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Best places to shop for men's clothes in SF or Reno

Postby Beatwrangler » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:25 am

Hi all - it's now looking like I'm going to have to get a warmish jacket for the Burn in SF or Reno. Ideally i'd like something that isn't exactly everyday wear obviously....

I know the best option is layers to keep warm and I have some which will probably do the trick most of the time - but i'm flying from the UK and i'm camping so i'm severely limited on space/weight. (I have a ride from SF to Reno so the weight thing is less of an issue then).

So - any suggestiond for good shops for me to scout in SF or Reno? I'll be arriving in SF on Friday (OHMYGOD IT'S NEARLY TIME!!!! \0/) abotu mid afternoon so won't have a huge amount of time to run around (will be staying by Union Square if that helps). Leave for Reno early the next day and arrive about midday saturday.

Any suggestions gratefully received!
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Re: Best places to shop for men's clothes in SF or Reno

Postby lucky420 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:22 am

Prism magic (prater wy,sparks)
The Melting Pot (s.virginia st)
Savers (there are 2)
Polyesthers (s,Virginia st)
Junkees (s.virginia st)

Google thrift stores...


Junkees, The Melting Pot and Polyesthers are all within easy walking distances of each other
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Re: Best places to shop for men's clothes in SF or Reno

Postby Beatwrangler » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:30 am

lucky420 wrote:Prism magic (prater wy,sparks)
The Melting Pot (s.virginia st)
Savers (there are 2)
Polyesthers (s,Virginia st)
Junkees (s.virginia st)

Google thrift stores...


Junkees, The Melting Pot and Polyesthers are all within easy walking distances of each other



Awesome answer - thank you!
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Re: Best places to shop for men's clothes in SF or Reno

Postby aserendipity » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:55 am

Please do check out the fabulous
Community Thrift Shop
it is on Valencia Street and 17th in San Francisco
very likely you are going to be speaking with the burners there
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Re: Best places to shop for men's clothes in SF or Reno

Postby Eric » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:40 am

On Mission St in SF you can hit Thrift Town (Mission at 17th) and Mission Thrift (Mission just south of 19th), plus there are plenty of little stores in between the two. Take the underground from Powell St to 16th/Mission, then head south on Mission.

Thrift Town tends to be a little more boring, Mission Thrift a little more picked over (they tend to have good Burner stuff, and all the Burners here know it). Community Thrift is just a few blocks away, but it is really hit-or-miss, mostly miss IMHE (I've found one cool piece of mens clothes there in 22 years...)

If you have more time, Haight Street has plenty of places to shop (from Divisadero to Golden Gate Park), but they do tend to have tourist prices.
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Re: Best places to shop for men's clothes in SF or Reno

Postby aserendipity » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:40 pm

as often ,
as not ,
we do not agree
Thrift stores on Mission sure ;but then walk up one block more to Valencia and go to Community Thrift .

They are great ! you may find burners there ..and for my family of male burners and female , that is our go to.

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Re: Best places to shop for men's clothes in SF or Reno

Postby asr9754 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:19 pm

(Some of the best potential playa jackets and clothes for Men are actually in the Ladies' section of the Thrift Stores). Don't be afraid to wander down those aisles--some of my best finds are from the Ladies' section.
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Re: Best places to shop for men's clothes in SF or Reno

Postby aserendipity » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:43 pm

and some of mine are from the mens section
gender specificity obscures easily for good stuff

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Re: Best places to shop for men's clothes in SF or Reno

Postby Pozer » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:32 pm

Check out Distractions on Haight. A little pricey but some very cool stuff.
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Re: Best places to shop for men's clothes in SF or Reno

Postby Beatwrangler » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:18 am

I love this place...........never fails to answer every query.

Thank you so much for all the suggestions folks - VERY much appreciated. I'm more than happy checking out (supposedly) women's clothes for decent jackets....the only issue is size usually - in women's sizes i'm pretty big!

Thank you again - I'll make sure and check these suggestions out :)
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Re: Best places to shop for men's clothes in SF or Reno

Postby kidonholiday » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:59 pm

There is a Vintage Clothing Bazaar in Reno this weekend. 2221 Dickerson Road, Reno, Nevada. Tons of mens/womens vintage and warm stuff!
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