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post #10096 of 116096
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Originally Posted by SnarlPatrick View Post
Costume National Boots - 11 Dollars.
Soles are starting to come loose from the uppers. Not nearly as well constructed as I would expect from a $700+ pair of shoes.


Kieselstein-Cord Sterling Silver Toad Belt Buckle on Alligator Strap. 50 cents.

Hideous, but costs $950 new.

Dolcepunta Soft Point tie. Pink on black. $1


Aquascutum Grey Windowpane 2 Button. $9 Not my size so on ebay.

Size of the belt? I think it's the greatest thing ever.
post #10097 of 116096
Marked a size Medium. 5 hole strap fits 28"-32". Here's a link to the Jeweler's work. http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/jew...ckles/05E7/21/ There's a few up on ebay atm. Not quite ready to part with mine yet. http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=kie....c0.m270.l1313
post #10098 of 116096
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Originally Posted by rgoldstein View Post
Hahaha, that sucks! See, someone at this place knows their shit. There was some Hickey Freeman, Purple Lable, A few Saks brand jackets, and the occasional Armani piece. A good bit of PRL, and a nice liberal helping of fairly nice Brooks Brothers...like mainline BB, not 346 stuff. Your salvation army is just run by n00bs.

What size are you? I'd be happy to proxy for you.

While it may make things harder to find, it means that the top end stuff is cheaper then the more well known but lesser quality brands.
post #10099 of 116096
I finally scored my first "grail" item, in the form of a RLPL purple tie, with little white dots. I think it's only the second or third time I've even seen PL, so I felt victorious.
I also found that one of my spots seems to be an oasis for lightly-worn AE shoes. I think every time I go, there are at least 3-4 pair. It's amazing, since the rest of the store is only so-so.

One question, however: One of the pairs of shoes I got, when I wear them for a little while, start to reek of cigarette smoke. Anyone have a clue on how to get rid of the smell?
post #10100 of 116096
my thrifitng is all but non existant. I did find a tasteful Hermes tie today.
Also, a ton of Paul Chang bespoke jackets, made for a man I would say is a US 58-60.
I of course left the jackets.
post #10101 of 116096
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Originally Posted by The Senator Giroux View Post
One question, however: One of the pairs of shoes I got, when I wear them for a little while, start to reek of cigarette smoke. Anyone have a clue on how to get rid of the smell?

I bought a jack spade bag a week ago that reeks of tobacco. I set it on top of an ion producing air filter for a few days, and now its 90% gone. In another week it should be undetectable.

Assuming you don't have an ozone generator, or ion producing filter, wipe down with a damp rag, let dry, then fill a sock full of baking soda and stuff it inside. Open them up as much as you can, set a fan to blow on it. Leave it like that for days.

Should get rid of the bulk of it.
post #10102 of 116096
Damn I need to start thrifting, there are some good finds in this thread. I could use a few suits and shoes.
post #10103 of 116096
With winter fast approaching....LL Bean US made 10" Maine Hunting Shoes and a US made Nor'easter Commuter Coat.
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Originally Posted by SnarlPatrick View Post
I bought a jack spade bag a week ago that reeks of tobacco. I set it on top of an ion producing air filter for a few days, and now its 90% gone. In another week it should be undetectable.

Assuming you don't have an ozone generator, or ion producing filter, wipe down with a damp rag, let dry, then fill a sock full of baking soda and stuff it inside. Open them up as much as you can, set a fan to blow on it. Leave it like that for days.

Should get rid of the bulk of it.

I use febreeze.
post #10105 of 116096
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Originally Posted by catside View Post
I use febreeze.

Vodka can have a similar effect (or I suppose rubbing alcohol....but you can't alternate between spraying your mouth and spraying your shoes) without making it smell like someone forced your head into the smokestack of a perfume factory
post #10106 of 116096
Tricker's wholecuts. Harrow model. Barely creased. In fantastic shape. Sorry for the crappy BlackBerry pics.
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post #10107 of 116096
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Originally Posted by Xenos View Post
Tricker's wholecuts. Harrow model.

Barely creased. In fantastic shape.

Holy shit. Nice find.
post #10108 of 116096
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Originally Posted by Xenos View Post
Tricker's wholecuts. Harrow model.

Barely creased. In fantastic shape.

Sorry for the crappy BlackBerry pics.

Nice scoop!
post #10109 of 116096
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Originally Posted by otc View Post
Vodka can have a similar effect (or I suppose rubbing alcohol....but you can't alternate between spraying your mouth and spraying your shoes) without making it smell like someone forced your head into the smokestack of a perfume factory

I was gonna ask if you drink before putting them on or after....
post #10110 of 116096
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Originally Posted by Xenos View Post
Tricker's wholecuts. Harrow model.

Barely creased. In fantastic shape.

Sorry for the crappy BlackBerry pics.

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