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Originally Posted by tben View Post

I really enjoyed my day today. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
DEFINITELY overspent. I went to stores where I was forced to pay 3x more than usual, but I think I came out with some killer stuff. It is all available, but I am in deep. So, that means, to those of you who I am in trade talks with, lets get that done quick because Thursday listings are coming.

First find with a story. I am in a consignment shop and looking for obviously extraordinary things that I can't find in thrifts. So I feel something that is quite amazing, pull it out, and bang Kiton...but not just any Kiton. I take it to the register despite the $88 price tag because I want this bad boy right? So the lady at the register is like, oh you stumbled across the Burberry suits, that were priced at $150-250. And I say no, just this. And she says, well Neiman Marcus is still a good brand right? 14 Micron, Super 180s, $9000 retail. Boom. 

Kiton 39R 32"x31" cuff 2"


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Donna Karan by St. Andrews Cashmere Blend Blue Blazer 40S

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Donegal Handwoven Tweed 42L
The sleeves have no buttons on them but it looks like the buttons were once there, they are in the pocket.

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RLPL Pinstripe SC 44L
Yeah yeah, it's an orphan, but its pretty cool. Who makes the Made in England again?

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Paul Stuart Khaki SC 42S
It has a small mark on the top left sleeve.

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PRL Corneliani Brown Herringbone Pants 34x32 1.75" cuff
Wes, didn't you just sell a pair like this for a crazy amount?

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Enrico Isaia by Isaia Black 3 roll 2 Blazer 39-40R

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Belvest 41-42R
I missed two holes on this one. I am pissed about it because I paid up due to its awesomeness. I hate dim lights.

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Allegri Longcoat, Medium
Cracked button, but there are extras

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BB Hand-tailored by Martin Greenfield Windowpane 100% Cashmere SC 44R

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Vestimenta Silk and Linen SC 39-40R

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x2 Hamilton Shirts 16.5

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Thomas Pink Linen 15.5-35

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Mason's Size Large

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Oxxford AWESOME Suit, Brown Windowpane, 40S 34-35x28 cuff1.75

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Oxxford Brown SC 40s

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Oxxford AWESOME Suit, 40S 34-35x28.5

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Chester Barrie Tweed Topcoat Size 40R
What is this a car coat?

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Chester Barrie Tweed Topcoat 40R




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NWT Jack Spade, XS

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NWT John Varvatos Jeans 30x33

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NWT Billy Reid Wool/Silk Tie

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NWT Jack Spade Wallet

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RLPL John Lennon Sunglasses

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I should say you did! Helluva haul! In other news, I need to start looking at mfr tags on DK suits, and picking up the Andrews Ties I've been ignoring (yes, humblebrag, I suppose).
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

How often do you freeze treat your articles? Sometimes, I forget I freeze treat my purchases and leave them in the freezer for over 3 weeks. lol
Everything I keep gets deep frozen for 3+ days or dry cleaned. Freezer space is at a sufficient premium that I hear about it within 12 hours, so no chance I forget it.
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

^^^ I could no longer maintain radio silence once I saw this.  Nice work, tben.  smile.gif
Welcome back, Cotter.
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Boom! Wedding pic? Check! Exotic local? Check! Completely thfirted outfit? Check! Wedding photo from Thailand bitches!
STUNNING! AWESOME! JELLY! Congrats, dude!!!
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

How badly does it speak to my addiction to clothing that I looked only at ez's outfit and never noticed the bride. shog[1].gif Ashamed, I am.
OK, so I know Easy, and know he can jack me next time I'm in Chi-town, so I'm going to choose my words carefully. But I barely noticed Easy was even IN that picture, I was so focused on ... the scenery.
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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

Whut up guys, its been awhile since ive posted any finds. Ive been trying to stay focused and work. Anyway, just wanted to vent a little....

Went to the Flea Market the other day and got proof that the dealers are worse than the Thrifts now.

Found a pair of Alden Penny Loafers in a light brown... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
very GOOD condition. Im thinking "Awesome! no way this guy is gonna ask for more than $40" hahaha. was I wrong. This guy wanted $200. Look em up, They went for around 160 on the 'bay. So lame. No one that goes to the flea market is gonna wanna drop $200 on Alden's. Maybe $100, but not $200.

I think dealers (and thrifts) have forgotten that their customer base are people with a limited amount of cash. People who broke or People that know their shit (Flippers) arent going to pay close or above eBay prices.

Anyways, go to another stand. In the past, this stand had a Barbour Waxed Parka jacket or whatever for $50, I shouldve probably picked that up. These people have access to some good shit. We're talking Filson, Gaultier, CP Company...prices were decent, but still more than I wanted to drop. CP Company Wool jacket for $60.

It just made me wonder, if you have access to such a good amount of shit and you know your brands (this old lady was on point, wasnt in the dark about any of the brands) why the fuck would you go to the Flea Market to slang this stuff at prices that will make bargain hunters gassy?

