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i'm really enjoying the hunt for things for me and other people. and we all can't be a Spoo or DM7.  but to sell something to get back some of what you spent, makes this at the least, a hobby that won't send you broke. and sometimes it might hurt to part with something, but tomorrow is another opportunity.smile.gif

Today's thrift:  Hermes shirt. n/a. a gift for a friend.

This hobby/sickness/disease definitely pays for itself, but it is my opinion that the financials of flipping should be left private. I think it's pretty obvious who the whales are on this thread. I'm not one of them, though I really thought one of my currently listed items was going to be on today's Put This On eBay Roundup.
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Two pairs of shoes now.....two later

 

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Has anyone had the elastic on the "ring" part of the strap changed by a cobbler? Easy/hard? Expensive/Cheap?

 

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I didn't find anything today but I came across this and thought it was interesting. Ladies camel hair overcoat, baller lining and lots of handwork.




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On a side note, holy jesus PTO's round-up is a Spoo and Typhoid Jones show today.

I noticed that too. Seems like everything is coming up Spoo. When's the IPO? Or perhaps a franchise model might be the way to go.

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Saw this Polo (made in Singapore shog[1].gif) Blackwatch coat today. Size L. Planning on going back tomorrow in the hope that it's there for half-off day. If it had been a small, it would be with me right now).

 

Perfect condition. Well made. Throat latch, button vent — the whole nine yards.

 

 

 

 

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As the author of the piece in question, I profited most directly. I had some reservations at first regarding blowing up honey holes, etc., but I've come to realize that thrifting at the elite level is a LOT of work. You really have to love it to do it, and you have to have a knack. Further, the volume of stuff that comes in precludes, I think, most thrift stores from figuring out the grails and pricing accordingly. There's just too much stuff coming in and the need to get it processed and on the floor quickly gets in the way of picking and choosing with any kind of precision, especially when the stores barely pay minimum wage and have high turnover. We all have stories about scoring Oxxford suits for $3 that were right next to Staffords priced at $30, and we have all seen flippers leave behind gold as they push groaning shopping carts to the register. Add to that the widespread refusal to wear used clothing-- there are lots of folks who would rather wear brand-new Faded Glory than gently used Purple Label. In short, I think it is presumptuous to believe that we can have any kind of effect on how thrifts operate. There is a reason that thrifts have evolved the way that they have, and it has nothing to do with EazyE or Mainy or Spoo. We are gleaners, not Mother Earth, and our harvests have nothing to do with planting season.
On a side note, I was on the radio today and one of the hosts complimented me on my navy Dobbs fedora. Where'd you get it, he asked. Goodwill, I answered. He and the others in the studio all laughed, thinking that I had made a joke. I just kept smiling.

 

Profited most directly, huh?


Please don't tell me inflight mags pay more than .50 - .75 a word. I'll have to start seriously doubting the awesomeness of my freelance gigs.

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Give me about 2.5 hours and I'll have a bragging up... definitely a lurker[1].gif worthy one nod[1].gif

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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

As the author of the piece in question, I profited most directly. I had some reservations at first regarding blowing up honey holes, etc., but I've come to realize that thrifting at the elite level is a LOT of work. You really have to love it to do it, and you have to have a knack. Further, the volume of stuff that comes in precludes, I think, most thrift stores from figuring out the grails and pricing accordingly. There's just too much stuff coming in and the need to get it processed and on the floor quickly gets in the way of picking and choosing with any kind of precision, especially when the stores barely pay minimum wage and have high turnover. We all have stories about scoring Oxxford suits for $3 that were right next to Staffords priced at $30, and we have all seen flippers leave behind gold as they push groaning shopping carts to the register. Add to that the widespread refusal to wear used clothing-- there are lots of folks who would rather wear brand-new Faded Glory than gently used Purple Label. In short, I think it is presumptuous to believe that we can have any kind of effect on how thrifts operate. There is a reason that thrifts have evolved the way that they have, and it has nothing to do with EazyE or Mainy or Spoo. We are gleaners, not Mother Earth, and our harvests have nothing to do with planting season.
On a side note, I was on the radio today and one of the hosts complimented me on my navy Dobbs fedora. Where'd you get it, he asked. Goodwill, I answered. He and the others in the studio all laughed, thinking that I had made a joke. I just kept smiling.

I think when it comes down to it, no person can be at every thrift at once. It is totally hit or miss, you have to be there at exactly the right time, so in that respect, I don't think anybody's spot can be "blown up" per se. Most of the pro thrifters I've run into have no idea what they are doing, picking up every pair of Levis, PRL and Tommy Hillfigure in sight. I say let them have it. And as I said before, with google and thrift tracker or whatever it is, there aren't really any "spots" anymore, you just have to have a little bit of luck and know what to look for. I wouldn't be surprised if that RLPL topcoat I found was sitting on the racks for weeks, as it was in the woman's section and is a rather large size, thereby crossing out 90% of the chicks that shop there. Just my 2 cents. Thrift on brothers. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Also, sorry Spoo, didn't mean to bring up the financial shit. peepwall[1].gif
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Give me about 2.5 hours and I'll have a bragging up... definitely a lurker%5B1%5D.gif worthy one nod%5B1%5D.gif

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Also, sorry Spoo, didn't mean to bring up the financial shit. peepwall[1].gif

i'm confused/annoyed by this whole situation. wasn't spoo the one who brought up the financial stuff in the now-removed airlines article (that he personally linked to in this thread, thus spurring discussion here)? why are you apologizing?
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Went at lunch... Picked up a navy flannel Corneliani blazer. It's unvented but marked 46 8 R (maybe part of a suit?) so I figured the smaller guys in here might be interested. Also another pair of HF charcoal flannels, around a 34 I think, with 2 pleats. Both available.

 

Anyone ever seen a tag that says something like "Royal Kashmeen" on the top and 3 scottish cities names on the bottom. Looked like an older tag for the fabric. It was a very nice black and white glenplaid overcoat from a local menswear shop. Thinking about going back for it. Also, if anyone wants me to proxy there was a 44L Joseph Abboud gray 100% wool overcoat for like $10. 

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Hey dudes, is this the givenchy I'm looking for?

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i'm confused/annoyed by this whole situation. wasn't spoo the one who brought up the financial stuff in the now-removed airlines article (that he personally linked to in this thread, thus spurring discussion here)? why are you apologizing?

Nah...I believe I started it while attempting to disprove the statement made by Private Eyes.

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LOL at this whole article debacle.

Also, let's not set the bar too low in terms of what is a "skill." Homies, thrifting ain't a skill. It might require reading the internet and some persistence, but those aren't skills.

Also, VLSI, yes, that is the good Givenchy - e.g. the stuff they sell on sites like Mr. Porter. Made in Italy, half-canvassed, nice fabric, right?
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Yup! Cool... time to talk financials with Spoo peepwall[1].gif
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