The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. frenchy

    frenchy In Time Out

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    no offence but leaving a Brioni in a cart is just plain stupid,you hold on to that shit like dear life itself once its in your hands.dont ven let someone look at it.posession is nine tenths of the law.
     


  2. Navi

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    no offence but leaving a Brioni in a cart is just plain stupid,you hold on to that shit like dear life itself once its in your hands.dont ven let someone look at it.posession is nine tenths of the law.

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    No shit!
     


  3. davesmith

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    no offence but leaving a Brioni in a cart is just plain stupid,you hold on to that shit like dear life itself once its in your hands.dont ven let someone look at it.posession is nine tenths of the law.

    advice from the expert. i hope following your tips will lead me to great finds!!
     


  4. frenchy

    frenchy In Time Out

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    advice from the expert. i hope following your tips will lead me to great finds!!

    find & KEEP lol
     


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    Found some interesting stuff today. Nothing mind-blowing, but not like the drought it's been.
    Also found a really sweet pair of Ted Baker pants. Again, too big for me (40x34 (with at least an inch to drop)), so likewise PM me if you're interested tra



    heyyyy pretty sure I passed on those exact same ted baker pants last week, guess I know where you shop now [​IMG] can't remember why I didn't pick them up, maybe since they were a 40.


    in other news i found 2 pairs of florsheim cordovan longwings the other day. 1 black, 1 burgundy.
     


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    heyyyy pretty sure I passed on those exact same ted baker pants last week, guess I know where you shop now [​IMG] can't remember why I didn't pick them up, maybe since they were a 40.


    in other news i found 2 pairs of florsheim cordovan longwings the other day. 1 black, 1 burgundy.


    Are you selling em? If so what size are the burgundy's?
     


  7. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    no offence but leaving a Brioni in a cart is just plain stupid,you hold on to that shit like dear life itself once its in your hands.dont ven let someone look at it.posession is nine tenths of the law.

    You're right of course, but it wasn't a huge loss. It wasn't exactly my style, so I would have been buying it to flip, and at $20, I probably wouldn't have made much on it. Unlike some other spots, this particular Goodwill knows the value of a Brioni, and they price their goods accordingly.
     


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    You're right of course, but it wasn't a huge loss. It wasn't exactly my style, so I would have been buying it to flip, and at $20, I probably wouldn't have made much on it. Unlike some other spots, this particular Goodwill knows the value of a Brioni, and they price their goods accordingly.

    IMO $20.00 isn't a great deal unless it was perfect. I picked up Brioni at Off 5th in clearence for under $30.00.
     


  9. Georgia

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    I went back to the estate sale today, and picked up a few other things:

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    PRL Chambray work shirt
    RLPL Pink gingham dress shirt
    PRL suede belt

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    Total cost: $58
     


  10. Navi

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    Off to the rich people hills to thrift and do some family stuff, wish me luck boys! [​IMG]
     


  11. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    I forgot - I also picked up a pair of John Varvatos suede ankle boots at the GW for $12. Sort of like a more stylish version of Blundstones. They were almost an afterthought, but now that I've cleaned them up and worn them, I think I like them quite a bit for streetwear.
     


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    Bought a YSL leather blazer today. Not my size, bought specifically to resell but I'm no thrifter or reseller and truly have no idea what kind of value this would have. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] some minor gunk on a sleeve [​IMG] missing the two buttons cost me $30. Should I return it, as it's not my size? Worth it to fix up/clean and sell?
     


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    Stopped in at the place I rarely buy anything from to make a donation so that I wouldn't run back into my own stuff while thrifting [​IMG] (they have a better value eye than I do so I will never find a good deal there--They have furniture and design stuff on the level of Frenchy's finds...but priced at what Frenchy flips it for)

    50% off framed art and canvas...I made a few purchases.
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    The last two are 3'x3' and 4'x3' and there were a ton of pieces from the same artist (in many other shapes and sizes, 2x4, 1x2, etc). I asked and they said it was an artist from Oak Park who had passed away recently. His name was Jacobson or something (they weren't 100% sure) and he had never shown his work--his children found piles of it and donated it. There was a ton more in the store, plus they said there was more in the back and more at their other location.

    I particularly liked these two but they were almost all studies done in the same style. $40 for all 4 (you couldn't even buy paint for that)
     


  14. acridsheep

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    I like the Mondrian knockoff in the first pic. RE: not being able to find paint for that price --- so true!

    Cool stuff!
     


  15. cpmac7

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    ok i think i win for today....... I found a Sulka Leather Coat with cashmere lining for a whooping $5

    Ok it took me a while to get over my hang over from spring break [​IMG] and to get some pictures done but here it is......

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    Anyone know what this retails for? or where I should price this at? I have been doing some research and cannot find much....












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