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post #48946 of 124396
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Originally Posted by GMMcL


So here's the story. I went back for an RRL shirt for a thread brother. Intended to hit just one shop. But BAM! I was hitting good shit left and right. So I decided to see if my luck would hold, and went to a local GW that I'd hit once before to very mediocre results. BAM BAM! I was freaking Reaganing! Every effing label I turned was better than the last! I mated over a half dozen orphans. I was sweating bullets and must have looked possessed. It was un-effing-believable.

 


Zegna su misura, 15 mil mil. JUST a hair too big for me.

Explanation of said term for non-American born in the late 80s, please?

 

Great haul, man! I think people were just still in shock from the finds of earlier today.

 

Also, any chance that Zegna is 40-42L?

post #48947 of 124396
Such great finds
post #48948 of 124396
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Explanation of said term for non-American born in the late 80s, please?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reaganing
post #48949 of 124396
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Seriously dudes? Not a single freaking popcorn after my teaser?
Well, I'm going to f**cking earn your respect. Because today was my day in the life of DM7.

 

This is inspiring!!  *Amazing*!  worship.gif

 

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saw "14" and thought Brianpore!

 

Hey, got another 14 over here... sly.gif 

 

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post #48950 of 124396
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post

Thrifting in NY is a waste of time in my experience. Great stuff but they know how to charge. I have seen used shirts for $150 and they were in terrible condition. 

I am actually disappointed to hear this. I was kinda hoping to visit places Jesse visited in the NYC episode of Put This On's second season in my next visit to the city.*

 

On that note, where are the places that you guys had best thrifting experience? I assume LA area?

 

* Does anybody actually know thrift shops they visit from this episode? Only thing I could tell was that one place is Salvation Army somewhere in Manhattan. I've inquired Jesse about this when it was first aired, but still haven't heard back from him yet.

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So I was having a bad day, wasn't happy at all, and decided hey, lets see if the thrift gods shit on me too.

 

Strolling through the shoes I see a pair that wasn't there yesterday (yeah having a shop like a quarter mile away, if that, is taking its toll). I find that they have those super shitty white perforated insoles in them and for some reason (maybe it was the welt) I decided it was worth peeling the stuck-down insole back to see who was down there...

Peel meee (Click to show)

 

Well hello there. That's all you get of those till they're cleaned up. I have a feeling they may still go back though.

 

Then I found these, figured I'd grab them if for no other reason to find out more about them/Der Bomber. What's the deal with this sole? 3 brass rivets in the front, one in the rear.

 

 

 

These were the most expensive of the night -

Nwot Timberland Abington suede and canvas boat shoes(?). Sewn down leather welt and near spotless vibram soles. Maybe tried on on some carpet. Size..... 14 of all things. Looked these up, spring 2010 apparently.

 

Clothing wise, all I grabbed was this

Seemed pretty nice, is it? One small spot on the shoulder I'm going to try getting rid of.

 

So, I guess I wasn't completely shat on, but maybe partially. Also officially recognizing / being recognized by regulars at this store. There's "Cellphone Jose" ( I think I heard him being called that, always checking things on his phone) "The Maven" (50 something woman always sitting down waiting for the next cart/rack to roll out, either on her laptop or phone), and a somewhat gorgeous girl that looks like she has no place being there as often as she is. Very well put together and bubbly. Shares her name with my ex, which you'd think would be enough of a deterrent. Wait, what... Are our 60 minutes up already doc? cheers.gif


Edited by Evil Abed - 10/5/12 at 12:14am
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I wanted to share a couple of finds from our favorite friend who shall remain nameless biggrin.gif

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i found this Hans Wegner "Heart" dining table,these are very rare and desirable because they only have 3 legs!!!
i got it for $15,google what they go for.
also got these on monday,count them 2 pairs of Louis vuitton,2 Pairs of Crockett Jones,Garvati and one pair of Ferragamo Tremazza SPECIAL EDITION (retail $2K and up)
feel free to share on SF smile.gif

post #48953 of 124396
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I wanted to share a couple of finds from our favorite friend who shall remain nameless biggrin.gif

The following is a quote:

i found this Hans Wegner "Heart" dining table,these are very rare and desirable because they only have 3 legs!!!
i got it for $15,google what they go for.
also got these on monday,count them 2 pairs of Louis vuitton,2 Pairs of Crockett Jones,Garvati and one pair of Ferragamo Tremazza SPECIAL EDITION (retail $2K and up)
feel free to share on SF smile.gif

A moment of silence....

