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post #51751 of 116091
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Canali sc, boss bomber jacket, prl surcingle and the kiton.
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Would love for this to go to someone here, its in great shape aside from the armpits of the lining needint a reattach and a small mend needed on the rear right pants pocket.


I would normally jump on that Kiton and hit you with PM's but having sold a real old Kiton suit for a nice sum, I do reckon you should reward yourself for picking it up - monetarily or tradeitarily (not a word but you get the gist).

Your suit may be fairly old, late 90's at a guess, but Kiton is Kiton and you will get a handsome profit for taking the trouble to pick up. $300 plus for that...

Nice little bonus and you can use the money to invest in pieces you really want.

That or maybe you will get lucky and someone lurking will have some terrific stuff in your size and you can trade.

Either way, win win so hope you get a good deal from someone here!

Good on you for offering this up to the forum old chap - PM me with your garment(s) size and I will send you some cool stuff (stock permitting) just for being thoughtful enough to offer to someone here. satisfied.gif
post #51752 of 116091
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

I was inspired by HansderHund's thrift fit that I did one of my own. Although no where near as awesome as his outfit, I tried...This is my Xmas outfit. My mirror wasn't big enough so I had to take a top and bottom pic. It's frustrating that this is my best fitting jacket with no divots in the shoulders yet it's ugly as hell...ffffuuuu.gif

Yikes! Look at the size of those lapels! I bet with those bad boys I can fly to LA for my vacation without having to spend money with Southwest...

I think the pants are a bit too long.
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Shirt: MTM from a local tailor.
Jacket: HF Customized vintage lumberjack SC from a vintage store. Thrifted by me.
Pants: Berle tartan wool pants thrifted by me.
Tie: DKNY silk. Thrifted by me.
Shoes: AE Grayson tassel loafers. Got them from Wes.
PS: Jos. A. Banks silk. Got them on clearance.

 

I hope you have a Christmas party at your office because either one of those would be PERFECT to wear. In fact, I've been on the hunt for some pants like those for quite some time. I lost a couple of auctions late last winter and I've regretted not being a bit more aggressive as I'm unlikely to find them again. Either way, love it, that's the way to get noticed!
post #51753 of 116091
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Originally Posted by Vintage Leather View Post


I love flippers and I hate them. Actually, everyone I know who seriously thrifts also flips. Most are great people - willing to pass on a great deal if it isn't one of their specialties, hard working and with a strong sense of style.
That being said, there are some people who are so nasty and aggressive when they are thrifting, they make it a bad experience for everyone. I don't like it if:
1) if you complain to the manager of the store because someone else got something nice.
2) you physically shove my mother
3) you call the employees of the store stupid
The volume sellers confuse me, but... I can deal with them. Unless they are in line in front of me.

 

I've flipped a fair bit of goodies on ebay before, including some Acne and Bally shoes, Canali Chinos, Aquascutum trenchcoat.. all for a steal. I've never dudded anyone with dodgy descriptions. 

 

Thrifters can be good/fair dinkum too - yesterday I went into a Smith Family store and found an orphan 3 button Ralph Lauren Made in Italy suit jacket that was a couple of sizes too big for me. Went into the pants section, found the matching trouser and gave them to the storelady to pair up and reprice.

post #51754 of 116091
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After a completely shit early morning experience...

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Visited my parents last night and gathered some stuff to take up to my apartment. Started loading up my car in the driveway early this morning, taking a few trips from the house out through the garage to my car in the driveway.

Went in for one more bag and as I came out of the house into the garage a few minutes later, I was startled to see a guy standing a few feet away closing the door of my m
other's car. I screamed bloody murder, dropped what I had in my hands and yelled get out of here at the top of my lungs while I chased him out of the garage. I screamed drop everything, and he actually dropped my mom's wallet on the way down the block.


Called the police immediately (figured it made more sense to get them on the way instead of continuing to give chase) and was transferred 3 times (had to describe the event 3 times as well) before actually getting the right police department. Finally arrived about 10 minutes later.

As far as we can tell, he got away with very little, ignored all the tools and other items in the garage, ignored the stuff in my car (the back was opened and full of stuff). Just wanted cash.

Needless to say, it will be a while before I sleep again. A Liam Neeson movie night followed by some random fist fights might help quell this rage.

 

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Erhmagerhd erhstra ferhberk

 

Leather surrounded brass snaps

 

Check one off the list! Too bad it isn't smaller... I'm sure someone small would have dug this. Now I may have to keep it. Though as Macklemore said, smells like R. Kelly's sheets.

 

 

OMG! Where in So Cal do you live? It goes to show you, opportunists are everywhere! You doing ok after the random fist fights with strangers?

 

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


I hope you have a Christmas party at your office because either one of those would be PERFECT to wear. In fact, I've been on the hunt for some pants like those for quite some time. I lost a couple of auctions late last winter and I've regretted not being a bit more aggressive as I'm unlikely to find them again. Either way, love it, that's the way to get noticed!

 

LOL, what size are you? Maybe we can do a trade. Those pants are wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too flashy for me. Don't worry, I've only wore those pants for 2 hours when I went to class dressed like that. No one said anything but I could just tell they were like WTF?!

 

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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

 

I've flipped a fair bit of goodies on ebay before, including some Acne and Bally shoes, Canali Chinos, Aquascutum trenchcoat.. all for a steal. I've never dudded anyone with dodgy descriptions. 

 

Thrifters can be good/fair dinkum too - yesterday I went into a Smith Family store and found an orphan 3 button Ralph Lauren Made in Italy suit jacket that was a couple of sizes too big for me. Went into the pants section, found the matching trouser and gave them to the storelady to pair up and reprice.

 

OMG, you are way of a nicer guy than I am. I would of totally koped those and offer a trade on here.

post #51755 of 116091

Big shout outs to pfhtrad for hooking me up with 2 Charvet shirts. They are way nicer than I expected. They are soaking in a big bucket of Oxiclean as we speak!

post #51756 of 116091
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

 

LOL, what size are you? Maybe we can do a trade. Those pants are wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too flashy for me. Don't worry, I've only wore those pants for 2 hours when I went to class dressed like that. No one said anything but I could just tell they were like WTF?!

 

 

The pants are the best part!

post #51757 of 116091
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

 

The pants are the best part!

 

Haha, you, my friend has great taste!

post #51758 of 116091

Checking in. We are thankfully in one piece here after Sandy's wrath.

post #51759 of 116091
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Checking in. We are thankfully in one piece here after Sandy's wrath.

Great to hear. We're lucky it turned into nothing more than a major rain event for us.
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heard NY got hit hard. Hope spoo and all the other NYers are alright.
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Anyone have a recommendations on mannequin torsos from ebay or wherever? Preferably something with a stand. Think I should get one of these while I have money in my paypal. I tried searching back but haven't found anything good yet.
post #51762 of 116091
I've been looking for a suede trucker jacket for awhile now, this is the closest I've gotten:

PRL suede fireman bomber, I'm guessing 90s? Pretty cool, and solid. This thing is tough, but probably could use some TLC. Does anyone have a preferred suede treatment? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifsize? If you need to get rid of it and its a large hit me up!!

post #51763 of 116091
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

Anyone have a recommendations on mannequin torsos from ebay or wherever? Preferably something with a stand. Think I should get one of these while I have money in my paypal. I tried searching back but haven't found anything good yet.

 

reccomend craigslist

post #51764 of 116091
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reccomend craigslist

Oh duh, can't believe I didn't think of that
post #51765 of 116091
Not clothing related, but I found a cool John Wayne doll

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