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Mostly vintage finds yesterday with this being the highlight, in my opinion



post #29717 of 51002
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

put the phone down and kop that Schott in the mirror!!

Seriously
post #29718 of 51002
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


put the phone down and kop that Schott in the mirror!!

:smarmy:

 

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Originally Posted by Oscarm58 View Post


Seriously

:sarcasm:

 

A Schott Duffel?   only on order, i don't need to be stuck with it. got badass winterwear. but.... was actually looking for this:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

FRESSSSSSSHHHHHHH.... With the book and an extra link.


Edited by Thrift Vader - 2/13/16 at 6:00am
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no way! How much?
post #29720 of 51002
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

no way! How much?


for you? 40 clams plus postage sir.

post #29721 of 51002
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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post


Lol genius took the lowest one he could find.how about you post the other ones.
How about we make a bet.if Brian cant get at least 800 for this i will leave and never come back.
But if he does you pack your bags shut up and never post here again.
i wasnt gonna comment on your morning LV brag but since you like a good shit on parade.
You basically bragged that you paid OVER asking.you.OVER.PAID.
For what a dingy 80's garment bag.
Now im gonna guess they were asking a certain number.you must have doubled it or tripled even.you wanna know why they accepted,because they saw a sucker from a mile away.
Ive been to estate sales.i know the pricing i know the drill.
Now i know youre gonna try to puff out your chest at me and come at me hard.dont.

Edit: just to add.where and when did i say i found 11k?
I said i found an 11K coat.nowhere did i say thats what Iam expecting or even a tenth of that.
You are an embarassment.
Youre like the Kanye of thrifting.short on talent long on yapping with delusions of grandeur.thats what im gonna call you from now on, Janye

Wow man, I thought i was just gonna say a sentence, in response and pay this no mind like all ur shit, but you inspired me. I broke it all up for you so take your time. Oh and don't worry, not once was I remotely motivated to "go hard" at you. There was never even a desire or thought or care to. Partaking in a response like that would wind up with with some shit that looks like what you wrote. Not thought out or logical, just defensive, and angry, and the insanely evident goal of personal attack. You literally do the work for me. But what I decided to do was address all of your rant in an equal manner and fashion. Don't worry, I definitely, not once, felt the need to throw any shots. You just keep being you guy, that takes care of most the work, and what follows is my part, the easy part. I will warn you, the detailing of the situations, was too enticing, I got carried away, some stuff is longer than I wanted, I will understand if it takes time.

Part 1: The post I made stating at an observation about a "fact" you kept bragging about. Your really angry and defensive response to that. My response.. (Click to show)

First off, Whoa man.... this is an insanely angry/defensive/aggressive response to my post. I was merely stating that the coat isn't worth 11k, because the worth of something is simply directly related to value, and both these things just mean the amount that a person is willing to spend in order to own the good. So I was stating that you thrifted a beautiful coat, but stating, quite, a few times, that you thrifted a coat worth 11k is a wildly misleading statement, a repetively boasting about doing something you just didn't do. Forcing me to inquire as to see if your truly under this impression? You just like making this statement? If you believe this is a realistic number to aim for? etc.. and I simply draw parallels with two examples but heres a third just to switch things up, If I thrifted a new tag Zegna Trofeo suit did I just thrift a suit that's worth $3,200? Not a shot in hell, was the original retail of that suit when brand new and unworn around $3,200, yea it was. I state I never found anything in a thrift that was worth the same as it was brand new with tags unworn, because I haven't and unless were talking limited editions certain designs, or other exceptions like this, no one has, and no one ever begins to pretend they have, or carry on for a couple days that they have.

 

Now that is what happened, in detail, in my post. I also included a completed listing because I know your a fan of screen shots. And the idea I would search out the lowest sold one to post is ridiculous. I posted the first one that resembled your coat, the first and only one I saw. I didn't research it, didnt care to or need to. I felt I found a perfect example of the ebay market deciding open the value of a certain garment. Because thats a number that is in in the ballpark of being fairly accurate. Of course, photos, auction type, asking price, all these things can sway the ending price sure, but I found that to be perfectly comparably, perhaps even generous, because I provided an example of an item you don't own, I showed, the same style Brioni coat that is also camel color and comprised of pure cashmere, however i actually provided an example of one that is the new model and much more recent, and one that also doesn't have damage. This seems like a fair appraisal to me. 

