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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. woolnotmutton

    woolnotmutton Senior member

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    although Mr. Buffet does live in omaha, but I don't think he can fit in a 39 and he typically wears Zegna or Chinese stuff. :p
     
  2. woolnotmutton

    woolnotmutton Senior member

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    can you provide some measurements thanks :)
     
  3. noob in 89

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    From the offices of Dunder Mifflin...
     
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    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    scary lapels!!
     
  5. ruben

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    You're right, he's about a 16.5 x 35 [​IMG]
     
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    Did you see the pattern? Measurements for woolnotmutton Shoulder - 19" P2P- 20 1/2" Waist(at top button)- 19" Sleeve- 24"+1 3/4" to let out Length(from BOC)- 30" lapel width- 3 3/4”
     
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  7. woolnotmutton

    woolnotmutton Senior member

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    very cool what kind of a piece is that?
     
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    x2 I was surprised to find that stuff in Omaha as well. :laugh:
     
  9. threeleggeddog

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    Today: the most amazingly festive horse patterened Ike Behar shirt. I'm thinking of making it a boyshirt dress for my equine loving gf. Also a like new cotton Seven for All Mankind blazer (large, dark denim washed with pinstripes, button cuffs). I know this is generally styleforum inappropriate gear, but I'm guessing it'll ebay for at least $30 (and probably more)

    Also, in the spirit of collecting the largest set of whimsical ties (I now have over 60 - none of which I seem to wear), I found a hot pepper motif navy tie. It actually feels well made (nicer than the vineyard vine ties I have at least), and it's marked as "Made in Italy" with no designer logo. I might post the "made in italy" label and see if anyone can identify the label.
     
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  10. AHS

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    Another pair of dead man's shoes for my feet. Vintage Alan McAfee. (Pre-Church's?)

    I cleaned the inside... but the leather could use more conditioning and a polish.

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    AHS
     
  11. Chillax

    Chillax Well-Known Member

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    He won't find anything anyway-Florida is a terrible place for thrifting. Everyone here just wears t shirts and shorts.
     
  12. jkidd41011

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    Enough ties that you can make a nice lot of them and put them on the Bay. Only thing I'm careful of now is when I start to find multiple items like that is to check for snags, spots or wear. About a year and a half ago I found a bunch at a GW and had maybe 12 ties in my hand...upon careful inspection I bought 2-3.
     
  13. threeleggeddog

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    I've actually had really good luck with lots of items. They seem to be turned in for reasons other than wearing/storage-destruction (ink stains, moth eaten, mold, etc). In fact, most of the NWT items I find seem to come from some kind of lot of similar items.
     
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    AHHhh.... the memories.... I haven't had a mega tie-haul like that in about 2 years. It was awesome when I did though! Nice!
    I would tend to agree with that. Although, whenever I think of thrifting in FL, it reminds me of the time that I watched a usurper grab a $3000+ vintage Martin accoustic guitar off the shelf as I was literally steps away from it. I saw it from across the room and made a bee-line for it. Literally a moment too late.
    Didn't know you had a mean streak in you Nak! Good to see in this case as I agree 100%. Been discussed many times here. Google/yellow pages, etc. It's not hard to find where the thrift stores are in any community in North America. What makes a good spot is luck, timing, frequency and such. There are no such things as perpetually "hot" thrift stores where you will find loads of awesome stuff every time. If there was, everyone would shop there and you'd still be back to square one - luck, timing, frequency. Think about it.
    I like it!
    That's an Oxxford lapel. They're all like that. Ya, the notch is lower, but it's the different angle that makes it timeless IMO. Besides, I don't know if it's being discussed here on other threads, but I've started to see the notch coming down on many newer suits. Some jackets from the last few years that have notches that practically reach behind the ears look just as ridiculous as nipple notches.
    See above. Florida is one of those places that has the potential to provide a bounty in non-clothing thrift finds.
     
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  15. woolnotmutton

    woolnotmutton Senior member

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    on the short side for me, but nice regardless.
     
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    I've had some pretty good luck with cashmere as of late:

    Pal Zileri 100% cashmere (LP fabric) jacket
    Brooks Brothers makers 100% cashmere sweater
    Random made in Scotland 100% cashmere sweater
     
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    :laugh:

    Ya know, I'm usually pretty mellow but seeing this question get asked time and time again gets pretty old. Oh well....
     
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    Thanks! If you're interested in any, most of them are available for trade or sale.
    It wasn't too bad, actually. I bought these over the last few months, not all at once. You know, I don't even have to wear ties for work anymore, so the idea that I've accumulated so many is kind of ridiculous. On the other hand, when I do need to wear a tie, I like being able to make the perfect choice from hundreds of ties.
    Agreed.
    Thanks!
    So do I. That's the first Seven Fold Talbott I've seen. Interesting tie.
    There's an idea!
     
  19. Digmenow

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    I found this PRL cotton SC a couple of days ago and it looked so good that I couldn't leave it. I have a couple of XL sized family members it might fit if no one here is interested. Send a PM if you likey.

    It lays as a 3 roll 2 but I buttoned it for the picture.
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    Single vent.
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    Working surgeon cuffs!
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    Best representation of the color.
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    Appears to be food stains on the lapel. Someone (not me) dabbed at them.
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    Right inner breast pocket and sleeve.
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    Couldn't have been worn too many times. The vent stitching is still hanging off the back!
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    Pit to pit: 24"
    Waist: 23"
    Shoulder to shoulder:21"
    BoC: 33"
    Sleeve from shoulder seam: 27"
     
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  20. Manofstyle85

    Manofstyle85 Senior member

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    That's a harsh response to an harmless question. Would you give the same answer if I were to ask whereabouts of the best tailors in a particular State or which boutique is having sales right now? I hope not.
     
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