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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

PSA...

I mentioned to a few people in PMs, but my wife and I are planning a late spring/early summer holiday in (hopefully) Naples. As it's a sartorial paradise, I'm going to try to hit the big spots to shop. I am also going to head to the outlets that are around the city. While nothing is definite (my wife wants a cheaper holiday destination), I'm happy to do some proxies. It certainly won't be thrift prices, but it will be the type of thing you can't get at home, I assume. Anyway, I'll get more details as I plan, but I'd be happy to pick up anything anyone wanted to send your way. No proxy fees, just cost + shipping from Austria. I'd assume someone here would want some cool pocket squares or ties. Obviously no lurkers and if a number of people are interested, I'd probably just ask that they PayPal some money that they want spent. PM me if you have any interest! These places have some awesome stuff at decent prices!

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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post


thrift thread exchange rate. all finds in this thread are worth 2x - 10x what they're worth on ebay.

I was referring to his entire haul. $300 for that TnA suit. $60 for the RG, a piece. $200 for that Corn. SC. $660. Ok, maybe $800 was off but it isn't impossible.

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Originally Posted by ocooney View Post

Hit one store at lunch:

PRL Made in US tweed. Tagged 42. Pockets still basted. Available
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That is beautiful, man!

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Originally Posted by GM-H View Post

Some stuff from the past week or so.

 

BB tweed (single vent, tagged 41 R) Available

AppleMark

 

Where you get that stuffy fox? Thrifted?

 

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Man, Kevin Smith should make a sequel to this. We'll throw money at him!

post #64187 of 116135
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Incoex choc flannels

Is this English? biggrin.gif
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How many of you face the bread struggle in terms of limiting wastage?

My current pet peeve. We have the best bakery in the state just up the road - amazing bread. Only one slight niggle - the bread is only good for one day. I am the only bread eater in the house so fuck me it aint gonna happen I will eat a whole loaf of bread in one day. Bread is best fresh out the oven - crusty top and soft on the inside. Keep that sucker overnight, the next day it is as hard as a brick. Something beautiful turned into a mealy granite. I am fully aware of restoration tips, i.e. put bread in microwave for a shade under 20 seconds to get soft. Put a potato where you keep the bread etc etc... All these techniques have one grizzly effect - the bread becomes rubbery. So fuck it, I got to chuck half to 2/3's of a loaf away. What a waste of money and food! I did decide a while ago to make grilled cheese sandwiches from the dry semi stale bread but one cannot eat them every day without wanting to heave. Today was the last grilled cheese I think I will ever have. Swallowing that last morsel made me wanna puke. How does one get mileage out of bread is my current thought experiment...

Related to that Bakery - what is it about America and cinnamon? I love cinnamon but over here it is used excessively. It is a strong frigging spice but nobody here seems to notice. Buy a round of cinnamon buns, they look super yummy. One bite and this cinnamon gloop spilled out - man it was rank. Over in Europe cinnamon is used respectfully in light to moderate quantities. Not so over here apparently.
post #64189 of 116135
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

How many of you face the bread struggle in terms of limiting wastage?

My current pet peeve. We have the best bakery in the state just up the road - amazing bread. Only one slight niggle - the bread is only good for one day. I am the only bread eater in the house so fuck me it aint gonna happen I will eat a whole loaf of bread in one day. Bread is best fresh out the oven - crusty top and soft on the inside. Keep that sucker overnight, the next day it is as hard as a brick. Something beautiful turned into a mealy granite. I am fully aware of restoration tips, i.e. put bread in microwave for a shade under 20 seconds to get soft. Put a potato where you keep the bread etc etc... All these techniques have one grizzly effect - the bread becomes rubbery. So fuck it, I got to chuck half to 2/3's of a loaf away. What a waste of money and food! I did decide a while ago to make grilled cheese sandwiches from the dry semi stale bread but one cannot eat them every day without wanting to heave. Today was the last grilled cheese I think I will ever have. Swallowing that last morsel made me wanna puke. How does one get mileage out of bread is my current thought experiment...

Related to that Bakery - what is it about America and cinnamon? I love cinnamon but over here it is used excessively. It is a strong frigging spice but nobody here seems to notice. Buy a round of cinnamon buns, they look super yummy. One bite and this cinnamon gloop spilled out - man it was rank. Over in Europe cinnamon is used respectfully in light to moderate quantities. Not so over here apparently.
THIS is English.


