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post #61036 of 117953

also another ebay brag

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=121056074731

I messaged the seller and worked out a deal for 90 shipped with shoe trees included (I mean not really thrift prices but pretty good for basically new $400+ shoes) icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

danite soles and everything, they are slightly more dressy than the allen edmonds katmai but still rugged enough for doing sleezy things in them at 3 in the morning in the city (regency ballroom that means you)

 

post #61037 of 117953

Picked up a couple things on my lunch break today.

 

Orvis Goosedown Vest in great condition.

 

 

 

Hardy Amies London Mohair Blend Sweater.

No Idea if this is worth anything, but hey it looks pretty cool.

 

 

And the winner of the bunch:

 

SPQR made in Italy Valet

This had last weeks tags on it so its been sitting there untouched for a good week.

 

post #61038 of 117953
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Wait...you still have a day to change it....why not set it to start next Thursday? Just do a bulk edit, and change them all at once.

Well I am using turbo lister (and there in lies the problem) and it messed up last Thursday so I had to move it to this Thursday. I dont know if I want to wait another week just to post something that should of been listed 2 weeks ago. I think last year during the Superbowl I estimated that the auction would end around 8k and it ended at close to 6k. Pretty big hit if I remember correctly. Decisions, Decisions....
post #61039 of 117953

So today was a pretty long day.  Going to post this haul and enjoy my beer while I read through 200 new posts.

 

 

 

Great IPA

 

Anyways, I took the day off and hit every thrift in the state of Rhode Island (pretty much), results were as follows

 

 

 

Ben Silve Teal plain tie, Breuer Tie, Holland and Sherry Hot pink tie, Tod's loafers

 

 

 

few Oxxford suits

 

 

11 J.Press shirts, mostly OCBDs, couple point collars though (all 16.5 x 35), J.Press belt 

 

 

 

few more shirts, from left: Paul Stuart, J.Crew XL Workwear Chambray, Yellow and white stripe zegna with recent square logo, Thomas Pink 15.5, Zegna pink and white, Vineyard Vines, RRL, Fray (first time finding!), Dries Van Noten Olive green shirt

 

 

 

Smartwool two tone crewneck, Patagonia R1, Vineyard Vines crewneck sweater, Murrays Toggery (34 made in USA), Luciano Barbera, Rugby Cords with hunting motif

 

few other random ties and desiderata that wouldn't be particularly interesting to the thread.

post #61040 of 117953

Not been having a great week.  A trade I was to receive appears to be lost in the mail (in the future please everyone use delivery confirmation when shipping to me), and then today I inadvertently donated my pair of winter gloves:

lost my damn gloves (Click to show)

Was thrifting at one of my least favorite GW, but it's the same place I've found my only Hermes and Ferragamo ties.  The ties and suits / SC are very difficult to reach with a cart, as it seems they arranged the racks almost radially away from  them (wtf).  So I leave my cart with some shoes and a tie and my winter gloves (that don't fit into my coat pockets) at the end of one of the shorter racks as I sift through the rest of the ties. When I'm done looking through the ties I return to my cart, only to find it disappeared and the shoes back on the racks where I found them.  I immediately looked around and asked the cashier about my cart, but she didn't know.  So I went to the section with gloves and scarves and winter shit all piled together in heaps, only to find a woman who looked to be in her 50's with an overstuffed cart finishing her evaluation of that section.  I say aloud to myself "I don't see my gloves here, where did they put them," in case she wants to chime in, since she heard me asking about my gloves. 

I then go to the guy manically dusting everything unnecessarily to ask him if he saw my stuff, and he tells me he's the one who cleared the cart and returned everything to the racks.  He thought the cart was abandoned, even though it was by itself for no more than 1min.  Guy is obviously manic, though, and can't stay still.  So we go back to the winter pile of shite that he informs me he placed my gloves on top of, tearing it apart very impatiently, only to tell me that somebody grabbed them, which I already knew.  Of course none of that stuff is tagged, so mine looked like they could've belonged.

So I went back to the only cashier working and tell her to look out to see if someone tries to buy my grey gloves. The woman who looked at me funny at the pile was just finishing checking out.  The cashier says, "I don't know, maybe someone has already bought them."  The lady checking out gives me the stare, and we stare each other down.  Gloves at this GW were $1.00, but winter wear was 50% off, and I'm guessing she received a senior discount on top if it.  So she probably got my nice winter gloves (which are what I needed in the 15deg F weather today) for 40 cents.  Motherfucker.  But also my fault.

