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 No, and I don't even take my phone into the store with me. If you're thrifting for a living, and you're a guy going through women's clothes and pots and pans and fabric, then I think one's essential. But if you're doing it as a hobby, it's not that hard to figure out quality and tags. Especially if you're only doing menswear.
Field jackets:   1943   1944   1952   1957   1972
1940s Scott-Mchale:   1950s John McHale   1960s The McHale Shoe   1950s Dack's Water Bison Wholecuts   1960s Church's Oxhide
 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]]
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