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Best coffee in the world, that is reasonably available in your own home is Barismo beans, grinded in a Baratza Virtuozo, made with an Aeropress....just saying

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N00B here. I thought I got a score on these, but now i'm unsure. I paid $20, because i needed them in a jam but any idea what these shoes are? They say Made in America on the rubber bottoms. They look maybe Corodovan / Leather. I believe they are a 9.5 and might be snug on me if anyone else is interested in swaps or buy after they're identified.

No manufacturer or anything listed - I might cross post over on the main forums for help, just curious what workmanship and quality is like on these.



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Clown shoes.

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just curious what workmanship and quality is like on these.
 

 

worksmanship is quite low

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An early happy Chanukkah to our Jewish community within the thrift thread. I actually thought of making "secret santa" a bit more inclusive, but I kind of forgot shog[1].gif What do you guys do for Chanukkah?
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details please smile.gif

I offered up a sampling of Austrian coffee to anyone interested, Wes happened to be the only one that was actually interested. If anyone else would like some beans, let me know!

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Best coffee in the world, that is reasonably available in your own home is Barismo beans, grinded in a Baratza Virtuozo, made with an Aeropress
....just saying

I will look into those beans...I wasn't a huge fan of the Aeropress, but I've only used it once at a friend's place. Maybe I'll open myself up to it, I just really like a stove top maker.
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I offered up a sampling of Austrian coffee to anyone interested, Wes happened to be the only one that was actually interested. If anyone else would like some beans, let me know!

I'll trade you some beans for a hermes tie and one of some other unknown maker nest.gif
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Just came back from a St. Paul thrift around the corner from my house. This place charges $19-$30 a sportcoat no matter what it is (I've paid that upper end of the range for an Alpaca LB and that vintage LL Bean coat from a few weeks back). I found a pretty damn awesome Christmas plaid Pendleton in a 39 R, which is too long for me but would make someone the life of a Christmas party. It was $19. Whatever. That's more than double GW prices, but since I haven't found anything in two weeks, I decided to get it. As the woman was ringing it up, I spotted a pinhead month hole on the back of the collar, so I didn't buy it, and her reasoning for asking $20 for the jacket was that "It's really hard to see." The black wooden buttons also had paint on them, which would have been easy to get off, but still. 

 

What the hell is that about? If you're going to charge a little more for thrifted things, I thought I could reasonably assume you've checked over the goods before pricing them. But she was really old, so maybe she needs some glasses or something. 

 

It was just really annoying, and since I haven't been having any luck, pissed me off a bit.

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I'll trade you some beans for a hermes tie and one of some other unknown maker nest.gif

If you're serious, get at me! I can't say no to even the tackiest Hermés ties!
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

Just came back from a St. Paul thrift around the corner from my house. This place charges $19-$30 a sportcoat no matter what it is (I've paid that upper end of the range for an Alpaca LB and that vintage LL Bean coat from a few weeks back). I found a pretty damn awesome Christmas plaid Pendleton in a 39 R, which is too long for me but would make someone the life of a Christmas party. It was $19. Whatever. That's more than double GW prices, but since I haven't found anything in two weeks, I decided to get it. As the woman was ringing it up, I spotted a pinhead month hole on the back of the collar, so I didn't buy it, and her reasoning for asking $20 for the jacket was that "It's really hard to see." The black wooden buttons also had paint on them, which would have been easy to get off, but still. 

What the hell is that about? If you're going to charge a little more for thrifted things, I thought I could reasonably assume you've checked over the goods before pricing them. But she was really old, so maybe she needs some glasses or something. 

It was just really annoying, and since I haven't been having any luck, pissed me off a bit.

Too bad, as I know you've been on the hunt for some plaid/blackwatch. Did you ever get yours sorted?? It's funny, when you first posted it, I recognized it and checked my "favorites" list on Etsy and sure enough, it must have been the same one!

Speaking of that, I have 3 Christmas parties to attend and I'm already thinking about what I'll wear. I have some read cords and a couple of blackwatch blazers. I'll put together a mean outfit, for sure. I was actually invited to one of my students' parties. They're all undergrads, so it should be a good time icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

If you're serious, get at me! I can't say no to even the tackiest Hermés ties!

Can't tell if you're playing along or not laugh.gif

But yes, I'll buy some Austrian beans from you.
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Thanks Hans. The 8 days don't start until tomorrow, but I don't think anyone will mind. What do we do for Hannukah? Participate in secret santa and not worry about it haha.

 

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An early happy Chanukkah to our Jewish community within the thrift thread. I actually thought of making "secret santa" a bit more inclusive, but I kind of forgot shog[1].gif What do you guys do for Chanukkah?
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If you're serious, get at me! I can't say no to even the tackiest Hermés ties!
Too bad, as I know you've been on the hunt for some plaid/blackwatch. Did you ever get yours sorted?? It's funny, when you first posted it, I recognized it and checked my "favorites" list on Etsy and sure enough, it must have been the same one!
Speaking of that, I have 3 Christmas parties to attend and I'm already thinking about what I'll wear. I have some read cords and a couple of blackwatch blazers. I'll put together a mean outfit, for sure. I was actually invited to one of my students' parties. They're all undergrads, so it should be a good time icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

 

The blackwatch is in my possession, but I've been just sitting on it because it's a tad too long (and I mean less than half an inch). It also could be taken out a bit (or I could lose some weight). The tailor was going to charge me $100 for shortening the jacket and the sleeves and letting it out a bit. I might just forgo that last part and leave it unbuttoned (it's really not as tight as I'm making it seem; I think he just wanted to get more money out of me). I've been trying to decide if it's worth it. I think it probably is.

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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Can't tell if you're playing along or not laugh.gif
But yes, I'll buy some Austrian beans from you.


EDIT: God, I must be slow tonight...I got it smile.gif
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Originally Posted by troika View Post

Thanks Hans. The 8 days don't start until tomorrow, but I don't think anyone will mind. What do we do for Hannukah? Participate in secret santa and not worry about it haha.

Hahaha,

Don't Jewish mothers guilt you into more than that? Or is that only on TV (or is that restricted to Catholics?!) biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by dustinmyself View Post


is this a good "colaboration"?

You know.  In my early days of thrifting, I picked up one of those.  Don't recall if I posted it to the thread, but just sayin, haters gonna hate.  Keep thrifting, keep reading, keep learning.

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I have no use for these with frayed collars and requiring treatment. 16.5/42
Bought them just for bragging rights!! biggrin.gif
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