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I had Empire Strikes Back.   In fact, we were near poor -- we weren't poor, but damn close.  My mother found some Empire Strikes back material on sale somewhere and there was so much of it, she made sheets, bedspread, curtains, lamp shade and something I can't remember.   

So, how old does that make me? 

I had Jedi. Surprise surprise, I'm three years younger.
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Whatever you do, DO NOT let your wife
ever see that post. From now on nothing else will ever be equivalent to her giving birth. From this moment on nothing you do will compare with her child care role, take it from me! smile.gif congrats.

Haha, she's a sweet thing and actually feels bad that I have to go to work. I'm sure things will change rapidly.

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Originally Posted by Doomsticks View Post

Same here, everything is closed and im off work until the 8th.
Oh and when I get a kid, half those months are miine! That kid will grow up in thriftstores!

I can take 6 months, but I need to take a seminar on what/how to do it. That's how much bureaucracy there is! My wife could choose 12-36 months (+2 before) but you receive the same amount of money regardless, I believe. However, I have to take my time either completely during her time OR exactly as it ends...I think. I can't fully remember, which is why I need a seminar. shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Doomsticks View Post

Same here, everything is closed and im off work until the 8th.
Oh and when I get a kid, half those months are miine! That kid will grow up in thriftstores!

Same here. Probably one of only a few things my kids' childhood will have in common with my own.
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@barrelntrigger, looks like perhaps a banned version of @jompso, maybe because having multiple accounts is verbotten?
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Anyone interested in some peccary gloves? Willing to offer them up here, either trade or cost + shipping. HOWEVER, shipping (even for a small pair of gloves) is expensive and the cost + shipping will likely come out to around €25. Willing to accept trades if you have interest. No sizes on these and there are some measured photos in the spoilers. Pair 1 has seen some use, they're too big for me. Pair 2 is probably women's, not sure honestly. They're small, but with long, thin fingers. I assumed they were peccary, but my own photos have me questioning it. They were dry when I found them, conditioning has helped. If you need more specific measurements, let me know.

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post #24531 of 60479
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post

Took the week off and am spending today on a monster thriftstraveganza. Been going since 8:15am and still have 4 more stores to hit. According to my pedometer app, I've already walked over 2.5 miles. Fuck a gym.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Super dry today. Very obvious right from walking in the door the racks were picked over compared to pre-Christmas. Would have been a total bust if not for this PRL tie, which I actually like quite a bit (and I don't have any green ties). Passed on Harris Tweed that seemed to have a fuddy-duddy cut (Dunn & Co.). Made the executive decision to pass on borderline stuff until I make a few sales. Saw my first Schott, but it was beat to hell.
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If in good condition and cheap, I would kop. I've done fairly well with Dun & Co.

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@barrelntrigger, looks like perhaps a banned version of @jompso, maybe because having multiple accounts is verbotten?

Can you tell if a member was banned? Sorry, I suck at SFing.

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For those that occasionally find Cole Haans in decent shape, I found a good use for them today.   We got a little bit of snow/ice/sleet here in Kansas.  Its just a thin coating of about half an inch.  I didn't want to wear big heavy (and hot) boots today to work because it seemed unnecessary.   But, I also didn't want to wear nice dress shoes because it is a little icy and there is salt/sand out on the roads and around businesses.    So, I dug out my old Cole Haans.  You know the ones. You have probably seen many of them at the thrifts. They were made after Cole Haan was sold and the quality went to hell and they are corrected grain. I figured I didn't mind getting these a little salty.  

 

The corrected grain is so highly coated and plasticy that these shoes have been great today.   Its not like real leather that could get wet.  These plastic bad boys have stayed dry and I don't really care if they get salt on them.  What's it doing to do, scratch the plastic?

 

So, if you need some cheap shoes in crappy weather and don't want to bust out your LL Bean Boots, thrift a pair of Cole Haans that haven't fallen apart yet and wear them!  

