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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

Um, thrift flip brag..

 

SPOO LEVEL STATUS, BOYS.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110977423358?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

 

I feel a Nataku Polo bear sweater saga coming on, but I'm hopeful it won't be THAT bad.


Gotta love a bidder who wont lose to anyone, no matter the cost!

post #54752 of 114607
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

70,000?  So that puts you, conservatively, at 50,000?  I would take 35,000 and skip happily down the street.  I live basically paycheck to paycheck as a bike mechanic.  Jeez, the perspective I get posting on an internet forum is incredible.

A bike mechanic? You are doing God's work. Seriously. We'd all be better off with more good bike mechanics and fewer crafty lawyers. People who fix bikes or cars or sinks or airplanes are actually doing something, which can't be said for a lot of other folks. I imagine your time spent in meetings is minimal.
post #54753 of 114607
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


I don't want to piss you off here, and without being familiar with your situation, I can only speak in generalities, but here goes.
I was intrigued because you mentioned journalism, which is my line of work. Well, old sport, experience does count in that field. I do not Tweet. I do not have a Facebook page. I am not Linked In. I do not own a smartphone. Or an Ipad. Or an I-anything. I cannot upload stories to the web on my own. I cannot fathom why anyone would bother with Outlook. But I do have a few things going for me.
I know how to spell, and I never learned how to use a spell-checking device back in the day when you had to press some sort of button to make it happen. I know how to get people to tell me things, whether they want to or not. I know how to read court documents and municipal budgets. I know a PRP from a NPDES. I can write 2,000 publishable words in an hour. I know that when the cops find a body riddled with bullets inside a church, it's a homicide, not a murder, at least for the time being. The phone numbers that are my bread-and-butter are in a Rolodex, not a computer that turns useless in windstorm, and that Rolodex has home phone and cell numbers for the mayor, several judges, the sheriff, the state's attorney, I can't count how many other elected officials and sources with only initials. I can write an obit that will make you cry and an expose on wasteful spending that will make you mad and a gotcha that'll make someone resign and a review of buffet restaurants that will make you laugh.
I can do all of that now, but I could not do that when I was 29. My point is, tech whizzes are common these days, but true journalists are hard to find. Knock on wood, I've never had trouble finding a job. But I have seen younger folks struggle who have all the cutting-edge technology skills but cannot look a politician in the eye and say "You, sir, are without clothes." Or write a sentence with fewer than 40 words and eight prepositional phrases. Anyone (except maybe me) can learn the technology. But there is no substitute for experience when it comes to this line of work, especially now. All the dead-weight dinosaurs with bloated salaries got laid off or took early retirement long ago. The ones who are left tend to be pretty darn good, which is why they're still around.
Again, I don't know your situation, and I really like your posts on the thread and seeing the stuff you find. I'm glad you've got another job--I wouldn't be on this soap box otherwise. But just because someone knows more about the digital world than someone else doesn't necessarily make them a better journalist. That's all I'm saying.

 

I am not a tech whiz. I was simply saying that this guy is less qualified to run a magazine — you know, not just writing and reporting, which is what you're talking about — than I am. I was also pointing out that it's ridiculous that I can make $24,000 less for the same job simply because I am not 40.

 

I hope I've been reading your posts and your responses on this board the wrong way. It's easy to give hastily written writing on a message board a condescending tone when that was not the original intent. I wrote a longer response, but I deleted it because I realize that it's insane to get offended or bent out of shape about your response to my pissing and moaning.

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You've already covered young tech-savvy journalists and lawyers...you should do veterinarians or Catholics for the internet toughguy offensive hat trick of the evening. 

 

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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


A bike mechanic? You are doing God's work. Seriously. We'd all be better off with more good bike mechanics and fewer crafty lawyers. People who fix bikes or cars or sinks or airplanes are actually doing something, which can't be said for a lot of other folks. I imagine your time spent in meetings is minimal.
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

 

70,000?  So that puts you, conservatively, at 50,000?  I would take 35,000 and skip happily down the street.  I live basically paycheck to paycheck as a bike mechanic.  Jeez, the perspective I get posting on an internet forum is incredible.


