The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Lokesh

    Lokesh Senior member

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    Do you live in the city? If so the BART seems unnecessary (and costly). There are several bus lines that go there, but I usually just take the MUNI lightrail to Church Station and then walk down and take a left at 18th (Valencia is straight ahead). You'll walk right by bi-rite creamery, the best ice cream in the city.

    If you have a BART pass and for some reason have to take it, the area is a little sketch, but not as much as hysterical people make it out to be. I've been there dozens of times without problems. Just dress cool, it's hotter there than anywhere else, and leave the valuables at home.

    Go to Dolores park in the next ten minutes and you can see tye San Francisco Mime Troupe performing.


    Yep I do! Very close to Powell St. Nah no BART pass... Guess I'll do the MUNI thing. Can't beat $2 for a round trip! And yeah the way people were describing the station, it sounded like someone dies there every day lol. I assumed it was much worse than the Tenderloin.

    I won't be around Dolores Park in the next 10 minutes, but I think I'll go to those stores in about an hour or so!
     


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    You'll walk right by bi-rite creamery, the best ice cream in the city.
    Now that is the damn truth. Also worth checking out for lunch a few blocks over is Ike's Place for the best sandwiches in town (if you aren't in a hurry, they get quite the line at times).

    Too bad I didn't turn up anything last time I was in the city and did the rounds of these thrifts. My wife did find an amazing red dress though, so I'll go ahead and count that as a win.
     


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    So I went to those 3 thrift stores today. Was quite overwhelmed by the sheer number of things they have in there! I couldn't really find anything that I liked though...

    And yeah I've been to Ike's! Stood in a line for 45 minutes to get a damn burger!! But that dirty sauce... mmmmmmm...
     


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    I got an amazing (in an SF-approved sense) double-faced Drumohr cashmere vest for Jean Jacques Monaco. It's seriously heavy (must be well over a pound in weight) of closely-knitted dense cashmere, and is amazingly warm and luxurious. Photos to follow.
     


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    double-faced Drumohr cashmere vest.

    [​IMG] I must see pictures - I've been hunting for a Drumohr for ages.
     


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    Found some amazing Lands End loafers that I might keep.
    Double sole, Metal V-Cleat, Made in USA,.... I wish LE made shoes like this today.
     


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    [​IMG] I must see pictures - I've been hunting for a Drumohr for ages.

    Here you go;

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    ^^ Wow, that's an amazing find. It's so thick it doesn't even look like it could be cashmere. And I love the pockets. Congrats and enjoy.
     


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    NVM
     


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    been looking for a classic overcoat, found this today [​IMG] any idea about who made it? reads "Scott & Company LIMITED Boston". anyone know anything about this? [​IMG] must be old [​IMG] [​IMG][/quote]
     


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    Here's a link to those shoes I mentioned last week, all 10.5 A:
    Black, and Spectators are FL Imperials
    Dark Browns are British Walkers
    Light Brown are British Consuls by EC Gravestock, which, BTW, I still have not found anything about.


    http://img33.imageshack.us/g/shoes1732.jpg/
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Here you go;

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    A tale of two halves today - on the plus side I got some hand-sewn unlined tan leather gloves and a pair of Church's cordovan brogues from a consignment store at a fair price.

    On the other hand, I found a truly phenomenal bespoke DB flannel suit in mid gray with light gray pinstripes which was way too big, and an SR bespoke SB which fit perfectly apart from sleeves 3" too short. Oh well....
     


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    Found a pair of sz 8 black Sandro Moscoloni loafers, and finally, finally a Samuelsohn check sport coat in lana cashmere 85/15, just in time for fall. Made in Canada, but the fabric is made in Italy![​IMG] Also saw and passed on a 44L Hickey Freeman Collection black tux for $50.
     


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