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post #26416 of 51252
I was lucky the other day:






[Note that I already got another version of the yellow horse bites one a few months back in the same GW]


And then this:


Unfortunately it has small moth holes.
The good thing is the big one is covered by the placket and on the inner side of the sleeve. So it's not visible when wearing the coat. But still. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




For personal use, the size is slightly tight. It's a 40R and I'm more of a 41R...

I'm going back end forth between my options:
1/Return,
2/Keep for personal use (I really like the style & quality of the coat, but size + damage...) or
3/ flip (is there any meat on the bone with the damage I showed? Past listing are scarce and rarely show close-up of the wear ...)

And yesterday:


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It's really nice (Caruso?) and I could not let it on the racks...despite it being an orphan as far as I can tell.
The pants racks looked like a tornado passed by 10min before... Such a mess. I abandoned quickly.
post #26417 of 51252

Belvest is x Belvest

post #26418 of 51252
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Belvest is x Belvest
Thanks for the precision. Dunno why I thought belvest was not making their own suits.shog[1].gif
post #26419 of 51252
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post
 

Fuck it... I am still learning. lol

 

You and me both, brother.   Nearly everytime I get on here something is posted that I have never heard of or never considered could be worth something.   AND my world view of Classic Menswear has expanded immensely.  Unfortunately, living in Kansas I lack to exposure to many of the more rare or exclusive designs.  But, I'm still learning, looking, thrifting, and trying.  AND, I am genuinely surprised sometimes by the things I find here that I wonder how the heck they got here!  The world really is a small place when you consider it in certain contexts. 

post #26420 of 51252
I have been quite lax in posting anything for quite some time but today we had a few that seemed fitting to get me started.
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Brioni tie; tie is actually a more vibrant green and mauve instead of red....might have to wait for sunlight to list this one as the tungsten light does not like green at all.
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Isaia (120s tagged 48, which I assume is about 38R US but I haven't even measured it yet. I just know it doesn't fit me!)


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Both headed to the 'Bay shortly...
post #26421 of 51252
Man, a new first for me today. Was carrying so much stuff (while on foot) that I had to leave stuff behind because I wouldn't be able to get it home. Smaller stuff, like 8 or so barely worn brooks bros shirts that were tagged at 6 each, and a bunch of bloomingdales joseph lyman cashmere blazers that I was unsure on. But the payoff was absolutely insane for one store. Pics when I manage to drag it all home in a bit.

There were much more important firsts.
post #26422 of 51252
Easiest way to start thrifting is to buy all of the purple tags. All of them. If the tag is purple, put that shit in your basket. Then put them all on eBay, see what they sell for, and go back to thrift the ones that sold for the most.
post #26423 of 51252
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Here's my process

 

(Thread I)

 

Step one, Start out just like every new member

Step two, go thrifting.

Step three, find out you made a mistake(s) every day.

Step four, learn something from your mistakes.

Step five, repeat steps two through four until you make fewer mistakes.

Step six, have fun, that's why we are all here.

 

 

(Thread II)

 

Step one, enter an ugly grill contest.

Step two, go thrifting.

Step three, learn something new every day.

Step four, Repeat steps two and three until you win the powerball.

Step five, Eat quality grilled food often.

 

You forgot about eating Waffle House on thrifting trips! 

 

 

 

A member finishing his thrifting day at Waffle House.  

 

Don't open if you are easily offended by possibly illegal stuff you might see at Waffle house.  

 

 

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post #26424 of 51252
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

If those are 11s, HMU?

Sorry, 12. Cleaning them up now...beautiful color 8 shell
post #26425 of 51252
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Originally Posted by glam922 View Post




I'm going back end forth between my options:
1/Return,
2/Keep for personal use (I really like the style & quality of the coat, but size + damage...) or
3/ flip (is there any meat on the bone with the damage I showed? Past listing are scarce and rarely show close-up of the wear ...)

 

Keep that shit. Never mind the damage. Wear it un-buttoned with some streetwear like this: (not my pics)

 

 

 

Some people may not like this style, but I do. I wear my camel topcoat in the same style with Black denim, White T (sometimes with or without Grey hoodie), White Sneaks.

 

Shit's swish.

post #26426 of 51252
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Easiest way to start thrifting is to buy all of the purple tags. All of them. If the tag is purple, put that shit in your basket. Then put them all on eBay, see what they sell for, and go back to thrift the ones that sold for the most.
How does the GW tag system work? I assumed it was just time based so that the discounts would rotate to the oldest stock... Am I wrong?
post #26427 of 51252
Thrift the racks.
Put everything back but a couple things.

Go back a week later and reconsider what you left.
Chances are it will still be there.
post #26428 of 51252
Looking for a single pewter peacoat button like this...

post #26429 of 51252
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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post
 

 

 

Welcome to the forum.   Your photos are good and interesting.  You didn't ask for feedback on these finds, but my response will likely be a little more gentle than some.  

 

These shoes are not really something most of us would brag about.   When I started doing this, I would be excited by these finds too. So, we have all been there. If you read over the thread and learn and try your hand at this whole hobby/business/lifestyle you will learn too.  Here is one caveat, if you like them and they are for personal use, then by all means get them.    But, nearly all the posters on here would pass on all of these except the Allen Edmonds.   

 

Excitement over awesome finds is fun to read, though.  True, I wouldn't buy them, but I buy men's clothes to flip exclusively (being female and 4'10" - nothing you guys moon over would fit me anyway).  But the shoes looked good, his display and photography make me feel like an amateur, and I'm all for gentle encouragement.  Because everybody's idea of a holy grail of fashion is different, after all. :)

post #26430 of 51252
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Looking for a single pewter peacoat button like this...

I've got a couple in the 7/8" diameter.

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