I was at 46, and I realize that is a lot of money, but just the thought of someone walking into the job you were doing, not doing it as well, and making that much is insane.

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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


A bike mechanic? You are doing God's work. Seriously. We'd all be better off with more good bike mechanics and fewer crafty lawyers. People who fix bikes or cars or sinks or airplanes are actually doing something, which can't be said for a lot of other folks. I imagine your time spent in meetings is minimal.

 

 

I am going to assume you have never been in a situation where you've needed one, because wow. Continue to stereotype my good sir.

 

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

You've already covered young tech-savvy journalists and lawyers...you should do veterinarians or Catholics for the internet toughguy offensive hat trick of the evening. 

 

+1

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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

How's capitalism working out for the newspaper industry? See you in the bread lines when they replace you with an AP wire, Bitch.
Back to the thrift show bros!

Actually, it is working out very well for me, thank you. I can't speak for the newspaper industry, although I do work for a newspaper. If the newspaper that employs me goes bust and the entire industry does the same, then I imagine I'll have to find something else to do. I think that I could do that. In the meantime, no complaints. I have, thankfully, thrifted a wide range of pith helmets to protect me from the Skittles that keep raining down from the skies above me.

Not to pry, but you sound bitter. Bitch.
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I knew there was a reason I had you on ignore. You are truly a zero content poster.
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Oxxford. Fits me pretty well, but the color... Eh.
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I love that blue, I wish it were my size.
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can any of my fellow attorneys give me some advice? i can't decide between scrapbooking, be-dazzling or popsicle stick scuplture for tonight's project. so many choices!!! foo.gif
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

You've already covered young tech-savvy journalists and lawyers...you should do veterinarians or Catholics for the internet toughguy offensive hat trick of the evening. 

What's your prob, bro? Bring it.
post #54761 of 114607
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


Actually, it is working out very well for me, thank you. I can't speak for the newspaper industry, although I do work for a newspaper. If the newspaper that employs me goes bust and the entire industry does the same, then I imagine I'll have to find something else to do. I think that I could do that. In the meantime, no complaints. I have, thankfully, thrifted a wide range of pith helmets to protect me from the Skittles that keep raining down from the skies above me.
Not to pry, but you sound bitter. Bitch.

 

 

I'm sorry I started all of this. End it. Now.

