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post #25171 of 51054

Cross post from buy/sell thread

 

I could really use some help on behalf of my little brother.

He has some project/presentation for one of his classes somewhere across the country. He needs a suit, and doesn't wear the same size as me or he could just borrow.I'm hoping someone has something they can part with on the cheap or proxy.

If interested in helping me out, he needs a 46R with a 6-8" drop (his chest measures 45.5"). Ideally id like to find him a double vent, 2-button, gray, blue, or charcoal solid or subtle pattern suit with single pleated trousers, but beggars can't be choosers.

He doesn't need a high end maker, just something like Hart Schaffner Marx, Southwick, those nice local tailors that don't flip well, etc.

If you're not interested in letting something go cheap, or its not worth your time to proxy, I do have a nice Samuelson cashmere gray herringbone sport coat (sz 42) I can trade.

Please let me know if you have something that may work, thanks so much!

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Hit Charlotte today. Some stuffs. All available.

 

Arc'teryx half-zip pullover. Size XL

 

 

Aquascutum Aqua 5 with zip-out liner. Probably a 38-40.

 

 

Vintage Woolrich buffalo plaid hunting jacket type deal. Size 38.

 

 

From top left to bottom: VV Whale shirt(Large), pink Zegna standard cuff(16), New England Shirt Co chambray(small or medium), Filson short-sleeve shirt(Large), Theory purple gingham check(Large)

 

 

Top to bottom: Incotex chinolino(36), Incotex 100% linen(34), Incotex brown super 120's(34), Zanella unicorns(34)

 

 

Corneliani silk/wool SC. Patch pockets and shit. EU50. Couple of stains I need to have removed but worth it for what I paid.

 

 

Burberry London shawl/scarf frilly type shit? I don't know. 90% merino wool/10% cash.

 

 

 

Incotex jeans(HA!) size 34.

 

 

Burberry London SC. Dual vents, 42L.

 

post #25173 of 51054
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Just some catch and releases today. Sigh the last three trips out and nothing. Do people buy everything Harley or is there a specific item such as jacket it needs to be.



 

Harley shirts printed by 3d emblem are the big ticket ones.

post #25174 of 51054

Thanks for the turntable input ATL, Nat and 330 (and a PM that reminded me of the Pro-Ject brand).  Music Hall is another I want to check out.  I've had a couple Denon's in the past - Denon used to be my go-to brand but I've sort of soured on them after a couple duds a while back that I bought new and they quit working right after the warranty lapsed (CD changer and one turntable).

 

I do need to scope out a couple more shops and see what I can find and check out in person locally or in the big city.  Surprisingly there is an authorized Rega dealer in my little town of 20k residents, so that's a plus - local guy who has been around for a while.  He also carries vintage & pre-owned, and they're located inside a record shop - what more could I want, really?  :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post
 

I've got an RP1 with the performance package. It sounded great without it. It sounds more than great with it. That table is definitely worth the money.

 

 

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Sounds like you're aiming for a good, middle-of-the-road TT, am I correct (not entry level and not super high end)?

The Rega is an excellent choice for the price-range. However, I've heard fantastic things about the U-Turn Orbit, especially for the price ($300). The Orbit Plus comes in cheaper than the Rega and the Orbit base model is only $179.

http://store.uturnaudio.com/products/orbit-plus-turntable

Also I'd consider the Music Hall MMF-2, but the Rega comes in a little cheaper and I'd say they are pretty much on the same level.

I wouldn't write off vintage completely either. There's some great looking turntables available in the $300-$450 range that don't scream "1970's". One of my favorites is the Denon DP-1100.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Denon-DP-1100-Manual-Analog-Turntable-Record-Player-For-Audiophile-Free-Ship-/361460363150?hash=item5428b76f8e:g:u0sAAOSwrklVcJo9

 

 

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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post


It's no secret I love the Thorens I got from Nat, but if you end up in that price category, audition a Clear Audio Concept, too. I just installed one for a friend not too long ago and it's seriously high quality.

You must have a local shop that has a used section. If you make it down to Tampa again soon, check out Audio Visions South. That same friend has been workin with them for over 20 years. The owner, George, is a great guy and will be more than happy to help. They have a great used selection, too.
Funny. My dad has a DP-60L. It's the TT I grew up in front of.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by ejias View Post
 

Hey guys, I'm new to thrifting for more than just myself as well as to styleforum! I've been lurking here for maybe a week or two now and I feel like I have learned a lot. I just touched down in Vegas, and I'll have one free day in-between work. Not super into gambling, so I figured maybe go thrifting? Any recommendations for places to hit?

