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post #33961 of 51002
Here's an example of the random surplus they would sell. Most were sold in stores rather than in the catalog.



A few more pages for those interested (Click to show)




post #33962 of 51002

was it a jeep or an OG land cruiser?

 

EDIT: sorry for the stupid question. i googled it. jeep:

 


 

Warning: merchandising! (Click to show)

 

post #33963 of 51002

yup. 

post #33964 of 51002
Late to the game but congrats kgbadgley!

And Hans that Womens Etro is KiLLER
post #33965 of 51002

When your day starts with you showing up to your first appointment so late that you give the other person a pair of NWOTs selvedge RRLs, and Band shirt, and an Our Legacy shirt and still feel guilty, you are fucking loosing....

 

However having a businness meeting right next to one of the last legit Goodwills in the city? Well allows for a little fun afterward, HOWEVER, it reminded me that today was the day in which I HAVE TO THRIFT THE CITY NO CHOICE, FOR THIS WEEKEND.....

 

EVERY OTHER SUNDAY A MONTH IS GOING TO NEVER BE THE SAME..... (Click to show)
I feel bad publicizing this event to you all because if anything else, it will declare every other Sunday of the month in So Cal, nothing short of An Epic Thrifters event. Beginning with the Wold Famous Rose Bowl Swap Meet, where I will attent purely to see the market and purchasies made by dumb fucking 18 year old kids for 1000 vtg Polo shit, however this fun will be followed by what is intended to be business, but I don't know what's gonna happen, the beginning of So-Cal Connect Partnership.....Our homie from SD, Lo Life, Playdice not only becomes only the fourth person in over 9 months with the address, but he will be granted access to a CIA Black Site, aka Twenty/Ten Clothing Offices, and what will follow is a lengthy meeting simply going through all my stuff and whatever, us going through all the Polo and the first haul I have prepared to start things off with and allow him to take it all in. He's gonna unload his trunk andgive me a bunch of PlayDice diope shit I will never need tet always want, Then merely allowing for cocceptualizing, visualizing and understanding. His designer requests are what I do, the rest of his industry, well I fucking hate it, Today was the day I had planned to go blind, and see if I could possibly thrift for hiim. I live my life and conduct my business daily with a goal to never sell anything that would ever wind up in a hipsters hand..HOWEEVVERR......
Logically a stupid =thrifting approach, however, but hey I guess some good things happen for a couple....Essentially as easy as a 3 point check list and your done. (Click to show)

I know 99% of us essentially approach thrfting with a a strategy that is generally quite similar, Our goals, our methods, maximizing time, priorizing categoeies, etc...]

 

However, I can't say for sure cuz I truly do not know I just sorta assume, But a couple a regular contributors may also practice a thrifting strategy that is quite literally the opposite of nearly everyonne, and of course don't utilize it foreverything,but essentially instead of using knowledge obtained about clothing to dictate your purchasee decision, you instead utilize a seemingly undesirable trait, generally a lack of knowledge of certain goods, yet being able to use this lack of knowledge to identify shit to thrift, purely using a scale or check list that results in most likely a item worthy of thrifting, perhaps an unfamiliarity with the brand, perhaps traits that display obvious quality, or perhaps sheer confusion and not understanding, An inability to ceptualize this items value in social setting or whatever......ESSENTIALLY being able to approach thrifting in a manner usuing analytical though, to deduct all the charactersitics it possesses that most likely equals value....

 

This strategy may make zero sense, Honestly realistically speaking, in general it doesn't, and if the glass slipper doesn't fit then I guess I've been under the wrong assumption and it isn;t used, WELL, NOT TILL TODAY.... so even if these guys can't claim an ability to utilize this strategy to acquire goods, they get thanked because they inspired my ability to do so. Which resulted in a 4 stop afternoon haul, 1/2 being classic menswear stuff=logical, classic, tradtional thrifting approach, the rest of the time was spent blindly acquring Playdice shit, never texting him one, blindly using this system to merely be ablle to accept there's a market for this shit, anessentially 1-3 thing checklist, w 4 being a Playdice Grail Item ...Ill explain...

