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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. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Dudes:
    I ordered this jacket:
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    Luigi Bianchi gun check in navy and brown -- extremely versatile.
    In two sizes (sadly, before the price dropped again :fu: ). I have 40 and 44 on the way. Happy to proxy whichever one doesn't fit. Hit me on the PM if interested.
     
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  2. Ken P

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    Yoox is pretty good with price adjustments. I'd shoot them an email.
     
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    looks boxy :nest:
     
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    So it would cost more for you to proxy, then us to purchase from yoox??
     
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  5. Close Horse

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    Looks like Yoox only has 46R left. So if you want either of the sizes GMMcL has then it's proxy or no jacket for you.
     
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    Ah, 46r nice. Btw GMM - ur down close to a size 40?? That's awesome. Ur recent fits show it!
     
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    I thought he was pretty solidly in 42 turf!
     
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    Sorry, total noob here.

    I remember reading once that you shouldn't leave 100% cashmere on the rack at thrift stores. Does that even apply to department store brands? I grabbed a Lord & Taylor cashmere sports coat, but it's too small for me (48). Not sure if I'll take it back, or if it's worth flipping.

    Secondly, if I'm remembering right about not leaving 100% cashmere on the rack, what are thoughts on leaving wool/cashmere blends on the rack? I passed on one, entirely.
     
  9. Madroaster

    Madroaster Well-Known Member

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    First time thrifting in a while; picked this up today--a flawless Icer coat.

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  10. woodchuck312

    woodchuck312 Senior member

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    Depends. If you like the clothing for you to personally wearthen yes, to flip no. I pass on cashmere all the time.
     
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    That's what I figured. Did a quick eBay search and am seeing the same coat listed at $25. One sold recently for $20. Another one sold for $70, though. I'll probably just eat the $9 I paid for it and re-donate it. Lesson learned. Thanks!
     
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  12. woodchuck312

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    Happens to everyone. When i first started thrifting i thought Brooks Brothers shirts were amazing(heck they were since they were replacing JC Penney crap in my closet). took me a few months but those BB shirts were soon replaced by thrifted T&A, Zegna, Borrelli, etc.
     
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  13. OolongT

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    WOWZA! That's the way to make a trip to the thrift store count.
     
  14. SomethingsFishy

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    This is good advice.

    It's also worth mentioning that determining the quality (or value) of clothing can be a fairly nuanced affair.

    Not all cashmere is created equal- different mills yield products of widely variable quality. Moreover, some types of fabric are more desirable for given roles than others. The same is true of all other materials.

    Throw in workmanship, styling, condition, heritage, and practicality, and you've got quite a bit to consider. Hopefully, I haven't added to your confusion too much!
     
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  15. woodchuck312

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    Yeah that is one cashmere find you do not want to pass up haha.

    Nice score.
     
  16. imSOhungry

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    Quote: This looks amazing [​IMG]
     
  17. imSOhungry

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    Thrifting has been on the back burner cause of the holidays... did get out a few times. Posts coming this weekend
     
  18. Mr. Moo

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    Mostly dead at my usual haunts since the New Year... :brick:
     
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    Why don't you just return it?
     
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    I wish i could have gotten out a bit more over the holidays.
     
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