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Everything looks legit.
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I've been fortunate to have witnessed pure aggressive greediness in full force only once. At opening, couple guys run to the suit racks and literally empty the suit racks, taking suits from the racks by the handful and throw them into the cart. I was speechless.

Minnesota is pretty passive-aggressive. I've had my run-ins where I've had to step it up a notch, but mostly folks just grunt at each other or sigh really loudly in frustration. We have rack vultures too though and they seem to get worse and worse by the day. LA is the worst I've seen. I've seen fist-fights break out there.

A new bin of records was sitting out like someone had just picked through it. Found this guy and thought "Haha, whoever picked through this wasn't thorough enough".






Then noticed it felt a little light....

Jokes on me. Pristine cover and inner sleeve (not a corner ding on the cover, nor a seam split on the sleeve) with no vinyl! ffffuuuu.gif

Went through every LP in the box looking for it. No such luck. My guess in a worker in the back wanted it, but since they can't buy it until their shift is over and it hits the floor, they snuck the record out and hid it. They've been known to do that with shoes at that particular store (hide the mate somewhere until their shift is over).
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Originally Posted by thebuddahman View Post

Urgent auth check please as I'm in the field:



I got a fake vibe. No other tags anywhere. Quality wasn't special. Small ape head logo on breast. A black jacket with elastic cuffs and bottom. White stripes down sleeve.

??

 

Fake.

Bape always have these Nowhere Co. Ltd. company address and phone numbers on them. Actually, all the Japanese pieces I've handled all have either phone numbers, address, or at least their company logo.


Also, compare the outline of the ape to this tag. Noticed the difference? That's another quick and dirty way to tell if it's real when in the field. But the new AAPE stuff no longer belongs to Nowhere. I think it's tagged IT? Not sure. I always pass on those. Found a pair of selvedge once but it was AAPE and not OG Bape. Pass unless that was a mistake...

 

 

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Originally Posted by Spruce Moose View Post

Cop for 20$? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Pretty big size

Pass. I might pick it up for $5. But prolly will pass. 

 

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


Indonesia.

Oh yeah, not LVC.

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@SomethingsFishy

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Originally Posted by Takai View Post

Question for the Cooks, and Chefs here; Im looking at picking up a custom, or "Custom" Paring knife. Main trio of knives I find myself using these days are a very vintage(50s/60s era) Chicago Cutlery Slicer, a Henckel Twin four star II Santoku, and a Twin four star II Pairing knife. Gradually I am going to attempt to replace these with much nicer versions from various places. I was looking at kopping a Carter Muteki Paring/petty, and I keep trying to talk myself out of it, but really havent seen anything that draws me quite as much. 

tl:dr- Anyone have any suggestions on great paring/petty knives for ~150-300 shipped range?
Shun
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Originally Posted by kbadgley84 View Post


Shun

Any suggestions on which line of Shun to look at?

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Originally Posted by Takai View Post

Any suggestions on which line of Shun to look at?
That's a thought question to answer, I'm a huge fan of shun but I don't know which kinufe u like until I am able to lick it up and see how it fits in my hand
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Originally Posted by namdaemun View Post
 

For once, I agree with jompso

And a weight has be lifted off my shoulders, thank god..

 

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Originally Posted by Bon Vivant Life View Post
 

It is against GW company policy to set aside items for a particular customer. So if that rack of hold items was there, they are violating GW policy. I know of two people in my area who have been fired from GW for this, and there was no $$$ exchanged as far as I know. The GW's around me will not let you pick a rolled out rack, you have to wait until they put it on main racks, the reason being is that everyone is supposed to have a fair chance at it. I also know people who have been banned for picking racks or bins before they were unloaded.

Went a little long... (Click to show)

Well it's not company policy, seemingly store policies in your area though. Goodwill the company, essentially franchises locations to private owners who operate under their name. However to operate under their name, there are a few company mandates all locations must comply with, and these rules like never giving deals or discounts at the register that aren't part of a promoted sale, or everything is priced as is, no exceptions, no holding etc.. are actually all in order to maintain their Brand Image, that is being the store that caters to, and cares most about, the less fortunate. So I guess they would be the exception to the rule, because it's a waste of time and resources to have a preferred client list when your best customers are the poorest people...and us.. However the back door of Goodwill and the front operate in two totally different manners. The backdoor business conforms with a classic retail strategy but that's a whole other thing..


Edited by Jompso - 2/11/16 at 3:48am
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Originally Posted by kbadgley84 View Post


That's a thought question to answer, I'm a huge fan of shun but I don't know which kinufe u like until I am able to lick it up and see how it fits in my hand

I completely understand this, and its actually the thing that is most holding me back from ordering the Carter right now. I have no idea how it will feel, before I throw down.

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I don't know which kinufe u like until I am able to lick it up ...

Don't do that.
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Bought a pair of AE cole shell penny loafers size 9 off the bay but they're a little too big. Anyone willing to trade for an 8 1/2? PM me if interested.
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Originally Posted by Spruce Moose View Post

Passed on a lot today. Is the Zegna real? 

Yes the tag is legit, as is the tie. I am not familiar with that little attached black rectangular tag though, but with it looking like some sort of reference number and the first two letters being CA, I'm going to safely assume this is in reference to your country and added to their imports there.

 

Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

I've been fortunate to have witnessed pure aggressive greediness in full force only once. At opening, couple guys run to the suit racks and literally empty the suit racks, taking suits from the racks by the handful and throw them into the cart. I was speechless.

Minnesota is pretty passive-aggressive. I've had my run-ins where I've had to step it up a notch, but mostly folks just grunt at each other or sigh really loudly in frustration. We have rack vultures too though and they seem to get worse and worse by the day. LA is the worst I've seen. I've seen fist-fights break out there.

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Thrift fit:



Zegna 10 Pockets SC
Incotex
Gutteridge shirt
Atmosphere cash/wool tie from 2014 Thriftmas
Brooks Bros PS E-thrifted from @SpooPoker
Cheaney shoes
Trafalgar belt

All thrifted.
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Trying to reorganize, so not enough time to photo everything. I went out looking for more Laura Piano today. Didn't find her, but found a few of her Italian cousins. I am hoping these are all SCs. I didn't find pants and was there until the warehouse staff left.



Canali label (Click to show)

(I'll post full pics of the SCs tomorrow. Needed to get organized today and didn't have time to set up for photos.)


Sick DB Boss LP Zelander chalkstripe flannel suit.



Some Park Aves, another Sulka, and an EZ.



Not pictured: Vintage Brooks Brothers triple patch 3-roll-2 navy blazer.
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So both of these are under the 1% rule...

Jean Shop Distressed Unlined Suede Trucker Jacket

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Louis Vuitton Boite A Tout Jewelry Trunk

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Ahem... http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Louis-Vuitton-LV-Monogram-Boit-A-Tout-Hard-Trunk-Case-Cosmetic-Jewelry-Box-/141857860114?hash=item2107632a12:g:6xAAAOSwZ1lWd5YB
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