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BOOM $3.99 well spent

 

RARE VTG Rocky Mountain Featherbed Down Christy Vest Leather Sheepskin Brown EUC


Edited by capnwes - 1/27/13 at 8:24pm
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Congrats!
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Because his (and our) other hobby, picking up worn clothing that someone felt was the worst thing in their closet, then either wearing or reselling it is less creepy?
 

 

Yes, because it's the norm on this thread. biggrin.gif Not creepy at all, unless you insist on wearing articles with questionable stains on it...especially around the groin region...uhoh.gif

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I was about to put in a bid when it was staying around $375 nod[1].gif

CONGRATS Wes
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

BOOM $3.99 well spent

 

RARE VTG Rocky Mountain Featherbed Down Christy Vest Leather Sheepskin Brown EUC


I think that is almost equal to my total earnings last month.  ><

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I think that is almost equal to my total earnings last month.  ><

That much in a month is still nothing to shake a stick at. It still takes hard work and dedication. I remember back a few years ago when I was super excited to do $100 in a week.

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Congrats Wes! That truly was an awesome score.

 

Spoiler from my weekend. Not an epic weekend, nor anywhere near the $17 Drakes grenadine, but I feel I did pretty well. Plus, I picked up a couple. More pics. to come tomorrow.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

The
We get 100+ posts like mine every day. Are you trying to change the rules?


Yes...

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You sonofa..... censored.gif Just kidding, congrats man, that was an awesome piece.
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Congrats, Wes! I was rooting for you to keep it, but after seeing that auction, I see you made the wise choice.
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Recent purchases:

Coach leather bag ($30)

Grey denim jacket ($17)

J. Crew cable knit wool/angora ($14)

A&F cashmere ($12)

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Hey gang. New member, long time lurker. Looking forward to contributing some. My haul for the weekend, $110 for all of it. Not give away prices by any means, but I do feel I did pretty well for my money. Will be keeping these items, but will post other stuff that's available occasionally.

 

Brioni reversible jacket

 

 

 

Brioni polo shirt. In need of an ironing, but like-new

 

 

Brioni trousers, single pleated

 

 

detail

 

 

 

Unknown label. Le Mans auto racing sweater, made in Italy. (Any other automotive enthusiasts besides myself?)

 

 

 

Barneys New York leather jacket

 

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That's awesome! Congrats.


I didn't see any bears anywhere on it, though. peepwall[1].gif
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I just want to thank all the regulars here in the forum for showing me the ropes.  I've only been thrifting for 2 months or so and it is a really fun and profitable hobbie.   It all began last year when I decided to change my life, i was over weight, I went low carb and changed my eating habits and within 5 months had dropped 50 pounds.   That is when I began looking for new clothes.  I started buying new stuff(that was stupid) and eventually ended up here.   This place has basically got my dressers and closet bursting through the seams with high quality clothes i never could have affored to buy new, Brooks Brothers, Canali, Hickey, Loro Piana, and on and on for free.  I really must thank all of you for the knowledge that is given either directly or indirectly in this thread on a daily basis.

 

I'm easily clearing $500-1,000 a month flipping on ebay in my spare time and enjoy the thrill of the hunt.  I spent 8 hours thrifting yesterday and found my first Hermes tie, then at the next stop a nearly new Burberry Trench double breasted with wool liner that fit me perfect, and a Hugo Boss leather coat that also fit me well. 

 

The amount of high end clothing I have found in 2 months is astonishing to me, it really shows the amount of waste in this country. I feel like a fool for years of buying RL Polo shirts at Macy's for $40, when I can find 25 of them with ease at one thrift shop for $5.00. 

 

I have no idea why anyone would buy Jos A Bank clothing new, the thrift shops feel like Jos A Bank factory stores lol.

 

I have no doubt I could quit my day job and make a comfortable middle class living going through rich people's piss stained clothing all day satisfied.gif

 

As for now it just makes a really fun hobby and nothing beats the adrenaline rush of finding an awesome piece of clothing for $5 that fits perfectly.  

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Originally Posted by woodchuck312 View Post

I just want to thank all the regulars here in the forum for showing me the ropes.  I've only been thrifting for 2 months or so and it is a really fun and profitable hobbie.   It all began last year when I decided to change my life, i was over weight, I went low carb and changed my eating habits and within 5 months had dropped 50 pounds.   That is when I began looking for new clothes.  I started buying new stuff(that was stupid) and eventually ended up here.   This place has basically got my dressers and closet bursting through the seams with high quality clothes i never could have affored to buy new, Brooks Brothers, Canali, Hickey, Loro Piana, and on and on for free.  I really must thank all of you for the knowledge that is given either directly or indirectly in this thread on a daily basis.

I'm easily clearing $500-1,000 a month flipping on ebay in my spare time and enjoy the thrill of the hunt.  I spent 8 hours thrifting yesterday and found my first Hermes tie, then at the next stop a nearly new Burberry Trench double breasted with wool liner that fit me perfect, and a Hugo Boss leather coat that also fit me well. 

The amount of high end clothing I have found in 2 months is astonishing to me, it really shows the amount of waste in this country. I feel like a fool for years of buying RL Polo shirts at Macy's for $40, when I can find 25 of them with ease at one thrift shop for $5.00. 

I have no idea why anyone would buy Jos A Bank clothing new, the thrift shops feel like Jos A Bank factory stores lol.

I have no doubt I could quit my day job and make a comfortable middle class living going through rich people's piss stained clothing all day satisfied.gif

As for now it just makes a really fun hobby and nothing beats the adrenaline rush of finding an awesome piece of clothing for $5 that fits perfectly.  

Keep it up man! Just wait until you find your first kiton icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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