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Nice finds today. Esp Andro. That Anderson is AWESOME. PM sent.
Quick brag. I've had a very nice, productive 24 hours, and not just because it was my birfday.
4 spots total. Each yielded nicely.
Crappy pics:
Sport coats, L ro R: PRL USA made linen navy, dual vent and ticket pocket; fits so keeping (Don't worry, Brianpore: I will give the Flusser to my brother!), very recent Burberry with all basting (incl. on dual vents) intact, tagged 40, but fits 41; Nicest, most recent Harris Tweed I've ever seen, tagged 46; Oxxford tweed with older label but gorge is manageable, tagged 41R
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Shoes: AE Stowe tassel penny loaf, 10.5 EEE.
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Shirts:
Left column (same donor, tagged 16): Zegna (Recent), Zegna (recent), Ascot Chang, Armani Collezioni (recent), Armani Collezioni
Right column: Barbour 16.5, Corneliani ID Sm, Zegna 16.5, Zegna 16.5, Barneys house brand 15.5
(Note: These shirts will be available, but a dude I owe has immediate priority)
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Ties:
Stuart, Trafalgar braces (needs method).
Now for the big score, all in same store (L to R, top to bottom): Bresciani (anyone heard of them? Passed on lots of them), Vineyard Vines, Hermes, Les Copains (EDIT: On second thought, nvm; not worthy), RLPL x 5 (YEEAAHHH BIATCH!)
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I'm exhausted, and have a ton more work to do before I can go to bed. I know I owe several of you measurements and PM responses. I will get to you over the next couple of days; sorry for the delay.
Hermes and VV are available, and I plan to make a couple of the RLPLs available, though I was hoping to keep a couple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very jealous of all the Arc'Teryx stuff found lately. This isn't on the same level, but still exciting to find in South Florida:
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Unstructured PRL linen SC
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Brooks Brothers wool windbreak with hood
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Oxxford. Fits me pretty well, but the color... Eh.
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100% cashmere, full canvas, made in US. No maker. Probably around 38-40S
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Anybody able to offer help dating this? Nothing other than the stamp pictured. Feels like 100% wool, there is some hand stitching inside, so I assume it has some age. Has Waterbury buttons, so those'll cover the cost of the coat if it's worthless.
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Great light green tweed suit
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Gore Tex windbreaker, made in England
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Nice BB 346 (the good one) SC
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Sum ties
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The tarnish looks like silver, but it's not marked. Doesn't smell like silver plate, either.
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Finally the good stuff...
Insane Charvet pajamas. Real MOP buttons, insanely soft cotton. It probably seems a bit odd to thrift stuff like pajamas, but these are very, very clean. And I was in a hotel one day, drying my junk with a towel when I realized some other dude has dried his junk with this towel as well, so I'll just run these through a diluted solution of bleach and water, wash, and wear.
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Nice work. Any one of those hauls would make my year.

post #54763 of 114607
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

A bike mechanic? You are doing God's work. Seriously. We'd all be better off with more good bike mechanics and fewer crafty lawyers. People who fix bikes or cars or sinks or airplanes are actually doing something, which can't be said for a lot of other folks. I imagine your time spent in meetings is minimal.

Leave crafty lawyers out of this. We've got you surrounded. (I'm with you on the worthless, interminable meetings though.)

AndroFan, nice A&S. Very nice.
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post


IMO custom suits from local tailors are seldom worthwhile unless they're from the handful of top-level bespoke makers left in the US. E.g., Despos in Chicago, Field in DC, Centofanti in Philly, several in NYC, etc. I wouldn't pick up a suit from any custom tailor in most cities, no matter how nice the cloth was. And even suits from the top tailors in the US would have limited resale value because none of them have much name recognition.

 

Greatly appreciate you saying this - gives me good info for the future.  Lucky I left tags on, so in my case I have 7 days to go get credit/exchange it.  I will find something more worthwhile!!

 

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I thought so,too, and sent him a PM to that effect. he is catching up with the thrifting scene pretty quick. thumbs-up.gif
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These are shell cordovan
Allen Edmonds with the combo heel are always (AFAIK) shell cordovan
@androfan 2 ridiculous grail finds. and hey, if you decide to sell both, enjoy the $500

 

 

Haha, thank you both!  I actually had another member let me know on PM as well :)   These are going to be my first ever attempt at an eBay flip, we shall see!  Help pay for some of this new habit :D

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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post

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I am going to assume you have never been in a situation where you've needed one, because wow. Continue to stereotype my good sir.

+1

Oh, I have been in plenty of situations where I needed a good lawyer, and thank God, I had one. My point is, was, there is a surplus of lawyers, a lot of whom can't make livings practicing law that matters.. An auto mechanic who can't fix a car is SOL, as is a plumber who can't fix a leak. A lawyer who can't win acquittals or convictions or judgments for clients becomes an administrative law judge or a traffic-law specialist or a widget in the maw of government reviewing statutes for some committee of the state legislature. When you're in jail for no good reason, that's when you need a lawyer. When your kid dies because some asshole poisoned peanut butter, that's when you need a lawyer. When the mayor needs some ass-wipe attorney to render a specious opinion to serve as cover for a political decision? That's when you need a journalist.
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