Well, British English.
post #64190 of 116135
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Related to that Bakery - what is it about America and cinnamon? I love cinnamon but over here it is used excessively. It is a strong frigging spice but nobody here seems to notice. Buy a round of cinnamon buns, they look super yummy. One bite and this cinnamon gloop spilled out - man it was rank. Over in Europe cinnamon is used respectfully in light to moderate quantities. Not so over here apparently.

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

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How many of you face the bread struggle in terms of limiting wastage?

My current pet peeve. We have the best bakery in the state just up the road - amazing bread. Only one slight niggle - the bread is only good for one day. I am the only bread eater in the house so fuck me it aint gonna happen I will eat a whole loaf of bread in one day. Bread is best fresh out the oven - crusty top and soft on the inside. Keep that sucker overnight, the next day it is as hard as a brick. Something beautiful turned into a mealy granite. I am fully aware of restoration tips, i.e. put bread in microwave for a shade under 20 seconds to get soft. Put a potato where you keep the bread etc etc... All these techniques have one grizzly effect - the bread becomes rubbery. So fuck it, I got to chuck half to 2/3's of a loaf away. What a waste of money and food! I did decide a while ago to make grilled cheese sandwiches from the dry semi stale bread but one cannot eat them every day without wanting to heave. Today was the last grilled cheese I think I will ever have. Swallowing that last morsel made me wanna puke. How does one get mileage out of bread is my current thought experiment...
 

 

Related to that Bakery - what is it about America and cinnamon? I love cinnamon but over here it is used excessively. It is a strong frigging spice but nobody here seems to notice. Buy a round of cinnamon buns, they look super yummy. One bite and this cinnamon gloop spilled out - man it was rank. Over in Europe cinnamon is used respectfully in light to moderate quantities. Not so over here apparently.

Has anyone noticed cinnamon flavored gum sucks! I mean the flavor is yummy but when placed into gum will make your breathes smell horrible after prolonged chewing especially when you are chewing while gyming. Am I the only one who noticed that? ffffuuuu.gif

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

How many of you face the bread struggle in terms of limiting wastage?

My current pet peeve. We have the best bakery in the state just up the road - amazing bread. Only one slight niggle - the bread is only good for one day. I am the only bread eater in the house so fuck me it aint gonna happen I will eat a whole loaf of bread in one day. Bread is best fresh out the oven - crusty top and soft on the inside. Keep that sucker overnight, the next day it is as hard as a brick. Something beautiful turned into a mealy granite. I am fully aware of restoration tips, i.e. put bread in microwave for a shade under 20 seconds to get soft. Put a potato where you keep the bread etc etc... All these techniques have one grizzly effect - the bread becomes rubbery. So fuck it, I got to chuck half to 2/3's of a loaf away. What a waste of money and food! I did decide a while ago to make grilled cheese sandwiches from the dry semi stale bread but one cannot eat them every day without wanting to heave. Today was the last grilled cheese I think I will ever have. Swallowing that last morsel made me wanna puke. How does one get mileage out of bread is my current thought experiment...

We used to run into this (mainly because we buy huge-ass loaves and sometimes get burnt out), but we've found some awesome stuff to do with it depending on the season.

Winter: French onion soup, or homemade stuffing for game-hens / turkeys, etc. You can make some amazing bonkers stuff with everything from old baguettes to round sourdough loaves. Also... BREAD PUDDING!

Summer: Croutons for salad. Incredibly easy.

Any season: Give dat shit to the birds and watch them get fat. smile.gif
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Dude you never heard of French toast aka pain perdu aka lost bread? Stale bread + stuff = tasty!!!

Every culture has a simple recipe for turning stale carbs into something good. For Mexicans, its stale corn tortillas + eggs and salsa = chilaquiles aka the breakfast of campeones icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Stale rice + eggs and chopped up bits of leftovers = fried rice. Same concept all across the world.
post #64194 of 116135
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Originally Posted by mb0893 View Post

If anyone finds a 38S suit in navy or gray, please let me know.

 

Pre-dibsing staple suits in 38S, gotcha. Any more requests, guy with 10 posts?