 

I did find some things today, if only for the lady -- 100% Cashmere turtleneck, lambswool+rabbit fur turtleneck, silk Ann Taylor shirt.  I passed on a 100% Camelhair blazer, grey / salt-n-pepper, 40R with 19.75 shoulders -- Roundtree & Yorke for Dillards.  Can go back for it if someone is interested.

 

Got some other things today too, but too bothered to be bothered to take photos right now.  Field & Stream flannel, Faconnable linen shirt in lavender size S, Pearl Izumi lightweight jacket for me, other stuff can't remember.

 

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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post
On the plus side... good day to hunt.

but a better day to watch football shog[1].gif go niners! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

ERgh, you mean Ravens (nevermore, haha, Wes).  Not that I am a huge football fan anyway, but supporting local talent.  I will be watching, even though I usually don't.
 

 

EDIT:  While at Marshall's looking for replacement gloves, came across some John Varvatos stuff in Small that I can proxy. One was a white oxford LS with a button on each sleeve for rolling the sleeves for $60, and some casual sport shirts for $30.  First time in there since the holidays and place almost none of the good stuff, looks completely different.  Not swimming in the still-expensive RLPL and RLBL, so I didn't find that wonderful parka marked down to reasonable prices.


Edited by CesarC - 1/23/13 at 8:32pm
post #61041 of 117953
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpmac7 View Post

Motherf*cker, I just set a 240+ item, 10 day auction, to end on the Sunday of the Superbowl. I did the same thing last year. Damn I am retarded.
Quote:
Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Wait...you still have a day to change it....why not set it to start next Thursday? Just do a bulk edit, and change them all at once.
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpmac7 View Post

Well I am using turbo lister (and there in lies the problem) and it messed up last Thursday so I had to move it to this Thursday. I dont know if I want to wait another week just to post something that should of been listed 2 weeks ago. I think last year during the Superbowl I estimated that the auction would end around 8k and it ended at close to 6k. Pretty big hit if I remember correctly. Decisions, Decisions....
Well, if you listed it today (which I just did with a bunch of stuff), it will end Saturday. Which might get you a little bit better without having to wait.

In other news, the J Press guncheck tweed sold in less than 6 hours for the BIN price. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif No payment yet. ffffuuuu.gif
post #61042 of 117953
LOL Football problems.
post #61043 of 117953


I did not thrift one of these.

But I wish I did SO BAD.
post #61044 of 117953
Quote:
Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

Not been having a great week.  A trade I was to receive appears to be lost in the mail (in the future please everyone use delivery confirmation when shipping to me), and then today I inadvertently donated my pair of winter gloves:

lost my damn gloves (Click to show)

Was thrifting at one of my least favorite GW, but it's the same place I've found my only Hermes and Ferragamo ties.  The ties and suits / SC are very difficult to reach with a cart, as it seems they arranged the racks almost radially away from  them (wtf).  So I leave my cart with some shoes and a tie and my winter gloves (that don't fit into my coat pockets) at the end of one of the shorter racks as I sift through the rest of the ties. When I'm done looking through the ties I return to my cart, only to find it disappeared and the shoes back on the racks where I found them.  I immediately looked around and asked the cashier about my cart, but she didn't know.  So I went to the section with gloves and scarves and winter shit all piled together in heaps, only to find a woman who looked to be in her 50's with an overstuffed cart finishing her evaluation of that section.  I say aloud to myself "I don't see my gloves here, where did they put them," in case she wants to chime in, since she heard me asking about my gloves. 

I then go to the guy manically dusting everything unnecessarily to ask him if he saw my stuff, and he tells me he's the one who cleared the cart and returned everything to the racks.  He thought the cart was abandoned, even though it was by itself for no more than 1min.  Guy is obviously manic, though, and can't stay still.  So we go back to the winter pile of shite that he informs me he placed my gloves on top of, tearing it apart very impatiently, only to tell me that somebody grabbed them, which I already knew.  Of course none of that stuff is tagged, so mine looked like they could've belonged.

So I went back to the only cashier working and tell her to look out to see if someone tries to buy my grey gloves. The woman who looked at me funny at the pile was just finishing checking out.  The cashier says, "I don't know, maybe someone has already bought them."  The lady checking out gives me the stare, and we stare each other down.  Gloves at this GW were $1.00, but winter wear was 50% off, and I'm guessing she received a senior discount on top if it.  So she probably got my nice winter gloves (which are what I needed in the 15deg F weather today) for 40 cents.  Motherfucker.  But also my fault.

 

I did find some things today, if only for the lady -- 100% Cashmere turtleneck, lambswool+rabbit fur turtleneck, silk Ann Taylor shirt.  I passed on a 100% Camelhair blazer, grey / salt-n-pepper, 40R with 19.75 shoulders -- Roundtree & Yorke for Dillards.  Can go back for it if someone is interested.

