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post #61666 of 112232
You guys are straight up awesome.

I found these but since they're not my breed, I left them. PRL.



post #61667 of 112232
Pics or it didn't happen, I know. I'll shoot some tonight. Mix of okay and awesome stuff:


Pringle and Barbour sweaters
Pendleton 2 button shawl collar sweater.
Rlpl linen pants made in Italy
Orvis down filled vest
Polo University tweed
Oxxford sport coat.
post #61668 of 112232
I should go back. They're so cool. I'd need to have them shortened, though.
post #61669 of 112232
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

I should go back. They're so cool. I'd need to have them shortened, though.

Just Cuff 'em Dig....I have a pair similar in beige corduroy with black lab pattern

 

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post #61670 of 112232
Mainy's haul doesn't open for me. One time it expanded but the only pix that I got to was the shirts with VV and Isaia. Now, it goes back up to the top of the page. frown.gif
post #61671 of 112232
She just sat there and scowled at me, as if I was a jerk for being in her way. Like it was my fault for standing there.

I kept my cool, didn't react to the fact that she'd just nearly ruined a $600 pair of shoes (that I bought new, at retail, because I just got sick of waiting to find a pair in a thrift)

Lesson learned.

I will

1) NEVER PAY RETAIL AGAIN

2) Keep a change of shoes in the car for stops like this

3) Remove tie bars, ties, cufflinks, watches etc before getting elbow deep in a rack full of pee stained clothes




BTW- if anybody happens to come across a Georg Jenson tie bar in an Austin area Goodwill, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know.
post #61672 of 112232
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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

She just sat there and scowled at me, as if I was a jerk for being in her way. Like it was my fault for standing there.

I kept my cool, didn't react to the fact that she'd just nearly ruined a $600 pair of shoes (that I bought new, at retail, because I just got sick of waiting to find a pair in a thrift)

Lesson learned.

I will

1) NEVER PAY RETAIL AGAIN

2) Keep a change of shoes in the car for stops like this

3) Remove tie bars, ties, cufflinks, watches etc before getting elbow deep in a rack full of pee stained clothes




BTW- if anybody happens to come across a Georg Jenson tie bar in an Austin area Goodwill, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know.

The tie bar was probably already bought by some crackhead for $1.50 satisfied.gif

 

Sorry to hear about your bad experience I usually try to blend in when i go thrifting. Sneakers, jeans tshirt unless i go at lunch break or after work. 

post #61673 of 112232
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Originally Posted by woodchuck312 View Post

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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

She just sat there and scowled at me, as if I was a jerk for being in her way. Like it was my fault for standing there.

I kept my cool, didn't react to the fact that she'd just nearly ruined a $600 pair of shoes (that I bought new, at retail, because I just got sick of waiting to find a pair in a thrift)

Lesson learned.

I will

1) NEVER PAY RETAIL AGAIN

2) Keep a change of shoes in the car for stops like this

3) Remove tie bars, ties, cufflinks, watches etc before getting elbow deep in a rack full of pee stained clothes




BTW- if anybody happens to come across a Georg Jenson tie bar in an Austin area Goodwill, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know.

The tie bar was probably already bought by some crackhead for $1.50 satisfied.gif

 

Sorry to hear about your bad experience I usually try to blend in when i go thrifting. Sneakers, jeans tshirt unless i go at lunch break or after work. 

 

 

 Words of wisdom...

post #61674 of 112232
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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

She just sat there and scowled at me, as if I was a jerk for being in her way. Like it was my fault for standing there.

I kept my cool, didn't react to the fact that she'd just nearly ruined a $600 pair of shoes (that I bought new, at retail, because I just got sick of waiting to find a pair in a thrift)

Lesson learned.

I will

1) NEVER PAY RETAIL AGAIN

2) Keep a change of shoes in the car for stops like this

3) Remove tie bars, ties, cufflinks, watches etc before getting elbow deep in a rack full of pee stained clothes




BTW- if anybody happens to come across a Georg Jenson tie bar in an Austin area Goodwill, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know.

 

I lost a pair of Wayfarers in a thrift a while back. Add that to the list of shit not to take into the trenches. I have no idea how they disappeared, but I walked in with them and left without them.

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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

She just sat there and scowled at me, as if I was a jerk for being in her way. Like it was my fault for standing there.

I kept my cool, didn't react to the fact that she'd just nearly ruined a $600 pair of shoes (that I bought new, at retail, because I just got sick of waiting to find a pair in a thrift)

Lesson learned.

I will

1) NEVER PAY RETAIL AGAIN

2) Keep a change of shoes in the car for stops like this

3) Remove tie bars, ties, cufflinks, watches etc before getting elbow deep in a rack full of pee stained clothes




BTW- if anybody happens to come across a Georg Jenson tie bar in an Austin area Goodwill, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know.

