Originally Posted by Nataku
Every time I see DarkMatter as the newest poster, I prepare myself for jealousy.
I'm quite envious of that Safari jacket. Pretty sure it is an MMM piece. Zegna Couture Limited Edition? Wonder what the deal is there. Any cool details on that one to set it apart from regular Couture stuff?
Originally Posted by 330CK
For a thread full of grown men, there certainly is a lot of bitching.
I've done a little bit of research, and I think the jacket is vintage Margiela. From what I can tell, it has real horn buttons, and is hand tailored. That said, I'm a bit surprised that people are talking about my legitimacy rather than the epic-ness of that piece
Originally Posted by tonylamer
This post has to be the tipping point. Where are you selling this stuff? I'm not hating; I don't want anyone to misread this. But now you're posting $3,000+ of NWT stuff , and I don't see any thrift price-tags or markings. Without links to B&S ads. or auction sites, you might as well start taking pictures of the racks at Stanley Korshak. I know that it's L.A., but we're not getting the whole story.
Originally Posted by MattR
I believe he has someone selling for him. I think they are an SF member, too.
Originally Posted by Larson McCord
I don't believe the members here would be opposed to a link to the sales listings. At this point the girlfriend should be past hating the thrifting. I don't find close to what he does and my wife no longer has any issues with my hobby, due to the money I have made.
Originally Posted by tben
He is legit and actually a pretty nice guy and very helpful. I have had a few small conversations with him within a couple of pm's and he has provided me specific details about some of his items along with his consignor's link to his eBay sales. I don't know why he would go through all the trouble to create such an elaborate hoax.
Originally Posted by MattR
Just gonna clear the air here - Hope no one thought I was implying anything ill about Mr. Darkmatter. I agree, dude was helpful and nice when I had a few questions for him in PM. More power to him.
Originally Posted by grendel
I bought one of his first finds from him. Solid guy. I can understand the desire to hand off the work of listing and selling the stuff as I have big bags of stuff to list and don't usually feel like doing it myself. If I found the stuff he did (quality and quantity) I'd probably do the same.
Thanks for all of the support.
I am actually planning on linking you guys to the eBay. My consigner got my first shipment Thursday, and hopefully some stuff will go up tomorrow. I'll link you all then.
I'm not going to provide any evidence, but I will explain my thrifting a bit:
- Depending on how intense school is, I thrift between 4 and 7 days a week, up to 6 hours in a day
- Los Angeles has a ton of wealth, but more importantly, it has wealth in many discrete areas
- Aside from my BB haul, when I post a big haul, it probably came from 3+ stores
- I travel a lot within the area. Most of my hauls are not from my local thrifts. I pick a pocket of wealth, research it, hit some stores, and rotate to the next area.
- The most I have paid for a piece was the Chanel Boutique piece: I paid $69.99. There have been 2-3 other items over $40, but everything else is less.
Originally Posted by catside
Leave darkmatter alone guys. He has to make 60K this year to pay for college since he is going to fail if he spends so much time thrifting.
Actually, that's a sensitive topic. I'm a pretty obsessive guy, and I do thrift a little bit too much. I'm nowhere near failing, but I'm not living up to my academic potential.
Originally Posted by idfnl
Holy shit those are bad
Yes... they really are... At least the last pair I found was made from some decent selvedge. This pair is a nylon cotton blend with awful details... priced at $400 something.