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Originally Posted by Chotii View Post
 

 

Okay, I deserved that one. ;)  In my defense, people on eBay tend to keyword spam, so that simply looking at the shirts so tagged wasn't telling me anything. Nor were the labels on the shirts. And that's what I tried first: *looking* at them to see if I could tell what made those shirts 'board shirts'.

 

 

LOLZ... the Board Shirt has been made continuously since at least the 1950s, and is still quite popular with fans of surf culture, thanks to the Beach Boys wearing them on some of their album covers (the original name of the band was The Pendletones). 

 

This album cover photo (from Surfer Girl -1963) shows the most popular colorway... I have a repro of this one from a few years ago. Vintage versions are sought after. 

 

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Work has been sucking out my very soul lately, so I have a few things to post this weekend. Thanks to everyone that's been posting, it's a nice distraction reading along. If I owe you a PM, I'll do my best to read them this weekend!

In the meantime, and thoroughly not thrift related, I got one of these emails this week. I forgot they existed:



I decided to respond. You can follow the chat in the spoiler. My question, though, is where should I take this? I'd love to somehow get them to send me something small, though that's unlikely. Any ideas? Sort of a "you choose the ending" story.
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Absolutely hilarious, Hans.
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Originally Posted by Chotii View Post

I think I would request durable power of attorney. Once they have given you that, you'll talk.
Unles i'm misunderstading, I think you have this backwards. A durable power of attorney is the very LAST thing you'd want to give these folks.
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Originally Posted by dahl5yankees View Post

My sister calls me today, she lives out of state.

"Im at a thrift store and am looking at a couple suits...One is from France. Yves Saint Laurent but looks pretty old."

I say, "yeah pass on that one."

She continues, "Here's another one. I'm not sure how you pronounce it....K
I...T...O...N.."

KITON

"How much?" I say

The lady who works here is checking for me. I tell her don't act too excited but thats one of the best
in the world.

"$45, the lady says"


"Buy it" I say

"Will send it you ya tomorrow", my wonderful sister says!!!

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If she lives in Connecticut, I'm not a fan. (Kidding!)
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I agree with @Fueco on those board shirts, I have a similar "Camp Fire Shirt" and aside from the short sleeves its one of my favorite shirts I own. But does anyone else not have luck in selling their standard/thinner shirts? I pick them up on occasion and they never seem to go for much, even in some staple patterns.

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Originally Posted by AlexJ1100 View Post
 

I agree with @Fueco on those board shirts, I have a similar "Camp Fire Shirt" and aside from the short sleeves its one of my favorite shirts I own. But does anyone else not have luck in selling their standard/thinner shirts? I pick them up on occasion and they never seem to go for much, even in some staple patterns.

 

 

I usually only pick up styles that are in demand, unless I can get them super cheap... Board Shirts and Gambler shirts are the ones I've done best with. If you find stuff from the Thomas Kay collection, they can do fairly well. My favorite shirt is one from that collection which I picked up at the outlet store in Bend, OR in 2014.

 

Fireside Shirts and Sir Pendletons can do okay, if they are in mint condition.

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Originally Posted by Chotii View Post
 

 

Okay, I deserved that one. ;)  In my defense, people on eBay tend to keyword spam, so that simply looking at the shirts so tagged wasn't telling me anything. Nor were the labels on the shirts. And that's what I tried first: *looking* at them to see if I could tell what made those shirts 'board shirts'.

 

 

Oh, and to actually answer your question...

 

Board Shirts have a loop collar top button, a straight waistline hem, and two flap pockets. Some models/years actually have a tag which identifies the shirt as a Board Shirt (or Board Shirt Jac). They're designed to be worn as a light overshirt/jacket over a lightweight shirt (normally a t-shirt for me). I rocked my inner Beach Boy just yesterday...

 

 

Here are some pictures of the one I picked up yesterday (this is current label):

 


 

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post #28881 of 51165

Mint Ralph Lauren hunting jacket. XL

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Love this corduroy Brooks sport coat I just picked up. 46R and available.


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dildo smegma, pure linen ~60/50L


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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

dildo smegma

Love you dude, but gross.

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Originally Posted by smalltimer View Post
 

Hello - new poster here.  Over the last several weeks, I have gone through the whole Part II thread.   Feeling quite envious - I'm in a small metro area in the midwest and never see most of the brands mentioned here in stores let alone in our thrift stores - it is a big find to see a BB shirt where I am at :D.   

 

I'm going to be in Chicago area next week and will have some time to kill in between some meetings.  Wondering if any SF members would be nice enough to share any locations where I would have a higher probability of finding quality business basic clothing items (shirts, ties, suits/coats).  I will be in west and north burbs as well as downtown.

 

I'm not trying to steal anyone's spot or hoard a bunch of items for resale.  Just looking for places where I might be able to find items in my size while I am in the area.

 

If you would prefer to PM me that would be great!   Thanks for any advice in advance...


Try the Salvation Army on 2270 N. Clybourn, right off I-94. You can get used Charles Tyrwhitt, Thomas Pink and Jos. A. Bank shirts for $ 18.96 each.

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anybody interested in a pair of gustin skinny black selvedge 30x29/30 jeans? picked up a pair on the bay but my child bearing hips sayin' nah. PM if interested. i can do trades or sell them for what i paid.
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I wish these were real...









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Originally Posted by Chotii View Post

Other Pendleton items have really never moved for me, although there are vintage jackets that do well. In my area, vaguely vintage Pendleton plaid items are pretty much everywhere in the thrifts, and I leave them where they hang.

Exception: jackets and coats made from their blanket fabric. Also purses, bags, and totes. Always worth grabbing.


Flip talk:
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The board shirts and western shirts do okay. I had a SC that didn't sell last week, but a different one that will sell this week. I think the vintage MIUSA stuff does better than the newer outsourced stuff. I don't expect much out of the SCs, but I got them cheap enough that all I need is one bid.
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My problem is I can't tell the difference between any of the pendleton wool shirts. Wouldn't know a Board shirt from a campfire shirt if it slapped me in the face.

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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post
 

My problem is I can't tell the difference between any of the pendleton wool shirts. Wouldn't know a Board shirt from a campfire shirt if it slapped me in the face.

 

Here's what you need to know. 

 

The Trail Shirt – has a straight collar and elbow patches with one button-through pocket.
The Fireside Shirt – has a button down collar and one plain pocket.
The Lodge Shirt – has a straight collar and one pocket.
The Field Shirt – has the two button-through flap pockets.
The Board Shirt – the shirt prized by the Beach Boys, has a straight bottom, sport collar and two flap pockets. This shirt works as a shirt or a casual jacket.
The High Grade Western Shirt – has a snap front and cuffs with front and back peaked yokes.

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