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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. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    ^^ 3.20????

    Haha. 3.70 over here
     
  2. mainy

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    ^^ 3.20????

    Haha. 3.70 over here


    Seems worse here because it was 2.70 a month ago...

    It also is a real burn because the metro area is so spread out. Stores that are ''close'' to each other may still be 15 miles apart. I hit up three fourths of my regular stores one day last week and drove about 110 miles round trip [​IMG] As long as I find some decent stuff, it's worth it, but the days when you don't are a burn. I think it's more psychological than anything though.

    Nataku: What are you driving that takes premium [​IMG] Thank god my 25 year old german car will settle for unleaded. haha
     
  3. MacDaddy

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    I can honestly say I've never seen it at any Best Buy's. I know Crutchfield carrys it. But by the price tag of the unit you linked it's not your cheap $250.00 A/V receiver. Mine was $900 back in '99 and it was the entry level.
    Best Buy usually keeps them in the Magnolia speaker room with all the other good Denons,Pioneers,and Yamahas,although they end up on the clearance table in the regular part of the store when the new models come in.The regular series of Sony receivers and components are crap,the ES line is the only good components that Sony makes.
     
  4. jkidd41011

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    Best Buy usually keeps them in the Magnolia speaker room with all the other good Denons,Pioneers,and Yamahas,although they end up on the clearance table in the regular part of the store when the new models come in.The regular series of Sony receivers and components are crap,the ES line is the only good components that Sony makes.

    Totally agree with you Macdaddy. I'm going to start checking out a bit more cafefully. I had a B&K 202 AVR, but I didn't want to spend the money on the upgrades, was short on funds so I sold them on Ebay. I also sold my better B&W speakers which I sorely miss. Such is the transition from be single to married with a child. Now that I am doing better financially...I miss all that stuff[​IMG]
     
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    ^^ I hear ya! Sucks even more when you've gotta put in Premium. [​IMG]

    This is why I chose to sleep in rather than hit some out-of-the-way stores this morning. That and the roads are less than enjoyable to drive on lately. Sometimes I think I'm driving on the surface of the moon. Huge craters in the road everywhere you look. Swerve to miss one and hit two bigger ones. Already bent 2 rims this winter.

    /rant


    [​IMG] I can't tell you how much i agree with this. Like K4 said, prices are at 3.70+ in LA now, and needing premium AND having an old land rover makes me feel like i'm flushing my future children's tuition down the drain every time I accelerate.
     
  6. JKMWCL

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    [​IMG]

    To find a mint Hermes tie is one thing, but that price makes this find that much more epic!


    Haha, Thanks! I totally had one of those ~quick glances back and forth~ is this real?? Yes! [​IMG] moments....all while trying to stay cool and keep looking for more.
     
  7. Nataku

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    Nataku: What are you driving that takes premium [​IMG] Thank god my 25 year old german car will settle for unleaded. haha

    Volvo S60 T5. Turbocharged, so premium is recommended. I put in unleaded once and could definitely tell he difference in power. With a turbo-charged engine I can understand why Premium is preferred. On the other hand, the wife has an Infiniti FX35 that is naturally aspirated and I have no idea why they recommend Premium for that. Still, she puts in Premium. [​IMG]

    I love it during the summer when I can drive my Scirocco around. Unleaded fuel and gas mileage in the mid to upper 30s! Woo hoo!
     
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    Volvo S60 T5. Turbocharged, so premium is recommended. I put in unleaded once and could definitely tell he difference in power. With a turbo-charged engine I can understand why Premium is preferred. On the other hand, the wife has an Infiniti FX35 that is naturally aspirated and I have no idea why they recommend Premium for that. Still, she puts in Premium. [​IMG]

    I love it during the summer when I can drive my Scirocco around. Unleaded fuel and gas mileage in the mid to upper 30s! Woo hoo!


    nataku i like your style,Frenchy rides a S70 T5 Turbocharged
     
  9. ruben

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    All at a thrift, but I was in Kensington, London so the pickings are good but the prices are accordingly high - I paid £45 / $75 for the Sutors (EU 44.5 but fit my feet nicely - usually a 10.5 or 11 UK), £50 / $80 for the Lobbs (10.5UK and also fit well) and £35 / $55 for the Stone Island.

