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post #64711 of 125270
3/2 is my personal favorite. I was talking about hard three buttons.
post #64712 of 125270
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sick, just grabbed a pair of the 1947s for $75 shipped, thats sweet

Nice. I just ordered two more pairs of the 1944s, which supposedly fit a few inches large in the waist. I normally take a 36. Will probably have to return most of the 34 x 36s I ordered but am hoping I can make the 1944s work.

great deal! Nothing in my size as usual.

post #64713 of 125270
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Wish the pic was mine, it's from the listing. I'm still experimenting with my photo setup. Made a light tent from PVC, still needs a lot of tweaking.

Last night after work I found a rack of BB. Took home 4-5 SC's and a vintage suit. Left behind a handful more that had some damage. Also found a pair of Hugo Boss loafers in great condition for $8. Man, they are junk, but should probably sell alright on ebay. I've never seen their shoes closeup before. I hope they aren't all made this poorly, because I'm sure they're like $300 new. There's one shop that I have started to hit every single day, and you really get a feel for what the donation flow is like when you begin to go to the same place on a daily basis. You can also determine what the competition is like, based on what you find. It does start to get a little awkward at the checkout. I guess I feel somewhat guilty for buying up all the good stuff, so I'm always coming up with random reasons as to why I'm buying a handful of heavy sweaters and jackets in South FL. "Oh, you going up North?" "Yeah, I travel up there a few times a year, that's why I'm buying all these jackets in random sizes. That's also why I did the same thing last week, gonna be cold as a motherfucker up there, you know?"

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No need to explain yourself, you aren't stealing the jackets or asking for anything lower than their posted sticker price.  If you actually feel bad, buy the place a box of donuts and coffee or something, you will be a hit.

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PSA: just scored six pairs of Levi's Vintage Clothing denim for $50 a pop. They are going fast (sale started 30 minutes ago): http://venteprivee.com

Got two pairs of the 1947s, two pairs of 1954s, one 1944, one 1966

Edit: grabbed two more pairs of the 1944s.

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Nice. I just ordered two more pairs of the 1944s, which supposedly fit a few inches large in the waist. I normally take a 36. Will probably have to return most of the 34 x 36s I ordered but am hoping I can make the 1944s work.

I briefly glanced at those. They are shrink to fit. So after soak, they should shrink at least an inch.

post #64714 of 125270
Yeah, a guy posted a review of the size 34 1944s and said they had a 36" waist pre-wash, 35" post.

I have lost 18 lbs in 5 weeks, so if they don't fit now I hope they will soon. Maybe could wear them unwashed for a bit?
post #64715 of 125270

Was about to buy some of those Levi's but then I read the reviews of that site and they are horrible.  http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews209776.html

post #64716 of 125270
I think they are still worth a try. Negative reviews will always be over-represented on sites like that. Happy customers are less likely to post, while frustrated customers want to vent as much as possible.

I heard about the sale here: http://thisfits.me/post/44218728301/on-vente-privee-levis-vintage-clothing-starting

He ordered through them before without problems.
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I think they are still worth a try. Negative reviews will always be over-represented on sites like that. Happy customers are less likely to post, while frustrated customers want to vent as much as possible.

I heard about the sale here: http://thisfits.me/post/44218728301/on-vente-privee-levis-vintage-clothing-starting

He ordered through them before without problems.

Eh i'll give it a try i guess, in for 2 pairs. 

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OK, really? Not a single popcorn?
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Well, maybe the finds will get some respect at least.

First thing to say is: Met up with GM-H. Super nice dude. Had a great time watching him find all the cool stuff I breezed past! lol8[1].gif And then be nice enough to give it to me!! So most of this stuff is either directly or indirectly attributable to him -- either because he found it, or because he was my good luck charm.

As usual, let's start small:

Tee shirt:
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But, eeeew, GMMcL, who buys tee shirts at a thrift?
Yeah, here's why (Click to show)
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Accessories: For me (Click to show)
HF raw silk (looks and feel like wool), PRL Made in Italy, but for the tags I'd swear this was RLPL. Keeper is thick and attached horizontally at the sides.
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Available (Click to show)
Eton x 2, seem NWOT
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Could it happen 2 weeks in a row? (Click to show)
Yes, yes it can.
Now, before you get too excited, I dropped a LOT of coin on this one. Consignment find, not thrift.
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Shirts: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Mostly in the 16 range except the RRL, which is 15, and temporarily dibsed. Others are available.
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Sweater: Keeping. A few moth snacks buried in there, but the weave disguises them nicely. Even if I got them rewoven, it'd still be an awesome deal based on what I paid. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Shoes CHURCH'S CUSTOM GRADES X4, ON AWESOME ELONGATED LASTS! (Click to show)
10A, UK. Available
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Suits and SCs.
PRL/Corneliani x 2, 38R (bordering on S)
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Ancient Brioni SCs x2, 40/41R
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Older label Zegna blue SC, 40R
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Zegna transeasonal (Wool, mohair and silk) gray multistripe. 46L
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AND BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!!
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42R. Fit. Me. Like. A. Glove. (Ask GM-H). NOT AVAILABLE.
I spent Soooooooo much money on these. But they're on my bucket list, so, there's that.

Oh, also, thrift fit. Unlikely to be as well received as Monday's, but it was cold and inclement, and I rocked the hell out of this Anderson & Sheppard CORDUROY suit.
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Anderson & Sheppard (I wish you could see the MOP buttons)
BB purple label
Daks wool
unknown hand rolled madder
BB braces
Pantherella socks
Vintage J&M Aristocrat Jodhpur beater boots
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GMMcL, OUT!

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post #64719 of 125270
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I have lost 18 lbs in 5 weeks

Congrats man, thats not easy to do!
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I think today might be my personal best haul from one single thrift shop, I will post better pictures once I get a chance:

 

 

 

 

Top from L to R: Zegna Glen Plaid SC 46R, Armani Collezioni Shawl Collar Tux Jacket 42R, PRL Blue Blazer 40R, 

 

Bottom from Lto R: Luciano Barbera DB Charcoil Suit 38R (claimed by a fellow SFer), Samuelsohn Olive Blazer 44R, Southwick Tweed 40R, Norman Hilton Herringbone Tweed 40.

 

These are all the thrift store "tagged" sizes, so I need to go through and measure everything. 

post #64721 of 125270
Bills Khakis shirt. Available. XL



Popped my Arc'teryx cherry. Nice soft shell... Tag is not legible, but I think it's a mens small


Edited by Fueco - 2/28/13 at 1:02pm
post #64722 of 125270

Anyone have any big lady friends? :)  Not quite sure what to make of this.

 

 

16W!

 

 

 

 

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post #64723 of 125270
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This week

Brooks Brothers #3 tie


Ferragamo
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Polo


Trafalgar
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Turnbull & Asser
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Jil Sander
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Four pairs of size 32 Zanellas
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 I got a nice Brooks Bros. tie last night. Are the Polo ties worth getting too?

post #64724 of 125270
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Are the Polo ties worth getting too?

 

Blue label and purple label: yes. Green label: no.

post #64725 of 125270
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Nothing like boosting sales by badgering your customers with the stringent no return policy.

Sort of like how almost all of us that sell on eBay have a no-return policy.
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