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post #50011 of 116073
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post

Excited about DM7's online store... wonder what the pricing will be like....

 

Strategic pricing (somewhat lower than eBay BIN, since I won't have fees), however, I can send out personal coupon codes to thread members I fancy nod[1].gif

post #50012 of 116073

lol @ 50k

 

and holy feck at DM7 .... cant wait to read that article. how the hell he does it: DM7 the memoir

post #50013 of 116073
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

No Joke...I'm still trying to figure out who I have to pay off to have one single item listed on PTO. 

 

Spoo must be paying them in luxeswap coupons and handjobs for the exposure he gets!

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As far as the PTO listing, have people checked out the PTO saved e-bay searches?  I assume PTO gets its listing from what those searches bring in.  Maybe there are certain keywords or brands that turn up on the PTO searches and listings could be designed to trigger them?  (It occurs to me -- as someone who has never listed anything on e-bay -- that you guys probably know a lot more about how this works than I do.)

 

As for DM7's super-mega-ultra-haul and soon-to-open-store, if it all came from a gigantic estate sale, two questions: (1) what mega-wealthy guy died recently? and (2) what size was he? (seriously, are all the clothes the same size?)

post #50015 of 116073
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Originally Posted by Septimus View Post

As far as the PTO listing, have people checked out the PTO saved e-bay searches?  I assume PTO gets its listing from what those searches bring in.  Maybe there are certain keywords or brands that turn up on the PTO searches and listings could be designed to trigger them?  (It occurs to me -- as someone who has never listed anything on e-bay -- that you guys probably know a lot more about how this works than I do.)

 

As for DM7's super-mega-ultra-haul and soon-to-open-store, if it all came from a gigantic estate sale, two questions: (1) what mega-wealthy guy died recently? and (2) what size was he? (seriously, are all the clothes the same size?)

 

Funny story...

 

The clothes came from a guy who died who hoarded high end men's clothing from estate sales in the bay area

 

edit: so (2) many sizes

post #50016 of 116073
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Today was rough, I had to put down my 13 year old malamute. I'm gonna hit the thrifts tomorrow to try and cheer myself up.

 

Sorry to hear for your loss.  I had to do the same thing a few years ago.  It wasn't easy and it still stings all these years later.  

post #50017 of 116073
DM, this dude is going to haunt you ala the poltergeist for breaking up his tie collection.
post #50018 of 116073
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Two pairs of shoes now.....two later
Has anyone had the elastic on the "ring" part of the strap changed by a cobbler? Easy/hard? Expensive/Cheap?

Ring? I think the word you're looking for is buckle.

And yeah, I have had it done. Cheap, quick job, but impossible to do perfectly. The cobbler will have to stitch through the lining as well as the upper itself, and the stiching is probably going to be and look heavier duty than the original. It doesn't affect a thing and it's only visible with close inspection, but somebody might care. I can't imagine who, but I'd disclose it in whatever listing.
post #50019 of 116073
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

DM, this dude is going to haunt you ala the poltergeist for breaking up his tie collection.

 

Nah man... I think he's pretty happy the items didn't end up donated/flea market.  At least they'll get to an appreciative customer.

post #50020 of 116073

http://www.styleforum.net/t/303330/ties-necktie-com-official-affiliate-thread/135

 

Get in this thread guys, Winner gets $50. Why not right?

 

Post: Which ties will Obama and Romney wear tonight?

post #50021 of 116073
When I first started thrifting, I had terrible nightmares that the people who died whose clothes I was selling were haunting me. True story.
post #50022 of 116073
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Originally Posted by godofcoffee View Post

Guys, sorry to interlope, but I have a quick question from somebody who's a complete n00b at thrifting:
I feel like there might be a certain type of person out there (like me) who has no objection to wearing used clothing, but lacks either the time, the knowledge, or the store access to make a go of it. This person could hit up eBay and search for big-name brands that folks like you have thoughtfully bought and flipped--but there'll still be a whole lot of quality product from obscure brands that slips through the cracks (or brandless product whose quality you guys can tell but whose quality is difficult to convey to the hoi polloi).
Has anyone attempted to bridge this gap, either through a thread, a market, or just informal proxies? It seems like a good way for you guys to be able to get more money and for people like me to get better clothes on the cheap.

