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Poll Results: Please vote for the Find of the Year

Poll expired: Jan 3, 2013  
  • 26% (32)
    Oxxford SC w/ 14k gold buttons - lastdonb
  • 23% (29)
    Gucci Crocodile Loafers, Tom Ford era - acosbysweater
  • 11% (14)
    John Lobb Lopez loafers - jamiebryant
  • 0% (1)
    Dior Homme Jacket - jamiebryant
  • 9% (12)
    Thom Browne Suit - shiny
  • 2% (3)
    Kiton 14 Micron / Super 180's Suit - androfan
  • 7% (9)
    Ralph Lauren Purple Label Cashmere Topcoat - eazye
  • 1% (2)
    Band of Outsiders Suit by Martin Greenfield - hmmurdock
  • 2% (3)
    YSL Rive Gauche Leather Jacket - rayxlui
  • 14% (18)
    Tiffany 18K Solid Gold cufflinks - beigehatch
123 Total Votes  
post #46 of 77
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Pretty sure you can just create a thread with the same title over there, and link the OP to this poll.

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post #47 of 77
Oxxford, TF loafers, Lobb, Tiffany... hard to decide.

-Tiffany is incredible because of the name... and they're solid gold. Plus they were in a green bag clearly marked Tiffany.
-Oxxford is incredible because the owner forgot about the gold buttons/didn't give a f*ck, still donated it... the buyer was smart enough to recognize it.
-TF loafers are just rare, even if they're fugly
-Lobbs were almost mint
post #48 of 77
post #49 of 77

THAT is baller attire, but aren't the sleeves and the coat stupidly long???

post #50 of 77
Probably stretched by all that gold.... drool.gif


If I could, I'd like to cast one vote to alter the thread title a little. How 'bout:

THE CHEAPIES: The First Annual Thrift Find of the Year Awards



Also, happy new year, everyone. biggrin.gif
post #51 of 77
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

I turned the profits from my find into the vehicle which allows me to get to thrift stores.

 

Ex A:

 

 

for a mere ~$3.15, I get almost 100 mpg.  It would take a week consisting of 10 stops a day to account for one gas tank in a 15-25 mpg vehicle.  I don't make much money, so avoiding a $60 gas tank fill AND finding sicknasty things I can wear and flip is the perfect balance for my OCD shopping tendencies.  The Gucci crocs opened that door for me.  I haven't been thrifting as much in the winter given that I don't use a car.  Maybe eazye can relate to this.  We all do this for different reasons, but turning my thrift find into real cash allowed me to up my game significantly. 

 

Dude, that is classy! I'm picturing an Italian guy in a suit riding on this bad boy with his tie hanging over his shoulder. This makes me wanna get a Vespa, like seriously!

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Which one of these items wound up being a 4 figure flip?

 

HAHA! Good point! That's one of the reason I voted for the Cucci Crocs after staring at the damn voting screen for nearly 5 minutes as I wiped cold sweat off of my forehead, licked my dry lips, finally made a selection with my trembling fingers while my pupils were dilated! uhoh.gif

post #52 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Which one of these items wound up being a 4 figure flip?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

 

HAHA! Good point! That's one of the reason I voted for the Cucci Crocs after staring at the damn voting screen for nearly 5 minutes as I wiped cold sweat off of my forehead, licked my dry lips, finally made a selection with my trembling fingers while my pupils were dilated! uhoh.gif

 

He had an ROI of about 10 times his initial cash outlay, mine was just under 60 times ROI.........as I quote another member.., "just saying"

post #53 of 77
Jamiebryant sorry to break the news to you the reason Dior homme sells before 2008 is because slimane designed it most ppl do not give a shit about Dior homme since then sans the jeans so there is no way you'd get that price for that jacket still a good find but IMHO shouldn't be in the top 10
post #54 of 77
One more day of voting guys
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
for the gucci croc loafers
post #55 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post

Jamiebryant sorry to break the news to you the reason Dior homme sells before 2008 is because slimane designed it most ppl do not give a shit about Dior homme since then sans the jeans so there is no way you'd get that price for that jacket still a good find but IMHO shouldn't be in the top 10

I hear you. Everyone jocks Slimane.

 

My theory though is that people just dont wanna give up the recent stuff. I dont think that it has much to do with the designer at this point because Dior Homme has made very good name for itself (thanks to Slimane) and people will buy it and pay top dollar for it regardless of who is designing it. Assche is doing a good job with the collections, in my opinion.

 

As far as being in the Top 10, I somewhat agree. I dont believe it belongs in THIS Top 10 because the Thrift Bragging thread doesnt have equal parts SW&D posters. 

 

Oh well, Im happy that this item got enough notice to be nominated into the Top 10. I think for next year, the organizers need 2 finalist categories :)

post #56 of 77
I voted Kiton based on perceived initial retail value. Yes, Kiton gets found. But not often and not 18 micron.

Anywho, has nobody thought that the original owner of the Oxxford swapped the buttons out in the first place? I can't believe anyone's saying that an Oxxford is the best find of the year, so it's clearly the buttons. True, gold buttons alone or on a jacket are pretty rare. But it doesn't come anywhere near a $7-10K suit. Or a $5-7K cashmere overcoat (which was my runner-up).
post #57 of 77
Everything in this thread is awesome and no matter who wins, I'm honored to be in the company of these thrifting big-timers. bigstar[1].gif




That being said, vote for the cufflinks
post #58 of 77

I'd say Kiton gets found more often than Thom Browne, though.

post #59 of 77

I voted John Lobb, just because of rarity.. Really a fantastic find.

 

As a side note, I just thought of it now.. Didn't someone find a Cucinelli jacket for something crazy like $35?? 

post #60 of 77
Thread Starter 
since the voting is almost done, i guess it won't be too unethical for me to vote now. i voted for androfan's kiton suit. yeah, kiton gets posted somewhat regularly, but that suit was super recent, and from what i understand, is their highest quality model. it's the top of the top of the top of the line. nothing better in terms of suits, unless you find some bespoke maker who will craft you a suit made out of unicorn pubes. eazye's rlpl was a close second, but since i live in CA, a cashmere overcoat just doesn't seem as appealing as an $8k suit.

i'm not much of a flipper, so the cufflinks, crocs, and gold buttons didn't really do much for me. to me, an oxxford jacket with gold buttons is the same as an oxxford jacket with a $500 bill in the pocket. it's still the same jacket, it just happened to come with a fungible bonus, one that wasn't inherent to the jacket itself. if someone found a banana republic suit with a $1,000 bill in the pocket, that would be crazy, but it wouldn't somehow make the BR suit itself any more amazing of a find. to me, the item itself stands alone. flip value is kind of irrelevant to me.
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