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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Well I knew it existed....just had been a personal goal to find one. Still looking for a diamond weave...the last one in the guide I haven't yet found.



A Guide to Weaves and Designs (2).pdf 2226k .pdf file

PDF saved, thats awesome. I always need adjectives. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Aidan K View Post

Seems like an excessive raise size, he probably thought it looked weak. biggrin.gif His play obviously didnt cover him in glory either...

It was 3am, I was a few beers in, and the MFer was checkraising me all night. I knew I had him beat, and just wanted to get him to fold.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Spoo...I think there's one in Bethlehem PA....what's that, like 1.25 hour drive down 78....might be worth the trip if you love it that much... 

Yah, true - though, the fun is the southern accents, really.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post


On that note....you know how hard it is to find a decent batch of grits up here?....or any batch of grits for that matter.

Waffle House, Bethlehem PA!

Hey, what can I say. People like that suit.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

One category that seems to consistently get comments though, and it happens to be one of my favorite "categories" in this thread, are the vintage pieces. Things that are old get a lot of love here.

Anyway, not a complaint or a rant, but something I've noticed. Am I alone in that??

I know you saw my thread of course, but youre not alone. I get happy when I find something flippable, but really excited when I find something awesome and old.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Average Cost $10
Average Sale $80
Ebay Fee $8
Paypal $4
Shipping $6
Profit $52

Do this once a week $52 x 52 = $2,700.

Not too shabby for 1 item and most of us can find one item a week.

Now imagine if you can find 15.
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Originally Posted by toscano_adottato View Post

I know Spoo doesn't give a shit and has essentially said as much. But what about the rest of you? When you thrift to flip, would you buy a fugly tie made by a known maker just to flip it when you know that the buyer is going to look terrible wearing it and you have trafficked in an item that degrades the sartorial discourse?







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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

people should just send klobber shit for free, because he's awesome. i'm actually getting ready to send him something for free, so everybody should follow suit

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Originally Posted by csoukoulis View Post

i personally leave the ugly dated shit behind. its not really worth my time to list an 80s zegna tie i may make 15 bucks on.

Hell yeah, old ugly crap should stay there. Although how does one define ugly? In some peoples minds a Hermes Print or Versace silk shirt is fugly. To others it is a work of art. I am probably the most anti early mid 90's and 80's here (I actually only like Versace from this period). Real old vintage, I would certainly pick up. I would even pick up a mink gown worn by Countess Bathory uhoh.gif.

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Originally Posted by toscano_adottato View Post

The signal to noise ratio is way out of whack now.

Working on signal to noise ratio problems right now, keeping me away from thrifting. I should have been a lawyer instead of scientist / engineer. As Einstein once said "If only I had known I would have been a plumber"
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

people should just send klobber shit for free, because he's awesome. i'm actually getting ready to send him something for free, so everybody should follow suit


I did this and he made it more than worth my while in the awesome stuff he sent me back. +1 for Klobber being awesome.

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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post
top L-R: very recent land's end chambray,Orvis shirt jacket XL

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Got more pics of the chambray? I've been thinking of finding a red chambray shirt for spring in my size (hint hint)

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

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Hell yeah, old ugly crap should stay there. Although how does one define ugly? In some peoples minds a Hermes Print or Versace silk shirt is fugly. To others it is a work of art. I am probably the most anti early mid 90's and 80's here (I actually only like Versace from this period). Real old vintage, I would certainly pick up. I would even pick up a mink gown worn by Countess Bathory uhoh.gif.
Working on signal to noise ratio problems right now, keeping me away from thrifting. I should have been a lawyer instead of scientist / engineer. As Einstein once said "If only I had known I would have been a plumber"

there's a difference between intentional ugliness, and just plain fucking ugly.
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Found this


Is this the style? Reminds me of the MMM boots that were hand painted.


I want to keep it but I don't want that on it. Think I could remove the paint? Would the treatment work? 100% cotton.
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post



The voice of reason!

I have numerous times run into this problem here.

Me: Hi nice jacket, interested in trades or how much?

Answer: I need to cover some bills, hows $300.

Me: Wahahaha that is only worth $150 on open market. I tell you what, I will offer you full amount - 150 beans.

