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post #49621 of 112459
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

so those gucci loafers that may or may not be fake that i posted, I found out almost fit me when I put on socks and use a shoe tree, they are a bit tight but can a cobbler fix that?
they are a size 10E and I am normally a 11.5-12D so I am confused how I can even get my feet into them? so if there is no way to fix the size a little bit then they are indeed available



They will stretch for sure! Mine were a little tight and now after trees fit perfect

post #49622 of 112459
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

They range widely here. It's up to the employees in most of our shops and if they recognize something, it will be more. Hugo Boss is plentiful and generally 2x the normal price. In Vienna, one chain of stores is awful with pricing. Every suit is €75 no matter how old or cheap it originally was. Other stores mark everything the same price. One store even recognized Brioni, which surprised me. It's really hit or miss.

 

Yeah, I have to say the only European city I went thrifting in was Berlin, but my god was it ridiculous. Polyester suits from the 70s for 40 Euro. Garbage shirts for minumum 15 Euro. If I was living there, I'd burn my old clothes (or give them directly to the homeless) before putting them in the bins for Humana to pick up.

 

That and stores selling used GATs for 20 Euro a pop (they're 25 new on eBay.de) made me swear off second-hand shopping in that city. Except flohmarkts.

 

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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

I dont know why, but I always manage to make time for Goodwill Boutique. Its not too far from here and its on the way to my other spots so I always stop in, hoping that the idiots who price things slip up one day and underprice something.

 

I think that the most ridiculous thing I saw there today, hands down...a beat up YVES SAINT LAURENT "FOR MEN" (licensed garbage) for $32!

 

How was it jusitified? They printed out a YVES SAINT LAURENT "RIVE GAUCHE" off Luisaviorama that couldnt even pass for the same shirt. Fucking thieves.

 

I should print out the lowest hammer price found on completed eBay listings and sneak it into that envelope.

 

 

 


They probably just don't know. Most of the people who work at those places don't know fuck one about menswear. You could always politely tell them that they've got their brands wrong. You weren't going to buy it anyway, so what do you have to lose?

 

Anyway, no pick-ups today, but a couple of notable passes related to current events. Passed on:

 

- At least 20-year-old Zegna suit marked up to $99

 

- Hockey Night in Canada sweater. Couldn't even bring myself to touch it.

post #49623 of 112459
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

The good news? My wife and I are planning another trip to the US in May. Where should we go?! We've done the southwest to death in the past few years, though we'd like to move to that general area. We have to visit the midwest to see some family and friends, but where else should we go and how should we get there? We've always wanted to do Route 1 (CA) in its entirety and then do something else, but how would we work the US into it??

New England is a good suggestion. If you do that, you might also want to nip up into Canada. You can't beat Montreal and Quebec City.

On the other side of the country, in keeping with you CA comment, I'm a huge fan of the Pacific Northwest, stretching from Victoria/Vancouver down through to northern CA. Hidden gem: Bellingham WA and its fabulous bookstores. Montana and Eastern Washington have fantastic scenery but you won't be able to thrift there. ; )
post #49624 of 112459

First, two great pictures.

 

Saw this running to the Post Office yesterday. Someone please explain to me how this works.

(If you missed it, there is a handicap hangtag on the bike)

 

Next, that Tommy Bahama T-Shirt is pretty darn awesome. I almost bought this t-shirt today because I laughed out loud flipping hangers.

 

 

Now to my brag...Non-clothing thrift story part two.

 

Same store as the Roomba I found.

 

Had to take that route home from work (one bridge was closed) and decided to stop in. Walked around the whole store and absolutely nothing. As I am about to leave I stopped to check out jewelry and take a picture of this as it was too hilarious hanging up in a goodwill.

 

I spot this...upside down sitting on top of the laptop. I ask the lady how much. She looks at the laptop and tells me 51 bucks (it is an iBook G4). I say to her, "no, the square box on top" and she looks at something and says 15 bucks. I said "I'll take it!" Then I realize the lady was looking at some digital picture frame behind the counter. I have her go back to the mini and for some odd reason it was packaged together with the laptop. I bargained with her because she refused to split them up but I bargained her down to 35 bucks (rang up as 36.16 since that was the only barcode the cashier could scan). Took a chance that it would work and the puppy booted right up. In total I got one Mac Mini (Late 2009 model with C2D), two mac mini power adapters, mini display to VGA adapter, and an iBook with no charger. Who donates a laptop with no charger, and who has 2 mac mini chargers? Weird...but AWESOME!

 

 

Forgive my nice clean desk...hahaha

 

 

 

 

Edit: Forgot to mention...the mini works perfect! Booted right up!

post #49625 of 112459
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post


New England is a good suggestion. If you do that, you might also want to nip up into Canada. You can't beat Montreal and Quebec City.
On the other side of the country, in keeping with you CA comment, I'm a huge fan of the Pacific Northwest, stretching from Victoria/Vancouver down through to northern CA. Hidden gem: Bellingham WA and its fabulous bookstores. Montana and Eastern Washington have fantastic scenery but you won't be able to thrift there. ; )


Spoken like a true westerner.

 

I second Quebec though, it's beautiful and has a very unique culture (sort of halfway between America and Europe). The Eastern Townships and Ile De La Madelaine are also gorgeous. And if you pull through Toronto on your way, you can hit me up for good places for thrifting and drinking.

post #49626 of 112459
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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post

First, two great pictures.

Saw this running to the Post Office yesterday. Someone please explain to me how this works.