 

The equally laughable as it is stupid proposed wager, easily the dumbest I've ever been been offered....And every reason why.....And my retirement plan (Click to show)
In regards to that bet (also another crazy extreme reaction seemingly made purely out of anger here, to what I said), in theory that would be a beat that if I were interestied in taking...IN THEORY, would be an easy decision to make, almost taking advantage, because the result of it would not be in your favor....HOWEVER WITH THAT THEORETICAL SCENARIO OUT OF THE WAY....In reality, I would literally have to be without question, straight up completely fucking retarded to even consider betting you in any regard would be something that's a good idea, as much as I already know what the it is worth and what IT SHOULD get. But do you think for one second I'm dumb enough to think you would let this shit just ride on chance and risk being shown up by someone? Especially that person being me? And it happening in such a public way for all to see? And then it resulting in you no longer allowed to frequent this thread that you literally need for your questions and your brags and your quest for validation? HAHAHAHA.... The auction wouldn't last 5 minutes before you'd have your wallet out, paypal up, and/or friend with an ebay account on the phone. You would spend every penny of that 800 dollars without a second thought, to win that bet. The fact that you even posed that as something is laughable. I also am 99% positive that even though I have no interest in this ludicrous wager, your still gonna make sure it goes for 800, even if its your 800, just so you can say you would have won and that you were right with that amount. So you have fun doing whatever it takes to try and have that go for 800, before you realize you gotta do it yourself, I hope it fits....OH AND ALSO JUST A HEADS UP Its damaged too, figured you'd like that divulged for 800.
 
Oh and the simple truth, beyond all else, is that nothing you do, or say is ever going to affect the way I live my life, because honestly I would flat out be unable to live with myself. If the wager was as insignificant as merely doing something for a day that you wanted, like just not going on here for a day for example. Would that be mindlessly easy task? Hell I've taken month breaks from this site, but that would be a sickening fucking day. Cuz I'm a man of my word, regardless of other party involved. So I would be forced to live with this. Now would I win in a world that you didn't allow you to have any ability to make sure I didn't? No fucking question, that number is fucking ludicrous. You do realize that I thrift, I consign, and I sell, curated selection of items don't you? Everyday right? That my inventory room is a sartorial fantasy land? I know the market and I know the value of things, and I also know that no matter the extent, if there is damage to garment, the resale takes a significant dive, across the board, straight up fact. If it's an honest listing that divulges this and showcases it, A practice I know Brain engages in being the caliber seller that he is? Without question. And people hate scrapes, nicks, and distress to the nap of their outer coats. Holes though? Those aren't appreciated too much either. With that said though I still couldn't do it. Because simply living a life, every day, with the knowledge that I have to stand by my word, to conform in any manner regardless of what it is, dictated by YOU, is a reality that could lead to be hurting myself. A peer who I respected? Then the bet would be interesting. But that doesn't describe you very well, not at all actually. Your behavior, to the entitlement you feel and operate in, your demeanor, maturity, oh and the fact that people can't address you like other people here, becuase like your response proves perfectly, you immediately resort to your favorite fucking past time, being a tough key with a keyboard, a internet fucking bully, doing so openly and happily with whomever whenever...I couldn't live with myself....No, WHEN I bow out from this Site, which who knows when that will be, cuz honestly, I have nothing to prove here to anyone, sharing is fairly pointless these days, and beyond the people that PM me and show immense gratitude for my help, posting answers just seems pointless also. I think I've showcased my fair share of effort in regards to sharing my knowledge....
 
ALL EXCEPT ONE LAST THING THOUGH..... 
 
