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post #45991 of 125441
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Today I picked up from the cleaners some of the RG shirts I scored last week. Guess what! Some of the little stains I missed didn't come out!ffffuuuu.gifbaldy%5B1%5D.gif Keep in mind the special cleaning required due to the embroidery on the shirts lead to a per shirt cleaning price equal to what I paid for the shirts in the first place!ffffuuuu.gif

What would you guys do in this case -
A) Punt and return shirts to the shop in the interest of getting at least some of my monies back.
B) Keep shirts and attempt to sell them with the faint stains, of course mentioning them up front in the auctions.
C) Cut them up and have them sewn into unitards, sign up for exercise classes with Richard Simmons.
D) Wrap them around handle of samurai sword and commit seppuku at GW in the hopes of getting an RG shirt named after me.

Easily B. Or oxyclean and then B. I oxycleaned an RG shirt and the embroidery wasn't affected. A lightly stained RG shirt will still have no problem fetching well above thrift store prices.
post #45992 of 125441
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Today I picked up from the cleaners some of the RG shirts I scored last week. Guess what! Some of the little stains I missed didn't come out!ffffuuuu.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
baldy%5B1%5D.gif Keep in mind the special cleaning required due to the embroidery on the shirts lead to a per shirt cleaning price equal to what I paid for the shirts in the first place!ffffuuuu.gif

What would you guys do in this case -
A) Punt and return shirts to the shop in the interest of getting at least some of my monies back.
B) Keep shirts and attempt to sell them with the faint stains, of course mentioning them up front in the auctions.
C) Cut them up and have them sewn into unitards, sign up for exercise classes with Richard Simmons.
D) Wrap them around handle of samurai sword and commit seppuku at GW in the hopes of getting an RG shirt named after me.

As appealing as option C is, I'd go with B. Even with minor imperfections, crazy embroidered RG shirts still bring in good monies.

+1 on the Oxiclean and hand-wash. Dry cleaning just doesn't have the effect of a good Oxiclean soak. One wash won't hurt.
post #45993 of 125441
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post

I'd go back for that. Norfolk jackets are somewhat hard to come by and do pretty well on the "bay".
Thanks for the heads-up. I probably should have grabbed it since they do exchanges. I'll see if it's still there tomorrow. If not, no biggie.

And nice lootz, Mainy!
post #45994 of 125441
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Originally Posted by jcubzzz View Post

picked up this shirt a few days ago and was wondering if anybody could tell me who the maker is. Tried to search the label but couldn't find anything. It's made in italy and fits me fairly well, wore it to work today. Thanks for helping out a newb.

 

 

 

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HOF: Labels, Heels And Nail Patterns - Secrets To ID The Maker

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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post


Easily B. Or oxyclean and then B. I oxycleaned an RG shirt and the embroidery wasn't affected. A lightly stained RG shirt will still have no problem fetching well above thrift store prices.

+1

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


As appealing as option C is, I'd go with B. Even with minor imperfections, crazy embroidered RG shirts still bring in good monies.
+1 on the Oxiclean and hand-wash. Dry cleaning just doesn't have the effect of a good Oxiclean soak. One wash won't hurt.

+1 

post #45995 of 125441
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Originally Posted by hardcase View Post

Cool stuff ! Thanks for sharing cool products! I have been looking for something similar to cufflinks but for the shirt collar, BTW I actually found the main website ...

 

Thank you :)

 

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Edited by TheNeedMachine - 8/29/12 at 9:47pm
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post #45997 of 125441
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Today I picked up from the cleaners some of the RG shirts I scored last week. Guess what! Some of the little stains I missed didn't come out!ffffuuuu.gifbaldy[1].gif Keep in mind the special cleaning required due to the embroidery on the shirts lead to a per shirt cleaning price equal to what I paid for the shirts in the first place!ffffuuuu.gif

 

What would you guys do in this case -

A) Punt and return shirts to the shop in the interest of getting at least some of my monies back.

B) Keep shirts and attempt to sell them with the faint stains, of course mentioning them up front in the auctions.

C) Cut them up and have them sewn into unitards, sign up for exercise classes with Richard Simmons.

D) Wrap them around handle of samurai sword and commit seppuku at GW in the hopes of getting an RG shirt named after me.

B for sure I sell stuff with stains on it all the time, it is fine as long as you mention the stains, although one time I forgot and was email abused my a middle aged woman who was very annoyed with the semen stains on her burberry sweater, lol8[1].gif I probably should have checked more thoroughly for stains before buying and selling it baldy[1].gif

post #45998 of 125441
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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post


Haha. You started it... but while I think you're right, the same could be said of any special interest, which employs lobbyists, which is every single one. PS PM me that book again, ive been on an amzon tear and thats 1 on my list brah.

 

Thrift lobbying!

