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post #27226 of 102741
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post


This should clear up better:
If you see all my previous posts regarding flip finds, you will notice most, if not all, have been conveniently my size. My last huge haul, I picked up other stuff that would blow peoples minds. After a little meditation on these finds, I decided to back out of listing all, since if I did, chaos would have reigned in my inbox - most of it from members not involved in the thread whom have more interest in getting an easy kill than in networking or building a trade relationship. I will continue to list the items I intend to keep, much like before. I am not suggesting everyone follow suit, but it is a stage of evolution for me that places more emphasis on networking and building relationships with other members here.
People now have been routinely PM'ing me with their finds. This is much better, it is like "Hey Klobber, got this in 46L your size, are you interested. I am looking for .....". People also generally have the street savvy to say "I found this really cool 46L" over "I found a piece of crap in your size, interested"?
People will always post finds they picked up for themselves, but other size finds my end will go into the matrix (a hypothetical thrifting network working in the background through PM's). The Pro Flippers like Mainy and Nataku are a separate class, since they are very active in thrifting and all their finds posted here are more generosity on their part than gloating - in any case they do not need this thread for advertisement if they go through the Bay. Advantage of their bulk findings is they are extremely generous to the flippers here, although I dont know how generous they are to outsiders.
In your sig, you have given away your size information, means you get PM'd when I have stuff in your size. Easy, you get a PM from me if I grab something cool and fun in that size 42R you like :).
My sig has size info, so the access to the Matrix is clear.
:lol: LOL, I aint signing out, I will still be here gooning around, just wont be saying "ps guys found a heap of 42's its for sale if ya all want it". Since I have not done that in the past in any case, nothing changes my end really. Just highlighting my thoughts to see if a paradigm shift can happen and invite a different approach to the way we do business.


The one thing that bugs me that you highlighted well is the people trolling the thread for deals but not actually being part of the community. I don't feel bad if I get beat out to a 40-42 suit or coat by someone who goes out, finds stuff, posts here, and is generally a part of the community. When it's just some random person jumping in to get a good deal that's not a community. 

 

I haven't been here as long as a lot of you guys, and I don't find the really awesome stuff some of you do, but when I find a 36 SC I think "Brianpore"... 44 I think "Nataku", 46 I think "Klobber", and 48 I think "theWGP". I'm all for more people joining the community, but not mining and using it without contributing. 

 

EDIT: Also, I'm insanely curious to see the amazing stuff that would blow my mind that you held out on us nest.gif

post #27227 of 102741
From the you never know what you'll find file: 1 large and 2 small Tom Ford garment bags, the kind of thing they'd give you in the store when you buy a suit, but quite nice. Alas, no suits inside.

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post #27228 of 102741

I understand that this thread is supposed to be about bragging, which is technically what I thought I was doing. Of course I knew that my 'finds' were less than desirable which is why I left them on the rack. Admittedly, I didnt take the 20 seconds to google the fact that LPL Green Label is the basement of the basement in the 'House of Ralph Lauren Polo' and for that I apologize.  I eagerly wanted to dive into this thread and become a staple member as I find myself doing a thrift round usually twice a week and often come across things that I dont quite understand if I should keep it or leave it.  I joined this thread and forum so I can improve my decision making when I thrift and perhaps help someone along the line if I do ever find a 'worthwhile thrift' that doesnt fit.  I will use better judgement next time. Thanks!

 

THAT BEING SAID

 

I really do like the quality of the Keys & Lockwood tie tongue.gif

 

 

post #27229 of 102741
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post

From the you never know what you'll find file: 1 large and 2 small Tom Ford garment bags, the kind of thing they'd give you in the store when you buy a suit, but quite nice. Alas, no suits inside.
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Lol I'm in class so I wasn't adding posts just scrolling through pics, saw this and nearly netted myself. I think peope across the room are looking at me because I audibly gasped and my jaw dropped until I read there weren't any suits in there frown.gif
post #27230 of 102741
Keys & Lockwood ties are nice. I came across one a couple years ago, kept it in the rotation for awhile, then sold it on B&S. It would probably get more love from the trad guys on AAAC.
post #27231 of 102741
Nice one Alan. Garment bags, hangers, shoe trees - the under-appreciated necessities of thrift.

Some discount store bragging. Not enough of that in this thread.

You guys have probably seen these funky Isaia shoes around. $63 down from $400. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Got this Jil Sander navy pea coat from Saks. Tagged some crazy size but fits like a 38/48 smile.gif
Three hundo and change down from $2k. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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And from the thrift store.
First tie is old Polo Ralph Lauren, cashmere. Second tie is from the eh.gif file. I don't know what to make of it. Just bought it to share. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

I hate to tell this to the forum, but I am changing my habits as to how I conduct business here. This change means:
1) I will only post finds I make that are in my size and are not for sale or trade. That way I can gloat and brag about it, do the whole stick my tongue out waggle my fingers on the side of my head thing.
2) I now know enough people, that anything "not my size", I will PM first the relevant people, and if any dibs, I will add it to box of items I reserve for trades or cheap flips. Any non dibbed items from PM's, I will now post these in the "For Trade / Flip" thread or they go on the Bay so I do not stockpile to the point of hoarding.
 


