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Topic: Thrift Braggin Thread
Posted By: Bob Dale
Subject: Thrift Braggin Thread
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2019 at 12:33pm
I may not have looked well enough, but I am not sure that the thrift bragging thread survived recent tidying.

The portions of my wardrobe that aren't gifts, were thrifted. 

I could post paragraphs defining what thrifting is and is not  but  don't want to come across like a turd.  However, thrifting is not done on ebay or etsy, that much should be obvious.  I don't really consider flea markets thrifting either, as someone curated their stall and essentially did the thrifting for you. Garage sales, dumpster diving, and thrift stores are allowed as they require hustle , knowledge, and luck.

Once i figure out Imgur i will post some pictures.

My best recent find(s) were two pairs of youth jeans. 

Right Hand Twill Wrangler Blue Bell 13MWZ from the mid 60s (my brain is foggy on when they switched to broken twill) which i sold to a dealer/collector out west.

And a pair of Levis 505-0217 from around 70-71 probably.  
Big E 
'5' stamped on the top button
no 'v' stitch on fly
bartacked back pockets
single stitch
Surged Outseam and not selvage.
deeeeep indigo
bells
whistles
may keep for my son, but he's not really into jeans that aren't actually sweatpants these days so 


what about you?





Replies:
Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2019 at 12:40pm
Nice, Bob. I used to make a regular weekly circuit back in New Orleans. I'm too far from any thrift stores now for that to be practical.


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2019 at 1:22pm
I found a pair of trickers brogue boots at a charity shop the other week. £20, barely worn.

Being the mercenary type, after a quick polish they sold for £170 on eBay within an hour of listing. A very rare lucky scoop.

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Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2019 at 1:38pm
👌 I’ll be here- soon
Been a steady thrifter for 2 years now


Posted By: Broark
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2019 at 1:42pm
My girlfriend and I usually check out a few local places but I've never found anything worthwhile unfortunately.
Looking forward to seeing everyone's findings.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2019 at 1:59pm
It would seem like 6 months ago- a guy came here on the site, he found a one wash leather patch Levi from the early 50’s- I haven’t been that lucky- yet

This guy found it at the goodwill near Levi HQ in SF


Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2019 at 7:56pm
I had a good thrifting day recently, found an old U.S. Navy blanket in pretty fair condition (only a couple moth holes) and a couple trunk down bandanas. Here's the blanket:


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 07 Nov 2019 at 1:26pm
That is a lovely blanket likeacannon!

I have been trying to find a marine corps one for a while now.


^ lets see if Imgur works... 

I found two of these Sears Pocket tees.  they're a bit snug, but I really love them.  They are a good 4-5x heavier than the counterparts I am able to pick up locally (target, et al) 


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 07 Nov 2019 at 1:39pm
I picked up what looks like a 60’s-70’s sears Sherpa today, probably paid a little too much, but it has a good look to it.


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 28 Nov 2019 at 11:27am
Sansome asked for some help getting some images posted 

A few pics of the oldest thing he's found so far.


And a picture from the college this shirt is from.



Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2019 at 7:04pm
Got lucky last week and found a pair of mid to late 70s 501s with a few embellishments


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Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2019 at 7:41pm
Very cool!


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2019 at 8:03pm
Can’t wait for those to come my way B
Hope your not that attached.

About 9 years ago, I’m pretty sure I found 3 pairs of single stitch, before I knew what single stitch was.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 25 Dec 2019 at 12:31am
Nice score Bob!


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2020 at 10:13pm
a favorite find of mine- from 6 months back.
Never worn'

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Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2020 at 8:05pm
We went out on a 2 day dig, and thrifted along Hwy !4- on the way up.
I hoped our luck would continue- and maybe we could find a 1890 XX.
The thrifting turned out to be the best part of the trip- Finding 1800's
stuff was a toe smashing failure- a 7 foot wall of rock, and nowhere
to put it.

https://flic.kr/p/2incYy4" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2incYy4" rel="nofollow - 501-1 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr

Top 2 are #6 button double stitch (late 70's)
The next 3 are mid 80's
The next 3 are early 1990's
The rest are mid 90's

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https://flic.kr/p/2incYrF" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2incYrF" rel="nofollow - 501-4 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr
https://flic.kr/p/2inarhH" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2inarhH" rel="nofollow - 501-3 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr

It was a leg twist group.




Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2020 at 8:01pm
Found this yesterday- far off the beaten path.

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https://flic.kr/p/2it2BWC" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2it2BWC" rel="nofollow - hj3 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr
https://flic.kr/p/2it2BTM" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2it2BTM" rel="nofollow - hj5 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr
https://flic.kr/p/2it1t6T" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2it1t6T" rel="nofollow - hj2 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr
https://flic.kr/p/2isXTWH" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2isXTWH" rel="nofollow - hj1 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr https://flic.kr/p/2it1t9D" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2it1t9D" rel="nofollow - hj by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr



Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2020 at 6:56pm
Awesome find, that's a great shirt.

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Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2020 at 8:39pm
Originally posted by hollows hollows wrote:

Awesome find, that's a great shirt.


I was about to walk out of the store, then, let me check women’s jackets- I do this all the time now.
I couldn’t believe my eyes- in person the denim has that 60’s and older type of denim look, just a different
Shade of dark blue- hope your going to be checking on that 28 mile road side garage sales in your town this summer?


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 10:45am




Additional details in the levis thread


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 12:05pm
There it is- worth bragging about!!!


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2020 at 2:06am
fucking hell


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2020 at 6:37pm
Yes , killerb that's essentially what i said upon finding it


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2020 at 10:35pm
picked this up 3 days ago- looks like a homemade denim shirt from the 1970's?
Wish it fit, but it's too smallAngry

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Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 24 Feb 2020 at 1:48am
Bob- what dance did you do when you found it? did you do it on the spot or wait until you'd got through the till & safely outside??

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Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 24 Feb 2020 at 12:49pm
Originally posted by Mr Black Mr Black wrote:

Bob- what dance did you do when you found it? did you do it on the spot or wait until you'd got through the till & safely outside??


I pinched myself, made sure it was tagged and then tried to play it cool. I definitely was drumming my steering wheel and doing a dance, in the safety of my car


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 22 May 2020 at 10:39pm
Let me be clear- I'm not bragging about today's finds, I'ts just fresh...3 thrift stores opened today in Orange County. I would like some help on these jeans, they look maybe 70's? 60's? No tag



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https://flic.kr/p/2j4K5RJ" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2j4K5RJ" rel="nofollow - oj8 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr



https://flic.kr/p/2j4K5Ns" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2j4K5Ns" rel="nofollow - oj5 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr


https://flic.kr/p/2j4HwL2" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2j4HwL2" rel="nofollow - oj4 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr


https://flic.kr/p/2j4K5MF" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2j4K5MF" rel="nofollow - oj6 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr


https://flic.kr/p/2j4HwRn" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2j4HwRn" rel="nofollow - oj3 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr


https://flic.kr/p/2j4K5VX" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2j4K5VX" rel="nofollow - oj1 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr

Montgomery Wards??



20  years ago, I would have been pretty darn excited to find this 1950's cookie jar...
I still like it and I can probably make a few dollars off it

So I got it.


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No reason to own a muscle car, just rent one for a few days, we bought our last 3 cars through
Hertz Rental cars, the company is hurting pretty bad, so we thought we would spend a few days 
thrifting in this...It's not about speed, it's about reaching that speed limit, in a short amount of time.

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Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 23 May 2020 at 2:37pm
Man I miss thrifting. It'll probably be a little while before we can here again.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 23 May 2020 at 5:09pm
Originally posted by likeacannon likeacannon wrote:

Man I miss thrifting. It'll probably be a little while before we can here again.


We drive 80 miles- one way just to go to 1 store.
Hope more will open in the following weeks.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 23 May 2020 at 6:27pm
I saw this at a shop way out of the way, it was sold already, I have no idea if it was worth the $75
that it sold for?


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https://flic.kr/p/2j4ZsXZ" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2j4ZsXZ" rel="nofollow - rp1 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/2j521Zo" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2j521Zo" rel="nofollow - rp2 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr




Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 24 May 2020 at 1:09am
Only if the buyer had electrician skills...


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 10:39am
Sansome -- the jeans you posted are Roebucks from Sears


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 11:18am
Originally posted by Bob Dale Bob Dale wrote:

Sansome -- the jeans you posted are Roebucks from Sears


Thanks B- I sold them at my booth for $40
They only lasted for a day, those small sizes don’t last long.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2020 at 10:49pm
Thrifted a week ago, a friend of mine is twisting my arm trying to get this off me,
for now im keeping.


