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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post

Best 10 minute thrift quickee in a long time. Had a few minutes to kill before picking up my daughter. One stop: Polo Ralph Lauren brown leather bomber jacket with awesome patina (damn thing weighs almost 5lbs.), EUC Allen Edmonds Franklin, NWOB Allen Edmonds Sedona, Arnys tie, and a beautiful pair of NIB Crockett & Jones Bermuda oxfords in "ocean" (blue) suede.

Photographic evidence is requested, lest the veracity of your claims be in question.
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post
 

Best 10 minute thrift quickee in a long time. Had a few minutes to kill before picking up my daughter. One stop: Polo Ralph Lauren brown leather bomber jacket with awesome patina (damn thing weighs almost 5lbs.), EUC Allen Edmonds Franklin, NWOB Allen Edmonds Sedona, Arnys tie, and a beautiful pair of NIB Crockett & Jones Bermuda oxfords in "ocean" (blue) suede.

 

Mmmmmm

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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post

Best 10 minute thrift quickee in a long time. Had a few minutes to kill before picking up my daughter. One stop: Polo Ralph Lauren brown leather bomber jacket with awesome patina (damn thing weighs almost 5lbs.), EUC Allen Edmonds Franklin, NWOB Allen Edmonds Sedona, Arnys tie, and a beautiful pair of NIB Crockett & Jones Bermuda oxfords in "ocean" (blue) suede.

I swear Drlivingston, wherever you are is so damn good for ties and shoes! Freaking Jealous!
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post


Photographic evidence is requested, lest the veracity of your claims be in question.


Ask and ye shall receive... true thrift babeeeeeeee!!!

 

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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post
 

Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Capnwes Fun Fact #2873

 

Until about 4 years ago I had never seen or even heard of the following:

 

 

Nordstrom

Neiman Marcus

Brooks Brothers

Zegna

Loro Piana

Isaia

Brioni

Hermes

Kiton

and so many more

 

 

I had however heard of the following:

 

Sears

Boscovs

JC Penneys

Hechts

and Macys (though we never had one)

 

 

 

 

Growing up we were the lower middle class kids in the rich kid school district.  My mother wanted us to go to the best schools which just happened to be where the wealthy kids went to school.   So, I had heard of Brooks Brothers, Nordstrom, Hermes, etc.  But, its only been since I have been interested in thrifting that I heard of Zegna, Kiton, Brioni.  

 

When I was a kid (1980's) the rich kids just wore Izod/Lacoste and then Polo.   There was a local independent men's store that carried labels/brands like Hickey Freeman and Brooks Brothers.  But, if I was getting clothes it was going to be hand me downs from cousins or from Montgomery Wards, Sears, JC Penny or Venture.  

 

In grade school, getting a pair of Nike's was my mother's motivator for a certain number of A's and B's.   But, they were always the canvas version.  We couldn't afford leather.  I remember seeing a girl in High School that had a Louis Vuitton purse and I thought it was goofy looking with all the weirdly designed initials on it.   

 

A bit off topic. If I was a thrifting noob, I would probably pass on Kiton upon seeing its logo. For a grail brand, it sure has a juvenile looking logo. What's that red dot supposed to be? A basketball?

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Originally Posted by Versace Guy View Post
 

A bit off topic. If I was a thrifting noob, I would probably pass on Kiton upon seeing its logo. For a grail brand, it sure has a juvenile looking logo. What's that red dot supposed to be? A basketball?


Nooo... That's the rare collaboration with 7-Up. :p

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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post
 


Ask and ye shall receive... true thrift babeeeeeeee!!!

 

 

is that my secret santa gift? thanks man. The surprise is gone but thats okay.

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

OK, ok, just like we agreed to stop dumping on Takai about the missing Rolex, we need to stop harping on Lectric about his backlog. The point has been made. He'll change, or he won't, and it's none of our business in the end.

Thank you!
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


And always beeline for the baseball bats when you get anything good, eh?

I always have my cart in front of me when in the racks. I never leave it unattended if even it's empty. It's a good habit to have.
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Originally Posted by classicthrifter View Post


What are these besides probably not worth the kop? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








Yeah, i would leave those unless they are super cheap and would only Kopp for the novelty. I've been leaving all sorts of cheap selvedge on the racks lately.
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


You have to hang out with a certain kind of female for Hermes to come up in conversation. I only knew one who would talk about it until a few years ago. And she was the one who corrected my pronunciation.

I've always thought it was pronounced as "hermez."
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Originally Posted by Takai View Post

I decided to go a little bit different today with my outfit for work. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Hat: Goorin (Thrift)
Shades: Persol (Discount)
Pack: Timbuk2 (Thrift)
Shirt: James Perse (Thrift)
Vest: Hysteric Glamour (Thrift)
Pants: Lululemon (Thrift)
Shoes: Pantafolo d'oro (Discount)
This whole hi tech outfit feels weird compared to my usual workwear and denim. It feels so...synthetic

Does your outfit make lots of noise when you walk?
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

got a nice ninja turtle vibe.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Speaking of gyming, i over worked on benching and pulled my right shoulder. My bench press went down 50 lbs. Because of that. I also avoid those high racks full of shirts. But when it comes to shirts, i have to let my left arm do all the over head shuffling. Be careful out there, Bros. #thriftinjuries
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post
 
 
I've always thought it was pronounced as "hermez."

I think it's pronounced "air-mez" or "air-maize"

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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

I think it's pronounced "air-mez" or "air-maize"

I think the French way would be air-may. Er, meh...
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post
 

I think it's pronounced "air-mez" or "air-maize"

You covered the yankee / redneck variations quite nicely.

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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

I think it's pronounced "air-mez" or "air-maize"

Ohhhhhhhhh yeah, you are right because of the "r" just like how you would pronounce comme des Garçons. I feel weird trying to pronounce how the French would. Like if i talk about Lanvin and pronounce it like "lon vangh" (errrrrrr, not sure about spelling...) people won't know what I'm talking about or i feel like a wannabe Frenchman. So, i just say "Lan ven" and call it a day.
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

I think it's pronounced "air-mez" or "air-maize"

I thought it was "er-mez"
post #20504 of 51489

more like air.

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