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post #14926 of 114524
Does anybody know of any decent thrifting opportunities in San Diego County (Ideally North County). From what I've seen there isn't much to write home about; probably because nobody in Southern California likes to wear anything outside of jeans, shorts and t-shirts.

post #14927 of 114524
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Originally Posted by csoukoulis View Post
Billy reid is an XL (close to 44R), Ben Silver shirt is a Large.

What size are the NWT Zegnas?
post #14928 of 114524
My most recent thrifting find. I admit to being a brand whore when it comes to modern cast iron.
post #14929 of 114524
Is Lodge good? I have a few of those. Love them. Is all cast iron not the same, relatively speaking?
post #14930 of 114524
Honestly, vintage cast iron is far superior. Lighter, made from better iron ore, smoother, machined interior rather than just a rough cast surface...all of which makes for better heat transfer and better nonstick performance when properly seasoned. Get yourself an antique Griswold or Wagner, get it cleaned up and properly seasoned, and you won't look back.
post #14931 of 114524
Go Griswold or go home
post #14932 of 114524
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post
Honestly, vintage cast iron is far superior. Lighter, made from better iron ore, smoother, machined interior rather than just a rough cast surface...all of which makes for better heat transfer and better nonstick performance when properly seasoned.

Get yourself an antique Griswold or Wagner, get it cleaned up and properly seasoned, and you won't look back.

The things you learn on SF.
post #14933 of 114524
I've yet to see any good vintage cast iron in a thrift store, but I can't knock the Lodge stuff I already have. Also it's somewhat recently been discovered that flaxseed oil is superior to any other oil when it comes to seasoning, at least according to Cook's Illustrated's rigorous testing.
post #14934 of 114524
So I've pretty much gave up on thrifting. Went to a few today and it was just depressing. Swung into my secret spot to possibly lift my spirits and it did the job. It's a small discount store that gets everything from junk (Kohls) to amazing designer stuff (45 RPM, stuff from Barneys, Ron Herman, Fred Segal, Bergdorf Goodman, etc) and it's all priced the same (basic thrift prices). Today was red and white pants day, I guess. Everything is NWT/NWOT. - RLPL red cotton trousers. 34 - RLPL white cotton trousers. 36 - Vestium Officina white trousers. Euro 50 - Bryan Husky white cotton trousers. Euro 48 - Garbadine red cotton trousers. Euro 48 - Filippa K white cotton shirt. XL - Steven Alan plaid L/S shirt. Small (Arrrg! Wish this were an XL!) - Paul Smith mainline S/S shirt.
post #14935 of 114524
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Originally Posted by JGloger View Post
From what I've seen there isn't much to write home about; probably because nobody in Southern California likes to wear anything outside of jeans, shorts and t-shirts.

This is true with most Californian thrift stores 90% jeans, shorts, t-shirts,... BUT when you do find something it is great condition. Many people buy a nice tie, wear it once and just end up donating it. When I do find a nice pair of shoes they rarely have been worn more than 2 or 3 times.
post #14936 of 114524
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Originally Posted by Hornswaggler View Post
I discovered there's a thrift store near my office today, and there are a couple nice suits that are too big for me (a 42R charcoal Oxxford, a 43R mid-grey RLPL), but are priced the same as the blown out polyester crap on the racks...

Should I be hoarding these to sell in B&S once I hit 45 days? If so, I'm going to have to go back there tonight.

FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!
that will finance at least a month of drinking
post #14937 of 114524
About a month ago, Nataku was nice enough enough to sell me a beat up 1966 Omega Seamaster in pretty rough shape that he thrifted. Here's what it looked like when he sent it to me: Here's what it's looks like after the jeweler put in a new crystal, cleaned up the innards, polished the case and put on a new strap: Thanks again, Nat!
post #14938 of 114524
Wow! That cleaned up very nicely! I'm glad to see it go to a good home. Enjoy!
post #14939 of 114524
Wow, that's awesome. If you don't mid me asking, how much was the restoration?
post #14940 of 114524
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post
What size are the NWT Zegnas?

Striped linen is an XL the all orange is a large i believe
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