 

If the item sucks a lot and some hipster would wear, it I know to cop it cuz he can get money for it. If its loud, logo'd out vintage shit that is truly ugly and fucking hipsters would cop that shit, I know to cop it 3. If an items mere existence results a offensive reaction or  in sheer confusion, and the idea of a demand results in further confusion, then some hipster what wear it, cop it. 4 Is items he requested that are obvious yesses, or items that result in a emotional response that I can't control and don't know how to react, then it's probably some horrible shit a hipster would think is cool and I cop it........And like that I thrift like Playdice

 

The first day in application, I was able to thrift a fucking Playdice Grail Item, after one for me, followed by the same event aocurring 2 more times....Ethically speaking, I'd honestly rather be a drug dealer with an esclusively grade school clientele...monetarily though, fuck it...

 

And I will absolutley break you off with the pics proving my adoption oh their occassional techniqe.....Dr. Jekyl/Mr. Hyde thrifting generally seems like a complete waste of time, but one day a week, I gotta get weird...

 

Pics are comin soon......

 

Oh and PS for those who received my 10 chapter book the other day. Yes, the entire day at evey stop, avtively thrifted them and bought them......the addiction is real

post #33966 of 51002
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yup. 
What kind of person gives those away, especially NIB? I swear.
post #33967 of 51002

I've seen a couple new pairs of Allen Edmonds at thrift stores over the years, except the stores wanted $100+ for them. Doesn't feel very thrifty at that point.

post #33968 of 51002
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Originally Posted by ExHack View Post


What kind of person gives those away, especially NIB? I swear.

The very best kind, the people who don't know their size or willingly buy a size off, under the belief that this will either not be noticeable, or nothing they can't deal with. Then these truly cheap people get to experience what life is like when you spend your entire time tryng to pinch every fucking penny ever......there mere that that "Sometimes it is cheaper to spend more"

 

My grandpa coined that quote. Real Talk.

 

So now they wore them awhole day trying to cinvce themselves they will break in and be ok and then they accept defeat and donate. I've come up on a ton of AE that receieved this exact treament from their orignal owner. You won't find it otherwise, because people paying up for Alden are truly paying for quality, and they are getting their goddamn feet measured, so they know their exact size cuz they are not dumb. AE market, the chepeast customer in th game

post #33969 of 51002
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Originally Posted by Jompso View Post

The very best kind, the people who don't know their size or willingly buy a size off, under the belief that this will either not be noticeable, or nothing they can't deal with. Then these truly cheap people get to experience what life is like when you spend your entire time tryng to pinch every fucking penny ever......there mere that that "Sometimes it is cheaper to spend more"

My grandpa coined that quote. Real Talk.

So now they wore them awhole day trying to cinvce themselves they will break in and be ok and then they accept defeat and donate. I've come up on a ton of AE that receieved this exact treament from their orignal owner. You won't find it otherwise, because people paying up for Alden are truly paying for quality, and they are getting their goddamn feet measured, so they know their exact size cuz they are not dumb. AE market, the chepeast customer in th game

I suppose that if it weren't for people with more money than sense, there would be nothing to snap up.

I see a fair number of AEs in the thrifts, ranging from near-new to well-used (enough that even a recrafting is often too late for them), but never Alden. You raise an interesting point that AE is kind of the threshold brand for people who don't want to buy glued-together, bonded-leather garbage made by slave children in China (hey look, Kenneth Cole is having a sale at the outlet mall!) They either bring lower class habits to that purchase (either disposability or wearing them into the ground without proper maintenance), or treat them with the respect they deserve, but Alden buyers already understand these things.
post #33970 of 51002
White cotton SC from RL, 38R. Can't find the country of origin. Some yellow stain around the collar, should come out with dry cleaning. Available.



post #33971 of 51002
Hackett 2pc morning suit, 44R. Available


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post #33972 of 51002
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Originally Posted by kbadgley84 View Post

Not crazy at all, still digging through old ass metal baseball bated lookin for the grail Easton posted like two years ago

Yup, that was my Easton Z-CORE, find a couple every year. PM me if you have any questions on baseball gear. Glad to help
post #33973 of 51002
Congrats, kbadgley84! Enjoy every painful moment.
post #33974 of 51002
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Here's an example of the random surplus they would sell. Most were sold in stores rather than in the catalog.


  A few more pages for those interested (Click to show)




 

For those interested and seeking more info along these lines, check out: 

 

http://scottcadams.com/bananarepublic/

post #33975 of 51002
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Dat Weekender :drool:

 

Cool!  Their background story is interesting.  It seemed like such a unique store to visit before the GAP purchase.

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