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post #51091 of 121393
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Originally Posted by lastdonb View Post

Couple non clothing GW:

Dremel Regent shoe buffer, $5




Golf Guard travel case $15


Nice score on the shoe buffer. I love mine.
post #51092 of 121393
It is their job, but I prefer to do it myself both for speed and safety of the haul.
post #51093 of 121393
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

I'm not either kind. Fuck.

What? What's up with you dude? Chill!
post #51094 of 121393
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

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This was a for-profit thrift store, and it is their fucking job to remove hangers from clothing and scan it through.

It is true that it is their job to remove hangers. But you really shouldn't expect them to do their job well.

At most for-profit consignment shops I am in, the person ringing usually is either 1) working for merchandise, and not happy that you grabbed something nice before they could skim it, or 2) has absolutely no sales experience and is just trying to build up experience before leaving to work someplace that pays a respectable commission.

Either way, you are awfully optimistic to expect removing clips from a part-time employee who makes less in a week than the retail price of said tie.
post #51095 of 121393
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


Nice score on the shoe buffer. I love mine.

 

Thanks. I had the shoe buffer inside the golf case rolling it around inside the Goodwill browsing. 

 

I always like it when the cashier takes the nice silk ties and wraps the SC around them then stuffs it all into a plastic bag.....

post #51096 of 121393
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


Oh, yeah, that's right: You're the Romney weird-o, or whatever it is they call folks who post stuff like you posted. Let's talk after Election Day, okay? And not here. This is a thread devoted to thrifting. Am I being stalked or something?


Speaking of Romney weird-o .... There's been a fairly nice green camel hair-ish Hickey Freeman sportcoat at the GW around the corner for a few days. It's an old label, and is a 42 long, so I haven't picked it up. But a dude was looking through the suits today for a 44 L, so I showed him the HF. He was adamant about it not fitting without even trying it on, but he did say, "Hickey Freeman! You know who wears that?" " .... "  "Bill O'Reilly!"   Another woman was picking up sportcoats for fabric uses.

 

I should stop trying to help people.  

post #51097 of 121393
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

 

I should stop trying to help people.  

 

i try to talk as little to the other thrift store denizens as possible, after the 50th crazy, drunk guys comments on my shoes, it gets a little old

post #51098 of 121393
Thrift/eBay Fit and also cross post from MC Casual:

BB Sweater via TheWGP
BB Dress Shirt via 518aata
Small Baller pants via the Rack (Louis Raphael)
AE Weybridge via eBay



post #51099 of 121393
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post


Speaking of Romney weird-o .... There's been a fairly nice green camel hair-ish Hickey Freeman sportcoat at the GW around the corner for a few days. It's an old label, and is a 42 long, so I haven't picked it up. But a dude was looking through the suits today for a 44 L, so I showed him the HF. He was adamant about it not fitting without even trying it on, but he did say, "Hickey Freeman! You know who wears that?" " .... "  "Bill O'Reilly!"   Another woman was picking up sportcoats for fabric uses.

 

I should stop trying to help people.  

 

I've tried a few times and it's mostly pointless and just wastes my time. I'd still help if someone asked, but I'm not volunteering any more. 

post #51100 of 121393
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Oh, yeah, that's right: You're the Romney weird-o, or whatever it is they call folks who post stuff like you posted. Let's talk after Election Day, okay? And not here. This is a thread devoted to thrifting. Am I being stalked or something?
yea your being stalked, when you make stupid sarcastic remarks be able to back it up, now go back to thrifting
post #51101 of 121393
I just sent out 3 PMs (limit of 8 usernames/PM) to everyone that said they wanted to be a part of the secret santa gift exchange. If anyone else would like to join in on it, shoot me a PM and I'll add you to the list. Minimum 50 posts (not exclusively in the thrift thread) to join.

We'll be doing ties/pocket squares/small accessories, $25 limit. Shoot me a PM if you're interested. I'll keep it open through Friday or Saturday and then draw names. nod[1].gif
post #51102 of 121393
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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post


yea your being stalked, when you make stupid sarcastic remarks be able to back it up, now go back to thrifting


lurker[1].gif Someone direct me to the thread where this interesting political conversation started...please?

post #51103 of 121393
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Originally Posted by tben View Post

lurker%5B1%5D.gifSomeone direct me to the thread where this interesting political conversation started...please?
trust me not that exciting, just i dont like drive-by ridicule without backing it up
post #51104 of 121393
Sup dudes. Used to follow this thread daily but took a hiatus for awhile and only recently returned. I've been meaning to take photos and measurements of some thrifted SCs that either didn't work out or I've been hoarding with the intention of selling/trading. If one of you guys really wants one of these I suppose I would entertain selling, but I WOULD GREATLY PREFER TO TRADE. Some of the recent discussion about people whoring their wares in this thread struck a chord with me. Generally, I like the idea of this being a place to trade and B&S being the place to sell (yes, I realize that there's a dedicated thrift-trading thread, but honestly, I feel that this is a better venue due to the amount of viewers/posters/great finds). I realize that not everyone feels that way and I got no beef with people that post to sell, I've done it myself at least a couple of times I'm sure.

So, without further adieu, the SCs!

Measurements will read as follows: Shoulders/Sleeve Length/Length from BoC/Chest

First is a HSM GT blue plaid SC, tagged 40R. Awesome pattern, high quality, made in the USA, yada yada yada. Almost brand new, still has a retail tag in the chest pocket for $595. Wish it fit.

19"/24"/31"/22"

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This is a Hugo Boss 3 roll 2.5 blue blazer, tagged EU48. Very nice fabric, side vents, again, almost brand new. Tag looks familiar, pretty sure it's Italian, lardini?

18.5"/24"/31"/21.5"

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Very badass black and grey herringbone tweed with a red overcheck. Half lined. I had this tailored in the chest and waist to fit me but I already have two herringbone tweed SCs. That said, it's boss, so it might take something pretty cool for me to trade it away.

18"/25"/30"/19"

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Basic Tom James glen plaid SC. Still has lots of wear in it left. Tried to take it in in the shoulders and waist but it just wasn't enough.

18"/25"/31"/19.5"

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Saks house brand 100% bamboo SC, tagged 40R. Cool weave, like a navy and royal blue mix. Again, too big in the chest and waist. Never got around to having it tailored and found another SC w/ a very similar weave.

18"/25"/31"/20"

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HSM GT navy blazer with cool overchecks, tagged 46R. This is a slightly heavier fabric, perfect for fall/winter. Literally brand new. Pockets are still basted shut.

19.75"/24.5"/31.5"/23"

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As far as trades are concerned, as long as it's fresh, and I think it would fit, I'm down for anything really. I usually take a 38R in SCs and suits, 32"W/32"L in trousers, 15-15.5"/34" in shirts, and 10-10.5 C/D in shoes. For SCs/suits the measurements should be close to those of the tweed SC, with .5-1" allowance for stylistic variation (roped vs. unpadded shoulders, etc.). Holla at me, and good luck thrifting!
post #51105 of 121393
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Originally Posted by Vintage Leather View Post

It is true that it is their job to remove hangers.
OMG are we really going to thread slap fight over the job descriptions of thrift store employees?
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