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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

Since everyone loves identifying makers, I think Tyrwhitt shoes are made by Loake.

Yes, they are. I had a pair of CT Chelsea boots a while back that sold for a decent amount.


Also, why does everyone have my bag? wow.gif
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

I won't be keeping these, but I cannot afford to let them go for less than fair market, having recently been hit with $550 in unexpected vehicle repair bills just as I'm getting ready to embark a basement re-modeling project.

IMO it's unfortunate people have to justify not "going stuff away" on this thread. This is the bragging thread, not the "I found this and want to give it away for free thread" I LOVE trading and always appreciate great deals and think a lot of people appreciate what I've sold/given/traded with them, but I just find it funny how a) some people expect the world with nothing in return here just because YOU (the finder) didn't pay a lot for it and B) if you dont offer it dirt cheap you have to give a reason,excuse, feel bad.

 

This is not directed at you per say pnutpug, just in general but your comment made my point.

 

SIDE NOTE: Was super super super pissed of last night at a Marshalls. Picked up two great items 1) John Varvatos mainline summer (cotton blend) double breasted, peak label, suit for $135 (down from $1695 retail) and 2) Corneliani paper thin, perfect for summer sport coat in a smaller size for $100. Got up to the register and the guy couldnt get the sensor off the Varvatos, and proceeded to explode the secuirty tag all over both items and himself censored.gifThankfully I didnt get any red dye on me and these were to ebay/trade an not my size. Pretty pissed though as they were easy money

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Little bit of bragging:

 

 

 

Where's the little horse? (Click to show)

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Not available- arms have stretched out a bit, but fits great everywhere else.

 

And authenticity check, please? Asked a while back, but during the Spoo hiatus, so no dice. I'm now thinking this may be mega-fake...hmmm.

 

 

 

 

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

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If you really want to get into it, this is supposed to be the bragging thread, not the "I found shit that I know will be popular even though I really don't have any particular interest or attachment to it aside from the massive amount of money that I'm guaranteed to get from selling it, so I'm just going to pointlessly brag about it in order to not-so-subtly offer it up for a quick sale" thread, either. (also not calling out anyone in particular, a lot of that goes on here.) the truth of the matter is that the original intention of this thread jumped the shark long ago, and every "call out" attempting to get the thread back on track is just self-serving in some way or another. And quite frankly, I like to see when someone shows an inkling of guilt or provides an explanation for why they're asking so much for an iten... It at least shows that they have the right idea about the underlying premise of this thread: that getting clothes for cheap is everyone's ultimate objective, not fueling some massive profit-making venture.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

IMO it's unfortunate people have to justify not "going stuff away" on this thread. This is the bragging thread, not the "I found this and want to give it away for free thread" I LOVE trading and always appreciate great deals and think a lot of people appreciate what I've sold/given/traded with them, but I just find it funny how a) some people expect the world with nothing in return here just because YOU (the finder) didn't pay a lot for it and B) if you dont offer it dirt cheap you have to give a reason,excuse, feel bad.

This is not directed at you per say pnutpug, just in general but your comment made my point.

SIDE NOTE: Was super super super pissed of last night at a Marshalls. Picked up two great items 1) John Varvatos mainline summer (cotton blend) double breasted, peak label, suit for $135 (down from $1695 retail) and 2) Corneliani paper thin, perfect for summer sport coat in a smaller size for $100. Got up to the register and the guy couldnt get the sensor off the Varvatos, and proceeded to explode the secuirty tag all over both items and himself censored.gif Thankfully I didnt get any red dye on me and these were to ebay/trade an not my size. Pretty pissed though as they were easy money

Edited by AndroFan - 7/26/12 at 9:09am
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Are we going to talk about muskets again ?

 

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Yes... And the postal service. biggrin.gif
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Are we going to talk about muskets again ?

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Are we going to talk about muskets again ?

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Now that you mention it...

Not to take a shot at AndroFan, and not sure whether he was actually taking a shot at me, but I felt, still feel, the shoes are brag-worthy. Are they NIB Edward Greens? No. but, I think that they are somewhat unusual, they appear to be worth a fair amount of coin and they are honest thrift-store acquisitions, as opposed to a a consignment shop score. To me, that qualifies. Plus, I was hoping someone here knew a bit and could tell me more about them. I think we can all agree that teaching each other about stuff is a big part of what goes on here. In and of themselves, the tie and AE's were not worth posting but were included because I thought that the total haul was worthy and because I was hoping someone could tell me more about the tie, which, again, is available for practically nothing if anyone wants it.

I don't post a lot of finds because, frankly, most finds are fairly pedestrian. Other folks have different thresholds, and that's OK, but I'm not prone to, for example, posting a Pendleton wool shirt (unless I find three or more all together in mint condition for south of $10), because Pendleton is fairly common. I would post most anything by Brioni because I have only found two Brioni items, ever. For me, that's a brag.

Personally, it doesn't bother me when folks post Every Single Thing they found in obvious attempts to sell stuff because hitting the scroll key really isn't that hard, and it's a small price to pay for the other good that goes on. Plus, I will occasionally find something I like, so there's that, too.

Finally, I like what brianpore has to say about selling/swapping. If financials were a bit different than they are now, I would happily consider swaps/deals with folks whom I know. Not so much folks who just happen to frequent the thread. It's kind of like a Grateful Dead show: Just because you are all Jerry's kids doesn't mean there are not ugly stepchildren who sell overpriced brown acid.