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I was in a hurry when I found this, I thought it looked like a odd T, I didnt see the back of the shirt until
I pulled from a bag the following day.


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2020 at 8:01pm


Not specifically clothing related and it needs a little work , but i snagged this Mac Book Pro for alittle over 15$ today. It is easily the most braggable item I feel ive thrifted since wellll before the pandemic.


Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 07 Aug 2020 at 9:10pm
Bob I've bought two older iPads while thrifting, but this is quite the find!


Posted By: crispycornflak3s
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2020 at 10:11am
I've managed to score this western shirt for 13$. Not very familiar with this brand, but the fit is great, and I love the feel of the fabric. The condition seems to be impeccable.





















Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2020 at 12:46pm
Looks like rayon gabardine to me. A lot of vintage (30s/40s/50s) western wear was made of that fabric. High quality!


Posted By: thetestoftime
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2020 at 4:21pm
Killer score! Miller's are the first snap western shirts. Being from Denver we find them out in the wild pickin' from time to time. Yours is probably 50s / 60s based on the design / collar size. I think the founder of Rockmount Western Shirts (Jacke Weil) worked at Miller in the 40s / 50s. Great American history. Congrats!


Posted By: belopsky
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2020 at 7:31am
Super cool! Not at all thrift brag - got two Joe McCoy western shirts (moleskin fabric) and want some real vintage ones that aren't Real Mccoy pricing :)


Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2020 at 2:29pm
Wife spotted this gem yesterday and said “oh this is very you.” The weave is fascinating as its striped on the inside plaid on the outside, never seen that before. 



Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2020 at 9:50pm
Nice pattern and colors- brag worthy for sure.


Posted By: Cozzie
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2020 at 5:45pm
happened upon this at a local thrifty shopper about a year back just never got around to posting it.  I wish it fit me I’ve been trying to convince my wife to wear it since I brought it home but it just hangs in her closet. 😂 





Posted By: Denimetc
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2020 at 10:57pm
Nice one!

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Too much Denim - too little time...


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2021 at 11:54pm
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so much fun finding a single stitch, it was in with at least 300 pairs of modern junk

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https://flic.kr/p/2kGjn7t" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2kGjn7t" rel="nofollow - ss6 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr

9 september 6 for 1976 6 button
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Posted By: silencejoe
Date Posted: 02 Mar 2021 at 12:38am
Originally posted by Sansome Sansome wrote:

https://flic.kr/p/2kGfNA4" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2kGfNA4" rel="nofollow - ss1


Nice score, i need a w36


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 02 Mar 2021 at 12:46am
Thanks- me too, I need a one wash...I’m not greedy
One wash will do😜


Posted By: Denimetc
Date Posted: 02 Mar 2021 at 11:12pm
I did not realize Levis made short lengths such as this L29

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Too much Denim - too little time...


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 03 Mar 2021 at 8:02am
Originally posted by Denimetc Denimetc wrote:

I did not realize Levis made short lengths such as this L29


I’ve seen 29L a bunch of times, not super common...my true length BTW
I would be a tall human if I didn’t inherit some short wheels from my parents.


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 03 Mar 2021 at 8:07am
I had some 29" leg 1970s deadstock 505s - they were a bit too short for me, but have now been worn in very nicely by Mrs B


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 03 Mar 2021 at 11:09am
Originally posted by killer b killer b wrote:

I had some 29" leg 1970s deadstock 505s - they were a bit too short for me, but have now been worn in very nicely by Mrs B


I’m guessing 29 is the shortest length before you go down to kids sizes?


Posted By: crispycornflak3s
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2021 at 9:01am





Picked this up the other day. Apparently, they are under the name of Sailfish SeaVees by PF Flyers. Not very familiar with this, other than the namesake of the manufacturer.
In terms of its all around conditions, it’s in pretty good shape. No sign of any usage. Though I can’t tell about the date of its production. All I know, thanks to Google, is that Sailfish dates back from the early 60s ?


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2021 at 7:41pm
Nice score crispy, I forgot to brag on this thread- when I thrifted a late 1940’s 501 in my size…3 weeks back
Enough about me, nice pick up.



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