Originally Posted by hmmurdock
Thrifting math lesson for the week
The thrifting value of one pair of pants is inversely proportional to the number of times "Made In Italy" appears on the waistband.
Divide this value by pi if instead they read "Designed in Italy"
Originally Posted by Evil Abed
Heading to LA to check out an apartment in a bit. Expecting a big thrifting goose egg. That said, the last time I went up with my gf, we looked in a couple promising shops and I didn't want to freak her out by going into beast mode. Anyone scare their significant others that way?
My wife just rolls her eyes when I do this, the few times she ventures in with me. Usually she'll sit out in the car and read or drive to the fabric/craft store which is nearby.
Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones
I just received a big envelope containing a very nice RLPL shirt from Brianpore and a large box containing a beautiful Italian-made houndstooth Polo by Ralph Lauren houndstooth sport coat with double vents and patch pockets AND a pair of vintage Sperry Top-Siders (IN MY SIZE!!!) from 330CK. It's like Christmas up in here!
Thanks for the trades and I truly hope that you are as happy as I am when your packages arrive.
Things happened today pretty unexpectedly. I slept in until 10:30. It was nice out and my area was having their annual garage sale day. I hopped on my bike and off I went. 8th or so sale of the day had what looked to be a very nice stereo system. As I walked up the driveway I could see it better and my heart skipped a beat when I saw what it was up close. Guy bought it brand new and took amazing care of it. Has the original remote, cords, etc. Talked him down from $150 to $100. A good deal in my book. Went back later with the car and now it's partially set-up in the record room. Now to see what I want to do with it. I have yet to hear it - I need to clean it up a bit first. How this thing lasted there till noon-ish is beyond me. The sales all opened around 8 am. Anyone know what this thing is worth with the stands, speakers, etc?
Frenchy/Vallum, this is for you if you're watching.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm a happy camper at this point. My local thrift is about a half mile away so I bike over. Found a gorgeous recent side-vented Burberry London suit but it looks like a tiger shredded the jacket to bits. Sad. Shirts were another story, though.
Vintage 40's-50's Pilgrim plaid shirt. Not sure what the deal is with the "Junior" as this thing fits me and I'm a solid Large in most things. Might see what it gets on the bay. If nothing, I'll rock it as is. Has amazing patina and has most of the original 2-hole buttons (cuffs and collar button have been replaced at some point). Available
Black tonal stripe Brioni (17 1/5, Eu 44) AvailableWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Etros (Eu 44) AvailableWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Super recent Isaia shirts (17, Eu 43). On hold for a local SFer.
I talked to the manager (a really cool guy) about the shirts who checked to see if there were any more in back. There wasn't.
I guess another guy bought some NWT (from Neiman Marcus, so probably easy to spot for the average person) ones either earlier today or yesterday and inquired about them as well. Wonder what I missed....