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A good tweed can easily fetch that. If it was a shit Evan Piccone or something I could understand but a good one like a BB or a vintage British one can get that price

Post a link so we can judge
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

A good tweed can easily fetch that. If it was a shit Evan Piccone or something I could understand but a good one like a BB or a vintage British one can get that price
Post a link so we can judge
OK, WTF?
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post #19519 of 125198
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post


OK, WTF?


that thing is NWT, guy is selling it at a smaller discount than retail, I doubt it will sell for that but it should be a ez sell for around 200.

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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

A gq article probably talked about how great tweed is laugh.gif

As a matter of fact...
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is it possible to find the adidas vespa jacket in size L/XL?

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They dont all sell for $100+... I list mine anywhere from $65-$99 depending on the size, pattern, condition and who made it.

 

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PS - Can anyone comment on my "real/fake" Charvet shirt below? It was posted about an hour before TheWGP made everyone else thrifting look silly for the day so everyone overlooked it. Thanks!

Warning: Spoiler! CHARVET SHIRT REAL?? (Click to show)

Can someone confirm the Charvet shirt is real? 1st one I have seen/thrifted and from google the pattern matching should line up better on the yoke/sleeve. It is a high quality shirt, mop buttons, etc and also fits!!! Which is rare for most thrift store shirts in general!

 

 

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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post



How could that possibly be true?

 


I have right one up now ending in 2 hours, currently at $81. They are in demands IMO

 

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How do you tell if harris tweed is vintage or not?
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Originally Posted by robbie View Post

^ I agree.
If you really want to make 1000 bucks you need more than a month, or you need to find really good stuff: 1st editions of books, shoes, t-shirts, original art, cameras, collectibles, et cetera.
For example : that blanket I found cost 8.50. I could resell it on ebay for 100-150$. I bought a Big E (Levis) type 3 last week for less than 10$, considering LVC is over 200 I could resell it for 75 and make someone elses day, as well as my own. I bought a polaroid Sx-70 camera in the box, with a case, and a ton of ephemera last year for 5$, sold it promptly for 200$ on etsy.

With an initial investment of 100$, 80$ for merch and 20$ for gas I think you could make 1000 in a months time.
This would mean you spending friday afternoon and then all day saturday and sunday for at least 3 of the four weeks at thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales,scouring craigslist then if you spent Mon-Thurs listing the items on ebay/etsy/supermarket/market here you could come up pretty damn close to a $1000. There are a lot of great blogs out there you can learn from, just make sure when you search to use really specific terms 'thrifting' turns up a lot of girls with really crappy 'hauls' of 80's cat sweaters and LA gear sneakers.
Also, you need to have taste. This isn't something you can learn. You can find 'cool' stuff for sure, but having taste is critical. You have to assume everyone else in the thrift store is looking for 'valuable' things too. So you have to find niche stuff, stuff that's easily overlooked. I've made a ton selling mis-matched or slightly chipped Fire-King mugs and dishes. Most people will scoop up a set of 4 mugs if they're in perfect shape... but a slight chip and they don't want to pay 1$ a cup from Goodwill. I take those same mugs put up for 16$ with 8$ shipping (a deal on shipping) and they're gone! Fire King is insanely ubiquitous, but like Coca-Cola is sought after despite it's ubiquity.
If you're serious spend some time at the thrift stores, going down every single aisle walking through a single store about 3 or 4 times. You'll have to haggle some, you'll have to dig. It will be work, a lot of work but it could be worth it in the end.
honestly though if you NEED the 1000$ get a part time job tending bar or something, you'll make the money a lot faster and a lot easier too with less time involved IMO.
Also, you're gonna have to beat all the guys in this thread to the punch if you wanna make 1000 biggrin.gif

Thanks for the reply Rob, this is pretty amazing. My friend told me to get into etsy as well and i'm definitely going to look more into non clothing stuff to flip... starting this saturday. Hopefully i can work up some knowledge of what sells and what doesn't.

I'd love to get a job at the bar but unfortunately I actually can't... Haha.
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Originally Posted by Master Milano View Post

How do you tell if harris tweed is vintage or not?

My guess is if you find it in a thrift there is a good chance it is some level of vintage. As I posted last week...only tweed I see is the cheap ass Evan Picone and that ilk.
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I had a vintage Harris Tweed jacket that I posted on the Bay and wanted $40 shipped, no bites. It is a pretty decent jacket, single vent, hand tailored in the U.S., and herringbone. They seems to be a hit or a miss, a miss in my case. Anyway, I picked up a vintage Made in Scotland lambswool sweater from John Wanamaker and a casual Burberry shirt in my size.

 

Passed on a couple of RLPL shirts because they were $24 a piece and corduroy. Also passed on a Missoni SC and a couple of Golden Fleece suits due to price. Do you sometimes just buy things because of the label, regardless of the look?

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Checked out the local GW today:

RLPL DB in a 44L. Pants were nowhere to be found unfortunately.
467
467

Brooks Brothers 346 Camel Hair in a 46R.
467
467

Zegna Jacket with no pants either. Approximately the same size as the RLPL.
467
467

Brooks Brothers Jacket, Made in Italy
467
279
and a Haspel seersucker suit in about a 42-44R that I didn't snap a picture of.

Although I'm still fairly new to flipping stuff, I'm assuming most of this is would sit due to no pants? Didn't actually buy any of the stuff, wanted to get some opinions first. If someone's interested in the BB jacket, I could check and see about it tomorrow.
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