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post #30511 of 109540
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post


I wasn't too interested until I saw Nataku posting some shirts I liked. I messaged him and we planned to meet up while I was in town. I stopped by a thrift store, and found a pair of like new incotex in a size 36. I tried them on but they didn't work. Fortunately, they fit Nataku, so we ended up trading laugh.gif
After that, I make sure to hit at least two stores when in town, but I prefer meeting up with Nataku when possible, the guy is a wealth of knowledge and a good igent as well.

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Still have those Incotex too. Probably my favorite pair of casual navy trousers. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #30512 of 109540
Hey there's another thrifter thread like ours here.

I'm sure there are others, but I just ran into this one Googling something else, so it's new to me.

Disclaimer for the diehard loyalists: We of SF are the thrifting gods, no one can ever touch us, it's the best ever, yada yada...but there do appear to be some posters with some game over there. Others, not so much. Some YSL and Dior Monsieur people hang out over there, too. However, you gents who talk about your eBay auctions and look for people like me saying "I need a damn blue blazer" might want to bookmark that one, too!
post #30513 of 109540
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

Hey there's another thrifter thread like ours here.
I'm sure there are others, but I just ran into this one Googling something else, so it's new to me.
Disclaimer for the diehard loyalists: We of SF are the thrifting gods, no one can ever touch us, it's the best ever, yada yada...but there do appear to be some posters with some game over there. Others, not so much. Some YSL and Dior Monsieur people hang out over there, too. However, you gents who talk about your eBay auctions and look for people like me saying "I need a damn blue blazer" might want to bookmark that one, too!


I've visited there a few times...I think it is Grendel's side project or something.

 

post #30514 of 109540
Oh, I'd been wanting to mention this tip of the day: We keep every plastic bag from target, grocery store, etc. I guess we just don't want to fill up our town's landfill as fast as possible. When I get a hundred or so I take them to a thrift store I frequent that has a sign on the door always, "We need bags."

I had my bag of bags in the car the other day, and I was at a different thrift store and wanted the mother out of my back seat. The kids don't like sharing their space (Corolla, not a lot of space to go around, ha!) So I took it into that one.

"You take bags?" I asked.
"Hells to the yeah," the owner said. "You just saved me ten bucks!"

Even if you're not an enviro-dork, this is a free way to ingratiate yourself to the thrift store owners...whom you like to have tell you right before the good s#1t comes out. Know what I'm sayin'?
post #30515 of 109540
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

Oh, I'd been wanting to mention this tip of the day: We keep every plastic bag from target, grocery store, etc. I guess we just don't want to fill up our town's landfill as fast as possible. When I get a hundred or so I take them to a thrift store I frequent that has a sign on the door always, "We need bags."
I had my bag of bags in the car the other day, and I was at a different thrift store and wanted the mother out of my back seat. The kids don't like sharing their space (Corolla, not a lot of space to go around, ha!) So I took it into that one.
"You take bags?" I asked.
"Hells to the yeah," the owner said. "You just saved me ten bucks!"
Even if you're not an enviro-dork, this is a free way to ingratiate yourself to the thrift store owners...whom you like to have tell you right before the good s#1t comes out. Know what I'm sayin'?


Maybe you could work out a bartering system with the thrift store. My bags for your Zegna Suit.
 

 

post #30516 of 109540
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Maybe you could work out a bartering system with the thrift store. My bags for your Zegna Suit.
 

 


Probably not a suit, but maybe an Oxxford hanger

 



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I've visited there a few times...I think it is Grendel's side project or something.

 


Not my project, but I do post over there... that's where I started thrifting, then found this thread. 

 

post #30517 of 109540
Found a great rigid leather bag yesterday:


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I don't know yet if this is possible, but I am going to attempt to NOT go to the thrift store after work today. Has anyone here ever been successfull at skipping a day or two? I start shaking just thinking about it. I need to move some inventory first. (note: I will probably still go at lunch, lol)

post #30519 of 109540
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I don't know yet if this is possible, but I am going to attempt to NOT go to the thrift store after work today. Has anyone here ever been successfull at skipping a day or two? I start shaking just thinking about it. I need to move some inventory first. (note: I will probably still go at lunch, lol)



My wife wrote up a 12 steps for thrifting program for me.  Available for proxy.

post #30520 of 109540
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

Hey there's another thrifter thread like ours here.
I'm sure there are others, but I just ran into this one Googling something else, so it's new to me.
Disclaimer for the diehard loyalists: We of SF are the thrifting gods, no one can ever touch us, it's the best ever, yada yada...but there do appear to be some posters with some game over there. Others, not so much. Some YSL and Dior Monsieur people hang out over there, too. However, you gents who talk about your eBay auctions and look for people like me saying "I need a damn blue blazer" might want to bookmark that one, too!


Nothing compare to us man, people bragging about Kenneth Cole, Calvin and stuff. Did you check their "WIWT", similar to What are you wearing now, but very crappy.

post #30521 of 109540
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My wife wrote up a 12 steps for thrifting program for me.  Available for proxy.



I only need like the first 3 or 4 steps...I don't want to quit all together. lol

 

post #30522 of 109540
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Originally Posted by Manofstyle85 View Post



Nothing compare to us man, people bragging about Kenneth Cole, Calvin and stuff. Did you check their "WIWT", similar to What are you wearing now, but very crappy.



You should definitely not compare the two — they are two very different sites with two very different goals and two very, very different sets of readers — but I, like Mr. Grendel, found my way on the Dappered discussion board.

 

 

post #30523 of 109540
B. Nelson is the shiznit. They know what's what, though you'll pay for it, I think it's way worth it.

I found three RLPL cord jackets like that at Filene's here for $40 each... traded them all as part of the deal for that guanaco overcoat (which has been icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif like a boss this winter on its few outings).

Those things sold pretty nicely. Do I regret it? Hellllll to the no. wink.gif
post #30524 of 109540
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I don't know yet if this is possible, but I am going to attempt to NOT go to the thrift store after work today. Has anyone here ever been successfull at skipping a day or two? I start shaking just thinking about it. I need to move some inventory first. (note: I will probably still go at lunch, lol)



I haven't been in over a week. I was gonna go last Thursday, but I started thinking about the bags of stuff in my hall closet that need listing... 

post #30525 of 109540

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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

Hey there's another thrifter thread like ours here.
I'm sure there are others, but I just ran into this one Googling something else, so it's new to me.


^^^ I think it's cool that there are other threads on other forums that are like this one.  It's somewhat different, but still good in its own right.  I stumbled across this thread on SF while doing searches for blogs like "An Affordable Wardrobe" and "PutthisOn."  Lots of roads seem to lead to the same places. 

 

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