The (Un)Official Thrift Buy /Sell / Trade / Want Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jkidd41011, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Yes and no.

    I can do basic stuff myself: slimming shirts, slimming trou (without having to redo hem), sleeves.

    And now that my closet is filled out, I can be more choosy. But even then, I would def. not pass up a choice piece (Kiton, Attolini, etc.) that filled a need in my wardrobe based on $50 worth of tailoring. Remember how much these things cost retail, and $50 in tailoring is a no brainer.

    I 100% don't regret most of the tailoring I've done, since I got great use out of those items and was then able to trade/sell them up down the line. You just need to take that cost into your analysis.

    Edit: Think of it this way: Add up the purchase price plus the alterations/repair cost, and ask yourself "Would I pay that total amount for this item if it fit perfectly?" If yes, do it and don't regret it. If not, then try to find someone it works for (and try to give them a good deal on it).
     
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  2. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    Or take it to someone who knows what they are doing. Not a "Tailor" for [email protected] sake. A good tailor is as hard to find as a good coffee maker. But they will all tell you they know better. really check their work from other customers. here is an example, bad lighting and pose i know..... but this suit was a 40R, i had it made to fit. and the "Award winning" Custom wedding dress maker who fixed it up did an amazing job. - no, it was not cheap.
    [​IMG]

    she Narrowed the shoulders, and the waist, shortened the length of the jacket, left the arm length alone(thankfully), brought in the waist on the pants, relocated the pants pockets, and set the pants just how i like them, with cuffs(not too short). - for the price of a polyester suit on a original $50 investment. about $300 in, i am happy with my Isaia suit, in grey with red pinstripe.
     


  3. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    This looks so fucking terrible I don't know where to begin.
     
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  4. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    YOU would say that, but it's exactly as i wanted. - why am i explaining myself to a troll?
     


  5. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    Oh, my bad. I didn't know you were trying to look awful.
     


  6. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    Which is better than you will ever look. eat it.
     


  7. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Andddd we're back.
     


  8. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    Given how often we have advice on tailoring, "the method", and other diy tips, we really ought to have The Official Thrift Reclamation Thread. A repository of all the piss stain removal methods, ways to rehydrate ancient shell, slim shirts and pants, and suggestions for reweaving.
     


  9. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    That's a cool idea. [​IMG]
     


  10. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    You can be in the OP for what not to do!
     


  11. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggghhhhhhhhhtttttt..............
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  12. dazedstate

    dazedstate Senior member

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    Why does everyone always try to pick fights with 38R? Let him be. We know his styles and tastes are quite different and may even be considered eccentric or "awful" to some... But we also know that he will fight tooth and nail with anyone that prods him. Not worth ANY of our time.
     


  13. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    And we're off!

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/398256/the-official-thrift-reclamation-thread
     


  14. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    Clyde Frazier is eccentric. 38R is just bad.
     


  15. dazedstate

    dazedstate Senior member

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    Lol... Next level is the correct term
     
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