Giorgio Armani = Good and likeable.
Armani Collezioni = Generally OK, I like wearing them.
Emporio Armani = Mostly crap. Occasional nice pieces.
Armani Jeans = Not nice looking and poor quality.
Armani Exchange = As Armani like as Ralph Lauren is Jones New York like. A/X is up there with the worst labels.
Your home is entirely too empty to be a proper thrifter's nest. Where's all the piles of clothing sorted for cleaning/repair/alterations etc and why aren't your walls covered with suits and overcoats?
And don't get me started on the bags of shoes! Wait until she finds the women's shoe department. Italian made pumps in her size for $6? You're a doomed man.
My missus has found the shoe department. I am afraid to count the number of shoes she has, but needless to say she uses under the bed to store shoes since her closet is rammed with them.
My thrifted clothes, they are on the floor in my closet in a big pile about 3ft high. Dont tell anyone I said that, I want people to have the opinion I take extreme good care of my stuff . I do think though it is a fire hazard, so may have to rethink the clothing pile.
I know nothing about digital cameras, quality etc... What are good brands, minimum number of pixels etc? If possible, could you or DigMeNow thrift a very good camera for me? The camera I thrifted is just terrible, really really terrible.
Stone Island are an Italian Sportswear brand, mostly famous for their innovative dyeing techniques (liquid reflective jackets, glow in dark, etc etc). Their designs are quite nice for a predominantly urban streetwear type brand, and the quality is generally good. Stone Island are more famous in Europe, particularly the UK and Holland. Unfortunately the brand attracts the soccer thugs and local gangs, but that is not to its detriment - since many an Italian mobster would have been draped in designer clothing and none of us seem to have an issue with that. I personally love Stone Island.
I bought my Matthews used, honestly I could get near what I paid for it still!
Yeah accessories add up, I bought quality arrows and arrow heads a while back, it gets expensive!
Yeah i love the mechanics behind bows, I could relax with my bow drawn all day thanks to the 70% (or is it 80%?) let off.
Bow season goes both before and after rife/muzzleoader. It needs to though, that way all the bow hunters in Nebraska get a chance to use our single tree stand
Yeah, those classic bows hold their value well. I would have figured their would be a lot of ground blinds in Nebraska - and at least you could see the deer for miles I am assuming it is mainly prairie country.
Thrift Store Visit:
Went back to thrift store.
Asked lady there if they get Saks, NM etc donations, as far as she knew, answer is no.
Before checking racks, snuck into back when nobody was looking to inspect what was not put out, nothing there. Did so to clear my conscience so I did not have to feel the urge to check them daily – I know it is bad juju, but that store was not in a convenient location for me.
As for racks:
Shoes: Nothing worth a pickup.
Casual shirts etc: Nothing worthwhile.
Leather Goods: Used Louis Vuitton bag, close inspection revealed fake .
Ties: Nothing interesting.
Suits / Sport Coats: Absolutely nothing other than a nice Caruso SC in a size 54 EU. I am keeping it
Casual Jackets: Cleaned out, but did scoop a Luciano Barbera Leather Jacket. SZ 52.
Sweaters: BUST, Nothing!
Pants: BAM! They had a few decent pairs with tags.
Zanella Beige SZ 34 NWT
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Cream SZ 38 NWOT.
Ralph Lauren Black Label Black Chinos SZ 36 NWOT (obviously unhemmed, no tags tho)
Dolce and Gabbana blue pinstripe SZ 52 NWOT.
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Blue Bengal Stripe SZ 16.5 NWT.
Looked for various other bits and pieces, that store has been thoroughly cleaned out.
Overall, a good day. I drove there thinking that NWT Kiton or Tom Ford suits were going to be hanging on the racks, should have known better and kept my optimism tuned done to a dulcet tone.
As for donations, the spread of sizes I found indicate a single donor (clothes all fit in that 52 – 56 zone). This unlikely to be department store handmedowns, not unless yesterday was 95% cleaned out and I picked the 5% remaining. Also the tags are all different, clearly not from same retail store. It seems to me someone either bought a lot of stuff from eBay or an online haberdasher and donated for some unknown reason (I hope it was not a death or tragedy where a wife/parent donated this stuff).