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Styleforum Top Pickspost #18737 of 3217011/28/12 at 7:30pm
thrift shops are as "good" as the stuff you find on the day you happen to go...
speaking of go.... maybe go here first www.google.compost #18738 of 3217011/28/12 at 7:40pmQuote:
I think the skinny tie trend has come along with a fairly large percentage of woolen ties, which is why we feel woolen ties should be skinnier. The trend has been skinny woolen ties with checked shirts etc....post #18739 of 3217011/28/12 at 8:12pmQuote:I obviously tried google but it lumps them all together. I'm not trying to drive somewhere to find all they have is women's clothing.Originally Posted by Kid Nickels
thrift shops are as "good" as the stuff you find on the day you happen to go...
speaking of go.... maybe go here first www.google.com
Also, I don't think that's true about them being only as good as the things they have when you're there. Some places have much higher standards than others and some focus more on women's clothes, some men's, and some both. It's not completely random.
I think it's a pretty valid question, the facepalm wasn't really necessary.post #18740 of 3217011/28/12 at 9:17pmpost #18741 of 3217011/28/12 at 10:07pmI feel like there's some SF etiquette that I'm not aware of. It seems like certain threads can go off on ridiculous tangents but if someone asks a question (usually a noob question like the ones I ask) they get flamed for it. The "good thrift/consignment shops in __" are a perfect example. Why do people get so angry when this question is asked (especially in the "thrift store bragging thread")?post #18742 of 3217011/28/12 at 10:25pmpost #18743 of 3217011/28/12 at 10:32pmQuote:Originally Posted by Left Hand
I feel like there's some SF etiquette that I'm not aware of. It seems like certain threads can go off on ridiculous tangents but if someone asks a question (usually a noob question like the ones I ask) they get flamed for it. The "good thrift/consignment shops in __" are a perfect example. Why do people get so angry when this question is asked (especially in the "thrift store bragging thread")?
you did not get flamed nor am I angry...
this may be helpful as it has dozens of links, reviews, etc.post #18744 of 3217011/28/12 at 10:59pmI wasn't even talking about my question specifically, I think I only asked in here which, I assume, would be the right place to ask. It's cool, I didn't mean you and I'm not upset about it either. I was more talking about the reaction to other people that asked the same type of question in the thrift thread. I'm in Philly, by the way, but thanks for the link anyway, I'm sure there's one for Philly too.
The reason I think the question gets asked so much (or at least the reason I asked it) is because there seems to be a lot of people that bring in a ton of great stuff and then a big dropoff between them and everyone else. I guess what I mean to say is "what's the secret?" Obviously nobody's going to give their whole bag of tricks away or else they wouldn't be doing as well as they are.. just looking for a pointer or two.post #18745 of 3217011/29/12 at 2:51ampost #18746 of 3217011/29/12 at 3:13ampost #18747 of 3217011/29/12 at 7:02ampost #18748 of 3217011/29/12 at 7:10amQuote:
Nope. Pick stitching has shown up in all sorts of garbage suits. It's like working buttonholes. At one point, it may have only been seen on nicer suits... But then people latched onto it as a false indicator of quality--"oooh, only nice suits have working buttonholes/pick stitching!"--at which point every manufacturer started adding them. Means absolutely nothing now.post #18749 of 3217011/29/12 at 7:29am
The Salvation Army Store on Broad Street is your best bet for adult men's clothing. I've been there before and they have a nice selection of suits, sportcoats, ties, and belts.post #18750 of 3217011/29/12 at 8:13amQuote:
I have one my Dad gave me, made in the mid 70s. Pretty much the exact same width as the modern wool ties you think of as skinny, and tie width trends in the 70s were towards the ridiculously wide end of the spectrum. Seriously, people thought this looked good.
That's just the way traditional wool ties are made.
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