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Thank you Spoo! I am always amazed about your willingness to help. By the way, today I sold my first two items, Crockett and jones Chelsea 5 boots and a Corneliani sports jacket. Amazing feeling indeed.

A great hobby indeed...
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Aging in rhythm that system is walnut with that blonde wood being burlwood so it def wasny cheap.look for a stamp on that section.sometimes they are very faded.
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@HansderHund
 Personally, given the limited amount of time you'll have, I'd skip the thrifts and go some place with great consignment shops and other cool shops you can't find elsewhere. For me that'd be New York. (As much as I love LA, sounds like you're closer to the East Coast.) You still get the thrill of the hunt, you're guaranteed to find something cool for a relatively good price, and you can check out some awesome retail shops, even if only for window shopping.   

That's probably the logic I should be using. In that case, I kind of wish Linda had an open warehouse in Pennsylvania.
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I'd be sure to stop by when you're not around just to slightly fuck up the color order of your ties. Put a hunter green tie in the middle of the kelly greens, pink in the burgundy.
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Thanks @Steelguy for driving me around around Boston ... hope you do well with the stuff I picked..

Also thanks for the education about the different Armani lines.. found this one after returning home...

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Some recent finds: 

 

Heavy Simon Spurr suit. NWT. Seems like somebody got the pants hemmed, then dry-aged it in a closet for a few years. 

 

 

 

Boatload of BB ties. Some vintage, some still with original tags:

 

 

 

And a nice Gant Rugger DB suit circa (I think) 2013. Pants are ultra-slim or it might be my first DB suit since age 5. 

 

 

 

 

And I'll never forget my first even if it is a little rough around the edges:

 

 

 

Today was a good day.

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Always been curious. What size is your shop and how much of that is retail space? If you don't mind me asking
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Since I've been cluttering the thread, I'll throw up a couple of pictures. A couple of these things were just posted.









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Aging in rhythm that system is walnut with that blonde wood being burlwood so it def wasny cheap.look for a stamp on that section.sometimes they are very faded.

This is the only stamp I've been able to find, and its on a bunch of the pieces



more pics Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

that light piece is actually a cork board

back is nice wood though
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Always been curious. What size is your shop and how much of that is retail space? If you don't mind me asking

about 1700sf, 60% of it is retail.
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In before @Dirt posts his thriftening.  Sporting goods were good to me today.  Was happy with the Ping irons but then found this minty 32/27 Sc500:  

 

 

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New to me project car, somewhat thrifted (from Craigslist) and almost entirely thrift-funded. 1978 Mercedes 300 CD coupe 5 cylinder diesel, 2 owner, 117k miles. Needs some work but should be fun. A little (lot) bit slower than a @SpooPoker Ferrari or Maserati but suits me fine!



 

With the right hands on that car? it could be jaw-dropping. gorgeous buy.

looks like it needs tires, a 2-step polish with a wax coat, and then a thorough detail.

Love it.

 

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PPU 10
(sorry so dark, its a letterman jacket)

Damn, Spoo with the heat.

 

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Since I've been cluttering the thread, I'll throw up a couple of pictures. A couple of these things were just posted.

That Adidas, Dior Cap, and driving an old Benz?  =Stylin'   :happy:

 

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about 1700sf, 60% of it is retail.

that's some serious real estate.

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Don't go to NY to thrift unless you're planning on hitting estate sales. Texas is guns and traffic, LA is hard city unless you have contacts. Personally I'd pick a city you want to visit for culture or food and make thrifting a small part of the trip. 

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Hans, Come to Japan.

 

Spring is Cherry Blossom season, The Thrifting is the best in the world, and around this time of year there are beer/food festivals.

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Probably not a thriftening by some of your standards but lately, it's been a CM wasteland in my town and this is the most great CM stuff I've found at one time to date. I took the best stuff and left as much behind. Tons of dated Zegna and BB ties that were priced more than every single one of the ones I bought. Average PPU: $6.29 (not including the smoking jacket. Paid up for that but wasn't leaving it behind)

Normally passing on Hugo Boss but in the words of Frenchy: "look at this thing."Peak lapel velvet smoking jacket with giant paisley print




JCrew ludlow jacket




One of them there pleated Ricci joints that all the kids love


One for @fueco

These were probably my favorite find today and I am kinda gutted they are 1 size too big for me.
Edit:These shoes actually presented me with a thrift ethical quandary: I walked up to the register and saw one of the shoes sitting on the floor out in the middle of the aisle. I picked it up and looked around and saw a seemingly unattended shopping cart and the mate was in the cart, along with some other stuff. I scanned the store and looked for anyone that looked like they may have just walked away for a moment or something like that but there was no one. And why was one on the floor? I waited an appropriate amount of time (30 sec or so) then I grabbed the mate out the cart and bought 'em. Gave one last scan as I was leaving the store and the cart was still there, unattended. #gotcaughtslippin #WWYD?

Edited by Dirt - 3/19/17 at 7:38pm
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