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Dack's Antelope:   1940s McHale:   [[SPOILER]]  1950s Dack's: 
If you're going to fake it, why fake it like this:  
A few interesting shoes since I've not posted anything relevant in months: Early-Mid Century Florsheims w/ contrast welt.  Dack's Oxhide-Grain Longwings (other 1/2 not pictured)   Dack's Prairie Oxhide Longwings   [[SPOILER]]
 It's amazing that the guy paid retail at Rosen for all of those shirts and suits when the sizes run from 15/39 to 17.5/44 and the suits are 40-44 (and probably 20 years old).
Wonder if there's a story here:    
 Wes has tapped a whole new subset of monied eBayers: the blind.    
I think that I've netted something like $5,000-$6,000 over the last twelve months. That's living in Canada, and living outside of Toronto. For me, the vision of professional thrifting was tarnished around November of last year when I looked at the pile of unsold stuff in my house that I maybe could've sold for a $20 profit/piece. And it had to be listed, boxed, mailed. I'd also had enough of being a "regular" at certain stores and flipping through every size 17+ shirt...
 As long as you know Sax, Starker, Shafran, Martzy, and Rabin, you know classical LPs. It's a much easier area to collect than funk and psych., where you're constantly finding crazy private labels that look cool but are worth less than nothing. People need to be strongly cautioned against buying records for any purpose other than listening.
Some unusual things for the thread: '70s piece with nice colours. Close to an indigo blue.   [[SPOILER]]  This one was custom from 1971:   [[SPOILER]]  1940s John McHale shoes (other shoe not pictured).   '80s Peanuts/Browns t-shirt. I found a cooler Paul Mitchell shirt, but it's in the laundry.  Nice '60s tweed piece. Canvassed, barely padded shoulder. Look at the pattern-matching. And this was sold at a department store.   [[SPOILER]]  PRL tweedy vest:  Buying records at...
 Are there full-time Canadian flippers on this site? I can't see surviving on a flipper's income in Toronto. In three years of thrifting I've not found a single piece of canvassed CBD tailored clothing to add to my wardrobe. I do it for the rare Samuelsohn overcoat or pair of '50s oxhide Dack's that you'll find once every hundred trips. I think you'd probably have to live at the Yonge/Bloor GW and rush the racks to even have a shot at doing okay. Also, I know for a fact...
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