The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    I had an unexpected find last weekend. I was shopping with the wife in an area known locally as "Bogan-ville". To kill some time, I looked into the op shop, not expecting anything.

    I found this Paul Smith jacket. Extremely lairy, with the lurid lining and hacking pockets, and not something I'd wear, but my 18 year-old has snaffled it.

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    When on holidays I picked up an assortment of ladies' scarves looking to use them as pocket squares. The highlight was this Liberty of London silk scarf for 50 cents. It's a bit large, but it seems to fold down enough to be used as a PS without bulging.

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    I had an unexpected find last weekend. I was shopping with the wife in an area known locally as "Bogan-ville". To kill some time, I looked into the op shop, not expecting anything.

    I found this Paul Smith jacket. Extremely lairy, with the lurid lining and hacking pockets, and not something I'd wear, but my 18 year-old has snaffled it.

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    I like that Paul Smith jacket! Especially the lining! Very cool find!
     
  3. DocHolliday

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    Today I picked up a piece of goofus glass, probably made between 1910 and 1930, for $1. Haven't seen any goofus in a long time. Passed up a pair of AE wingtips, in decent condition but needed resoling, and some vintage J&M tassels made from full-grain leather.
     
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    Had a good day a few days ago. Two brand new, never been worn, ties: one nice royal blue patterned Brooks Brothers tie; one navy blue Ferragamo tie with small US flags. I added a third (used, but in great shape) Burberry wool navy plaid tie. Total cost: $8.
     
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    Jones New York charcoal 3 button 38R, appears to have been altered and then never worn. I found the tag in the coat pocket and the remains of hemming the pants in the pants pocket. [​IMG] [​IMG] Brooks Brothers 3 roll 2 blue blazer 40R. Fugly buttons. [​IMG] Alden shoes. Can someone identify these? I don't know anything about Aldens but I'm guessing the heels are resoled and there's black coloring around the shoe.. Does that make these junk? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] If anyone want the BB blazer or Aldens for dirt cheap let me know. I'll just charge about what I paid and shipping. The suit I guess I'll keep as a roll around in the dirt suit [​IMG]
     
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    No luck thrifting lately, but I did get a rare "fat fingers" special on Australian eBay. I acquired this BD flannel "Corneliano" shirt for $7. Fits me like a glove. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Jones New York charcoal 3 button 38R, appears to have been altered and then never worn. I found the tag in the coat pocket and the remains of hemming the pants in the pants pocket.
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    Brooks Brothers 3 roll 2 blue blazer 40R. Fugly buttons.
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    Alden shoes. Can someone identify these? I don't know anything about Aldens but I'm guessing the heels are resoled and there's black coloring around the shoe.. Does that make these junk?

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    If anyone want the BB blazer or Aldens for dirt cheap let me know. I'll just charge about what I paid and shipping. The suit I guess I'll keep as a roll around in the dirt suit [​IMG]


    Yeah. Those shoes are junk. Just ship 'em over to me and I'll get rid of them for ya! Don't bother to thank me, its just a service I provide.[​IMG]

    The black is just some spill over from the edge painting that a sloppy shoeshine artist did. It should come of after a good cleaning with whatever you use to remove polish. Nice find!
     
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    Found three NWOT Brooks Brothers 'Madison' suits (unhemmed pants). Unfortunately, none of the pants matched the jackets - they were just a little bit off as far as color or pattern. Wonder how that happened.

    Did pick up two pairs of NOS Alden 539's and a dozen bags of other things. Lots of high-end ties (Brioni, Etro, etc)
     
  9. VMan

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    Oh, forgot to post this anecdote from my last thrifting trip.

    There was a woman in the thrift store, mid to late 20's, probably was attractive a few years ago but looked kind of rough now. Anyway, she was stumbling around the store, talking to herself, reeked of booze. Later on, she is in line ahead of me, dropping her junk everywhere, making a scene. Can't find any of her money, yelling at the clerk, digging through her pockets, when all of a sudden she just stops, walks away from the counter, and yaks everywhere. Leaves all her shit there, and stumbles out of the store. This was at about 4 in the afternoon.
     
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    Oh, forgot to post this anecdote from my last thrifting trip.

    There was a woman in the thrift store, mid to late 20's, probably was attractive a few years ago but looked kind of rough now. Anyway, she was stumbling around the store, talking to herself, reeked of booze. Later on, she is in line ahead of me, dropping her junk everywhere, making a scene. Can't find any of her money, yelling at the clerk, digging through her pockets, when all of a sudden she just stops, walks away from the counter, and yaks everywhere. Leaves all her shit there, and stumbles out of the store. This was at about 4 in the afternoon.


    And people think thrifting is all fun and games.
     
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    And people think thrifting is all fun and games.

    You should hear about the time I encountered three chihuahuas in a thrift store.
     
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    Damn Vman, could not have been at Gurnee. At Gurnee I found today
    some Breuer ties
    some very nice BB ties
    Some 7 folds with the tags cut off.
    Each was $1.21
    Almost gots some odd jackets, but too odd for what I am shooting for.
    They were hand made full canvas, really cheap price, but not for me today.
     
  13. VMan

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    Damn Vman, could not have been at Gurnee. At Gurnee I found today
    some Breuer ties
    some very nice BB ties
    Some 7 folds with the tags cut off.
    Each was $1.21
    Almost gots some odd jackets, but too odd for what I am shooting for.
    They were hand made full canvas, really cheap price, but not for me today.


    Good finds. What brand were the 7-folds?

    I have only found one 7-fold tie there - a NWT Tyrwhitt magenta dot.
     
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    Dunno, the tags were removed. There were also a bunch of the Ike Behar self tipped ties, I didnt buy any of them.
     
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    7 fold ?? great find , post some pics of those when you can [​IMG]
     
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