These are amazing! Most comfortable shoe ever! Paid up at REI for mine, though.
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Well, I made it back here after a near missed flight. I also narrowly avoided an overweight luggage charge for a duffle full of thrift stuff. Luckily, the guy at the counter was incredibly generous and said "That's expensive. Tell you what, let's not weigh anymore of these and we'll just put a heavy tag on that one to warn people. $200 for all of them." Best experience checking my luggage in on any flight!
I will try to get some picture up sometime of some of the other stuff I found. Some I bought new for myself, the discounts were pretty amazing on a lot of things. The euro wasn't as strong this time around, but the deals in the US still can't be beat. My wife and I are planning another trip in May and we may head out to California. I'd love to do some meetups, so I'll keep everyone posted.
Anyway, I thought I'd post pictures of an otherwise boring purchase. I have trouble finding smaller sized socks as I'm sure most people with small feet do. I've been known to pay way too much for dress socks that have real sizes instead of the generic 7-12 sized socks you find. Normally for no-show socks, I'll try to find low cut boys socks or women's socks so the heel doesn't slip out of the shoe and defeat the purpose of no-show socks by actually showing.
Anyway, it's a pain to find but I grabbed these and liked them a lot:
These were at TJ Maxx for $8 and at DSW for $13 or $14. They can be found at the checkout at DSW and near the checkout at TJ Maxx (or the women's section). There are a few different styles, but these were the best. They're thin and not noticeably women's socks, but they don't show when you wear low top chucks.
Anyway, thought I'd share to help others out!
While I was at TJ Maxx waiting for my wife, I also found the exact type of iPhone case I've been looking for. The phone clips in on one side and it as credit card slots on the other. They'll go unused, but the brown leather looks great and it will match most of my briefcases to some extent.
Edited by HansderHund - 9/15/12 at 6:34pm
Damn, dudes are killing it this weekend! Just caught up with 300+ posts.
Hans: I agree on the labels, especially the Turnberry [sp?] one - having been to Turnberry Isle in Miami I expected a lot more the first few times I saw that tag.
I am looking to buy a couple of small things - I know there's a buy/sell thread but everyone there is selling and never reads the "want to buy" ads it seems.Sell me your crap (Click to show)
1] Belt for a Pendleton long wool winter overcoat. Basically gray with flocks of color, to match this:
...OR I might settle for a belt in a solid gray wool of pretty much any color, since a contrasting belt might be OK as well.
2] Need some Brooks Brothers buttons by Waterbury. The gold ones with the suspended sheep, like these.
...I only need two of the smaller 5/8" sleeve buttons, but if someone has a set on the cheap I'd like to hear about it.
calling spoo!!!! need help. these look like guccis but.... they are old,have been fully resoled and the logo has been warn down. i found them in the same size as another same resoled poulse skone and co shoes. so i dont think they would be wearing fakes. let me know how i can tell !?!?!...
You cant make anything out? No indentation on the heel pad? Numbers on the inside?
I had no idea such a thing even existed!
Zegna jeans fit pics! (Click to show)
Imma keep 'em for winter time so i have jeans that thermal underwear will fit beneath better than my Levis.
Oh yeah, I ran into 3 of these bad boys. Picked up one to flip. Doesn't look the best quality jeans but there's the Zegna name and it's a bit on the novel side.
My girl thrifted a big bottle of Dior Poison a few months ago. It had at least 3/4 left.
YSL (Click to show)
Sorry bro, that's a no go.
Anyway, huge shout outs to Andro, Horse's Ass, Sam Smith and others for swesome trades and trade offers!
Thank you spoo
i think they overhauled everything on this shoe. They put a whole new sole and looks like a new heel pad. It doesn't bother to wear them without knowing 100% but it would bother me to sell them as guccis without knowing. Thats not my style
i found 3 pairs also and they sold for like 15 - 20 bucks. not worth it to flip imo
thanks, they are so bare. nothing on them. no marking no size nothing. it sucks but they fit me and ill wear them No flip for me
but they are the exact image of the link i posted. i dont think fakes are anywhere this nice or old
Picked up more bread & butter (PRL, Barbour etc), and what now appears to be a pile of dung compared to what everyone else pulled in this weekend so I'll spoiler it as always. All from Goodwill.
Some turds (Click to show)
Shorts for next year: PRL and Brooks Brothers:
Dunhill tie. Not newer, but decent. Had to leave a pile of Paul Stuart ties behind - 8 or 10 of them - all with some sort of flaw.
PRL cotton pincord (edit: not seersucker - hat tip to Patrologia for laying the knowledge on me) 3/2 jacket...
...with working cuffs:
The pants / jeans pile - 7 For All Mankind, Citizens Of Humanity, Lucky, Robert Graham, Orvis, and JD Workwear (with leather back pockets, hammer loop, and leather + padded knees):
Odd bird - Loro Piana Brooks Brothers "Brooksease". I always thought the "Brooksease" was lower level stuff akin to 346, but Loro Piana...? This is the coat for which I need sleeve buttons:
Who needs a paisley smoking jacket? Tagged 38R, from H&M...
...with working cuffs:
Bible action figures! NIB, $2.50 (retail is $30).
Ultimate noob mistake. This was in the glass case, flipped it open to see if it was marked how and where it should be - it was:
...got it home and saw immediately it has to be a fake. The Haymarket check is all off / doesn't line up correctly.
...no idea what I was thinking - assumed it was real and looked at it based on that, as opposed to what I normally do - assume it's fake and then try to prove to myself it's real. I had it backwards this time. Stupid waste of money - I should cut it in half and toss it so it doesn't make its way into the thrifting waters again.
Edited by ATLnoob - 9/16/12 at 6:26am