I think most of us just leave that stuff in thrifts unless it fits. There are some lesser known brands around, like, say, Hanover shoes, to the point where there's a market, they just bring less money than comparable shoes, but I don't think there's any sort of market for wonderful high quality goods that are brandless or just aren't on anyone's radar. I've left some very nice, obviously bespoke suits behind in thrifts before because there's no way, apart from maybe this thread, to get them to people who would appreciate them. It's a shame, since my favorite jacket is a brandless, beat up old Harris Tweed. I know the stuff is good, I just hope that somebody with an eye for quality who wears that size walks through the door at some point. It's just too large a risk financially- it might sell, it might not, and if it does sell, it's only going to be for a small amount.
post #50023 of 116073
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

 

Funny story...

 

The clothes came from a guy who died who hoarded high end men's clothing from estate sales in the bay area

 

edit: so (2) many sizes

lurker[1].gif nest.gif There is hope after all icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #50024 of 116073
Did a quick run after the bank today. Anyone know how well Hugo Boss blazers move on eBay? Left a 48ish tan one (no size tag, but just barely didn't fit me) because I felt uncertain. If it fit I would've snatched it in a second as hey, worst case, Hugo Boss blazer. Also had to leave a nice Southwick blazer because of some holes in the sleeve. Still, grabbed my first thrifted coat.

42R Brooks Brothers 346 Navy 3-button SC. 97% wool. Spare buttons! AVAILABLE Deets (Click to show)





post #50025 of 116073
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Hey dudes, is this the givenchy I'm looking for?
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Indeed it is. Nice! Deets?
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

fuck...

no bragging post...

over 1500 items in this haul...

another 1000 from the last I haven't been able to brag about...

another 800 by the end of the week... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
There is no way I can inventory and photo this stuff...

Here's the breakdown of this haul...

Suits: 65-70 ~20 Brioni, a few RLPL, 10 oxxford, a few Isaia, Zegna...
Shirts: 150-200: Mostly Brioni, RLPL, Turnbull Asser, Charvet, one Kiton....
Pants: 150-200: Tons of Zanella, Incotex, Brioni, Barbera...
Ties: 1000+: Imagine any high end brand (Kiton, Charvet, Brioni, Hermes, Turnbull & Asser, Sulka, RLPL), there's 10-50 of each, maybe 150 zegna (I just spotted a zegna for patek phillippe nod%5B1%5D.gif)
Suspenders: About 50 trafalgar, some limited edition prints
Shoes: 4: Not much to brag about

The story: I cleared out a pretty awesome estate sale

By the end of the week, I'll be dealing with over 3500 items... bragging will be limited.

..... yeah....

oh... I'm pulling a spoo and launching a full blown webstore too... a little more comprehensive than luxeswap actually... It's up now (but pretty hidden), I should be launching it near the end of the week....

That's the story folks... onwards to post 50k!

If anyone had a chance to become a millionaire doing this (besides Spoo), it's you. Keep it up man - you're hitting the big time! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Ok, so this was definitely not bought at normal thrift prices, but was an exceptionally good deal I couldn't pass up. As many of you know, before I got into this menswear bit, I used to deal in collectibles. Mainly vintage cameras. This was on the top of my list of cameras to find, but until yesterday I had never even laid eyes on one in person. This was in an antique mall, in the booth where I usually find bulk bags of cufflinks. I never looked in the glass case above the cufflinks so I have no idea how long this was sitting there.




Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
1962 Leica M3 (Body Only)





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That is pure insanity! A Leica in a thrift!! Wow!
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