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Originally Posted by highlifeman View Post

Just an interesting FYI- when I found that "Dior" shirt a while back that ended up being "fake" so to speak, it also had an Argentina tag....after doing some research,  I did run across a thread either here or another forum/web page  that indicated the Dior name (and I guess label, etc.) was still licensed in Argentina( or at least up until recently) to be sold in Agentina , but some had showed up on Ebay, etc..  (, so while maybe not really a "countefeit" per se, it is made in Argentina and obviously not up to the quality of a Dior Homme item......could also explain the mixing of Dior and the "Christian Dior"  on the same itempossibly, as they may not be  worried about  looking counterfeit if they have or had an actual license.....

Yes, the quality of the tie is better than any counterfeit tie I have ever seen. Really the only reason I thought it might be authentic. I liked the pattern and the silk is very nice and thick. My first fake!
post #53762 of 124835
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

No clothing related pics today....although I will have yet more from Friday's haul tonight or tomorrow.

The bedroom remodel that has been taking up all my thrift-thread time is nearly complete, just a little trim work and painting remain....plus floor refinishing.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Speaking of floors, my thrift brag for today is my "new" hardwood flooring. Reclaimed from a 120 year old farm house for just under $1/sq ft. Reeeedonkulous deal, considering the same would cost $13-$18 /sq ft new. 

Oh yeah...that chair was also thrifted for $3 and re-upholstered by my wife and I. The chair legs were re-purposed from a kitchen table, which I converted to a huge coffee table for our living room. 




The whole project started by me needing this new closet.
These are re-purposed french doors found in a dumpster dive they were originally exterior doors which were about 18" taller, solid brass hardware was still intact.

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Thanks Dustin... you have actually been inside, and still say that....regardless of my piles of suits.


Since you have seen both the inside and the outside. This is for you and the appreciation of the group...


This is the house the very first time we went to see it....7 years ago Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


This is after some minor improvements...


Wow - amazing work!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

Yeah that place... if it's the same location I stop at occasionally they're the ones with the $1,000 average looking vintage stereo system a couple years ago.

That place is awful. The stereo I think you're thinking about is a super nice Linn Sondek stereo system but priced at full blown, top end eBay retail at $4,300. That place is terrible. So big but awful prices. The neighborhood isn't very nice either. Who's going to drop that kind of bread on a stereo in a not-so-nice area. I've almost completely written the store off.
post #53763 of 124835
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Wow - amazing work!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
That place is awful. The stereo I think you're thinking about is a super nice Linn Sondek stereo system but priced at full blown, top end eBay retail at $4,300. That place is terrible. So big but awful prices. The neighborhood isn't very nice either. Who's going to drop that kind of bread on a stereo in a not-so-nice area. I've almost completely written the store off.

I think it was different than that but I think I remember the one you're talking about. This one had a reel to reel which looked ok paired with a pretty average 70s receiver and crappy looking turntable and speakers.

A friend told me he saw some $2 bills in the case once for $10 each.
post #53764 of 124835
Aaah, I think I do recall the one you're talking about. Was a couple years ago. Haha, wow - that doesn't surprise me one bit. Don't know how they stay in business. Their overall prices are ridiculous. That's fine though, as it keeps them away from my regular haunts. laugh.gif
post #53765 of 124835
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Picked these up but no clue what model they are and can't find them on the AE website. Anyone with more knowledge lend a hand?

PS - I love my D3100 nod%5B1%5D.gif

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I just sold this exact pair on the bay, I was wondering what model they were as well.

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Thrift fit pic:
IMG_1096.jpgDeets (Click to show)
IMG_1097.jpgIMG_1102.jpgIMG_1103.jpg
PRL jacket (consignment)
Lands End shirt (thrifted)
Nautica tie (TJ Maxx)
BB chinos (retail shog[1].gif)
Alden flexwelt pennies (traded with noob - thanks man! they cleaned up good.)

Looks great! Do you post over on AAAC? Your picture looks really familiar.

@Wes, damn man, good stuff! Love the use of reclaimed floors and french doors from the dumpster. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif It makes me wonder how you have the energy to remodel your house, have a full time job, and thrift as much as you do. Rock on! biggrin.gif
post #53766 of 124835
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


I just sold this exact pair on the bay, I was wondering what model they were as well.
Looks great! Do you post over on AAAC? Your picture looks really familiar.
@Wes, damn man, good stuff! Love the use of reclaimed floors and french doors from the dumpster. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif It makes me wonder how you have the energy to remodel your house, have a full time job, and thrift as much as you do. Rock on! biggrin.gif

Well...simple...I don't really do much at my full time job...lol

post #53767 of 124835
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Looks great! Do you post over on AAAC? Your picture looks really familiar.

Thanks! Yep, sure do, though mostly in the Trad forum. Only place over there that isn't dedicated to JAB suits and competing to see who knows more about the details of frock coats.
post #53768 of 124835
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Thrift fit pic:
IMG_1096.jpgDeets (Click to show)
IMG_1097.jpgIMG_1102.jpgIMG_1103.jpg
PRL jacket (consignment)
Lands End shirt (thrifted)
Nautica tie (TJ Maxx)
BB chinos (retail shog[1].gif)
Alden flexwelt pennies (traded with noob - thanks man! they cleaned up good.)

 

Very nice, very trad look. Agree with Handershund on darker shoes... Snuff suede would have been killer, but it's not a big deal.

post #53769 of 124835
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post
@Wes, damn man, good stuff! Love the use of reclaimed floors and french doors from the dumpster. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif It makes me wonder how you have the energy to remodel your house, have a full time job, and thrift as much as you do. Rock on! biggrin.gif

 

I was wondering that too... Awesome home improvement, 50 hours / week on thrifting and ebaying, and a full-time job. Speed kills, cap. Speed kills. lol8[1].gif

post #53770 of 124835
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Well...simple...I don't really do much at my full time job...lol


+1

 

Right now, I'm sitting here typing away on Styleforum while my boss is interviewing my potential replacement in his office. Oh, the thrill and excitement of working from home will be mine in one short week! Goodbye, cruel world of trade magazine editing. Hello, cruel world of trade magazine writing mixed with tons of freelancing and non-lunch-hour thrift trips.

post #53771 of 124835
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post

I don't remember the link, but there's these from further back in this thread.

This... Worked incredibly well!

 

Gentlemen, I'll be responding to all of your messages today. Some may get lucky, and some may be disappointed.

post #53772 of 124835
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

I was wondering that too... Awesome home improvement, 50 hours / week on thrifting and ebaying, and a full-time job. Speed kills, cap. Speed kills. lol8%5B1%5D.gif

This is nothing, I feel like I have a shit ton of time since I graduated and don't have 5 hours of school a day on top of all that...

post #53773 of 124835
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Very nice, very trad look. Agree with Handershund on darker shoes... Snuff suede would have been killer, but it's not a big deal.

Thanks - they are snuff suede, Alden 6243. Just washed out a bit by the lighting. Color's more accurate in the spoilered shoe shot.
post #53774 of 124835
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Some may get lucky, and some may be disappointed.

^ The #1 rule of thrifting and dating.
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Awesome work, Wes! And I love the fit, Orgetorix.


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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

This... Worked incredibly well!

Glad it worked out. It's so simple and yet surprisingly non-obvious.
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