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At my second stop of the day I picked up two things. A Chrome cycling jacket (might be for me) and the first piece from Abercrombie and Fitch I thought was worth thrift store pricing, a pair of selvage jeans...





And for kicks, a shot of the fiction section... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Edited by Fueco - 3/18/13 at 4:41pm
post #66287 of 117866
Any experts on older YSL stuff out there? I found this NWT today and picked it up. It seems a bit vintagey (matches a label from the 70s I found online).


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post #66288 of 117866
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Any experts on older YSL stuff out there? I found this NWT today and picked it up. It seems a bit vintagey (matches a label from the 70s I found online).
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No expert, but I concur that it's very similar to some of the vintage stuff I've found. Not sure that automatically makes it "good", but the "Made in Japan" is certainly a step in the right direction.
post #66289 of 117866
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Originally Posted by half lunatic View Post

Sorry to bump but is this find worthy of a brag (Tom Ford era?)

Sure looks like it. You get to use the trifecta in your title too - Tom Ford for Gucci by Zegna.
Quote:
Originally Posted by suited View Post


It can be fun going with your significant other, although she might slow you down smile.gif

Theres two ways that I can thrift, with out without my wife (who loves thrifting, bless her heart, the reason the ring is on the finger).

SPOOTHRIFT VERSION 1 (solo) :
Blood pressure decreases, I really take my time and turn every corner and relax in the place(s), no need to feel rushed. Enjoying the sport for what it is - a hunt. Like Elmer Fudd hiding with the shotgun in the bushes, a sniper covered in camoflage, waiting to take my prey out with laser precision and focus. Often times, the soloSpoothrift produces the best and most well edited hauls. Moth holes and piss stains are discovered in store, yes motherfucker, you should put back that LL Bean, its not worth it. Ill take myself out to lunch afterwards, have a giant honking chimichanga and a Corona, virtually high five myself and go home content.

SPOOTHRIFT VERSION 2 (with wife, and kid - never apart) :
Blood pressure increases, I know that this has to be a 20 minute tear before the 3.5 year old gets cranky/has meltdown/actually succeeds in hiding in the pants. Wife has fun thrifting, but when thrifting with a wife and kid, focus is lost. Like a sniper without the Diazepam, my aim is all over the place. Im throwing fucking Dior and YSL ties in the cart like they are going to end global warming. eBay titles fly through my head with each pass of the hanger. Im grateful that I have a babysitter and someone who likes to do it with me - though I have to give the "oh shit awesome! wait, ah, damnit, not that one" face everytime she pulls out a Nino Cerruti across the way and holds it up "Honey is this good??" (note, she did find a pair of Alden shell PTB's and said "Isnt this the horse butt stuff?" bless her heart).

So, theres two ways you can look at that.
post #66290 of 117866
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Any experts on older YSL stuff out there? I found this NWT today and picked it up. It seems a bit vintagey (matches a label from the 70s I found online).


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Licensed 80's or 90's for sure, but being NWT it might do okay.
post #66291 of 117866
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Originally Posted by Stewie View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Any experts on older YSL stuff out there? I found this NWT today and picked it up. It seems a bit vintagey (matches a label from the 70s I found online).


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Licensed 80's or 90's for sure, but being NWT it might do okay.

What tells you it's licensed? And what do you call this style of hat?
post #66292 of 117866
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

I've done this with a couple of unusable Canali and EZs. Buttons as spares, fabric as squares. You know, that old saw.

Today happened.

photo IMG_1407_zps69b463f1.jpg
(Photobucket is giving me an error when I edit the pics, which means no full length shot. Sorry.) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Paul Stuart by Samuelsohn, courtesy of Xenos, IIRC
Bizzocchi tie, courtesy of Andro (Yellow ties too loud? COME AT ME, WORLD!)
Pink shirt
Bronzini square
Self-made cufflinks
Pantherella socks (which I'm seriously rethinking, given the formality of the suit)
Shoes were retail, and nothing special.
photo IMG_1408_zpsc24205a6.jpg
photo IMG_1409_zpsf9359306.jpg
photo IMG_1410_zps3d639f76.jpg

Explain DIY cufflinks, I am intrigued.
post #66293 of 117866
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrologia View Post

Terrible things happened at my GW during my hiatus - they got internet access! I saw a lovely pair of Christian Louboutin heels yesterday - I've never seen them here before. They were in great shape. Except for the $499.99 price tag they were carrying. Geez, what's the fun of that?

ffffuuuu.gif

You can get them on sale at Neimans for cheaper than that. Base retail is around $600. I've seen some that retail north of $1,000.
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

Speaking of which, pick ups from Friday/Saturday:

NWOT J Hilburn pants
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Salvatore Ferragamo animal print tie
Ben silver animal print tie

