The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. MugChan

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    Man, Haven't found shit.
     


  2. Nataku

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    If I was smaller today I would have struck gold. I tried thrifting is Salisbury, MD. Saw tons of Borrelli shirts but all were too tight on me, Along with some other designers I recognised from this board. Looks like some guy lost weight and got rid of his collection. Plus some nice AE shoes that looked barely worn but they were size 9.5 and I am 11.5ee.
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    Yeah, for future reference, if you have amazing luck and come across great labels like Borrelli, Kiton, Brioni, Isaia, Oxxford, etc, please grab them if they're cheap enough and you have enough money. Some people on here would love to have it and aren't as privileged (live in sartorially challenged areas).
     


  3. Kiwi Man

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    Don't bother shopping at Goodwill stores in SoCal.

    Today I witnessed a teenager stealing a bunch of wallets. They only cost at most $5 each. [​IMG]
    They took me in the back and had me write down what I saw. On the wall there was many pages printed from this thread. Mostly lists of brands, but there was some pics of shoes. On the top of each page the words "Hold" were written in red ink. I don't know what "Hold" means, but I assume it is not good for us.


    Oh lord, this sure does NOT sound good at all. If you were to ask me, it seems pretty obvious that "hold" means wait until "they" can sell those item online for the highest price possible. If any of them is not sold, then they can be hung on the rack.

    Really, pages from this thread, with notes? If that's the case, then let it be said that Kenneth Cole and Geoffrey Beene are the finest menswear brands of all time.

    This has actually gotten me LAUGH OUT LOUD!

    And the worst part is: the profits go to charity.

    Well, if you see it that way, it may not be such a bad thing.

    I'm not super concerned about thrifts going through this thread, but is it possible to require registration in order to view it, just in case? [​IMG]

    Well, anybody who works at thrift stores can register here. This forum does not prohibit anybody to register.

    If I was smaller today I would have struck gold. I tried thrifting is Salisbury, MD. Saw tons of Borrelli shirts but all were too tight on me, Along with some other designers I recognised from this board. Looks like some guy lost weight and got rid of his collection. Plus some nice AE shoes that looked barely worn but they were size 9.5 and I am 11.5ee.

    But otherwise I got a Brooks Brothers dress shirt. A nice fitting Lacoste dress shirt made in France and a LL. Bean plad dress shirt made in the USA.


    This comment has taken me by surprise. I was once thinking of moving there, but considering how much crimes it has for a small univerisity town. It scared me away!
     


  4. deveandepot1

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    I thift in the inland empire and I am yet to see anything really top notch goods at our local GW (only been doing it @ 8 months). Where was the GW you speak of?

    [​IMG] I thrift in the Inland Empire too. This was in San Bernardino.
    The printed pages had been photo copied so there are probably dozens of GWs with them. The worst thing was that many people in this thread wrote out lists of brands. This wasn't the only thread though. There was another with the title "Tips for thrifting" or something like that.

    They had everything covered pictures of Ikea furniture, dolls, a HUGE list of books, pictures of Star Wars figures, at least 20 books called "Becketts"(Price Guides for collectibles I think),....
     


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    Mind you, the whole thing wasn't that organized. They didn't have just one big list of brands. There were just many printed pages. The Becketts looked 10 years old and the Ikea catalogs and pics looked old too.
    The strangest thing though was that an excessive amount of the wall was mens clothing and not womens clothing. Is the profit margin not so good on womens clothing? I would assume the items the GW receives the most is womens clothing.
     


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    Let change the direction of this thread:

    Kenneth Cole reaction
    Christian Dior black label/ made in USA
    Pronto Uomo

    ^good brands

    Zegna
    Kiton
    oxxford

    ^junk

    actually san diego guy here, they;ve been doing it for a long time here
    they actually pull anything valuble

    so i just pick up workout clothes and various vintage costume jewelry/ whatever martin margiela esque decorations they have.

    i did get a sport coat and suit recently though (albeit 20 years old, and not that great brand wise )
     


