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post #55306 of 102668
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

Thanks everyone for the kind words, and words of advice.

 

I agree with parts of what all of you have said, and my plan is similar to what most of you recommended.  

 

I plan to continue college, taking one or two courses at a time at UCSB.  It will be far cheaper to do this at UCSB than at my current school.  I really love maths, and I will continue to study that.  This will allow me not only to continue growing my business, but also to focus more deeply on each maths class.  One of the main reasons that this business venture has been profitable is my math education.  Behind every non-thrift purchase is a 500+ line spreadsheet in which I do analysis.  Beyond that, maths is my passion.  Take classes in this way will lower my stress, and allow me to study each topic with greater intensity.

 

I will finish my math degree.  It may take me 8 years, but instead of finishing it lost and in debt, I will finish it with direction and a large chunk of change in the bank.

 

Best of luck to you, this sounds like a level-headed plan if you manage to stick to it.  Being at a very competitive program can really take it out of you, stress-wise and money-wise.  Been there, man.  Slowing down a bit sounds like a reasonable solution if you keep course.  As others have said, college isn't for everyone, but if it is for you, it is worth it.  Props to you for finding your own path.

Here's to math-types!  cheers.gif

post #55307 of 102668
A few quick questions-

who made Brooks Brothers Made In Italy sportcoats in 2004? The one I just got has a plain blue label that says "Brooks Brothers" and then "Established 1818" on the bottom.

Who made Made in Italy boots for J. Crew?
post #55308 of 102668
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I don't know, but there is a small Orvis shop in town I have been meaning to check out. I am sure there are mostly fishing supplies there, but maybe they have a few clothing articles to check out too. 

 

 

There is this though

http://www.orvis.com/store/product_search_tnail.aspx?dir_id=885&group_id=916&cat_id=7822&subcat_id=7823

orvis price is pretty on par with bb or midline stuff but they sometimes make super high cost items like their leather jackets and they make nice watches that you can snipe really cheap on the bay' and it is just looking at the catalogues and wishing I lived in new england

post #55309 of 102668
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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

A few quick questions-
who made Brooks Brothers Made In Italy sportcoats in 2004? The one I just got has a plain blue label that says "Brooks Brothers" and then "Established 1818" on the bottom.
Who made Made in Italy boots for J. Crew?

buy those j crew boots now they made a ton of red wing and alden collabs, also they do super well on the bay dibs if they are 11.5 or 12

post #55310 of 102668
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

buy those j crew boots now they made a ton of red wing and alden collabs, also they do super well on the bay dibs if they are 11.5 or 12

I got them (on my feet right now)

there's a bit of cracking on the top of the shaft on one of the boots so I'm not sure if I'm going to put them on the bay, tbh i'd probably be disappointed if I bought a pair of boots and these showed up (they are totally fine to wear because my pants cover the damage but still they are not in perfect condition)
post #55311 of 102668

Trying to catch up on posting my finds.

 

COOGI sweater

 

700

 

Hugo Boss x2, Ike Behar for Neiman Marcus with MOP buttons. All my size.

 

700

 

 

Orvis, Orvis, Barbour.

 

700

 

RG

 

700

 

James Pringle Weavers scarf in black watch that still had the tags on it. keeping.

 

700

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Brioni Button/Fabric Pics from last week icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifAll were size 19 censored.gif

 

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Pretty "Kick Ass" ETRO shirt

 

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and a better pictures of the fabric on the Jil Sander

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and forgot about this Donegal Tweed

 

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post #55313 of 102668
After a fair deal of catching up on the thread, I noticed I had only made it a couple of days back, not anywhere close to the week or so I had been out of the loop. So I give up. There seems to be some nice stuff popping up, though I didn't get much chance to go thrifting over the holiday.

Anyway, I should say thanks to Wes for hooking me up with the tweed jacket, it unfortunately arrived just after I left for thanksgiving. facepalm.gif But I have it now, and am looking forward to getting some wear out of it this winter.
post #55314 of 102668
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Originally Posted by Reigningchamp View Post


I removed the caseback and it looks authentic to me. I'm not an expert though. Maybe I should take it to a watch dealer and see. Unless someone can assist.

