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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. ChetB

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    Dear lord Klobber, 1000 miles of thrifting?! I can see how you might be burned out after that. Some amazing finds there, congrats.

    I'm not even going to try following that act, but I've been looking for a messenger/briefcase bag for FOREVER, and I finally found a pretty decent one. It's by Jack Georges (I hadn't heard of it, but ebay seems to suggest it's not too bad). At $12.74 after discount, it was on the higher end of thrift prices I've paid, but it is in excellent condition (the inside looks completely unused, and it still has the loose inspection tag inside it), and has a really cool soft raised grain leather. Now I just need a comparable black one and I'm good to go! Also found some brown leather Sperry Topsiders in my size in pretty good shape for $7 (also not cheap, but another item I've been looking for for awhile).

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    Don't worry about it you win some you lose some, although thrifting for popular asian counterfeit brands is always a risk.

    Klobber that is outstanding sir, I was just wondering what was this fortune that you spent? No need to get into individuals, just the entire lot. This way we can tell you if you will come out on top.
     
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    Klobber: You are a thrfting machine! Geez, that's a great haul but a lot of miles too! I'd sure hope to come out with that amount/quality of stuff if I did that drive!



    Don't worry. I've been there. Picked up a Coach oversize bag from a garage sale for $15 over the summer. Looked really nice, until the car ride home where I started to really look at the details. The hangtag said "Oach". The snap logos were off center, etc. Dumped it at the Goodwill on the way home. :brick:



    Keep your eyes peeled. I picked up a 1-owner 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis last month for $3200. 100k miles. Meticulously maintained. Rust free. Also - the kicker: It's the rare LSE package and has the uber-rare center console w/ floor shifter. Also has the Handling and Performance Package so it has dual exhaust, a 3.27 rear end and better suspension. If you're looking for Panther Platform cars (Crown Vic, Grand Marquis, etc), search CL for private party listings. I got mine from a gentleman who couldn't drive anymore. Private Party listings are where you find the bargains.


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    Big day of near-misses.

    - Two Seize sur Vingt orphaned suit jackets. Good amount of handwork and really nice. No sign of the pants. Here's the kicker: the pants rack had just been gone through by the employees and stuff was "salvaged" to make room for new stuff. Arg! :fu:

    - Orphaned windowpane Prada trousers. Some doorknob probably grabbed the jacket and didn't think to look for the pants. Ugh.

    On another note, anyone own a Mazda CX-9? Grabbed a brand new set of OEM black carpet floor mats today for a 07-11 CX-9.
     
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    Klobber...if you feel the need to part with the Tom Ford tie, please PM me...it's been a week since I bought my last one. Great haul by the way...wish I had the time to hit more than one or two in the same day.
     
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    damn Klobber. what about us little guys at 15 32/33 or 38R? hook a brother up.:tounge:

    nice haul nonetheless! :slayer:
     
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    I am down several hundreds at least - around $600 on clothes, $100 on gas, food $100. I reckon close to a grand for this roundabout trip adding in other nik nak stuff from thrift stores not listed here (bought a coffee table, a couple of pistol crossbows, and other bits and pieces of junk). The LV shoes were the most expensive at $150. They had better be worth more than that :devil:. I am sure they have never been worn. I may keep them for myself, but really am hoping someone here will love them and trade good.


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    Yup, never again. My wife is the real thrifter, she wanted this trip more than me. I tagged along :laugh:


    Cheers dude. Yeah, I look out for you little guys, but those big finds are tricky. See few big hulking fellows at thrift stores, but lots of smaller guys. That limits the thrifting opportunity by having increased competition. I am bound to dig stuff up, it is only a timing issue. Maybe I will try out the concept of being first through the door at a good thrift store to increase my odds of finding good small sizes.
     
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    That's an awesome deal on the bag. I have a Jack Georges bag I paid $375.00 for.
     
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    So where are you selling this stuff? Ebay?
     
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    I snagged a Sawyer of Napa shearling coat today, in very very good condition. Size 40 if anybody is interested, it's a beauty. First shearling coat I've ever found.
     
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    You're a lucky, lucky man! I usually have to bribe my wife to come with by buying her lunch somewhere decent. She won't go in to some stores at all because of how "dingy" they are. Achilles knows this. :laugh:
     
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    Damn that is a sweet find Mainy.
     
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    Thanks! Yeah, I've since checked out their website and they have some really killer bags. I'm definitely pleased.

     
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    LOL, my wife will sit in the car instead - and then complain about sitting in the car. :lol:

    woolnotmutton - you have a PM about that suit we were talking about :)
     
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    :lol: my wife loves to rummage through junk. On top of thrift stores, she loves garage sales, flea markets, auctions, and Estate sales. You will meet her next time your in CA and we can hook up ;)
     
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    My wife likes to thrift as well. Our issue is my 7 year old.
     
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    But the dirtiest store was the one with the best finds! :laugh:
     
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    Wow, great finds! I can't say that I have the same diligence or patience for a 1000 mile journey. Found a couple of decent things today...

    Gitman Bros. Dress shirt 16/41
    Dolce and Gabbana Dress Shirt 16/41
    PRL Half-Zip Sweater M
    Luciano Barbera Sweater, seems to be a size L or XL (Haven't measured it yet)
    Canali Cuffed Dress pants, Two Pleats- I think I am colorblind because I can't determine whether they are Navy or Black, Size 32W would fit someone who has a 31" inseam but has a lower seat and the inseam measures 28" (They just about fit me and I wear a 32x32)

    Three comments/questions
    I came across a Polo Bear Turtleneck, is there a similar market for these items as the sweaters?

    I also came across some wild/funky Versace clothing. There were a few short sleeve v-neck shirts that were in the style of a heavy cotton sweater with pyramids, triangles, and circles of all different colors. Are they worth buying? I passed because they looked extremely outdated.

    Lastly, is anyone interested in the Canali pants before I take them to my tailor?
     
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    Thank you for comments :)

    Barbera sweater, if XL, might be interested.

    Versace in loud patterns. Buy them, they are collectable. Spoo may well be interested in these, he knows vintage Versace and has a customer base for this stuff. Contact Spoo for advice before pulling the trigger if they are more than a few bucks. 1990's era Vintage is desirable, Im not sure if a 1983 vintage is!????
     
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