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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome) - Page 1718post #25757 of 600311/9/16 at 7:35ampost #25758 of 600311/9/16 at 7:35ampost #25759 of 600311/9/16 at 7:41ampost #25760 of 600311/9/16 at 8:06amThread Starterpost #25761 of 600311/9/16 at 8:40amQuote:Originally Posted by Jompso
I do?.... I know it's a Super Bowl ring when I see it. I know a Kobe Bryant rookie card when I see it. I know it's a Brioni suit when I see it. Those are one of those things for me. An old green jacket from a country club just like the hundreds of other jackets, sweaters, and shirts from country clubs I've passed on, is not one of those things.
By you I don't mean you, specifically, just the royal "you". People go apeshit over the Master's. A well-made replica of a green jacket would probably fetch $100+ so I'd have copped either way.post #25762 of 600311/9/16 at 8:41ampost #25763 of 600311/9/16 at 8:44ampost #25764 of 600311/9/16 at 8:57am
Hole lee sheet.Quote:Originally Posted by thebuddahman
I had a pretty good day in the end. Not had chance to take pictures yet but for now...
THRIFTED ME A REINDEER PELT
It was such an unusual thing to see and just so beautiful that I just had to buy it. Plan is to hang it on a wall of our new house when we move. So chuffed.
But is it RLPL? Just kidding, that thing is awesome. Synergy.Quote:Originally Posted by Chotii
Roofing boots? I checked - they have no special protection at the toes, and while the soles are nailed, they're not hobnailed (no grip). I still think they look like cross country ski boots, except the toes just aren't quite long enough. And I wouldn't know a roofing boot if one kicked me.
I think you are right on the money with vintage ski boots.
Spoo, you been watching a lot of American Pickers lately?post #25765 of 600311/9/16 at 9:05amQuote:
I know of two options that can help you in this situation, 1. You return them. 2. If they don't accept returns, open a case for item not being as described so you can return them. Once silk is damaged, it's done. Once ties are pressed, they are done. Both these things happened, get your money back.post #25766 of 600311/9/16 at 9:17amQuote:
I'd first reevaluate the way I approach thrifting. I'd remember that the clothes are donated for a reason, hopefully that reason is because they don't fit, are not wanted, or never worn, but that reason is often because they are fucked. You gotta at least give it a once over when your in there, cuz missing that shit is crazy. Now you have the decision to either pay the dry cleaning bill for a wool coat in hopes that they can remove the stain, or you eat your loss. The previous owner most likely tried the cleaners before donating but you bought it so you may as well give it a shot, but don't try and spot clean something that big on a wool coat. If you go about it wrong or use the wrong stuff, you will fuck up the nap of the wool and on a spot that big, that would be/look just as bad as the stain.post #25767 of 600311/9/16 at 9:56amQuote:
Royal, editorial, directly, whatever, it was in response to my quote, to me, thus implying I do or should. But regardless it doesn't matter, first, I am fully aware of the biggest tournament in Golf, second, you would never find a well made replica, it isn't a jersey, it's a trophy, so it would just be called a fake, third, you wouldn't get 100 bucks for the thing, fourth, you really wanna sell fake shit on ebay? Not the best business plan, in my opinion.post #25768 of 600311/9/16 at 9:59ampost #25769 of 600311/9/16 at 10:02ampost #25770 of 600311/9/16 at 10:05amQuote:Originally Posted by Jompso
Royal, editorial, directly, whatever, it was in response to my quote, to me, thus implying I do or should. But regardless it doesn't matter, first, I am fully aware of the biggest tournament in Golf, second, you would never find a well made replica, it isn't a jersey, it's a trophy, so it would just be called a fake, third, you wouldn't get 100 bucks for the thing, fourth, you really wanna sell fake shit on ebay? Not the best business plan, in my opinion.
Fake? There are, indeed, well-made replicas. I've seen a few at clubs in the past. Nobody's marketing the shit as real so calling it fake is pretty disingenuous. People have and will pay for "master's jackets" that aren't champion jackets. If your business plan is making money, it makes perfect sense.
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