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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post



You mean you guys don't realize this when sourcing goods in 38R/L jackets, 9.5 shoes, and interesting ties and pocket squares?


Do you own a Battisti tie yet?? they are interesting.... fing02[1].gif

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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post

Always ahead of the game. its pretty much guaranteed.. anything in your size and style is SOLD to Mr. Spoo! 


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Originally Posted by ruben View Post

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That's depressing, you'd hope that a man with an arguable case as the greatest peak RB of all time would be able to buy his cheap english dress shirts at full retail.

Maybe he is just frugal. Nothing wrong with that. I once sold a pair of used chelsea boots to a famous musician who could surely afford to buy new.
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^^ True. I'll say this - if I ever hit it big, I'll still be hitting the thrift shops a few times a week and surfing eBay. I couldn't live with myself if I consistently paid $500 for a shirt I can get on eBay for less than $100. Of course I'd splurge here and there (who wouldn't!?), but I'll never stop bargain hunting.
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

On the outside chance it turns out to be a smidge small on you Spoo - let me know and I'll be glad to take it off your hands!
And if it's a bit large, I'm your huckleberry.
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Originally Posted by MattR View Post

- French press coffee maker (no brand to ID)

Way to go, dude. Those make the best coffee. On a related note, I picked up a coffee grinder at a thrift store for $2 to go with my own french press - unfortunately probably my best pickup of the past week.
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Just have a question regarding the Brioni ties posted by TheODGuy. I notice one of them had a chain with Brioni on the keeper. The only such Brioni tie I've had turned out to be a fake. Does anyone know if these metal tags are found on genuine Brioni ties?
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Just have a question regarding the Brioni ties posted by TheODGuy. I notice one of them had a chain with Brioni on the keeper. The only such Brioni tie I've had turned out to be a fake. Does anyone know if these metal tags are found on genuine Brioni ties?

Yes, they are.

And Ive noted your dibs requests on the Billy Reid should it not work out. smile.gif
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I found a BB Golden Fleece tie at TJ Maxx over the w/e. I've probably been to about 8 different TJ's based on some of the posts on here with people finding BF and GF ties.
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Thanks for the nice welcome!

Re: Zegna PJs - I was skeptical at first. But they were comfy, so I decided to go with it anyway. I did a little research online, and I've seen a couple of places that have them (someone at A Suitable Wardrobe mentioned them some time ago). Again, I'll try and post some pics. They better be real, otherwise the thrifting gods are just playing with me. To wit, earlier this week, I saw my first zegna suit. Now, I normally don't buy to try and resell, so I left it be at first, because it wasn't my size/style. But then I thought, what they hell, sell it low and make a profit. This thought occurred to me about 1 minute after picking up the suit and setting it back on the rack. In between that time, some guy had already nabbed it ( ffffuuuu.gif ). He looked like he was doing some serious thrifting, so I thought, well he bested me. I walked past him later as he was checking out the suit for problems, and I asked him if it was in good condition. His response: "Why, is it a good suit?" ( ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif ). Follow-up question: "What about this one I found?" (pulls up a zegna odd jacket that - drumroll please - looks exactly my size) ( cloud.gif ).

@caseyfud: Thanks! I've been looking for one for a long time. On my budget, I can't really justify buying one new, but this was $3. Love the french press.
Edited by MattR - 8/15/11 at 5:49pm
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

I couldn't live with myself if I consistently paid $500 for a shirt I can get on eBay for less than $100. Of course I'd splurge here and there (who wouldn't!?), but I'll never stop bargain hunting.

Thats how the rich stay rich
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Originally Posted by cpmac7 View Post


Thats how the rich stay rich

And how the fly stay fly
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@MattR. Welcome to the world of thrifting. I swear it's swallowed me whole. This morning I stopped at a thrift on the way to work. I had $30 cash in my pocket, and I promised myself that I wouldn't break out the credit card. I picked up three T. Pink shirts and an absolutely mint condition, fully canvassed Samuelsohn wool-cashmere SC, all for $20. I'm actually wearing the Samuelsohn right now.

 

If you're going to buy to flip, make sure that you buy well. Most thrifts have the worst lighting, and some clothes have the most vile, hidden stains.

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I.

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I promised myself I'd stop doing this. Get this shiz out of my house, peoples! Bill's M2s, size 40. Robert Graham 'restaurant shirt', XL/XXL.
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(Vintage?) Polo linen. Bright, summery, and so sweet.


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Also, can I get some straight up, Man of Lint -style truth talk on this one? What say you -- as a beater jacket, yay or nay?
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Looks sleek from the side. From the front, possibly it emphasizes my shortness and fatness. peepwall[1].gif
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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post

Most thrifts have the worst lighting, and some clothes have the most vile, hidden stains.

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