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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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    Had Tailorbyrd shirt I thrifted whose pattern I liked a LOT, but it was, alas, too small. I ended up reluctantly giving it back to GW (and coming across it again the next week at a different store, haha). Quality wise, it didn't seem much better than Banana Republic, though, and I've come across some other shirts by them that are Capital H Hi-De-Ous



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    Haha, no, it's just odd to have two other people talk about a specific place that I know. Now when I go into the Goodwills, I'm eyeing everyone up and down: "Is he one of Us?" It's like when you start dating someone, you kinda forget for a little while that other people were there first [​IMG]


    Barb

    Dont worry about this guy! I told you my secret spots in SF. Now keep that between us and you're good to go. [​IMG]
     
  2. contrarycomet

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    Haha, no, it's just odd to have two other people talk about a specific place that I know. Now when I go into the Goodwills, I'm eyeing everyone up and down: "Is he one of Us?" It's like when you start dating someone, you kinda forget for a little while that other people were there first [​IMG]

    LOL. I was out doing the do this weekend and overheard some guy boasting about bagging a Brioni at a GW. Probably an orphan, but I still wanted to cut him. [​IMG] When you're a Jet...

    Hm. SF swap meet? Or has that been done to death?
     
  3. csoukoulis

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    forrgot to post pics of the Loden Frey duffle coat i found a little while back that's mint, and fits perfect. Unfortunately i can't use it often, because it just doesn't stay cold in Texas for long. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. California Dreamer

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    Pretty good weekend. Lots of bits and pieces, but the highlights were:

    * Older Burberry DB trench coat.
    * Zegna for Wilkes Bashford SC. Includes a label that says "Centoventimila" -- I think this refers to the fabric, but anyone know for sure?


    Not sure. Literally it means "120000", so maybe it refers to Super 120s, just as 15Mil15 refers to Super 150s fabric.
     
  5. Bartlebooth

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    Barb Dont worry about this guy! I told you my secret spots in SF. Now keep that between us and you're good to go. [​IMG]
    How'd you decide to go with "Barb" from a name that starts with "Bart," by the way? And really, are there any "secret spots" in SF, if you're a resident? There's GW, SA, and Out of the Closet. The first centrally distributes, and the others only have a handful of stores. If you've figured out which ones tag shirts through the yoke ([​IMG]) and which ones overprice, you've pretty much figured out which ones aren't the secret spots.
    LOL. I was out doing the do this weekend and overheard some guy boasting about bagging a Brioni at a GW. Probably an orphan, but I still wanted to cut him. [​IMG] When you're a Jet... Hm. SF swap meet? Or has that been done to death?
    That actually might be interesting??? There's the SF meet up, but I don't think any other thrifters were there (were you guys?). I went to the last meet up and listened to those guys talk about their Neapolitan tailor's recommendations for cleaning their sport coats and which fabrics they chose for their bespoke pants, while I'm wearing an outfit of entirely thrifted pieces. [​IMG] How many of us thrifters are in SF?
     
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    ^^ At the next one, ask them where and when they're going to make their next clothing donation! [​IMG] I know a couple SF big-timers who don't sell on B/S, but donate their stuff instead. Pejsek (SF thrifter who used to find mind-blowing stuff) was almost positive he found some uber high-end shoes from a certain SFer from time to time. I think he did find an old WAYWN photo of the member wearing the same shoes!
     
  7. mainy

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    i plan on scoring huge tomorrow. simply because i haven't found anything awesome in like a month.
     
  8. k4lnamja

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  9. csoukoulis

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    I went to the last meet up and listened to those guys talk about their Neapolitan tailor's recommendations for cleaning their sport coats and which fabrics they chose for their bespoke pants, while I'm wearing an outfit of entirely thrifted pieces. [​IMG] How many of us thrifters are in SF?

    I'm proud when i put together a good outfit with thrifted items.

