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    came up on a nice hugo boss messenger bag/briefcase for 8 bucks! also saw a jcrew belt made in italy in brown for a dollar

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      I don't thrift much as where I live has slim pickings usually, but I grabbed a pair of Ballin Grey Flannel dress pants in size 33, single pleats, for $4.50. Waist fits perfect, but I need to shorten the length and may slim the legs.
      "Tempus Fugit"

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        What a pathetic day for thrifting. Went to 3 different GW's and found nothing worth buying. I think I need to spread out my visits so there's more fresh stock when I go

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          Found a Fairway and Greene gingham sport shirt and a pair of Allen Edmonds "Polo" shell cordovan shoes (confirmed by the folks over at AskAndyAboutClothes). Grand total? 15 bucks.

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            Originally posted by Michael Alan Nelson View Post
            Found a Fairway and Greene gingham sport shirt and a pair of Allen Edmonds "Polo" shell cordovan shoes (confirmed by the folks over at AskAndyAboutClothes). Grand total? 15 bucks.
            Nice!

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              Picked up a pair of Allen Edmonds - Maxfield for $4 last night.

              Not my first time to find quality shoes locally but the first time to find them in my size.

              They may need a bit of love before I wear them out. Hopefully not too much... May have been overly excited by my find.

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                Originally posted by AlanR View Post
                May have been overly excited by my find.
                Definitely a danger with thrifting. I found a three piece suit and tried on the vest and coat in the store, which fit pretty good except the vest was a little short for my torso which should have been a red flag. Tried the pants on at home and there was about 6 inches of leg showing. I am tall and skinny. Previous owner must have been short and skinny. I need to get to a tailor and see if there's enough fabric in the pants to let them out.

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                  Originally posted by thedrake View Post
                  Definitely a danger with thrifting. I found a three piece suit and tried on the vest and coat in the store, which fit pretty good except the vest was a little short for my torso which should have been a red flag. Tried the pants on at home and there was about 6 inches of leg showing. I am tall and skinny. Previous owner must have been short and skinny. I need to get to a tailor and see if there's enough fabric in the pants to let them out.
                  That's a pain. I picked up a Brooks Brothers suit with a 2/3 roll lapel not long ago. Sleeves are a smidgen short. I've been threatening to take it to a tailor (if I can find one local) to see if the sleeves can be let out at all.

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                    Originally posted by thedrake View Post
                    there was about 6 inches of leg showing
                    Just don't wear socks and act like a Suit Supply model. The women will flock.

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                      Tried on some casual OCBD's from GW the other day and came up short. 2 were J crew, one of which was an incredibly soft flannel, but the tail was too long. The other was a medium pink madras shirt. Nice color but it was too tight around the neck and I spotted a hole on the shoulder. Also tried on a BR Henley but again, found a hole in the fabric. You gotta really inspect clothing nowadays because thrift stores do a piss poor job of weeding out the good from the bad

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                        Went to a consignment shop today and came across a J Crew field mechanic jacket for $42. Too bad I'm not really into that style of jacket

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                          Hey! I'm new to Dappered Threads, but I've been on StyFo for a while, if there are any cross posters around. Couple new items today:




                          Contact me about gently used high end menswear and consignment.

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                            yesterday I picked up a J Crew red chambray shirt, an Old Navy flannel and a Banana Republic OCBD. An odd thing about consignment shops is that all of the BR stuff was marked up at stupid prices, especially sweaters. I saw several merino wool v-necks with price tags of $28 to $32. I guess the sellers have a weird idea of worth when it comes to this sorta thing. my J Crew chambray was only $7 at the consignment shop.

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                              I have been wanting a wool topcoat, but had not been wanting to spend real money on a topcoat. Enter the Goodwill. H&M, 80/20 wool/nylon, acetate lining, dark charcoal, brand new, the pockets were still sewn shut, and even my size (38R), all for 14.99. Not a bad deal in my book, to test drive a new (personal) style this fall/winter. (Pic is just over a polo)

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                                Best thrift find by far today! I was in a crappy thrift shop at the end of the strip mall where my daughters ballet class is, killing 30 minutes or so during her class. I cruised the through the men's section, and was about to head for the door, when I walked to the back instead. There was a table set up with some junky sneakers and one pretty dusty pair of cap toe balmorals. I saw the pinking on the tongue, picked one up, and saw the Alden logo on the insole. They were my size (9 b/d), and aside from the dust, in PERFECT condition. I cleaned them up, and even though they aren't shell, they still glow with almost a mirror shine.

                                Price tag: $10.00

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