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post #46 of 68
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NC has long been a textile (and tobacco) state due to its abundant cotton crop, until most things started being produced in asia.

I saw a Ted Koppel show on Discovery channel showing cotton being picked in NC, shipped to China where it was woven, the fabric shipped back to the Ethan Allen factory in NC and combined with various other parts made in China to make a couch (now it's considered Made in the USA!) and then shipped back to China for sale.
post #47 of 68
what a fucking waste

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Originally Posted by indy116 View Post
I saw a Ted Koppel show on Discovery channel showing cotton being picked in NC, shipped to China where it was woven, the fabric shipped back to the Ethan Allen factory in NC and combined with various other parts made in China to make a couch (now it's considered Made in the USA!) and then shipped back to China for sale.
post #48 of 68
Fascinating. My question is, when in the land of regional drinks...Sundrop over Cheerwine?
post #49 of 68
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Originally Posted by mattypants View Post
having grown up in eastern nc, i can attest to the rather humble surroundings. some of the nicest people you'll ever meet though. NC has long been a textile (and tobacco) state due to its abundant cotton crop, until most things started being produced in asia. I'll have to check this place out next time i'm back home.

a little history...i'm sure the map today would hardly have any dots.


The southernmost pip in Georgia is where my next door neighbor and his wife worked for many, many years. I moved away when I was ten, but it is my understanding that they still have their jobs there.

That map was moving....
And this thread is AMAZING!
post #50 of 68
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Originally Posted by Southern Beau View Post
Fascinating. My question is, when in the land of regional drinks...Sundrop over Cheerwine?

I keep 6-12 in the back of my car all the time. Seriously.
post #51 of 68
Awesome thread!

Regards.
post #52 of 68
Great thread, I miss North Carolina (Duke grad).
post #53 of 68
I stopped there once with my boss on the way from Wilmington to Raleigh - he knew about the place. He joked it was the reason that the small town lawyers in Sampson, Person, and New Hanover Counties dressed so well

I couldn't find anything there, but it is kind of funny to see the BB outlet plunked down literally in the middle of nowhere.
post #54 of 68
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
This is actually a pretty depressing thread.... unwanted clothes, being sent somewhere quiet, dilapidated and out-of-sight to slowly die.
depressing too that they are located in a town where the DOLLAR STORE went out of business
post #55 of 68
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Originally Posted by crazyquik View Post
If we could only figure out where Brooks sends it's Peal shoes when they can't be sold


I saw some of the suede Peals in the Brooks Factory Outlet in Leesburg tonight. They also have Peals on sale on their website:

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...lt_color=Brown

I think the Peals at the store were selling for $129 ($179, less $50 off). I don't remember exact sizes, though.
post #56 of 68
I am size S,

14.5/32 or 15/32 shirts and wears a 36S jacket.

Does anybody knows what's the chances of finding shirts and suits my size? I live in NY but I do travel a lot. I will be heading to Greensboro, NC in a few weeks but it is still a 150 miles trip from Greensboro to Garland so hopefully someone can get me a heads up whether or not I could make the 300 mile round trip worthwhile. Thanks a lot.
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post #58 of 68
Has anyone been to this clearance centre recently?
I'll be flying into RDU in the summer and wondered if it might be a worthwhile excursion.
post #59 of 68
I went last summer on my way to the OBX for vacation. I thought it was worthwhile. The stuff they had in stock wasn't exactly a gold mine - no endless racks of Golden Fleece suits for pennies - but I still got some very good deals on a number of nice things. Getting there when there's great stuff to be had seems to be entirely a matter of luck, though some of those around here who go regularly might know otherwise.
post #60 of 68
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Originally Posted by fedacct View Post

If you go into the store and see something that you might like or something you definitely like, you better grab it right away.  The store clerks were covertly working with a resaler while I was in the store and moving merchandise back behind the counter.  Shoes I was looking at started quickly disappearing, and no one came clean about what happened.  The guy that was doing it strangely acted like he was an employee of the store and appeared on the surface to be helpful to me and my friend while he was doing it.  I just sent Brooks Brothers an email about this incident.



While there may be something sketchy going on, when I was there the store was offering to hold items behind the counter for any and all customers, while they shop. It may be standard practice, not preferential treatment.
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