1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,252
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Location:
    NJ
    Picked up a few ties this weekend. Second time I've found a NWT tie at this thrift store. The other one was a Zegna. Also picked up 2 BB ties, but no pictures as I'm prob keeping those.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Nataku

    Nataku Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,371
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Location:
    Land of 10,000 Lakes
    
    Wait, you found a Kiton tux?! :wow:
    It all depends. I know a few places around here that claim they are a charity but a good chunk of the money goes to the big whig's paychecks. I'm mostly upset because when they price garbage at high prices, it clogs up the racks and slows down turnover. These places get so many donations, they should focus more on moving the stuff at reasonable prices and keep new items coming out onto the floor. Nobody is going to buy a polyester Stafford Super Suit for $60. It's going to sit on the rack and take up space.
    Hmm, perhaps they were samples or seconds and the labels were removed? That's about the only reason I can think of. Regarding trading: The trading thread died because most of the trading goes on right here. Someone sees something they like or posts up something they bought to pass on, then the PMs get exchanged and so on. Works great. I found a gorgeous glen plaid suit jacket today from Luciano Barbera Sartoriale for Louis, Boston. Made by Attolini. Tons of handwork. Double breasted, 6/2 button front. No pants :fu:
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  3. Guitar Preacher

    Guitar Preacher Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    449
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    

    It is the other tag is stitch under xxx tag.

    A question for you guys posting the Oxxford stuff. Should I be picking up everything Oxxford I find that is in good condition? I saw a pair of pants the other day (I think french gabardine) dated 1997. I assumed that was to old to have any value. Should I grab those?
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  4. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,319
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Location:
    Omaha
    

    There is a lot of older stuff floating around. I see a lot of dated lapels on oxxford, and avoid. The new stuff is amazing though. Pants might be an ok pick up, depending on the fabric/pattern/cut.

    Check the going rate on ebay for a better idea on pricing.
     
  5. woolnotmutton

    woolnotmutton Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    293
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    oxxford in good condition and cheap is always worth the pickup. You won't make a fortune on ebay, but you will make enough for you to purchase stuff that you really need. There are always those out there who buy brands such as oxxford, some even want the vintage pieces.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  6. Xenos

    Xenos Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    465
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Location:
    El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángele
    Couple of things:

    Gianni Campagna navy blazer, single-vented, ticket pocket, surgeon's cuffs:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Kiton cashmere DB, older but super-soft, unvented:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. woolnotmutton

    woolnotmutton Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    293
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    nice, so that is what a campagna tag looks like :p

    how old would you say that kiton is?
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  8. Klobber

    Klobber Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,272
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Location:
    San Francisco
    

    1990's model by looks of it. About 15 - 20 years old.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  9. caseyfud

    caseyfud Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,799
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    

    Yeah, I saw an Isaia tux a few months ago. I didn't get it because it had working buttonholes and it wasn't my size.
     
  10. antirabbit

    antirabbit Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,819
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Location:
    North GA
    I am committed to picking up great tuxedo's now. I do need them for work every 6 months or so, but I have found a tux has higher level of tailoring than a traditional suit.....= hot action.

    Yes, I saw one at my honeyhole, and I did not pick it up. I :fu: about it.
     
  11. woolnotmutton

    woolnotmutton Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    293
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Ya, this was what I was thinking too. Will need a tux for future events. Have been seeing quite a few though non name brands lately.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  12. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,933
    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Walked away from a very recent Burberry sport coat
    and an Oxxford SC wool/cashmere today, they were $20
    each.
     
  13. cincydavid

    cincydavid Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    51
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Location:
    The garden spot of the universe, Cincinnati OH, US
    My latest find...a pair of nearly-new Brooks Brothers plain toe bluchers in shell cordovan, $20 at the Goodwill store in beautiful Batesville Indiana. They had big thick athletic-style insole inserts in them, which tells me the original owner got the size wrong and couldn't get them to work for him. Frankly, the heels slip on me too, but for $20 I'll try breaking them in and resort to a tongue pad or something if I can't get them to cooperate.
     
  14. woolnotmutton

    woolnotmutton Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    293
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Do you recall the size on these?
     
  15. Thrifter

    Thrifter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    663
    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Location:
    Ottawa
    Bought three Charvet ties. They are likely fake, but I like the patterns and will wear them with impunity.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  16. Dozz

    Dozz New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Hey guys first post, long time lurker. I found some Ralph Lauren Chukkas today, however i cant seem to find any information on them. They feel like pretty decent quality and are in great shape. Can anyone give me a style name or anything? Alsol, they are made in U.S.A. if that helps, Thanks.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  17. AndroFan

    AndroFan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,686
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Nothing earthshattering, but some nice staples stuff today. Got a no-name button up cardigan because it was nice and thick and had a cool "varsity" style pattern, and fit me like an absolute glove and I've been looking for a cheap cardigan for awhile now. Looked up the brand when I got home, and apparently it's a high school uniform maker...oops, lol. Ask me if I care. It still looks great on me and I will rock that shit with the utmost steez.

    Quick question: this shirt is Golden Fleece, right? It's got the GF logo, but the tag doesn't say it anywhere so I wasn't sure. It feels way thicker/better quality than any other BB shirt I've handled so I thought it must be. This logo is only on the BBGF shirts right?

    I'm very careful about throwing around the "NWOT" phrase, but I really think this one is. It looks entirely unworn and unwashed, and no dry cleaner tags like on pretty much every decent shirt I find at this particular store. Not an errant thread in sight.

    [​IMG]

    Also got this nice YSL shirt in my size, also in fantastic condition

    [​IMG]

    Finally, a holiday-appropriate PRL tie. Very festive :-D

    [​IMG]

    EDIT: Also forgot, found a nice white Gitman Bros OCBD too.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  18. woolnotmutton

    woolnotmutton Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    293
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    how did you know they are fake? I didn't think that the far east has moved in the charvet territory yet..



    pretty sure golden fleece says golden fleece on them, also they have MOP buttons. What you picked up is a sport shirt. Retail under $90.

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatSectionView.process?IWAction=Load&Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=297

    best I've picked up was a BB country club shirt.. made of Italian fabrics. MOP buttons, considered luxury in their shirt lists.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  19. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,571
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    Agree with Wool...the BB is just a normal button down. I do like the pattern and the logo on it. I can honestly say I've never come across any with the logo in my many travels :nodding:
     
  20. Thrifter

    Thrifter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    663
    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Location:
    Ottawa
    

    I'll post pictures for analysis ASAP.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by