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.
Originally Posted by Ian Erickson
Originally Posted by DeadBoy
On the plus side... good day to hunt.
but a better day to watch football go niners!
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