Answer: I prefer to send it on eBay.

I bid on eBay using my wife's account and pick up for $70. Thanks for your business lol8[1].gif ! Oh yeah got to love this - I get a PM here saying my offer of $150 is acceptable!
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Consignment is another funny one. Offer $250 for a used piece, fellow says his consigner can get him $450 on eBay. I tell him that if there is a 50/50 split, he would still be making more off my $250. Nope he is not interested. Then....... Badabing ....... it sells on eBay for $320. 320 was too much change for me to go bidding, but after eBay fees and postage costs deducted and the 50/50 split, he probably took home $140 for this. My $250 straight up vs $140, I wonder..........

People here should be more open to offers. It is far easier to deal with a homey on this thread versus dealing with the unknown on eBay..............

 

+1, I'm dealing first-hand right now with a great example of eBay buyer douchebaggery (on an item that, to be fair, I offered to proxy here first, but got no takers).

 

Now that I have semi-steady work and am not relying on thrifting to pay the bills, I intend to make a lot more of the stuff I find available to the regulars here. The nice, classic stuff, that is. Skeet blankets stay on the bay.

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Here's my ffffuuuu.gif items from today. I did have a full photo of it but my .5 MP cell phone camera made it look like a black blob. It was a stunning navy pinstripe suit jacket. Loads of pick stitching. Side vented. Zegna 15 milmil 15 fabric. Made in 2007. No pants. baldy[1].gif





Another near miss. An orphan, but very interesting. Isaia for....Saks House Label?







I then missed this beauty for what was likely peanuts.



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I hit a spot near my house that I haven't been to in a while because it hasn't had much... finally found a few things... those plus the 2 I got over the weekend

 

Lubiam Studio wool / linen, 42L

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Tiny Harris Tweed.... Marked a 38 but seems smaller. Very tight on my mannequin. Made in Ireland and pretty much unstructured

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J Press Presstige Donegal Mist tweed. No size marked but fits like a 40-42R

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Recent HF 3 button 44R

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Orvis button down for me

 

Saks English cashmere XL

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Pringle Sport wool w/ Pringle logo

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Orvis tweed-ish sweater XL

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I left this one but it was pretty cool

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

I then missed this beauty for what was likely peanuts.



 

Missed it why? That's sexy!

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

In the end, who really gives a shit. People spend their money on worse things every day.

This. I justify my spending by saying I wont do stupid X so Ill get this.

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Missed it why? That's sexy!

Oh I know! It was amazing in person. Those photos were taken a week ago at a discount store. Forgot them on my phone. Today I found out the store had a 90% all outerwear sale. The jacket was long gone. frown.gif
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90%? censored.gif

 

That would have been a nice kop
 

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


You're right, more people leads to more/better finds. Naturally we get desensitized to certain labels, though I'd certainly be excited to find any number of them. I think I know the jacket you're talking about - I saw it on my phone and thought it would be quoted 5 times, but nothing else had been mentioned!

Man, you don't eve know! My friends or co-workers would tell me they got a certain piece _______ (insert brand name) at a certain store at a certain discount. I feel the urge to brag about my super high end mens wear pieces I've found on the cheap.

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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Gap selvedge worth picking up to proxy? You guys like that stuff?

Also this Massimo Bizzocchi tie unfamiliar, seems nice but $7.99

Folks on here don't give it love but I'm sure lurkers will drop you PMs regarding those. Currently, I have 5 pairs of selvedge. Had this been a few months ago, I would totally be all over your Gap selvedge!

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Originally Posted by rayxlui View Post

hide yo Kitons, hide yo Brioni, hide yo Attolini cause DM7 and rayxlui invading LA.

I knew it! How long was he in retirement? biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post


if only others were as good as you at doing your research. i (and i know a lot of others) have stopped PM'ing people about their "available" finds due to the stupid prices being asked. i'm not even talking about "oh he wants ebay prices for his finds." i'm talking about "this guy have no idea how much that thing is worth on ebay, he hasn't even done his homework" type of prices. i got tired of "sure that sportcoat is available, how does $150 sound?" for something that only goes for $75 on ebay. worse still is when someone is going to CONSIGN their finds. after ebay, consignment fees, etc, a lot of times the price i was happy to pay would actually exceed the person's likely take-home.

