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ugh should have went with my gut and stayed away from LVC Vente Privee deal.  They screwed up all the orders yesterday by mixing up the length and waist.  So they are going to ship your oder if you don't contact them.  So now i gotta call them up to cancel because of course everything is sold out now.  Will probably be on the phone for 30 minutes dealing with this crap.

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You have to consider the sources. That's the number one rule for sharing ideas in any environment. These guys work their asses off to supplement their income through flipping, and many have gotten burned by offering help. I think DeadBoy was very matter-of-fact about it without being defamatory or aggressive. Casey said what was on his mind, and that's his right. Here's my advice (not that you asked for it) on the matter. Lurk for a few weeks/months and see how this sub-community does things, then slowly get involved. This thread, and it's posters are unlike anything else on this web site. I've seen many people jumping in with both feet without doing their homework and it gets them similar responses to Casey's. There are thousands of pages to read though, so I suggest you grab your favorite chair, beverage, and lounging attire, as you're going to be reading for a long time. It's a time investment with so much upside I can't tell you. You are going to learn a metric ton of things that will help you with your thrifting, whether you flip or thrift for yourself (which is what I do).

Get your learn on first, ask questions to fill in the gaps. It will garner a lot of respect with the other members who've invested a ton of time and energy into this thread. It means you're not out to sponge, but to contribute.

 

Amen, brotha! If you are planning to be here for the long run, respect the rules (not written down so more like common practices) and members of this community. Also, having thick skin helps, A LOT! This is a no bullshit thread! biggrin.gifLol, ok, some bullshit permits like our favorite derail topics: gun control debates, our favorite waffle house, haunted thrift pieces, Klobber's poop shoots which we welcome it with open arms (that sounded weird), and other leftist vs. rightest topics. Topics like these actually make things a bit interesting.

 

My advice? Make sure to put some cushion on your chair. Make sure your beverage of choice is either caffeinated or alcoholic. Lounging attire: birthday suit with tighty whities. When your vision gets blurry, console your optometrist for a pair of prescription glasses. Don't be an eager noob that your first post is a Christian Dior tie (who me?)...shog[1].gif

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Some recents:
Old Merrell Hiking Boots, 10.5US. I'm curious how these do on ebay, they are really beat up, but have Vibram soles and are kind of cool...  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Facconable Made in Italy Bluchers 13US





BB Patchwork shirt, XL, easter eggs not included.




A couple Lacoste sweaters, do these have any value?? one XL and one L





I remember a few months back, folks were talking about Locaste. A member told a story that for his middle school portrait, he cut out a Locaste alligator and sewn it upside under an existing one on a polo to make it look like they were humping. The administrators didn't notice. He had a pic to prove it. We got a kick out of it. Anyhow, in a nut shell, the consensus on here is if it was not made in France or any other first world country, (I think), it's not worth coping nor is it worth bragging.

I like Lacoste polos and have thrifted a bunch. I haven't noticed that the made in France Lacoste stuff is any better than made in Peru or Romania.
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Amen, brotha! If you are planning to be here for the long run, respect the rules (not written down so more like common practices) and members of this community.

 

 

 

NUN                         
Well, do unto others. That's what 
                         the Book says.

                                     JAY
                              (misinterpreting 
                              completely)
                         Wait a minute--you follow the Book, 
                         too?
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ugh should have went with my gut and stayed away from LVC Vente Privee deal.  They screwed up all the orders yesterday by mixing up the length and waist.  So they are going to ship your oder if you don't contact them.  So now i gotta call them up to cancel because of course everything is sold out now.  Will probably be on the phone for 30 minutes dealing with this crap.

Sorry man. Where did you learn about the mix up? That would actually work out in my favor if all my 34x36s are actually 36x34.
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Any help on dating this?

I'm assuming this is a made in USA one? From the make tag it looks to be the older ones. PRL were made in their own US factories from 70's to 90's until Corn. picked up the invoice. Just yesterday, Orgetorix posted the union make tags to their corresponding years.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/328632/the-official-vintage-clothing-and-accessories-thread/200_100#post_6172860

 

Scroll down to the bottom for those info.

