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post #46561 of 51022

A mini saga:

 

I went to local thrift and picked up what should have been Micky Sharpz 000 Iron T Dial and 000X Iron Micro Dial tattoo machines. At least, that was what the (authentic) boxes said. and they were priced what you'd expect for those.  Got them home and took a better look....and they were $10-15 pieces of Chinese crap that didn't look ANYTHING like Sharpz items. Nothing.

 

They were also 'No Exchange'. Fortunately, one of the managers at the place has known me for years and let me do an exchange (they never do cash refunds; c'est la vie. So I had to try to find >$250 worth of things to buy in a store I'd already combed through 3 days earlier.

 

Will take pictures tomorrow when I'm more awake. Lots of stuff. I may never get through the winter stuff I have piled up.  Some gorgeous men's stuff. Some gorgeous women's stuff too.  Just way too frucking much of it.

post #46562 of 51022
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Confucius say :

buy records like nataku
buy teak like frenchy
buy artwork like mr moo and 330ck
buy stuff that fits you like eazye
complain about UK selection like purple label
make your mannequins look like wes
make the face leisurewear made when he found kiton
be as helpful as 1ofthecoolkids
post insight to a far away land like thriftvader
e-thrift like cj52racers and kbadgley84
buy hawaiian shirts like fueco
never post bare feet
be as witty as drlivingston
buy sneakers like bahjls
buy vintage like playdice

 

 

Sorry for the late reply, I've been busy catching up on other things since returning the epic road trip a few nights ago.

 

I'm honored to be in that sage bit of [no doubt whisky inspired] wisdom... Thanks Spooseph!

 

I want to thank everyone who has reached out to me in the past month or so offer words of support. It means a lot to know that people are thinking about us. 

 

But yeah, road tripping... We made it to 11 US states as well as 4 Canadian provinces and one territory. The new ones for me were Yukon, Alaska, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

1. Seeing the Aurora Borealis from near Banff, Alberta (according to the Greenland Eskimo tradition, the northern lights are the spirits of children who died at birth dancing in the sky).

2. Seeing Kluane National Park in Yukon Territory. That place had a vastness and sheer wildness that really appealed to me. Add in that the entire Territory has some 50,000 residents, and you know you're in a remote place. I felt like I was hiking through an episode of Marty Stouffer's Wild America!

3. Seeing all the wildlife... Highlights were: Canadian Lynx, Grizzly Bears, Moose, Caribou, Elk, Bald Eagle (I've seen a lot of these, but seeing one swoop across the road in front of me was pretty cool)

4. Spending time with friends and family along the way. We stayed with friends in Arcata, CA; Everett, WA; Penticton, BC. We stayed with family in Nordegg, Alberta and Fargo, ND. 

5. We spread some of Daniel's ashes along with those of his grandfather at a spot on Corkscrew Mountain in the foothills of the Alberta Rockies. My wife's dad worked in logging there when he was a teenager in the early 1940s.

 

 

Here are a few selected pictures from along the way:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Along the Bow River, near Banff, Alberta

 

 

Crazy Horse Monument (South Dakota)

 

 

 

Bison (Custer State Park, South Dakota)

 

 

Denali National Park

 

 

Grizzly Bear (along the Alaska Highway in northern British Columbia)

 

 

Along the Icefields Parkway (Banff National Park, Alberta)

 

 

Bull Elk at Edith Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta

 

 

Kluane National Park (Yukon, Canada)

 

 

Liard Hot Springs (northern British Columbia)

 

 

Aurora Borealis from near Banff, Alberta

 

 

Aurora Borealis from near Banff, Alberta

 

 

Above Skagway, Alaska

 

 

 

Walking around Wye Lake (Watson Lake, Yukon)

 

post #46563 of 51022
Yet another pair of bean boots. First ones I've found with the dark leather. Like the look a lot more than the regular light leather ones. Too bad these are a size too small for me (9N)









And certainly couldn't leave these behind for a buck each.

post #46564 of 51022
Picked up a few pair of shoes tonight. I haven't had much time to thrift lately but it amazes me what I'm still able to find at 8 or 9pm. Makes me wonder what I missed out on during the day, haha.

