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post #25981 of 50978
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Color me intrigued... Old flags are awesome. Anything of historic significance always piques my interest.

 

Check your mail in a few days. 

post #25982 of 50978
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Truth. Hearing stories about carriages full of Kiton & Hermes ties being scooped up. I wasn't one of the lucky's

 

I only made it out three times over the course of a few weeks and still wound up with a pair of unbelievable hauls.  Makes me wonder how much more was out there...

 

(Don't get me wrong I still know how lucky I am!)

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I stopped at a DAV near my office at lunch for a very quick look.   I found a few fairly tame finds.   

 

I'm not very knowledgeable about J. Crew.   I found a pretty interesting SC.  

 

Should I have kopped this?   

 

 

 

 

 

Or, does anyone want me to proxy this for them?  I know 38R isn't all that easy to find.  I don't know which labels are J. Crew labels are worth kopping. 

post #25984 of 50978
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I stopped at a DAV near my office at lunch for a very quick look.   I found a few fairly tame finds.   

I'm not very knowledgeable about J. Crew.   I found a pretty interesting SC.  

Should I have kopped this?  

Or, does anyone want me to proxy this for them?  I know 38R isn't all that easy to find.  I don't know which labels are J. Crew labels are worth kopping. 

I would say good pass. Ludlows are the more recent half canvassed suits/sport coats that you want.
post #25985 of 50978
I don't know anything about value but I'm pretty sure green is an old label.
post #25986 of 50978
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I don't know anything about value but I'm pretty sure green is an old label.

Yea I'm pretty sure quality was trash until Frank Muytjens signed on and introduced the Ludlow.



In other news I ethrifted these Peal & Co single monks. I'm pretty sure they're C&J but it's hard to tell (been reheeled and inner writing has worn off). They fit me a little weird but are 8.5D and available for trade. Uppers and outsole / heel are in great shape but inner lining and insole are pretty worn.


post #25987 of 50978

LET THIS BE A LESSON TO YOU! 

 

As I previously mentioned, I made a very quick stop at a DAV at lunch.   Because I was trying to make it a fast stop, I made a rookie mistake!  

 

 

 

 

 

Looks okay right?  Its a US 40.  I don't know how well Ike Behar sells, I thought someone who wears a 40 on here might want it pretty cheap.   Well, the pants were hung up on the hanger all weird and I was in a hurry.  When I went to take it off the hanger at the register, the woman checking me whispered conspiratorially that I could have the hanger (they don't usually give the hangers).   So, I left the pants on the hanger and I was happy.  

 

But, I just pulled out of the suit to take a few pics and look what I found! 

 

 

That's not a trick of the camera.   The pants are BLACK and the jacket is blue!  Damnit!  Now, that is a rookie mistake!  

 

A few more meh finds that seem even more pedestrian now that I know I wasted my money on this damn "Suit" 

 

 

I did find a pretty cool Biker type jack for my son.   Its his size.  He is only 4 years (5 in March), so he is going to be a Badass kid at Preschool with this! 

 

 

A NWT John Deere shirt.   I'm sure I will send this to one of my stepsons in Oklahoma.  John Deere to them is like Zegna to us.  

 

 

 

NEW! Executive Imperials.  They claim that they make this like Florsheim made the Longboats back in the day.  After looking these over, I think I believe them.  These are sturdy, heavy, and built to last. 

 

New and 8 EEE 

 

 

 

 

I know shit about Scarves.  I am still waiting for the day I find an Hermes.   But, this one caught my eye and it was cheap. 

 

Ebay sold listings was no help. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In other news related to thrift and e-thrift, if you have the chance to get a Roomba.  Do it.   Holy crap.  My wife wanted one for Christmas and I found a used one on ebay.  It is the Roomba Red.    That thing is incredible.  It really works.  Seriously.  I have always been suspicious that it wouldn't work very well as mostly just a techy fad gadget.   But, it not only works, it is actually sort of fun.  It is amazing how well it vacuums and how well it can get around.  The first time it got under the dinning room table, I thought it would never make it out with all the chairs.  But, it just kept working and turning and pretty soon, it was all clean and it moved between two chairs and went onto the next room.   It runs out of battery (3 hours or so) before it has cleaned every room thoroughly on the main floor.  But, after 2 days, it had done everywhere and it really works.  

