The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. RedRaider

    RedRaider Well-Known Member

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    I am in Phoenix for the next few days. I would appreciate it if anyone in the area could PM me some good spots to check out in the Phoenix\\Scottsdale area. Thanks!

    Check this site out - enter a zip and hope for the best:

    http://www.thethriftshopper.com/
     


  2. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Senior member

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    Check this site out - enter a zip and hope for the best:

    http://www.thethriftshopper.com/

    Nice link,thank you!
     


  3. matstyleku

    matstyleku Senior member

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    Nah, if a seller mispells the brand name or the type of shoe, etc., fewer people will find it, let alone bid on it. Here, the brand name was mispelled, the shoes were listed under 'shoe accessories', not 'shoes', there was no reserve, and the auction ended on a Saturday night -- kind of the perfect storm of good luck. [​IMG]

    It always pays to check. (Ex: Canallee soot... [​IMG])


    wait for the surprise on your face when they are actually Florshein's
     


  4. thebunk

    thebunk Senior member

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    Check this site out - enter a zip and hope for the best:

    http://www.thethriftshopper.com/


    Thanks for the help! Much appreciated!
     


  5. TheWGP

    TheWGP Senior member

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    Yesterday and today:
    Two Kuhlman shirts, 42
    Two Canali shirts, both 42
    Zegna cotton/wool pants for a trade buddy - nice and soft brown twill, not cords - find me some of these!
    Zegna olive wool pants for a trade buddy
    Vineyard Vines NWT cords 34, unhemmed - not sure what to do with these yet
    Charles Tyrwhitt repp tie for me
    Zegna tie, older, but a nice design and only 3.5 wide - for me

    Nataku, your "pickings are slim when I'm excited over Canali" is my everyday reality, just to let you know! [​IMG]

    Blues: finding a jacket with a "Made in Italy" necktag followed by a Wilkes Bashford inside tag... and then the left-side tag is "Vero Tallia" or some crap like that. I let out an audible grr at that one.
    Also - a Stephens Brothers shirt with two royal warrants (not that they matter, but it was a sign) that I left yesterday was gone today when I went to get it. Had never seen the brand before and phone googling was inconclusive... I should listen to my own advice and trust my gut!


    Oh, and I forgot my most awesome find:
    [​IMG]

    I'm sure I looked like a dang fool on the floor in the store setting it all up to make sure it was all there... but I've been looking for this thing for awhile since my wife said she'd never seen one. The kids are going to LOVE it. [​IMG]
     


  6. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    ^^ That Wilkes Bashford jacket has me curious. A place like WB doesn't sell junk, so it may have been something pretty nice? Maybe something under their private label?

    That Mouse Trap game sure looks fun!
     


  7. JMayle

    JMayle Well-Known Member

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    nice score on the full Mouse Trap, I loved that game as a kid.
     


  8. TheWGP

    TheWGP Senior member

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    ^^ That Wilkes Bashford jacket has me curious. A place like WB doesn't sell junk, so it may have been something pretty nice? Maybe something under their private label?

    That Mouse Trap game sure looks fun!


    I thought the same exact thing. Had the jacket been in better shape, I might have picked it up - but the inside lining was pretty shot. Both pockets had extensive wear, lining torn under both arms... yeah. Not sure if it was a suit jacket orphaned or not. It's bugging me I can't even remember the name now, but if it's still there next time I'm by I'll post a photo just out of curiosity. It's nothing that's on their current website list, of course.

    I look forward to playing Mouse Trap sometime soon. [​IMG]
     


  9. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Left a tan/brown puppytooth Samuelsohn suit. 46R. I believe a 2 button w/double pleats.

    There is a stain on the right cuff but if dry cleaned, could be taken out.

    Let me know if anyone is interested and Ill get it for you.

    Btw, it says made in canada. I didnt know they were made in canada so I found that odd.
     


  10. 951socal

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    You guys don't get excited over canali?

    What, i found a stained and moth bitten canali shirt that was $14.99 and i was considering it!
    and was really exicted to see an older zegna tie marked at $7.99!!

    haha i envy the guy who found that RAF by raf simons sweater though.

    Yeah i usually just pick up land's end OCBD's (Get them for $7 its cheaper than getting it at sears for $20ish on sale)

    and just brands guys my age wear, abercrombie andfitch or whatever they sell at the mall i can get my hands on ( i skip express though).

    take the money i saved and go spend it at the tailor who has started giving me a student discount
     


  11. Orgetorix

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    moth bitten canali shirt

    What was it made of? Moths don't eat cotton.
     


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    MacDaddy Senior member

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    Left a tan/brown puppytooth Samuelsohn suit. 46R. I believe a 2 button w/double pleats.

    There is a stain on the right cuff but if dry cleaned, could be taken out.

    Let me know if anyone is interested and Ill get it for you.

    Btw, it says made in canada. I didnt know they were made in canada so I found that odd.

    Samuelsohn himself moved to Canada in 1912,the company has always been there.
     


  13. hyakku

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    "Baumwolle" means cotton in German.

    Ah ok, I looked it up after I grabbed it and found that, but also read some conflicting things that it was actually spun in a slightly different manner from regular cotton. The jacket is extremely light, almost translucent in the sense that you can kind of see through it, definitely more of a summer jacket, and doesnt feel like normal cotton. I'll post pics later (i took it straight to my tailor after) to see if you all can tell me a little more about it.

    and 951socal, if you're in socal there are a ton of places out there, right now I've only been frequenting a few GWs lately and have come up with so much stuff, I haven't even been going to spots like Jet rag and whatnot recently, and when I went there last I didn't have near the ability to filter out things like I do now. I bet there's a ton of goods there no ones scooped. For instance, I just left three borelli shirts, looked like they were brand new condition in one store because I wasn't sure if anyone wanted them. I can go back and grab them if anyone wnats, I forgot the measurements but they had to be at least around a 16 or 16 1/2 as I couldn't fit them.

    Also yesterday grabbed:

    - Eton Shirt
    - London Fog, made in Egypt jacket, can't tell what type of cotton the shell is, but its real soft, almost like microsuede. I doubt its egyptian cotton but it was really nice and fit perfect so I figured why not.
    - One Benetton? Shirt. I guess that's the name of the company, was a really nice light blue shirt, fabric felt great, just said Made in Romania of Benneton. I saw another shirt like that the other day I passed up.
    - A few more PRL things (I've literally begun trying to collect as many older Polos and shirts that I can that fit me, don't know why but RL's custom fit and regular stuff fits me pretty damn well, I've already gotten nearly 30 of his shirts lol)
     


  14. otc

    otc Senior member

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    nice score on the full Mouse Trap, I loved that game as a kid.

    I feel like there is always a mouse trap or two at one of the stores in my area...The only problem is that they tape all of the games shut (which is probably for the best since things will otherwise get lost) and I have to imagine that the reason the game ends up in the thrift might be due to a broken or missing part.
     


  15. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Hyaaku = trying to be the next RL model lol

    PM about borrelli
     


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