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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post


Not like that around here....
A typical dialogue between me and my wife, it is 8:30am in the morning.
Wife: "Whats taking you so long in there, lets go!"
Me: "I got to get that turtle out"
Wife: "Well the Gas station has a nice restroom"
Me: "You need to ask for a fucking key to get in"
Bottom line, if you need a pee or a dump around here, better take care of business at home otherwise you will regret it. Even if your partner is jumping around the spot trying to hurry you up.
My worst is when I am in that inbetween phase, I should do a dump but could hold out for an hour or two. In the past, when I ignored it, I would be stuck in a thrift store needing an uber urgent dump. Fart smells clear racks but it aint no fun flipping through clothes clenching your butt cheeks.
On longer thrift outings, I also take great care to drink less fluids.
Oh yeah, most thrift stores have a staff toilet. In absolute emergencies, I have snuck around the back to use em.
I have once taken a pee in a back alley behind a Goodwill when I could not find a restroom, people walking by on the street thinking I was a hobo. But when I need to go, I need to go...............

 

Wow, quite an ordeal.  2 or 3 of the GW's here have decent restrooms, though you better use 'em before you start browsing if you're solo, lest have to find a place to stash your stuff while you're using the loo.  Or, check out & pay, drop the stuff in your car, and go back in to use the restroom and finish shopping if you were in mid-thrift.

Local gas station chain (QT) has quite nice bathrooms, clean, no key, and I always hit at least one when out all day...except if there is a pickup truck with a trailer full of lawn equipment parked out front - that is a sure bet there are 3 or 4 landscaping crew guys lined up waiting to take consecutive craps and you can literally chew the stink it's so thick.

post #45557 of 109553
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

I just picked up one of my coolest finds yet. Crimson silk shawl collar tux jacket. Jetted pockets (flap-less), single button, two button cuffs, dated September 1969 by Hickey Freeman. I didn't even notice the maker tag until I got it home. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Fits perfectly except the sleeves are a touch too short and I'm not sure a sleeve like this can be lengthened. Thoughts? There's enough fabric to do it. The thing is mint albeit, dusty as hell. Also, found in the woman's section.

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I'm fairly certain those sleeves can be lengthened...the black band of satin is attached to the sleeve end; you could have it replaced with a longer band that dropped lower than the sleev and no one would be the wiser except you.

 

Looks like the cousin to one I picked up a while ago (and has since been to the cleaners for a pressing & de-musting):

 

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post #45558 of 109553
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

I'm fairly certain those sleeves can be lengthened...the black band of satin is attached to the sleeve end; you could have it replaced with a longer band that dropped lower than the sleev and no one would be the wiser except you.

Looks like the cousin to one I picked up a while ago (and has since been to the cleaners for a pressing & de-musting):
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Cool, I'm going to take it to my tailors and see what she can do.
post #45559 of 109553
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post

Thanks for the info. I grabbed it because it was well made and cheap. If I have redonate it, at least the purchase price went to AmVets. That's why I like shopping at the charity thrift stores. Though happily the local Goodwills will take returns for up to 2 weeks.

It might bring you a few bucks in the vintage category on Ebay, or the Fedora Lounge classifieds. There are some folks who like it.
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Help me out guys, ran to a local shop at lunch, in the coat section there was a lightweight denim coat/heavy shirt with suede patches on the shoulder, not really like a shooting jacket, more just for decoration.  It was marked "Polo County by Ralph Lauren"  I walked around to think about it and then forgot about it.  Is it worth the effort to go back and try to get it?

post #45561 of 109553
Now you too can look like the Captain from The Sound of Music.

Saw (not bought) this today and only posting because I seem to recall someone musing about picking one up.
A bit pricey ($35.99) but willing to proxy. Measurements - from me simply trying on - jacket approx. 42-44 R, pants are approx. 36-ish waist and about a 34 inseam.
Fabric is a hairy and itchy wool but great colour. Pants are 1/2 lined and only the front. Probably needs lining top to bottom and back and front.
Fantastic horn buttons but ensemble is too pricey for harvesting.

