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Originally Posted by potemkin_city_limits View Post


Sorry I guess I didnt think about that. Didnt mean to spam. Ive edited the post. As a side note, Im totally down with trading them if someone has something interesting in my size.


Just as a quick tip. The usual course of dealings on the thread is to write "Available" or "Unavailable" when you post the brag for the first time. Then, people often will PM you asking how it should proceed from there. There has even been considerable debate on whether this A / NA method is the right way to handle things, but I think it makes it clear whether the item should even be pursued by anyone or if the finder plans on to keep it. Trades are often the preferred method too, but obviously not everyone has something in your size to be able to trade.

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Edit: Everyone please post a list of your most productive stores, in order of production with highlights of the best items, and post all the addresses GO! crackup%5B1%5D.gif

Also what time you're gonna be there
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A guy handed me a three piece vintage bespoke tweed suit he picked up yesterday at the thrifts. I know the tailor who is still in business and very expensive. Sadly it did not end up fitting (I still bought it of course) but if he reads this board, I thank him. Pics later.
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Holy shit, its not often a brand is posted for the first time, I think. You sir have as many TOJ items as are currently on ebay.

Edit: Everyone please post a list of your most productive stores, in order of production with highlights of the best items, and post all the addresses GO! crackup[1].gif

My most fruitful spot is conveniently located next to this post office in Grand Cayman. Feel free to go there anytime you want. The sooner the better. devil.gif

 

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My most fruitful spot is conveniently located next to this post office in Grand Cayman. Feel free to go there anytime you want. The sooner the better. devil.gif
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Though it was only mentioned last week, I thought I'd say that this is one of my favorite areas....
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I ran into a nearby shop today for about 10 minutes in between meetings. I grabbed a Breuer tie for myself and a down North Face dog-walking parka for my wife.

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I saw the same loden green Lock & Co. cap at the shop. It's in very clean condition and it's €5. Does anyone want me to proxy for their own use OR to flip? Looks like they go for $40-50 on ebay.com but I can't get much out of it on ebay.at.

I also left a pretty cool blackwatch Gore-tex cap:

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post #55477 of 116104
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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

Holy shit, its not often a brand is posted for the first time, I think. You sir have as many TOJ items as are currently on ebay.
Edit: Everyone please post a list of your most productive stores, in order of production with highlights of the best items, and post all the addresses GO! crackup%5B1%5D.gif

Well, you can always come to my area; you won't be disappointed if you find Nothing.

post #55478 of 116104
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post


Also what time you're gonna be there


Don't forget, I need a list of every brand ever worth picking up. Could you get that alphabetized and organized by category. I would also like eBay selling price estimates for each item. Thanks.

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Since I haven't been out in the trenches in a long time, I thought I might as well share a fit pic with yall. Everything thrifted except the cords.
Seifer made in Italy hounds tooth windowpane cap
Lodenfrey duffel
Thick ass knit no name scarf
BB pink striped slim fit ocbd
Vintage black label BB repp tie
PRL vest (I put this one in here because there was some discussion about quilted vests a couple hundred pages back. I think this one works because it is a button up instead of a zip up, making it a little less sporty, what do you guys think?)
No name vintage Harris Tweed with the old union label.
Levis cords
Coach woven braided belt
Chocolate suede Aldens from you know who. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif




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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Since I haven't been out in the trenches in a long time, I thought I might as well share a fit pic with yall. Everything thrifted except the cords.
Seifer made in Italy hounds tooth windowpane cap
Lodenfrey duffel
Thick ass knit no name scarf
BB pink striped slim fit ocbd
Vintage black label BB repp tie
PRL vest (I put this one in here because there was some discussion about quilted vests a couple hundred pages back. I think this one works because it is a button up instead of a zip up, making it a little less sporty, what do you guys think?)
No name vintage Harris Tweed with the old union label.
Levis cords
Coach woven braided belt
Chocolate suede Aldens from you know who. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif



 

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

+ 1,000


+ 2.5


The general rule to thrifting is the shittier the neighborhoods, the better the potential for grails! More crack heads/hookers/gang bangers/ hanging in front of the store, the better chances of you finding the good stuff! Go forth and pillage!

Of course, the chances of getting ur throat slit increase exponentially as well rotflmao.gif Leave the crocs at home and don't wear pink.
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Cable & Co Kiltie Loafers 11D

Cable Co. used to make underrated shoes back in da day. Memories...

Not as good as that Austrian town, but this is a barrel of laughs when you have a non native speaker in the car:

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Of course, the chances of getting ur throat slit increase exponentially as well rotflmao.gif Leave the crocs at home and don't wear pink.

Made this mistake once (well not crocs or pink...lol). I knew I was in for an interesting trip before I walked into the store. I was all dressed up coming back from my internship and entered a fairly large GW (the ones with tons of "new" dollar store junk in them as well).  I get out of my car and immediately, I stick out. Before I get to the front door some guy comes JETTING out of the store and the manager follows at full-speed. They are at a stand-off and the manager is screaming "Give me back the socks or I will taze you!!!" The guy and him are running around a car like it was from a cartoon and I am just kind of standing there enjoying the show. Finally the thief chucks the pair of socks at the managers face and runs full speed (he was pretty quick) away. I walked into the store to shop like nothing had happened...hahaha.

 

Who steals socks from Goodwill?

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This is not the actual pic, but I found an identical label inside a vintage car coat today. I assume this is not THE Crombie, but does anyone know anything about crombie-kintyre? 

 

 

Oh yeah...it's in a coat by Malcolm Kenneth 

 

RESERVED FOR AMANALAS...Vintage 1950s English Crombie Kintyre Nailhead Scottish Tweed Mens Covert Top Coat 44 L

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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post

Made this mistake once (well not crocs or pink...lol). I knew I was in for an interesting trip before I walked into the store. I was all dressed up coming back from my internship and entered a fairly large GW (the ones with tons of "new" dollar store junk in them as well).  I get out of my car and immediately, I stick out. Before I get to the front door some guy comes JETTING out of the store and the manager follows at full-speed. They are at a stand-off and the manager is screaming "Give me back the socks or I will taze you!!!" The guy and him are running around a car like it was from a cartoon and I am just kind of standing there enjoying the show. Finally the thief chucks the pair of socks at the managers face and runs full speed (he was pretty quick) away. I walked into the store to shop like nothing had happened...hahaha.

 

Who steals socks from Goodwill?

 

more funny that the manager was chasing him to recover 1.99$ worth of donated goods

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

 

more funny that the manager was chasing him to recover 1.99$ worth of donated goods


You would be surprised at what companies will do to set the standard. If you let them steal that, then word gets around that it is easy to steal. Everyone has "heard" the Walmart stories of not prosecuting anything under $25. I can tell you that is dead false. I volunteer at the courthouse for teen court (crime isn't my thing, but this is more rehabilitation for teens who do stupid things like theft). Nine out of ten cases are thefts from big retail chains, and most are under $25. A couple of weeks ago, their loss prevention stopped someone for stealing a pack of gum valued at $4 (must have been a big ass pack of gum).

 

When that guy tells his criminal friends he got caught, they will think twice before stealing from the store again. I agree though that it was dangerous for the manager to do it for his own personal safety. Pick up the phone and call the police.

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