 

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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.

 

 

Rubbish. Send immediately to me for disposal.

 

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

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I was referring to his entire haul. $300 for that TnA suit. $60 for the RG, a piece. $200 for that Corn. SC. $660. Ok, maybe $800 was off but it isn't impossible.

That is beautiful, man!

Man, Kevin Smith should make a sequel to this. We'll throw money at him!

 

$200 for a Corneliani SC? You must be dreaming not looking at completed listings.

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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

Dude you never heard of French toast aka pain perdu aka lost bread? Stale bread + stuff = tasty!!!

Every culture has a simple recipe for turning stale carbs into something good. For Mexicans, its stale corn tortillas + eggs and salsa = chilaquiles aka the breakfast of campeones icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Stale rice + eggs and chopped up bits of leftovers = fried rice. Same concept all across the world.

OH man, you guys would kill for my $10 fried rice!!!

post #64196 of 116135
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

$200 for a Corneliani SC? You must be dreaming not looking at completed listings.

That might be so but
 http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?LH_Sold=1&_sacat=0&_from=R40&LH_Complete=1&_nkw=corneliani+sport+coat&_sop=3

Ok, so would $130 be fair or am I expecting too much?

post #64197 of 116135
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

How many of you face the bread struggle in terms of limiting wastage?

My current pet peeve. We have the best bakery in the state just up the road - amazing bread. Only one slight niggle - the bread is only good for one day. I am the only bread eater in the house so fuck me it aint gonna happen I will eat a whole loaf of bread in one day. Bread is best fresh out the oven - crusty top and soft on the inside. Keep that sucker overnight, the next day it is as hard as a brick. Something beautiful turned into a mealy granite. I am fully aware of restoration tips, i.e. put bread in microwave for a shade under 20 seconds to get soft. Put a potato where you keep the bread etc etc... All these techniques have one grizzly effect - the bread becomes rubbery. So fuck it, I got to chuck half to 2/3's of a loaf away. What a waste of money and food! I did decide a while ago to make grilled cheese sandwiches from the dry semi stale bread but one cannot eat them every day without wanting to heave. Today was the last grilled cheese I think I will ever have. Swallowing that last morsel made me wanna puke. How does one get mileage out of bread is my current thought experiment...

Related to that Bakery - what is it about America and cinnamon? I love cinnamon but over here it is used excessively. It is a strong frigging spice but nobody here seems to notice. Buy a round of cinnamon buns, they look super yummy. One bite and this cinnamon gloop spilled out - man it was rank. Over in Europe cinnamon is used respectfully in light to moderate quantities. Not so over here apparently.

 

Tartine? You're making me hungry.

 

Went on a thrift run to a couple new spots today.... First store was a for profit, and had five pairs of Church's and a pair of Aldens. Went from stoke level 10 to 0 when I saw they wanted $150 for each pair and they were excluded from any sales. Proceeded to rummage my way around the store. Skeet blanket... $25, DAMN! Grabbed a pair of Mephisto sneakers to flip for $5 and got out of there before I lost my mind. 

 

Second store, big sign out front saying "50% off everything". Night and day from the first store. Ended up with a big garbage bag full of clothes (literally they used one) for $12.50.

Hermes, Brioni, Canali neckties for $1... Yes Please. Picked up a skeet blanket, a Burberry made in Italy sportcoat, Harris Tweed SC and a Pendleton jacket for myself. 

post #64198 of 116135
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Nat, didnt figure you for a firearms guy! we should go to the range or clays course one of these days!

Definitely. Haha, I think I'd surprise you with my arsenal.
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

thrift thread exchange rate. all finds in this thread are worth 2x - 10x what they're worth on ebay.

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Originally Posted by ocooney View Post

Hit one store at lunch:

Is this the right vintage outerwear?

Left jackets by Alpine Designs and Gerry that were beat up and the designs were pretty boring

Yup! Well done! Camp 7 is good stuff.
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


Is this English?

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Originally Posted by charzord View Post

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!

Awesome! Sounds like a very cool place to thrift!
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also all of you talking about what spoo items to bid on and which not to it seems like any exotic leather anything and ties command beyond normal top dollar for him and the rest goes just about (if not slightly higher) what it would for any comparable listings also he will turn your vintage versace into gold

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