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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


i admit to this too. I need to park in the same place (but different if my last stop there was unsuccessful), wear the same shoes, follow the same routine. Kind of like not having sex before a game, or not changing your underwear or something.

I almost always wear the same shirt on my super loops, unless it was unlucky the time before. 

 

I'm also superstitious about stopping at stores that were not in my planned route, I feel like if I happen upon a new store or throw in an additional unplanned store, there is always something that really makes extra stop worth making.

 

A few of my stops are cash only. I seemed go to those stores with no cash in my pocket and found a bunch of decent stuff. The one or two times when I was actually prepared, I found nothing. So now I always go without cash, then put the items behind the counter to head the the ATM.

 

I even used to never use a shopping cart, riding on the unpreparedness thing again. That was until I developed the thrifters elbow last year from holding dozens of tweeds for hours a day.

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I almost always wear the same shirt on my super loops, unless it was unlucky the time before. 

I'm also superstitious about stopping at stores that were not in my planned route, I feel like if I happen upon a new store or throw in an additional unplanned store, there is always something that really makes extra stop worth making.

A few of my stops are cash only. I seemed go to those stores with no cash in my pocket and found a bunch of decent stuff. The one or two times when I was actually prepared, I found nothing. So now I always go without cash, then put the items behind the counter to head the the ATM.

I even used to never use a shopping cart, riding on the unpreparedness thing again. That was until I developed the thrifters elbow last year from holding dozens of tweeds for hours a day.

I agree with this, but it completely fucks with my OCD routine keeping, so I'm very torn on how to proceed with such a dilemma.
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I agree with this, but it completely fucks with my OCD routine keeping, so I'm very torn on how to proceed with such a dilemma.

Me too, but 9 times out of 10, I decide make the extra stop at the last second.

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E-thrift came in. Well, I think it is considered an e-thrift. Got this from Tweedydon over at AAAC. Very pleased and he was a pleasure to deal with.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Me too, but 9 times out of 10, I decide make the extra stop at the last second.
I do too.
post #37866 of 51165
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post
 


In terms of thrifting, Knoxville sucks big fat donkey dicks. Considering a population of almost 200,000, it is by far the weakest mid-size city that I have ever visited.

 

Thanks! Saved me my first thrift trip savings. Is Nashville worth it? 

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As promised for @SpooPoker

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Original oil on canvas from Tadeo Zavaleta.
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well those aren't cheap!!!!
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I even used to never use a shopping cart, riding on the unpreparedness thing again. That was until I developed the thrifters elbow last year from holding dozens of tweeds for hours a day.

No cart crew represent. Shit's bad luck. Baskets too.
Just at the start tho. If I start working up a true haul, it's not bad luck to grab a cart and chuck things in once the momentum's started.
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All available, but you bet for damn sure I'm wearing that blue Isaia this weekend

Oxxford Emperor's Cashmere, size 40
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Isaia, size 40
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Isaia size 40 3 roll 2 suit. It's an olive green color
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Brooks Bros Golden Fleece, size 42. Grey/purple pinstripe
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I even used to never use a shopping cart, riding on the unpreparedness thing again. That was until I developed the thrifters elbow last year from holding dozens of tweeds for hours a day.

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No cart crew represent. Shit's bad luck. Baskets too.
Just at the start tho. If I start working up a true haul, it's not bad luck to grab a cart and chuck things in once the momentum's started.

Not only are they bad luck, but they greatly impede the quickness and agility.

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Thanks! Saved me my first thrift trip savings. Is Nashville worth it? 


I plea the 5th on Nashville... :hide:

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I've never grabbed a cart, I feel it's presumptuous and will anger the Thrift Gods. And I haven't been to the gym in over two years so I feel like it builds my core strength to carry everything in my arms. I try to not get into a routine, just go where feels right at that moment. Routine makes you old, maaaan.

 

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wow. saw a post and realized I needed to catch up on a few days of pages. really, truly sad. @SpooPoker  please keep us updated on the date and details for this group auction.

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First stop yielded this. Anyone guess age?

Thanks.
I posted this the other day and it was determined it was early 60's.
However, Tweedydon did some research and connected a link over on AAAC that in reality this is not a HT. The shield indicates a time when the HT producers started to have some competition in the late 50's when demand in the US was very strong. The coats with this emblem were made by the competition who did not follow official HT rules. After a court case, these companies could no longer produce HT.
Very interesting piece of history on this jacket and I encourage you to find Tweedydons link on the thrift store brags on the trad forum over at AAAC if you want to read up on this.
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