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I did offer to buy the shirts even though too small, I felt bad as I knew you had bought them with me in mind.
Yes you did pal. smile.gif Was not a problem as you can see. Turns out there are smaller dudes than you.


They are usually either kids or midgets (can I use that word these days?) peepwall[1].gif

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Tonight:
Got these beauts...
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Also, fake check on these?
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What's the best way to clean a small spot off a tie?
And valium, please keep posting. You're stuff really helps break up all the clothes-bought-for-ebay and it's really neat stuff I'd otherwise never have heard of nod[1].gif

Ties look real to me.

Those jeans are OMG bad.

Re spot, that "Tide to Go" pen works really well in general.
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Does anyone here know how to tell the difference between Zegna's regular label & Couture? I'm looking at dress trousers and chinos at a Zegna outlet, but I'm baffled why these chinos (95% cotton 5% cashmere) are priced at $700, as opposed to the dress trousers (in 100% wool with great pattern) are going for $400. Are the chinos maybe Couture label as opposed to the dress trousers being normal Ermenegildo Zegna label? I did notice some pants had sewn in stars on the waist band (like the Couture label design).

Any help is appreciated, i will ask the SA's, but i suspect their knowledge will be limited... confused.gif
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I have a question and request directed to all you guys - do y'all ever find perfume, cologne, and/or vintage scents in you searches? If so, I'd love to get some via you guys who have no problem finding an item and selling to someone else. I, myself, am not a "flipper" but am obsessed with scents.

Thanks and thank you guys for sharing photos of such fun finds!
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everyone's always trying to bring down the guy on top. keep doin your thing, you've obviously put more thought and effort into this than almost anyone else.

+1. I've purchased from DM. Clearly he has the stuff he's posting. For most of us those kinds of hauls consistently are hard to get our brains around, but he's in the location for it. This is a bragging thread, after all.
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I have a question and request directed to all you guys - do y'all ever find perfume, cologne, and/or vintage scents in you searches? If so, I'd love to get some via you guys who have no problem finding an item and selling to someone else. I, myself, am not a "flipper" but am obsessed with scents.
Thanks and thank you guys for sharing photos of such fun finds!

Man, i wish i knew where to find some Creed scents on discount, considering they have been around for decades. There are plenty of online retailers with stock, but i wonder if they exist in the wild? patch[1].gif
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If there would ever be a grail find in Des Moines, I found it yesterday. Apparently a dry cleaner "dumped" about 50 freshly cleaned shirts off at the GW, and I found a couple beauts.

(sorry for the crap pics. can get better ones if anyone is interested)

top L - Finamore shirt in Green/Purple/Pink - almost flannelish. Beautiful shirt. and my "grail"
top R - like new Blue/white striped Gitman
bottom - another like new white/gray striped Gitman
shoes - 9.5 like new (maybe worn a few times) FootJoy Sport golf shoes

left behind some really nice (again like new) Austin Reed dress shirts - wasn't sure on the flippibility of them. Also two Victorinix shirts - pretty cool shirts, really.

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Aldens! Strands! In the general area of my size!

 

Tips on bringing life back to these? I know there's a whole thread on this, but I also know some of you are shoe-repair wizards.

 

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Brian, want this guy? It seems about your size, and I can measure it up if you want.

 

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And I think these are a bit small in the waist to be Grendel UGA game-day cords, but they will work well for me, after I get them hemmed a bit, for night Braves games (at least until it gets oppressively hot). PRL made in USA. I don't think they've been worn.

 

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Aldens! Strands! In the general area of my size!

Tips on bringing life back to these?

shoe trees are a good start...
post #31795 of 119072
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

I have a question and request directed to all you guys - do y'all ever find perfume, cologne, and/or vintage scents in you searches? If so, I'd love to get some via you guys who have no problem finding an item and selling to someone else. I, myself, am not a "flipper" but am obsessed with scents.
Thanks and thank you guys for sharing photos of such fun finds!

GWs online auctions occasionally have them.
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I think it's time for me to defend myself a bit.  The doubting and accusing hasn't bothered me before now.  I've taken it in stride, and at at times have found it funny.  I just figured that I know what I've found, where I've found it, and how I've found it.

