The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. ArsenalDan

    ArsenalDan Senior member

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    great idea! thanks man.
     


  2. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    +1 on looking for the pants. Turn the store upside-down and check the women's trousers too. 15 mil 15 is really nice and that's a fairly recent model too.

    Good call. I should have some time to blaze through the pants section before I go to work tomorrow.

    PRO TIP! For any other n00b lurkers out there:

    When looking for pants, don't forget to search by European sizes as well. The stores in my area arrange everything by waist size; I never found anything even remotely 32-ish. Turns out the good stuff is hiding way over there with the 41, 42" waist pants, etc. Don't know why this never occurred to me.



    Also a good call! It also explains why jackets that fit me are sometimes in the XL section!
     


  3. Psydelik

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    Got this Dunhill shirt today for 5 bucks. Good deal for a really decent-fitting shirt.
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  4. frenchy

    frenchy In Time Out

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    Brioni jeans and two shirts,rag & Bone short sleeve shirt for myself and a new with tags paul stuart tie
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    brand new doc martins for the wife (shes gonna use em to walk all over me)

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    most interesting,vintage almost mint Etalon Expomat (lightmeter) made in japan,higly collectible (if you can find them)
    its for sale so if anybody is interested 9wont be cheap they go for about $200)
    also not pictured,a Harmony House mint condition Walnut credenza from teh sixties,already got a buyer for $400 cost me $20 bucks...this is how Frenchy rolls,gentlemen know your furniture!!!

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    951socal Senior member

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    I belive light meters like that get inaccurate and just about useless after a few years... for get the terminology but everytime light hits this strip of metal it reads off a certain number over time that metal decays
     


  6. frenchy

    frenchy In Time Out

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    I belive light meters like that get inaccurate and just about useless after a few years... for get the terminology but everytime light hits this strip of metal it reads off a certain number over time that metal decays

    so is the Super 8 camera i sold for over $300,people collect that crap
     


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    Would love to see the credenza frenchy!
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    The C+J is a Lamont (in a deep, dark brown) and marked 8 1/2 E, but from trying it on that must be UK sizing. Same thing for John Lobb Tamars, which are a mid-brown pebble grain.

    The EG for Paul Stuart (black captoe, no model name) are marked "9 1/2 D Am."

    EDIT: the EG is on the 202 last and from some old SF threads plus some googling, I am pretty certain they are Berkeleys.


    Check your PM.
     


  9. JKMWCL

    JKMWCL Senior member

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    Looking around yesterday afternoon I found a "Charvet" tie that was 100% poly and generally felt like garbage. I wouldn't think that this would be a anfet faked brand and, at any rate, this was a much older looking tie. Anyone run across anything similar?

    (and I know, I should have snapped a pic but I didn't)
     


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    Doubt anyone here will know but, I'm taking a trip out to Pittsfield, MA on Sunday and I was wondering if anyone knew of some good thrifting spots around that area. From what I read it should be alot better than where I live, more rich old people and less broke college students.. Hopefully I'll find something good for a change [​IMG]

    Here you go - good luck!

    http://www.thethriftshopper.com/city...field/MA/1.htm
     


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    Good score at SA. Brooks Brothers suit was marked $39.99...got the 50% discount for the yellow tag! [​IMG] Fit is pretty good. Sleeves and pants need to be hemmed. Waist needs to come out a bit on pants, maybe in a bit on jacket. Don't think I'd pair it up with a gold tie again. [​IMG] Camera doesn't get the material very well. [​IMG]
     


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    Finally! Only one item in three stores, but it's a good one:

    AE Cambridge burgundy shell - mint unworn. 8.5D. First shell I've picked up in Columbus.

    Sad thing is, the shop either knew what shell cordovan was (labeled on the sole) or they have an extremely, extremely high value of AE. I'm inclined to think the latter, sine there was a pair of 8.5D AE Byrons, black calfskin, priced only $10 less than the shells - not cheap at ALL.
     


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    Thoughts on the fit? How does it look? What alterations need to be done?

    This suit may or may not have cost me a grand total of $8.38.

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    Thoughts on the fit? How does it look? What alterations need to be done?

    This suit may or may not have cost me a grand total of $8.38.

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    Don't alter, sell it to somebody who actually wears that size. It's too big for you.
     


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