The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. ruben

    ruben Senior member

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    Is this a savile row bespoke piece or? just a license thing?

    http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/832/tieym.jpg[[/I]

    Is Hardie Ames any good?

    I see plenty of suits from them and have a tie as well, quality seems kinda poor.
     


  2. frenchy

    frenchy In Time Out

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    Is Hardie Ames any good?

    I see plenty of suits from them and have a tie as well, quality seems kinda poor.


    its bad,very bad
     


  3. misterfun

    misterfun Active Member

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    ^^

    Are you serious?!?!

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    Yeah I still can't believe it myself. My wife thought it was hilarious as I sat on the couch and watched videos showing how to figure out a lost lock combination.

    Great finds everyone! I'm constantly amazed at the stuff that gets posted in here.
     


  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Hit 7 stores yesterday. Bought some shirts, a few ties, one pair of Bill's. And these two. An apparently new military issue XL desert camouflage parka and a lightly used medium CWU-36 summer weight flight jacket. The velcro on the flight jacket is for patches (squadron, US flag, etc.). They are velcroed on because uniforms are "sanitized" of unit identification when they are flying operationally. [​IMG]
     


  5. Nataku

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    Cool finds on the military gear! I collect Vietnam-era stuff, so I grab old ERDL, tiger stripe and OD jungle stuff whenever I can and it's in nice shape. I just picked up a parka like that in APECS camo (the new digital tiger stripe). It's really neat. Also, if any of you guys see any tiger stripe jackets/pants while you're out in this particular pattern, grab em for me and I'll gladly pay a proxy fee! Should be close to this color and have no tags, just a black stamp inside that says US-M or A-S (US Medium, Asian Small, etc). [​IMG]
     


  6. misterfun

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    I see tons of military stuff around my area --- I'll keep an eye out.
     


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    Nataku Senior member

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    ^^ Cool, thanks. Going a bit OT, as this is stuff 99% of you would pass over. Also, if you can tell ERDL and Woodland camo apart, I've been looking for a non-Marines (no US Marines stamp) ERDL camo jacket for a long time in a Medium-Large. All I find are smalls. Woodland: [​IMG] ERDL: [​IMG]
     


  8. Steve Smith

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    ^Hmmm. I was wearing camo when the transition was made from the ERDL to Woodland, but I never knew it as ERDL. We called those jungle poplins. They were not as durable as the woodlands, but were 100% cotton while the early woodlands had some polyester and were burning hot in the Quantico, VA summer. Later woodlands were available in pure cotton IIRC. The slant pocket poplins like in your photo were earlier still. There was a degree of saltiness that went with wearing the slant pocket poplins back in my day (early to late 80's).
     


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    its bad,very bad

    aww damn, so this tie = not all that great find?

    oh well it looks good though.

    i live pretty close to a military base ( pendleton) and i see a alot of millitary stuff, most of it is US marines, but recently i 've seen some really wicked navy stuff that i've never seen before.

    It didn't have any name patches, and it had 2 little metal pins on the shirt one was an eagle on an anchor with a flintlock pistol laying on it. that one was pure green or "olive drab" if you're playing a video game :3

    and the other one looked like the "woodland" one up abouve
    but it was stamped USN

    didn't know the navy wore that. where would you wear something like that? or are they just required to have it?
     


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    ^^^^ That sounds like a Navy SEAL pin to me. My advice is not to wear that. Especially if you live anywhere near a Navy base. A real Navy SEAL would not take kindly to someone appropriating their insignia. Even with the most innocent of intentions.
     


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    ^Hmmm. I was wearing camo when the transition was made from the ERDL to Woodland, but I never knew it as ERDL. We called those jungle poplins. They were not as durable as the woodlands, but were 100% cotton while the early woodlands had some polyester and were burning hot in the Quantico, VA summer. Later woodlands were available in pure cotton IIRC. The slant pocket poplins like in your photo were earlier still. There was a degree of saltiness that went with wearing the slant pocket poplins back in my day (early to late 80's).
    Yeah, the transition happened around 1978, IIRC. Before the transition ERDL was know as the leaf pattern or just plain camouflage. They called it ERDL because it was developed by the Engineer Research & Development Laboratories back before the Korean war, but didn't start issuing it 'till Vietnam. I actually love the slant pocket stuff. Those went out right after 'Nam in '74-'75. The Vietnam era fatigues (jackets mainly) had a good tailored fit. The new stuff fits like a paper bag. Also, if any of you guys see this new digital tigerstripe (APECS) stuff floating around, grab it and I'll buy it off ya! [​IMG]
     


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    ^^^^ That sounds like a Navy SEAL pin to me. My advice is not to wear that. Especially if you live anywhere near a Navy base. A real Navy SEAL would not take kindly to someone appropriating their insignia. Even with the most innocent of intentions.

    oh shit thanks, you prevented an ass kicking. yeah i was thinking about it. but i thought it would be a bad idea since the proximity to a number of bases out here.

    there are quaite a few pea coats that i avoid just for that reason
     


  13. RemyMichel

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    Canali Tie and NOTHING ELSE!
     


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    Picked up this overcoat dated 1931. Beautiful shape, save for some wear to the bottom of the lining. It is from Strahorn in Chicago. I will probably never use it, but it was too fine to leave.
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    this one was $22 - the stampede. it's awesome. I got a longshot awhile back for $5.99 and that was even sweeter. still, the stampede is literally the most awesome nerf gun we have - and we have the vulcan too, the belt-fed auto. vulcan = emplacement machinegun, stampede = assault rifle. the only thing that sucks is picking up all the darts... but that's what kids are for! [​IMG]

    oh yeah - even at $25 the stampede is a good deal, they go for more than that on ebay even if it's just the gun body without all the crap that comes with & box - and they're still 40 bucks or more in stores.


    My 3.5 year old son is just getting into Nerf and when we saw those belt-fed vulcans at Target we both nearly wet ourselves. He told me that we should each get one and set them up in the living room. I asked him, "if we both have one then who we were going to shoot" and he said "mommy". That's my boy...

    ^^^^ That sounds like a Navy SEAL pin to me. My advice is not to wear that. Especially if you live anywhere near a Navy base. A real Navy SEAL would not take kindly to someone appropriating their insignia. Even with the most innocent of intentions.

    I've started to see quite a few young people wearing actual uniform pieces and insignia as casual wear. I know people have always done some of that but right now it seems to be in particularly bad taste. I'm a veteran and I can't even bring myself to wear an old pair of BDU's, much less some high school kid with Justin Bieber hair wearing ratty jeans, a Marilyn Manson t-shirt and a USMC dress blues jackets (with medals!). I saw that at a movie theatre yesterday and nearly choked. I wish some former DI would have seen that and squared that dude away.
     


  15. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    I cannot and I mean CANNOT stand kids/young adults my age that wear fatigues or any military inspired clothing. War is not glorious or how shall I say, "fashionable". I see ppl wearing camo cargo shorts all of the time ...

    I never served but to you and every other vet, I thank you for what you've done.
     


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