I've yet to experience this cuz most of the time, the measurements don't work on me to get to price negotiation.

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post



The voice of reason!

I have numerous times run into this problem here.

Me: Hi nice jacket, interested in trades or how much?

Answer: I need to cover some bills, hows $300.

Me: Wahahaha that is only worth $150 on open market. I tell you what, I will offer you full amount - 150 beans.

Answer: I prefer to send it on eBay.

I bid on eBay using my wife's account and pick up for $70. Thanks for your business lol8[1].gif ! Oh yeah got to love this - I get a PM here saying my offer of $150 is acceptable!
rotflmao.gif

Consignment is another funny one. Offer $250 for a used piece, fellow says his consigner can get him $450 on eBay. I tell him that if there is a 50/50 split, he would still be making more off my $250. Nope he is not interested. Then....... Badabing ....... it sells on eBay for $320. 320 was too much change for me to go bidding, but after eBay fees and postage costs deducted and the 50/50 split, he probably took home $140 for this. My $250 straight up vs $140, I wonder..........

People here should be more open to offers. It is far easier to deal with a homey on this thread versus dealing with the unknown on eBay..............

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Lol, do you always turn down their second offer just to show you are a man of principels? I would be like, "HA! BITCH! GOT YOU!"

 

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

EDIT: Oh, yeah. Having now handled my first Kiton shirt, I feel qualified to weigh in on the Great Shirt Debate of 2013. I've now handled most of what I think of as the major biggies: Kiton, Charvet, Borrelli, Barba, Isaia, Finamore, Cucinelli, Barbera, T&A, etc. etc I would say, the one I was most impressed with was Charvet, but it wasn't a runaway. And that may have been influenced by how NEW it was. Thing was brand new. What did I like? The feel was great, construction was excellent (though less of the handwork flourishes like stitching at the terminus of the cuff slit or at random spots along the button line). Nor was the gusset nearly as elaborate. But it just struck me as one of the nicest, most impressively professional shirts I'd ever held. Now, for workmanship, the Neopolitains have it hands down. The Kiton is at least on a par with the Barba and the Finamore, and only a hair above the Cucinelli and some of the better Borrellis. Fabric selection depends on the shirt, but is a fair match across the board. Cut is hard to judge because today's Kitten is too small for me (Sadly). To answer Klobber's question more directly, the biggest difference between these titans and Thomas Pink or other less revered brands is collar cut (well, and button materials, of course). The Neapolitains -- and T&A, unlike many of its Jermyn Street brethren -- cuts their collars full enough, even in a spread collar, that the collar can extend under the jacket lapels. While that's not what you see on TV these days, it looks a LOT better. Anyway, just my random observations.

+ 1,000,000

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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

I mean I love hooking up homeys on the thread and love trades, but I rack up items so quickly, it is often easier sending in bulk to a consigner I will make a modest return off of even if I won't get top dollar. also it is annoying to get 300000 pms on things most from lurkers I prefer to do business just in my small network of trusted trade partners.

Or, you can do what I do...Hoard all this stuff in the bedroom to the point, we've now moved out of there and I have no idea what I have in there...

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Trades have slowly fell off the radar - mainly because of one simple fact: There is a huge discrepancy between the finds of the few and the finds of the many. Only a few here actually strike it big time with desirable goods, most of us find stuff very occasionally and thus would be unable to have a significant trade list in the first place.

Bro, I swear I'll take a look to see what I have. I SWEAR!!!

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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post


I'm just gonna leave this here...


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Originally Posted by Randomore View Post

Found this


Is this the style? Reminds me of the MMM boots that were hand painted.


I want to keep it but I don't want that on it. Think I could remove the paint? Would the treatment work? 100% cotton.

BRO! wow.gif

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It's tag 42, but fits more like a 37.5.

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Originally Posted by sparrow View Post

This. I justify my spending by saying I wont do stupid X so Ill get this.

Like spending hundreds of monies on hookers and blow! nest.gif

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hey bros...miss you dudebros...     peepwall[1].gif


Edited by mrdeep2001 - 2/21/13 at 12:56am
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