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Edited by IRKSM - 2/22/13 at 6:25pm
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post


Also, does anyone get slightly crushed when you see something awesome in your size on eBay... and then you realize Spoo is selling it and you'll never be able to pay what he gets!
That just happened to me twice today, I was all "Damn, put on watch list. *Scroll down* Aww its Spoo, remove from watch list"

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Originally Posted by csoukoulis View Post

several times unfortunately :/

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Originally Posted by Randomore View Post

Happens to me a lot. Lol
 

ya'll better stop doing this because my auctions are ending in two days and right now my isaia shirt is at like 11 bucks and my cashmere lubiam is around there as well. BID FRIENDS BID

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

^ I vote we stick to clothes today forever.
FTFY
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

kent wang ls polo from ebay came today but I had to pay more than I wanted because the inside track blew up my spot regarless it is the coolest ls polo ever
Is this English?

Nothing thread-worthy today, but stuff for me: The Regency (thx for the assists, tben and Fue), Incoex choc flannels, and beige flannel flat fronts -- on the want list for moooonths. Good day. Oh, and a pair of Barker Custom Grade penny loafers Quality is high, but never heard of them. Will do my own research, but anyone care to teacha.gif
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

kent wang ls polo from ebay came today but I had to pay more than I wanted because the inside track blew up my spot regarless it is the coolest ls polo ever

 

 

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

That is freak'n sweet! $400/month is just facking heaven! I'm planning on buying my first single family this year. Freak'n 1,300 sqft. houses down here cost around half a mill...ffffuuuu.gif

+1 There will be hell to pay if those fat cats do! censored.gif

That is a clean face! Would love a watch that looks like that. Also, your spot looks to be a consignment?


nope, it's like a shop that DM7 would open, thrifted and re-sold. above thrift prices but still worth the money. I go to large thrifts once a week, but like to look in the "boutiques" for the key items. that place is FULL of PRL blackwatch pants, tweed......... coach satchels, etc. -Nice shit.   and the watch is one of many found, got the cleanest one. now planning to collect vintage SEIKO's. and proxy doubles.    

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A couple of recent finds. Available where indicated.

 

Florsheims for me. Are these worth picking up? Apparently still made in U.S., but heel is not nailed down, nor is the inside all leather.

 

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PRL silk/wool/cotton.

 

Faconnable. Large. Available.

 

Orvis Tweed Cap. XL, which apparently means 7⅝-7¾. Available, since my wife says "it sucks," and I'm not going to fight her on this one.

 

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Brooks Brothers Dress pants.

 

Gray Southwick SC. 3-roll-2. Untagged but I think about 38S. Available.

 

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Chest - 20.5
Waist - 21
Shoulder - 17.5
Length - 29
Sleeves - 21 (looks about 1.5 can be let out)

 

 

 

 

Bills Khakis and BB tie.

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Originally Posted by JL3212 View Post

A couple of recent finds. Available where indicated.

Florsheims for me. Are these worth picking up?
Depends. The Imperials used to be a fantastic shoe. If they're heavier than lead weights, they're the vintage kind and quite good. There are other tells, but shoes aren't my thing. The Imperial name used in more modern shoes, but at much lesser quality.

And even things that may not be brag worthy here can be perfectly acceptable for personal use. So if you like them, they fit and look good, rock them like Nikki Sixx.
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Jesus Christ, was everybody on the rag for the past two days? The last 20 pages were painful to read. Anyway, I went to the Rack today, sooooooooooooo much good shit, although none of the stuff I wanted was in my size. Almost pulled the trigger on a Thom Browne (not black fleece) peacoat. $1670 marked down to $230, but it was a little bit too big. Also a super kick ass HF plaid sport coat in a 40 that I was going to try and have sized down. My better judgement kicked in and I left it. In other news, I got paid today, the wife is out of town and I have tomorrow off. All day thrift marathon, 9 to 9, NO FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifbiggrin.gifnod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


Depends. The Imperials used to be a fantastic shoe. If they're heavier than lead weights, they're the vintage kind and quite good. There are other tells, but shoes aren't my thing. The Imperial name used in more modern shoes, but at much lesser quality.

And even things that may not be brag worthy here can be perfectly acceptable for personal use. So if you like them, they fit and look good, rock them like Nikki Sixx.

 


Thanks a lot for the advice! I'm just a noob learning the ropes, so I appreciate it. They are also on the lighter side, unfortunately.

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Had a fantastic 8 hour thrifting half marathon today. Lots of goods including Andover Shop, J Press, BBGF, Incotex (Italy), Hickey Freeman LP, Paul Stuart, Ascot chang, Harris Tweed, Christys' London, H Freeman, Samuelsohn, Zanella....and more. I hope to have it all photo'd and preccessed for your viewing pleasure by Sunday night.

