The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Total unmitigated book porn meltdown!!! The first ever simultaneous hardcover/softcover release (the second was Infinite Jest in '99). This is the 1st sim. soft. Not really valuable (<$50), but the cover's identical, and it'll make a great reading copy. Plus, I already own the hardback. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I got a pair of fratelli rosetti suede oxfords. Will post photos soon!
     


  3. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Gianluca is the diffusion line of Isaia, back when there were three lines of differing quality. Top was Enrico Isaia, middle was Gianluca Isaia (now Isaia Napoli) and Gianluca was at the bottom. Never seen it in person, but I'd imagine it to probably be on par with Z-Zegna. That coupled with it being black and unvented, you made a smart move to pass on it.


    Thx nat
     


  4. DoTheGrownup

    DoTheGrownup Senior member

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    Total unmitigated book porn meltdown!!!

    The first ever simultaneous hardcover/softcover release (the second was Infinite Jest in '99).

    This is the 1st sim. soft. Not really valuable (<$50), but the cover's identical, and it'll make a great reading copy. Plus, I already own the hardback. [​IMG]

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    I think I have that same edition, but after the four years of on and off attempts it took me to get through that thing, it doesn't so much look like that anymore. I would love to find another copy in good condition.
     


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    ^ Nice. It's rare to thrift gator/croc loafers that don't have that '80s super-low-vamp dated look. Those look wearable.

    Yeah, the ones from the '80s had vamps that barely covered your toes. I think these are fairly recent and very wearable, though not for me. They're 10 D and will be in B&S in a few days.
     


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    Where in TX you located?

    Austin, TX.
     


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    ... Saw a killer western style SC from...Kenny Rogers !!! Absent were the sometimes annoying breadt pockets; just two large pockets at the waist, the tops shaped according to that westerny look. Dark wool. It looked and felt amazing, but -- is it worthless?

    Yes; if you're thinking of flipping. As for personal use I see vintage western sportcoats on young hipsters all the time and I think it's a cool look. Just remember the golden rule of western wear: you are allowed to wear a maximum of two pieces at a time. Anything more than that is a costume, or you look like one of the hicks that even the people here in Dallas make fun of.




    I found a Kuhlman suit today...

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    Just in case anyone needs a reminder: I hereby call dibs on ALL Kuhlman suits and sportcoats in a size 46R. It's not Kiton or Brioni but I just absolutely love the look and fit of that stuff. The store here in Dallas lasted less than a year but I bought all that I could afford at the time. I still dream of a 6/3 (!) DB gray suit they sold but never got in my size.



    A pretty nice find today. A very lightly worn pair of RL Polo Alligator penny loafers. I'm pretty sure retail on these was around 2 grand.

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    A suit from Anderson & Sheppard, double monk straps in brown, and a pair of alligator shoes are my holy grails. Those are absolutely gorgeous...

    PS - the last pair I was watching on eBay eventually went for $358.
     


  8. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    mostly as a PSA for the belt shortening non-enlightened.

    ~snip~

    The key is that this belt was something like a 40 or a 44. But by examining it, one can quickly tell that the buckle was held on with 3 stitches...remove those, cut off a few inches, make a new hole for the buckle, and stick back together. variations on this technique work on a majority of the belts you see--only a few designs make it truly hard to shorten (and some, like most reversable belts, make it really really easy).~snip~



    Good call. I like to repair my own stuff, and I've replaced a stitched-on buckle on a belt before, but I haven't had good luck cutting new holes in leather. I'm okay with the holes I drilled into my chunky leather belt for jeans, but for a dressy belt that needs clean cuts, I'd take it to a cobbler who can do it easily for not much $$.
     


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    picked up a NWT plaid Burberry London tie today for $16
     


  10. dahl5yankees

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    Saw today;

    Stefano Ricci Suit (sz 49R) for $250
    RLPL shirt $37 sz L
    Burberry Prosum raincoat 42R $87.50
    Stone Island Jacket sz L $160 (NWT $580)

    didn't buy any of them....that was close
     


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    One of my grail items. A Chester Barrie DB navy blazer. Bought an identical one a few months ago, but the size just didn't work. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Ties: Paul Stuart, Ben Silver, Stefano Ricci, Zegna, Michele Sartori, Kiton; [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] more ties: Massimo Bizzocchi, Band of Outsiders, Hermes, Ferragamo, Fairfax for Barneys and Lanvin; [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] and barely-worn AE Cliftons. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    One of my grail items. A Chester Barrie DB navy blazer. Bought an identical one a few months ago, but the size just didn't work... Ties: Paul Stuart, Ben Silver, Stefano Ricci, Zegna, Michele Sartori, Kiton...more ties: Massimo Bizzocchi, Band of Outsiders, Hermes, Ferragamo, Fairfax for Barneys and Lanvin... and barely-worn AE Cliftons.

    I am not worthy. [​IMG]

    TWO Chester Barrie's?! I've never even seen one in the wild. Any chance that the one that didn't work was remotely close to a 46R/L?
     


  13. Xenos

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    I am not worthy. [​IMG]

    TWO Chester Barrie's?! I've never even seen one in the wild. Any chance that the one that didn't work was remotely close to a 46R/L?


    Yeah, you're right. That's pretty lucky. I found it pretty odd that it was the identical model with the same buttons, scarlet lining and everything. The first one was small. I'm a 40R and that one may have even been tagged a 40, but it was short. This one is tagged a 43 but my tailor can take it in quite nicely. Odd sizing.

    (Also saw another Chester Barrie SC at a different store a few days ago, but it was pretty beaten up.)
     


  14. gaseousclay

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    is Stefano Ricci considered a decent brand?
     


  15. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    is Stefano Ricci considered a decent brand?

    It's a "luxury" brand. Brioni status
     


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