 

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Originally Posted by 46n2 View Post

I will check out the basic fit threads, but that seam runs right at the edge of my shoulder. Thanks the input fellas ! I don't wear jackets often obviously. Too big for me eh?

 

I think there's too much shoulder padding.

 

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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post


LOL i never heard of yellow bones.

 

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=yellow%20bone

 

This was the first time I've heard of it. I think it might be an old southerner term?


Edited by barrelntrigger - 8/29/12 at 9:57pm
post #45999 of 125441
Our local goodwill had a few good things. I got an Ascot Chang shirt. Not sure if they are worth anything. I was looking at fleebay and it doesn't seem like their is much value in trying to resell them. It only cost me $2 because they were having a 50% off sale they do every other wednesday.
post #46000 of 125441

what up, fellers.

 

ugly E Zegna Tie

 

J Crew Blazer Patch Pockets

 

Willis & Gieger (first in the wild) Oxford

 

 

 

Hickey Freeman suit from late 80's (not a single blemish or signs of wear anywhere)

 

SPOO! Can you post a fit pic of how to rock a grey chalkstripe suit? This thing is a keeper for me.

 

 

BB Makers Glenplaid Tie

 

4 Cotton Pocket Squares

 

3 Zanella's 2xPlatinum Pleats 1x Loro Piana Tasmanian

 

Bolle Irex 100 - sick! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

 

mainy - laugh.gif


Edited by Samuel Smith - 8/30/12 at 11:58am
post #46001 of 125441

It's been really slow for me lately. I have an upcoming wedding which is burning up the next 5 weekends. Plus I have had a sinus problem which has put a damper on thrifting.

Did pick up a few things last night.

 

A Samick Acoustic Guitar with case for $15 --- just needs a new tuning key, one peg and new strings, all of which I already have in stock. It's low-end, but decent...and couldn't beat the price.

 

4 Pairs of NOS Bostonian Iron Age Steel Toe Shoes All size 8 D

They had about 4 more pairs, but these were the best looking ones.

 

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And I think I missed posting this find from last weekend. Sweet Vintage Blackwatch 3 Roll 2 40L (unavailable here since I already listed it on the bay and it has bids.....sorry guys, totally thought I had posted it here first baldy[1].gif)

 

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Edited by capnwes - 8/30/12 at 7:07am
post #46002 of 125441
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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post

what up, fellers.

 

 

Those shades! That tie!

 

I have never found sunglasses that were worth a damn. Chalk that up as another thing I can never find (not that I'm complaining or anything).

post #46003 of 125441
Who makes the shoes for. isaia ? Also, it is a southern term, they're are 3 categories to my knowledge, red bones yellow bones and plain ol dark skinned (pronounced skin ed. ) southern colloquial speech lesson over.
post #46004 of 125441
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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post
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BB Makers Glenplaid Tie

 

 

Best BB tie ever?

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

 

And I think I missed posting this find from last weekend. Sweet Vintage Blackwatch 3 Roll 2 40L (unavailable here since I already listed it on the bay and it has bids.....sorry guys, totally thought I had posted it here first baldy[1].gif)

 

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I'd be very angry if I didn't already have a vintage Anderson-Little one.  Wait, mine isn't 3-roll-2.  I am angry after all.

post #46005 of 125441
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

^^ Just a regular SL 1200. Would have loved if it were a Mk2!
Yeah, the 1200 was a great find but it's been long since sold. These days I'm running a thrift find Dual 701 (still has original box/packaging) for the mancave system and a NAD (rebadged Rega R2) for the living room system. The SL 1200 was found back in the mid 90's when everyone was chucking their vinyl and turntables. I got the bulk of my collection (stone mint early pressing Beatles & Stones LPs, tons of great psychedelic and progressive rock, 50's rock and roll on LP and 78s, etc) during this time. Nobody else was out there looking for it and people had a hard time giving it away. These days any well-known classic rock LP in nice shape won't last 20 minutes on the thrift store shelves.
:Raises Hand:
I'm always looking for any obscure 60's-70's rock/psychedelic/progressive stuff.

 

 

I hit the jackpot a few months ago in this department. Tons of garage/psych/punk/prog. I walked away with 60 or so LP's at $.99 each. Included were records by Spacemen 3, GONG, New York Dolls, Opal, The Growing Concern (which I flipped for $160 and bought a $20 repress of with the proceeds), Mothers of Invention, The Cure, Shadows of Knight, Fever Tree, The Second Coming, the first Nicky Hopkins LP, Dead Moon, The Bonzo Dog Band, Incredible String Band, Ultimate Spinach, Psychadelic Lollipop, Captain Beyond, Captain Beefheart, The Hello People, ,Camel, Badfinger, Spirit, The Seeds, etc etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry, I can't figure out how to use the spoiler! 

 

 

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Edited by Steve Kane - 8/30/12 at 11:08am
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