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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

I appreciate those who offered honest answers. I wasn't looking down my nose on anyone, I was homeless and living in the streets for a time so I know what skid feels like. Only that made me want better for myself and my family. Also, the few thrift shops I've been to (after reading this thread early on) turned up pretty much zip and was chalked up to a waste of time. I was honestly wondering what drove some of you to frequent thrift stores. Was it that one item that you snagged that had you religiously going back in hopes of another awesome find? Are you broke? Just cheap?
When I started out I bought used shoes and clothing and treated them if as new. But that changed and I probably wouldn't go backwards. But if you can post on an internet site, either you can afford a computer and airtime (and a camera or phone with a camera), you can afford to rent airtime or you have a job and post there. Either way, I just wanted to know what drove you to do so and what is keeping you doing so.
I remember picking up cigarette butts from the ground and smoking them to the filter. Pretty nasty. I wouldn't do that now, though. See what I'm saying?

For me, I thrift for two reasons. One is for the thrill of the hunt. Hell, there are no quality mens stores in Iowa (probably not one retailer that sells kiton, brioni, RLPL, etc.) but I still want to look.

Two, my regular wardrobe was complete shit 9months ago. I've used my thrifting finds to upgrade to 6 SF "approved" suits,, 3 new pairs of AEs, and several drakes, Marinella, isaia, etc. Ties. Without thrifting and reselling on B&S and ebay, I'd have none of that. And I still have $500 in paypal "powder" from recent thrifts. I hope to flip it all again in the next twelve months to have even a better personal wardrobe.
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

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Allen Edmonds Walnut Strands Brand New! Not thrifted... But got these for a good deal icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif They're available as well 9D, 9D, 10D... Keeping two for myself... haha

hOLY fUCK
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Originally Posted by GHo View Post

hOLY fUCK

You know you want them.... fistbump.gif They're available here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/294231/brand-new-walnut-strands-mega-thread-many-sizes#post_5324617
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You know you want them.... fistbump.gif They're available here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/294231/brand-new-walnut-strands-mega-thread-many-sizes#post_5324617

I am a 9D on the 5 last. Little pricey for me though. biggrin.gif
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I am a 9D on the 5 last. Little pricey for me though. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

The Fendi, I'm not sure about.  I've seen a ton of Gucci/Prada/LV fakes in thrifts, and only real Coach/Dooney&Bourke level.  This one seems like a great fake if not real.  If anyone on the forum is good at IDing handbags, please let me know and I'll get you more pics!

Im not a Fendi expert, but more pics would help.
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Hermes Scarf-95% sure it is real, maybe someone can help
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REAL!
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check the bottom of the seat for a stamp (sometimes a sticker)...if its a BURKE its meh,if its a KNOLL then its a yay 

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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

I don't have any problem with using things curbed by others that can be cleaned or disinfected (ie. NOT mattresses).

 

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^ I found this chair on the sidewalk in Brookline, MA in 2008 and originally planned on using it as a desk chair until I could get one that better matched my antique spinet desk.  It's comfortable and we get a ton of compliments on it whenever we have visitors.  I like that it doesn't match the desk in period or form.  .02.

 

Anyway, I stopped by two stores and came up with a couple of things:

 

2x made in Scotland scarves - one in solid bottle green (75% wool / 25% Angora) and the other in solid heathered gray (100% cashmere).  No discoloration, no damage, no smells, etc.  NOT AVAILABLE.

 

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^ Funny vintage LL Bean Scottish Bonnet (Tam O'Shanter).  100% wool and made in Scotland.  NOT AVAILABLE.

 

Aaand:

 

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^ (This is a "pre clean, condition, and polish" picture.)

 

L-R: Allen Edmonds black Park Avenues 11 E and vintage Alden for Brooks Brothers black cap-toes marked: "GENUINE SHELL CORDOVAN."  10 E.  Available (shortly).

 



 

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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

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Has this gone into the box yet?

 

 

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Here are pics and measurements of my recent finds, all available.

 

Aquascutum DB suit, tagged 38R, measurements below

 

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Measurements:

 

JACKET

Double-vented

Chest pit-to-pit: 20.5"

Shoulders: 17.5"

Length: 31"

Sleeve: 24.75"

 

PANTS

Single-pleated, cuffed

Waist: 32"

Inseam: 30"

Leg opening: 8.5"

 

 

T.M. Lewin linen sport coat, tagged 38R, measurements below

 

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Measurements:

 

Partially lined, double vented

Chest pit-to-pit: 21.5"

Shoulders: 18"

Length: 30.5"

Sleeve: 25" 

 

 

Ties - Ashford & Brooks, Duchamp London

 

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Requesting this week's edition of Thrift Minutes, please sirs!




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ooooffffffffffff....HOTTTTTTTTTTT (despite teh fact that she appears to own a Cutlass Regal...i think)
 

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Requesting this week's edition of Thrift Minutes, please sirs!
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So glad the screen was not facing the wife. smile.gif
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Requesting this week's edition of Thrift Minutes, please sirs!
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More people would thrift if you could find these there bounce2.gif

 

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You will find moar of this woman in my $ALE$ THREADZ!





(Apologies for the sensationalism. Poasts tend to get lost here).
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More people would thrift if you could find these there bounce2.gif

 


Actually, I found three today.

 

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