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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I know a lot of you guys battle competition, especially in the major cities. I suppose I have some, but I'm far more of a regular customer on the menswear side than any others I've seen. Anyway, in real life, I like to think of myself as a decent person. I will always let people in when they're trying to hop into a busy street. I'll make sure the person running to the tram/bus/subway gets on by hitting the button. One thing I've recently realized about myself is that this sane, rational person no longer exists when someone is in "my" section and looking at things that I have not yet inspected. I will say the most awful things in my head until the person hangs the item back and walks away. I'll take a look and see that it was nothing of importance and then feel like a fool.

No one else does that? Bueller?

 

I've developed a very Zen philosophy. If I'm meant to find it, I'll find it. If not...

 

But I prefer not to compare finds with other eBayers I know and encounter in stores. If they show me things I'd have picked up if I got there first, I feel jealous. There is one elderly woman in particular who looks for the same things I do, and I've been very jealous of some of her finds when we pass in the aisle, even though I know she supports herself with her eBay store and literally needs to make such sales, whereas I don't. OTOH, I've gleaned an aisle after she's gone, and found things I can't believe she missed.  Fate, you know. I try to feel happy for her that she finds excellent things.

 

What I wouldn't be able to abide is a grail-slasher. I *have* heard of thrifts actually destroying valuable items upon receipt (usually by pricing with a fat black Sharpie right on the fabric) and then hanging them out for sale.  This would be to frustrate the tag-switchers and the wear-and-walk-outers (you know, the ones who stuff price tags into purse and the pockets of coats; those items are never seen again).

post #24227 of 51448
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Originally Posted by AlexJ1100 View Post
 

Trying to figure out what store this is. She can't recall the name (other than what is seen on the window) but they offered custom blazer with a large array of buttons, patches, ties, etc to go along with it. I am looking for one "souvenir" item for the trip and just from what she was telling me a jacket from here might be an idea.

 

 

 

Damn, took some serious internet sleuthing but this place is called Benson and Clegg (much easier to spot now but it was hard to read some of the writing in this picture)

 

The Fox Brothers bag kept throwing me off because their website doesn't list B&C as a stockist.

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It is Thriftsmas and it is lit. Quick stop for a few ties.

 

 

First thrift fit using thrifted mirror thing lit af

 

 

smells like a feral cat vomited in a tj maxx perfume aisle, but wow

 

 

 

nwot ethrift arrived today <10% retail, sup @Reosymes

 

 

lit.af.mcq

 

 

Peace be with you

post #24229 of 51448
Update to the Kangaroo. Looks good as a rug. I've never felt a kangaroo before but this is pretty soft. I wouldn't mind a wolf or polar bear next.

Thrift thread first? 😊

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Some cool stuff today:

vtg and wool

1/2 zip

colorful linen

Not new, but sleeves were never made up, so need to find some buttons

Love this-

Wallace & Barnes

a brand I almost never buy because it's overpriced and dated, this one was neither

 

 

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this is a brand I never thought I'd buy, but the details are cool, the fabric is just like wetsuit material

the quality is fine, and the fit is excellent

 

 

 

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post #24231 of 51448
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post
 

no, i have a very laid-back thrifting style. the way i see it 5 seconds or 5 minutes they beat me to it and i usually find good things so whatever. 

 

i think most folks here are pretty chill, but i've had it happen where flippers have tried to intimidate me tho which is pretty funny. i've developed a defense mechanism where if i feel rushed or pressured i unleash a stealth, eye-watering chipotle fart. how's my ass taste, guy? lol it's usually good for a 2-degree warmup for a couple of racks either way.

Are you mexican and at an eco thrift recently? If so I didn't appreciate it. 

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@rhz5001

 

@GM-H 

what a great post. i'd turn those paul stuart madras into shorts with a cuffed hem, and wear em with suspenders.

 

Ebbets Field thriftergy!

go monarchs. lol


Edited by double00 - 12/23/15 at 9:50pm
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Shout outs to @takai



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Originally Posted by chasd2 View Post

Anyone know who makes this for Lord and Taylor? It's really Nice and my new winter dress coat!!





Lardini?

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Originally Posted by chasd2 View Post

I try blocking them out like I'm a Center for the Lakers!! Take that weak shit someplace else!!
The lakers? So... You don't block out?
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Originally Posted by vexco View Post

Shout outs to @takai



Julius!
post #24235 of 51448
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Originally Posted by Spruce Moose View Post

Update to the Kangaroo. Looks good as a rug. I've never felt a kangaroo before but this is pretty soft. I wouldn't mind a wolf or polar bear next.

Thrift thread first? 😊

Everyone i've ever known that owned a hide like that from a similar animal (never kangaroo) has 'em hanging on the wall. Seems like a better use than a rug. 

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Shout outs to @takai

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So sick! What is that monstrosity in your hand?!

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Depends on the animal as to whether to hang or lay out... I've got cows on the floor, I've seen some that have them on the walls though. Bears are usually rugs. Caribou/Reindeer make totally awesome rugs, but they tend to shed. But so fluffy and warm on the toes! I've got several kinds of deer as throws and hangers also.

I think it comes down to how much of the hide, what part(s) of the animal are included as to whether it becomes a rug, a throw, or a wall hanger. I'd totally rock kangaroo as a rug though...
post #24238 of 51448
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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post

Humblebrag from Brainpores consignment,I picked this up for 9.99 hope you guys are all over that Black Label Armani.

Ah crap!! I just passed on a recent one today for $28 because I suck at selling tuxes. ffffuuuu.gif
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I know a lot of you guys battle competition, especially in the major cities. I suppose I have some, but I'm far more of a regular customer on the menswear side than any others I've seen. Anyway, in real life, I like to think of myself as a decent person. I will always let people in when they're trying to hop into a busy street. I'll make sure the person running to the tram/bus/subway gets on by hitting the button. One thing I've recently realized about myself is that this sane, rational person no longer exists when someone is in "my" section and looking at things that I have not yet inspected. I will say the most awful things in my head until the person hangs the item back and walks away. I'll take a look and see that it was nothing of importance and then feel like a fool.

No one else does that? Bueller?

:Raises hand: Guilty....
post #24239 of 51448
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Originally Posted by Beeare View Post

Everyone i've ever known that owned a hide like that from a similar animal (never kangaroo) has 'em hanging on the wall. Seems like a better use than a rug. 

Hanging over the front of a high backed armchair also looks cool IMO.
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Would you call this another "advantage" to thrifting? You learn from other people's mistakes so you never have to make them yourself.

For example, I will NEVER wax polish my shell cordovan after spending many hours scrubbing and scraping cloudy layers off my recent thrift. They look SO much better, but I think I could still put several more hours into them.

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