The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. TheWGP

    TheWGP Senior member

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    Well, since I couldn't get on last night, "little bit" turned into much later!

    Anyway, so yeah, I think someone from a "rich city" must have driven here to drop off their donations yesterday. [​IMG]

    Morning, store 1:
    AE Cambridge 8.5D burgundy shell cordovan, new never worn

    Afternoon, store 2:
    Brioni shirt
    Thomas Pink shirt
    Borrelli shirt
    Oxxford shirt - all the shirts were from the same guy, all 15-inch necks
    BB 3/2 camelhair
    BB 3/2 tweed halflined
    The first thing I found was actually an Oxxford jacket in super 110's, recent paper-style-label. Of course, no pants. Spent 45 minutes looking... and finally found them in women's, probably because they had side tabs. The employees asking "sir, men's pants are over there, you know that?" was totally worth it. [​IMG]

    Afternoon, hit one last store on the way home:
    3 Hermes ties... boom. One has some condition issues, and they aren't the most recent, but I'll take 'em!

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    The first thing I found was actually an Oxxford jacket in super 110's, recent paper-style-label. Of course, no pants. Spent 45 minutes looking... and finally found them in women's, probably because they had side tabs. The employees asking "sir, men's pants are over there, you know that?" was totally worth it. [​IMG]


    Finding suit trousers in the womens section has happened quite a few times to me. Nobody has said anything in a long time, but I used to get really irritated when someone would tell me that. It's not like I'm blind. I can tell where I am. Plus, maybe I'm looking for my wife. I once told the guy about finding the suit trousers and he helped me look and actually found them! It was pretty cool.
     
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    Been traveling between two cities for past few months and next few months for work...boy do I miss my SF Bay Area thrift route [​IMG]

    Great finds WGP
     
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    going to make a quick trip out. wish me luck boys!
     
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    Well, since I couldn't get on last night, "little bit" turned into much later!

    Anyway, so yeah, I think someone from a "rich city" must have driven here to drop off their donations yesterday. [​IMG]

    Morning, store 1:
    AE Cambridge 8.5D burgundy shell cordovan, new never worn

    Afternoon, store 2:
    Brioni shirt
    Thomas Pink shirt
    Borrelli shirt
    Oxxford shirt - all the shirts were from the same guy, all 15-inch necks
    BB 3/2 camelhair
    BB 3/2 tweed halflined
    The first thing I found was actually an Oxxford jacket in super 110's, recent paper-style-label. Of course, no pants. Spent 45 minutes looking... and finally found them in women's, probably because they had side tabs. The employees asking "sir, men's pants are over there, you know that?" was totally worth it. [​IMG]

    Afternoon, hit one last store on the way home:
    3 Hermes ties... boom. One has some condition issues, and they aren't the most recent, but I'll take 'em!



    you are the man, superly great finds over there

    i hope you didnt pay too much for all that stuff.... the thrift stores in my area are a bit too pricey for my liking
     
  7. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    *sigh*
    They were gone by the time I got back.
    Now I know.
    But I did find some size 9 Alden black tassel loafers. Pics to follow, once I shine them up. I'm not into tassels, but it seems like anything with the name "Alden" on it gets crazy bids on the Ebayz, so I figured it was worth $10 to give it a try.
     
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    Well, since I couldn't get on last night, "little bit" turned into much later!

    Anyway, so yeah, I think someone from a "rich city" must have driven here to drop off their donations yesterday. [​IMG]

    Morning, store 1:
    AE Cambridge 8.5D burgundy shell cordovan, new never worn

    Afternoon, store 2:
    Brioni shirt
    Thomas Pink shirt
    Borrelli shirt
    Oxxford shirt - all the shirts were from the same guy, all 15-inch necks
    BB 3/2 camelhair
    BB 3/2 tweed halflined
    The first thing I found was actually an Oxxford jacket in super 110's, recent paper-style-label. Of course, no pants. Spent 45 minutes looking... and finally found them in women's, probably because they had side tabs. The employees asking "sir, men's pants are over there, you know that?" was totally worth it. [​IMG]

    Afternoon, hit one last store on the way home:
    3 Hermes ties... boom. One has some condition issues, and they aren't the most recent, but I'll take 'em!


    Damn that skinny necked, little footed son-uv-a! Awesome finds!!

    Good luck and happy hunting, Csoukoulis!
     
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    Finding suit trousers in the womens section has happened quite a few times to me. Nobody has said anything in a long time, but I used to get really irritated when someone would tell me that. It's not like I'm blind. I can tell where I am. Plus, maybe I'm looking for my wife. I once told the guy about finding the suit trousers and he helped me look and actually found them! It was pretty cool.

    Yeah, I've done it one or two times before. It seems to only work very rarely for me - then again, it's very very rare that I see anything worth hunting for pants on. I did once have luck asking an employee "do you have any men's pants on a rack in the back you could bring out?" and found a pair of Canali pants to complete a suit that way.

    I'd never had anyone SAY anything to me before, but had long thought about it / anticipated it, so I actually cracked up at him. I'm pretty sure he thought I was one of those people who aren't all there for a second, but once I explained what I was doing he thought it was pretty cool. Didn't help me find them, though!
     
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    [​IMG]


    Purple-check shirt that effing *pops* (in person) -- it's a ladyshirt, but still... [​IMG]


    Are you going to wear said ladyshirt? My wife is a BB 8 and I have a hard time imagining her shirts fitting on a man's waist.
     
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    TheWGP, nice scores! Those shells should fetch a fair price if you're selling.
     
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    The first thing I found was actually an Oxxford jacket in super 110's, recent paper-style-label. Of course, no pants. Spent 45 minutes looking... and finally found them in women's, probably because they had side tabs. The employees asking "sir, men's pants are over there, you know that?" was totally worth it. [​IMG]


    What size is the Oxxford?
     
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    going to make a quick trip out. wish me luck boys!

    Good luck! Not that you'll need it or anything, though! You've been scoring big lately. [​IMG]

    TheWGP

    Nice scores! Just goes to show that just one donation can make the difference of the day being a bust or a score!


    As for me, the day was a flop clothing-wise (as anticipated), but I scored some great vinyl on the way home at a garage sale. The sale started yesterday and I guess some lady hauled out 2 boxes full yesterday so I'd hate to know what I missed. Some cool stuff like a few Pentagle albums, bunch of Steeleye Span and a few oddities. Also a promo copy of Big Brother & The Holding Companies "Be a Brother".
     
  14. csoukoulis

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    Sitting here with 10 recent oxxford suits 6 oxxford sport coats and 3 belvest sport coats in my cart. All from the same guy as they're all about a 56r. Debating whether or not this size is worth picking up to flip probably as a lot. Would cost me about 4 bills to snag everything. Any input?
     
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    ^No way I would spend that for 56R stuff. I might pick a couple of the most desirable items.
     
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