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Excuse the cellphone pic - I forgot all about this guy. I had been invited to an ugly sweater party years ago, and my friend and I headed to the GW closest to his house.

 

He ended up with a women's sweater that looked like the throw covering the couch on Roseanne. This is what I came up with from the racks...

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Of course, the party was cancelled, and I never got to unleash this on the masses. Ugly sweater parties seem to be holiday based (the one I was invited to was in December). What holiday would you say this sweater celebrates? I still don't know what the designer must have been on to come up with this piece.

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

 

Well, I added my two cents in the mod thread (which I've quoted below), and may very well be banned for it.  And even if I'm not, I'm done visiting this site on principle alone.  

 

With all that said, I have very much enjoyed posting here for the last year.  I have seriously learned an immense amount about clothing and all kinds of other cool stuff that I previously knew nothing about, just from posting and browsing in this thread...and I've had a great time shooting the shit with some of the incredibly cool posters here.  I'll probably resume posting a bit over at AAAC under the same username (AndroFan), so feel free to hit me up there if anyone wants to contact me going forward, or if I owe you any residual trading karma. 

 

If someone could do me a favor and quote me in case I'm banned so that peeps can contact me through alternate routes, it'd be much appreciated. 

 

Keep it real dudes, and keep reeling in the big fish.

 

 

 

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This is, without a doubt, the most fucktarded justification I have ever seen for enforcing a ban in my life.  If he made a new account to circumvent his ban, and then returned to the same abusive misbehavior he was banned for, this would be an absolutely reasonable reaction.  Instead, because some poster with sway got butthurt over a stupid conversation about a TV show in which some childish insults were exchanged, you "realized this", and now an otherwise excellent contributor is banned and not returning to the site.  I don't know if any of you mods ever visit or give two shits about the thrift store bragging thread (you know, one of the largest and most popular threads on this site), but Valium/Frenchy/Frenchytoo was, without a doubt, one of the best (if not THE best) consistent contributor of amazing finds to that thread in recent memory.  He added immense value to that thread and to the overall site on balance (even considering his penchant for boorish language), that for the banhammer to be so flagrantly abused by both the mod and the complaining poster over a trivial personal grievance is pathetic and shameful.

 

 

 

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Foiled by DM7. Hope the vacation is treating you well man.
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Come here, kid. Ive got some candy for you. devil.gif

Uncle Spoo's Ice Cream truck. I imagine you could sell it.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

A message from Frenchy : His Swan Song -

(edited among several emails)
the boys are no doubt wondering what happened this time,if you could pass this along would be good....
..anyway im done with the site tell everybody there will be no comeback,i wish you luck with the new site and the boys in the hunt.
oh well what are you gonna do,shit happens.
bad timing too as a i just found a all Campagnolo ROSSIN bike yesterday (the Hermes of bike parts).
you could post that as my swan song,just to give the guys hope that these things are still out there:
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anyway, talk soon,im off theres carts to be kicked in them aisles today.
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If I look at this long enough, do you think IT will come out of my computer and get me...?

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RIP Frenchman

Wear those snomobile suits in style. I'll miss ya
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I've heard people talk about Value Village/Savers and I just read about them on Wikipedia. Can anyone tell me if they're worthwhile? Do they know their brands and do good things exist at decent prices?
^^ Feel free to let me know if this type of info is top secret biggrin.gif

They are uneven. I have had highs (gucci, e marinella, hermes ties, BB Loro Piana pants, just awesome) and lows (weeks and weeks of dreck) and I can't recommend the time investment. But when that truck of hot stuff comes in, they're pretty good as long as the pricers are ignorant about brands and just mark up gap/zylos/etc and leave our brands alone. Shoes are outrageously priced, I've found.
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post

#2 Are you kidding? Spoo is our biggest enabler!

+1

OK. After breaking my Hermes cherry last week, I lose my virginity on two other labels after 18 solid months of thrifting...

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Well, I added my two cents in the mod thread (which I've quoted below), and may very well be banned for it.  And even if I'm not, I'm done visiting this site on principle alone.  

With all that said, I have very much enjoyed posting here for the last year.  I have seriously learned an immense amount about clothing and all kinds of other cool stuff that I previously knew nothing about, just from posting and browsing in this thread...and I've had a great time shooting the shit with some of the incredibly cool posters here.  I'll probably resume posting a bit over at AAAC under the same username (AndroFan), so feel free to hit me up there if anyone wants to contact me going forward, or if I owe you any residual trading karma. 

If someone could do me a favor and quote me in case I'm banned so that peeps can contact me through alternate routes, it'd be much appreciated. 

Keep it real dudes, and keep reeling in the big fish.



ridiculous. if you get banned, you get banned, and making a new account doesn't just wipe the slate clean and leave the mods powerless to enforce whatever punishment got handed down under an old account.
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ridiculous. if you get banned, you get banned, and making a new account doesn't just wipe the slate clean and leave the mods powerless to enforce whatever punishment got handed down under an old account.

 

True, but there should be some path to redemption possible. 

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True, but there should be some path to redemption possible. 

 

+1 Only time I'll ever say this, but Styleforum could learn a thing or two from Jesus.

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Work's started again and thrifting has slowed down (even more than it had), so I haven't read the thread for a couple of days.

 

@Jpmorris - Looking forward to the pics of your DFW haul!  Anything in your size that you don't want you should send to me immediately.

 

@Frenchy - Great guitar!  Also, sorry to see you go (though you won't be reading this).  Always excellent hauls.

 

IN MEMORIUM

 

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Just a few things from today.  

 

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The tortoise and hare Hermes is mint, but the one of the far right has some significant fading and staining.  At $2, I couldn't say no.  The silk knit is a no name, but is a great tie to have on hand.  The PRL is NWT and is pretty cool and the Zegna next to it is a Charvet-esqe weave.  More to come later!

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^^ Man, so jealous of that first Hermes. I love that thing.
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^^ Man, so jealous of that first Hermes. I love that thing.

 

Nah, but that Zegna looks badass... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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