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Originally Posted by futuremyth View Post
 

Hey LA crew:

 

I'll be in your fine city Jan. 27th through Feb. 1 checking out the Riot LA comedy festival. I won't have that much time to hit the thrifts, or luggage space to bring stuff home, but nevertheless if you want to hit a couple stores and/or grab a pint, feel free to send a PM.

 

On the off chance anyone else is attending, let's hang out for sure.

 

That reminds me,  I'm going to the Mississippi Gulf Coast next week.  Arriving in Gulfport and staying in Biloxi.  Will likely be hitting up some thrifts all along the area.  

 

Anyone on the Coast?  Or have any experience down there? 

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I too am anti-shuffle.

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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post

That reminds me,  I'm going to the Mississippi Gulf Coast next week.  Arriving in Gulfport and staying in Biloxi.  Will likely be hitting up some thrifts all along the area.  

Anyone on the Coast?  Or have any experience down there? 

I hit a Salvation Army when I was there a few years back and found an Oxxford escorial blazer, nothing else. I only hit a couple stores tho and spent most of my time vacationing (eating, drinking, gambling, sightseeing, popped over to New Orleans).
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Agree. No way those are legit. They didn't put that kind of labeling inside back them.
The interior labeling is correct. I believe those are the real deal. They have every part they should including the crotch rivet. I've watched it 10 times and I think they check out. Lots of clothes get stored for 100 years and are still in perfect condition. If you pause the video when there laid flat facing the light there's lines from being folded mid thigh and knee. You can look at Levis archive pair online and compair them side by side and there a perfect match in every detail.
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Originally Posted by OolongT View Post

Weathered but still pretty sick
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Tommy sweatshirt. XL

Pretty sure thats a fake bro.
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Missing belt, :confused:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, I just could not leave this behind. DIY dyed/painted/glittered Haggar jacket

 

 

 

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Once again not my size.

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Pretty sure thats a fake bro.

 

Would surprise me. Checked out that I saw but I've been wrong before haha.

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Originally Posted by the2ndhandman View Post

Once again not my size.


Whose size would that be?
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Originally Posted by vexco View Post

Would surprise me. Checked out that I saw but I've been wrong before haha.

got a label pic?
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

got a label pic?

 

Gave it to a friend who loves that 90's shit. Fake or not, I'm sure he'll rock it so I guess it's a moot point! Appreciate it, though. I'd just assume you are right.

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Any jewelry experts here? If I'm in the market for a vintage engagement ring, where would I begin that search? Obviously mall shops won't have them, but do privately owned shops deal in vintage? Are there specific vintage jewelry shops that I just haven't encountered yet? Any help on where to get started would be great
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Indeed. From the airshow.

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I too am anti-shuffle.

My (thrifted) B&O tt decided to stop working a few weeks ago, so pulled my (also thrifted) Technics SL-J33 out of the basement. It is linear tracking, which means that it detects the separate tracks and then decide which songs to play. Here's how it works (not my video):

http://youtu.be/vW2-0FThULY
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Hi all.

I had thought about posting this for a while, but I never did. I should have a year and a half ago.

THANK YOU MOTHERF@CKERS for all your advice and trading and cheers and jeers and shit. At 46 years old in late 2014 I made a career change from journalism to PR. I got the job interviewing in an H-F glenplaid suit I got at an SA in Portsmouth NH, custom white shirt w/french cuffs that fit me perfectly from SA in Philly, and vintage Florsheim or Nettleton wingtips I got in some damn thrift somewhere. No way could I have afforded the $2,000-$2,500 for this stuff new. But the outfit I wore looked as if I had spent that.

There is no question that the things I learned from everyone and the sometimes polite, sometimes harsh fit-crit helped me look a) credible, b) better than the competition, and c) supremely confident. I got the job, a beautiful pay bump, and now have stayed there long enough to know that I can swim in this pool.

I know this thread is more about the finds and the brags and the eBay/resale values...but the veterans here (some of whom I've talked to on the phone, some of whom I've met in person) were the ones who shaped my attitudes and outfits.

So thanks.

Why am I posting this today? Because I got back my first pro portraits in years. Tie, Polo discount store. Jacket, one of those Hong Kong Hotel specials (thrifted) that fits me just so. Shirt, BB from a Connecticut thrift. PS, Hickey-Freeman outlet. I will be wearing this tomorrow to a high-pressure presentation (I'll be on a team of 4) to persuade a new client to hire our agency.

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