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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I can honestly say I have no bad passes. Ive always erred on the side of Kop now, ask questions later.

But near misses, I can clearly remember walking into a store, grabbing my cart and seeing some tall hipster looking lanky dude walking out. We locked eyes, then he did an immediate pivot, ran back to the coat rack, and darted for this leather moto jacket and scooted right to the cashier and paid. I have no idea what it was but that will always piss me off not knowing what that was.

Clearly, he recognized the realness and it shook him to his core.
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When I first started thrifting, before I knew any better, I passed on 2 Anthony Sinclair suits (he did Connery's suits for the early Bonds.) Wish I had that back. Think about it all the time when I go to that store.
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Clearly, he recognized the realness and it shook him to his core.

when he uses my name, he better put some respeck on it.
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I once passed on what I think was a Loro Piana Horsey coat. I had no idea at the time...... ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif Other than that, I almost always do like Spoo and buy now, ask questions later. It helps that the thrifts here are pretty cheap.
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Brooks Bros 1818 Madison suit, 42R

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Brooks Bros 1818 Madison blazer, 46R

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Brooks Bros 1818 Regent cotton khaki blazer, 44R

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Carroll & Co gren? I think? made in italy silk weave
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Thorough-Stitch linen/cotton chambray naval shirt
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post #35136 of 51124

I left a Leonard Logsdale because it had a hole.

post #35137 of 51124
My only regret isn't so much a pass as a dumb move. Was in a small store a few minutes before closing and thought I was alone, so I put one oil painting down to look at another. Woman comes from around the corner, snatched up the one I just put down, and buys it. Looked up the artist later and it would have been $2k+...made money on the other one, but not that much.


Anyway, not a bad day





Orvis is avaulable. It's this one: http://m.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=6t47
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^ Carroll is a grenadine and a beautiful color at that.
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

Orvis is avaulable. It's this one: http://m.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=6t47

I found that same bag last month. I have no idea how to ship it, you can fit a body in there. I may just put it on Craigslist.
post #35140 of 51124
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


I found that same bag last month. I have no idea how to ship it, you can fit a body in there. I may just put it on Craigslist.

I thought you had the Magnum bag? I don't think this is the Magnum. I sold the bag you had a couple years ago. I can't remember what kind of engineering that took but it took two boxes. :smarmy:

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I thought you had the Magnum bag? I don't think this is the Magnum. I sold the bag you had a couple years ago. I can't remember what kind of engineering that took but it took two boxes. mwink%5B1%5D.gif

whatever was the biggest one they make. Battenkill.
post #35142 of 51124
I've been a buy it now ask questions later kinda guy for awhile now, so I don't have any glaring passes I can remember. Either that or I've just blocked them out of my memory smile.gif

When I was getting started thrifting though I would pass the entire suit rack as I never wore jackets. Who knows what I was missing out on back then.
post #35143 of 51124
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I found that same bag last month. I have no idea how to ship it, you can fit a body in there. I may just put it on Craigslist.

Are you putting that in the heading? Seems appropriate for Craigslist.


..as for regretting a pass, I have to say it was a a Rado watch. I confused it with Skagen for the valuation so skipped due to the $60 price tag. I don't have very many regrets though since I started using a shopping cart. Not only is it good for blocking, but I use the child seat as a hold for items I'm not sure about. You can always put something back on the rack, but can't put something in your cart once someone else has it in theirs. I run things over in my mind as I shop, give it a few minutes to not make a hasty decision.
post #35144 of 51124
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Originally Posted by MIkesChevelle View Post
 

Walked into the store as these were hitting the floor, single donor. Bought it all so they offered half off for doing so. To bad the shoes are to narrow :(

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

size of shoes ? and are they and ties available ?

post #35145 of 51124
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Originally Posted by dukedishin View Post

This question has come up every once and a while but fun to revisit:

What was your worst pass?

Can't recall any specific item (which is probably a good thing, because that means it wasn't a big enough loss for me to still mourn), as most thrift stores around here have a 7 day return policy. Even in the days before cell phones I usually bought, researched and then either sold/kept/returned.

What really tends to haunt me seeing what I missed. Watching that stack of records walk out the door with a copy of Hendrix's Electric Ladyland with the banned U.K. nude cover on top. Choosing to flip through one create of records while another guy digs through the one next to me and pulls out a mint original copy of the Velvet Underground w/ Nico (with the unpeeled banana sticker, no less). Choosing one end of a "New Arrival" rack and getting a few RLPL shirts while the flipper lady grabs a Loro Piana (actual LP mainline) cashmere coat right out from under my nose. I could go on and on. Painful, painful memories I tell ya.
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