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post #55486 of 102622
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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

post #55487 of 102622
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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.

post #55488 of 102622
To that dude asking about the best spots in Chicago to go thrifting, here you go. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #55489 of 102622
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post
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.

 

 

What size? 

post #55490 of 102622
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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




ffffuuuu.gifYou bastard. Looks great. The button-up vest definitely works better. 

post #55491 of 102622
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

To that dude asking about the best spots in Chicago to go thrifting, here you go. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

He actually just asked where are the best places in Chicago to go. So I suggest an architectural boat tour (awesome, even in November), the Art Institute (American Gothic is there, I believe, as is Nighthawks). And I recommend The Conrad, especially as it is attached to Nordstrom, which will allow the OP to pick up some nice clothes too. You're welcome.

post #55492 of 102622
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post


What size? 

My best guess would be a 57-58 EU size...7 1/8-7 1/4?
post #55493 of 102622

Somebody need some RRL raw selvedge size 30x34? Here's a good BIN:

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150956183473&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

post #55494 of 102622
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

ffffuuuu.gif You bastard. Looks great. The button-up vest definitely works better. 

I learned from the master. teacha.gif
post #55495 of 102622
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

He actually just asked where are the best places in Chicago to go. So I suggest an architectural boat tour (awesome, even in November), the Art Institute (American Gothic is there, I believe, as is Nighthawks). And I recommend The Conrad, especially as it is attached to Nordstrom, which will allow the OP to pick up some nice clothes too. You're welcome.

My bad, I just assumed he was talking about thrifts, this being the thread dedicated to it and all. biggrin.gif
post #55496 of 102622
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


My best guess would be a 57-58 EU size...7 1/8-7 1/4?

 

Damn. I'd be down for it but I need a 7 3/8

post #55497 of 102622
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


I learned from the master. teacha.gif

lol8[1].gif Usually that means you learned the right way from seeing the master do it, not learning by seeing someone mess up

post #55498 of 102622
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Damn. I'd be down for it but I need a 7 3/8

Too bad! If I get out there tomorrow, I'll take a look for an exact size. I'm fairly certain it was at least a 57 and likely a bit larger as when I tried it on it was a bit big.
post #55499 of 102622
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

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 

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I also found a Crombie Kintyre for Malcolm Kenneth overcoat. Mine's blue french twill, and spectacular. Best I could discern when I researched it, Malcolm Kenneth was the house (like Barney's or Saks) and is long gone. Crombie Kintyre is the same Crombie as we all know today. They are a mill, and purportedly coined the phrase "tweed" which was a bastardization of the Scottish pronunciation of twill. Either way, they wove the fabric. It's a bit like having the Ing. Loro Piana label on a Saks Fifth Ave sport coat. At least, that's the best I could tell. Folks can feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
post #55500 of 102622
Work has slowed down enough that I can step out to a couple of stores that are within a few blocks of my office. Unfortunately one of them put out a bunch of EZ suits priced too high to make it worth picking them up. Thankfully the other store down the street had this on the rack (along with the form it's displayed on):

Isaia Charcoal Pinstripe Suit (Not Available)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Oh yeah, and it came with a coupon for $10 off my next purchase.
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