 

post #48954 of 124396
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

 

I have had tons of success in the suburbs, but it takes patience and the competition with other flippers is fierce.

This ^ totally made me think of this last night

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A moment of silence....

 

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Good work GMMcL....get at me if any of those suits are 46 range.
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Haha, yesterday the aldens and today.....Lattanzi
Only these are too large for me, size 10

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Edited by Crat - 10/5/12 at 9:00am
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Here are some more Tweeds I have collected over the summer.

 

Blue Check Harris Tweed 40R

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Green Herringbone Harris Tweed 40R 3 Button

 

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I think I may have posted this before

Gray Fleck Harris Tweed 40S

Made in Denmark, 3 Button

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Blue Herringbone Harris Tweed

Dunn and Co. 40R

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Beige Houndstooth Tweed 42L

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A salute to our nameless friend.... Viva le _________ icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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My first NWT find...Recent Hickey Freeman in a beautiful windowpane, wool cashmere blend, incredibly soft fabric...and of course it's not my size - available. 40R.






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PRL shirts come in varying levels of quality.  The nicest PRL shirts have the cursive label underneath the Polo Ralph Lauren label, like yours ("Custom Fit" is in cursive font).  All the cursive label shirts that I have seen do not have the polo on the front (some of them have them on one of the side gussets) and have decent-sized MoP buttons.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Kinda a bust this last week, but a few shirts I did pick up.... question on the 1st Ralph Lauren shirt actually. It is by far the nicest PRL (non RLPL) shirt I have ever seen (in the store included), no pony, MOP buttons, nice quality material. Is there a line between PRL and RLPL??

 

Polo Ralph Lauren Custom Fit Black / White Stripe Shirt

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Tagged Size                            Large
Chest (pit to pit)                      24.50"
Shoulder (seam to seam)        19.25"
Arm (shoulder seam to cuff)     25.75"
Really Nice Material
No Pony on Chest
MOP Buttons
Pleated Shoulders

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Zegna Gray Double Front Pocket Casual Shirt

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Tagged Size                            Small
Chest (pit to pit)                      22.50"
Shoulder (seam to seam)         20.50"
Arm (shoulder seam to cuff)     24.50"
Really Nice Material
Two Front Pockets
Engraved MOP Buttons
Center Back Pleat

 

 

Paul Smith Light Blue Stripe Shirt

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Tagged Size                           16.5
Chest (pit to pit)                      24.5"
Shoulder (seam to seam)        19.75"
Arm (shoulder seam to cuff)     24.50"
Great Paul Smith Quality
Split Back Yoke
Double Button Cuff - Hole for Cufflink

 

 

Ralph Lauren RRL Double RL Blue Oxford Cloth Shirt

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Tagged Size                           Large
Chest (pit to pit)                     27.25"
Shoulder (seam to seam)        21.00"
Arm (shoulder seam to cuff)     25.50"
Great Ralph Lauren RRL Quality
Half Button (4 Buttons)
Nice Oxford Blue Material
 

 

 

Turnbull & Asser Red Blue Stripe French Cuff Dress Shirt

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Tagged Size                           17.5
Chest (pit to pit)                     26.75"
Shoulder (seam to seam)        21.25"
Arm (shoulder seam to cuff)     26.00"
Nice MOP Buttons
Reinforced Gussets
French Cuffs
Pleated Shoulders

   

 

Polo Ralph Lauren Madras Plaid Casual Shirt

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Tagged Size                           XXL | 18
Chest (pit to pit)                      29.00"
Shoulder (seam to seam)        22.00"
Arm (shoulder seam to cuff)     26.00"
Button Down Collar
Awesome Material - Perfect for Fall
Split Back Yoke
Center Back Pleat

 

 

 

 

 

 

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