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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. Xenos

    Xenos Senior member

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    wcl, not enough kudos in the world for that haul. Jesus H. Caviezel!

    Does that Isaia have basting stitches?
     
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  2. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    +1. That's not a good day. That's a good year! Some of that stuff I've never seen in person in 10 years of thrifting.


    Excactly. The Salvation Army is one of the most corrupt organizations I know of in our area. They do vary greatly from region to region though.
     
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  3. Digmenow

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    Again I say, "Pics or it never happened!"
     
  4. noob in 89

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    Well, I'm no expert, but in my area, Goodwill is for-profit and they aren't allowed to call themselves a charity. They pay their workers little, and half of them, not at all. (Many are 'volunteers'; teens caught with drugs or copulating in parks, the odd high school student sharpening her gaze on Harvard, or the wayward little old lady expecting to lift up coats to the homeless, along with a steaming ladle of soup). But most troubling is the way seem to acquire their inventory; no longer allowed to pick-up clothes door-to-door, they hide under a shell company/charity who does that for them. I used to think that when I donated clothes, they were headed to homeless shelters or women's shelters, or withering kids, or something, not bargain hunters. No mas! Now I know you kinda half to search out those places yourself. Plus, those goddamned ceiling holes, man! Why are they always right over the dressing rooms, and nowhere else? I swear, they're turning another profit with Japanese businessmen or something. Can't say what it's like in other areas.
     
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  5. mainy

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    goodwill here is one of the true for charity / not for profit thrift stores - you can tell because you don't have to pay sales tax at them, along with salvation army and the DAV stores

    and wcl did you rob a yoox truck? that CN jacket is sick I wish it was a small size but it looks like a 40
     
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    oxxfords are 42 iirc...monk straps say 9.5....not sure if uk or us yet.
     
  7. wcl

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    Thanks everyone, I haven't had a decent day in awhile, so this was fun.

    lulz it has the remnants of basting stitches in the shoulders, and the ones on the sleeve have been removed but the buttons are still in the bag in the pocket. I believe the the previous owner just never got it altered, but I guess it is possible they might have worn it once or twice like that :facepalm:

    I was stunned to see CNH anything in my neck of the woods. Let alone the Ricci, LP and Bamford. I am guessing most of it was "imported" donations.

    I left a shell Alden Longwing at the Sally because I could not find its mate. And what did I find at a small independent thrift on the other side of town?!? The other shoe :plain:

    Also I snagged some B&L Wayfarers from the giant basket o'glasses on the counter. I know they are old, but can anyone give me a clue how old? These are the only markings on them......
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    Just returned super frustrated.....
    If you are in the Chicago area and want a score, pm me as I just left behind some super tasty stuff:

    Oxxford Tux
    Oxxford Cashmere jacket
    Corneliani Suit
    Corneliani blue blazer, totally unconstructed and pick stitched everywhere.
    Bunch o custom made stuff too.
    Canali Shirts
    Shit load of CT shirts, in pristine shape, neck of 16.
    I cant wait till I have money in my pocket again (soon, signing a new contract and will be back to work soon!).

    I did buy a really tasty Canali dress shirt with hocky puck MOP buttons
     
  9. woolnotmutton

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    damn I take it those are all the things you left behind? Chicago must be a nice place to pick up pre-owned Oxxfords.
     
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    Ha - I noticed this with a separated suit before. I'm curious how this comes to be. I wonder if, after a death, people just leave things out (in bags that don't always match items) on a first-come-first-serve basis for thrifts.
     
  11. TheWGP

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    First decent day in awhile yesterday... this is what passes for decent in my neck of the woods lately, anyway:

    Dale of Norway sweater, only one side seam - there was another sweater there with NO side seams whatsoever, which I had never seen before - it was clearly a very high-quality piece, but there was no label on it and it wasn't my style at all. :(
    Chipp tie
    Bills recent striped lining M2 flat-fronts 34

    I had hoped things would pick up a bit locally as we swung into September and cooler temperatures, but September is almost over and still nothing. Glad to see you gents are having better luck, though!
     
  12. ArsenalDan

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    10 pairs of Incotex - 3 are wool, 2 cords, 1 of the chinos is for PRL. [you know where I got these]. All my size; I may flip one or two i, but I kind of refuse to buy out an entire Daffy's and make a 300% profit, particularly when other SFers are certainly trying to get to those places too.
     
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    Keep an eye out in the Halloween consume racks at the thrift stores, folks. All the local thrifts are starting their Halloween departments around here. Lots of cool stuff gets put on there. I found a white silk dinner jacket from 1928 once and another year I found a tuxedo from 1909 in amazing condition for $5.
     
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    I would quite possibly kill to find a pair of those just hanging out in the B o'G but I know that my day will come. Introduced in 1952 and carried through to the mid 80's before a redesign.
    Today, I passed on a slightly banged up pair of these priced at $8. Should I go back?

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
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  15. Digmenow

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    BTW...

    I also found a Rubinacci tie, a Charvet tie and this Hickey-Freeman made in Italy Saddle Yoke Pullover Sweater in this color and size medium. I think it fits me a little large but I thought I could always give it to the previously mentioned brother in law who is similarly sized like me except he his about 4 inches taller. He's installing a digital HVAC controller in my SL this Sunday and I thought it would be nice as he is a sweater guy. OTOH, if someone here REALLY likes it...

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    Holy crap...it retailed for $225 and is sold out at the Sierra Trading Post for $99! Maybe I'll just keep it for myself.
     
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    [​IMG]Lanvin suit. For a slim fella like me. I dont like double breasted jackets however...

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    In case anyone wanted to see the Charvet and the Rubinacci I mentioned earlier.

    The Charvet (left) is 3 5/8" X 57 1/2" and the Rubi (right) is 3 7/8" X 58 1/2".

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  18. Passat774

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    Started this new hobby a few weeks ago and had no luck. Then thanks to the many tips here. I found 4 Zenga shirts!!

    I was amazed at the quality. And the nice thing about it is out of three that I picked up 2 fit !
     
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  19. Nataku

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    Nice score on the Charvet. Perfect colors for fall!
     
  20. The Deacon

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    Shell Cordovan Burgandy Lloyd & Haig Custom Built Plain Toe 9 1/2 E/C
    Shell Cordovan Burgandy Keith Highlanders Full Brogue Wingtips with metal Eyelets 10 D/B
    Navy wool Suit with grey pinstripes in my size
    Last Night:
    Shell cordovan Black Alden 987 LHS but unfortunately the embodiment of SHELL cordovan, never seen shells this hard and am considering Neats oil to soften them up. Size 7 1/2D
     
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