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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. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    I used the special "ebay whats it worth app" [​IMG] (considering half the people a few bad apples here have no sense of humor, I am joking) It's really easy to look up completed listing on ebay..... Here is the link for all BURBERRY BLUE DOUBLE BREASTED that have ended in highest -> lowest $$ (red is unsold, green is sold). 89 have finished recently which should give you an idea of pricing.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/Blazers-Spo..._from=R40&LH_Complete=1&_nkw=burberry&_sop=16

    There are still multiple variables which you only understand by researching more and spending time looking stuff up.. size, length, condition age/label, are a few that come to mind quick. Photos make a HUGE difference (hence why I take in consignments [​IMG])

    OK, now back to thirfting talk.....If you have more questions, ask all you want in the ebay tips thread....Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions
     
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  2. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Well-Known Member

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    I don't see that in the Android App Store - is it one of those snobby Apple-only apps? [​IMG]
     
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  3. PointDexter2014

    PointDexter2014 Well-Known Member

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    Three trips to the local Goodwill Stores.

    I also scored a pair of Black Bally Loafers in very good condition. But the shoes are to big for me. They are a size 11.5. (Available)


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    Fendi (I am trying not to like the tie. But It's growing on me)
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    RR Custom Tie
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    Ike Behar (NWOT) Available
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    E. Zegna (NWOT) Available
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    Nordstroms Made in Italy Available
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    Tarton Wool Tie (Free. Pay Shipping cost)

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    Suits and Sport Coats

    Custom Tailored Suit in Dark Brown Birdseye Pattern
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    Boss by Hugo Boss Suit (Didn't photo the pants)
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    Custom Tailored Black Wool (Feels Like Cashmere)
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    Tan Unlined Sport Coat (35 yrs old in prestine condition) Available
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    Rain/Trench/Overcoat with removal lining
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    Lavin Feather Suede Heather Green (Available-Free. Just pay for shipping based on final destination)

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    Custom Shirt Made in Japan (Small spot can be removed)
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    Billy Reid (Not available)

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    French Cuff
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    Tailored Pants Waist Sizes 33-34
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    Checkered Pair Available for actual cost ($4.99 plus shipping)

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    I am addicted now. The beast has been unleashed.
     
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  4. sn0wman

    sn0wman Well-Known Member

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    Nice haul! I love that orange Brioni!

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  5. hucklecat

    hucklecat Well-Known Member

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    Yay! Found my first pair of AE's These are Hillcrest model size 12

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    On another note, I found a pair of Traversi These are size 17 wide .. available

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  6. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Well-Known Member

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    Did you really buy a pair of size 17 Wide shoes??? I have left a lot of things that I would kop at a normal size. Size 56 pants 29 inseam pants, size 15 shoe etc... Checking ebay there has been 1 17W shoe sold in the last month, so not a real popular size. I still have a pair of 13AAA AE shoes I can't give away for cost + shipping. Good luck though man! [​IMG]
     
  7. hucklecat

    hucklecat Well-Known Member

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    LOL, yeah. I got em cheap and everything eventually sells for a profit. Might take a year though.
     
  8. nerdoldnerdith

    nerdoldnerdith Active Member

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    If anyone is interested in a suit by Haggar, Towncraft, or Stafford, I can hook you up.
     
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  9. Stewie

    Stewie Well-Known Member

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    Decent pickup today, no sizes, will figure out later... Store was closing so will go back tomorrow and go thru shirts and pants. He obviously got fatter :lol:


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    Aquascutum Regent Street
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    J Press probably 70's as well
     
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  10. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    I'm at work and the desktop for some reason doesn't display the option to spoiler things. So, I'll fix this when I get home but I have to say this is one bad ass haul!!!! I've yet to see a A&S haul this awesome!!! Props!

    Edited: This haul is only next to Gmmcl's A&S Chords suit!
     
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  11. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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  12. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    That's an awesome first haul especially with all those Brioni ties!!! Good stuff! [​IMG]
     
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  13. pnutpug

    pnutpug Well-Known Member

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    Mrs. Pnut and I are headed to Washington for vacation in September and will be staying in Port Townsend and traveling through the Cascades. Can't wait.
     
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  14. pnutpug

    pnutpug Well-Known Member

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    I don't mean to dampen your enthusiasm, but if you are buying with the intent of flipping, I think that you might be disappointed. I say this as someone who is in the midst of closet culling and re-donating a TON of stuff that I should never have bought. None of it is bad, it's just not sellable on the secondary market, and it sucks to realize that every sport coat and shirt that went unsold was a $3 or $4 bill gone to waste. Pride of England ties, for example. I like them and have a few myself, but they have zero resale value. Most stuff from Nordstrom has zero value on the secondary market. Same with HSM. Even if it's Brioni and made for a midget (or a giant), same deal. Again, if it fits and it's for you, different story, but the hardest part of all this is to be picky, and even the pickiest folks get stuck re-donating stuff.

    Every town is different, but I find that if I'm batting the Mendoza line, I'm doing well. Most often, I return from thrifts empty handed, and that is not necessarily a bad thing.
     
  15. edwardthefirst

    edwardthefirst Well-Known Member

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    That A&S check pattern! Awesome!!
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  16. Aidan K

    Aidan K Well-Known Member

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    Pseudo thrift fit/fit question: does this blazer fit well enough in the shoulders to have tailoring work done to the sleeves/waist?

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    Valentino dark navy cashmere blazer/BB shirt
     
  17. justlurkingthanks

    justlurkingthanks Well-Known Member

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    Got a pair of Quoddy boat shoes. Wish they fit me. They are vintage and exquisitely made.
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    Extra row of stitching on the toe. I don't think they do that any more.
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    Cool logo
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  18. caseyfud

    caseyfud Well-Known Member

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    i don't know if i have ever laughed so hard reading this thread
     
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  19. ilikethelights

    ilikethelights Well-Known Member

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    Hit some places up on the way to a friend's place wayyyy out past the city. A few alright finds:

    AE Woodstock (10D)
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    Bruno Magli Captoes (11M) and the shoe trees in them
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    Ferragamo Loafers (10D)
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    and my first (hopefully real) Hermes. checks out from what I can tell...
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  20. Nataku

    Nataku Well-Known Member

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    This. If I come out empty handed, I try to think "at least I didn't spend any money today". A penny saved is a penny earned.
     
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