 

Got some other things today too, but too bothered to be bothered to take photos right now.  Field & Stream flannel, Faconnable linen shirt in lavender size S, Pearl Izumi lightweight jacket for me, other stuff can't remember.

 

ERgh, you mean Ravens (nevermore, haha, Wes).  Not that I am a huge football fan anyway, but supporting local talent.  I will be watching, even though I usually don't.
 

 

EDIT:  While at Marshall's looking for replacement gloves, came across some John Varvatos stuff in Small that I can proxy. One was a white oxford LS with a button on each sleeve for rolling the sleeves for $60, and some casual sport shirts for $30.  First time in there since the holidays and place almost none of the good stuff, looks completely different.  Not swimming in the still-expensive RLPL and RLBL, so I didn't find that wonderful parka marked down to reasonable prices.

 

Ahhh man, that sucks! Faquing old biatches! CAn't trust them! ffffuuuu.gif I stopped using carts and only use baskets. I hate the thought of some stinky ass clothes hanging over my shoulder and brushing up against my face. That's how you end up with a face full of fungus!

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by concealed View Post

So today was a pretty long day.  Going to post this haul and enjoy my beer while I read through 200 new posts.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Great IPA

 

Anyways, I took the day off and hit every thrift in the state of Rhode Island (pretty much), results were as follows

 

 

 

Ben Silve Teal plain tie, Breuer Tie, Holland and Sherry Hot pink tie, Tod's loafers

 

 

 

few Oxxford suits

 

 

11 J.Press shirts, mostly OCBDs, couple point collars though (all 16.5 x 35), J.Press belt 

 

 

 

few more shirts, from left: Paul Stuart, J.Crew XL Workwear Chambray, Yellow and white stripe zegna with recent square logo, Thomas Pink 15.5, Zegna pink and white, Vineyard Vines, RRL, Fray (first time finding!), Dries Van Noten Olive green shirt

 

 

 

Smartwool two tone crewneck, Patagonia R1, Vineyard Vines crewneck sweater, Murrays Toggery (34 made in USA), Luciano Barbera, Rugby Cords with hunting motif

 

few other random ties and desiderata that wouldn't be particularly interesting to the thread.

 

 

 

 

Gaddamn! That's stuff I find over a period of weeks if I'm having a few good weeks!

post #61045 of 117953
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post


Great IPA

Anyways, I took the day off and hit every thrift in the state of Rhode Island (pretty much), results were as follows
Great haul. Having personally thrifted in every thrift shop in RI, I have a greater appreciation for this haul. Nicely done!
post #61046 of 117953
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Originally Posted by YoungAmerican View Post


But I wish I did SO BAD.

It's funny because I passed on 2 of these within a 3 week period about a month ago, since they were like $25.

In other news, if anybody wants a sick vintage Raiders starter jacket (same style), LMK.
post #61047 of 117953

Been dry lately, but one place today had 4 Brooks Brothers SCs semi-recent (from the last 5-8 years) virtually in my size (43-44). 3 from Italy, one from the US (camel hair).  Two of the ones from Italy were Harris Tweed.  Unfortunately, they all ended up being about an 1-2 inches too short for me..  All available - looking for 44L.

 

 

Brooks Brothers (Italy) - Harris Tweed

 

 

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Brooks Brothers (Italy) - Harris Tweed

 

 

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Brooks Brothers (Italy) - Silk/Linen/Wool blend

 

 

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Brooks Brothers (USA) - Camel hair 

 

 

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- sn0wman

post #61048 of 117953
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Originally Posted by hucklecat View Post

whats wrong with wranglers? Issues with Lee's too? All depends on who is sporting them too. Pair some wranglers with a nice Gant Rugger and its a winning combo. Hook up with some Luccese boots and its a winning combo to some 

 

Ever see boots? 

 

 

 

Tell me more about boots?lurker[1].gif Brands? eBay Value?

 

I see them all the time but do not have the expertise to pick them up.

post #61049 of 117953
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Originally Posted by rathebaindc View Post


Your ebay store is full of Wrangler jorts?


Ones Wranglers is anothers Harris Tweeds...

 

In life it better not to be a "One Trick Pony." stirpot.gif

post #61050 of 117953
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post
Nah. My favourite two suits are ones I had to get the sleeves let out on just a tad. They get plenty of wear (as much as a guy in his mid-20s who works in a casual environment can wear them, at least), and were totally worth it.

 

My point was that only about 10% of the items found are worth tailoring.

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