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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. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    And people think thrifting is all fun and games.

    You should hear about the time I encountered three chihuahuas in a thrift store.
     
  2. antirabbit

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    Damn Vman, could not have been at Gurnee. At Gurnee I found today
    some Breuer ties
    some very nice BB ties
    Some 7 folds with the tags cut off.
    Each was $1.21
    Almost gots some odd jackets, but too odd for what I am shooting for.
    They were hand made full canvas, really cheap price, but not for me today.
     
  3. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Damn Vman, could not have been at Gurnee. At Gurnee I found today
    some Breuer ties
    some very nice BB ties
    Some 7 folds with the tags cut off.
    Each was $1.21
    Almost gots some odd jackets, but too odd for what I am shooting for.
    They were hand made full canvas, really cheap price, but not for me today.


    Good finds. What brand were the 7-folds?

    I have only found one 7-fold tie there - a NWT Tyrwhitt magenta dot.
     
  4. antirabbit

    antirabbit Senior member

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    Dunno, the tags were removed. There were also a bunch of the Ike Behar self tipped ties, I didnt buy any of them.
     
  5. Nashville

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    7 fold ?? great find , post some pics of those when you can [​IMG]
     
  6. gnatty8

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    Oh, forgot to post this anecdote from my last thrifting trip.

    There was a woman in the thrift store, mid to late 20's, probably was attractive a few years ago but looked kind of rough now. Anyway, she was stumbling around the store, talking to herself, reeked of booze. Later on, she is in line ahead of me, dropping her junk everywhere, making a scene. Can't find any of her money, yelling at the clerk, digging through her pockets, when all of a sudden she just stops, walks away from the counter, and yaks everywhere. Leaves all her shit there, and stumbles out of the store. This was at about 4 in the afternoon.


    Sounds like an episode of Intervention in the making..
     
  7. HomerJ

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    Pump and dump.

    Veering dangerously OT, HomerJ...back to the Salvation Army? Anyone?
     
  9. HomerJ

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    Veering dangerously OT, HomerJ...back to the Salvation Army? Anyone?
    My roomate used to bring home the oddest strays. That woman would've been just his type. Robert Talbott paisleys. Found one of these today for $1. Others were.. $2-$3 before? [​IMG] Wife found a Dooney & Burke purse for $5. Leather's just starting to get broken in. Ehh, not great but certainly not a bad brand...
     
  10. AlanC

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    ^Nice paisleys. Last week I found a Talbott silk-wool blend paisley. I was going to sell it but couldn't bring myself to. I'm a sucker for a nice paisley.

    VMan, you're a thrift machine. We simply don't have the thrift supply to support that kind of shopping here. The city isn't big enough. I don't think Atlanta could even come close to that. Do you buy any women's clothes, or stick to men's only?
     
  11. Lucky Strike

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    Not thrifted, but acquired with some amount of hassle: The lovely and understanding girlfriend brought these back from New York today: [​IMG] At last...I should get Trad brownie points for this. Also, last week: Malachite ruler/paper knife: [​IMG]
     
  12. VMan

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    ^Nice paisleys. Last week I found a Talbott silk-wool blend paisley. I was going to sell it but couldn't bring myself to. I'm a sucker for a nice paisley. VMan, you're a thrift machine. We simply don't have the thrift supply to support that kind of shopping here. The city isn't big enough. I don't think Atlanta could even come close to that. Do you buy any women's clothes, or stick to men's only?
    I stick to men's. Mostly, because I do not know many of the womens brands, and also because womens clothing performs horribly on Ebay. Last time i was thrifting, I saw a Charvet shirt, and noticed the store tag was still attached. My heart stopped and I quick pulled it out of the rack. Then noticed it was a womens shirt and put it back. I do have a womens H Huntsman tweed hacking jacket sitting in the back of my closet that I picked up four years ago or so. European size 48 (wmns) if anyone is interested for their wife or GF. But sometimes I see womens items mixed in with the mens (a lot of Jil Sander) and it frustrates me when I see the label and then realize its not a mens piece.
     
  13. tonylumpkin

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    If things have been as dry for the rest of you as they have been for me, it explains why I had to go seven pages deep just to find this thread.

    I found several pair of Aldens today...passed on two of them and a pair of AEs. The Aldens were slip ons and a bit dated. The AEs would need new heels. However, I did pick up three beautiful pair of Aldens, all in size 8 B/D. In themselves they would make 3/4 of a basic shoe rotation.

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  14. HomerJ

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    ^ Any of those for sale?
     
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    Those black Alden brogues are great. Another reason why black shoes deserve more love than they get on SF.
     
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    If things have been as dry for the rest of you as they have been for me, it explains why I had to go seven pages deep just to find this thread.

    I found several pair of Aldens today...passed on two of them and a pair of AEs. The Aldens were slip ons and a bit dated. The AEs would need new heels. However, I did pick up three beautiful pair of Aldens, all in size 8 B/D. In themselves they would make 3/4 of a basic shoe rotation.

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    Congrats done good.. thrifted fine....Even Down Under where its supposd to be spring cleaaning time there is nothing.[​IMG] [​IMG] Oh ...wrong ....I lie I got a good pair of Timberland monkstraps today..[​IMG] .
     
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    Nice finds tony. I still havent seen Alden at my spot, even though I've found CJ, Church's, etc.

    Oh but please, straight lace them ASAP. They are crying out for it.
     
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    But sometimes I see womens items mixed in with the mens (a lot of Jil Sander) and it frustrates me when I see the label and then realize its not a mens piece.

    I see this a lot. In fact, I found a Luciano Barbera DB houndstooth jacket for $10 once, and didn't notice it was a woman's jacket until I got home. I thought I'd flip it, but I first offered it to one of the HR ladies at work. It fit her perfectly, and now I have massive HR brownie points. [​IMG]
     
  19. AlanC

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    Oh but please, straight lace them ASAP. They are crying out for it.

    +1

    Things have been pretty dry for me, too, although I find odd and ends here and there (ties, etc). I picked up the Zegna silk/cashmere sportcoat now listed in B&S earlier this week. I got this for me, $5:

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    Yesterday I found a great old (~1965 dated, can't remember exactly) made in England Aquascutum plaid wool balmacaan in my size that I was just about to walk out with when I found a tiny moth hole in the sleeve. Yeah, it could have been rewoven, but I have so much outerwear now that I can't justify it, and I don't think it would have sold. Alas.

    I'm going to be hitting a few stores today, so we'll see what turns up.
     
  20. pejsek

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    Nice sweater, Alan.
    I've had the thrifting doldrums too. It's not so much that I can't find anything (though pickings are slim). The thrift stores have just become so grim, with new managers intent on charging high prices (I saw worn mainline Ferragamos at the Goodwill last week for $65!) and ever more people who seem to believe that they can make a living reselling on ebay. Where have the romance and adventure gone?!
    Anyway, here are a couple of finds from yesterday. Apparently unworn silk velvet slippers from Sulka:

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    I'll confess to being ambivalent about these. I admire the concept and workmanship (and I'm a big fan of velvet slippers) but they strike me as just a bit sinister and truly decadent--more for settling down with a portfolio of Aubrey Beardsley than for a nice wholesome glass of port in front of the fire.

    And a nice wool/silk double-sided scarf from yesteryear courtesy of Simpson's:

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