Couple pair of AE. Strand and not sure on the lighter colored (walnut?) model's name. Googled and even looked through the AE appreciation thread and didn't find it yet. Anyone know off hand? They appear new but with something spilled on them, hoping to learn how to save them but am assuming it involves just darkening them. Vibram heels and soles.
Also these anonymous woven penny loafers. Seem decently made, but only markings visible don't help me out much. Will be researching more tomorrow to identify both pairs.













post #46565 of 51022
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

Sorry for the late reply, I've been busy catching up on other things since returning the epic road trip a few nights ago.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I'm honored to be in that sage bit of [no doubt whisky inspired] wisdom... Thanks Spooseph!

 

I want to thank everyone who has reached out to me in the past month or so offer words of support. It means a lot to know that people are thinking about us. 

 

But yeah, road tripping... We made it to 11 US states as well as 4 Canadian provinces and one territory. The new ones for me were Yukon, Alaska, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

1. Seeing the Aurora Borealis from near Banff, Alberta (according to the Greenland Eskimo tradition, the northern lights are the spirits of children who died at birth dancing in the sky).

2. Seeing Kluane National Park in Yukon Territory. That place had a vastness and sheer wildness that really appealed to me. Add in that the entire Territory has some 50,000 residents, and you know you're in a remote place. I felt like I was hiking through an episode of Marty Stouffer's Wild America!

3. Seeing all the wildlife... Highlights were: Canadian Lynx, Grizzly Bears, Moose, Caribou, Elk, Bald Eagle (I've seen a lot of these, but seeing one swoop across the road in front of me was pretty cool)

4. Spending time with friends and family along the way. We stayed with friends in Arcata, CA; Everett, WA; Penticton, BC. We stayed with family in Nordegg, Alberta and Fargo, ND. 

5. We spread some of Daniel's ashes along with those of his grandfather at a spot on Corkscrew Mountain in the foothills of the Alberta Rockies. My wife's dad worked in logging there when he was a teenager in the early 1940s.

 

 

Here are a few selected pictures from along the way:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Along the Bow River, near Banff, Alberta

 

 

Crazy Horse Monument (South Dakota)

 

 

 

Bison (Custer State Park, South Dakota)

 

 

Denali National Park

 

 

Grizzly Bear (along the Alaska Highway in northern British Columbia)

 

 

Along the Icefields Parkway (Banff National Park, Alberta)

 

 

Bull Elk at Edith Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta

 

 

Kluane National Park (Yukon, Canada)

 

 

Liard Hot Springs (northern British Columbia)

 

 

Aurora Borealis from near Banff, Alberta

 

 

Aurora Borealis from near Banff, Alberta

 

 

Above Skagway, Alaska

 

 

 

Walking around Wye Lake (Watson Lake, Yukon)

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I PM'd you but I'm adding anyway. Your pictures are way better. I'm an amateur with the camera. 

 

Near Anchorage

View of Denali near talkeetna 

 

Chena Hot Springs Resort

 

Near Kesugi Ridge public use cabin

post #46566 of 51022
And yes, the Kiton is available, I'll be returning all of the PMs soon, shoot me your offers!
post #46567 of 51022

Semi-thrift related because some of the personal pick-ups need tailoring, is there a rule of thumb for shortening sleeves on dress shirts, as in how far you can go or does it not matter ?  I ask because I have read conflicting info on the interwebs and was curious what people here thought.  Any insight would be appreciated .

post #46568 of 51022

Topic at hand totally reminded me of a incredible obscure part of one of my favorite films of all time, Sunset Blvd....I only recorded a super short part of what's relevant, although that entire scene when she's simply buying all his gear, and simply strictly demanding the most classic menswear ever...."nothing like blue flannel on a man, single breasted of course, now we need a top coat, finest Camels hair will do" regardless though, the reason for the posting will be quite evident...