Recent posts have been inflammatory, and disrespectful.  This forum is a community that I value, and part of a hobby that I enjoy, and I'd like to keep it that way.

As for the origin of my finds, here are the stats (the amount of times that I have bought from each):
Garage Sales: 2
Estate Sales: 1
Consignment Shops: 0
Discount Stores: 0
The rest of the items have come from true thrift stores (Goodwill, Salvation Army, and smaller local stores)

When buying from Garage and Estate sales, the prices have been very similar to thrift stores.

The most I have paid for a single item by a large margin was the Chanel Boutique piece that I found.  It was $69.99.

As for connections I have, or people on the inside giving me tips to large hauls, there are none.  I am very friendly to any employees that I get the chance to talk to, but I don't do this expecting any favors.  I just find it nice to walk into a familiar store with familiar employees.  Several times (3-4) these employees have given me Senior or Military discounts (usually 10%), however, I didn't ask for this.

Finding large hauls has either resulted from the pure volume of stores that I visit, or in some cases by doing a bit of thinking and legwork.

For instance:  These Marc Jacobs jackets came from a large chain.  This chain uses a central distribution network in such a way that all donations get processed through a single warehouse, then shipped off to various stores in the area.  I first found a small number of the jackets at one of these stores.  I knew which stores would possibly have more jackets based on several previous orphans that I had matched between stores.  I found a few more jackets at other stores.  By looking at some price tags, I determined when these stores would be getting a new shipment.  I arrived at the largest of the stores 15 minutes before they opened, and picked up a bunch more jackets from that shipment.

Hopefully someone will find that helpful! 

Now Valium, I'm speaking directly to you.  Before now, the only times that I have quoted you, or referenced you, has been to congratulate you on a find.  There is always a fair share of bickering in this thread, but until now it has maintained maturity and respect.  Several of your posts show neither.

Quite a few prominent veterans on here have come to my defense from time to time.  I appreciate it.  It's not the amazing finds, or ebay bickering that keeps this thread alive and kicking:  It's you guys who maintain a friendly, helpful, and complimentary community here.  

valium just got shitted on in a friendly, polite way. lolz.
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

2012-04-14_12-49-10_390.jpg

 

Aldens! Strands! In the general area of my size!

 

Tips on bringing life back to these? I know there's a whole thread on this, but I also know some of you are shoe-repair wizards.

 

Problem areas (Click to show)

2012-04-14_12-49-19_656.jpg2012-04-14_12-49-24_669.jpg

 

 

Brian, want this guy? It seems about your size, and I can measure it up if you want.

 

2012-04-14_12-50-42_129.jpg

 

And I think these are a bit small in the waist to be Grendel UGA game-day cords, but they will work well for me, after I get them hemmed a bit, for night Braves games (at least until it gets oppressively hot). PRL made in USA. I don't think they've been worn.

 

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Sent you a PM on the shirt. Those buttons look delicious nod[1].gif

 

On the shoes, as someone mentioned, get some shoe trees in them and I always start with a brushing and leather conditioner. Those look pretty bad, but I have seen the before and after pictures of some members shoes here and it is freaking amazing what can be done with some time and patience.

 

 

post #31798 of 119072
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


shoe trees are a good start...


And a coat of Lexol / Renovateur... then wipe it down and give it another. 

 

Actually, with the Strands I'd just take them to a good cobbler 'cause you're gonna want to get that cut closed up. 

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Just a shout out to Typhoid Jones. I picked up those Alden for Brooks Brother's black shell captoes from him and they came today. They're AMAZINGLY nice and he gave me a great deal! I can't recommend him enough as a trading partner. Thanks!

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A request...

Does anyone have a tie like any of these we're willing to part with in these colors?

Shepherd's check
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Glen plaid
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Houndstooth
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I need a wedding tie by the end of May. I can get a $15 tie from Tiebar or a bit more at JAB but I was hoping some of you tie hounds might have something better for a reasonable price.

Thanks.
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