    Nice haul.

    I've had terrible luck thrifting in the UK whenever I'm there.

    The only thing I ever found found was an ok cream linen suit.
    It fit perfectly and I was leaving and heading to warmer climate the next day so I picked it up.
    Accidentally wore in in the pool the first night and shrunk it beyond repair.
     
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    todays haul: bnwt evisu and a navy baracuta.
     
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    nataku i like your style,Frenchy rides a S70 T5 Turbocharged

    Awesome! I love Volvos, but they're so damn expensive to mod!
     
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    Wow interesting finds at the thrift [​IMG]
     
  13. k4lnamja

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    What are your thoughts about 4" ties? It seems as if no one likes 4" ties anymore. Why is that?

    Would you still wear one?

    Cheers
     
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    I totally had one of those ~quick glances back and forth~ is this real?? Yes! [​IMG] moments....all while trying to stay cool and keep looking for more.

    Such a lovely feeling, isn't it? The Salvation Army, neither location of which has ever given me a single piece of worthwhile clothing, yielded this today:

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    HermÃ[​IMG]s, Fendi, Etro for Bergdorf, Burberry's, Ferragamo, no-name Madras.

    The madras is for me, the rest are for flipping, like I did when I saw them. I may keep the etro, too, as they don't seem to draw bids on the bay. It somehow manages to be both subdued and outrÃ[​IMG], which I like. Passed on a hideous gold knit E. Zegna and a badly stained HermÃ[​IMG]s, as well as a half-dozen others (e.g. several Talbotts) with minor flaws like pulled threads or hard creases.

    Unfortunately, the HermÃ[​IMG]s I did get has a stain"”not a terrible one, but a stain nonetheless. It's a relatively tiny one, and is contained to one spot. At my height, it falls right on the knot front; a shorter person would easily hide it inside the knot, though. How salable is a stained HermÃ[​IMG]s? Or is it pointless to try to flip now?

    It was $29.00 for all of them, so not a steal by thrifting standards, but certainly one by retail. The Salvation Army here charges frickin' $8 for ties, which blows my mind, but accessories were 40% off today, so they were $4-and-change each.

    And of course, if any of these are fakes, do tell me before I make a fool of myself.
     
  16. AlanC

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    ^I have that exact same Hermes tie, which I purchased on my very first thrifting trip ever several years ago.
     
  17. Bartlebooth

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    ^I have that exact same Hermes tie, which I purchased on my very first thrifting trip ever several years ago.
    It's a nice tie, that. I like all of them, surprisingly, since I'm normally not a fan of the tiny-repeating-pattern style. The blue and gold Fendi may be a bit much, but even it is within reason. I guess when it comes to ties, you really are paying for tastefulness. It was a bit of a shock how quickly and prominently the quality ties jumped out from the rest.
     
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    What are your thoughts about 4" ties? It seems as if no one likes 4" ties anymore. Why is that? Would you still wear one? Cheers
    Nobody likes them becuase they look like bibs.
     
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    Polo Ralph Lauren Made in italy 100% linen sport coat 3 button front

    I had to convince the manager to sell me a hanger, Brooks brothers one for $2. they refused to sell me a neiman marcus one.

    and i got a hickey freeman plaid OCBD for $10 at a "vintage store"
     
  20. JKMWCL

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    Bartlebooth - great finds and it's tough to complain when you're picking up $150+ ties for under $5!

    The best tips on making sure the Hermes is real is to check the direction of the fabric...it runs from around 11 to 5 on a clock face (maybe a little steeper like 11:30 to 5:30) and also make sure the lining color matches the base color of the tie.

    Oh, and to the wiser ones, what is a good technique for saving ties with harder creases or are they generally beyond salvation?
     
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