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PS: For heel slippage, try using some of these non-slip heel pads.

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+1 these work great

 

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 I think these are Brian's size.
Already PM'd him. smile.gif

Thanks & Thanks! biggrin.gif

post #42002 of 112878
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Probably old though. Fused too. You might get 35 cents on Ebay but it will depend on the lighting of the pic.
You're crazy for blowing up your spot like that though.

It was fully canvassed.

Hrmmm....details? Available?
post #42003 of 112878
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Pnutpug had a good idea of putting questionable items in a bag and throwing it in the freezer for a couple of days.

That is absolutely, totally not a flea. As others have said, they don't sit still for photos. Every flea I've ever seen, and I've seen a few, is black, or nearly so.

You need to get that shirt out of your house yesterday until you can figure out what that bugger is. If it were me, I would preserve it and nurture it and keep it happy until you run across the next asshole buyer on eBay who complains SNAD or somesuch, then I would ship it to him gratis as a token of your sincere regret for a transaction gone south.

As for freezing, I do that with every woolen item from a thrift store to kill any moths or moth larvae that might be lurking. Seventy-two hours in the freezer should be sufficient, based on my Internet research. I only started doing this a few months ago, however, and so I am behind, but when winter hits, I plan to put all my woolens in the garage for a few days. I've never had a problem with moths, but I've read enough nightmare accounts. To break out the fall wardrobe and find it devastated would be, well, devastating.

Every reputable source I've seen says that freezing temperatures will kill moths and larvae, but I'm not sure about any other insects, so good luck with whatever it is. You might want to consider pitching that shirt. I've never seen a Woolrich cool enough to justify bedbugs or ticks or flesh-eating cockroaches.
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Brace yourselves for a dm7'ish post... except better

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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

That is absolutely, totally not a flea. As others have said, they don't sit still for photos. Every flea I've ever seen, and I've seen a few, is black, or nearly so.
You need to get that shirt out of your house yesterday until you can figure out what that bugger is. If it were me, I would preserve it and nurture it and keep it happy until you run across the next asshole buyer on eBay who complains SNAD or somesuch, then I would ship it to him gratis as a token of your sincere regret for a transaction gone south.
As for freezing, I do that with every woolen item from a thrift store to kill any moths or moth larvae that might be lurking. Seventy-two hours in the freezer should be sufficient, based on my Internet research. I only started doing this a few months ago, however, and so I am behind, but when winter hits, I plan to put all my woolens in the garage for a few days. I've never had a problem with moths, but I've read enough nightmare accounts. To break out the fall wardrobe and find it devastated would be, well, devastating.
Every reputable source I've seen says that freezing temperatures will kill moths and larvae, but I'm not sure about any other insects, so good luck with whatever it is. You might want to consider pitching that shirt. I've never seen a Woolrich cool enough to justify bedbugs or ticks or flesh-eating cockroaches.

What he said^
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Cool basics a la Acne and APC, though the pricepoint is slightly lower.  No comment on the quality of construction as I've never seen a piece, but I think it's generally appreciated amongst the SW&D crowd.

 

Thanks, was actively considering throwing up your signal haha.

 

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Brace yourselves for a dm7'ish post... except better


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EDIT: Wait, does this mean you're going to bitch people out for criticizing your prom fit, or you've got a great haul?

post #42007 of 112878
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Was it alive/moving when you took the picture? A flea wouldn't probably wait for you to snap a picture. They're usually quick and will jump. If it is in fact a flea, humans are terrible hosts and they probably won't take well to you/your house unless you have a pet.
I don't know about bed bugs honestly, but it doesn't look too similar to anything google images pulled up for me.

No, it was dead, but if it came from an infested household who knows what other presents are waiting to hatch. I'll get it dry cleaned, as apparently bed bugs are a real issue in this region.

Also, if anyone finds a functional electric burr (coffee) grinder, let me know please! Still bummed out about the box I found for one that just had some silly food chopper in it frown.gif
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From Last week, only Rag and bone available

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From Last week, only Rag and bone available

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XS you say.... nest.gif

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No, it was dead, but if it came from an infested household who knows what other presents are waiting to hatch. I'll get it dry cleaned, as apparently bed bugs are a real issue in this region.

 

Looks like an ant to me. Bed bugs are much smaller from what I've read. 

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DM7, I challenge you fight[1].gif

(as a side note, I've dealt with DM7 before and he's a really good guy.  I don't think he deserves the shit he gets)

 

All NWT T&A's

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All NWT - Brioni, Barba, Isaia

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Preowned but mint Brioni's

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Preowned but mint - Luciano Barbera, Borrelli, Truzzi

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Preowned and near mint, but need washed - Brioni x2, Borrelli

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NWT Wool

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T&A x3, Ricci x2, Brioni, Charvetx3

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Spoo?

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Alden x2

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Realized after that the pants are riddled with moth holes and the jacket has a very tiny moth hole

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Made by St Andrews. Side-vented, found a few moth holes after

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Pure cashmere, side vented and flawless

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Pure cashmere, center vented and flawless

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Silk and cashmere, side vented and flawless

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Wool side-vented Brioni, probably never worn (forgot a pic of the label)

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Pure cashmere Gianlucu Isaia, mint, side-vented, and tits. (forgot a pic of the label again)

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Shouldn't be difficult to get the stains off this...

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Probably never worn, and very recent looking

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And of course I saved the best for last.  Pure cashmere exterior, with some sort of removable fur lining.  The details are incredible, but unfortunately due to the nature of the thick weave fabric, there's a few snags that aren't too noticeable.  Anyone have an idea of what the resale value of this could be?

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Okay, to answer some anticipated questions.  

-No, it wasn't from a thrift store, but everything except the jackets were basically thrift prices.  The jackets weren't far from thrift prices, but overall this was a BIG cash investment

-No, this is not my full time job, but at the prices I was paying it was too good of a deal to pass.  

-Everything is about a 41-42L, 15"-16" neck, 11.5B shoes, and literally everything fits me just about perfectly.  I'll probably keep a lot of it.

 

Like I said, this cost me a lot.  For the time, effort, and investment it is taking, I need to make a good profit.  I'm only going to sell stuff for prices reasonably close to market values.  Sorry, but there's just no way I can afford to proxy or give stuff away, and I don't have to closet space for trades.  Please don't pm unless you can make a fair offer.  I'll probably end up making a large B&S thread for this stuff.

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Amazing haul.
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Damn ick!

Made a run this morning bright and early to check out a brand new Goodwill and hit a few old ones. Someone's collection of Polo University Club suits and a ton of really dated Polo ties filled most of the racks but came out with this:

Hickey Freeman Boardroom Collection (probably a 38R, have to measure yet. 2 button, flat front cuffed pants) AVAILABLE
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NWT Polo collar sweater thing, size M (what's the official name for these things?) AVAILABLE
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Knit Polo tie I think someone would be into AVAILABLE
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Robert Talbott NW(old looking)T plaid bowtie (might hang on to this one)
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Grabbed this as well because it was $5. Nataku is our local camping supplies expert right? Worth the pickup? USA made, pretty good shape but worn on the inside a bit.
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Also couldn't resist grabbing Use Your Illusion I & II on cassette icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Amazing, ick578.
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Holy hell!
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