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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

I'm stealing that for other uses! You photoshop guys gotz mad skillz!
If he wins you can take your acting career to a whole new level. Maybe even be a body double / decoy! 1159[1].gif
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

If he wins you can take your acting career to a whole new level. Maybe even be a body double / decoy! 1159[1].gif
Heh...I wonder who handles the casting for THAT gig?
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

You can send them to me and I will gladly ship to Austria. I owe HansderHund a solid.

I'm not 100% sure, but I think Brianpore jumped at the chance to take them. He said they might not fit, so maybe I'll have him send them this way biggrin.gif

Thanks a lot for thinking of it though, it's really appreciated!
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

So one of the great deals in thrifting always seems to be tweed jackets...
Except that the fabric seems often to be stiff and crinkly. Is that from dry cleaning, cheap tweed or other? I have never owned a tweed jacket for the long haul, so am unsure what to expect.

Some of the best tweed feels like industrial-grade carpet and always will. You either dig it or you don't.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

You can send them to me and I will gladly ship to Austria. I owe HansderHund a solid.

I'm not 100% sure, but I think Brianpore jumped at the chance to take them. He said they might not fit, so maybe I'll have him send them this way biggrin.gif

Thanks a lot for thinking of it though, it's really appreciated!

I think we wear different sizes, waiting to hear back if they are US or UK as UK will be too big for me anyway (not sure who else actually has the same size shoe as me here).... I think they are UK and I also have no problem proxy shipping them to you cheers.gif

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I think we wear different sizes, waiting to hear back if they are US or UK as UK will be too big for me anyway (not sure who else actually has the same size shoe as me here).... I think they are UK and I also have no problem proxy shipping them to you cheers.gif

I think we do as well. In all honesty, if it's something on the fly and without insole measurements, I'll take anything from a US 7.5-8.5. If I'm at a shop and buying them, I'll of course get the exact size. If not, I'll take the gamble and pass them along if they don't work.

Probably not the best system but I don't have any shoes that don't fit. I was most surprised by a pair of Allen Edmonds I picked up in the US. I've never worn a 9, so I thought they were destined to be sold or shipped. I tried them on and they fit really well. I suppose it just pays to try on a number of sizes/widths/lasts to get a good fit!
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I think we wear different sizes, waiting to hear back if they are US or UK as UK will be too big for me anyway (not sure who else actually has the same size shoe as me here).... I think they are UK and I also have no problem proxy shipping them to you cheers.gif

I think we do as well. In all honesty, if it's something on the fly and without insole measurements, I'll take anything from a US 7.5-8.5. If I'm at a shop and buying them, I'll of course get the exact size. If not, I'll take the gamble and pass them along if they don't work.

Probably not the best system but I don't have any shoes that don't fit. I was most surprised by a pair of Allen Edmonds I picked up in the US. I've never worn a 9, so I thought they were destined to be sold or shipped. I tried them on and they fit really well. I suppose it just pays to try on a number of sizes/widths/lasts to get a good fit!

Same here, I re-sell about 1/2 the shoes I buy. Usually buy anything between a 7-8US if I like it.

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Saw this at Choosy Beggar - our new anthem?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes&feature=player_embedded
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Ran across these Cole Haans made in England, can anyone give any insight? Worth a cop for a flip? They're size 7-1/2, looks like they might have been made by Church's?

 

 

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Good News for everyone who PM'd me about these shoes, I was able to go back and pick them up so depending on US/UK sizing they have been claimed but the fun part is when I went back I saw a Beck #277 Deluxe Twin Shoe Polisher in Chrome for $12 so I picked it up. Works like a champ and will be a fun thing to have in the closet!

 

The shoe trip kinda paid for itself with the new toy!

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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Ok since we're sort of on that topic. I have this horse head mask

And was planning on wearing it with a standard Vietnam era jungle camo bdu top or jacket, and maybe grabbing a toy gun along with it to be... Warhorse. That translates better than if I wore a military top similar to the ones seen in the film right?

