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Originally Posted by MattR View Post

Easily my biggest pet peeve. It's actually pretty rare around here; I only know 2 stores that do this. And I rarely go to those two, mostly because of the staples.

Are you talking about Unique? That is the store I got it from, not SA. I did manage to pull it out delicately though; I typically just straighten the prongs.
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Originally Posted by mikeH View Post

...I guess I should "brag" something. tonight I stopped for a few minutes and found a pretty minty (although crushed!) Tilley hat. Fits a bit snug, but it claims to be my size (7 3/8 for any of you who routinely pass on classics because you don't think you'd find a buyer) so I'm assuming I can easily stretch it back to proper size. Been wanting one of these, so a pretty good $3.99!

Oddly, I had the opportunity to stop in at a GW that I usually don't get out to very much and I picked up a clean looking cotton duck hat and saw the "This Is The Tilley Hat" label inside. It turns out that it's the LT5 model, retailing for around $70. I recalled your post on finding yours. This one is a 7 1/2 which seems to fit me very well although the owners manual hidden in the secret compartment says it should fit very loosely and the cotton cords should be used to hold the hat on. I was surprised to see that the hat looked brand new with no stains in the band or stray hair clinging to its insides.

Then I saw the business card in the plastic envelope (also in the secret compartment) and googled the woman's name. Turns out she's a 65 year old woman whose thirty-something daughter had passed away last year just a few miles from the store. My guess is that Mom had given it to her daughter who passed away and the family had finally gotten around to donating her things.

The circle of repurposed clothing!

Oh yeah. $3.
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Yesterday I was looking through the coats at the local GW, and found a new-ish looking down coat hanging by a hanger at the end of the rack.  It looked my size and I tried it on, and, lo and behold, it fit.  It wasn't a great brand, but it was cheap, it fit, and was incredibly warm.  I reach down into the pockets, and, score, there was a new wool beanie in it.  I was excited, if only because I never find anything in the pockets, let alone some of the great stuff you guys often find.  As soon as I pull the hat out, though, I notice an elderly Hispanic gentleman running towards me yelling, "That's mine, that's mine!".  I immediately realize my mistake and apologize profusely, trying to convey to him that I only tried it on because it was on a hanger at the end of the rack.  So, I walk away embarrassed, only to see the gentleman put the coat back on the hanger and on the rack.

post #23644 of 115009
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Originally Posted by nolanmjj View Post

Are you talking about Unique? That is the store I got it from, not SA. I did manage to pull it out delicately though; I typically just straighten the prongs.

Yup! Ha, add another to the NoVa list.

I got a really nice BB suit there not long ago. I was real delicate with those stupid staples, b/c they put the tags right on the lapel. Thankfully, came out fine.
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Originally Posted by tben View Post



 
Are those tags stapled directly into the tie?

I hate when thrift stores do that, at least staple it to the keeper or the blade!
post #23646 of 115009
found 2 nwt rag and bone size 42 blazers, 199 shipped if anyone wants me to proxy, one is the sting II midnight blue cotton blazer the other is a wool gray charcoal danbury blazer, pm me if interested
http://www.rag-bone.com/Danbury_Blazer/pd/cl/453/np/710/p/1232.html
post #23647 of 115009
A couple quick notes for those trying to make a few bucks to fund this hobby:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/King-Cole-vintage-1950s-60s-flannel-shirt-S-rockabilly-/250974792234?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item3a6f436a2a

If you aren't picking up old flannel work shirts, especially in small sizes, you are crazy. Japanese bidder bought this, I have at least 4 or 5 more to list. This type of stuff is super easy to find in the Midwest.