(If you missed it, there is a handicap hangtag on the bike)
I saw something similar once: massively overweight guy on a huge chopper with two crutches - the kind with forearm braces - strapped to his back a la Mad Max with a shotgun.
post #49627 of 112459
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

. . . Montana and Eastern Washington have fantastic scenery but you won't be able to thrift there. ; )

 

Generally, the Montana thrifts aren't exactly fonts of Brioni, but this past summer I did find a mint and very recent Jack Georges $800 briefcase for $5 at the "YWCA Secret Seconds Thrift Shop" in Missoula, Montana. We spent a week at Paws Up Resort near Greenough, and Missoula is about an hour away.


Edited by Randy - 10/12/12 at 8:31pm
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Rhode Island has some really pretty towns as well. Check out Newport, the mansion walk there is really something else. Huge houses and cliffs along the ocean, whats not to like?

post #49629 of 112459
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

I agree on dibbing good shit, but sometimes I stop the whole flow of good stuff like 8 nwt's j crew selavage jeans come in and I snatch them all up :/ and where I volunteer you have to work up to register so you just do pricing the whole time XD

It would make you feel much better to just pass some of those 8 along to your fellow thrift buddies mwink[1].gif

post #49630 of 112459
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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post

I spot this...upside down sitting on top of the laptop. I ask the lady how much. She looks at the laptop and tells me 51 bucks (it is an iBook G4). I say to her, "no, the square box on top" and she looks at something and says 15 bucks. I said "I'll take it!" Then I realize the lady was looking at some digital picture frame behind the counter. I have her go back to the mini and for some odd reason it was packaged together with the laptop. I bargained with her because she refused to split them up but I bargained her down to 35 bucks (rang up as 36.16 since that was the only barcode the cashier could scan). Took a chance that it would work and the puppy booted right up. In total I got one Mac Mini (Late 2009 model with C2D), two mac mini power adapters, mini display to VGA adapter, and an iBook with no charger. Who donates a laptop with no charger, and who has 2 mac mini chargers? Weird...but AWESOME!

 

 

Forgive my nice clean desk...hahaha

 

 

 

 

Edit: Forgot to mention...the mini works perfect! Booted right up!

 


You should be arrested! Thats a nice come-up there!

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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post

First, two great pictures.

Saw this running to the Post Office yesterday. Someone please explain to me how this works.

(If you missed it, there is a handicap hangtag on the bike)

Next, that Tommy Bahama T-Shirt is pretty darn awesome. I almost bought this t-shirt today because I laughed out loud flipping hangers.



Now to my brag...Non-clothing thrift story part two.

Same store as the Roomba I found.

Had to take that route home from work (one bridge was closed) and decided to stop in. Walked around the whole store and absolutely nothing. As I am about to leave I stopped to check out jewelry and take a picture of this as it was too hilarious hanging up in a goodwill.


I spot this...upside down sitting on top of the laptop. I ask the lady how much. She looks at the laptop and tells me 51 bucks (it is an iBook G4). I say to her, "no, the square box on top" and she looks at something and says 15 bucks. I said "I'll take it!" Then I realize the lady was looking at some digital picture frame behind the counter. I have her go back to the mini and for some odd reason it was packaged together with the laptop. I bargained with her because she refused to split them up but I bargained her down to 35 bucks (rang up as 36.16 since that was the only barcode the cashier could scan). Took a chance that it would work and the puppy booted right up. In total I got one Mac Mini (Late 2009 model with C2D), two mac mini power adapters, mini display to VGA adapter, and an iBook with no charger. Who donates a laptop with no charger, and who has 2 mac mini chargers? Weird...but AWESOME!


Forgive my nice clean desk...hahaha





Edit: Forgot to mention...the mini works perfect! Booted right up!

I found a mini once, priced at...600 bucks lol and it was missing everything
post #49632 of 112459
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Originally Posted by Randomore View Post

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I found a mini once, priced at...600 bucks lol and it was missing everything

 

600? 600? Yikes.

 

One more picture that I forgot about. Trademark related but it was just funny to have these two companies battle out such a silly thing in the court system.

 

post #49633 of 112459
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

My wife is big on that. We drove from (roughly) Illinois to NYC a couple of years ago, what are some good stopping points??

I've been to nearly every state in this great country as well as most of the larger National and state parks, by car, and I can say hands down, the drive up highway 1 is the most beautiful of the bunch. The Redwoods are truly out of this world, as are the Serra Nevada mountains. Plus the ocean side towns along the way are fantastic, great food, great people, amazballs scenery!!!
post #49634 of 112459
Starting off with a closet cleaning item. I bought this Burberry Black Label pea coat on eBay a couple years ago. I'm 99% sure it's real, but since I don't know much about the Black Label other than it's only available in Japan, I thought I'd let the label masters here verify before I sell something fake. Also, if anyone's interested, let me know. Marked an L, but in fitting with the Japan theme, it fits more like a slim Medium in US sizes.

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On to the thrift finds!

Unfortunately, I got a slight case of food poisoning this week which knocked me out for the entire day I usually devote to thrifting. Therefore, only a few items this week. frown.gif

Domenico Vacca shirt
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Awesome English Country Classics sweater. Wool and suede patches. Made in England. Specialized outfitter that has their items made in limited numbers. Retail is pretty high, but worth it because the quality is very good.

Marked M, but fits pretty loose. I'd say probably around 42-44" chest.

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Pringle polo shirt wool sweater
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Church's Custom Grade 9.5D
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AE Sanford 9.5D
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Picked up two box lots of watches. A lot of crap, but a few decent watches. Mostly women. Get at me if you want a watch for your wife. I will let these go cheap.

Three Pulsar
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Seiko MOP face
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Citizen
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Seiko 17j auto
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Classic Seiko
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Tissot
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Hamilton
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Edited by 330CK - 10/12/12 at 11:12pm
post #49635 of 112459
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

It would make you feel much better to just pass some of those 8 along to your fellow thrift buddies mwink%5B1%5D.gif

sorry long since sold :/

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