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Originally Posted by Pawz View Post

Went to the Goodwill yesterday for the first time in AGES. Got there a few minutes after the doors had opened.
There was a man there donned in a suit moving hurriedly through the ties. I my mind, I said "This guy is either an EBAYer or a SFer"; I was swayed more to the latter based on his clothing (which fit rather well, albeit not seamlessly - I guessed he'd found a good RtW suit and didn't think it worth it to alter).
Anyhow, I moved to the other side of the tie rack, looking at labels as quickly as I could, hoping he'd not yet gotten to my side or that he'd missed something. He left, taking nothing (and I found nothing, save a nameless Made-in-France tie and a mainline Calvin Klein tie with some damage). He moved to the shirts.
I darted for the jackets, hoping he'd not gotten there first (my hopes seemed to have a good foundation, since the Goodwill opened at 9a.m. and I arrived there at 9:08a.m). Found a blue, windowpaned Canali Proposta SC, but it was damaged and two sizes too big for me. Also found a dark-blue PRL SC, but it looked dated and not worth my $11.
I moved to the shirt rack opposite the one the man was meticulously searching through. I was watching to see if he'd selected anything, but he had not. I moved VERY fast, and made it to the same rack as he, but on the opposite end (which he'd not yet gotten to). I found nothing.
I knew this guy was aware of me, so I gathered the courage to speak (so he wouldn't think I was checking him out or anything). I asked (feeling a bit foolish), "Probably wishful thinking on my part, but are you from StyleForum?" He asked me to repeat, which I did. He replied, "I don't know what StyleForum is". I said, "Ah. I was hoping I knew you". He chuckled condescendingly.
At the end of the day, I snagged a red Boss Black shirt - its pits caked in deodorant. I took it home and was able to save it. smile.gif
That's my Goodwill adventure.
Still seeking cheap, Band of Outsiders ties (preferably narrow ones).

You may have outwitted yourself here. In my experience, you can never tell what other folks are looking for. This guy might have been one of those who goes every day (which is what I do, and since I'm usually stealing a few minutes during work hours, I'm usually in suit and tie). If that's the case, he could move swiftly because he's already been through 90 percent of the stuff and is merely checking out new arrivals. You, on the other hand, have an entire inventory to examine.

But you just never know. He might easily have been looking for a Halloween costume, it being that time of year. I once encountered my wife's boss at a GW. He dresses well but would NEVER wear anything from a thrift store--turns out he was looking for a tripod for a telescope, which shows how much he knows about thrift stores ("Excuse me, can you please direct me to the tripod aisle?") I can't count the number of times I've found gems in the wake of folks who look like they're buying everything in sight based on labels, i.e,, likely flippers. I also can't count the number of times I've found great stuff by slowing down and doing a thorough twenty, even thirty, minute comb of a store that I usually dash through in five minutes.

One exception here is shoes. Since they're displayed in front of God and everybody, the Aldens, AE's, etc., really stick out, so I can see heading someone off at the proverbial pass/rack when it comes to shoes. But when it comes to shirts and trousers and jackets and suits and ties, I think you're better off playing your own game and moving at your own pace. I'm sure that I've left tons of great polo shirts and trousers because I rarely take the time to comb those racks, given the time it takes to do it right. I also never check the denim stuff because I know nothing about jeans and don't care to learn. So, if I had been that guy you saw, there still would have been plenty of opportunity.
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


Have you ever looked at all the Amazon customer images for the horse head mask? They're pretty good and there's like 500 of them.

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Speaking of fellow forum thrifters, were any of you thrifting in Louisville yesterday around 12:30-1:00? I was in the Highlands and saw someone who could have been a SFer. Just curious who the competition is. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post


Have you ever looked at all the Amazon customer images for the horse head mask? They're pretty good and there's like 500 of them.

 



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post #51345 of 117830
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Same here, I re-sell about 1/2 the shoes I buy. Usually buy anything between a 7-8US if I like it.

Glad I'm not the only one that employs the shotgun tactic!

Thanks for the lead on that Z Zegna tuxedo shirt! I threw a lowball bid in on it but was outbid. It only sold for $15 shog[1].gif
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Good News for everyone who PM'd me about these shoes, I was able to go back and pick them up so depending on US/UK sizing they have been claimed

What was the verdict, US or UK??
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

Have you ever looked at all the Amazon customer images for the horse head mask? They're pretty good and there's like 500 of them.

Those are great...my personal favorite:

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