The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Temujin

    Temujin Senior member

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    Found 2 BB Made to Measure suits, haven't measured but they appear to be a 44 L. One is a gray w/ micro herringbone, the other is a blue pinstripe. A Southwick medium houndstooth. Prob also a 44. A Southwick charcoal "Sport coat", orphaned. And a Burberry's navy blazer w/ prorsums on the gold buttons. 10.5 B Royal Imperials black pebble grained wing tip, and sz 9 Imperial loafers. Oh and a sz 15 Johnston & Murphy Optima in chili brown.
     
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    Passed on an olive green DB lanvin suit today, wool. Was this a bad decision?

    depends, lanvin licensed some stuff in the 80's. and most recently licensed a Lanvin line they marketed as a collaboration with H&M


    but if you managed to get 2002 -> onward albar elbaz era stuff im jealous!
     
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    Speaking of Lanvin, my brother scored a goegeous recent Lanvin tie the other day. I'd say within 5 years old and has the sailboat logo.
     
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    depends, lanvin licensed some stuff in the 80's. and most recently licensed a Lanvin line they marketed as a collaboration with H&M


    but if you managed to get 2002 -> onward albar elbaz era stuff im jealous!



    It looked really recent, it wasn't the H&M collaboration for sure. It was huge on me so I passed on it. It was quite expensive for a thrift store, ~$70? So I felt it was risky to flip.
     
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    Whoops - here is the older label to avoid: [​IMG]
     
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    The one I saw was the new label, should I go back and get it? It wasn't my size so would the suit have flipping value?
     
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    Fellas,

    Need your advice. Purchased an E Zegna [​IMG] SC cashmere/wool. It's a really really nice jacket but it's too big for me. I think it is a 44 R possibly L. Shoot, could've been a 46 R or L but I'm pretty sure it was a 44. It's ventless.

    Let me know if there are any takers. If not, I will return on sunday.
     
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    The one I saw was the new label, should I go back and get it? It wasn't my size so would the suit have flipping value?
    The new stuff is really well made and pretty expensive. I'd grab it. Just toss it on the B/S here.
     
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    All in your size? That is quite a grab.

    a lot is, but ill put whatever doesn't, or i don't want on ebay. my 45 days here to post a f/s thread hasn't passed so i cant post them here[​IMG]
     
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    SCORED today. Ran by the Goodwill on my way work to see if they had any new shoes in (seriously, you people and the shoes and the thrifting— I never find anything worth even looking at, much less in my size!), and found nothing, so I ran my hand down the shirt and coat racks just to see what had come in. The practical score: I've been looking for wardrobe staples, and someone gave a bunch of mint condition BB OCBDs to Goodwill. I found four white ones in my exact size, right beside each other, and quickly scanned the other colors and found a dark blue one: $5 each. I am set for the foreseeable future for white OCBDs. And the impractical score: a double vented, chocolate brown, velvet Canali sport coat, in perfect condition, size EU 50. $8.99. It's a wee bit lower on the button stance than I normally like, and a wee bit longer than I normally like, but, while I usually prefer a slimmer/shorter fit, I believe it would be considered a "traditional fit," I'll post pics tomorrow and see what others think (the jacket color looks horrible in the light in my room, so I'm waiting for daylight—the yellow light and my crappy camera phone give it a nasty green sheen). I have no idea when I'd wear this with, and I might end up selling it, but it's the first quality, undamaged suit or sport coat I've found while thrifting— not to mention that it fits me—so I was a little bit giddy on the walk to work. One question, though: Patch pockets mean there's pretty much no chance of shortening the jacket, right? I assume they couldn't be raised without leaving seams in the velvet? Edit: And one more. The tag looks like this, but says 50, 8, and R. What do the 7 in the image, and the 8 on my coat stand for?
     
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    Edit: And one more. The tag looks like this, but says 50, 8, and R. What do the 7 in the image, and the 8 on my coat stand for?


    That's the drop - a 40" chest and a 33" waist.
     
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    SCORED today. Ran by the Goodwill on my way work to see if they had any new shoes in (seriously, you people and the shoes and the thrifting— I never find anything worth even looking at, much less in my size!), and found nothing, so I ran my hand down the shirt and coat racks just to see what had come in. The practical score: I've been looking for wardrobe staples, and someone gave a bunch of mint condition BB OCBDs to Goodwill. I found four white ones in my exact size, right beside each other, and quickly scanned the other colors and found a dark blue one: $5 each. I am set for the foreseeable future for white OCBDs.
    Nice! Basics are always a nice score in my book.
     
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    That's the drop - a 40" chest and a 33" waist.

    A) I thought "drop" referred to the difference in jacket size and pants size... You're telling me this was part of a chocolate brown velvet SUIT?

    B) It's EU sizing, so the 7 (in the image, or the 8 on my jacket's tag) would be centimeters, not inches, right? That doesn't seem right, though: a drop of only ~3 inches would pretty irregular, human- and clothing-size-wise, no?

    Nice! Basics are always a nice score in my book.

    The best kind for me, since I'm building a wardrobe from near scratch. And to get a basic four times over... [​IMG]
     
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