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post #50146 of 124702
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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

I fuckin hate the Salvation Army, by the way.

 

Its like they dont give a shit about how beat up something is and still put it on the rack at average prices. Oh...and the chaos on the racks!...fucking kills me. Youll find Tees mixed with Dress Shirts and Shorts mixed with Dress Pants.

 

Ive had some good luck there, but damn, its such a buzz kill imagining that I have to go through every section in the store because they cant keep shit in order.

A few of the GWs near here (northern MD) are now putting all the mens clothes on the rack completely scrambled. Pants, shorts, sweats, jackets, shirts, suits, etc... It is retarded. They have all of the women's stuff organized. I am not sure what the strategy is there, but in my case, I just don't go there as often. Granted the last time I went I found a pair of Ferragamo Bit Loafers and an Oxxford SC, but I really had to dig deep to find them. To top it off, one of the stores just remodelled and their prices immediately went through the roof. 

post #50147 of 124702
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

Also, sometimes the best stuff for personal use is what you need - like that Kitchenaid mixer from Goodwill for 10 bucks that we ended up keeping. We had no intention of spending $$$ for one of those and were making do with other things - and then bam. I think there's a few guys in this thread who have complete audio setups founded on this principle. wink.gif

I don't have an amazing system by an means but I've relied completely on thrift store finds to assemble my stereo system, slowly upgrading as I find better stuff. Haven't spent more than $30 for a piece of stereo equipment and I'm reasonably happy with what I have.
post #50148 of 124702
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post


I don't have an amazing system by an means but I've relied completely on thrift store finds to assemble my stereo system, slowly upgrading as I find better stuff. Haven't spent more than $30 for a piece of stereo equipment and I'm reasonably happy with what I have.

 

+1

 

Thrifting has brought me a Dual 1219 turntable, HK integrated amp and an Onkyo tuner, all in great shape. The whole lot for under $100 total.

post #50149 of 124702

Speaking of labels...

Ive tried researching elsewhere before coming here. Off the top of your head can you tell me about how old these are?

 

They cant be that old because the cut is quite slim. But I dont know.

 

I couldnt leave them because they seemed unique. The ribbing on the material is horizontal and the reminded me alot of Incotex.

 

(Flat Front, Uncuffed, French Fly, 8" Leg Opening)

 

 

post #50150 of 124702
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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

Yeah, the newer tags are dark brown. Are you picking those up for flipping or personal?

 

I always skip on those jeans. I see like 50 pairs everytime I go out.

 

I dont bother with True Religion or 7 for all Mankind. They seem to have a very high probablity of being fake and the time trying to figure it out isnt very worth it to me.

 

Aside from that, Thrift Stores nowadays think they know their shit because they be pricing them jeans at like $15-$30.


They were to flip .... so in that case, the Nudies need to pay for my mistake.

post #50151 of 124702
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

A few of the GWs near here (northern MD) are now putting all the mens clothes on the rack completely scrambled. Pants, shorts, sweats, jackets, shirts, suits, etc... It is retarded. They have all of the women's stuff organized. I am not sure what the strategy is there, but in my case, I just don't go there as often. Granted the last time I went I found a pair of Ferragamo Bit Loafers and an Oxxford SC, but I really had to dig deep to find them. To top it off, one of the stores just remodelled and their prices immediately went through the roof. 

The mens section at my local Goodwill is always a mess. Not only that, but most of the quality mens sportcoats, suits and shirts that I've found are in the womens section. It's almost to the point that I don't even check the mens section anymore.
post #50152 of 124702
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Originally Posted by tsmith View Post


The mens section at my local Goodwill is always a mess. Not only that, but most of the quality mens sportcoats, suits and shirts that I've found are in the womens section. It's almost to the point that I don't even check the mens section anymore.


I might start checking the Juniors (Girls) section. Maybe i'll find some Comme des Garcons or Dior Homme in there

post #50153 of 124702
In the general theme of WTF, a local store had Missoni dresses in the men's sweater section - I'm not complaining, they were easy to flip. But who thinks 34" bust and 42" shoulder to hem is a man's sweater?!
post #50154 of 124702
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Originally Posted by Henry Boogers View Post


They had these packs at the Pittsford Marshalls from time to time. $10.

 

Gotta make time to hit that up more often. 

post #50155 of 124702
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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

I fuckin hate the Salvation Army, by the way.

 

Its like they dont give a shit about how beat up something is and still put it on the rack at average prices. Oh...and the chaos on the racks!...fucking kills me. Youll find Tees mixed with Dress Shirts and Shorts mixed with Dress Pants.

 

Ive had some good luck there, but damn, its such a buzz kill imagining that I have to go through every section in the store because they cant keep shit in order.

 

+1 I don't go to SA stores. The few bucks I save by their slightly lower prices isn't worth the headache to me. Not to mention the smells.

 

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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

Speaking of labels...

Ive tried researching elsewhere before coming here. Off the top of your head can you tell me about how old these are?

 

They cant be that old because the cut is quite slim. But I dont know.

 

I couldnt leave them because they seemed unique. The ribbing on the material is horizontal and the reminded me alot of Incotex.

 

(Flat Front, Uncuffed, French Fly, 8" Leg Opening)

 

 

 

I seem to remember somewhere that only Incotex pants have that loop for your belt buckle. But I could be wrong. By the way, size/available?

post #50156 of 124702

Ok New Englanders....whats the scoop on Worumbo Mills? I found a sweet overcoat in some type of wool/short fur which is from the late 40's early 50's. The quality is outstanding and it is super heavy.

post #50157 of 124702
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

And to think I wasted my college time drinking and experimenting with drugs... No, wait, that was awesome. Get out and have some fun away from a computer.
-1000
post #50158 of 124702
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

 

+1 I don't go to SA stores. The few bucks I save by their slightly lower prices isn't worth the headache to me. Not to mention the smells.

 

 

I seem to remember somewhere that only Incotex pants have that loop for your belt buckle. But I could be wrong. By the way, size/available?


Nah, Brooks Brothers does it on some of their pants, faconnable does it on some of their pants, Martin Greenfield does it, I am sure that others do it as well I just can't think of anymore specifically.

post #50159 of 124702
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

And to think I wasted my college time drinking and experimenting with drugs... No, wait, that was awesome. Get out and have some fun away from a computer.

Who says you can't do that stuff in front of the computer.

post #50160 of 124702
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Originally Posted by tben View Post


Nah, Brooks Brothers does it on some of their pants, faconnable does it on some of their pants, Martin Greenfield does it, I am sure that others do it as well I just can't think of anymore specifically.


Bah, PTO led me astray. http://putthison.com/post/19059714763/spotted-incotex-at-daffys-for-those-of-you-in

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