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  • Picked up a pair of APC New Standards, perfect condition and in my exact size, for $19 today. Seems laughably expensive compared to most of the deals on this thread...but in one of NYC's most popular (read: crowded and overpriced) thrift stores, it was a good find.

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    • Finally found a great thrifting place in the city! Goodwill had just been a mess. Things there were mostly Gap/Old Navy/BR/Target, and the nicer pieces were generally worn out. The closest consignment store carries loads of high end pieces but the prices are Ebay prices or worse sometimes. Finally found a place where I can get dress shirts for $8-15 in good condition. I didn't get any today but saw BB 1818 shirts, a J.Press (in my size! just a bit too worn on collars/cuffs), Zanella, and a handful of other nice, more-trad-leaning shirt brands in that price range. I'm excited. It's also a really clean, well-organized place.


      Side question. Gently worn Brioni shirt that fits me for $31. Too high? I just got a pink Polo RL shirt from Marshall's tailored to fit me, for a total cost of $38 (shirt + tailoring), for context.

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      • Brioni and Kiton shirts sell for $120 at Marshall's on clearance

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        • Lately, it's been like some duder said, "Hey, Atlanta Goodwills, let me give you the really sweet ties I don't want." But in reality, a bunch of people probably died, or I keep finding designer knockoffs or something.







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          • I guess when rich people die here, there's someone else to claim their stuff.

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            • I've found all my rich-people stuff at Goodwills, so just keep hitting those up like a madman.

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              • Goodwill is where I find the most stuff, but it's absolutely NOT where I've found the best stuff. It's the biggest, though, so I keep going back.

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                • I finally got access to a camera, so I thought I would put up some pics of some of my favorite things I have gotten thrifting over the past few months.


                  Hugo Boss silk/linen/wool sport coat:

                  http://s1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/Big_Scooter/Clothes%20I%20have%20gotten%20from%20thrift%20stor es/?action=view&current=IMG_4265.jpg


                  http://s1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/Big_Scooter/Clothes%20I%20have%20gotten%20from%20thrift%20stor es/?action=view&current=IMG_4266.jpg


                  C&A Goat Leather Jacket

                  http://s1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/Big_Scooter/Clothes%20I%20have%20gotten%20from%20thrift%20stor es/?action=view&current=IMG_4256.jpg


                  Gap rugged mostly wool pants

                  http://s1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/Big_Scooter/Clothes%20I%20have%20gotten%20from%20thrift%20stor es/?action=view&current=IMG_4264.jpg


                  Blackwatch Merino Wool Scarf (unknown brand)

                  http://s1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/Big_Scooter/Clothes%20I%20have%20gotten%20from%20thrift%20stor es/?action=view&current=IMG_4259.jpg


                  Levi Trucker Jacket

                  http://s1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/Big_Scooter/Clothes%20I%20have%20gotten%20from%20thrift%20stor es/?action=view&current=IMG_4254.jpg


                  2 Cashmere Sweaters (one unbranded, one Turnbury)

                  http://s1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/Big_Scooter/Clothes%20I%20have%20gotten%20from%20thrift%20stor es/?action=view&current=IMG_4253.jpg


                  Gant Cambridge Plaid Flannel Shirt

                  http://s1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/Big_Scooter/Clothes%20I%20have%20gotten%20from%20thrift%20stor es/?action=view&current=IMG_4268.jpg


                  Vintage Florsheim Royal Imperial Wingtips (v-cleat)

                  http://s1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/Big_Scooter/Clothes%20I%20have%20gotten%20from%20thrift%20stor es/?action=view&current=IMG_4257.jpg


                  Johnston and Murphy Cap-Toe (don't know the model)

                  http://s1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/Big_Scooter/Clothes%20I%20have%20gotten%20from%20thrift%20stor es/?action=view&current=IMG_4247.jpg


                  Jos A Bank saddle shoe

                  http://s1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/Big_Scooter/Clothes%20I%20have%20gotten%20from%20thrift%20stor es/?action=view&current=IMG_4258.jpg


                  I just got the pair of Johnston and Murphy cap toes today. Kinda confused about what model they are. They say "Made in America" on the sole, but most of their shoes don't seem to be made in America. Are they just older, or maybe a better model (hoping)?


                  Total for this loot: approximately $70. Thrift stores = win.

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                  • @BigScooter - Some nice pick ups. If the J&M shoes are made in America, they are more than likely an older model.

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                    • @JC So... good deal?

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                      • It's hard to get a bad deal at a thrift store


                        I really like the look of those J&M. Those are probably the best looking J&M I've ever seen.


                        That's definitely a good start. Unfortunately you won't be able to wear some of the warmer stuff (wool pants, leather jacket, scarf) very long until it's too warm, if it's not already where you are.

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                        • Yeah that pair of J&M look a lot like the AE Park Avenue.

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                          • Agreed Big_Scooter, those are really great J&M shoes, they look like they are in great shape!

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                            • I've never seen shoes in that good of shape at a thrift store before. Not only are they usually low-end brands, they also look like they've been sent through a paper shreader, worn while doing lawn work, and given a mud bath... And then tossed in the oven for good measure.

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                              • Decent shoes go faster than anything else at a thrift store. You just have to be there at the right time.

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