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    Thrifting

    Hey, Out of my own curiosity, how many of you guys thrift? I'd like to guage the market of savvy well dressed thrifters to see who I'm up against in the thrift market lol...
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    I don't thrift, but I'm definitely looking into it.


    I see so many guys online who claim these awesome thrift finds, I really can't resist getting in on the action.

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      #3


      you have to man...there is so much to find and with mens fashion being timeless, your finds will always be amazing, you can find sweet BB shirts for 2 bucks...


      I really want to find a pair of AE or Alden shoes and send them out and have them redone becasue they have lifetime warranties...

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        #4


        I thrift. I'm not a crazy go every week guy, more like once every two or three weeks. I have to though, I'm a poor undergrad.


        I've found a couple of Florheims, Cole Haans, and one or two AE, and one Alden. The last two didn't fit me. Most of my ties are from thrifting, and I love them. All of my cufflinks, tie bars and tie clips are from thrifting, some of my shirts.

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          #5


          I go thrifting sometimes. I have found some pretty good things. Got a pair of Keith Highlanders tassel loafers for $20 a couple of months ago. That was the best thing I've ever found while thrifting.


          If you're patient you can definitely get some good buys.

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            #6


            I agree with both comments, i dont thrift all the time but i like to go every 2-3 weeks to a couple of stores. Wont ever get rich buying brand new. lol

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              #7


              Another thrifter here. Given the crazy cuts of the past 5 decades, I've never been too successful with shirts, suits or pants but I keep trying. Have found some great shoes, ties and accessories though. Also had some success with antique stores for shoes, umbrella, sunglasses.

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                #8


                I'm sure this is a long shot, but I don't suppose there are any Twin Cities folks here that know of any decent thrift stores around this area?

                "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                  #9


                  I thrift. I don't usually find anything good, but I've lucked out with a few button-ups and a really nice looking slim(ish) paisley tie.


                  I've never bought pants at thrift shops and I've quit looking.


                  A note though: Though I never find decent shoes for myself (size 13), I did buy my buddy a pair of black Florsheim wing tips. He needed to polish them, but I felt good about getting him a pair of leather lace-ups he could wear when it's necessary.

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                    #10


                    yea, i agree to all points made, i have found shoes (brand new brogues) in a cognac US made. The company must have had a crazy surplus and they gave it all to the salvation army and i got in there early and picked them up...i cant ever find accessories though... i really wanna score some vintage wayfarer's

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                      #11


                      At a consignment shop on South st. in Philly this past weekend I picked up an Ike Behar handmade in the U.S. silk tie for $12. It's a navy gingham, can't go wrong with that for the summer.

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                        #12


                        just picked up a couple of ties - light blue and light brown - in a nice, light wool for the fall. each cost $2, which can't be beat, in my opinion.


                        should we count ebaying as thrifting? i've been doing a lot more of that these days. picked up a pair of minnetonka hard sole moccassins for about $25.

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                          #13


                          I got into thrifting and got some great stuff for a month, but I haven't been back for a bit. Not too many shops around me and they don't cycle very fast.


                          I'm curious if anyone knows anything about a few of these brands. I'm fairly new to paying attention to clothes, and don't know a lot about brands.


                          Here is what I have bought:


                          1 suit jacket - Christian Dior - pretty sure it is a lightweight wool, but it doesn't say. Very light gray.


                          1 wool Topman sport coat (medium gray with a small amount of red threading) Don't know anything about this brand. To my amateur eye, this looks like the highest quality of the coats I bought.


                          1 dark gray pinstripe sport coat. Heavyweight wool. Austin Reed of Regent Street


                          1 pair of lightly worn cognac oxfords which say they are from Jos A. Bank. I don't really understand these since I didn't know they had a house brand shoe. They seem like high quality though.


                          Black 100% cashmere overcoat. Tag says Varsity Town Clothes.

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                            #14


                            @Big_Scooter, great finds man! The first three are top notch, like you i wasnt aware JAB made shoes, but if quality looks good, then go with it, and if it says 100% cashmere, i wouldnt care what brand it is...how much was your total haul?

                            "The key to Success is the Quality of Execution"
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                              #15


                              Thanks! I've been very pleased, even if I can't use most of it during the summer.


                              the suit jackets/sport coats were (in the order I listed) $3.50, $7, and $7.


                              The shoes were listed at $20, but the Goodwill I got them at does half price on shoes on Fridays, so I paid $10.


                              The overcoat was $25. It was from a locally owned/operated thrift store, so they actually pay some attention to what they have.


                              So, all said and done, I paid $52.50. Of course, the jackets will eventually need some small alterations (waist and/or sleeve length) which will be another $60.

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