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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome) - Page 2006post #30077 of 601532/16/16 at 8:24am
Just a few things today, all available.
EU58R Lubiam for Harrods navy subtle POW super 150s suit. Really nice, loads of handwork. It's missing a button but more importantly I missed the little hole by the shoulder til just now.
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Brunello Cucinelli longwings, UK8.post #30078 of 601532/16/16 at 8:32ampost #30079 of 601532/16/16 at 8:38amQuote:Originally Posted by HansderHund
A bit late to the conversation, but I'll add that I, too, have a compulsion to rehang/pick up things. Part of it is because it takes two seconds to do it and I may as well since I'm standing there anyway, and the other part is that I'm such a regular, I'd hate to get the reputation of being "that guy."
One time, I was hanging a few pieces and the guy that obviously left them there asked me a question. I said "Oh, I don't work here," and he looked a bit puzzled and said "Oh, then why are you hanging things?" I simply said "Because I'm not an asshole." It took him a second, but I think he got the point.
Like Spoo, I also don't give away my hand. It's always "I like the color/pattern," or "Yeah, it seemed nice!" The stores I visit are small and I'm known at most of them. They know I go for the better stuff and I'm pretty sure one store prices things based on what I buy. They notice a brand that I buy and the next time it's marked up quite a bit. Frustrating since I'm pricing myself out of my own market.
If you were late to the conversation, I am REALLY late! I don't think I am OCD. In fact, if you saw my office you would know I am not. But, it drives me crazy to see things on the floor and I always pick them up too. I operate under the assumption it is not only good Thrift Karma to clean up a little, but I also secretly hope some item on the floor is the grail item I am looking for. One time an employee saw me doing this and she was really grateful. In fact, she let me keep the hangers for the suits I was buying (and they NEVER allow that).
Whenever anyone asks me about what I like or what I am buying, I say something similar. It usually comes up at an estate sale where I have located a bunch of suits/pants/shirts and the person checking me out looks at me (6'3" 265) and then the 42R suits and gives me an odd look. I usually say something about how my brother wears this size and he wears suits a lot. That usually satisfies them.post #30080 of 601532/16/16 at 8:47ampost #30081 of 601532/16/16 at 8:49ampost #30082 of 601532/16/16 at 9:03ampost #30083 of 601532/16/16 at 9:11ampost #30084 of 601532/16/16 at 9:25amQuote:Thomas Burberry was a diffusion line that didn't last long, don't think anyone took the time to fake it since the price point was pretty low to begin witj
Edit: that hang tag looks suspect tho. Shit might be fake after allpost #30085 of 601532/16/16 at 9:36ampost #30086 of 601532/16/16 at 9:50amQuote:
The t shirt will make a comfortable pyjama top after all. The gang tag spelt "Knight" wrong so definitely fugazzi.post #30087 of 601532/16/16 at 9:54amQuote:Originally Posted by SpooPoker
i think I care more about the people in there than about the items. Its like a game of chess.
This dude over here? Flipping sports jerseys. Competition level - 1
Tall guy, stoner looking? Flipping T Shirts. Competition level - 2 (makes quick scan for polo bear shirts)
That lady? Homeless. Competition level - 0
Gangly looking dude? Flipping pottery and furniture - competition level - 3 (scans for Goyard and LV trunks and briefcases)
Squadron of shellac haired Mexican kids in jeans aisle? Looking for wide leg True Religions for party that night - competition level - 0
Dude in polo hat, blazer and OCBD looking at shoes? Competition level 8 - go to Defcon 4, throw Smurfs blanket on top of haul in basket, do not pass go, go directly to overdrive and sportcoats/outerwear
once youve seen your enemy you can then commence fire
Great description! But, Defcon 4 would be relatively peaceful.
I know there are flippers here in Wichita, but the ones I see most of the time are flipping through the jeans and T-Shirts (things I know nothing about and have not had good luck with. I saw a kid (maybe 14-15) in a thrift that had a huge collection of SC and Suits. From afar, I could see him opening up the jackets and I thought he was looking at labels. I was impressed with a kid that age doing that. But, when I got closer I realized he was just reaching in to check the pockets for stuff left by the donor. He saw me watching him and he said "last week I found a $20 bill and a bunch of gum!"
A couple weeks ago there was a guy ahead of me flipping through suits and he got to one and said "Yes! Haggar!" I am not kidding. This was a grown man and he thought he struck gold with Haggar. I saw him later checking out and he had the same suit and a bunch of Shitty pants and told the cashier it was all Haggar! When I checked the suits, he had left me a Zegna 15MilMil.
I have never seen a LV or Goyard Trunk in a thrift. I would have to restrain myself from knocking every old lady out of the way to get to it. I would feel bad about it, but if I see one in a thrift, no one is getting it but me!post #30088 of 601532/16/16 at 10:14am
I am guessing that is a dig at the Republican's being the party of white people. I put together a huge post, then realized I was doing the same thing I was upset about. This is a Political free zone, there are dozens of threads for your witty comments. Please don't clutter this thread with Political discussions.post #30089 of 601532/16/16 at 10:19amQuote:Originally Posted by Shoeluv
I am guessing that is a dig at the Republican's being the party of white people. I put together a huge post, then realized I was doing the same thing I was upset about. This is a Political free zone, there are dozens of threads for your witty comments. Please don't clutter this thread with Political discussions.
Apparently, it's a humor-free zone as well? Seriously, why are people so sensitive lately?post #30090 of 601532/16/16 at 10:22am
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Clarks Chukka, sad these do not fit.
Cutting this Longines loose, had it checked out at the jeweler, and their watch guy quoted me about double what I was willing to pay for repair.
On the bright side, my Great Aunt told me yesterday she has my Great Great Great Grandfathers pocket watch that she wants me to have. It hasn't been used since he was living (30s) so she wants to have it serviced before she gives it to me. Can't wait to see it! I have no #brodeetz on it yet.
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