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post #53581 of 110828
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Originally Posted by noob View Post

Finally tending to my meager inventory this afternoon, an ominous questions presents itself:
  • Is there a special way to un-imprison lapels from the scourge of stapled tags?

  • Can this bell be un-rung?
  • Or am I just immaculately foo.gif cked here?

Staples have no place in clothing or retail and they're the bain of my existence. In things like shirts, they often form holes that will appear down the line as the threads wear/tear. In lapels, it will be less of an issue, but as the fabric is often fine, they can be noticeable. What I've done is this:

Use pliers to hold the front of the staple in place. If you brace it at the corner, you'll see less movement and therefore less agitation to the threads (= you won't make the hole bigger).

Take another pair of small pliers and bend the underside of the staples out, into their original form.

If you can bend it out perfectly straight, the staple will pull out with little disturbance.

However, if you're like me and paranoid about making the hole larger or catching the fabric on an errant sharp piece of the staple, just cut the pieces off with the pliers/wire cutters as close to the base or fabric as possible.
post #53582 of 110828

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Originally Posted by noob View Post

Finally tending to my meager inventory this afternoon, an ominous questions presents itself:

  • Is there a special way to un-imprison lapels from the scourge of stapled tags?

     
  • Can this bell be un-rung?
  •  
  • Or am I just immaculately foo.gif cked here?

90% of the stuff I get as staples and never had an issue. I have found that the nail file on a nail clipper works best. One with a flat end works better then the curved pointy end. Just flip the back side prongs up and then pull it though.

 

Like this  400not this large%20nail%20clippers..gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by tben View Post

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Originally Posted by flatspotting View Post

Okay I am sure it's in this thread somewhere... but I am not about to read 3500 pages worth...  

 

So here's my question.  Living in Downtown Vancouver BC - where in the lowermainland are some good thrift shops to start at for nicer clothes.  Everywhere I go seems to be hipster sweater ville.... no real clothes.  


Just change your settings to view 100 posts a page. It isn't that much. Good luck!

 

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Why are you such a jerk tben, just answer the mans question. Here you go http://ThriftStoreSearch.net/Vancouver

post #53583 of 110828
Thanks Double H, thanks BP. biggrin.gif

I have enough staples to try both methods.
post #53584 of 110828
A few ties:

Prada, Armani NWT, Armani, Zegna, Hilditch & Key

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Stefano Ricci, Prada, Valentino NWT

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Pink, Turnbull & Asser, Dior

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But . . . .
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This has got to be a frankentie, right? Straight fake, no?
post #53585 of 110828
Dig's edit: Hold all calls! Wheeling and dealing beyond what I expected is occurring.


Hey SFTOT/DSBT!

Who's up for some SW&D?
Here's the deal. (Click to show)
I could not find the size/content/counrty of origin/care instruction tag anywhere on these jeans. I hope they're not counterfeit. Who fakes N&F? I compared them to a pair of 42's from the rack and these were about two inches smaller so I'm guessing these are either 38 or 40 waist. Regardless, I have included pictures with measurements. I picked these up on the off chance that someone here might want them at my cost ($8) plus shipping ($6?) and whatever you feel they might be worth as long as it's less than $10.

Recently compared to Canali! rolleyes.gif
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No visible fading, wrinkling or whiskers!
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Low rise!
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Selvedge, baybee!

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A little pilling in the pockets.
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About 18.5 to 19 inches across the back waist.

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Long ast inseam!

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If you're interested, get at me, bro!
Edited by Digmenow - 11/13/12 at 4:49pm
post #53586 of 110828
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Originally Posted by Xenos View Post

A few ties:

Prada - Solid Navy - Skinny?? nest.gif

 

 

 

A common mistake which I have made myself - Can anyone verify this...Everyone knows the Robert Graham script but the R&G is a lower end line, but still real, no which says Knowledge Wisdom Truth. The R&G New York / London is a knock off brand.

 

Real Skeet vs Fake Skeet

 

700 REAL

 

700 FAKE

post #53587 of 110828
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

90% of the stuff I get as staples and never had an issue. I have found that the nail file on a nail clipper works best. One with a flat end works better then the curved pointy end. Just flip the back side prongs up and then pull it though.

 

Like this  400not this large%20nail%20clippers..gif

 

 

Why are you such a jerk tben, just answer the mans question. Here you go http://ThriftStoreSearch.net/Vancouver


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post #53588 of 110828
Lower Mainland's thrift stores suck, there's your answer biggrin.gif

Disclaimer: I'm in Vancouver too, so less competition for me. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif But seriously, the stuff that I've come across is mostly crap, compare to what other SFers find in the States.
post #53589 of 110828
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

If you're interested, get at me, bro!

pm SENT!!!

seriously if anyone else PM'S dig about those N&F's, you're going to have an angry mexican COMING STRAIGHT AT YOU. fight[1].gifboxing[1].gif
post #53590 of 110828
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

Lower Mainland's thrift stores suck, there's your answer biggrin.gif

Disclaimer: I'm in Vancouver too, so less competition for me. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif But seriously, the stuff that I've come across is mostly crap, compare to what other SFers find in the States.

 

 

 Perhaps because Canadians are less wasteful than Americans?

post #53591 of 110828
I still think it's about traing your eyes and putting inhe hours. With the level of disposable income in Vancouver, there has to be stuff out there.

Just for perspective, I found a Hermes tie in Red Deer. (That's for the Canadians out there).
post #53592 of 110828
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

I still think it's about traing your eyes and putting inhe hours. With the level of disposable income in Vancouver, there has to be stuff out there.

Just for perspective, I found a Hermes tie in Red Deer. (That's for the Canadians out there).

 

 I'm not Canadian, but my wife is. We were in Red Deer just a couple of weeks ago.

post #53593 of 110828
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

pm SENT!!!
seriously if anyone else PM'S dig about those N&F's, you're going to have an angry mexican COMING STRAIGHT AT YOU. fight[1].gifboxing[1].gif

You are slow biggrin.gif but you can have it.
post #53594 of 110828
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

 I'm not Canadian, but my wife is. We were in Red Deer just a couple of weeks ago.

Too funny!
Is she from there or were you just passing through?

When I travel between Calgary and Edmonton I stop at the Value Village there.
post #53595 of 110828
I found this Canali shirt today. Tagged size 17/44. Its too large for me so if anyone wants it let me know otherwise I have a friend it may fit.



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