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I've for two thrifts that reliably turn up stuff for me. Today, a Brooks Brothers polo and some slacks for myself, as well as:

Orvis, Zegna, Zegna



NOS pebble grain Florsheim Imperials.

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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

I know there are some "Storage Wars" fans on this thread, thought this was interesting:

Story by Erin McLaughlin. No relation.

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Originally Posted by los_face View Post

Went in today at lunch and found a mint pair of Church's Pembrey loafers in chocolate suede with rubber soles. 2 leather inserts ins each shoe so insoles are pristine and obviously wasn't worn much because they were too big for the previous owner. 8G so 9 wide and gifting these to my pops so N/A.

Y U NO FIND UK 10D???

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Exactly 0 stores today. Work and listing on ebay. See above for my emotion.

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It's happened to me twice.
I assume you dudes thought to ask at the front desk whether they were holding one of the shoes to make sure no one stole them, right?
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Originally Posted by los_face View Post

Finally, I'm typically a Nike dri fit or Patagonia athletic gear guy but have heard a lot about the quality of the Lululemon apparel so when I spotted this full zip I grabbed it. Size large and potentially available.

Solid first impression, no visible branding (only on zipper pull) and supposed to be more durable than any other performance gear (Nike, Adidas, UA etc.)

Sorry man that Lululemon is fake. I see loads of it around here with no branding except on zips etc. Also, look how angular the logo is compared to the real logo:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1I7GGLD_en&q=lululemon%20logo&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.dmQ&bpcl=40096503&biw=1366&bih=655&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=cSzRUJCRD9O-0QGHsIDIBw
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SHOOOOOS from today

John varvatos mainline handmade in italy - $7
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AE park ave hardly worn... $4.99
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baaaaaadass john varvatos mainline handmade in italy zip boots... excellent condition. $15
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bruno magli loafers, $10
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post #57860 of 124488
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Originally Posted by Greg613 View Post

Awesome find. I have been looking for a Navy HF Flight Coat for a couple of years now.

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Originally Posted by hucklecat View Post

Ditto that. Super find.


http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?57921-AAAC-Informal-Trad-Thrift-Store-Exchange&p=1353451#post1353451
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

Sorry man that Lululemon is fake. I see loads of it around here with no branding except on zips etc. Also, look how angular the logo is compared to the real logo:
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1I7GGLD_en&q=lululemon%20logo&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.dmQ&bpcl=40096503&biw=1366&bih=655&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=cSzRUJCRD9O-0QGHsIDIBw

No, it's real. I have a hoodie that was purchased in the store several years ago that has the angled logo on the zip. I think they changed the logo slightly on more recent pieces. I know for a fact the reason many pieces have no branding is because they are a very minimalistic brand. Their label is a long, rectangular thing that screams "remove me". A lot of people do. Besides the label that most people remove, the only other branding is a small reflective or tonal colored logo placed somewhere on the garment.

Don't think Lulu is faked....yet.
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post


Is this madras mid-weight cotton or is it light, almost crepe-like? I ask because I have a shirt that looks very similar.

It is mid-weight but not tight woven, Light and airy somewhat. Quality of the fabric and the stitching seems to be better than new Gitmans. Wonder if overall the quality has been an issue or the fabric.  

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Originally Posted by los_face View Post

Decent start to the week. There's a Salvation Army about a block from work so I stop in a few times a week on my lunch break.
Saw this and wish it was a medium...XL so passed on it

 

I would have been all over this to flip on Ebay. Great piece. Not for my taste but I am sure someone would fall in love with it! (just saying)

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Originally Posted by Greg613 View Post

Awesome find. I have been looking for a Navy HF Flight Coat for a couple of years now.

Check this out. drool.gif
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hickey-Freeman-Flight-Coat-Houndstooth-Red-White-Black-Size-40-Chest-44-inches-/360518746207?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item53f097805f
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

Sorry man that Lululemon is fake. I see loads of it around here with no branding except on zips etc. Also, look how angular the logo is compared to the real logo:
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1I7GGLD_en&q=lululemon%20logo&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.dmQ&bpcl=40096503&biw=1366&bih=655&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=cSzRUJCRD9O-0QGHsIDIBw

Whoa! seriously? It never even occurred to me that they'd fake lulu for dudes. But looking at the sweater now, I see where you're coming at with the angled "circle" around the logo BUT if it is a fake, they did not skimp on the details. It is a heavy weight cotton, all interior stitching and hems are nicely finished, there is an interior coin pocket in the kangaroo pouch, metal grommets used for pit venting and 3 branded studs at the back (neck area) of the jacket. However the maker and care tags have been cut out.

Either way it is seems to be better constructed than my Nike or Champion sweats, side by side.

Easy way to figure out if it's real or not is to bring it to a lulu store and ask. I'll try and stop by tomorrow. Worst case scenario it's a solid fake and I've got a beater sweater for $3.

Thanks for the heads up.
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^^^ See my post above. That's not a fake.
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Originally Posted by hucklecat View Post

I would have been all over this to flip on Ebay. Great piece. Not for my taste but I am sure someone would fall in love with it! (just saying)
I know right. A month ago it would be perfect for ugly sweater parties but they'll all be done by the time the auction would end. Plus I've already got a stack of items to list on the bay as it is and they were asking $15 which was way over priced for a thrift sweater.
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

No, it's real. I have a hoodie that was purchased in the store several years ago that has the angled logo on the zip. I think they changed the logo slightly on more recent pieces. I know for a fact the reason many pieces have no branding is because they are a very minimalistic brand. Their label is a long, rectangular thing that screams "remove me". A lot of people do. Besides the label that most people remove, the only other branding is a small reflective or tonal colored logo placed somewhere on the garment.
Don't think Lulu is faked....yet.
Nice, glad to get your input on the situation. The garment is definitely top notch in terms of athletic gear so i'd be surprised if boot leggers were trying to fake lulu dudes with such quality pieces.

They have started to fake the ladies yoga pants because they're so expensive and in high demand but there isn't a big enough market for the guys to justify fakes i think...yet.

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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

Sorry man that Lululemon is fake. I see loads of it around here with no branding except on zips etc. Also, look how angular the logo is compared to the real logo:
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1I7GGLD_en&q=lululemon%20logo&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.dmQ&bpcl=40096503&biw=1366&bih=655&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=cSzRUJCRD9O-0QGHsIDIBw
So have you been passing on legit lulu gear thinking that it's fake all this time???
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post


Most exciting find of the day though was this - NWT RRL jacket from Spring/Summer1996!!!. Only downside is a pen mark on the sleeve otherwise awesome jacket with an interesting design.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




 

 

Big eBay $$$

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nvm

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Is a Pal Zileri CONCEPT Sport Coat a take or leave?

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