 

I thrifted twice in Vegas - once only hitting a couple shops with no luck, and another time with a rental car for most of the day and only found 2 or 3 things worth picking up.  I did hit the thrifts out by the wealthier neighborhoods as well as others scattered around Vegas proper, and I'd never attempt thrifting there again.  Both times were a waste of time, gas, money and energy.  I mean, if you have absolutely nothing else that interests you and you want to kill some time, sure - go for it.  

I'd rather:

  • Go take another tour of the Neon Boneyard (I've taken 7 tours now and would go back in a heartbeat).
  • Head out to Hoover Dam and take one of the insider tours where you get to go inside, and drive through Boulder City on the way back.
  • Get crunked on Fremont Street.
  • Take in all the kitchy sights in Vegas - Peppermill / Fireside, Dino's Lounge, etc.

 

 

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Awesome this is what I wanted to hear. On a side note, too late for the cheapies??? 😈 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Farking reindeer?  That's nuts.  Remember to nomnom yourself for the 2016 cheapies, because, yes, it would be too late for the 2015's...

 

 

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I'm not much of a beer drinker -- I prefer bourbon or gin.  I am sort of a wimp when it comes to beer.  I like wheat beers and nice boring beers like Miller Lite.  BUT,  my father is a beer savant or at least a connoisseur.   He says the two greatest beers in the world are Pilsner Urquell and Chimay Ale.

 

Pabst or Schlitz if I'm just gonna kill a few cells...but I'll splurge on a fine beer if I want to be celebratory.  There is (was?) a bar in Chicago when I lived there that had a "Beers of the world" club, and you'd get a punch on a card for every new beer you tried and you'd get a t-shirt when you filled the card.  I had 4, maybe 5 of the stupid shirts. 

 

Cracked open the Glenlivet XXV last night and had a few fingers...damn that shit's good, but not for everyday drinkin'.

 

 

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You didn't kop a pinup tie?  I thought those did REALLY well?   Was that a fad that has faded? 

 

Might depend on the tie / image.  I had one that was straight-up 1980's era Hustler / Cheri / Oui, very graphic and hairy, and it sold for a ton.  Another I had was more 50's topless pin-up but still a nudie and it didn't do so hot.

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If you live in or near Nashville PM me.
post #25176 of 51054
Not common in the Great White North. Happy to proxy if someone wants it .
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EDIT: Ah fudge. I thought I uploaded two photos from my phone but must have overwritten the first with this second, and I've deleted the originals already. Sorry. shog[1].gif

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post #25177 of 51054
Okay boys I promised some awesomeness...
Sorry if its too many pics but im on my phone.i will break it up into sections.
First how about this bad boy.weighs a ton.
ChetB or 330 any ideas on maker.I know ive seen these before just cant place it...









Best part...

post #25178 of 51054
First finds of the new year



NWT sophnet x4, uniform experiment and deluxe
post #25179 of 51054
Vintage telescope tripod (i think?) Which im gonna make into a lamp.






post #25180 of 51054
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post

Okay boys I promised some awesomeness...
Sorry if its too many pics but im on my phone.i will break it up into sections.
First how about this bad boy.weighs a ton.
ChetB or 330 any ideas on maker.I know ive seen these before just cant place it... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








Best part...


SHIT that would be so good in my store.
post #25181 of 51054
No clue on the designer but very cool.
post #25182 of 51054
These are so ugly i walked by them four times before curiousity got to me.
These are mainline not Pumas...
BNWoT







Best part...
post #25183 of 51054
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

SHIT that would be so good in my store.

With those Knoll chairs...picture it..
post #25184 of 51054
Okay and since we are talking about beer.
I found these in an old credenza I bought couple years back.
All before 1978.














These two are my favorites because I loved the 3 Musketeers growing up and Threes Company

post #25185 of 51054
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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post

Okay boys I promised some awesomeness...
Sorry if its too many pics but im on my phone.i will break it up into sections.
First how about this bad boy.weighs a ton.
ChetB or 330 any ideas on maker.I know ive seen these before just cant place it...

 

 

First thought was Mies Barcelona but that ain't right...if you were in an airport in the 1990's, that might be where you saw them.  Hah!  But that's totally what it reminds me of - vintage United Airlines gate seating.

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