Last stop. What looked like a recent Burberry Duffel Coat. It wasnt new with tags so I doubt it was fake, it felt awesome. She wanted $300.
What the fuck is this world coming to?
Well, were they shell full straps? Because if so, you missed out. (BackmeupSpoo)
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Hilarious. I think I wore this SC today.


5+ stores for me today. Slim pickens, until the last one:

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The roundup (in memory order):
1x Incotex trou (keeping; the button strap is such a cool feature!)
1 x Ben Silver green stripe tie
1 x Aquascutum tie
1 x hand rolled silk square, keeping
1 x Sandro Moscoloni genuine lizard, Made in Spain
1 x Bally monkstrap cap toes
1 x Trafalgar braces, in less than perfect condition
2 x T&A shirts that I literally spotted 2 aisles away and made a beeline for
1 x Canali shirt
1 x Ben Silver shirt
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Wow.. Looks beautiful out there.. no wonder you took that shot.  I need to head out to Pagosa Springs!

 

BTW, hate to tell you, but your dog's fur coat looks totally fake.  :)

 

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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

AppleMark

 

Family thrift fit somewhere in the San Juan Wilderness area outside of Pagosa Springs, CO.  I think this is north of 10k feet.  I don't really like taking the posed "epic view" shots, so this is one of the few I have. 

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Stopped by a few places today - snagged a nice black Aquascutum suit and another Aquascutum sportcoat.  Plus a couple more Italian Brooks Brothers coats.  Must be the season.  Fine to pick up for a few bucks, but not worth posting pictures of.  

 

I've almost stopped looking at ties because we have such crap out here.. Almost..

 

Found these three together as the newest additions to the rack.

 

1) The most hideous tie I have ever bought.  I did it because I stay in a "No Asser left behind" frame of mind.

2) My first Gieves and Hawkes tie

3) My first Burberry tie.

 

 

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Boom! Wedding pic? Check! Exotic local? Check! Completely thfirted outfit? Check! Wedding photo from Thailand bitches!


Massive congrats eazye, you done good.fing02[1].gif

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Wow! That much! wow.gifThat's nuts! *Packing my stuff in a van. Be back in a week! biggrin.gif

Granted..wasnt vintage clothing....I wasnt into it at that time...this was pottery, vintage furniture a la Frenchy, LP's anything I knew I could turn a swift profit...half the time I sold to dealers that would resell it right down the way from me...all fun...now I do not have the time or vehicle to do that kind of stuff anymore.

Besides, that's what Ebay is for!
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Originally Posted by sn0wman View Post

1) The most hideous tie I have ever bought.  I did it because I stay in a "No Asser left behind" frame of mind.

Seventy bucks on a good day.
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Shoot, guys, I need some advices. I accidentally blocked a member on the thread. How do I unblock that person? I've never done such things before. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by chiron View Post

Well its all about ROI, and maximizing it. If I'm going to spend time and effort thrifting why not get a 400% to 1000%+ return on investment.

 

Selling too low is the worst thing you can do as a Thriftier. You are lowering the price ceiling (max price) that someone will pay for that item.

 


Oh yeah, I agree. But why not go the route that will get you that maximum?

The flea market is crawling with people looking for a steal. The expectation of low prices are set. Kinda like going to Wal Mart, you know prices are gonna be dumb cheap or like going to Neiman Marcus, you know theyre gonna be stupid expensive...even when theyre discounted.

Im not hating on the guy for trying to maximize his profit but he's going about it the wrong way. Some might say "Oh, well, hes probably too old and doesnt know the internet."

The solution for something like that would be to drop them off to a consignor.

 

"Well, were they shell full straps? Because if so, you missed out. (BackmeupSpoo)"

They were not shell.

 

Anyways, I totally saw some wannabe hip hop Eminem type steal a pair of jeans today at the Goodwill. Right next to me. I thought he was acting weird cause he kept walking behind me. I he was gonna try to swipe my wallet. He kept talking to the employees, probably cause he was nervous. I came back around to check the rest of the dress pants, He stood right next to me, opened his jacket, popped the jeans in and bounced. Saw that shit out of the corner of my eye.

 

I bet they were Phat Farm or Sean John's.

If they were Iron Heart's, then thumbs up for being a smart thief.

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Shoot, guys, I need some advices. I accidentally blocked a member on the thread. How do I unblock that person? I've never done such things before. Thanks!

You figure it out yet?

 

If not, go to your profile. It's under "edit account details".

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

You figure it out yet?

 

If not, go to your profile. It's under "edit account details".

 

Ahh, yes, thanks, Wes. I've figured it out after clicking around. Thanks, again!

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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

AppleMark


Family thrift fit somewhere in the San Juan Wilderness area outside of Pagosa Springs, CO.  I think this is north of 10k feet.  I don't really like taking the posed "epic view" shots, so this is one of the few I have. 
I used to be an avid taker of pictures of the places we visited, mostly without family members obscuring whatever memorable view I was snapping at the time. In later years, we found that the only pics everyone wanted to look at were the few that we had posed in. That's where the important memories live. Imagine that picture of Spoo and SpooPrincess at the Versace joint...without them in it. We'd all be like, "So what?" On our Italian cruise a couple of years ago, I made sure the ratio was about 4 to 1 in favor of having us in the pics and fabulous architecture be damned! I got pretty good at the "long arm" method of self photography in front of amazing locales.

