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post #110881 of 118240
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Originally Posted by KamoteJoe View Post

This suit felt really great, any idea of the maker? Can probably tailor it to my size.

I'm sensing a pattern here, and this is a road (if I can just mix metaphors for a sec) I've been down myself (and almost everyone here, too, I'd imagine):

Pause. Breathe. You probably want to hold off a bit on all these *might be's* and *almost*s and *with a little tailoring*.

Pause. Breathe again. Check out Uniqlo's web site. For the forty bucks you would have spent on an old ripped Z Zegna, you could grab, during one of their many sales, a new, slim, modern, perfectly good blazer that fits and is returnable if it doesn't. Same with their oxfords and chambrays: $20 on sale, and they will look better than any almost-fitting *baller* shirt from the thrift. (They will certainly fit better).

Take another breath. Pause. Reflect. Realize the internet is vast, the finds posted here are unlikely, you won't grab a cartfull every time out.

When you grab something, think: "Could I sell this to someone else? Would they go apeshit over it and do a little dance? Why or why not..." Apply these same rules to yourself. ("Am I to go apeshit over this piece?". Probably not....).


Psychology is not in your favor. Just by driving to the store, being in the store, having read the illustrious thrift thread, the very act of looking for something: these all skew your judgment. It has helped me to imagine I already have a basket of Kiton floating above my cart's squeaky wheels. I've already found so much amazement! Will this next thing push it over the edge? (If yes, grab it. If not, put the ten bucks back in your pocket. That's one half of a Uniqlo shirt right there; this all ads up; don't piss it away!)

When buying for yourself, don't just buy for the label inside. No one can see it, and if they could, they wouldn't know or care. Learn to recognize the quality pieces, or just what wows you or looks objectively good on you in the mirror.

Pause. Breathe. Consult Spoo or Brianpore or the Nataku-- they're all very friendly. Rage at futuremyth, at his plentiful cups that runneth all the way fucking over -- but don't empty your pockets in a rage. The stuff you see is not as good.

Except that one time a month when it is.

Then you buy. Then you photograph. Point. Cheer. Yell. Profit.

*Hurray!*
post #110882 of 118240
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Originally Posted by speedball View Post

26 J Press and BB ~3.5" ties. I'm keeping most of the JP regimentals and tartans and some of the BBs, but all the geometric, pattern, dots, paisleys and 346s are available. I also picked up a Brioni 42x16.5 shirt that I discovered a faint splash of coffee on that will be available should my cleaning effort be successful.

Awesome 1st post

 

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Originally Posted by Kazoo View Post
 

Is this also a gren?

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That is MONEY

 

 

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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

You know you're doing something right when your biggest competition pulls up as you're walking out of a store, skips that store, and literally races you to the next store. lol8[1].gif

post #110883 of 118240
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post

Ever see something that's so ridiculous and cheap that you have to pick it up? Well I bought this thing for some reason. Reversible 90s style wacky-ass probably womens coat. Gonna be my fall look.





Also, I always have issues uploading pics from my phone. Turns out, if you choose desktop site view at the bottom, you can upload multiple photos at the same time and they load way faster than the styleforum mobile site uploader.

Wow! Reversible means it's twice as valuable, right?
post #110884 of 118240
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

I'll be busy for awhile. :happy.gif

This little guy decided to show up early this morning. 6 lb 13 oz.


So we should keep our eyes out for Ghurka diaper bags? biggrin.gif
Congratulations!
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I *HAD* to hit that store again this morning. Just in case. Came out nearly empty-handed but with a couple neat things.

 

Nudie workshirt, XXL

 

 

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PRL down hunting vest, L. Lots of cool details: shell pockets, game pocket on the rear. Eminently practical and not at all flattering; the shortness combined with the thickness gives serious Staypuft vibes.

 


 

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As promised, better pics of the EZs and Cuccinellis.

 

EZ pinstripe x2 (these have surgeon cuffs too but I forgot to shoot those)

 


 

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I love these EZ sport coats. So many windowpanes I shoulda been a glazier.

 

 

Trofeo cashmere blend (tag pic didn't turn out)

 


 

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Poly blend? IDK ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 


 

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Cool Effect silk blend

 

 

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Cashmere blend

 


 

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Linen/Silk blend Cucinelli

 


 

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Cashmere/Silk blend Cucinelli

 


 

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post #110886 of 118240
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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post

Pretty slow week. Nothing but a Paul Stuart ribbon belt and Nantucket reddish Chino Linos (34x36 and available).

Pretty decent sale on Rancourts at Club Monaco. Some as low as $130 shipped.

