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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.

 

Ouch. I feel you man, that's rough. That's part of the reason why I thrift in my beat up old jacket, t-shirts, light wash jeans and sneakers.

 

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

You did better than I would have. I would have had a Frenchy moment and gone Rascal tipping. 

I probably would have flipped shit on the fatty as well. But I'd find it a bit weird yelling "YOU RUINED MY $600 SHOES!" at a thrift store.

 

EDIT - To praise Nataku's awesome haul! Mega thumbs up man!

post #61742 of 102857
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Speaking of thrift fits. Here's mine from today.

Please excuse the crappy camera courtesy of Blackberry, and the flash.



SC: Huntsman bespoke (dual vent, btw), freaking killer trade from Sully, with MOP buttons taken from a PRL orphan I picked up,
Shirt: Faconnable (hard to see, but powder blue glenplaid with dark blue overcheck), thrifted by me
No tie (*gasp*) because it was forbidden at the meeting
PS: Italian handrolled silk, unknown origin, thrifted by me (I think)
Trou: Kilgour French & Stanbury, thrifted by me
Socks: Pantharella, TJX'd by me
Shoes: AE Bradleys, traded here

I was asked by one of my co-workers where the yacht was moored.
That SC is DOPE!
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Haha, even the crappy 3 piece corduroy suits sell pretty good on ebay.

 

I am tempted to keep this one and break it out for fun every so often though.

post #61744 of 102857
nat that burberry coat is INSANE. one of the best pieces of outerwear ever found in this thread
post #61745 of 102857
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Killer 40's McGregor wool shirt. Side gussets. Horn Buttons. Pure awesome. Headed to the cleaners tomorrow for a pressing. Looks like it's been rumpled up for the past 30 years.




You and me are on the same page with these things. Excellent piece!
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post #61746 of 102857
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Found some cool stuff today. Mostly for me, but if you're interested in something let me know.

I don't always buy Burberry, but when I do it's a recent waxed cotton and leather coat w/ real horn buttons.


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worship2.gif That coat made me spill my drink.

post #61747 of 102857
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Originally Posted by joshmick View Post

Found a some nice SF cap toes this afternoon:


14D

Shiiiiiiii... Wish I'd found these. smile.gif
post #61748 of 102857
Playing catch up on the thread from last evening. Lots of great hauls, guys! Amadar, Mainy, AHS, Evil Abed etc.


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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.

Owch! I'd be livid if I were you. I dress like a scrub when I go thrifting. Beat up camo jacket, flannel shirt, old jeans and sneakers. That way I don't stick out like a sore thumb and I don't have to be super cautious about losing or ruining anything.
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Originally Posted by Randomore View Post

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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Nice shoes, though! At least you got something to ease the pain...
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Originally Posted by amadar View Post

Big shout-out to NATAKU. There was a very small delay shipping a pair of pants he kindly passed on to me, so he included a killer LP shirt as well icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Glad you could give them a good home! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

nat that burberry coat is INSANE. one of the best pieces of outerwear ever found in this thread

Oh yeah - my jaw dropped when I saw it in the store. Best part is it fits me well and looks a hundred times better in person.
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

You and me are on the same page with these things. Excellent piece!
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Thanks!
post #61749 of 102857
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Originally Posted by tben View Post

One find today. Pretty funny because I just traded Grendel for one of these. lol8[1].gif It is tentatively available because it is only slightly too large.

 

Heh... the thrift gods have a sense of humor. Did that vest I sent fit? The pants are gorgeous and going to the tailor tomorrow.

post #61750 of 102857
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

Heh... the thrift gods have a sense of humor. Did that vest I sent fit? The pants are gorgeous and going to the tailor tomorrow.


I actually just had the opportunity to open the package. It's a great fit, thanks a lot. For some reason I have been really into quilted vests lately. And thanks for the extra!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Hope you enjoy those pants!

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that burberry jacket is pretty nice!
 

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Passed on some new Filson down and mackinaw vests at a discount store tonight. Down vests were $225 marked down to $55. Nothing in my size unfortunately.

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Some stuff from the last couple weeks.

 

A very recent HSM 44R that fits a bit smaller... maybe available

 

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Picked up this awesome Belstaff commando sweater, made in Italy, from the Barney's outlet in Buffalo last weekend

 

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The Barbour quilted vest I sent Tben

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Found these awesome made in Italy NOS gloves from Lord & Taylor, probably from the 60's. They were still connected at the wrist when I found them. Pretty excited about these

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Suede driving cap

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MINT PRL cotton quarter zip, size Large but fits more like a medium, so available. Very thick and heavy.

 

LL Bean heavy commando sweater. I've been looking for one of these in good condition for months, and now I've got two

 

Some thrift pics from last week

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PRL shawl sweater I picked up from the Polo factory outlet in Buffalo

Barbour flannel shirt from hmmurdock

Kiton cords from MercuryMan76

 

 

 

Brooks Bros herringbone w/ check SC from hooker4186

Bills Khaki's chambray shirt from Tben

Scottish tartan tie thrifted by me

Bunce Brothers cashmere sweater from secret santa TheWGP

Unlabeled cords thrifted by me

post #61754 of 102857

Great hauls everybody! Guys I owe stuff to (Nat, randomore, barrel), I've been sick with the flu, but I promise I'll be sending everything out tomorrow. Thanks so much for your patience, happy thrifting!

post #61755 of 102857
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Found some cool stuff today. Mostly for me, but if you're interested in something let me know.


Killer 40's McGregor wool shirt. Side gussets. Horn Buttons. Pure awesome. Headed to the cleaners tomorrow for a pressing. Looks like it's been rumpled up for the past 30 years.




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This is a definite want! I'm sure it doesn't fit you! Send it to me!
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