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Doc, shame on you.
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That could have been a small wallet, at least!
or could have lined a corner of Spoo's closet
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or could have lined a corner of Spoo's closet

I totally forgot to update you guys on that.

So, the original plan was to make a croc/gator/python floor in my home closet. But once we had the plans to open the store, I wanted to utilize the skins in the store somehow.

Not too long after taking over the space that is the LuxeSwap boutique, there was a local Mens Warehouse that was going out of business. They were selling all their fixtures and they had an awesome tie table. We needed one for the store, obviously, but it was this horrible pale blonde wood (our store theme mimics our auctions with a black and white design). So I got the table for like 50 bucks and contacted a local artisan to help turn the belts into part of the table. He took the belts (it was literally like 4 giant tupperware containers full), cut all the buckles off, and began the process of a degrade effect of applying the belts. For the tops of the pillars, we used some croc handbags I thrifted too :



The table was awesome, but needed to be black (I had thought there was a darker effect when I told him to do a degrade), so we painted them all black and here is the end result. Kind of a rushed photo but you get the idea. The whole table is either croc, python, lizard, alligator or other snake. a great exotic table. The guy said he had 4 figure offers to buy it when it was in his store waiting for me to pick it up. Looks like Ill still have to keep Kopping skin belts to sell one!

Thank you to all of you who sent me exotic belts for the project - it means a lot to me. A community who stands behind me to help, thrifting, skins, teamwork, and something luxe. All the things I love wrapped up into one!


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Just a couple things today, both available

Our Legacy size 52
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RRL 32x32
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Had a furniture kick lately, I guess. Ritts Tropitan bamboo lounge chair. Didn't have a cushion with it but I still picked it up. I've seen some ridiculous asking prices on these, but probably keeping for personal use for now.



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So rad @SpooPoker
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Originally Posted by aging in rhythm View Post

Just a couple things today, both available


RRL 32x32

Do those run like other RRL and fit like a 34/35?
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@SpooPoker More like 34x32.5 satisfied.gif
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I just read the post about the passing of @hbkshin .  Just heartbreaking.  Dude had me consistently cracking up with his comments and memes.  He will definitely be missed.  Just remember, it may not seem like it at the time, but it always gets better.

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Any idea on the maker of this chambray workwear shirt?  Google came up empty.  Seems well made.

 


 

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POP! On Church's Custom Grade!

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Well we may not wear shoes or have air conditioning in Mississippi but every once in a while some decent stuff turns up. All from once junky store.




2@ Kiton 7 fold ties
Zegna Napoli couture xxx silk woven
Isaia 7 fold
Sea turtle boots
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Originally Posted by Brantley11 View Post

Well we may not wear shoes or have air conditioning in Mississippi but every once in a while some decent stuff turns up. All from once junky store.




2@ Kiton 7 fold ties
Zegna Napoli couture xxx silk woven
Isaia 7 fold
Sea turtle boots

 

Was all that from that one store where I got all of those Robert Talbott BOC ties?

I cringe when I see that Isaia... I left behind several of those today that were priced at $12.50 -25%. Why? Because, tomorrow, they will be $12.50 -50%. And, of course, they will probably be gone. Oh well...

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Was all that from that one store where I got all of those Robert Talbott BOC ties?
I cringe when I see that Isaia... I left behind several of those today that were priced at $12.50 -25%. Why? Because, tomorrow, they will be $12.50 -50%. And, of course, they will probably be gone. Oh well...

No, that store hasn't turned up anything in ages. These turned up at another spot that is totally junky. My total for the 5 items was $16.20
Edited by Brantley11 - 6/2/16 at 4:31pm
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I was in a store that normally doesn't yield anything, but was close to where I needed to pick up a watch being repaired. As I was strolling the aisles finding nothing, I thought to myself, I keep coming here because I always feel like this is a place where I could find vintage Polo or big E Levis. The Polo is from this week, but not from that store...

 

found these no more than a minute after I had that thought

 

 

 

 

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found these no more than a minute after I had that thought

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967-69 range... Cool stuff!

 

http://www.vintagemotorcyclejackets.com/501xx-tags.htm

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