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Things are getting ugly here. Found out that a lot of the stores I frequent will not only be pulling items aside for their boutique store. It used to come from one single store. Not only that, but they will have more "picker shoppers" out there grabbing stuff too. Come on.....
Not only that, but one of the few really good stores is doing some serious hoarding. Just scraps are hitting the floor. Today I also witnessed a regular customer getting treated very rudely there by whom I believe is the new processing manager and an employee (cracking jokes about them publicly). Employees in general at this store are pretty rude. They don't acknowledge your presence, they push and shove and are just overall unpleasant. It seems that the better the customer you are, the worse you get treated. frown.gif

The other day I was in a Goodwill and was looking at the ties that were on a rack with no labels visible. After I'd pulled out one or two and then put them back approximately how I'd found them, an employee came over and started shouting about how they'd just spent half an hour organizing the ties and I was messing them up looking at them. I gave the guy a WTF look, put my earbuds back in, and went about my business. Considering the place generally looks like a tornado just hit I appreciate the fact he takes a bit of pride in his work or whatever but if a customer can't look at the merchandise how do you really expect anything will sell?

 

 

 In my experience, Goodwill employees are some of the worst and best out there...

 I had one the other day actually try to push me out of the way to put a shirt on the rack. There are good ones out there though, the ones who will set stuff aside for you or give you an extra discount here and there. I'd guess that the Christmas season is as hard on thrift shop employees as it is on employees in other retail stores.

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Zegna, Nataku, right? The FINE WORSTED label is all Zegna, all the time, about 1985-95 right?


Yep. Wow that thing is old, though. Those gorges crazy.gif
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Picked these up Tuesday. First nice pair of shoes in a while but cant figure out exactly what model they are???

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those look pretty orthopedic to me. post the inside pic (the one with the codes) to the alden thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread
Edited by mexicutioner - 12/12/12 at 4:48pm
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Found my first zanella unicorn, as well as a pair of thick aquascutum trousers. Jury duty today and again tomorrow :/
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In an Albuquerque thrift (the one I found the Borrelli, Loro Piana and Prada shirts at), found a Borrelli suit jacket...no pants ffffuuuu.gif
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i would still grab that

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Hello hello ya'll.

Wanting to stray true to the OG's of this thread - the following is all up for grabs at cost + shipping -
But i'd much rather trade - I'm looking for a nice 36-38 tweed and other usual desiderata. PM me.
Sorry for the shitty photography whirlwind week i'm having.

42R Hickey Freeman Gun Check Blazer (would love to trade for a tweed or a similar guncheck in 36/38)






Shirts Shirts Shirts Shirts Shirts Tie









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bigstar[1].gif deets later... suffice it to say I win the thread. (discount store not thrift)

so who currently holds the epic find title? I wonder if the MINT Loro Piana 3/4 length cashmere lined deerskin coat i found for $20 and sold for $3k is still up on the list. i havent been on here much lately and i aint reading over a thousand pages to get caught up LOL

I think you may still hold the title for a single item. Acosbysweater's croc Gucci loafers came close a few months ago.
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I think you may still hold the title for a single item. Acosbysweater's croc Gucci loafers came close a few months ago.

Thats a great markup.  Sheesh.  I got one a shirt on Ebay I got for $2.50 that is up to $189  Rare Gant shirt I guess. I love the shirt personally but just didn't fit me. 

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i would still grab that

+1. Any Borrelli tailored piece is rare and I'd consider it a grail.
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Bit of psychology for you: Sell the one you thrifted on eBay and look at it as profit made. At the end of the day you were always going to get your fair lady a nice gift, and nice gifts by and large cost money nod[1].gif

Very true.

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I think you may still hold the title for a single item. Acosbysweater's croc Gucci loafers came close a few months ago.

I think the NIB Lobbs from like 10,000 pages ago are still the best.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Picked these up Tuesday. First nice pair of shoes in a while but cant figure out exactly what model they are???

 

 

 

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Looks like a model not used currently, or possibly a custom order.

 

Definitely the upper styling of the Contour Depth Inlay  #310, but on the sole, footbed and trubalance last of the Luxury Comfort line. 

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the OG's of this thread

they long gone. All u got is us. Word



post #57134 of 115855
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Originally Posted by csoukoulis View Post

so who currently holds the epic find title? I wonder if the MINT Loro Piana 3/4 length cashmere lined deerskin coat i found for $20 and sold for $3k is still up on the list. i havent been on here much lately and i aint reading over a thousand pages to get caught up LOL

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

I think you may still hold the title for a single item. Acosbysweater's croc Gucci loafers came close a few months ago.

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Very true.
I think the NIB Lobbs from like 10,000 pages ago are still the best.

you guys know what this means, right? it's the first annual
THRIFT FIND OF THE YEAR CONTEST 2012 EDITION.

pm me if you want to be on the selection committee (spoo and DM7, i'm looking right at you).

once we hammer out the criteria and logistics, we'll open it up for submissions. winner will be announced on Dec. 31, 2012.
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Anyone in the NYC make it down to the 121212 Concert at Madison Square Garden???? The whole couple rows are very well-dressed entrepeneur looking men and I thought someone here may fit that criteria. Billy Joel, NIRVANA!, Bruce Springstein and the E street band, Pink Floydd, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, The Who, and Paul McCartney oh and just throw in Bon Jovi. I promise this won't ever happen again. I wish I could be there right now...

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