 

My point being, if you thought they were goofy and didn't work just like I did, you might be surprised.  

 

 

One other unrelated topic, several folks (including me) had asked about @hbkshin and wondered if he was okay.  He had posted a few times about needing money and several people bought stuff from his listings on ebay and never got the stuff.  I followed up with him by email and PM and waited a few months before saying anything.  I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt.  But, never did hear back from him.  

 

I just checked his ebay and it shows he is no longer a registered user.   If you look on his feedback, a whole bunch of people never recieved their stuff and had to get ebay to refund them.   What a waste.  I think he had some talent and he had been doing it for a while and had almost 1300 feedback.   But, clearly something bad happened.   I genuinely hope he is okay.   But, I have no idea how to reach out to him except through email or PM.  

post #25988 of 50978

Big Lotto Win: After all the stuff most of us would do (paying off houses for relatives, buying them cars, cash gifts, donations etc), I'd probably start a prop house and travel the world buying stuff with the excuse that I'm starting a prop house.  Sell my current house and buy at least one beach house and one city house, though where would remain to be seen.  Definitely stock up on cars.  Investment property.  And being a collector by nature I'd probably start collecting something interesting and new to me that retains value or appreciates.  An extravagance would probably be big-money trips Monaco for the grand prix and gambling.  I'd never be a high society person though - I hate that scene.

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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?

Hmmmmm, it would seem that getting really, really fat would cut down your time here on earth to blow through all your newly acquired riches.
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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post
 

I stopped at a DAV near my office at lunch for a very quick look.   I found a few fairly tame finds.   

 

I'm not very knowledgeable about J. Crew.   I found a pretty interesting SC.  

 

Should I have kopped this?   

 

 

 

 

 

Or, does anyone want me to proxy this for them?  I know 38R isn't all that easy to find.  I don't know which labels are J. Crew labels are worth kopping. 

 

As a 38R who routinely thinks he should gain some weight for an easier time finding clothes, I would be fine if someone kopped this for me provided it was at thrift prices. ($10-$15)

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Well that brings back memories. Moved here right before the olympics and caught a few events incl. bobsled, which I remember as "stand outside in the freezing cold and watch a blur go by every 5 minutes". See a fair bit of souvenir stuff in the thrifts around here, not much resale on most of it with a few exceptions (commemorative coins, pin sets and some clothing if it's in good shape).

 

The bears are named Hidy and Howdy, the latter of whom used to be on one of the Welcome To Calgary signs. He was unceremoniously stripped of his position a few years ago in favour of some bland sloganeering. 

 

 

ETA: there are a couple sold listings but not for much.

post #25992 of 50978

i give myself 3 weeks after winning the lotto before i become one of those disgusting dissolute people utterly corrupted by money

 

just a hopeless, gouty drunk with increasingly voracious, bizarre and taboo sexual appetites. my servants would be terrified of me and my friends and relatives would cease to recognize me. but none of it would matter because i'd have bought them all body and soul 

 

i'd keep thrifting tho!

post #25993 of 50978
@fueco My financial planner would love to invest huge amounts of money for me, I suspect.

As a planner I could confirm your thoughts as we are always ok with large sums of money. We could always find the right thing to do for you 😉💵
post #25994 of 50978
First decent things I've found all year. smile.gif



Also, thanks to MyMainMan for a great trade on a tiger stripe jacket. Love it!
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I scrolled on my phone real quick and thought this said it was bespoken for "Ebay Fodder"
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not too skilled on making youtube videos…. my heavy breathing…. I hit my inhaler.

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I
@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.  

Wow. I really appreciate that support!


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Re: Lotto -

You'd never know I won, but you'd find me thrifting at Sothebys and shipping you trades from 1116 Ocean Drive.
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