The local SVDP was having a 50% off suits and sportcoats Labor Day sale. Picked up this for $2.75. My size, unavailable.
What size were the HF coats, and how much?
The bag man striketh again (though on a much lower level).
Yesterday I dropped by the GW that I'll be establishing residency at due to proximity in a few weeks. Anyway it was just before closing, and I didn't have much time to do a complete sweep of the place. Walked past the pile, and I mean pile of bags and stuff in the back of the store when this little guy caught my eye.
A peek inside at the tag... (Click to show)
Not a Billykirk by any means, but way stoked on this. Problem is, this sucker is dirty. As part of a costume shop's inventory, it was probably rented out on a lot of films. As you can see in the first picture, one of the snaps on the left is missing, but that's ok by me. They also seem to have retrofitted velcro tabs to the bag as well, which is pretty awesome since I'll hopefully make this a keeper/user for myself, and you can't see them with the flap closed.
How should I clean this thing? I can't exactly throw it in the washer the leather and all. Soap and brush in the sink?
Also the strap is too damn short, considering various options to lengthen it so that I don't loose the awesomeness of the original.
Exceptional find. IMO it would be worth the investment to have the snap repaired. Would probably be worth taking it to a upscale dry cleaner that could offer some advice in regard to both cleaning and repair.
Let me know when you get tired of it, or where you keep it when you are sleeping. . .
Late last year I found a very nice Leica III f rangefinder with a 5cm summar that I eBayed to Hong Kong. Great stuff.
That tie press looks 100% Cornballer on the danger scale.
Any of you ever listen to Astronautalis???
Right right, back to thrifting. Went out today desperately looking for furniture, ended up with another Corneliani made PRL sport coat that is tits for fall (I think it's 44R or L, I need to check), some black Florsheim V cleats sized 11D, and a first for me Hermes tie that needs Spooification, though I think it's kosher.
Isn't it strange that so many sites use the wrong sequence? I wonder if that sequence (starting with blue) did exist at some stage??
They use it for their banner here for example:
Here (next to the image of the jeans):
No wonder people get confused!
Recently I have noticed some sweaters that are definitely fake though, where the third letter is yellow, there is no R symbol, and not even the 100% next to mercerized cotton. And with very simple patterns. There are more and more on eBay... :(
Please do tell that story! I'm all ears!
How do steamers compare to hanging your woolens in the bathroom while turning hot shower water on for about 20 minutes?
Mosh story time: this was a few weeks ago at Outside Lands festival in SF. It's like my 4th or 5th time seeing Metallica, except here it's all open instead of stadiums so I got up really close. Even though the crowd at OL was mainly hipsters, people still came out just for Metallica. Of course mosh pit. Having a good time. Towards the end, some giant decided to pick on me a bit. No problem. One unfortunate hit taken to the rib cage and bam fractured rib. Thrifting hasn't been that much fun since.
Also, Dustin Kensrue from Thrice is a complete badass.
PPS, that's the good Lanvin.
Wow! That sucks! You doing ok?
From my experience, if it's in good condition, you should have no problems getting north of $100.
I've never been great at rote memorization of song titles, but I could probably approximately name 30-40 songs by those specific artists. How many Company Flow, J Dilla, Busdriver, Pharcyde, Antipop Consortium, Digable Planets etc songs can you name off the top of your head? Probably none.
More than anything, I come from an understand of underground music, whether it be punk, metal, hardcore, noise, or hip hop. It just so happens that hip hop beats hit the mainstream sooner and more pervasively than John Wiese noise experiments.
However, you have artists like Johnny Jewel contributing to Oscar nominated films (Drive) so the underground does gets through in unexpected ways.
Hip hop is generally about "look-at-me" lyrics and spitting game about raping women will get people to look at you. Earl's 18, he's young and dumb.
Youth makes music exciting and generally introduces the freshest ideas. Period.
Speaking of Rap and Hip Hop culture, I thought I'll bring up some interesting information, it was many years ago I stumbled upon a video explaining the influence of 52 Hand Blocks on Hip Hop culture. According to some people in the video, B-Boyers, or break dancers (whatever you want to call them) got the idea of "battles" from watching 52 Hand Blocks practitioners practicing and demonstrating their fighting system. I tried looking for the video but to no avail. So instead I'll leave those of you who cares with this video.
Epic first score, welcome to the addiction. . .
Damn right it is an addiction!!
I am at the point now where I need an intervention.
If I don't hit Goodwill or Sally Ann at least 4 times a week to troll the racks, I get withdrawal and anxiety symptoms.
Now I equate every other purchase of disposable income to what I could have bought at a thrift. For example - If I buy a Big Mac trio for 5 bucks,I tell myself, "Why am I eating this shit?" For the same money, I could have a Zegna SC or a Brioni shirt.
Gas up the car for 40 bucks, WTF, instead of this fucking gas, I could have had 3 Canali suits, and a couple of Zegna cashmere jackets.
Am I a sick fuck just like y'all??? LOL !!! Fucking right it is an addiction. I can't stop myself !!! HELP !!!!!!!
Get me into Thrifting Anonymous ASAFP !!!!!!