 

 

 

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Jesus Christ, was everybody on the rag for the past two days? The last 20 pages were painful to read. Anyway, I went to the Rack today, sooooooooooooo much good shit, although none of the stuff I wanted was in my size. Almost pulled the trigger on a Thom Browne (not black fleece) peacoat. $1670 marked down to $230, but it was a little bit too big. Also a super kick ass HF plaid sport coat in a 40 that I was going to try and have sized down. My better judgement kicked in and I left it. In other news, I got paid today, the wife is out of town and I have tomorrow off. All day thrift marathon, 9 to 9, NO FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifbiggrin.gifnod[1].gif

Good luck...and remember....Don't stop for anything!

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

FTFY
Is this English?

Nothing thread-worthy today, but stuff for me: The Regency (thx for the assists, tben and Fue), Incoex choc flannels, and beige flannel flat fronts -- on the want list for moooonths. Good day. Oh, and a pair of Barker Custom Grade penny loafers Quality is high, but never heard of them. Will do my own research, but anyone care to teacha.gif

PM sent regarding the Barkers.
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Was at the Rack here today...saw a Billy Reid shirt in my size in clearance for $55.00....the wife said no. They also had a shit load of Armani suits. Also stopped at the TJ Maxx....they are now featuring the "Mens Runway" at this location. Can't wait for the markdowns.
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Originally Posted by ocooney View Post

Hit one store at lunch:

Is this the right vintage outerwear?

Camp 7 is the good stuff. I've wanted one of their bags from this time period for along time now.
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Jesus Christ, was everybody on the rag for the past two days? The last 20 pages were painful to read.

No man, we just missed you. We need the E to regulate.
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Originally Posted by JL3212 View Post

A couple of recent finds. Available where indicated.

Florsheims for me. Are these worth picking up? Apparently still made in U.S., but heel is not nailed down, nor is the inside all leather.

So, these are the in between super awesome vintage and SF-despised International Meh Florsheims. As far as I can tell.

If you're like me, you'll find these will look good, feel good, and you can wear 'em when it's damp out or other hard service when you'd rather preserve your better finds (i.e. when you're out with pals who'll spill beer on them). I even have some recent International Meh Florsheims, Topy'd, for all-day trade show tromping where I routinely log 12,000+ steps on the Fitbit. Won't run into judgmental SF'ers there, and I'm still out-dressing all but the richest doctors and CEO's in the room. Just my 2 cents, go for it

Still sick as a dog. Wife, though, is worse off, on antibiotics and bed rest. Grabbed the kids off the bus after school and whisked them on an hour-each-way thrift trip (they got to find some books and toys while I ripped the racks, and at the end, a favorite diner of theirs, to them a huge reward) to give her some damn quiet.

This honey hole yielded Paul Stuart suits and some other nice things I'm too damned tired to shoot and post, so unicorn me if you want, ha! BUT my fave find of the night was a pair of pebblegrain nettleton's wing tippahs...they looked so harsh and nasty but I knew there was a fine pair of shoes underneath:

AppleMark
AppleMark

While I will never be experienced or talented at shoe reclamation as the pro dealers like Wes or passionate as some of the shoe fetishists on SF whose posts I love reading and learn new things every time I read them...I was happy with the results after cleaning with elbow grease, Lexol'ing, putting the heel back together with awl and tack hammer, removing odor eaters, Meltonian polish, new waxed black laces, and applying that damn vile edge ink crap that eats your lungs worse than Marlboro Reds...and this is how they turned out:

AppleMark
AppleMark


I wish I could shoot pictures as well as Wes. The transformation was more dramatic in person, but you can see at least some of it. Also, won't hide my love affair anymore: Nettleton's are becoming my fave vintage shoe; I have found two pairs now in 9C -- these included -- and they are the perfect fit for me (how often do you see 9Cs?)
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Cool finds! Love the Pink Panther tie! It'd be interesting to hear about what thrift stores in Hong Kong are like. Care to share with us? Prices? Are the shops pretty small? What was the junk to good stuff ratio?

 

I've only found Salvation Army here. Stores are relatively small, but stuff is top notch. Most stuff is new and from store closeouts. They have sections with new stuff and sections of old stuff. Pricing is set by a central office, so things are priced relatively reasonably. 

 

Best thing here are the books. So many good books for $3USD each. Clothing can sometimes be pricy (i.e. United Colors of Benetton jeans for $20), but then again, the stuff is new!

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