The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. Xenos

    Xenos Senior member

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    I have no idea. I've had trouble selling anything by Canali, whether they be sportcoats, suis, shirts, ties, etc. I'm not talking dated stuff either. This was recent stuff - within 3-4 years old at the most.





    Never heard of it, but it must be pretty nice. It is indeed made by Isaia.


    It's funny, when I cleaned out my closet, I sold stuff to a high-end resale store and the owner gave me the lowest prices for the Canali items. I don't really understand it.

    And, thanks! This jacket is pretty nice.

    noobizor, thanks! In the absence of a label (at least one that meant anything to me), trusted my instincts for quality and decided, for $8, I couldn't go wrong. Glad this monumental gamble paid off!
     


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    Hello all. New here. I was wondering what you gentlemen thougth. I found a pair of kaki colored brioni sport pants today, they had a little stain on the front. I left them because they were double pleated, something the "expert" say someone of my physical stature should avoid. Oh... they were size 36. Should I of taken them? Love the thread.
     


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    Eeeh - it's sucked up here lately. I think someone plugged up the end of the sartorial cast-off drain pipe up here.

    Cincinnati is fashionablly challenged. I'll be glad when we move to Columbus. Hopefully I can talk WGP into doing a thrift day with a stop afterwards for some adult beverages.
     


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    these are great finds!!! very well done.
     


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    Think those are Church's. What model is that?

    Definitely church's
     


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    $2.49 each:

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    Zara, Ben Silver, Talbott for The Hound, Drake's, Burberry London

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    Passed on three Tyrrwhit ties that were a little wide and a little dated. They also had "I've been folded in a drawer for much too long" dents, and those always make me nervous.
     


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    Cincinnati is fashionablly challenged. I'll be glad when we move to Columbus. Hopefully I can talk WGP into doing a thrift day with a stop afterwards for some adult beverages.

    Travel 140 miles further on I-71 and come up to Cleveland. We may not have an authentic "Tiffany's" like Columbus but we do have at least a few decent stores for menswear. Start with Cuffs in Chagrin Falls.[​IMG]
     


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    Okay. I am saying it again. I am so new to this style thing and higher level of dress. To date, the best suit I have is a Ralph Lauren that I bought last year at a big box discount clothing store. Before that, it was my Macy's Clubroom heavyweight from when I worked there back in the 80's. Shoes? Florsheim's were as good as it got. That said, I have been paying attention to a number of threads on SF, this one in particular. I know that AEs are somewhat looked down on around here but today, I found a pair of burgundy Sanfords, hardly worn in my size (more or less). I've cleaned them up a bit here. [​IMG] [​IMG] This is how they looked when I bought them. The few scuffs don't show well but they were there. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I also picked up a like new nondescript Brooks Brothers standard fit/blue/french cuff dress shirt in my size and a pair of (apparently never been worn) Deansgate wool trousers that seemed to be tailored for my fit. I got all this swag for less than $20 US. I figure I have to start somewhere. Someday, maybe I'll eschew these 'pedestrian' brands but for now, they represent the pinnacle of my wardrobe. I passed on dozens of lower end RL dress shirts priced at $4 because I think they wouldn't be in the rotation for long if this keeps up.
     


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    Those AEs look nice. Enjoy.
     


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    ^You may progress beyond AE at some point, but you might find you're satisfied with them. They're on the far upper end of what the overall population wears. The same goes for BB.

    Buy for your own needs, learn to recognize quality, and as time goes on you will replace and purge over and over again.
     


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    Many shirts: Brioni, Baldessarini Hugo Boss, Prada;

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    BB linen, Olymp Luxor (never heard of it, but seems nice);

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    Purple Label, Seize sur Vingt;

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    RRL, RRL, Guglielminotti;

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    Barba, Tenet, Orian;

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    Zegna, RRL.

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    Those AEs look nice. Enjoy.

    ^You may progress beyond AE at some point, but you might find you're satisfied with them. They're on the far upper end of what the overall population wears. The same goes for BB.

    Buy for your own needs, learn to recognize quality, and as time goes on you will replace and purge over and over again.


    Thanks, gents. Will do.
     


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    Xenos Very nice haul!
     


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    Xenos Very nice haul!

    +1 i couldn't agree more, i wonder if he left any shirts in the store
     


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    BB linen, Olymp Luxor (never heard of it, but seems nice)

    Any indication on the Olymp Luxor that it's a non-iron? From their website that seems to be what they do, though they might have another model, obviously.

    Nice haul, though! Back to finding nothing here today...
     


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