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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. BlueHorseShoe

    BlueHorseShoe Senior member

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    For those in Cincinnati, I just dropped some stuff off at the Goodwill in Oakley including HF bespoke and cashmere Canali jackets in approx 44l/xl. Cashmere camel colored saks db full length coat too.
     
  2. chrisb0109

    chrisb0109 Senior member

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    No clothing on any interest, but possibly one of my stranger finds: a 1950s (I believe) surgical lamp.

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  3. steviecakes

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    Thrifted a Bally briefcase for $2.98. It has two 3 digit combination locks that I've tried to crack but can't. Would a locksmith open it for me? If so, how much could I expect to be charged? I'm not even sure I'd get any use out of this to be honest, just thought it looked cool. Crappy phone pics are here.
     
  4. Mannix

    Mannix Senior member

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    Thrifted a Bally briefcase for $2.98. It has two 3 digit combination locks that I've tried to crack but can't. Would a locksmith open it for me? If so, how much could I expect to be charged? I'm not even sure I'd get any use out of this to be honest, just thought it looked cool.
    Crappy phone pics are here.


    Awesome briefcase.
     
  5. frenchy

    frenchy Senior member

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    No clothing on any interest, but possibly one of my stranger finds: a 1950s (I believe) surgical lamp.

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    I sold one of those for 300 on craigslist a month ago had like twenty emails
     
  6. mistermidwester

    mistermidwester Senior member

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    Decent day. Found a pair of NWOT Allen Edmonds black penny loafers (Randolphs) in size 10. Not my size, but these things are minty mint if anyone is interested.

    Also found a bunch of ties, including a stash from someone who must have been a hunter/outdoorsman, as nearly all of the ties have birds on them. An old Robert Talbott with a duck motif, and a couple older Lands' Ends with pheasants. Also, a weird custom tie made for the New York Stock Exchange with a repeating motif of a fighting bear and bull. [​IMG]
     
  7. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Stopped at a few thrifts on the way home today. Picked up a few things:

    - Robert Talbott Seven-Fold tie. First one I've found in at least 2 years.
    - NWT Vineyard Vines tie
    - Smartwool 3/4 Zip Sweater
    - Recent Sanyo "Carrol" model overcoat.
     
  8. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    What? Who collects surgical lamps from the 1950's? And should they really have your address? [​IMG]

    Passed on several pairs of Zanella pants in various chino-ish colors, 34 and 36, and some awesome, but very loud, linen pants by Polo made in Italy, including electric pink, size 36. Two Oxxford SCs, size 44: one silk and summery, one blue/black wool from '87. Resisting the urge to cop every nice thing I find, since it takes awhile to trade. [​IMG]

    Irresistable: recent Etro pants/jeans. PAISLEY! Euro-sized 50 or thereabouts. Will post later for gasps and lulz.
     
  9. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Thrifted a Bally briefcase for $2.98. It has two 3 digit combination locks that I've tried to crack but can't. Would a locksmith open it for me? If so, how much could I expect to be charged? I'm not even sure I'd get any use out of this to be honest, just thought it looked cool.
    Crappy phone pics are here.


    Just keep trying....there are only 1000 combos.

    I found a 3-digit luggage lock in the gutter at the airport once....had it open before the cab ride was over (on literally the *last* combo I tried...I started at 001 and the combo was 000)
     
  10. frenchy

    frenchy Senior member

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    Just keep trying....there are only 1000 combos.

    I found a 3-digit luggage lock in the gutter at the airport once....had it open before the cab ride was over (on literally the *last* combo I tried...I started at 001 and the combo was 000)


    Lol you dummy.always start with 000[​IMG]
     
  11. rose04

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    Just keep trying....there are only 1000 combos. I found a 3-digit luggage lock in the gutter at the airport once....had it open before the cab ride was over (on literally the *last* combo I tried...I started at 001 and the combo was 000)
    Or to make it a little easier, you might try looking for the numbers on the lock that look the most worn down. I was able to open a similar Nordstrom case in under a minute that way. Good luck!
     
  12. davesmith

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    [​IMG] this guy might be in trouble.... [​IMG]
     
  13. mat135ta

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    I got a pair of black shell Alden loafers in 10.5 today. They will be for sale.
     
  14. Kitontini

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    Went out to a couple different stores today. Walked away with a Zilli Tie. I haven't found anything in a few weeks! Talk about a Dry Spell...... [​IMG]
     
  15. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    could anyone identify this jacket?? what brooks brothers label is this?? couldn't find it on the website it will be making an appearance in B&S any day now fits like it was made for a fat guy with short arms!!! [​IMG] any interest beforehand ship me a PM [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. amadar

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    I don't know what it is but I keep finding vintage items made out of sea turtle. Its like I attract the little endangered guys......[​IMG] (see link in my sig for my other sea turtle encounter)

    Mint.....and by mint I mean never used/tag card still inside sea turtle wallet made by Amity, I'm guessing 50's or 60's by the look of the card and the fact that the manufacture of sea turtle products was banned beginning in the 70's. Anybody ever heard of Amity? Anyways, not really sure what to do with this, I don't carry a wallet, and not sure that it would be right to put this thing into circulation anyways, but obviously couldn't pass it up.

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  17. frenchy

    frenchy Senior member

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    I don't know what it is but I keep finding vintage items made out of sea turtle. Its like I attract the little endangered guys......[​IMG] (see link in my sig for my other sea turtle encounter)

    Mint.....and by mint I mean never used/tag card still inside sea turtle wallet made by Amity, I'm guessing 50's or 60's by the look of the card and the fact that the manufacture of sea turtle products was banned beginning in the 70's. Anybody ever heard of Amity? Anyways, not really sure what to do with this, I don't carry a wallet, and not sure that it would be right to put this thing into circulation anyways, but obviously couldn't pass it up.

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    im kinda intrigued by this and i need a new wallet,PM sent
     
  18. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Can someone please send me the post by the person who dyes his own shoes? I want to dye a pair to a simple black. All of the cobblers in LA have quoted me 45-65. The $ is not the issue. The issue is most of them say the dye doesnt last that long and etc etc. So, I'm thinking of possibly doing it myself. POSSIBLY

    Cheers
     
  19. Orgetorix

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  20. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Thank you, Thrifty Gent.

    Cheers
     
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