Lastly, which one of you fuckers outbid me on these? I encourage you to scroll through the pics.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-BERGDORF-GOODMAN-Yellow-Linen-Straight-Leg-Pants-Sz-36-BN110-/151364702102?ssPageName=ADME%3AB%3AEOIBUAA%3AUS%3A1120&nma=true&si=kiraIjvK9aceyy%252BZAOLlrB52Ask%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

My heart races when I catch shit like that.  You hope you're the only one that sees it.  I have several out there now :)

 

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Originally Posted by KamoteJoe View Post

Kop or no kop? Jacket fits perfectly. $40 but damage on the sleeve by the elbow.

 

No.

 

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Originally Posted by noob View Post



Take another breath. Pause. Reflect. Realize the internet is vast, the finds posted here are unlikely, you won't grab a cartfull every time out.
 

Great post!

 

In Manhattan next couple days, then back home.  No Manhattan thrifting (can't imagine rookie thrifting here, y'all are welcome to it), you Philly guys weren't so lucky though, had to send a box home :).

 

edit: @futuremyth holy shit, you're having a good week!

post #110887 of 118240
Didn't one of you guys recently thrift a BMW? If it was you, ping me regarding a silly trinket I found.
post #110888 of 118240
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Originally Posted by futuremyth View Post
 

I *HAD* to hit that store again this morning. Just in case. Came out nearly empty-handed but with a couple neat things.

 

 

Those EZ and Cucinellis are great. Congrats!

 

Lots of good stuff on here the last few days.

post #110889 of 118240
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Originally Posted by Tyrone MacStiophain View Post

Didn't one of you guys recently thrift a BMW? If it was you, ping me regarding a silly trinket I found.

@TheNeedMachine 

post #110890 of 118240
This is great advice here.
Quote:
Originally Posted by noob View Post

I'm sensing a pattern here, and this is a road (if I can just mix metaphors for a sec) I've been down myself (and almost everyone here, too, I'd imagine):

Pause. Breathe. You probably want to hold off a bit on all these *might be's* and *almost*s and *with a little tailoring*.

Pause. Breathe again. Check out Uniqlo's web site. For the forty bucks you would have spent on an old ripped Z Zegna, you could grab, during one of their many sales, a new, slim, modern, perfectly good blazer that fits and is returnable if it doesn't. Same with their oxfords and chambrays: $20 on sale, and they will look better than any almost-fitting *baller* shirt from the thrift. (They will certainly fit better).

Take another breath. Pause. Reflect. Realize the internet is vast, the finds posted here are unlikely, you won't grab a cartfull every time out.

When you grab something, think: "Could I sell this to someone else? Would they go apeshit over it and do a little dance? Why or why not..." Apply these same rules to yourself. ("Am I to go apeshit over this piece?". Probably not....).


Psychology is not in your favor. Just by driving to the store, being in the store, having read the illustrious thrift thread, the very act of looking for something: these all skew your judgment. It has helped me to imagine I already have a basket of Kiton floating above my cart's squeaky wheels. I've already found so much amazement! Will this next thing push it over the edge? (If yes, grab it. If not, put the ten bucks back in your pocket. That's one half of a Uniqlo shirt right there; this all ads up; don't piss it away!)

When buying for yourself, don't just buy for the label inside. No one can see it, and if they could, they wouldn't know or care. Learn to recognize the quality pieces, or just what wows you or looks objectively good on you in the mirror.

Pause. Breathe. Consult Spoo or Brianpore or the Nataku-- they're all very friendly. Rage at futuremyth, at his plentiful cups that runneth all the way fucking over -- but don't empty your pockets in a rage. The stuff you see is not as good.

Except that one time a month when it is.

Then you buy. Then you photograph. Point. Cheer. Yell. Profit.

*Hurray!*
post #110891 of 118240
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

@TheNeedMachine
 

Nope - Mercedes. Decidedly not thrifted, but thrift & flip funds will cover payments.
post #110892 of 118240
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post


Nope - Mercedes. Decidedly not thrifted, but thrift & flip funds will cover payments.

Right!

post #110893 of 118240
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

@TheNeedMachine
 

I thought it was the new merc.

Edit. Nevermind
post #110894 of 118240

I always have good luck when I thrift with my mom. She came to visit this weekend and we hit my six favorite stores.

 

NWT BB Skinny XL Cotton/Silk Tie

 

 

Kangaroo Skin Bally Tassel Loafers 

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Mezlan Buckinghams

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Embossed PRL and Trafalgar

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Some skeettastic skeet

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That skeet not skeety enough for you? Try this one.

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N&F Indigo Selvedge Weird Guy 34 

 

 

Donegal Tweed

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Brooks Brothers for when you want to feel like you just won the Masters.

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Or was that not green enough? 

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That's some weird ass synergy with myself. No content tags or labels, but I'm thinking there might be some cashmere in here.

 

 

 

 

 

post #110895 of 118240

The green go to guy!

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