 

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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post

Took the week off and am spending today on a monster thriftstraveganza. Been going since 8:15am and still have 4 more stores to hit. According to my pedometer app, I've already walked over 2.5 miles. Fuck a gym.

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Super dry today. Very obvious right from walking in the door the racks were picked over compared to pre-Christmas. Would have been a total bust if not for this PRL tie, which I actually like quite a bit (and I don't have any green ties). Passed on Harris Tweed that seemed to have a fuddy-duddy cut (Dunn width: 350px; height: 350px">
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If in good condition and cheap, I would kop. I've done fairly well with Dun & Co.
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

@barrelntrigger, looks like perhaps a banned version of @jompso, maybe because having multiple accounts is verbotten?
Can you tell if a member was banned? Sorry, I suck at SFing.
Well, I clicked through the user link you posted, and it said "BANNED" at the top, so yeah?
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Most of my stuff from today.

Ties: all available (far right is all wool made in England)


J Press suit 44L 39w but haven't measured yet - available


Tentatively unavailable since these are all in my size range.


Zegna 60% silk, 40% cashmere (couple stains near the cuffs) tagged 46R - available
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Merry Belated Christmas!

 

A girl I got into thrifting to help her make a few extra bucks  & because I don't have time to go anymore found this one. :slayer: :slayer:

 

In store pic she texted me

 

 

Some more better pictures :) (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #24536 of 60479
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

If in good condition and cheap, I would kop. I've done fairly well with Dun & Co.

Borderline cheap. Standard thrift price (~$10). Would have kopped for $5, no doubt. Right now, been trying to leave myself at least $20 profit on anything I buy to sell. Since I just started thrifting and I haven't actually sold anything yet, it's tough for me to gauge how easily and for how much something will sell. Estimated $35 on this based on eBay sold auctions, but now that I see this, I'm kicking myself for not kopping. Maybe I'll go back tomorrow.
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Went to a couple stores today, looking for kid clothes befitting places that aren't southern cali. Grabbed two jackets, one for backup in case this one is the good kind of orange swoosh and pinwheel. Otherwise, a fine kid jacket.

 

 

And Christmas. Not thrifted, but very happy with the burr grinder that I requested from the fam. The kind of fine Japanese craftsmanship that I really do appreciate. Porlex JP 30.

 

 

 

Talked the kids out of opening this piece of thrifted goodness on Christmas eve. Based on their Christmas Day reaction, they would have been all kinds of disappointed. 100 Watt motor. Again with the Japanese craftsmanship. Didn't realize pencils could get so sharp. For that reason, possibly available.

 

 

Japanese shirt, no idea about the brand (Stonewold), but so awesome. Almost fits perfectly but sleeves about an inch short.

 

 

Replay. Another great shirt, neck 0.5-1" too big sadly.

 

 

Coach linen belt

 

 

jack purcell x cdg

 

 

Love James Perse for perseonal use. sorry.

 

 

jcrew selvedge, slim

 

 

 Rag and Bone selvedge, 34 W, inseam maybe ~30 or even shorter

 

 

Minty Bally Caiman 9

 

 

And some women's. Not sure if legit, but no clear reason for doubt, and didn't feel like leaving. Subjective indeed.

 

 

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I was just going through some stuff to either donate, list on ebay, or list on here in the Buy sell thread.  

 

I ran across this and never really noticed the label.  I knew it was Zegna, but I hung it up and forgot about it.  

 

 

BUT, the more interesting thing is the name inside: 

 

 

That says Charles Koch.  

 

I always wondered where all the stuff the Kochs donated ended up.  I got this at Goodwill. But, its pretty old and I would guess a billionaire doesn't hang on to Sport Coats this long. 

 

In case you don't who Charles Koch is: 

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The Kochs live in our fair City of Wichita, Kansas. 

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Fuck, that's sexiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!! Is she also consigning with you?! Smart man! Let your minions do all the work!!! @Brianpore

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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post
 

I was just going through some stuff to either donate, list on ebay, BURN, or list on here in the Buy sell thread.  

 

Great find, prof!

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