Tag's are faked as much as Rolex's unfortunately, but fortunately not as well from the ones I have seen. A good way to tell is just the feel test. If should not feel cheap and light.

Also, the model number should be on the back. Google that and see if it matches your watch.

The dots on the face should glow brightly after just a little light. Check to see if it looks like a cheap glow in the dark sticker.

Check the crown for the logo as well.

If you are really interested I can show side by side pictures of a genuine Tag next to a knock off.
post #55315 of 102668
Today's only find. Yohi Yamamato (sp?) shades. 5 dolla. Keepers since wifey says I can pull these off, even with my big face shog[1].gif

post #55316 of 102668
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

 

and HOW COULD YOU forgEt about this Donegal Tweed

 

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FTFY........Gorgeous  tweed fabric, great pictures, your new camera does a very nice job. (must be the camera, not the operator, no?) what size is coat?

post #55317 of 102668

Picked up stuff here and there over the past week:

 

Burberry for Saks Fifth Avenue cashmere blazer.  I've never kopped any Burberry before, is this legit/good?

 

 

 

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Harris tweed for Dunn & Co.

 

 

 

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Another Harris tweed.

 

  

 

Yet another Harris tweed.

 

 

 

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Willis & Geiger blue OCBD.

 

 

Brooks blazer - 48R, doesn't fit my mannequin well.

 

 

Orvis blazer.

 

  

 

Ugliest Zegna tie I've ever seen.  Nice Aquascutum.

 

  

 

A few things I've thrifted for myself - Orvis vest, Brooks Brothers canyon vest (I think this is one of my favorite things ever) and a couple of pants by J Victor and Zegna.

 

   

 

AE Graysons.

 

 

 

And I found this in a very recent HSM orphan coat pocket.

 

post #55318 of 102668
So is taking the money out of pockets theft if you don't buy the accompanying jacket? nest.gif
post #55319 of 102668
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post


Nice. Wish mine had been new smile.gif What does Orvis even retail for? It doesn't seem like anything special to me.

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I don't know, but there is a small Orvis shop in town I have been meaning to check out. I am sure there are mostly fishing supplies there, but maybe they have a few clothing articles to check out too. 

 

 

There is this though

http://www.orvis.com/store/product_search_tnail.aspx?dir_id=885&group_id=916&cat_id=7822&subcat_id=7823

 

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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

orvis price is pretty on par with bb or midline stuff but they sometimes make super high cost items like their leather jackets and they make nice watches that you can snipe really cheap on the bay' and it is just looking at the catalogues and wishing I lived in new england

Stopped in the Orvis shop here in Scottsdale two weekends ago (bought a gift certificate for a relative's birthday) There is a lot of fishing stuff and a salesman that was really nice and knew quite about fly fishing. Their clothes run mid hundreds and up. 

 

Actually pretty nice stuff.

post #55320 of 102668
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

Picked up stuff here and there over the past week:

Burberry for Saks Fifth Avenue cashmere blazer.  I've never kopped any Burberry before, is this legit/good?



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Harris tweed for Dunn & Co.



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Another Harris tweed.

  

Yet another Harris tweed.



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Willis & Geiger blue OCBD.



Brooks blazer - 48R, doesn't fit my mannequin well.



Orvis blazer.

  

Ugliest Zegna tie I've ever seen.  Nice Aquascutum.

  

A few things I've thrifted for myself - Orvis vest, Brooks Brothers canyon vest (I think this is one of my favorite things ever) and a couple of pants by J Victor and Zegna.

   

AE Graysons.

 

And I found this in a very recent HSM orphan coat pocket.


Nice haul Dan fir the Nati. That Burberry is late 90's or older since its the old label. That said its a good looking pattern and the old stuff was very well made.

I think the Zegna tie is pretty cool....and I've seen uglier!!!!!
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