mint pair of RRL officer's chinos in size 32 for $45 today. Left for a few seconds to help my sister with some jeans and some fat mofo grabbed it off the rack. At the counter I heard him mumbling about how he'd lost a pair of pants just like these. right. fat f**k.
     
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    Was at my local Salvation Army yesterday, and saw a great pair of Allen Edmonds chukka boots in like-new condition -- soft brown leather, with a strap going all the way around. But I had to pass because of the size - 13AAA. Couldn't possibly squeeze my 11.5 feet into them, and resale might be hard with that unusual size...

    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?

    So tomorrow night I'm going to drop it off with a furniture restorer who will take out the scratches and basically get it looking like new for about $200...

    I'll take pictures once it comes back from the repair shop!


    Cost was $39.99... if I had waited until today, it would have been $30 (with 25% off) but of course didn't want to take the chance that it would have still been there today! Gladly paid the $10 "peace of mind insurance". [​IMG]


    photos?
     
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    Found a Brioni for Neiman Marcus 16L french cuff, nice MOP buttons, light pink.

    Really excited it was my size, but after trying on the collar was just a little too snug.

    Let me know if anyone is interested.
     
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    Unlined Oxxford Summer blazer in Glenplaid. Fits perfectly.

    Bernini suit jacket also fits perfectly.

    Gotta love LA.
     
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    Found and purchased a pair of moderately worn Alden 986 LHS size 10 D, $9.99. I wish they were 12E.[​IMG]
     
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    Found and purchased a pair of moderately worn Alden 986 LHS size 10D. I wish they were 12E.[​IMG]

    Pics? That is my size!
     
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    Pics? That is my size!

    +1
     
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