As my last post, I will share, one last piece of information that at least a few people here may want to know so they can stop having certain high hopes at thrifts. Detailing the high end "thrift" furniture business, for everyone who isn't familiar. Maybe they would love to hear how the high end furniture "thrift game" is done. Where it comes from, how its acquired, how it's sold, why it's sold this way, that matter in which they sell it, the reasoning behind it and why it helps the thrift business. I won't forget any of it, Cuz hey, why not, you've taken blind shots at my business, so why don't I share in my last post, the business you engage in, One last share, I'll be thorough and break it down don't worry. But don't worry, I'm not going to blindly accuse you of anything, I don't have to do that. You will never even be referenced. it's a simple business and it operates in a fairly straight forward manner. The word thrift however is misleading, because it's close to the opposite of that. But I'll save all that for my last post. With that said, I can't claim responsibility for what people decide to think though. That's out of my control. I can just tell them how it operates. So I guess I got at least one thing left to post about...

 

 

A play by play. from start to finish. Of me coming into possession of that bag. And every reason why your insane baseless accusations, are so fucking stupid. (Click to show)
Why would I offer an amount that makes no sense to buy that bag? Why do I feel fine saying i paid up for it to make sure i sniped it? why would I bother owning it? I have a garment back and I sure as shit don't need a giant LV one. And this wasn't an estate sale, this was a private sale that was hosted by barneys buyers and reps and shoppers. Because you don't know I will tell you, they host these sales, and invite other private sellers to them, all for there personal clients whom they make a living by providing them with shit they went. I have contact info to one of these Barneys reps, because I saw an LV garment bag in sale photos and had to know the price. I contacted my rep, who in turn contacted the seller you relay my terms of sale depending, on quote, and to see if she would comply, Finding out the asking price for the bag was perfect, cuz it freely allowed me to operate within reason, to be sure I got it. I paid an amount for that bag that is laughable in comparison to its value. VALUE. The seller accepted my offer because clearly she was going to deal with discounts based on purchase amount, or asked to come down a little or whatever. But I didn't need to do that for what I offered, I knew I had a good shot straight up, i kicked in the bonus to solidify the deal, let them know I'm serious and will pay right away. To make sure they didn't favor there already loyal clients anyway. To get me a vintage piece of luggage that has a huge market demand, And allow them to sell one of their pieces individually, for a price they wanted to get for it instead of being bartered with or having to discount it if people bought a lot. Now with that all clearly explained, clear your mind and think purely from a place of logic. Does any of what transpired sound like a situation that I went into blind about, that I let myself get taken advantage of, or that I did something as ridiculous as pay 3 times the amount for the item? I have Louis Vuitton luggage already. Is there anything about me or the way I operate, talk, think, say, that pans me out to be some some fucking  wannabe dying for the chance to own some real Louis Vuitton? Did my bucket list get checked? No, this is how I spent an hour of my Thursday night, procuring a big ticket piece of inventory, quickly, efficiently, in a manner that was necessary to own it, allowing me the room to easily clear margins, with extremely high ceilings. The fact that you high light things like paying up or over paying or whatever, in efforts of discrediting my purchase proves your desperation to try and find something to use to attack. Do I find out price and then submit an offer to this person when they have an entire weekend full of clients coming, some specifically to this back and other vintage vuitton items....or do I find out the price, know the exact freedom I have to move, know no haggle would be appreciated, but I have the room to toss in a little extra in efforts of sealing the deal, all while having my margins easily cleared, with nothing but a high fucking ceiling to........fuck this, explaining business strategy to you and tactics is like talking to a wall. I PAID 9 TIMES ASKING, AND I'M GONNA LIST AT HALF IT'S AVERAGE VALUE.. WITH AN OPTION FOR BEST OFFER, BECAUSE I LIKE A QUICK FLIP AT SIGNIFICANT LOSSES, BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I DO. THAT'S THE TYPE OF BUSINESS MODEL I RUN.  

 

 

When you try to insult people you gotta be sure that if your claiming they did something, that that action doesn't sound fucking ludicrous. It goes against your what your trying to accomplish.

