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post #38821 of 112829
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Originally Posted by lastdonb View Post

Went to a new GW on the west side of Phoenix before a game, at first it was just Mickey Mouse stuff:

 

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Then to another GW closer to the ballpark and an EPIC, EPIC, EPIC find:

 

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It's a rust brown with green and brown window pane and is a 40S

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Thrift pic:

 

 

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Tie: Brioni brown grenadine, AE Oak Arlington's. Just need the sleeves shortened.

 

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But, you may ask, why is this EPIC?

 

Looking at the buttons, they looked kinda like  plastic and I thought I could replace them with horn, but upon further inspection:

 

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14K GOLD BUTTONS!!!!!

 

Their marked Lindsay 14K on one end and 14K on the other. A little sleuthing turned up Lindsay & Co. of New York http://lindsayco.com/ and their on line catalog. There are matching cuff links on page 20, but the buttons are on page 32. Called the company and the sales rep said that the buttons are solid 14K gold (have 2 jacket and 4 cuff buttons) and the retail replacement cost for the jacket buttons at a jeweler is around $700-$1000 each and the cuff buttons about $400-$500 each.

 

 

For some reason I don't think the buttons are gonna stay on the jacket! Will have to consult the wise one, SPOO, and see if the "clothing" value of the jacket with gold buttons would be worth more than the value of the buttons.

WTF!! Awesome! I am checking all of my buttons tonight.

post #38822 of 112829

loving those madras ties!

post #38823 of 112829
Holy Shit!!! ^^^^^^
post #38824 of 112829
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Hell yes! Vintage video games nerds are so in! There are tons of vintage video games enthusiasts and revivalists on the inter-web who are gaining world wide attention starting with this guy.

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Not surprised there are vintage gaming enthusiasts, particularly those that grew up in the 80's and 90's.

Never heard of that guy, who is he?
post #38825 of 112829
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Originally Posted by lastdonb View Post


But, you may ask, why is this EPIC?

 

Looking at the buttons, they looked kinda like  plastic and I thought I could replace them with horn, but upon further inspection:

 

IMAG1146.jpgIMAG1144.jpg

 

14K GOLD BUTTONS!!!!!

 

Their marked Lindsay 14K on one end and 14K on the other. A little sleuthing turned up Lindsay & Co. of New York http://lindsayco.com/ and their on line catalog. There are matching cuff links on page 20, but the buttons are on page 32. Called the company and the sales rep said that the buttons are solid 14K gold (have 2 jacket and 4 cuff buttons) and the retail replacement cost for the jacket buttons at a jeweler is around $700-$1000 each and the cuff buttons about $400-$500 each.

 

 

^^^ $5000 worth of gold button at a Goodwill!  Lattanzis & Lobbs are cool and all, but this has got to be up there as one of the most valuable finds on this thread.  Consider my desk flipped.  icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #38826 of 112829
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

So here's what I've got in the stable.
Pocket squares
263
Ties,
263
263
Or perhaps a bow?
467
RLPL linen trousers, double pleated, these are fuller in the leg and fit really nice.
467
I've also got these bad boys, RLPL linen, tan and navy. Triple linen? devil.gif
263
What say ye!?!

 

I think those pants are going to be too close in color to the jacket or to the tan linen shirt, so don't do those pairings. The navy shirt and pants would look good, but don't try to put a tie on it. 

post #38827 of 112829
Related to eBay:

eBay Listing BIN with offer, I accept offer from buyer, 5 days later I aint heard shit and no payment. Contact buyer asking him to LMK if he still wants to pay, hear nothing back for 3 days.

Dont want to suck the eBay fees, so will hit buyer with item not paid so eBay can refund fees. How long is it ethical to dish out one of these? I used to wait a couple of weeks before doing it but I want to relist the item ASAP.
post #38828 of 112829
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post


But it's for me. To ride.

The thing is, folks who start out with crappy bikes don't tend to ride for very long because a, crappy bikes are uncomfortable due to frame geometry and bad seats, and it takes a tremendous amount of energy to get from point a to point b because they weigh a ton. The components--derailleurs, brakes, etc.--are cheap and so tend to go out of adjustment quickly, which makes riding even harder. And so the bike inevitably ends up gathering dust in a basement or garage after a month or two. Folks justify crappy bikes by saying, it's cheap and only for around town, which may, in fact, be the case. But you'll enjoy cycling way, way more, whether you're riding two miles or 200, if you have a quality bicycle. They are out there, you just have to look for them and have a bit of patience.

You could ride 25 miles on a well-made bicycle much easier than you could ride five miles on that Huffy. Riding a Huffy turns into a chore very quickly. Riding a decent bike can be a daylong journey of joy. Trust me on this, and if you won't, then go to a bike shop after you've ridden the Huffy for a week or so and ask to test ride a mid-level bike, something with an MSRP of around $500. You will instantly know what I am talking about. I can still remember my first ride on a decent bike, and that was 35 years ago. Changed my life.
post #38829 of 112829
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Related to eBay:
eBay Listing BIN with offer, I accept offer from buyer, 5 days later I aint heard shit and no payment. Contact buyer asking him to LMK if he still wants to pay, hear nothing back for 3 days.
Dont want to suck the eBay fees, so will hit buyer with item not paid so eBay can refund fees. How long is it ethical to dish out one of these? I used to wait a couple of weeks before doing it but I want to relist the item ASAP.

