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post #25921 of 51095

The I-want-to-be-comfortable-when-thrifting thrift fit:

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Barbour McQueen jacket(deep discount)

J. Crew Sweatshirt(thrift)

H&M twill FOG style pants(sale)

Common Projects(from @Takai)

 

 

post #25922 of 51095
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Originally Posted by Mr G from SD View Post

So you mean the buyer at the store passed on Black Fleece? I always think about this.

What kind of awesome stuff is coming in to those stores and the stupid buyers are passing on it? The couple times I have found high end shirts like Brioni, etc they are always less than J.Crew or similar brands because they don't seem to know what that stuff is. Just makes me think of what could have been there, but the dumb employees didn't want it. 

I'm not familiar with BE, but if it's anything like Plato's Closet, they target the teens and 20s demographic. Hollister > Brioni to them. Stores like that are about turnover, not quality. They don't want stuff to sit on the racks.

... and apologies for the stereotype, but the buyers (at least at every Plato's I've been to) are mostly women in their 20s/early 30s and probably not familiar with higher end menswear-focused brands. Brooks Brothers = fuddy-duddy clothes for middle aged men.
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Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post



Here's another good example... just picked up an A&B myself tagged at $10 where JAB suits were all $25.
post #25923 of 51095
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Originally Posted by Purplelabel View Post

What's the weirdest item you guys have ever found at a thrift?

when you say found you don't mean kopped, right? 

 

The weirdest thing I found was a Japanese mandoline made of entirely wood plus the blade. It was so organic looking. Got the instructions and in package, too. 

 

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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

So the other day I was in Buffalo Exchange, didn't find much. Saw a dude cashing out after selling and packing a bunch of stuff into a bag. Noticed a familiar locker loop, asked him if those were Black Fleece shirts, he said yup, asked if they were BB1, he said yup, asked if he'd consider selling them to me, he said yup, asked how much, he said how about $20 for the lot, I said ok. All my size, all minty fresh, mostly N/A.

Damn, that's a come up!!! I think I'm gonna stalk people. So, does that mean those are extra small to a medium?

 

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Originally Posted by vexco View Post
 

The I-want-to-be-comfortable-when-thrifting thrift fit:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Barbour McQueen jacket(deep discount)

J. Crew Sweatshirt(thrift)

H&M twill FOG style pants(sale)

Common Projects(from @Takai)

 

 

That's a sick fit. I approve!

 

 

RIP, Mr. Bowie...Just a few months ago, I was singing your songs in Japan. 

post #25924 of 51095
What are the odds? Found this tux in a VV today from a defunct menswear shop in my hometown, 3500 km (2175 mi) away. Would have kopped for fun if it had fit.
post #25925 of 51095
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post
 

when you say found you don't mean kopped, right? 

 

The weirdest thing I found was a Japanese mandoline made of entirely wood plus the blade. It was so organic looking. Got the instructions and in package, too. 

 

Damn, that's a come up!!! I think I'm gonna stalk people. So, does that mean those are extra small to a medium?

 

That's a sick fit. I approve!

 

 

RIP, Mr. Bowie...Just a few months ago, I was singing your songs in Japan. 


A wooden Traditional Japanese String instrument??!!!!!!!  i listen to that "Twang, Twaaaang, Yoooooooooo!!" when i'm Driving. love those.

 

R.I.P Mr Bowie. You will be missed.

 

And @barrelntrigger, you did his music Justice.:fonz:

post #25926 of 51095

lolz, nah, bro.

 

It was this

 

 

and not this.

post #25927 of 51095

I haz a sad. :confused:

post #25928 of 51095
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post
 

WTF.  I just moved my vintage Kenwood receiver from one room to another, hooked up the speakers & turntable and now have a loud hum outta one channel.  I guess I hosed that receiver. I even tried fixing it (e.g.: I smacked it).  So in the last week or two - turntable hosed, receiver hosed, vinyl hosed.

 

Know that feel, I popped something in my Technics SU 8077 last week. 

post #25929 of 51095

Mary, (my Inventory Control Specialist) has been bugging me for a cart to move shoes and other small stuff around the shop so she doesn't have to bend over too much or carry loads of stuff.

 

Thrifted industrial cart...$20

 

 

E-thrifted pine flooring, leftovers from the bedroom floor. Reclaimed from a 100 year old farm house a few years ago. I paid under a dollar/sqft delivered to my house.

Planed it all down with my thrifted planer (not pictured because the neighbor borrowed it)

 

 

 

 

Project cost so far, about $35

 

I think I might trim out the edges and stain it at some point, though I kinda like it as is.

I also want to add larger casters, its quite heavy and bigger wheels will help it push more easily.

post #25930 of 51095

Your Neighbor Thrifted a Planer. :p

post #25931 of 51095
Can I get an auth check please fellas?
post #25932 of 51095

@capnwes Get larger wheels on that thing quick or you will leave pressure marks on your hardwood. Beautiful job, by the way. :fonz: 

p.s. Cart aside, I need to thrift me one of those inventory control specialists.

post #25933 of 51095
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post
 

@capnwes Get larger wheels on that thing quick or you will leave pressure marks on your hardwood. Beautiful job, by the way. :fonz: 

p.s. Cart aside, I need to thrift me one of those inventory control specialists.

Thanks,

 

Not hardwood, I opted for extra heavy duty vinyl in the gentleman cave, just for the use of overloaded carts and racks. 

post #25934 of 51095
Noooooooooo!!!!!!! Today is a terribly sad day indeed. R.I.P. David Bowie. frown.giffrown.giffrown.gif
post #25935 of 51095

So, it's been a year this week since construction started on TGC. Everything is pretty much set up the way I want it. Planning to finish the elevator in the next couple months, and hopefully the deodorizing chamber by the end of this year.....only time will tell.

 

 

I have this one spot that I cannot quite figure out what to do. Obviously it will take several pieces to complete the decor, but I am not even sure where to start.  My main concern is dusting whatever it is once it is hung.

 

Any ideas? The drop is roughly 8 feet. Thinking of adding an interior window straight ahead, which will allow natural light in from two windows immediately on the other side of the wall. Of course like everything else in TGC, whatever it is, it must be thrifted, salvaged or repurposed.....Go.

 

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