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Country Road has stepped up their game all over recently, not just when it comes to suits. They're now probably the least worst of the various mediocre AU/NZ mass made suiting options. What's allowed them to do this are the massive gains China have made in suitmaking at a cheap price. Crazy how anyone can sell unlined jackets for $250-$300 and make a profit. Still, the material is nothing special. Hardly soft, almost coarse. S130s is irrelevant, if it feels nice then it's...
Wow, that bump in his tie must have really got to him. Just kidding Foxy, get well soon.
A $350 notebook would have been a lot cheaper.
 Yeah that's the reason people shop at op shops and buy used cars. It's coz they just don't understand that minimalist lifestyle bro... Reminds me a bit of that Goldman Sachs Elevator Twitter: "Why do people wear wool if they know cashmere exists?"
If you spend $5 on an Angora Brioni coat and sell it for $20k, that's still $5 more that goes into the coffers of charity than from someone who doesn't thrift. I imagine CD spends upwards of $500 thrifting each year, that adds up for charities.  Vinnies and Salvos know they let plenty of undervalued stuff slip through, they don't really care. As long as they meet their monthly targets they're pretty happy, and if a knowledgeable customer makes a find they didn't know...
 Haha sorry, only on rereading did I realise how much I was making myself out to be a hero. I was just trying to outline a compromise between Foxy's "thou shalt not profiteer" view and Spoo's "flog it for Ferraris" middleman success. I help out at Vinnies for completely self serving reasons: I enjoy thrifting, talking to the older ladies and having autonomy over the men's section.
I think Foxy is more saying that if you are buying something to sell at a profit from an op shop or charity, all profit you make in a way comes at the expense of the shop because had they known they could get that price they would have sold it as such. I'm not really convinced by this line of thinking, but I can sympathise with it.   I've done a bit of volunteering at Vinnies and particularly when it comes to the men's stuff, the ladies who run the shop just don't have a...
Roo definitely creases more,but that's part of the appeal.
Mate why don't you post some pics and people can offer advice on whether they truly are unsalvage-able. Unfortunately you will take a big hit selling them, unlikely you will get more than $250 or $300 each, particularly given you've made alterations, so if you can avoid selling it would be best.
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