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post #44986 of 117944
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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post

I don't understand why a new thread is a good thing--especially since it's something that only invited members can access. I think that "leeching" is used in the sense of lurkers stealing thrifting techniques or spots? And the answer's to create a thread for the full-time or hardcore flippers--despite the fact that I can't remember ever seeing anyone share locations (occasionally someone might have admitted to getting friendly with a sorter to get into the back room).

This thread's created and fostered the community of hobbyists that some posters might be trying to turn into a community of career thrifters. There should probably be a forum for guys who do this for a living, but how many of those guys live on this thread?

because the moderation here sucks, that's why, it's total BS when good contributing posters are getting banhammered for no reason and people just lurk this thread for bargains and never bother posting anything
post #44987 of 117944
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

because the moderation here sucks, that's why, it's total BS when good contributing posters are getting banhammered for no reason and people just lurk this thread for bargains and never bother posting anything

5 to 1 says Mainy gets banned for this comment lol8[1].gif
post #44988 of 117944
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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post

 

I don't understand why a new thread is a good thing--especially since it's something that only invited members can access. I think that "leeching" is used in the sense of lurkers stealing thrifting techniques or spots? And the answer's to create a thread for the full-time or hardcore flippers--despite the fact that I can't remember ever seeing anyone share locations (occasionally someone might have admitted to getting friendly with a sorter to get into the back room).

 

This thread's created and fostered the community of hobbyists that some posters might be trying to turn into a community of career thrifters. There should probably be a forum for guys who do this for a living, but how many of those guys live on this thread?

 

You might be right with a lot of this, but it sure would be nice to be able to post some finds without being hounded by a bunch of guys with 5 posts who want every measurement on a Brioni shirt, even though they are only willing to pay $15.

 

At least with a thread with invited members you know its all good guys who aren't trying to get a steal off you.

post #44989 of 117944
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

 

Other labels. I think if I can find out when the current label started being used, I will have the dates I need.

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I've got this one:

 

700

 

700

 

700

 


^^^ Union Label used between 1949 and 1962.

 

*** edit ***

 

PS.  Check out this BB wash 'n' wear POW / gray plaid sack jacket that I changed the buttons on yesterday.  It went from gray plastic to genuine white MOPs.

 

700

 

700

 

^^^ Replacing the buttons on a navy blue blazer with genuine MOPs gets a lot of play, but I think they look really good on POW / gray plaid as well.  smile.gif


Edited by Typhoid Jones - 8/14/12 at 4:22pm
post #44990 of 117944
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

I've got this one:









^^^ Union Label used between 1949 and 1962.

I just found a 1940s-1950s suit with a different label than this, could anyone repost that link with the label identifications again? TY
post #44991 of 117944
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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post

I don't understand why a new thread is a good thing--especially since it's something that only invited members can access. I think that "leeching" is used in the sense of lurkers stealing thrifting techniques or spots? And the answer's to create a thread for the full-time or hardcore flippers--despite the fact that I can't remember ever seeing anyone share locations (occasionally someone might have admitted to getting friendly with a sorter to get into the back room).

This thread's created and fostered the community of hobbyists that some posters might be trying to turn into a community of career thrifters. There should probably be a forum for guys who do this for a living, but how many of those guys live on this thread?

I'll bite. In all honesty, what have you posted (no offense intended)? You may have posted quite a bit and I haven't noticed. However, every decent thing I've posted I've gotten a bunch of PMs asking abut sizes and cost. The majority have 3-4 posts to their name and most have never contributed anything to any thread on SF. I send them the info and they never get back to you. Not a thanks or here's what I can trade, etc. Unless you're willing to give ut away, they aren't interested. I'm fairly sure this is what he's talking about.
Edited by HansderHund - 8/14/12 at 4:36pm
post #44992 of 117944
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Originally Posted by cpmac7 View Post


I just found a 1940s-1950s suit with a different label than this, could anyone repost that link with the label identifications again? TY

This one?

 

http://www.steelzipper.com/ACWA.html

post #44993 of 117944
I didn't make the cut. I knew I shouldn't have listened to Wes and posted that thrift fit pic. ffffuuuu.gif
post #44994 of 117944
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Originally Posted by cpmac7 View Post

I just found a 1940s-1950s suit with a different label than this, could anyone repost that link with the label identifications again? TY

 

^^^ http://www.steelzipper.com/ACWA.html

post #44995 of 117944
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

"Estimated mortgage $446,258/mo."
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nutz that it multiplied almost 10x in 12 years in this real estate mahhhket?
post #44996 of 117944
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

First Brioni ever found at a GW (for me at least)...a not-all-that-attractive tie, but it's my first so I gotta "brag".  Not available.



If it's a good brand = brown tie. That's my Thrift Thesis. I have found, like 20 zegna ties and 18 (exaggeration) were used toilet paper color. Pfft!

Also boyz this ain't a new thread, it's a new SITE catering to thrifties. FOrmer DM7 is launching it. Moderation, etc will be wonky for a while just live with it.

I understand the idea; more tailored to us and don't have to read 400 messages in this thread if you miss 6 hours...and all the dumb side discussions (OBAMA RULES, ROMNEY SUCKS, gun control is awesome, ammo freaks are loonies) will go to their own threads and not pollute this place.

Worst it can do is fail.
post #44997 of 117944
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Originally Posted by Greg613 View Post

I didn't make the cut. I knew I shouldn't have listened to Wes and posted that thrift fit pic. ffffuuuu.gif

rotflmao.gif

post #44998 of 117944
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

^^^ http://www.steelzipper.com/ACWA.html

Thanks guys. I originally thought it was 1950s but with your help its clearly 1940s



post #44999 of 117944
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post


If it's a good brand = brown tie. That's my Thrift Thesis. I have found, like 20 zegna ties and 18 (exaggeration) were used toilet paper color. Pfft!
 

 

If it's Brioni, the color is "mocha" or "espresso"...not brown.  mwink[1].gif

 

I have never found a decent-looking Zegna tie; they have all been incredibly ugly.  They must have made some decent ones, but I've never seen them.

post #45000 of 117944
dm7 is such a drama queen
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