Willis & Geiger:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Willis-Geiger-Outfitters-Miss-America-Air-shirt-L-/250974791862?pt=US_CSA_MC_Shirts&hash=item3a6f4368b6

Nataku put me onto this brand and people are crazy for it. I have 2 bush poplin coats i need to list, and at least 2-3 other shirts! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #23648 of 115009
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

A couple quick notes for those trying to make a few bucks to fund this hobby:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/King-Cole-vintage-1950s-60s-flannel-shirt-S-rockabilly-/250974792234?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item3a6f436a2a
If you aren't picking up old flannel work shirts, especially in small sizes, you are crazy. Japanese bidder bought this, I have at least 4 or 5 more to list. This type of stuff is super easy to find in the Midwest.
Willis & Geiger:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Willis-Geiger-Outfitters-Miss-America-Air-shirt-L-/250974791862?pt=US_CSA_MC_Shirts&hash=item3a6f4368b6
Nataku put me onto this brand and people are crazy for it. I have 2 bush poplin coats i need to list, and at least 2-3 other shirts! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Any brands in particular for the flannel work shirts?

 

That Willis & Geiger bush poplin safari coat I listed went at my BIN price of $250 in less than a day and it was a HUGE size. I'm definitely on the lookout for more W&G. 

 

post #23649 of 115009
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Originally Posted by bytor13 View Post

Yesterday I was looking through the coats at the local GW, and found a new-ish looking down coat hanging by a hanger at the end of the rack.  It looked my size and I tried it on, and, lo and behold, it fit.  It wasn't a great brand, but it was cheap, it fit, and was incredibly warm.  I reach down into the pockets, and, score, there was a new wool beanie in it.  I was excited, if only because I never find anything in the pockets, let alone some of the great stuff you guys often find.  As soon as I pull the hat out, though, I notice an elderly Hispanic gentleman running towards me yelling, "That's mine, that's mine!".  I immediately realize my mistake and apologize profusely, trying to convey to him that I only tried it on because it was on a hanger at the end of the rack.  So, I walk away embarrassed, only to see the gentleman put the coat back on the hanger and on the rack.

Ah the stories we collect when we go thrifting.
post #23650 of 115009
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post



Any brands in particular for the flannel work shirts?

That Willis & Geiger bush poplin safari coat I listed went at my BIN price of $250 in less than a day and it was a HUGE size. I'm definitely on the lookout for more W&G. 

I don't think the brands even matter. Just look for old stuff - typically the buttons end higher up on the shirt, because they were made to be tucked in. I know the old Big Mac ones sell well, but basically as long as they are actually old and have a cool pattern, they are desirable. I think the two pockets also help out.
post #23651 of 115009
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

I don't think the brands even matter. Just look for old stuff - typically the buttons end higher up on the shirt, because they were made to be tucked in. I know the old Big Mac ones sell well, but basically as long as they are actually old and have a cool pattern, they are desirable. I think the two pockets also help out.

Damn. My father has a bunch of those he hasn't worn in years. I wonder if they are still around anywhere.
post #23652 of 115009
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

A couple quick notes for those trying to make a few bucks to fund this hobby:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/King-Cole-vintage-1950s-60s-flannel-shirt-S-rockabilly-/250974792234?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item3a6f436a2a
If you aren't picking up old flannel work shirts, especially in small sizes, you are crazy. Japanese bidder bought this, I have at least 4 or 5 more to list. This type of stuff is super easy to find in the Midwest.
Willis & Geiger:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Willis-Geiger-Outfitters-Miss-America-Air-shirt-L-/250974791862?pt=US_CSA_MC_Shirts&hash=item3a6f4368b6
Nataku put me onto this brand and people are crazy for it. I have 2 bush poplin coats i need to list, and at least 2-3 other shirts! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Why did you stop posting pics here? I am amazed at the stuff you find. Adding you to favorite sellers just to see stuff.
post #23653 of 115009
You know, I clicked on page 3 of this thread when i was coming here by accident, and my how things are different.
post #23654 of 115009
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

Why did you stop posting pics here? I am amazed at the stuff you find. Adding you to favorite sellers just to see stuff.

Just been busy taking pics, putting together trade list (still gonna try to do that guys!) and making auctions. I think I posted some finds the other day, I will try to get some more in here this week. But yeah, my auctions are another way to see what i've been finding as well!
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Black Canali , 3 button, double vent suit, made in Italy 54L

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Hugo Boss 44R

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Vintage Cazals, model info anyone?

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