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    No clue. Good thrifting spots are something you have to find for yourself. The people who know aren't going to want to tell you.

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      My advice? Stay away from thrifting.

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        Patience pays off:


        I've wanted (not needed) brown cords for a while now. I have a pair of ON slim cords in an almost brownish-gray but could never find the more chocolate color I wanted. Yesterday I found NWT brown Gap straight cords for $5. Nothing spectacular by any means, but fills a desire for my wardrobe.


        I've also been looking for any sort of denim-ish shirt but it appears that every single person in my area who wears one is over 200 pounds.

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          @Chern: Most of my thrift finds either fill needs or are just fun items moreso than high-end treasures. I found a GAP sportcoat, and I love it.

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            @Jason The fabric feels like flannel. Not as soft as cashmere, but softer than most.

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              BEHOLD: seven-fold!!!


              http://cdn.styleforum.net/6/64/64c69...7da01621e.jpeg

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                That is a nice looking tie. Have some stuff to take to GW on my lunch break so I'll browse around and see what I can find.

                Dress for style, live for results.

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                  Nice find, Jon! And it's a tie that someone might actually wear!

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                    @Alan, Thanks. I'm probably keeping it, but I need to sell a lot of my stuff because I keep buying things to trade/flip and then decide I'm too lazy to list the deets.


                    Today's finds in cell phone+car+rush to get back to work pictorial glory:



                    (42 R) (same thing except, of course, color: http://www.styleforum.net/t/295166/s...s-welcome/0_50)




                    (same size?)





                    41 R Hickey Freeman suit. Sorry for the strange angle, but look at the fabric. This thing is awesome.

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                      I found a Corneliani blazer at GoodWill the other day, and picked it up to resell it on eBay. Italian-made 100% lambswool, though I hesitated to pick it up because it's a ventless 3-button, which isn't really a big style these days. Since it was only $5, though, I'll turn a profit even if I can only sell it for $20.

                      Ben

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                        Wow, great finds jon and ben! Went to 2 places today and came back empty-handed. It's too bad I'm not a 17/33 shirt-wearer, because somebody dropped off 3 HF shirts (2 red/white large gingham, 1 purple/white), 1 Zegna (white), and a ton of BB 1818/Makers oxford shirts just recently. They're all going for $6 right now. Great condition. No jackets/suits for me.


                        I didnt purchase them because they're too big/short but I'm tempted to go back, buy them, and then flip them but I don't see them selling very well online and based on the cut I'd get from the consignment store (like 60% I think) from the price they'll be listed at (probably around 25-30), it's not really worth the trouble if they don't sell. Part of me thinks they will because everybody in this city is overweight and wears bigger sized shirts/likes BB. But for a $6-10 profit-per-shirt, I don't think it's worth it - do any of you think it is?

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                          So someone died with an 8.5 shoe collection. About 5 pairs of AE's yesterday. Here's the catch: the store really marked them up. One Park Ave (which was basically mint) was $70!! Others were $50 and $60. I thought about buying another that was sorta worn in for $30, but I was a little weary for some reason. Kinda wish I bought it now.

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                            @JOse, is 8.5 ur shoe size? Or did u purchase them to flip em?


                            I found those same prices at a Thrift Store which had AE's that were practically brand new and donated by a Mens Boutique to help raise funds for an organization that the Thrift Store was selling for 95$ each. I told them they were crazy. I looked at the shoe sizes and they were like 11AA 12B all these crazy rare sizes that would be hard to turn profit on quickly. I was like no wonder the Mens Boutique donated them, they are all sizes they don't get rid of. This was 2 months ago, and they are still sitting on their shelves....people...

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                              @Tat:

                              I'm normally 9, but the 8.5C was a nice snug fit (does anyone else size down in AEs?). I would have bought them for myself. I'm going back on Monday, so I might still grab them. The $70 one might have only been worn twice. The print on the sole was still shimmering. But yeah I don't think they'll ever sell that. There are a pair of ugly, fair condition Cole Haan loafers that are unwittingly priced at $50. Been sitting there for 4 months at least.


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                              PTO episode about thrifting: http://putthison.com/post/20847215403/put-this-on-season-two-episode-2


                              Pretty cool, although now I am very jealous. I love how he passed up an Ascot Chang and a Paul Smith shirt because they weren't good enough, only to go with the Turnbull & Asser.


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                                @Tat: Have you considered making them an offer on the lot?

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