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Caddy Shack beats them all...

Today a very nice Beretta corduroy jacket.
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Tie between the original "Vacation" and "Christmas Vacation".a

The others suck ass.

Passed on a pair of gray, flat-front, old label Zanellas (like TheWGP found recently) with disgusting urine stains on the lining. Gross.
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Passed on a pair of gray, flat-front, old label Zanellas (like TheWGP found recently) with disgusting urine stains on the lining. Gross.


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Originally Posted by Xenos View Post

Tie between the original "Vacation" and "Christmas Vacation".a

The others suck ass.

Passed on a pair of gray, flat-front, old label Zanellas (like TheWGP found recently) with disgusting urine stains on the lining. Gross.

Why would someone even donate that? confused.gif
post #16715 of 125327
Vintage silk Gucci tie navy and tan herringbone printed (one end of the keeper is off, otherwise flawless), forest green silk pocket square with a map of the world on it, and two NOS Irish linen pocket squares. If you're interested in any of these send me a PM, as I am entertaining offers..

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post #16716 of 125327
What exactly is the appeal of Zanellas?

I'm not anti-pleat, but my limit is usually two per leg.

They materials and construction aren't that impressive, plus most are lighter worsteds that age really bad.

Does ebay love them or soemthing?
post #16717 of 125327
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Originally Posted by YoungAmerican View Post

Here's part two of my Put This On series about thrifting. It's for everyone who comes into this thread asking "what are the best thrift stores in..."
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Avoid for-profits. Many parts of the country have been infected with for-profit thrift chains like Savers. The quality of merchandise is lower (people are giving simply because their stuff has no value to them, not to benefit a charity), the prices are higher and you won’t get the satisfaction of helping a non-profit.

I'm not sure about Savers, but all the for-profit thrifts that I know of buy all their merchandise from charities.

For example, the Disabled American Veterans closed their store here years ago.
They still collect stuff through drives, donation boxes etc etc, but they sell what they're given to a for-profit thrift.

I know of a number of other charities and churches that do the same, saves them having to deal with all the hassles of running a retail store.




It's obviously varies greatly all over thec ountry, but I actually find far better stuff at the for-profits, they put out stuff more regularly, and the higher prices discourage the big flippers.



BTW, there's nothing worse than seeing some ebay item you're watching with 2 days left and 11 total views ending up on the "put this on ebay roundup" .
post #16718 of 125327
After picking up my $40 pink digital camera at a pawn shop last week, I decided that I needed a tripod for fit posing purposes. I looked at a very nice lightweight Targus travel tripod at Target (that's a lot of "t's") but it was almost twenty bucks. I wondered what to do and then remembered this thread was dedicated to shopping at thrift stores.

So I did. Again.


Boom goes the dynamite.

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Six bucks. Made in China. Aluminum and high quality plastic bits. 54", bubble level, quick release head. Just under a pound and a half and it feels sturdy enough to stand on. Even came with a box...mostly. No more balancing the camera on the trunk lid of the car.

Sure, it's no Brioni suit but I 'd probably just look boxy in it anyhow. musicboohoo[1].gif
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fantastic job man, in the world of tripods that is a brioni suit 

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Originally Posted by 83glt View Post

Caddy Shack beats them all...

You are a smart man.
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Are you Cousin Eddie?

Yes, indeed, I am Cousin Eddie.
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

Vacation. European Vacation. Christmas Vacation. *In that order*.

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I do not recognize this 'Vegas' 'Vacation'. Nor should you.

In related news, someone donated the shooting scripts for Blow-Up and If.... . As the latter's in noobizor's all time top 5, I can only assume the poor fellow died. frown.gif


You know, I don't know how I forgot Christmas Vacation! That is my favorite now that I remember all the funny stuff in that one. That's the one with Cousin Eddie's RV in the front yard and the "wealthy, modern"-type neighbors, right?

As for the scripts, wow - that'd be a score to find those! Blow-Up was an interesting film. Wasn't all that crazy about it - kinda hard to follow. I love it for the scene with The Yardbirds w/ Jimmy Page at the Ricky TIck doing Stroll On. Love it!

OT, but here is the clip. If you haven't seen it, you need to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEBkInSTa14
post #16723 of 125327
So picked up a few pairs of shoes this past week all in my size. Tan suede Clark's desert boots, a pair of Tod's black ankle boots, and a pair of Church's Amersham model. $20 total spent. Its what keeps us going, eh?

D.
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fucking LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Found these very nice dark green flat front cotton pants "g.t.a." new with tags un hemmed. Seems like A small company from Italy, can barely find anything on them on google. You guys know anything about them? And if any of you want them They measure 30-31 (labeled 46 Italy) and the length of the pants (they are unhemmed) up to 35. I would def like to trade

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Also found some v2 pants (never seen at a thrift store until I saw the belt post)

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And a zegna soft suit. It's a little dated with the crazy pleats on the pants but it still looks good

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