The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. Rugger

    Rugger Senior member

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    Brand new display model Park avenues for 140 shipped. They have the W on the sole - otherwise mint condition, best part is they are already broken in. So stoked.

    They were buy it now for 240 on ebay. I offered 120 and they accepted LOL
     
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    Did well at Goodwill today, a pair of Alden shell tassel loafers, 8.5 B/D, color #8 I think. Condition seems excellent, eh? Bizarrely, since I'm a 7 EEE, they sorta fit, although it may be wishful thinking. [​IMG]

    Sorta fit is no good for your feet. Through eBay to Japan! Then wait for the next one.
     
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    My BiL just rescued this from a foreclosure cleanout. The picture below is from the website, mine is missing the mat, and cloth cover for the iron, but man does this sucker build up some steam. Though I'm afraid it may be overkill for my needs.

    [​IMG]

    High steam makes some very good equipment,but that steam generator is made to be used with a vacuum or vacuum/up-air board.
    http://www.sewingmachineoutlet.com/hspnd1000ac.htm
    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp06774-0675.html
    I would keep it and look for a used board on Craigslist or Ebay,you probably won't find one in a thrift store.
    Eventually you can get as good as this guy.
     
  4. mk.ultra

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    Did well at Goodwill today, a pair of Alden shell tassel loafers, 8.5 B/D, color #8 I think. Condition seems excellent, eh? Bizarrely, since I'm a 7 EEE, they sorta fit, although it may be wishful thinking. [​IMG]

    wow, nice find...
     
  5. antirabbit

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    Sure,
    I also work in the Medical field....
    My "spot" is really far north actuall.
    Shoot me a PM and we can plan a time to hit mine and yours?

    C

    The only thing my size in terms of the shirts was the BB GF Tuxedo shirt, the Dior and another shirt I bought by joespeh and lyman.

    One BB's will fit my brother, so will probably give to him. the other, I just found some holes in the arm I didn't see when I inspected in the store, really random place for them, but o well.

    I do think we are in the same area, although I saw that you are from farther north than I am when I was trying to see where to thrift in the north shore.

    Anyways, maybe we can meet up sometime this week or next and you are able to show me the ropes or something. I have these two weeks off to work on my motorcycle and other random things but after that it will be a rare thing for me to do since I will be really heavy with work next month and then out of the country for 2 months, after which I start my medical residency and will probably be moving out of the area, haha.
     
  6. k4lnamja

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    Brand new display model Park avenues for 140 shipped. They have the W on the sole - otherwise mint condition, best part is they are already broken in. So stoked.

    They were buy it now for 240 on ebay. I offered 120 and they accepted LOL


    HOW and where? Send me the sellers info please!

    I'm looking for some monks
     
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    Sorta fit is no good for your feet. Through eBay to Japan! Then wait for the next one.

    That's a strong argument...![​IMG]
     
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    Looks like it would make an excellent espresso as well!

    haha.. that's exactly what i thought it was.
     
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    So I've had a pretty successful week so far, but more on that later.

    I've gone through about half of this thread since lurking SF for the past few months and I've heard mention of the SA and GW separating out name "brands" in order to compete with flippers. I ran across their official auction site by accident and well...it's what you would expect a site run by Goodwill to look like. They wanted to recreate the effect of going through each rack to find the gem online and I, personally, think they did a really nice job the experience.

    A rare Louis Vuitton trunk is ending soon as well as some Hermes ties and Burberry Coats.

    shopgoodwill.com
     
  10. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Brand new display model Park avenues for 140 shipped. They have the W on the sole - otherwise mint condition, best part is they are already broken in. So stoked.

    They were buy it now for 240 on ebay. I offered 120 and they accepted LOL


    Hey.

    What's the info of the seller? I need some new shoes [​IMG]

    cheers
     
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    For the pants, 56 EU = 44-46 US.
    For the jacket, 52 EU = 42 US.


    Pretty sure this is incorrect. In pants, EU56 is a about a US38. When I had a 40" waist I was buying EU58 in brands like Pal Zileri.

    This is still a small drop for a suit, but it's not bizarre.
     
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    very nice i have never seen Alden up here

    This thread is about bragging after all ...

    I found a pair of shell Aldens a while back, along with a NOS pair of C&Js.

    Still have them if anyone's keen - UK6.5.
     
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    Brooks Brothers Makers Hand Tailored Made in USA suit (heard it was martin greenfield?) I had no idea brooks brothers suits had THIS much hand work Fully canvased, hand work everywhere Its an older Made-to-measure piece, No size. do you guys think i can wear this color to an interview? http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/DSC00687.jpg http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/DSC00688.jpg ALSO: i saw a 3-roll 2 light grey Hickey Freeman Madison suit in my size, but it was tagged at $49.99 ID if its worth picking up at that pice?
     
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    Bit of a haul this morning, though I stopped off for lunch and kind of lost heart afterwards; it means there's more waiting for next time! Brooks Brothers US-made supima cotton OCBD [​IMG] BB quarter-zip Pima cotton sweater [​IMG] Brioni check sportcoat [​IMG] Dege & Skinner regimental stripe tie [​IMG] Sartoria Parioli handmade tie [​IMG] Macclesfield horsebit tie [​IMG] Thurston burgundy velvet braces [​IMG] Cordings covert coat [​IMG] Best of all, a Mulberry 'Roger Saul' congo croc-print briefcase [​IMG]
     
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    Brooks Brothers
    Makers
    Hand Tailored
    Made in USA suit (heard it was martin greenfield?)

    I had no idea brooks brothers suits had THIS much hand work
    Fully canvased, hand work everywhere

    Its an older Made-to-measure piece, No size.

    do you guys think i can wear this color to an interview?

    http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/DSC00687.jpg

    http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/DSC00688.jpg



    ALSO: i saw a 3-roll 2 light grey Hickey Freeman Madison suit in my size, but it was tagged at $49.99 ID if its worth picking up at that pice?


    Current BB Golden Fleece MTM (and some of the GF RTW) is made by Greenfield. I don't know if they used Greenfield that long ago or not. Any interior pocket tags?

    That fabric would be fine for an interview. Only slightly less formal than a solid gray, but nobody's going to care.

    The HF is worth the money if it fits you well and you'll wear it. It's questionable if it needs a lot of alterations, and definitely not worth picking up to flip.
     
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