or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The official thrift/discount store bragging thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Page 2615

post #39211 of 119053
Quote:
Originally Posted by toscano_adottato View Post

Unfortunately I'm in the midst of an insomnia bout that has overcome even the Ambien I take nightly, so for all I know I'm really just telling this to the jaded penguin who is pounding back tequila shots while trying to sell me something called "herring insurance."

 

Drove by this place today; naturally had to turn around and take a pic.

 

Photo (Click to show)

Herring Insurance in Acworth, GA

post #39212 of 119053

Re: Paul Stuart:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

 

IMO better then Hickey Freeman. Look for the labels with all three city names on them (newest), two is older and one is oldest.

 

Howdy,

 

Picked up a couple "PS Tri-City" (term I just coined for PS labels with all 3 city names on them) pieces today: a sport coat made in Canada, 100% wool, ticket pocket, and pretty dope (fabric woven in France)...but I just quadruple-checked it and it has a small tear on the inside.  Eh, easy fix.  Other PS item is a long-sleeved plaid shirt, made in Italy.

 

Thank you again for the tip - I probably would have kept passing over PS stuff.

post #39213 of 119053

I have the exact same boots. Might be a bit clunky for city use, but excellent for hiking. If someone grabs these I would suggest adding some red laces and treat with Sno Seal (or a similar type of wax). Don't treat with anything that is going to soften the leather or else you'll loose the stiffness needed for hiking. 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Sooooo, my thrift ban has been removed. Therefore I decided to take a walk to my neighborhood spot, didn't find much, but I did come out with these. 80's Raichle made in Switzerland mountaineering boots.Size is 9M. If anybody needs any kick-ass boots for next winter, get at me. I've got a pair of very similar Danners, and they are fucking BOMB proof!
263
467
467

Edited by JackFlash - 6/17/12 at 4:40pm
post #39214 of 119053
You people. What you have done to me.

I had been looking forward to this day for six months: New Premium Outlets mall in Merrimack NH, a few miles up the road. Grand opening this weekend.

I went. What I found:
-- BB all 346 with no clearance rack
-- Saks had Brioni ties and some sweet black label (who makes these do you know? Zegna Cloth, Italy) suits BOGO but still, I could have months or perhaps a year of quality thrifting for the prices they were asking (and that thrifting would turn into trades and more consignment $$$). Or I could go wild on B&S or y'all's eBay and get more-better stuff...
-- Bloomie's had some canali ties and some Harris Tweed (HT branded!) coats for under $200 but common patterns I see at thrifts for $3-10
-- PRL outlet no RLPL or "the good stuff" you see sometimes

I walked out with a dress for my six-year-old daughter, just to burn the "buy $50, get $25 off" coupon at Bloomies and to round up to the minimum $50, a Boss silk pocket square.

You people have blasted my standards so high that this day, Father's Day, I had been looking forward to all year...was a total bust, ha! Only at thrifts can I find truly good clothes. Also this one has no ORvis or Barbour or H-F store, which others do. There will be a Vineyard Vines store opening soon though, so there's some hope...
post #39215 of 119053
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Should have left your number.... nest.gif

 

 

Really no need, at that store they know me by name, what days and times I come, and what I'm looking for. Just never had anyone offer to bring stuff out from the back before. I guess that's one of the perks you get when you spend thousands of dollars at one thrift store over the course of a year. 

post #39216 of 119053
Quote:
Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Should have left your number.... nest.gif

Really no need, at that store they know me by name, what days and times I come, and what I'm looking for. Just never had anyone offer to bring stuff out from the back before. I guess that's one of the perks you get when you spend thousands of dollars at one thrift store over the course of a year. 

I was kidding b/c of the wife... but yea I know what you mean. If you are friendly, the employees will go out of their way to be helpful. I bring coffee to my local place every few months as I tend to go at 9am when they open just to say hi and thanks

post #39217 of 119053
Quote:
Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Really no need, at that store they know me by name, what days and times I come, and what I'm looking for. Just never had anyone offer to bring stuff out from the back before. I guess that's one of the perks you get when you spend thousands of dollars at one thrift store over the course of a year. 

having your own Personal Thrift Concierge: a sign that you are truly in the top 1 percent of the bottom 99 percent.
post #39218 of 119053
Quote:
Originally Posted by eazye View Post

I've still got these bad boys, B&L for DKNY if your interested.
263
uhoh.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

If you guys want to trade, take a look at what I have. So far, all the items I've posted are available. Let me know!

you need a 3 piece?
36f4deef.jpg
post #39219 of 119053

PSA, anyone know somone who wears a size 18 shoe? I saw a pair of Adidas hi tops (Burgundy) Apparently New condition.

post #39220 of 119053
Quote:
Originally Posted by tben View Post


I can palm a basketball but I am not sure if that means my hands are giant...Lebron can do it...

Yeah, you have big hands, bro. I jealous. Since I was a kid, I always wanted to run while palming a basketball then jump from the free throw line to a dunk that's so sick, it would make put MJ to shame. Then again, I stopped growing around 5'8. FML ffffuuuu.gif

post #39221 of 119053
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg613 View Post

Nothing today, but some guy did pee on my shoes in the bathroom at Goodwill. He looked like a crazy person, so I pretended not to notice.

HAHAHAHAHAHA! lol8[1].gif

post #39222 of 119053

Noob question (I searched, did not find): how do you positively identify mother of pearl buttons?

 

I have some shirts that I suspect have MOP buttons - nice pearlescent "face" and white backs that may or may not have mottled brown patches on them, shirts all made in Italy.  Is there a tried-and-true method for identifying MOP buttons?

 

Gracias!

post #39223 of 119053

Touch it to your lips (or fingers, if your fingers are sensitive enough...mine apparently aren't).  It will be cold to the touch.  Plastic won't. 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Noob question (I searched, did not find): how do you positively identify mother of pearl buttons?

 

I have some shirts that I suspect have MOP buttons - nice pearlescent "face" and white backs that may or may not have mottled brown patches on them, shirts all made in Italy.  Is there a tried-and-true method for identifying MOP buttons?

 

Gracias!

post #39224 of 119053
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


uhoh.gifyou need a 3 piece?
36f4deef.jpg

Woa, fat lapels! But I'm interested! Measurements, please!

post #39225 of 119053
Quote:
Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Noob question (I searched, did not find): how do you positively identify mother of pearl buttons?

 

I have some shirts that I suspect have MOP buttons - nice pearlescent "face" and white backs that may or may not have mottled brown patches on them, shirts all made in Italy.  Is there a tried-and-true method for identifying MOP buttons?

 

Gracias!


Lick them...uhoh.gif

 

Did someone say 3 piece..

100_0632.JPGspam[1].gif

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The official thrift/discount store bragging thread