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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

JFC!
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I agonized over an hour about buying those size 14's for someone on this thread who might want them and now they get buried under this effing philosophy of economics discussion?


W.T.F?

I had to turn "JFC" over in my head for a few seconds to figure out what it meant! I know someone here is a 14...I remember their interest in some other larger shoes, so I'm sure they'll chime in on this pair.
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

sounds to me like what you're saying is "free markets lead to human progress, such as the ipad. but chinese corporate statism leads to environmental degradation and human rights abuses, like in the case of the factories that make the ipad."

also: can you please point us to an example of something/someplace that meets your "proper definition of a 'free market'" so that we can analyze whether or not said "free market" has led to human progress?

you see environmental degradation and human rights abuses - i see people eating in a country where decades earlier mao starved 40 million. it might not be fast enough progress for you, or as aesthetically pleasing as some would prefer, but it is nonetheless progress. fact of the matter is china is full of millions of unskilled workers that have jobs thanks to our ipads. if you want real answers, look at the chinese government and the undisclosed remninbi basket, lol.

2. gilded age america, some of the SEZ's in china you could argue for, singapore to an extent, america still to a certain degree, australia isn't bad depending on the angle you're coming at it from, i mean a true free market has really never been tried for an extended period of time. esp. since in the global economy you are dealing with massive impediments to free trade every where you look, and barriers masquerading as "free trade" laws / pacts, so there is a lot of market distortion. obviously there are many differing views on this
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if i wasn't buried under 14 inches of snow i'd be thrifting. damn it all
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

2. gilded age america

the gilded age happened to coincide with the Chinese Exclusion Act, which limited SEVERELY eliminated job competition for american workers. not sure how you'd call that a free economy.

point is: there's never been a truly free market. anywhere, ever. to say FREEMARKET GOOD REGULATION BAD (like you did initially re "human progress") just oversimplifies everything, and allows people to cherrypick. good stuff that happened in country X at time Y --> due to the free market aspects in place. bad stuff that happened in country X at time Y --> due to the anticompetitive aspects in place.

OK EVERYONE BACK TO NOT THRIFTING.
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I honestly think this is the biggest derail I've ever seen in this thread.
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Originally Posted by GM-H View Post

Sorry for all the questions today but are these C&J?


Look very similar to the marking on the BB shoes I posted yesterday, someone confirmed they were Church's.

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

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I honestly think this is the biggest derail I've ever seen in this thread.

im just doing my part to entertain the guys stuck at home due to inclement weather! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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— REV. TOSCANO_ADOTTATO, 20 FEB 2013

Fucking win.

I gotta stop posting after I take Ambien. Not that I have any issues with my post, just that I have zero recollection of having made it. Nevertheless, I appreciate the answers. I was just curious if it ever crosses your minds.

Also, to Concealed, the answer is yes. I pass on tons of stuff that I find ugly or distasteful regardless of the brand. However, I dont rely on flipping income in any way so I understand that makes me an outlier of sorts on this thread.
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Being completely SW&D ignorant, information?
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

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I honestly think this is the biggest derail I've ever seen in this thread.

I've already posted my thrift finds today, so I'll take a shot at realigning the thread...

My wife and I had planned on going to the US in May, but due to my work schedule, we've pushed it back until August. We are currently choosing a 7-10 day vacation in May and I think we're going to Napoli, a Sartorial heaven. Anyone want anything proxied? I'm even thinking of contacting a couple of tailors there to get something made up.

When we go to the US, we're going to hit up California...a thrifter's dream. Nat, I know you were recently there, any suggestions? LA guys, anything I should know??
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

if i wasn't buried under 14 inches of snow i'd be thrifting. damn it all

lol you got that shit too? Got 13 inches here in Columbia or so they say. I haven't bothered to go outside and check.
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that sucks. Blue skies and sunny today in the SF bay area, and im off work in 8 minutes.
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Originally Posted by csoukoulis View Post

im just doing my part to entertain the guys stuck at home due to inclement weather! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

We're supposed to get our part tonight, though it doesn't sound like much. Sounds like folks farther south are getting killed with snow.
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Being completely SW&D ignorant, information?

Have no idea about the maker or what they are, but they look recent and Fred Segal is a high-end "street-fashion" boutique in (I believe) Santa Monica. They look like shorts or pants, but they most likely retailed north of $150. I'd say grab em if they're cheap.

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post



When we go to the US, we're going to hit up California...a thrifter's dream. Nat, I know you were recently there, any suggestions? LA guys, anything I should know??

Napoli? Wow - that should be fun! Take lots of pictures for us! biggrin.gif

LA is definitely a dream place, but plan wisely. Honestly, either I was in the right places at the wrong times, following right in the wake of some big-timers or at the wrong places all together. LA has so many spots to hit it isn't even funny. You could hit all the stores in the Twin Cities area (MN) and be home before evening traffic starts. In LA, we were out for 2 days straight (morning till night) and still didn't hit all of the ones I wanted to hit.
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


Definitely a dream place, but plan wisely. Honestly, either I was in the right places at the wrong times, following right in the wake of some big-timers or at the wrong places all together. LA has so many spots to hit it isn't even funny. You could hit all the stores in the Twin Cities area (MN) and be home before evening traffic starts. In LA, we were out for 2 days straight (morning till night) and still didn't hit all of the ones I wanted to hit.

That sounds like a disaster...for my wife. She goes along with it like a champ, but meekly asked if "we" could spend less time at thrift stores this time. We agreed on a compromise that I'd drive her somewhere more interesting.

Either way, I remember you came back with some stuff but said that you'd expected "the land of milk and honey." The same is true here. I hit half of my stores today and saved the other half for tomorrow and I used public transportation. Insane.

We're doing part of the trip with my parents (their 40th wedding anniversary icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif) and then taking a car for a trip, possibly up the coast. I've always wanted to drive through one of the trees in Redwood Forrest. Not sure exactly where we'll start/end it, but I brought home a ton of stuff last time, so I'm excited to make a go of it again.
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