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post #21121 of 50997
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Originally Posted by dukedishin View Post
 

 

Long and narrow. I wear a 10.5D and have a pair of 8.5s that are too long for me but very narrow. Doesn't make much sense. The ones you snagged are real btw.

 

Ah, okay. These are actually long and wide-ish. At least a D width. Seem like good quality, at least. Thanks for the information!

post #21122 of 50997

Had a very interesting experience today during lunch time thrifting. Found an awesome Borrelli brown jacket, obviously part of a suit but would still work as a SC. As I go to the cashier, the guy ahead of me about to check out says Hey, is that a Borrelli jacket? I have the pants. We shouldn't split the suit. Do you want the pants? I said sure, thank you so much. That is so nice of you. Are you sure? Yeah, he said, unless I wanted to give the jacket to him.

 

Awkward silence.

 

I said, you know what, let's toss a coin. He wins, of course.

 

Now this situation will never ever happen to me again, but where did I fuck up? Was it the 'are you sure' part? How do you smoothly work a situation like this in your favor without coming off as a greedy asshole? I'm not socially awkward at all and love to talk to strangers, so shyness is not an issue. Just thought I'd do something cool and came up with the coin toss idea. Even had a fucking coin in my pocket, which is so rare since I never carry any cash.

 

I had this already in my cart which didn't help (oh, you have all that and want one more?).

 

Still, this'll help ease the pain. The cashier saw this interaction and gave me a 50% discount. :)

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All five from the same donor. EU 50R. Don't remember which one is which, but they're either Isaia or Sartoria Partenopea. 3 button, but not hard 3. Dual vents, yada yada. The solid brown is the Borrelli. Still hurts.

 

post #21123 of 50997

Q: do you want the pants?

 

A: yah, sure!  that's awesome of you to offer.

 

I don't see the need or the point to continue the conversation.  He offered, you answered.  End of conversation. :rotflmao:

post #21124 of 50997
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post
 

Had a very interesting experience today during lunch time thrifting. Found an awesome Borrelli brown jacket, obviously part of a suit but would still work as a SC. As I go to the cashier, the guy ahead of me about to check out says Hey, is that a Borrelli jacket? I have the pants. We shouldn't split the suit. Do you want the pants? I said sure, thank you so much. That is so nice of you. Are you sure? Yeah, he said, unless I wanted to give the jacket to him.

 

Awkward silence.

 

I said, you know what, let's toss a coin. He wins, of course.

 

Now this situation will never ever happen to me again, but where did I fuck up? Was it the 'are you sure' part? How do you smoothly work a situation like this in your favor without coming off as a greedy asshole? I'm not socially awkward at all and love to talk to strangers, so shyness is not an issue. Just thought I'd do something cool and came up with the coin toss idea. Even had a fucking coin in my pocket, which is so rare since I never carry any cash.

 

I had this already in my cart which didn't help (oh, you have all that and want one more?).

 

Still, this'll help ease the pain. The cashier saw this interaction and gave me a 50% discount. :)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

All five from the same donor. EU 50R. Don't remember which one is which, but they're either Isaia or Sartoria Partenopea. 3 button, but not hard 3. Dual vents, yada yada. The solid brown is the Borrelli. Still hurts.

 

 

If the suit was for him then you did a nice thing. If it was to flip then you should've just said "yes, thank you" when he offered you the pants.

post #21125 of 50997
Oldest trick in the book - double faced quarter.

Jk, I think you did fine, sometimes being decent hurts, although some folks might say that you should check your humanity at the thrift entrance there's always another find. Don't sweat it.
post #21126 of 50997
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post

Had a very interesting experience today during lunch time thrifting. Found an awesome Borrelli brown jacket, obviously part of a suit but would still work as a SC. As I go to the cashier, the guy ahead of me about to check out says Hey, is that a Borrelli jacket? I have the pants. We shouldn't split the suit. Do you want the pants? I said sure, thank you so much. That is so nice of you. Are you sure? Yeah, he said, unless I wanted to give the jacket to him.

Awkward silence.

I said, you know what, let's toss a coin. He wins, of course.

Now this situation will never ever happen to me again, but where did I fuck up? Was it the 'are you sure' part? How do you smoothly work a situation like this in your favor without coming off as a greedy asshole? I'm not socially awkward at all and love to talk to strangers, so shyness is not an issue. Just thought I'd do something cool and came up with the coin toss idea. Even had a fucking coin in my pocket, which is so rare since I never carry any cash.

I had this already in my cart which didn't help (oh, you have all that and want one more?).

Still, this'll help ease the pain. The cashier saw this interaction and gave me a 50% discount. smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
All five from the same donor. EU 50R. Don't remember which one is which, but they're either Isaia or Sartoria Partenopea. 3 button, but not hard 3. Dual vents, yada yada. The solid brown is the Borrelli. Still hurts.



Karma bro..... I think you made out ok. Also I would be at that store for the next couple days if I were you. nod[1].gif
post #21127 of 50997

change your lunch time thrifting to breakfast time thrifting

post #21128 of 50997
It was for him, if I had to guess. He didn't look like a flipper.
post #21129 of 50997
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post

It was for him, if I had to guess. He didn't look like a flipper.

 

Then good job! I've given up lots of things to people at thrifts when I can tell they're looking for themselves. Makes you feel good.

post #21130 of 50997
Yeah, it was a very nice and genuine moment. Other people saw it and nodded approvingly. I felt like a goddamn hero.

But now I'm back home and the high is wearing off. smile.gif
post #21131 of 50997
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post

I said, you know what, let's toss a coin. He wins, of course.

 

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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

Oldest trick in the book - double faced quarter.

Jk, I think you did fine, sometimes being decent hurts, although some folks might say that you should check your humanity at the thrift entrance there's always another find. Don't sweat it.

Beat me to it, plus - good karma is all around you.  I don't think it's magic, it's just a way of saying if you default to doing the right thing, or even the more than right thing, it will come back to you in the same way.  Those who are greedy will lose in the long run, and be much less happy for it.

post #21132 of 50997
Today's pickups - all available

Recent black Filson Cone Mills denim, size 38. Made by Tellason

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Armani Collezioni blazer, size 46
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Really nice J Press 3 roll 2 charcoal flannel suit, 40L
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Carroll & Co by Chester Barrie 40L Glen Plaid. Love the lining on this one
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Church's Custom Grades. 11.5 B. Who has long skinny feet and wants some nice shoes?
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There's a lil crack frown.gif


J. Crew tie I bought on a whim just cause I liked the pattern, available for cost if someone wants
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HUF thermal I bought for personal use but is too small.. fits like a slim medium.
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post #21133 of 50997

For my secret santa






No time to go out anymore.
post #21134 of 50997
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No time to go out anymore.

Sizing on those Finnamores?
post #21135 of 50997

Sizing on that 4th Luciano down? The sorta grid / windowpane Brown / Blue one. I see it says 16.5, but what sleeve length? That's an awesome pattern.

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