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post #45562 of 109553
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Now you too can look like the Captain from The Sound of Music.
Saw (not bought) this today and only posting because I seem to recall someone musing about picking one up.
A bit pricey ($35.99) but willing to proxy. Measurements - from me simply trying on - jacket approx. 42-44 R, pants are approx. 36-ish waist and about a 34 inseam.
Fabric is a hairy and itchy wool but great colour. Pants are 1/2 lined and only the front. Probably needs lining top to bottom and back and front.
Fantastic horn buttons but ensemble is too pricey for harvesting.
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We have sections dedicated to this clothing in our thrifts. If anyone ever wants one, get at me. As far as the buttons go, I can usually buy them from a few sources.

^^ Sorry to hijack you, Boh smile.gif
post #45563 of 109553
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

We have sections dedicated to this clothing in our thrifts. If anyone ever wants one, get at me. As far as the buttons go, I can usually buy them from a few sources.
^^ Sorry to hijack you, Boh smile.gif

You're the expert. I thought you'd chime in. biggrin.gif

Maybe we can use one of the pics as a spoo signal for you.
post #45564 of 109553
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post


Not like that around here....
A typical dialogue between me and my wife, it is 8:30am in the morning.
Wife: "Whats taking you so long in there, lets go!"
Me: "I got to get that turtle out"
Wife: "Well the Gas station has a nice restroom"
Me: "You need to ask for a fucking key to get in"
Bottom line, if you need a pee or a dump around here, better take care of business at home otherwise you will regret it. Even if your partner is jumping around the spot trying to hurry you up.
My worst is when I am in that inbetween phase, I should do a dump but could hold out for an hour or two. In the past, when I ignored it, I would be stuck in a thrift store needing an uber urgent dump. Fart smells clear racks but it aint no fun flipping through clothes clenching your butt cheeks.
On longer thrift outings, I also take great care to drink less fluids.
Oh yeah, most thrift stores have a staff toilet. In absolute emergencies, I have snuck around the back to use em.
I have once taken a pee in a back alley behind a Goodwill when I could not find a restroom, people walking by on the street thinking I was a hobo. But when I need to go, I need to go...............

 

AHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!! rotflmao.gif

post #45565 of 109553
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

You're the expert. I thought you'd chime in. biggrin.gif
Maybe we can use one of the pics as a spoo signal for you.

For the rare occasion that anyone finds Tracht (lederhosen, Oktoberfest clothing...), my first google search of Yodeln gave me this:





I suppose it should be something that someone else makes, but what the hell.
post #45566 of 109553
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Cool, I'm going to take it to my tailors and see what she can do.


Ezye, who do you use for a tailor in Chi?

I need a decent one.
post #45567 of 109553
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


For the rare occasion that anyone finds Tracht (lederhosen, Oktoberfest clothing...), my first google search of Yodeln gave me this:
 

 

Do you often come across Tracht? I spent a lot of time in Bavaria over the past couple of years, and have always regretted not popping into any thrifts to snag some.

post #45568 of 109553
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Originally Posted by ahk11 View Post

Do you often come across Tracht? I spent a lot of time in Bavaria over the past couple of years, and have always regretted not popping into any thrifts to snag some.

Short answer is yes. There is a section in every thrift dedicated to Tracht. About half the year it's 50% off, but prices are pretty wild. They know the good stuff that is handmade, but it's still far cheaper than buying new. New, hand-made lederhosen from a quality shop can easily be €300-400 (at least here). It's a better deal in thrifts, but it's better to wait to find a nice pair that fits well and hasn't been worn much. It can take awhile, but it's worth it as they'll last forever. Women have it easier as they have a number of dirndls from which to choose.
post #45569 of 109553
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Originally Posted by TheODGuy View Post

I'm a bit sick of seeing ugly LL Bean duffel coats, outdated pattern ties and vintage records in this thread. So here's some pick-ups I've found in the last month or so...
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L to R: Another Cucinelli polo, Ted Baker polo, Michael Bastian shirt, Steven Alan (reversible seam button down) Jack Spade button down, Burberry London polo

L to R: Brioni Marmolada Jeans, Rag and Bone jeans, another pair of Loro Piana cords, APC New Standards, APC (unknown model) black jeans, and a pair of Nudies.

 

I had that Steven Alan shirt in my pile, but put it back at the last second. I've packed on too many pounds in the past year. 

post #45570 of 109553
Seriously, the toilet problem is a big one IMO. I used to work in London and good luck finding a public toilet. Problem is even worse in New York!

