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On this topic...

 

I'm not sure if you all remember, but last year I picked up a stellar vintage Honda CB 350.

I'm the third owner and found out that the original owner is a lawyer here in Cleveland. I've reached out to him several times to try to get back story but no luck. I'm so anxious to find out the history of the bike (and ask if he has any others ;)).


 

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Awesome bike, man!

  

 

Here's mine from a couple years ago - 1973 CB350 G (only year for the "G" - front disc brake).  About 9700 miles.

 

 

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These shoes are so mismatched.  I have no actual experience handling the skins of the ____ .  (I do know what it is though) Are they often this mismatched because of where they take the skin from?  These actually look like they could be two shoes from different pairs.  For those of you with more experience with this animal, is this common?

Skin shoes are expensive because you need two animals to make a symmetrical pair. Gator belly shoes as an example. They only have one belly, so you need two skins, so double the price. Ostrich you can usually get away with one skin (same with ostrich leg - 2 legs) because they're big and the same all over. but if you want to cheap out on a skin shoe (stacy adams, mezlan, etc), you patchwork the skins and you can get the most out of one. Or you make mismatched pairs by using one skin that aren't symmetrical. Such as the case with Leonardo and Donatello here.
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Such as the case with Leonardo and Donatello here.


im just gonna quote this right here.
post #41059 of 51106
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

im just gonna quote this right here.

I had a crush on April and I'm not going to be shy about admitting that.

And if you don't like that, you can fight me.
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Thanks spoo
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Trying to get more selective... I've got too many items that are barely worth the time to photograph. So here's a few...

Had to pay a little bit for this, but I like it...



The rest are true thrift...

Incotex and Hackett of London...



Bottega veneta and luciano barbera...
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I had a crush on April and I'm not going to be shy about admitting that.

And if you don't like that, you can fight me.

post #41063 of 51106
only one thing today again.

Who's size 36 and likes 3 roll 2, double vented Thom Browne sport jackets?


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I've asked myself that question repeatedly. Who donates Hermes scarves,vintage Gucci bags, and so on?  Maybe bitter exes, maybe widows or widowers, maybe adult children overwhelmed by a parent's estate....maybe somebody so well-heeled that the items are a mere nothing to them.  I'm grateful they do, though, otherwise how should any of us have this hobby/business?

Asking yourself a question like that is as arbitrary as it is futile as it is never ending in reason, both reasons why as well as reason in regards to sense. With that said, I know the concentration is much higher where I recide, and I've also grown up my entire life around these people, so I've got nearly 30- years worth of fairly intimate insite (for example, my ex of 2 years, is worth roughly a cool 3 bill, flat).... These people, they do not look at items they've purchased the same way as an average individual, thy do not value certain items the same way average individual would, and they would absolutely NEVER be caught reselling these goods, because if anything else, they'd be flat out embarrassed, not to mention that this action is beyond tacky in their eyes. They spend 5K on a Goyard Weekender on a Tuesday, because they happened to be in Barneys where the Goyard store is, and that blue colorway, for some reason, was just callin' to them. Then that immediate following Firday, they spend 6 figures at Barney's, simply because they needed to burn a couple hours between appointments.

 

Just grab the shit from the shelvse, make sure it doesn't have any holes, pay, and go on with your life, cuz the lifes they live, are not something simply explained or rationalized. Because they are the furthest thing from rational and sense and reason are not words they are aware exist. The 1% of the 1%. They don't. give. a. fuck....and in return, I say cheers to these fine folks with every piece that I sell. 

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I had a crush on April and I'm not going to be shy about admitting that.

And if you don't like that, you can fight me.


not gonna fight you spoo, i'll just leave this here:

 

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

wasnt there someone on the thread awhile ago who looked up the owner of a jacket and emailed/contacted them?

maybe it was tongue in cheek.... cant recall if they were joking about calling to see if they had anymore clothes to donate.


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People may joke, but I've had some fantastic luck with this. Worst they can do is tell you no or to screw off. laugh.gif


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^^^. Good Lord I hope nobody does that.

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On the motorcycle topic, just got this last week.







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People may joke, but I've had some fantastic luck with this. Worst they can do is tell you no or to screw off. laugh.gif
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Nataku, you know how I feel about you, I respect the shit out of your dedication, your knowledge, your passion, and your genenorosity to share information in response the thousands upon thousands of questions you have to feild regarding worthless military regalia.....with that said, for a moment, don't think of the personal luck you may have had doing this, instead, perhaps think of what message this action may be sending to donators, and how many of their wealthy peers they choose to share this information with, and the snowball effect etc etc...

 

Essentially, what I'm saying, that although you may have had good luck in the past, doing stuff like this, actions like these, are nothing short of terrible for us as a whole. Donators catch word that people that are dropping off clothes are getting harassed by individuals that are thrifting them in hopes they have more to give? These donations stop. And I do not mean to sound like a dick in any way, just simply My 2 cents.

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People may joke, but I've had some fantastic luck with this. Worst they can do is tell you no or to screw off. laugh.gif
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People are way nicer in Minnesota than in much of the rest of the country, just sayin'...

 

 

I was talking to my dentist about consigning while he was removing a crown that had broken. Never miss an opportunity to get the word out. :bigstar:

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People are way nicer in Minnesota than in much of the rest of the country, just sayin'...

 

 

I was talking to my dentist about consigning while he was removing a crown that had broken. Never miss an opportunity to get the word out. :bigstar:

That fact may very well be, my statement was in part in response to that, and in part to immediately put out any possible ideas that popped up in anyones mind out there , thinking that that tactic may in fact be a good strategy after all...It. Is. Not. Please. Don't.

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I highly doubt one guy making a random phone call will stop someone from donating their clothing. If it bothers them, they will just black out or remove their name in the future.

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People are way nicer in Minnesota than in much of the rest of the country, just sayin'...

I was gonna say.....I've never had anyone say no. Worst they did is never call me, but this very well could be the Minnesota-Nice thing....
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