I set up my unpaid item assistant to open a case after 4 days. 4 days after the case is opened it's closed in your favor if they haven't paid, and the item is automatically relisted. 

post #38830 of 112829
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

42 generally correlates to a 36. I'm always torn on posting the tagged or measured size. Measured size just gives ammo to SNAD cases and tagged size makes the wrong people view your item.

The tagged size was not mentioned in the auction. Only answered as a question. Anyone who buys stuff based on tagged size and not measurements is a moron. Plus the guy freely admits he's a 31" waist and wanted to tailor it down. There is no way I'd personally look to take in a pair of pants three inches.
post #38831 of 112829
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

I set up my unpaid item assistant to open a case after 4 days. 4 days after the case is opened it's closed in your favor if they haven't paid, and the item is automatically relisted. 
+1 - Send him a message letting him know eBay is going to automatically open an unpaid case. I've done this before with decent sucesses of getting paid and no negative feedbacks from the transactions.

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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

The tagged size was not mentioned in the auction. Only answered as a question. Anyone who buys stuff based on tagged size and not measurements is a moron. Plus the guy freely admits he's a 31" waist and wanted to tailor it down. There is no way I'd personally look to take in a pair of pants three inches.

Do us all a favor and add him to the blocked list.

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Open everyday. So technically just 14 days.

Opening yourself up to some eBay confusion IMO.
post #38832 of 112829
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Originally Posted by lastdonb View Post


But, you may ask, why is this EPIC?

Looking at the buttons, they looked kinda like  plastic and I thought I could replace them with horn, but upon further inspection:

LLLL

14K GOLD BUTTONS!!!!!

Their marked Lindsay 14K on one end and 14K on the other. A little sleuthing turned up Lindsay & Co. of New York http://lindsayco.com/ and their on line catalog. There are matching cuff links on page 20, but the buttons are on page 32. Called the company and the sales rep said that the buttons are solid 14K gold (have 2 jacket and 4 cuff buttons) and the retail replacement cost for the jacket buttons at a jeweler is around $700-$1000 each and the cuff buttons about $400-$500 each.


For some reason I don't think the buttons are gonna stay on the jacket! Will have to consult the wise one, SPOO, and see if the "clothing" value of the jacket with gold buttons would be worth more than the value of the buttons.

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post #38833 of 112829
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Related to eBay:
eBay Listing BIN with offer, I accept offer from buyer, 5 days later I aint heard shit and no payment. Contact buyer asking him to LMK if he still wants to pay, hear nothing back for 3 days.
Dont want to suck the eBay fees, so will hit buyer with item not paid so eBay can refund fees. How long is it ethical to dish out one of these? I used to wait a couple of weeks before doing it but I want to relist the item ASAP.

I give buyers 10 days to pay. On day 6, I open an Unpaid case and send them an friendly reminder email explaining that they still have 4 days to pay (or tell me they don't want the item) without penalty. Was considering automating it with the 4 or 8 day option.

post #38834 of 112829

No gold buttons here (what a find, lastdonb!)

 

Shirts, in order of size and pics:

 

 - Brooks Brothers Purple Label Blue w/ Thin White Stripe and FC (15.5)

 - Zegna Multi-Stripe (15.5)

 - Hawes & Curtis x2 (16 - Red & Red/White Stripe)

 - New & Lingwood Solid White (16.5)

 - Z Zegna Navy (16.5)

 - Zegna Plaid (16.5)

 - Corneliani (Trend) Striped (16.5)

 - Lorenzini Yellow (L - super lightweight)

 - Vineyard Vines NWOT Plaid (L)

 - Vintage Abercrombie Made in USA OCBD (Marked Medium but measures as a Large)

 - Zegna Check (17.5)

 - Borrelli Napoli Blue (17.5)

 

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New Lingwood.jpg

 

ZZegna Navy.jpg

 

EZPlaid.jpg

 

CornTrend.jpg

 

LorenziniYellow.jpg

 

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AF1.jpg

 

ZegnaCheck.jpg

 

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ALL AVAILABLE

 

Plus these SW&D Finds:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/296829/the-official-sw-d-thrift-discount-store-bragging-thread/100_100#post_5521119

post #38835 of 112829
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


The thing is, folks who start out with crappy bikes don't tend to ride for very long because a, crappy bikes are uncomfortable due to frame geometry and bad seats, and it takes a tremendous amount of energy to get from point a to point b because they weigh a ton. The components--derailleurs, brakes, etc.--are cheap and so tend to go out of adjustment quickly, which makes riding even harder. And so the bike inevitably ends up gathering dust in a basement or garage after a month or two. Folks justify crappy bikes by saying, it's cheap and only for around town, which may, in fact, be the case. But you'll enjoy cycling way, way more, whether you're riding two miles or 200, if you have a quality bicycle. They are out there, you just have to look for them and have a bit of patience.
You could ride 25 miles on a well-made bicycle much easier than you could ride five miles on that Huffy. Riding a Huffy turns into a chore very quickly. Riding a decent bike can be a daylong journey of joy. Trust me on this, and if you won't, then go to a bike shop after you've ridden the Huffy for a week or so and ask to test ride a mid-level bike, something with an MSRP of around $500. You will instantly know what I am talking about. I can still remember my first ride on a decent bike, and that was 35 years ago. Changed my life.

 

 

OK, then I'll burn it and continue my search.

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