 

I think the biggest problem in general, and the source of your frustration, is "dibs." 

 

Why not just post stuff and tell people you are not soliciting offers/dibs? You can sell/trade the stuff you find with whomever you like and everybody gets the pleasure of seeing the cool stuff you find!

post #27233 of 102741
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

I do express some sadness as to not see all of Klobber's awesome finds. He's in an excellent area for thrifting and his contributions to this thread were great. I do know what it is like to have my inbox flooded by half of styleforum too so I can see where he's coming from.

LOL, not signing out, not changing anything much. I just wont post a bunch of odd sizes to gloat about them - I will be offering first through the PM's. I have a word doc of all traders here, Spoo, Nataku, Achillies, TheWGP, Andro, Brian, etc and so many other users. Great finds, I cut and paste the size section names, and PM respective people. Any thing I find in my size zone 54 - 58, you bet your bottom dollar I will be posting and raving over the finds. How many of us miss great finds in any case in the thread system? In our current system, I dont even read more than 2/3 pages prior - PM's are just a much better way of conducting business.

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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post

From the you never know what you'll find file: 1 large and 2 small Tom Ford garment bags, the kind of thing they'd give you in the store when you buy a suit, but quite nice. Alas, no suits inside.
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PM Spoo!

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Originally Posted by evandb View Post

I think the biggest problem in general, and the source of your frustration, is "dibs."
Why not just post stuff and tell people you are not soliciting offers/dibs? You can sell/trade the stuff you find with whomever you like and everybody gets the pleasure of seeing the cool stuff you find!

Point is I want people to have dibs, but on offer terms. An offer = a statement of intent, the other person knows where you are coming from. I.e. "Hi 42R fellow, I found this piece, I heard you have this piece for me, whacha say to a trade?". I dont want to list a 42R, then say to the forum, not for dibs. That would be madness, because I would have no intention of keeping it. The moment you say it is for dibs, then 20 PM's follow through, many of whom are not even thrifters and have little or no trades at all. I want to move out of money and more towards a trading network.
post #27234 of 102741
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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post

I understand that this thread is supposed to be about bragging, which is technically what I thought I was doing. Of course I knew that my 'finds' were less than desirable which is why I left them on the rack. Admittedly, I didnt take the 20 seconds to google the fact that LPL Green Label is the basement of the basement in the 'House of Ralph Lauren Polo' and for that I apologize.  I eagerly wanted to dive into this thread and become a staple member as I find myself doing a thrift round usually twice a week and often come across things that I dont quite understand if I should keep it or leave it.  I joined this thread and forum so I can improve my decision making when I thrift and perhaps help someone along the line if I do ever find a 'worthwhile thrift' that doesnt fit.  I will use better judgement next time. Thanks!

 


 

If you want a better sense of what is worth bragging about and what is not, at least in the eyes of this community :) , I suggest you dive into this thread and read some of the thousands of pages of stuff people have found. It's a great resource if you are willing to devote a little time, and it will undoubtedly help your thrifting as well!

post #27235 of 102741
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Originally Posted by amadar View Post

Sorry, I guess I didn't make that clear.....these are now on consignment. However, there are definitely a few items that I may end up purchasing at a discount biggrin.gif

what's your take for consigning for him?
post #27236 of 102741
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Originally Posted by GHo View Post

what's your take for consigning for him?

also, what color truck did these fall out the back of? mwink[1].gif
post #27237 of 102741
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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

Lobb Miami.
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post #27238 of 102741
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Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post


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Melt that stuff down, make a killing! And by killing I mean a few bucks.
post #27239 of 102741
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

I picked this up because it looked like a fairly recent Hickey Freeman tag. I was also assuming that this is a sport coat. It fits, but I got it home and my wife asked me why I always pick up used-car-salesman clothes.


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that coat rocks and it's a 38R. hhhmmmm. nod[1].gif
post #27240 of 102741
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Point is I want people to have dibs, but on offer terms. An offer = a statement of intent, the other person knows where you are coming from. I.e. "Hi 42R fellow, I found this piece, I heard you have this piece for me, whacha say to a trade?". I dont want to list a 42R, then say to the forum, not for dibs. That would be madness, because I would have no intention of keeping it. The moment you say it is for dibs, then 20 PM's follow through, many of whom are not even thrifters and have little or no trades at all. I want to move out of money and more towards a trading network.


Yeah I feel you. Why not just say "trades only"?

 

I guess I have an ulterior motive here though because I'm not part of your select circle of homies :)

 

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