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Poll Results: Who thrifted the best in 2013?

Poll expired: Jan 8, 2014 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 10% (6)
    cpmac7 - Lobb shoes
  • 1% (1)
    capnwes - rocky mountain featherbed vest
  • 0% (0)
    capnwes - star artioli croc shoes
  • 12% (7)
    highvoltorb - 22k gold cufflinks
  • 6% (4)
    acme - cane sword
  • 3% (2)
    suited - isaia S170s suit and huntsman bespoke
  • 10% (6)
    s_allen_p - james bond's brioni jacket and kiton cashmere overcoat
  • 5% (3)
    gmmcl - bespoke morning coat, huntsman, and anderson & sheppard
  • 1% (1)
    hooker4186 - sulka x loro piana jacket, mmm shoes, bespoke vienna shoes
  • 0% (0)
    nataku - brioni storm system coat
  • 5% (3)
    ilikethelights - vicuna hickey freeman overcoat
  • 3% (2)
    capnwes - 1950s caraceni SC
  • 10% (6)
    capnwes - hermes scarf lined corduroy suit
  • 20% (12)
    nataku in general
  • 6% (4)
    eazye in general
  • 1% (1)
    scottw - christyan dyor polyester tie
  • 10% (6)
    spoopoker for thrifting a ferrari
  • 0% (0)
    fueco - edward green shoes
  • 13% (8)
    sthenosall - leica camera
  • 6% (4)
    spoopoker - nwt belstaff leather jacket
  • 3% (2)
    mattylonglegs - nwt robert geller overcoat and alden shell indys
  • 3% (2)
    snoogz - zegna deerskin leather jacket
  • 10% (6)
    troika - arnys forstiere
  • 12% (7)
    oshuns919 - loro piana leather jacket NWT
  • 17% (10)
    mainy - big e levis
  • 0% (0)
    centaur1 - 2 anderson & sheppard suits
  • 32% (19)
    nataku - massive yohji yamamoto haul
58 Total Votes  
post #31 of 93
Thread Starter 
Now serious. Nominating myself.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post



I thrifted a Ferrari.

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Many years ago,when I started flipping from thrifts and realized that you could make money in this thing of ours, I thought it was awesome. I thought it was great that I bought a jacket for $10 and sold it for $50. I used to use the money for extra stuff, like more clothes, and other stuff.

But then I read the book about the red paperclip and said Hmmm. Taking something thats treated as disposable and turning it into something so huge. Thats something. So, I started a plan. I would take every profit I made off of a thrifted item - nothing to do with LuxeSwap and anything from my business, but things that I found at thrifts and consignment shops and sold, and started a savings account for this. It took a long time, but finally, a dream has been realized. This car was born of things that nobody else wanted. Things that people discarded. I wanted to be able to say I thrifted a Ferrari. And I did. Countless hours of searching through Goodwills and Salvation Armys will be reincarnated as hours of enjoyment driving at extraordinarily high rates of speed. smile.gif

So to anyone who is reading this and has a dream that you never thought you could attain, something that you always wanted but never got or couldnt afford, Im here to tell you that with hard fucking work and dedication, some luck, some elbow grease, and some sacrifice, dreams can come true. Mine just did.

Now, Ive got a tach to redline, catch you guys in a bit.

Oh, and this is available.

post #32 of 93
#gg
post #33 of 93

My favorite/best find of the year...

 

Edward Green Malvern longwings, from Savers. Found March 7, 2013.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/9006/the-official-thrift-discount-store-bragging-thread/65250_50#post_6190449

 

post #34 of 93
I think the Ferrari is.a nominee for the flipper of the year award, or perhaps lifetime achievement in flipping. No offense, I'm in awe but it's just not thrifted.
post #35 of 93

Sorry spoo, but i will challenge you on that, was it thrifted? or consignment prices?   My skyline was "Thrifted" at a mere $2,800.  (She had rust,now fixed) and is fast as a mouse trap. looks nice too! so nominating myself. :embar:

for this.....


i have spent $4000 since this pic. (mostly thrifted) so it's still a hot whip for the money.

(i wanted to nominate a super rare backpack, but this will have to do.:lol:)

 

But the story is awesome spoo, congrats on your dreams achieved.  you should get an award. i mean it. for a lifetime achievement in thrifting. like catside said.


Edited by size 38R - 12/9/13 at 4:40am
post #36 of 93

I think the Ferrari IS the award.

post #37 of 93

I nominate sthenosall for his Leica camera:

 

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Originally Posted by sthenosall View Post

 

 

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Edited by ChetB - 12/11/13 at 2:45am
post #38 of 93
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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

I nominate sthenosall for his Leica camera:

Good call!
post #39 of 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChetB View Post
 

I nominate sthenosall for his Leica camera:

 

Hmmm, I found a Leica this year too, but can't find the post since the stupid search tool seems to be broken.

 

Scratch that....it was not at a thrift....

post #40 of 93
I don't remember Wes, did u ever post it?
Either way a Leica is tits!
post #41 of 93
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

I don't remember Wes, did u ever post it?
Either way a Leica is tits!

Yeah, I'll see if I can find it. I hope they fix this site soon.

 

EDIT: Never mind, it was last fall that I found it. Where did this year go???!!

post #42 of 93


You mean this, in 2012?
post #43 of 93
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Originally Posted by catside View Post



You mean this, in 2012?

My precious......
post #44 of 93
Thread Starter 
Would also like to nominate myself as well for this one..

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

OMFG



Still going

It's leather
post #45 of 93
My two best finds of the year:
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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post

Here I am, pumped about my single score for the day, and I have to post right behind Spoo. Fantastic.

Anyways, my SW&D knowledge is extremely limited, but I know enough to pick this up. After a dozen trips this store finally paid off: NWT Robert Geller wool blend jacket. Tagged size 50. I think it's fall 2012.
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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post

Two weeks ago AMProf and I were messaging and he let me know about some Alden Indy boots at a thrift store I haven't been to. Cut to today and I'm in the area and decide to stop by. Low and behold these beauties are still there.

Sorry, NA for now.

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