Edited by ChetB - 11/20/11 at 6:57pm
The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Page 1324
Thanks for the comments on my suit post, and thanks for the talk on the Barbour jackets, as that is a brand that I woulda overlooked. I stopped in on the neighborhood Gw 50% off sale this Wednesday and found this as they were bring it out and got it for $3.00. Its nice and loads of pockets. Also found a like new pair of grey Oxxford trousers for 7.00 that make me want throw away all Zanellas. I like to know who affords these things at retail.
That is the jacket I am wanting....any chance it's an XL....is so is it available?
PM fired, but for forum to know:
Hermes font not correct, should also read Herme's Paris with the second e with a tick above it sloping down.
The maker / artist name is often on the garment.
Fabric tag also has to be present.
Usual Hermes scarf does not have a sewed on Hermes Label tag.
And I bet your score was better than normal
Effort pays off, but comes at a cost of burn out.
How some pro thrifters can go everyday is beyond me.
I haven't picked up any Fire King stuff in years. It used to do somewhat well. I sold a couple casserole dishes for about $40-$50 and a 12 place setting cup and saucer set for about $30-$40. The market really bottomed out on hem now though, as it seems they sell for peanuts and wouldn't be worth the hassle of shipping. To be honest, they were the only dishes I ever sold. Shipping dishes is a huge pain. Wasn't even really worth the money I got back then. Cookwear, on the other hand is great. Viking and All-Clad stuff are semi-common in upper class households. Le Creuset stuff does great too. Not only that, their vibrant colored exteriors makes them easy to spot.
Don't overlook Cousances. They were bought out by le Creuset (that's where the volcanic orange colour came from) and are far superior in the enameling
Thanks, Klobber. The accent mark is there, actually, but I guess everything else does look wrong.
The shop represented it as authentic, so I'll see if they will relax their "all sales final" policy and do a refund—though they may come back with "How can you prove it's not authentic?" If they gave me store credit at least, that wouldn't be terrible.
I definitely won't take any chances on often faked items in the future.
You could try taking it to a pawn shop first. They might have someone there who could authenticate it (or not, in this case), and you could use that information when you go to return it. Or just say you tried to sell it to a pawn shop, but they wouldn't take it, because it's a fake.
EDIT: There are some ebay guides for silk scarves, but you might find them helpful
Edited by MattR - 11/20/11 at 5:53am
Yep, that's the one.
I've been doing this for less than a year and I'm still getting the hang of it as well (I can't imagine having to start reading this thread from the beginning now instead of the 600 pages I had to slog through in January when I started my education). Everybody always has something to learn and something to teach which is why I enjoy this thread so much. It also helps keep me motivated during my dry spells (which are frequent).
I guess what I'm trying to say is: keep at it (and what size are those shoes you speak of?)
When I found the thread a few weeks ago, I just got addicted, I just couldn't stop reading! I'm at about pg 1000 now and have slowed my reading, but its still fun and interesting to me as I still have plenty to learn. Passed on an Ermenegildo jacket yesterday (couldnt find the damn pants!) and some Ermenegildo ties (not my style)
Allen Edmonds Melrose Sz 8D Loafer - slight scuff on toe
Johnston & Murphy Aristocraft VII Sz 8.5D/B - Look new
Florsheim Sz 8.5EEE Dark Burgundy color? - need some love
The other pairs I bought, dont have pictures of yet:
11.5D Allen Edmond Holton Loafers
14C Allen Edmond
12 Pronto Uomo Firenze (dont know the model)