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Was about to leave store when i spot a white rivot on a pair of jeans.these are my fourth fragments in two years.

 

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All 16.5, not sure about sleeve length
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post
 

Send me your YSL Tweeds...

I do have a tweed patch pocket sportcoat in a delightful gray if you're serious...if so PM me.

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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post

All 16.5, not sure about sleeve length

Damn ok, Well if they seem smaller and fit closer to a 16 / 34 holler at me. I have always like the quality with that brand.
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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post

Was about to leave store when i spot a white rivot on a pair of jeans.these are my fourth fragments in two years.





I bought a Fenom shirt the other day. I almost left it because it looked and felt cheap. I was clearly wrong
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I also picked up a vest but will probably keep it for myself because I am greedy.  It appears to be Cabela's Men's Woodsman fleece lined vest  Judging from the condition of the lining, the tags, the snaps and the velcro it appears to be brand new.  It would have been nice to have gotten it for $5 but I couldn't chance that it would be there for the next 50% day

 

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I know neither of my piddly acquisitions qualify as epic but I am a newbie so they seem epic to me


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 11/19/15 at 5:51pm
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Had a very interesting experience on the way to my kid's Thanksgiving play at school. Traffic was light so I went in for a quick thrift. Saw a well-dressed gentlemen carrying about 8 blazers with a big smile on his face. Normally this is not a good sign. I found some Borrelli pants while searching for a match to a pinstriped Chester Barrie, but nothing else, and went to check out. Saw a mainstream Isaia tag on the only open jacket, as well as a familiar-looking fabric. Opened it up, offered up the pants, and the rest is history. Maybe I'm just socially awkward myself, but I didn't find the silence awkward at all. However I can tell you this: @Reosymes is a true gentleman. That is never a fuck up. I certainly feel like I owe him one, and I'd be happy to pass along the suit, or something else that I may find. Just let me know man. I did entertain the notion that it might fit but it did not, maybe like a 39/40 R/S. I'd consider it good Karma if the suit went to someone here that could wear it. 

 

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Originally Posted by vexco View Post
 

 

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.

reminds me of an incident this time last year at a SA way the fuck out of town.  

 

lady with like 3 kids; and you can tell she struggles to get by.  I forgot how much she was short when the cash rung her up.  But the look on her face when she realized she was short, I'll never ever forget.  

 

I just told the cash to put whatever the amount is short on my purchase and let her be on her way.  

 

i didn't know how to handle it at first; cuz didn't want shit to be awkward, but then i just went fuck it; i wanted to get outta there lol

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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.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by colorvision View Post
 

Had a very interesting experience on the way to my kid's Thanksgiving play at school. Traffic was light so I went in for a quick thrift. Saw a well-dressed gentlemen carrying about 8 blazers with a big smile on his face. Normally this is not a good sign. I found some Borrelli pants while searching for a match to a pinstriped Chester Barrie, but nothing else, and went to check out. Saw a mainstream Isaia tag on the only open jacket, as well as a familiar-looking fabric. Opened it up, offered up the pants, and the rest is history. Maybe I'm just socially awkward myself, but I didn't find the silence awkward at all. However I can tell you this: @Reosymes is a true gentleman. That is never a fuck up. I certainly feel like I owe him one, and I'd be happy to pass along the suit, or something else that I may find. Just let me know man. I did entertain the notion that it might fit but it did not, maybe like a 39/40 R/S. I'd consider it good Karma if the suit went to someone here that could wear it. 

 

 

Wow!  What are the odds that they both post here?  

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Yeee, best story in this thread.
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Haha wow. 

 

Sorry man, I obviously exaggerated in the interest of narrative but I agree, it wasn't an awkward silence at all. Maybe one femto-second worth of silence, if that. We agree upon the rest of the story (except it really was 5 blazers, and not 8). You don't owe me anything. It was such a nice gesture on your part to make your offer in the first place. 

 

First time meeting anyone from SF, I'm glad it was memorable for both of us.

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Well then you have a standing offer for a whiskey or some other adult beverage. Some Borrelli suit measurements, tagged 50: 20.5 p2p, 25 sl, 29.5 boc, 19 sh, 33W29L, cuffed, looks like some fabric to let out. Edit: Claimed

 


Edited by colorvision - 11/19/15 at 5:03pm
post #21148 of 51495

Small world!

post #21149 of 51495
Thread just blew my mind!
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agh wish those measurements worked for me. cool story!

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