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    Originally Posted by tsacain [​IMG]
    If I was smaller today I would have struck gold. I tried thrifting is Salisbury, MD. Saw tons of Borrelli shirts but all were too tight on me, Along with some other designers I recognised from this board. Looks like some guy lost weight and got rid of his collection. Plus some nice AE shoes that looked barely worn but they were size 9.5 and I am 11.5ee. But otherwise I got a Brooks Brothers dress shirt. A nice fitting Lacoste dress shirt made in France and a LL. Bean plad dress shirt made in the USA.
    I'm sure if you grabbed them you could have traded for something in your size.
    You can always buy them and flip or trade here on B&S or the Trading Post thread.. Someone somewhere here needs those sizes and has yours. Buy them!
    What size were the Borrelli's? I'm sure somebody here would want them no matter what size if you went back out and got them.
    Yeah, for future reference, if you have amazing luck and come across great labels like Borrelli, Kiton, Brioni, Isaia, Oxxford, etc, please grab them if they're cheap enough and you have enough money. Some people on here would love to have it and aren't as privileged (live in sartorially challenged areas).
    It's a two hour drive for me but if I leave now, I can get there just a little after opening! [​IMG] Dig's edit: OMG, there's like 8 thrifts in Salisbury within a 3 block radius! Road trip!
     


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    Well, anybody who works at thrift stores can register here. This forum does not prohibit anybody to register.

    That extra step may keep some of them out. How many times have you gone to a site that requires registration and just said "fuck it"? Or maybe requiring 10 posts before allowing access? Not perfect, but a little hurdle.


    Let change the direction of this thread:

    Kenneth Cole reaction
    Christian Dior black label/ made in USA
    Pronto Uomo

    ^good brands

    Zegna
    Kiton
    oxxford

    ^junk


    Super-desirable brands to add to that list:
    Stafford
    Enyce
    Van Heusen
    St. John's Bay
    J. Ferrar
    Claiborne
    American Living
    Club Room
    Alfani
     


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    Every day gets a little worse here. 5 stops, 6 hours and nothing. I also got to witness some wierdo blow his nose onto a shirt sleeve. That has the be one of the strangest things I've seen people do at a thrift. Guy didn't even care/be secretive about it.

    Did manage to find a mint pair of Infinity bookshelf speakers for $1. Guess that kinda makes the trip worth it.
     


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    ive noticed alot of thrift stores jacking up the prices on good brands now. yesterday i saw a couple rlpl and even armani shirts selling for close to 60 bucks!
     


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    I am new to the forum but have been lurking for some time. I happened upon this thread. I am taking a new Account Executive Position at my company. Being on a tight budget but needing to start a wardrobe I figured I would stop by a local GoodWill. Walked out with a Burberry shirt (in mint condition), two BB Shirts, One Pair of BB Chinos and two RT ties all for 8 dollars. Not to shabby for my first stop!
     


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    Every day gets a little worse here. 5 stops, 6 hours and nothing. I also got to witness some wierdo blow his nose onto a shirt sleeve. That has the be one of the strangest things I've seen people do at a thrift. Guy didn't even care/be secretive about it.

    Did manage to find a mint pair of Infinity bookshelf speakers for $1. Guess that kinda makes the trip worth it.


    nice score on the speakers, the clothing continues to disappoint locally, just nothing out there [​IMG]
     


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    Seriously considering taking a break altogether for awhile... all day out today and ehhhh.

    I'm done until the fall rolls around again. With the crappy finds, high gas prices, and lack of buyers (and I'm a bit bored with looking at rack after rack of Nautica, Hilfiger, YSL) it just makes good sense.
     


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    I think part of it might be that this thread creates unrealistic expectations. I was a little bummed I took a ladyfriend to the local thrift (!) and walked out w/ nothing but an old pair of Docs; then, looking back on this week, I've got a nice stash of stuff piled up: D&G, Charvet, Lorenzini, Mabitex, a whole mess of Lacostes -- no real reason to be disappointed. Soukoulis, I might just have to put you on ignore. You're like Kate Moss, making me feel like I'll never be thin enough... [​IMG]
     


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    Hit a couple of stores today.... Found a yellow Borrelli shirt sz 16, too small for me; Also found a Kilgour French Stanbury overcoat sz 42s, 80% Wool and 20% Angora; Burberrys' Plaid 100% Wool tie.
     


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