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

...lol8%5B1%5D.gifIf you are hooking him up, his lazy ass should drive by to pick it up with a bottle of wine. lol8%5B1%5D.gif...
No, not this time. lol8[1].gif I'm sending an outfit to a relative in Texas who thinks his black, pinstriped Haggar suit A. fits and B. looks good on him. I've seen pictures and it does neither. This is a mission of mercy.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

No no, more of ask a question get an answer kind of thing. Just you'll get more opinions on shipping etc in that thread vs in here,
Oh. Haha. I knew that. shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


Tell me about it. baldy[1].gif Thrifting is going to suck terribly here in about 10 years when the stock of recent-ish high-end stuff starts to dwindle unless another store opens. Definitely. No more Isaia, Loro Piana, Kiton, Brioni.....etc. frown.gif

At least Hubert White still carries Cucinelli, Oxxford and Zegna. Hubert White will be the only true high-end clothier left here. Heimies, Twill by Scott Dayton, Judd Frost, etc are upper-middle tier.

Thank God we have our small streetwear-ish boutiques like BlackBlue, Askov Finlayson, MartinPatrick3 and Len Druskin.


On another ffffuuuu.gif note, my brother works for Goodwill as a store clerk. They had corperate breathing down their necks today. He said they expect the store (in a lower middle/middle class area) to gross $6,000 per night. The store manager (who is super cool, probably the coolest manager I know of) said this is going to force them to mark up Polo and J.Crew (what little nice stuff they get). He said the store manager's boss pulled up in a brand new Lexus. Ridiculous......
Nice! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Deets on any Gitman Vintage stuff? Willing to proxy? Dibs if L-XL.


Only one find today, but better than nothin'!

Stormy Kromer cap. Size 7 5/8

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 I can believe it. The stores around here get swamped every day. Good stuff is only there for a few hours.

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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

Beers after work with my office mates, feeling a bit free. Moseyed down to the Maxx/Marshall's and they had the Polo wool/leather bags like were posted here a couple days ago but $199 (ugh). Piles of them. $199 Zegna shirts and an Etro coat for $599.

But sometimes, you feel a bit free and spend a bit more than you would in a thrift because you had beers after work, a little money in yo pocket, and what the hell...seeing all that thrift store dreck for months on end -- especially in the dead of winter -- can make one spring for one of these:
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 There's a jacket just like that in a local Goodwill. Might even be the same size. I don't think it's Polo, though.

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Couple things I picked up recently.
Jansport made in the USA 90's vintage internal frame backpack. I don't really come across these very often. The last one I saw was a beautiful Mountain Hardware version that was perfect except for a large repair patch on the sleeping bag compartment. baldy[1].gif
AppleMark
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Speaking of Mountain Hardware, this is my first pick up from them. Size small N/A as it's for myself.
AppleMark
Nut rag, not too offensive.

But whats this, little music notes woven into the fabric? Not offensive, kind of cool even.
AppleMark
Flip it over and BAM! My hope is that some music exec douche sees this and feels he cant live without it. nod[1].gif
AppleMark
BB cashmere for my wife. Needs a good cleaning and pressing but otherwise in mint condition. Large MOP's
AppleMark
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And finally, a vintage, fur felt, floppy brim hat from Marshall Fields. My size so N/A
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post


I used to be an avid taker of pictures of the places we visited, mostly without family members obscuring whatever memorable view I was snapping at the time. In later years, we found that the only pics everyone wanted to look at were the few that we had posed in. That's where the important memories live. Imagine that picture of Spoo and SpooPrincess at the Versace joint...without them in it. We'd all be like, "So what?" On our Italian cruise a couple of years ago, I made sure the ratio was about 4 to 1 in favor of having us in the pics and fabulous architecture be damned! I got pretty good at the "long arm" method of self photography in front of amazing locales.

 

I totally agree that it helps to have shots with people in them, but let me clarify that posed shots followed by a "3, 2, 1, CHEESE!" countdown deflate the tension in a photo.  Also, few know that centering the subject in the photo does not improve the visual appeal. In addition, without someone following you and taking photos at random a la a wedding photographer, it's difficult to get candid photos with everyone important in them.  So that's why we have millions of photos featuring two to ten people posed stiffly in front of the Eiffel Tower, Sphynx, Grand Canyon, White House, Great Wall, and taken by random passers by.  Lastly, taking personal photos of well-known pieces of art and architecture is a futile exercise in memory.  images.google.com solves this problem for us.  Instead, find great street art, interesting locals, weird juxtapositions of modern and classic architecture, Arab Spring uprisings.

Really what I need to be doing is bringing a photo backpack with a lightweight tripod...

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