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbadgley84 View Post

Not trying to be a downer but I think with a $10k price tag I would guess it's a fairly low percentage of vincuna. Still a baller jacket don't get me wrong.
YSL Rive Gauche Ethrift came, perfect fit.'way cooler than I was expecting. Asymmetrical zip and had moto style zippers in sleeves. Keeper

 

Not a downer, just speaking the truth, nothing wrong in that, also perhaps doing some favors, allowing people to take a seat and catch the breath, relax, cuz that shit ain't Jesus coming back as a fucking Kiton, not close. The words you share are the truth. If retail price was tagged at 10.5K then there is zero shot that jacket is anymore than 10% Vicuna tops, most likely 7%. These percentages of a fiber, specifically that extremely rare protein fiber, is a total fucking Scam. The fact that I happen to personally own a Kiton cash with a low percent of Cuna allows me to say without question, that these jackets are 100% in no way, noticeably different than a classic Kiton cash. However it does allow for Kiton to charge 4.5K more per jacket by doing it...."if it makes dollars it makes sense" - Dj Quik.

post #46569 of 51022
sleeve shortening and cost will depend on if the placket needs to be moved or not. If theres a long placket (usually with a writst button) you can have the shortnened and lose the button
which is the cheapest option. If this has already been done and still needs to be shortened or you want to keep the button option its usually double the price. Locally this varies but
expect to look at $15-$30
post #46570 of 51022
Quote:
Originally Posted by carreragt7 View Post

Picked up a few pair of shoes tonight. I haven't had much time to thrift lately but it amazes me what I'm still able to find at 8 or 9pm. Makes me wonder what I missed out on during the day, haha.

Couple pair of AE. Strand and not sure on the lighter colored (walnut?) model's name. Googled and even looked through the AE appreciation thread and didn't find it yet. Anyone know off hand? They appear new but with something spilled on them, hoping to learn how to save them but am assuming it involves just darkening them. Vibram heels and soles.
Also these anonymous woven penny loafers. Seem decently made, but only markings visible don't help me out much. Will be researching more tomorrow to identify both pairs.



 

 

I believe that the walnut ones are Strands as well. AE offered a toe-medallion delete under their MTO program.

post #46571 of 51022
Quote:
Originally Posted by the2ndhandman View Post

When you walk up to the tie rack and your like "weLL shit".

That happens a lot in a particular store in town, except they are priced from $24 to $34.

post #46572 of 51022
6 Paul Smith shirts. Both 'PS' & 'Jeans' labels. First and second on the first column are short sleeved. All size medium, all available.

post #46573 of 51022
Just one thing yesterday

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Alden 660 (12 B/D)
post #46574 of 51022

Here's that Zilli coat from a few months ago. It's since gotten some love from a specialist cleaner and been sent off to @Brianpore (thanks for the pics!). Still not 100% sure about the type of skin and furs since the content tag is so far gone.

 

EDIT: Turns out its pig suede and the lining is muskrat. Still not sure about the collar though!

 


Edited by dadjeans - 10/8/16 at 12:05pm
post #46575 of 51022
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Hey Thrifty Gents.

 

It's been a pretty quiet summer for me, as you could probably tell. We splurged on a cruise vacation and spent a few months pinching to pay it off. The last month or so I've been working double time to ramp up for the 9 days off (starting tomorrow)

 

 

Enter: Matthew

 

 

So now, our vacation is cancelled... well, at least the one we had planned. We will likely get most, if not all, of our money back, but it will be tied up for at least 3 weeks. 

 

 

We are already packed and ready to go, but have no idea where to go.

 

 

We are packed for warm weather but that is easily correctible. I think we can easily re-direct our flights, but I've never had to do something like that so I don't know. Also probably willing to drive up to 6 hours or so.

 

I booked my wife on a weekend yoga retreat locally so she can relax while I plan a new itinerary. So I have a couple days to figure this out.

 

 

 So, based on your experiences, any recommended October spots?

 

Please PM with suggestions.

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