Now, back to muskets:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/9006/the-official-thrift-discount-store-bragging-thread/41550#post_5583564
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We could just talk about our dreams. 

 

I'll start with the dreams.  I was in a thrift and found a few things, noticing that there were two guys across the rack from me who seemed interested in what I had set aside.  I looked away for a couple seconds and the bigger gent (think Abbot and Costello proportions) snatched the three things I had set aside.  Dior (not monsieur), Margiela, Loro Piana, whatever.  I was obviously incensed, while he was quite amused by the possession is 9/10 nonsense.  I finally got it all back and put it behind the counter.  Moments later, as the store was closing, I dug out a minty fresh Filson bag that I've been after for awhile (the Pullman).  This time it was the skinny fellow, only this time he had paid and was already walking out the door when I asked the clerk if she had seen someone grab a bag in such and such a shape.  Her blank nod, not unlike ones I've seen from thrift store volunteers, indicated that yes, someone had just walked away with the bag of my dreams, literally.

 

In conclusion, I processed Nat's real life nightmare into my dream and have realized I think about this hobby way too much. Hide your finds, protect your carts, shit's getting swiped.

 

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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

We could just talk about our dreams. 

I'll start with the dreams.  I was in a thrift and found a few things, noticing that there were two guys across the rack from me who seemed interested in what I had set aside.  I looked away for a couple seconds and the bigger gent (think Abbot and Costello proportions) snatched the three things I had set aside.  Dior (not monsieur), Margiela, Loro Piana, whatever.  I was obviously incensed, while he was quite amused by the possession is 9/10 nonsense.  I finally got it all back and put it behind the counter.  Moments later, as the store was closing, I dug out a minty fresh Filson bag that I've been after for awhile (the Pullman).  This time it was the skinny fellow, only this time he had paid and was already walking out the door when I asked the clerk if she had seen someone grab a bag in such and such a shape.  Her blank nod, not unlike ones I've seen from thrift store volunteers, indicated that yes, someone had just walked away with the bag of my dreams, literally.

In conclusion, I processed Nat's real life nightmare into my dream and have realized I think about this hobby way too much. Hide your finds, protect your carts, shit's getting swiped.


Wow, that's really fucked up that you posted this. I have a steamer trunk in my dinning room that has all my tweeds in, just waiting for the weather to turn colder,and last night I had a dream that someone came in my house and stole it while I was away. I remember being super pissed because most of the stuff in the trunk I haven't even got a chance to wear once yet. I woke up still pissed, and realized it was all a dream. Yes, I too think about clothes way too much.

And since we are still on the topic, I really need to clean out my closet.....bad. So I'll be posting a few things I would rather go to you fine gents on here before I send them over to the bay. I would much prefer a trade but if that doesn't work out, I'll be pretty much getting rid of this stuff for cost plus shipping. spam[1].gifspam[1].gifspam[1].gifspam[1].gif And don't worry, I'll spoiler it all. biggrin.gif Hope that doesn't ruffle any feathers, I'd send it over to the trade thread, but let's be honest, this thread gets way more views.
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Originally Posted by Jettison View Post

Little bit of bragging:
Not available- arms have stretched out a bit...

You get it from Frenchy? That would explain the stretched out arms being stretched out.
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By the way, what ever happened to the other Easy E?
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

We could just talk about our dreams. 

I wanna see movies of my dreams
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Well I liked the gun debate although I admit that discussing these things on survivalist forums make more sense and fun reading - particularly when you consider around 60% of folks posting there are nutters waiting for the end of civilization where every man must make his final stand!

When I get back home I will post some picks of some medieval coinage I picked up. Around a dozen coins in a box! I recognized one as having the mugshot of Henry 8th. They will make nice home decorations.

I like the slowly evolving mixture of finds - from audio equipment, furniture, and medieval coin haul. This varies things up.

I look forward to the day when one of you fellows brag after picking up a Kauri wood dining table set with retail value north of $20K.

As for the thrift debate - I just think many of us are more on the chum side and we just like coming here to kill some time. Reality, I would find it hard to accept if any of us truly gave a damn what another dude found. Emphasis on the word "truly".

Implication is that lukewarm interest does not correlate to a type of OCD interest that occupies ones mind all day and night. The kind of interest that even invades one inner psyche, piercing ones dreams. In the land of nod, just as one is about to get a BJ from hotness personified, a Kiton suit a thrifter bragged about suddenly barges the girl out the way and starts caressing ones manliness with its oh so soft cashmere pulchritude. Then you wake up and realize your problems go deeper into the inner sanctum than you expected.

This is all time killing, and I like many of you folks anyway, so whether we discuss stuff in this thread or in dumb threads, its all gewd!

There will always be a clash of philosophies particularly when you have competitive resellers (the type that cut a 20% off full retail deal) occupying the same space as old skool barterer's, easy going traders, and sheer braggers who thrift to keep. Most of you know where I stand regarding resale or trading of thrifted goods, although will duck out of this age old argument for fear of sounding like a broken record.
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Some good finds at lunch today:

Paul Stuart made in Canada yellow tattersall shirt size 16.5/35 (available).

Walked to the back a some of the vinyl caught my eye. Ended up buying 11 records and I don't even own a turntable.
-Springsteen Born to Run
-Cat Stevens Greatest Hits
-Journey Infinity
-J Geils Band (freeze frame /centerfold )
- and seven Billy Joel 1980 and older.

All appeared to be in good to excellent condition.
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