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Anyone ever heard of United Tailors?
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Lets see if this works....not too skilled on making youtube videos. Sorry about my heavy breathing, I had an asthma thing earlier and I should have waited a little longer once I tool my inhaler.

That's really cool, Wes!
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Anyone ever heard of United Tailors? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

It was a failed attempt by Frank & Oak to go more upmarket: http://kentonmagazine.com/frank-oak-launches-united-tailor-collection/ 

 

Also, on the topic of large lump sum payments: am I the only one on here who would quit their job, quit thrifting, wrap myself in vicuna and get really, really fat?

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I think common wisdom is, given that the person is disciplined, it's smarter to take the lump sum up front and let your investing take over. Obviously that is a lot more doable with a huge jackpot, but just saying.

 

I worked at a bank while I was in college and knew a dude who won the lottery twice. Not sure of the exact amount of his prizes, but one resulted in a $50k/yr annuity and the other was like $20k/yr. He and his wife both worked and lived a normal life.

 

He bought the tickets at the same gas station. Pretty cool.

 

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And with a $600 million lump sum ...

 

I don't want anybody else earning interest on that but me. Besides, I'd be more apt to do incredibly generous things if it all came at once, and that's what I would definitely want to do. Endow a char at the symphony, kick some money to some of the smaller arts programs around the city, kick some money to my undergrad and grad schools. 

 

I agree I would take the lump sum.  The present value of the money most likely exceeds the value in the future.   I just think the couple that I knew were smart for not spending all the money.  While $2 million will change most people's life, it isn't really enough to make a average wage earner into Super rich person.   Of course, several hundred million would change anyone's life.  But, it doesn't have to change them into a crazy person.   I would definitely invest in an office building.  If nothing else, at least I would have an asset for the future.  

 

I went to a very conservative christian school for undergrad and I remember the former president saying that if someone won the lottery that they would turn it down because it was gambling.  I don't know how the current President would feel, but I am sure if I won, they would be receiving a large donation anonymously.  

 

Plus, Mizzou (the University of Missouri) would be getting a big chunk, as well as Washburn law School!  

 

Then, it would be time to buy up some car dealerships and funeral homes.  I have always wanted to invest in funeral homes.  I have no desire to operate one, but they sure are a good business.  

 

@SpooPoker would also be getting a silent partner.   Lets move that Luxeswap store into the Heart of Manhattan!  AND in Chicago, and Los Angeles, Houston, etc.  

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LMAO @capnwes "The shaft is already in place... That's what she said."

 

Dr. L, do you like old/antique/vintage Flags?  Maybe an Alabama flag? 

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Dr. L, do you like old/antique/vintage Flags?  Maybe an Alabama flag? 

 

Color me intrigued... Old flags are awesome. Anything of historic significance always piques my interest.

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Crazy Tie Haul Round 2 happened this week! Last week was 7-folds, this week it was grenadines. Once again all true thrift (paid < $30 TOTAL)

 

(Ties are all available unless otherwise noted)

 

Pretty much accomplished a grenadine rainbow in one stop. All garza grossa. (Navy and Dark Green Grens N/A)

 

About 1/4 were Michael Drake for Domenico Spano (This is my second sky blue gren in two weeks)

 

 

And the rest were an unknown Italian maker. Could use help with identification (unique bit of fabric peeking out in the back center of the tie for all of them (the black fabric on this one). Content tag in spoiler.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Anderson & Sheppard Silver Geometric

 

 

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Unknown 7 Folds (Far right has grenadine like texture)

 

Gorgeous Unknown 7-Fold Foulards

 

John Kochis Custom (Don't know if this is anything but it is beefy)

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Another Domenico Vacca 7 Fold

 

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Oh yeah, and 5 more Kiton 7 Folds (Middle and Right Top and Left Bottom gone)

 

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Top left looks like a grenadine garza fina.

 

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I definitely would stop thrifting if I won that jackpot.  Everything I could possibly hope to find would be insignificant to my budget, like how thrift purchases are now.   The thesis is finding good stuff for cheap, and cheap is relative, so I would be in Barneys/NM/etc a lot more frequently.  I would however, get more into auctions.  Tons of cool shit, although the rake is substantially higher than the thrift stores' cut.

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Crazy Tie Haul Round 2 happened this week! Last week was 7-folds, this week it was grenadines. Once again all true thrift (paid < $30 TOTAL)

 

(Ties are all available unless otherwise noted)

 

Pretty much accomplished a grenadine rainbow in one stop. All garza grossa. (Navy and Dark Green Grens N/A)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

 

WANT!  nice haul!

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@Nataku, freshly installed Uturn turntable connected to my little Bose speakers. Sounds good so far, though I'm only on Side 1 of the first album... The record is an old Amy Grant LP that I picked for 25c.

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Crazy Tie Haul Round 2 happened this week! Last week was 7-folds, this week it was grenadines. Once again all true thrift (paid < $30 TOTAL)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
(Ties are all available unless otherwise noted)

Pretty much accomplished a grenadine rainbow in one stop. All garza grossa. (Navy and Dark Green Grens N/A)



About 1/4 were Michael Drake for Domenico Spano (This is my second sky blue gren in two weeks)




And the rest were an unknown Italian maker. Could use help with identification (unique bit of fabric peeking out in the back center of the tie for all of them (the black fabric on this one). Content tag in spoiler.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






Anderson & Sheppard Silver Geometric



Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Unknown 7 Folds (Far right has grenadine like texture)



Gorgeous Unknown 7-Fold Foulards



John Kochis Custom (Don't know if this is anything but it is beefy)




Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Another Domenico Vacca 7 Fold


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Oh yeah, and 5 more Kiton 7 Folds (Middle and Right Top and Left Bottom gone)


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Top left looks like a grenadine garza fina.




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I definitely would stop thrifting if I won that jackpot.  Everything I could possibly hope to find would be insignificant to my budget, like how thrift purchases are now.   The thesis is finding good stuff for cheap, and cheap is relative, so I would be in Barneys/NM/etc a lot more frequently.  I would however, get more into auctions.  Tons of cool shit, although the rake is substantially higher than the thrift stores' cut.

 

 

For me, it's not just about finding stuff cheap. It's about finding cool stuff that might be unavailable from any other source. I'd certainly not thrift as much as I do now, but the thrill of the hunt isn't something I could easily give up. Of course, I'd love the chance to find out... 

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in your back yard.

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VV,RLPL, Brioni, RG

Vintage Hang Ten

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in your back yard.

Truth. Hearing stories about carriages full of Kiton & Hermes ties being scooped up. I wasn't one of the lucky's
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