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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    Thanks everyone including K4lnamja for the info so far. I didn't even know about askandy, but for some reason that site is hard on the eyes.

    Is there a point in me leaving those jacket or tie pictures up or should I just get rid of them? Not sure if people on this site do this kind of thing or not.


    Yes, AAAC is horrible with regards to their layout. My buddy who is in online marketing/SEM says its probably one of the poorest sites out there. He said if they hired a "suitable" SEM person they could probably generate at least 5K-8K more in ad $ . . . lol
     


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    here is the stuff I did pick up. I plan to keep the ties except the Zegna, while the BB shirts I got do not fit me besides the tuxedo one which I have no idea what I would do with, haha. Were the BB shirts a good pick up to sell or should I just have left them there? They are in great shape [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  3. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Senior member

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    2 for 2 at the thrift stores today.

    First, very recent Burberry sport coat (Bond Street), side vents, 3 button, size 42L

    Second, Robert Graham shirt, size Medium.


    Neither are my size, both up on E*ay.

    Dahl5yankees

    (PS- some of the photos posted yesterday and today are hideous.
    It felt like I went to the thrift store and looked through terrible items.
    Sorry)
     


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    idfnl Senior member

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    In that case, should i pick up the other croc loafers I saw in the same thrift but from a no-name shoemaker from (palm springs, ca)? They were a little more beat up and weren't brand name so I didn"t bother.

    Tassels, [​IMG]
     


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    Nataku Senior member

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    PS: I am in the Chicagoland area. This was my first stop at 1 of about 8 I am hoping to check out at some point. I spend about 3 hours there.


    Aah, Salvation Army, I presume. Chicago and the MSP area Sallys share the same grease-pencil on colored paper square tagging system!

    Unlike Goodwill which is pretty much the same nation-wide, I've found that Salvation Army stores greatly vary from state to state in terms of tags, pricing and store design/layout.
     


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    here is the stuff I did pick up. I plan to keep the ties except the Zegna, while the BB shirts I got do not fit me besides the tuxedo one which I have no idea what I would do with, haha. Were the BB shirts a good pick up to sell or should I just have left them there? They are in great shape
    The only decent thing in this lot is the Golden Fleece. That Zegna tie is ancient. Leave polyester junk behind. The best way to go about thrifting is to learn how to spot quality and try to remember the big names. You're in Chicago, so you have a better chance than a lot of us in finding Brioni, Kiton, Isaia, etc. Also, learn the high-end store names. Lots of men's clothiers have high-end makers make their private label stuff, or perhaps you find a name you're not familiar with made for a store you know sells high quality goods. Then it's worth taking the gamble. In your area, you have Barmeys, Neiman Marcus, Syd Jerome and George Greene.
     


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    Darn.. haha. I thought I did pretty good. I definitely tried to look for the names like Brioni and Kiton, but did not find any of those. I do think I passed a couple of Canali shirts that I wasn't familiar with. I stopped looking after getting less than halfway through the shirts as I felt I might be missing some good stuff. I did see a Thomas Pink, Barney's and Paul Stuart shirt, but they had stains on them.

    I think jackets are quite difficult to get and may not be worth the risk for me since I know so little at this point. I realized a good way to find out the names is to just go back through this thread and see what names pop up.

    although I guess not the best find I thought the Hardy Aimes patterns were simple yet nice.

    In terms of finding stuff after going through before, do you guys find it difficult to spot the new stuff and not get drowned in the same old stuff you looked at?
     


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    The madras ties that were stained from that lot I got were not salvagable, so it looks like they're going to be turned into a patchwork madras jacket for my dog.
     


  9. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    If you are looking to flip then you need to do tons and tons of research FIRST before buying. If not, you will start off in the hole. If thrifting is a hobby and you buy for yourself only (like me), then you can afford to make mistakes . . . sort of.

    As mainy said a few pages back, dont always go by name. Gotta go by quality. HOw do you know? By touch, feel, and etc. How do you know how to touch and feel and etc? By research.
     


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    not much to speak of today....found a samuelsohn sc in perfect condition and in my size, seems pretty recent......anybody know how to date samuelsohns?
     


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    I am mostly going for my own stuff. I spent a total of 25 bucks which is about the amount I would have spent on a single tie. I bought the other BB stuff and Zegna tie because I got caught up in the moment and figured I could spread some of the "goodies" i thought I found. Overall, the ties and BB Golden fleece were worth more than I paid for all the stuff. Thanks for all the info so far, I hope to get better at this stuff and move on to coats and jackets some day.

    Another thought was that I found some nice jackets that were in my size but how the heck do you find the pants? It just seems impossible.
     


  12. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Ah. $25 isnt too bad then.

    Pants? Gotta look on the racks (both men and women). If it's not there, determine whether to cut loose or purchase.
     


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    The Junior League store here is having 75% off of everything in the place. Got 2 very nice Samuelsohn suits in my size for $7 each. One brown one gray. I really like that brand and I'm surprised there is so much of it in NC. I seem to find it pretty frequently.
     


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    not much to speak of today....found a samuelsohn sc in perfect condition and in my size, seems pretty recent......anybody know how to date samuelsohns?
    If it has the heart on the tag, it's recent (within 3-4 years old) [​IMG] Before that it was this: [​IMG] and before this one (hard to tell but the tag is red. shade of red varies. I've seen dark red to a bright red) [​IMG]
     


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    So I started reading the last 100 pages of this thread realized how much of an *ss I was being by posting the same questions others have had for a long time. I will now proceed to read the other 700 pages and will post back once I've done that and took another shot at thrifting.

    On that note, is there a thread or a way to get this information on the first page of this thread or something? It just seems that the same stuff gets asked a lot, which is a sign the placement of the information isn't very clear.
     


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