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 This is how bad Toronto thrifting's become: you can't even find Dior Monsieur anymore.
590 means 9E. The first number is the width number: i.e, 1=A, 2=B, 3=C, 4=D, 5=E. The next two numbers are the size: 9.0 in your case. An 8.5B would be 285.
 You got lucky. Probably by $100 or so.
First, a couple of things:   Apollo 11 Flight Jacket (obviously not authentic NASA, but true to the era)     Magli "Platinum" Boots     The Jompso thing: Every so often members pop up who feel like they're trying to prove something. This is a thread about stuff we find at thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales. No one is "good" at that, and you need some humility. I love analogies: it's like a panhandler bragging how good he is when a guy drops a hundred...
 That 1/140000 Hockney find has raised expectations a bit too high on the "thrift store" bragging thread.
 That's not unusual. We have about 100 members who post on this thread, and 5,000 lurkers/full-time thrifters reading it. Unless you can dedicate your weekday mornings to thrifting, your success rate is going to be low. Probably ridiculously low, to the point where you start wondering why you're wasting your time.
This is Canadian winter thrifting--cool stuff that fits you but isn't really worth anything: Roots hiking boots.  1950s McHale stitch-caps  YSL cashmere from the '90s (if real)  Expos t-shirt  Very scarce 1950s calypso 78s:  Weird Robert Gordon signed/numbered serigraph. No clue about the artist. Probably worth nothing, but if you don't know who Gordon is this can pass for a James Dean thing:   [[SPOILER]]
 I know you can make money doing it; I'm still saying it's wrong. I think I can back that up by noting that in the years I've been on this thread, I've never seen anyone admit to doing it, though it's obviously happening. The closest you'll get is someone saying, like an LA poster did not so long ago, that sometimes you make deals with the managers/sorters to put stuff in the back. But no one's ever said, "I got this MCM chair because a guy kept it for me in the back, and...
 I know that this is true, and it really pisses me off. The same's true of guys who pick up stuff from the donation bins. There's an eBay seller based in Toronto who somehow finds a new deck jacket every couple of weeks. Or a P-Wing sweater or an amazing concert tee. I check his/her listings all of the time, and I never see a price-tag hole. The stuff's being lifted from somewhere. We're not talking about picking up a few extra bucks at work; these guys are making huge...
One of these days it'll be Snow Beach. 'Til then:   [[SPOILER]]  And I agree with everything that Fueco's said.
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