    Here's today's Brioni heavy ensemble lol:

    Brioni 100% cashmere sport coat - 7 bucks
    Brioni shirt - 4 bucks
    Brioni pants - 5 bucks
    Shell Cordovan Aldens - 6 Bucks

    Not to shabby for 22 bucks!
     
  10. csoukoulis

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    i plan on scoring huge tomorrow. simply because i haven't found anything awesome in like a month.

    Yea, tomorrow im going back to the place i found my shoes last week hoping they have more stuff they hadnt put out yet. I need more stuff for me LOL
     
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    I've always referred to you as "barbletooth"


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    No worries, csouk. If you say it went for over 1790 then I'd want you to get close to that amount especially since you're unemployed. [​IMG]

    Very nice coat though


    Indeed! I found an almost identical one in 2007, a Loro Piana black deerskin carcoat with cream cashmere lining, for $34.99 at VV.

    It was def. more worn than yours, and hugely too big for me, so I sold it eBay for about $780, I think, and used the money to buy stuff in my own size.
     
  13. csoukoulis

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    I've always referred to you as "barbletooth"! I think I'm dyslexic. [​IMG]
    Be careful if you say his name 3 times he will appear LOL Barbletooth.......Barbletooth.......Barbletooth [​IMG]
     
  14. Bartlebooth

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    ^^ At the next one, ask them where and when they're going to make their next clothing donation! [​IMG]

    I know a couple SF big-timers who don't sell on B/S, but donate their stuff instead. Pejsek (SF thrifter who used to find mind-blowing stuff) was almost positive he found some uber high-end shoes from a certain SFer from time to time. I think he did find an old WAYWN photo of the member wearing the same shoes!


    Ooooh, good idea. I'll have start seeding items to see how widely the donation/display lag varies so I can use my insider info to donation-stalk with sniperly precision.

    I'm proud when i put together a good outfit with thrifted items.

    Well, I was being SF unapproved: I wore a pinstripe odd jacket [​IMG]

    But seeing as pretty much all of my clothing right now is thrifted...

    Be careful if you say his name 3 times he will appear LOL Barbletooth.......Barbletooth.......Barbletooth

    [​IMG]


    If it didn't require the effort to download, crop, and reupload that, it would probably be my avatar right now.
     
  15. csoukoulis

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    If it didn't require the effort to download, crop, and reupload that, it would probably be my avatar right now.
    does this work? [​IMG] actually that looks to big, but this one should work! http://www.freshalloy.com/forums/ima...ine=1149056699
     
  16. JKMWCL

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    Content with my score, and about to rush out (seeing as I picked the place apart to no avail on Sat) I notice a rack of about 10 mint shirts all in my size (obviously part of one donation that just came in) I quickly tried on about 7 of them, and kept a NWT Zanella, NWOT Tailorbyrd?, and NWOT Paul & Shark? Never heard of the last 2, but the quality was amazing (especially the Paul and Shark - super thick MOP buttons, nice trim fit, amazing feel) Left a bunch of once or twice worn Robert Talbott staple solid blue and white shirts as they were all a tad too generously cut.

    I got out of there in about 10 minutes, makes me wonder what else was in that donation that I didn't have time to look for.......[​IMG]


    IMO Taylorbyrd makes a nice shirt...definitely worth picking up if the price was right.
     
  17. JKMWCL

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    well considering anything over $20 is profit im cool with that!!

    Insane! That's a helluva find! [​IMG]

    On another note....I spied a "Canali for Bloomingdales" SC yesterday for a steal....what can the learned ones tell me about this particular line?
     
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    Anyone come across nice suspenders/braces recently?
     
  19. tonylumpkin

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    Anyone come across nice suspenders/braces recently?

    I've picked up some very nice ones. Are you looking for some?
     
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    I've picked up some very nice ones. Are you looking for some?

    I am indeed. They don't seem to be available to often on B&S or eBay and the availability in my local stores is limited to prices of $150+.
     
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