 

Regarding your over sized pants, I soooooooooooo regret not picking up some recent MTM Sammy pants for bigger boys, size 50. facepalm.gif

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Thanks, IC. I've been lurking SF for about two years, but only stumbled onto this particular thread, read up awhile, posted. Like you, I only do this for myself, it's fun, a rush. At least I didn't ask about CD Monsieur, right? I genuinely thought I brought forward a valid post: what to do with a quality item.

maybe i was a bit too harsh, so welcome to the thread. It's just that finding the eBay value of an item is relatively easy to do, and I'd rather hear about your impressive feats of thrifting anyway. My contribution - somehow this tweed Southwick jacket went unnoticed until 30 minutes ago, when I bought it off the 99 cent rack.






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Sorry man. Where did you learn about the mix up? That would actually work out in my favor if all my 34x36s are actually 36x34.


they sent an email about 30 minutes ago.  Just got off the phone it wasn't a big hassle at all, and they gave me a $20 credit so not too bad.  Just wish there was something in my size left to buy with it lol

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NUN                         Well, do unto others. That's what                          the Book says.                                     JAY                              (misinterpreting                               completely)                         Wait a minute--you follow the Book,                          too?


"No more hairy-bush nuns, no more dogs!"

 

"If it will get me a couple of hundred miles then sure...I'll take a shot in the mouth."

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Anyone interested in this Viyella shirt before I return it?

 

I forgot that I wear a medium in these things. This one's tagged a large.

 

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Measurements:
chest (pit to pit): 24 inches

waist (between 1st and 2nd buttons): 23.5 inches

Sleeves: 35.5 inches

Neck: ~ 16.5 inches

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sexy-ass Bruno Cucinelli Herringbone Dress Pants EU58 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Even more sexy Bruno Cucinelli Moleskin chinos EU56 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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Y NO 46EU??
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Pretty nice, IMO. Great starter selvedge denim. I have several pairs for day to day wear.

i have like 5 pairs of gap slim straight selvedge i bought for 45/ea on sale for beater jeans. I cant complain either.
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post #64858 of 124369
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

I'm assuming this is a made in USA one? From the make tag it looks to be the older ones. PRL were made in their own US factories from 70's to 90's until Corn. picked up the invoice. Just yesterday, Orgetorix posted the union make tags to their corresponding years.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/328632/the-official-vintage-clothing-and-accessories-thread/200_100#post_6172860

 

Scroll down to the bottom for those info.

 

Regarding your over sized pants, I soooooooooooo regret not picking up some recent MTM Sammy pants for bigger boys, size 50. facepalm.gif

Thanks for the info!

 

Re: sizing, I am a bigger dude myself, so it's not weird for me. haha. I've found that odd sizes do really well online. People who can't just walk into a store a purchase something of the shelf resort to places like ebay or etsy. 

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Popped my Charvet shirt cherry today. Body of the shirt was like mint, but the cuffs and collar are blasted to hell. I'll see what they want to put a fresh collar and cuffs on, and I'll flip with the notice that that's what it is.

Also, my e-thrifted Canali in my size arrived. It's olive (so not a wardrobe staple) and a 3-roll-2, but I finally have a nice, wearable suit in my size that isn't JOS.
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GMMcL, your looks have been great, keep it up!

Re: ebay

I know that most people flip here, but I'm perfectly happy keeping those conversations out of the thread. I'm also happy with side discussions, even when I'm not a part of them. I get entertainment value out of it and occasionally learn something from it.

What does annoy me to a degree are people that just jump in the middle of things and think nothing of it. There is obviously precedent set in the way in which things are handled, whether it's blatant sales or flipping advice. When you have 1 post and demand information or are violating these rules, everyone jumps on it. Then, said poster gets upset at the "irrational" responses. Guess what? Lots of people here break the rules. I know I (and many others) have. We'll slyly ask about value or whether it's the "right" label, quickly brag about our ebay sale or ask if our find was "worth" it. These people aren't yelled at immediately. What's the difference? They have credibility. They're helping others out by passing along info, offering critiques, trading things, etc. All of that goes a long way here whether we like to admit it or not.

It's sort of like the government of a small town. Do you often volunteer to set up the big tent for the town festival? Do you shovel your neighbor's walk when it snows? Well, in that case, I'll look the other way when you don't get a permit to build your new fence.

Like I said, I'm not singling out any particular new members or veterans. I don't mind if you guys talk about things that don't interest me. However, I'm happy to avoid discussing certain topics like ebay or at least using the spoiler for things that aren't pertinent to the thread.
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