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post #49126 of 110261
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Trickers wingtips 9.5 D (anyone know if this is US or UK size? They seem like a 10 on my foot.

I think Trickers uses numbers for width. It probably comes down to if Wise Brothers is a US or UK store.


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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

Hit one store today, picked up a little Savile Row bespoke tweed suit. Must be from someone of incredible wealth/notoriety because this is the first time I've ever seen the interior name tag removed.

I've seen a couple of suits with that done. I could see even an average joe not wanting his name on a donated suit. Sometimes *all* of the tags are torn out, which makes no sense to me.
post #49127 of 110261
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post

Sometimes *all* of the tags are torn out, which makes no sense to me.

I see this too. I wonder if it's someone who's taking their "charity" to an extreme: if someone in need is buying a shirt at GW it shouldn't really matter who made it because it's the need that's being met by the garment (and not the maker).

On a similar note, I got reamed out by one of my wife's friends for flipping because I was depriving people of the opportunity to own what I was taking. She seemed to think that only needy people should shop there and that I was gaming/abusing the system. I did point out that, for something like jackets, I was only buying something like 1 in 500 jackets that I handled and that there were plenty of jackets still to go around.
post #49128 of 110261
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post


I see this too. I wonder if it's someone who's taking their "charity" to an extreme: if someone in need is buying a shirt at GW it shouldn't really matter who made it because it's the need that's being met by the garment (and not the maker).
On a similar note, I got reamed out by one of my wife's friends for flipping because I was depriving people of the opportunity to own what I was taking. She seemed to think that only needy people should shop there and that I was gaming/abusing the system. I did point out that, for something like jackets, I was only buying something like 1 in 500 jackets that I handled and that there were plenty of jackets still to go around.

I would rebuttal with the fact that you support second hand stores and the purpose they bring outside of sales.  They are a donation business that helps people outside of purchasing cheap clothes.  And with you purchasing their goods, you are helping a deeper cause.

post #49129 of 110261
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Agreed. In my area people with disabilities and new immigrants work there so by contributing to turnover, this creates demand met by employment.
post #49130 of 110261
They are job providers first, cheap clothing store second. By patronizing their stores, you are helping them accomplish their most important goal, at no detriment to poor people.
post #49131 of 110261
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

They are job providers first, cheap clothing store second. By patronizing their stores, you are helping them accomplish their most important goal, at no detriment to poor people.

Cheap clothing store is a distant 3rd behind the other work they do with the money they raise from sales. 

post #49132 of 110261
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

I see this too. I wonder if it's someone who's taking their "charity" to an extreme: if someone in need is buying a shirt at GW it shouldn't really matter who made it because it's the need that's being met by the garment (and not the maker).

I've also seen this from retailers. I suspect that some people want to do it to prevent flipping, but I'm not too sure
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

On a similar note, I got reamed out by one of my wife's friends for flipping because I was depriving people of the opportunity to own what I was taking. She seemed to think that only needy people should shop there and that I was gaming/abusing the system. I did point out that, for something like jackets, I was only buying something like 1 in 500 jackets that I handled and that there were plenty of jackets still to go around.

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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

I would rebuttal with the fact that you support second hand stores and the purpose they bring outside of sales.  They are a donation business that helps people outside of purchasing cheap clothes.  And with you purchasing their goods, you are helping a deeper cause.

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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

I would rebuttal with the fact that you support second hand stores and the purpose they bring outside of sales.  They are a donation business that helps people outside of purchasing cheap clothes.  And with you purchasing their goods, you are helping a deeper cause.

This thread comes back to this debate every once in awhile, though it's admittedly been awhile. It usually goes back and forth about the morality of buying/flipping from charity shops. In the end, someone will post an article that talks about thrift stores getting rid of huge amounts of clothing via recylcers as it won't sell in time. Ultimately, no one here feels bad enough to stop what they're doing.

One of the big differences is that the stores here aren't based necessarily around employing people or providing job skills (though many foreigners work in them). Rather, they're a means to fund ongoing projects and many people shop there, not only those in need.

I found two things today, one being a tie that has the Styrian crest on it which I'll use for traditional outings.

The other I recognized before I even got to it due to the lining:

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It's not NWT as it has a small spot that I'm sure will come clean. Side vents, linen/cotton, but it's sort of a strange pattern and color. I could see wearing it with brown or possibly grey, but it's not very formal. It's too close in color to most denim, so that would look ridiculous. Label looks so familiar, but I can't seem to place it confused.gif


Finally, could someone with Chester Barrie knowledge help me out with this one from yesterday? It seems to be of very nice quality, but not sure how this ranks as far as CB stuff goes. I would take it over to the label ID thread, but I don't really need to ID it smile.gif

post #49133 of 110261
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Originally Posted by TheODGuy View Post

Had a great day of thrifting in the 312 (Wicker and Lakeview)!

Brioni Tuxedo Shirt 16.5 (Available)
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NICE!! If someone finds one in a 14.5... hit me up.

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Some interesting pick ups from yesterday, available Preppy Stuff (Click to show)
Had been looking for a pair of these all summer, finally found some. PM me for measurements.

J.Crew Made in India patchwork madras pants. Tag size 34 x 30
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These were an interesting find. Don't normally pick up suspenders but these were mixed in with the ties. Sure enough they are from the Andover Shop
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post #49135 of 110261

Picked up some nice fall items today. 

 

Stetson gray tweed hat, size 7, available. 

 

 

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Filson original green wool packer hat, size XL (~23 in internal circumference), available (enjoy, Randy!). 

 

 

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Beautiful Brooks Brothers tweed. Very hard to get the true color of a tweed with the iPhone. Very tasteful greenish twinge. Not available. 

 

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Grabbed a nice pair of heavy twill Bills Khakis to top it off. Brooks Brothers tweed and Bills Khakis will be going to my father who though diet and exercise just lost a ton of weight and is lacking in clothes that fit. Perfect fall look for him. 

 

 

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Edited by JackFlash - 10/8/12 at 3:48am
post #49136 of 110261
Thrifting really isn't my thing, mostly because I know of no where in Dallas where such things can be done effectively. However, on my way through to work today (Yay! 80+ hour, 7 day work weeks!) I ran across a garage sale advertising vintage clothes and picked up these:


Tan Herringbone:


FU POW:


Thoughts?
post #49137 of 110261
MKT, you are in a prime position for thrifting, my friend -- you just need The List.

Today: Firsts!

Life After Denim shirt. Size 1 (a slim medium?), grey, light, poplin-ish, a Jil Sander-ish collar, nice cut, but cheap buttons I'll have to switch out with some obnoxious Brionis. smile.gif have no idea what this was doing in my town.

JCrew 'broken in' T-shirt. Not really a grail, but nice, and some much needed direction for my lacking T-shirt game.
post #49138 of 110261
Also Fallout 4: New Vegas with FOUR EXPANSION QUEST THINGIES!

Goodbye, the next 100 hours...
post #49139 of 110261
What makes for a prime position for thrifting? Also, what is The List?
post #49140 of 110261
Well, Nieman Marcus is headquartered in Dallas; that alone makes for some reliable finds. As for the rest, I'm not so sure, but Dallas (and surrounding cities) is undeniably where it's at in terms of thrifting -- especially if you're into the MC brands.

You might contact csoukolis (who has since moved back to CA) and ask for a list of his old haunts. And while you're at it, pls forward that list to me...I might make the drive one day. biggrin.gif
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