I will relay a couple of funny stories:

1. I am on the district line, subway in London, from Victoria and Cannon Street (my destination). Needed urgent pee, real bad. So bad in fact sweat was pouring off my forehead. Train was crammed with people, I was sandwiched between a hot babe and some dude behind me. Also was shoulder to shoulder with a few other people on my side. Cant fucking move it is so crammed. The hot chick was pressed right on me, her buttocks landing just below my productive region. Dude behind me I can kinda feel his unit pressing against the back of my pants (the train was that crammed). I try to ignore it but could not, their movements coinciding with the train rocking compounded my problem doubly. Train stops in the pitch blackness between Embankment and Temple, I am nearly there I thought. Driver says signalling problem but it should only be 5 mins or so. 20 mins pass, I am clenching my teeth in agony. Did not even think about hot babe in front of me, pressed against me, great ass and all that lovely soft skin thanks to short skirt allowing plenty of bare legs. No chance of getting a boner, but there was a possibility I may have to relieve myself I was that desperate - pee in pants may be my only option. Whats the chance of me seeing these people again I thought? What about the girl? She would surely notice I was peeing given her ass was pressed just below my dick - sheer trauma for her and this could bring major legal problems. Decide I cannot pee in public, I have to bear the agony although I knew I could not hold out, 15 minutes more and my bladder would either burst or my muscles holding back the pee will give way. When train eventually arrives in Cannon street, my gait becomes a forceful sprint. "Where is the fucking toilet" I yelled in desperation to the guy at the turnstiles. I must have looked like a madman but he gave me directions! Go to the toilet and was there for around 15minutes. Took so long because the piss dribbled out rather than gushed out. For half the day, I had that perpetual feeling I needed to pee, I must have damaged my bladder holding on so long.

2. Was on a morning date with a woman that would eventually become my wife (this was like a 3rd date and we were just really getting to know each other). We go to a coffee shop that only had a single toilet. I needed a dump so go and do my thing. It was a very productive dump indeed and a single flush of the toilet resulted in a thick log standing to attention and a bowl full of water with toilet paper swirling on top. Well, that's just fucking great I thought. I look around for a plunger and there was nothing. Inspecting the contents of the bowl I thought screw it, I am outta here. Just before I leave, a bang on the door, it was my date and she asked me how long I would be. Dammit! I thought about letting her in and saying that the toilet was blocked by someone else, but she will know there is no way I spent 10 minutes in the toilet inspecting another person's turd. I said "hang on a moment, nearly finished"! I looked at the bowl full of water and tried to will the turd down with my mind. She knocked again and said it was urgent! Well fuckit, I rolled up my sleeves, when the water drained about halfway, I flushed again and unclogged that shitty toilet with my bare hands!

3. Driving through London, I had a bad stomach pain. I needed a diarrhea dump urgently. Saw a coffee shop, parked in illegal parking zone, and proceeded to enter. I can barely walk straight out of fear the contents of my bowels would empty into my pants. Male toilet was locked, some fucker was in. Look over to the Woman's toilet and thought screw it, I am going in. Just as I started to sit down an explosion erupted out my ass. When I got back up I noticed that not one square inch of toilet was left uncovered by scat. I hear the door open, shit, this is the only cubicle and this person is highly likely to be a woman. I gently depress the flush handle, nothing.... I press forceably, nothing but a faint gurgle and no water. The fucking toilet was broken and would not flush. Of course, luck would have it this woman was standing around waiting for me to finish. I leave as nonchalantly as possible, she enters the cubicle, and while walking away, she yells out to me "you're an animal". Also got a parking ticket!

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Wow, quite an ordeal.  2 or 3 of the GW's here have decent restrooms, though you better use 'em before you start browsing if you're solo, lest have to find a place to stash your stuff while you're using the loo.  Or, check out & pay, drop the stuff in your car, and go back in to use the restroom and finish shopping if you were in mid-thrift.

Yeah happened I lost my thrifted goods halfway through when needing the loo, came back cart was gone. Looked around, found zilcho although two of the shirts I wanted were back on the rack. Still have not figured out what happened.
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