 

An extremely long, detailed paragraph, stating all the reasons your final comment is wrong, detailing why your wrong, thanking you for the nickname because the compliment is quite high praise, While all the while doubling as a metaphor as well. A dichotomy. The person who does and says what they believe and want and act with their vision in mind and doesn't fucking bullshit, simply never letting anyone dictate anything he does, never giving a fuck, And then there are the other people, not the critiques, the haters, the blind hatred... (Click to show)
Lastly, I don't think I received a compliment of that high praise for my thrifting. Kanye West is a fucking brilliant man. He is not only the most sought after hip hop producer in the entire world, his fashion line has already previewed the 3rd season, after 1 and 2 were nothing short immense successes. He was able to take a second tier sports brand and bring that shit to the main floor of the designer level at both Barneys, here and NY, and it's release was met with lines for blocks, traffic jams, and general chaos, all to buy his shit. Yohji Yamamoto couldn't even get adidas in the front door of Barneys. Kanye has it next to racks of Balmain, Commes des Garcons, Saint Laurent Paris, Ann Demeulemeester, Gucci, Dior Homme etc..The man is a genius. He completely did it all on his own, in his own way, vision, and style. He turned himself into a Global Icon, worth over $100,000,000, all by doing shit no one thought to do. His entire career, there is a single example of him doing something or releasing something, or creating something, that in anyway can be looked at as merely conforming to make money, doing something just like he, him, and They did etc... Not once. When you operate in a manner that results in you consistently releasing music, shoes, and now entire lines, that are all done in a way that has never been seen or done before, do you attract critics? Haters? Doubters? Absolutely. When everything you release alters the status quo, people are gonna make noise. Has he ever apologized or even given a single fuck to what THESE INSANELY PETTY HATERS have to say? Never. The man can be eccentric sure, most people throughout history, that have garnered the fame, attention, and wealth, that he has, are. Has everything the man released been a fucking homerun? No. 808s was not a good offering, and his most recent release, although unlike anything anyone has done or trying to do, that too is something that is debatable. It has it's moments, but other times your not so sure. Jay-Z released Vol 1. Nas had offerings like I Am. Do the greats release classics 100% of the time, no, however do the greats create their entire career on their own, achieving everything on their own, not just stay famous, but maintain relevancy in a manner that is unprecedented since his first major release, 13 years ago, and the entire time doing all of this, having the power and ability to define the entire Pop culture Zeitgeist? This man is an artist through and through, regardless of how you feel about him or his work, theres one thing that is obvious to everyone, and that's that he he doesn't give a fuck. And operates purely with his vision in mind, not a single other thing. The man is idolized in Pop culture, he is idolized in fashion, he has been declared an icon by major publications. He's released albums like Dark Fantasy, College Dropout, Dark Fantasy. He's been contracted to design sneaker lines for Louis Vuitton and Nike, not to mention what he's doing now. And right now, as we speak, news lines in worldwide current affairs across the board, includes a top story, simply, what Kanye is gonna name his album and when he's gonna announce that name. The main has earned the right to be whoever he wants and behave and react and conduct himself in whatever manner he wants. His creativity is immeasurable. And the shit that he forgets on a daily basis, is more creative, original, brilliant, than any endeavor you have probably ever embarked on your entire adult life. The mere fact that you dismiss him with a phrase of simply lacking talent is a fucking insightful reflection and says so much more about you than any words could ever do. Art is Art, it's beauty lies purely in the eye of the beholder, whether that art is manifested in music, clothing, or design, is regardless, because there will always be critiques to artists and always those who don't like offerings. And those people are within every right to dislike any individual thing he's done, or simply don't like him across the board and hes never released anything they liked. However even that harshest of critique knows the difference be between their opinion and reality, although the lines may be blurred, but they all still agree with the idea he is an artist and certainly one with talent. To say this man is short on talent is the most ludicrous and ignorant statement you made in your entire post. And that thing was filled with ignorance and ludicrous. So sincerely, thank you. I'm humbled with the comparison, and a nickname to go along with it would be fucking an honor. I cant really compare what I do much or nearly  as close to what he does, but thanks nonetheless. 

Now with all that said, spelled out, described, and used to draw metaphors about situations and peoples behavior, I have sufficiently, without question, finished speaking on this matter. The thorough nature I chose to write in, was just to be sure the entire picture was captured. I believe I have shared enough for 5 days with that, however, all of it seemingly needed to be explained and detailed. You may reply with whatever other accusations or declarations you wish. It doesn't matter. My point is made, and made, and made, and made. At first simply entertaining your post seemed like a waste of time, but this actually picking it apart, as well as detailing everything, just to help you understand, wasn't too bad. Enjoy.