Yea man, usually I'm in jeans and Nikes at the thrifts, some of the spots here can be like a post apocalyptic war zone, especially on sale days. No holds barred, every man for himself.
post #61676 of 112232

F, why the Carmina's?! butbut.gif  Gosh that sucks.  And I felt bad when I lost a pair of gloves!  I now realize to make sure everything lose-able or easily damageable should not be brought into a thrift shop.  Which basically means, if it's something I'd worry about getting messed up in a bar or club (delicate fabrics) or in bad weather (nice shoes), I'm not going thrifting in that.  Irritating, because who doesn't want to be as well-dressed as possible 24/7? heh.

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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

Worst day of thrifting ever.

I popped into a GW on the way home last night, just for a quick look. The store was mostly junk and very crowded. A morbidly obese woman in a powerchair (one of those motorized scooters) ran into me. She nailed my right foot, putting a HUGE gouge in the toe of my favorite pair of shoes, my Carmina captoes. GODDAMMIT.

I left empty handed because everything was either junk or marked up to eBay prices.

Got in the car only to realize I had lost my newly acquired Georg Jenson tie bar.

FML.

Tough to resist paying retail, though, sometimes things will just never (or astronomically improbably) make it to thrift or heavy discount levels.  I have made peace with the things I will not be able to acquire because of that fact (for now);  e.g., G&G shoes. However, if you do find something great on the cheap, does that make it have any less value to you, especially if it is not easy to find at a comparable price?  There are some things that have been lost or ruined that were inexpensive but highly valued, and I mourned those items more than some items for which I paid retail.  I think it's the barrier of irreplaceability that makes something sorely lost or damaged.

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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

She just sat there and scowled at me, as if I was a jerk for being in her way. Like it was my fault for standing there.

I kept my cool, didn't react to the fact that she'd just nearly ruined a $600 pair of shoes (that I bought new, at retail, because I just got sick of waiting to find a pair in a thrift)

Lesson learned.

I will

1) NEVER PAY RETAIL AGAIN
2) Keep a change of shoes in the car for stops like this
3) Remove tie bars, ties, cufflinks, watches etc before getting elbow deep in a rack full of pee stained clothes


BTW- if anybody happens to come across a Georg Jenson tie bar in an Austin area Goodwill, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know.

 

 

+100 (dollars).  Brian, please take this!!  I can feel the temptation luring me downwards... Gosh, why must it be so lovely?? drool.gif  I hesitated too much on that linen Willis & Geiger cardigan because the sleeves looked short and I wanted measurements, when I should've copped.  facepalm.gif

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My measley pickup NWT RL black label 91% cashmere cowl neck button-up cardi, size S. But it cost me every bit of a hundo at TJX, even on final clearance. Going to hit the bay in the next few days, but if any of you small dudes want it at proxy, it's yours.

Edit Pics or it didn't happen, so:

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photo District4-20130129-00069jpg.jpgphoto District4-20130129-00068jpg.jpgphoto District4-20130129-00074jpg.jpgphoto District4-20130129-00078jpg.jpgGoddamn blackberry camera! You're in "flower" mode, for christ's sake! Focus on the freaking tag! Bah, I give up.

That is sooooooo nice!!

 

G44

post #61677 of 112232
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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

Worst day of thrifting ever.

I popped into a GW on the way home last night, just for a quick look. The store was mostly junk and very crowded. A morbidly obese woman in a powerchair (one of those motorized scooters) ran into me. She nailed my right foot, putting a HUGE gouge in the toe of my favorite pair of shoes, my Carmina captoes. GODDAMMIT.

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Ok, I ll be that guy. Why would you wear those shoes in a thrift store? I would never do that, but I guess Texas does have a lot of fat people whos legs cannot support their body weight nest.gif
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(Excuse the poor knot...)

(...and the scuffs)

Thrift fit. Everything thrifted by me, minus the shoes—a generous gift from Randy.

Oxxford SC, recent label
Ermenegildo Zegna shirt
Hermes tie
Brooks Brothers flannels
Allen Edmonds McAllister

Cost: $28 (+ ~$110 tailoring)
Edited by ChetB - 1/30/13 at 9:13am
post #61679 of 112232
looking good smile.gif I need to get a few pairs of pants with the fuck you cuffs like that. 1.75-2"?
post #61680 of 112232
So dissapointed... I caught someone stealing buttons. It was a crackhead who thought they were gold and silver. PRL by Corneliani blazer my size patch pockets dual vent soft shoulders, fit me perfect. Ruined. I was still going to get it but the makeshift blade he used got the fabric too. frown.gif

He also ruined a couple flippables Versace blazer, Corneliani suit, Isaia blazer.

Sad, sad day.

Only got these. Chocolate suede chukkas. New in box

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