Edited by Jompso - 2/13/16 at 6:36am
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post
 

 

 

Guys, Guise!!, no need to fight. i have one of these near my house. prolly at a somewhat similar, if not lower price.


oh wait, it's newer..... in fact close to mint. so there's plenty to go around. ;) 

do the dollar conversion, weigh that against the retail, and tell me if you think it's at a % you could live with....

That price isn't even in a realm close to what i would consider. Nice bag though.

post #29723 of 51002
Aint nobody got time to read all that.Id rather take a good shit.
Youre like the Kanye of thrifting,short on talent long on yapping.sprinkled with delusions of grandeur.as a matter of fact thats what im gonna call you now; Janye.
Now go get the meds script filled youre losing the plot again.
Me,Im gonna let this go so Uncle Spoo doesnt have to spank us.
But seriously dude get some help.
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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post

Aint nobody got time to read all that.Id rather take a good shit.
Youre like the Kanye of thrifting,short on talent long on yapping.sprinkled with delusions of grandeur.as a matter of fact thats what im gonna call you now; Janye.
Now go get the meds script filled youre losing the plot again.
Me,Im gonna let this go so Uncle Spoo doesnt have to spank us.
But seriously dude get some help.
In all fairness....college dropout was a great album. Carry on
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Originally Posted by winny94 View Post

To be fair, you did say "worth 11k usd". It's worth $400-$800.

Dummy when did i say i found 11k?
I said i found an 11K coat worth retail.nowhere did i say thats what Iam expecting or even a tenth of that.ive been thrifting 15 years you think the concept of depreciation has eluded me?
Man you love to carry Janyes jockstrap.let the guy fight his own fight.
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Originally Posted by kbadgley84 View Post

In all fairness....college dropout was a great album. Carry on

Even a dumbass can get lucky once,well twice he is banging Kimmy.
post #29727 of 51002
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Originally Posted by kbadgley84 View Post

In all fairness....college dropout was a great album. Carry on

Kanye has 3 legit classics.
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Originally Posted by Jompso View Post
 

That price isn't even in a realm close to what i would consider. Nice bag though.


*ahem. Did i kop it? no. if it had some "patina" or liveable watermarks/scratches? i'd be all over it for $300 flat.

 

fuck it, imma take y'all on a walk today. you need to learn son, you don't know my thrift. same as i don't know yours, or another members. from day 1. I have been a serious player. I make dreams come true. thrift to order. and am the guy members turn to when they actually want something special. Because it's a safe bet, with no dice rolling. I can get it, or I can't. and if i don't know? i will pass you to the expert in that field. you missed out on meeting 38R.....    I am tha Muthafuggin' dark side of Thrift...  and as a guy who has no interest in suits? i can thrift you into submission son. yeah, you got some game, and in your hood? it makes sense. when you are trying to fight with dudes in a different "realm" you got nothing. respect each player for the game they bring.

 

wanna pick on me? i spent enough money to finance a M3 in the last 3 months to build my Thrifted dream car. and will for the next 3 months. so my thrift has slowed. but can tell you right now... i will make somebody's dreams come true, for every Kiton you find.  Because that's what i do.

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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post


*ahem. Did i kop it? no. if it had some "patina" or liveable watermarks/scratches? i'd be all over it for $300 flat.

fuck it, imma take y'all on a walk today. you need to learn son, you don't know my thrift. same as i don't know yours, or another members. from day 1. I have been a serious player. I make dreams come true. thrift to order. and am the guy members turn to when they actually want something special. Because it's a safe bet, with no dice rolling. I can get it, or I can't. and if i don't know? i will pass you to the expert in that field. you missed out on meeting 38R.....    I am tha Muthafuggin' dark side of Thrift...  and as a guy who has no interest in suits? i can thrift you into submission son. yeah, you got some game, and in your hood? it makes sense. when you are trying to fight with dudes in a different "realm" you got nothing. respect each player for the game they bring.

wanna pick on me? i spent enough money to finance a M3 in the last 3 months to build my Thrifted dream car. and will for the next 3 months. so my thrift has slowed. but can tell you right now... i will make somebody's dreams come true, for every Kiton you find.  Because it's what i do.

Lyrics to Kanye's next song? wink.gif
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*Pulls up thrift thread, reads a few posts*

 

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