3x NWOT gitman vintage shirts
Mint dolce & gabbana shirt
J Lindeberg shirt
Theory short sleeve shirt
Hugo Boss fitted shirt
Truzzi milano shirt
Paul and Shark yachting linen/cotton shirt
2x robert graham cotton / silk shirts
Burberry london novacheck shirt
woolrich buffalo plaid vest
Allen Edmonds Leeds shell cordovan
Florsheim imperial shell cordovan vcleat
2x Fred perry shoes nwt
2x clarks desert boots nwt
Ermenegildo Zegna suede chukkas
Mint Bruno Magli zip boots
Brooks Brothers golden fleece gray flannel suit
NWOB brooks brothers x keds

too lazy to post pics it's all on Ebay already anyway[

Lots of nice stuff in that list, Mainy! I'd like to chime in about J. Hilburn trousers, though. Very under-rated. There's a local gentleman that shops here a lot and is my waist size. I find a couple pair every few months at the local shop. Every pair has had really nice fabric, made in Portugal, split curtain waistband and really cool lining.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post



SPOOTHRIFT VERSION 1 (solo) :
Blood pressure decreases, I really take my time and turn every corner and relax in the place(s), no need to feel rushed. Enjoying the sport for what it is - a hunt. Like Elmer Fudd hiding with the shotgun in the bushes, a sniper covered in camoflage, waiting to take my prey out with laser precision and focus. Often times, the soloSpoothrift produces the best and most well edited hauls. Moth holes and piss stains are discovered in store, yes motherfucker, you should put back that LL Bean, its not worth it. Ill take myself out to lunch afterwards, have a giant honking chimichanga and a Corona, virtually high five myself and go home content.

SPOOTHRIFT VERSION 2 (with wife, and kid - never apart) :
Blood pressure increases, I know that this has to be a 20 minute tear before the 3.5 year old gets cranky/has meltdown/actually succeeds in hiding in the pants. Wife has fun thrifting, but when thrifting with a wife and kid, focus is lost. Like a sniper without the Diazepam, my aim is all over the place. Im throwing fucking Dior and YSL ties in the cart like they are going to end global warming. eBay titles fly through my head with each pass of the hanger. Im grateful that I have a babysitter and someone who likes to do it with me - though I have to give the "oh shit awesome! wait, ah, damnit, not that one" face everytime she pulls out a Nino Cerruti across the way and holds it up "Honey is this good??" (note, she did find a pair of Alden shell PTB's and said "Isnt this the horse butt stuff?" bless her heart).

.

laugh.gif



So for the terrible road conditions this morning, there were an awful lot of people at the stores today. My guess is that if a tornado was 3 blocks away they'd still be digging through the racks. I've done it before. laugh.gif

Found a few odd-ball things today.

KWO Christmas pyramid. Came w/ original box. Mint condition. Picked it up on a hunch. Priced at $2. Figured why not. Check out the spoiler photos. The attention to detail is quite something.



Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




New Cuisipro Food Mill



Rag & Bone slim/tapered leg selvedge denim. 36 but feels like a 34.





Some eBay currency. Mint Burberry Brit shirt. XL




Edited by Nataku - 3/18/13 at 6:38pm
post #66294 of 117866
Do reverse orphans ever flip?
Paul Stuart flannel. $1.49 grey chalk stripe
post #66295 of 117866
can one of you denim bros explain the proper fadedness of jeans nowadays for a stylish thrifter such as myself? i thought dark (basically unwashed or as close as possible) was where it's at, but lately i feel like i've been seeing sorta faded jeans here and there. i thought stonewash was dad jeans territory, no? foo.gif
post #66296 of 117866
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

SPOOTHRIFT VERSION 2 (with wife, and kid - never apart) :
Blood pressure increases, I know that this has to be a 20 minute tear before the 3.5 year old gets cranky/has meltdown/actually succeeds in hiding in the pants. Wife has fun thrifting, but when thrifting with a wife and kid, focus is lost. Like a sniper without the Diazepam, my aim is all over the place. Im throwing fucking Dior and YSL ties in the cart like they are going to end global warming. eBay titles fly through my head with each pass of the hanger. Im grateful that I have a babysitter and someone who likes to do it with me - though I have to give the "oh shit awesome! wait, ah, damnit, not that one" face everytime she pulls out a Nino Cerruti across the way and holds it up "Honey is this good??" (note, she did find a pair of Alden shell PTB's and said "Isnt this the horse butt stuff?" bless her heart).

That sounded so familiar it tired me out. uhoh.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

What tells you it's licensed? And what do you call this style of hat?

A turban. And before anyone mocks it... Ingrid Bergman. drool.gif

post #66297 of 117866
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrologia View Post

Terrible things happened at my GW during my hiatus - they got internet access! I saw a lovely pair of Christian Louboutin heels yesterday - I've never seen them here before. They were in great shape. Except for the $499.99 price tag they were carrying. Geez, what's the fun of that?

censored.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Found an "interesting" pair of selvage Levis 514s. Also picked up a NWT Etro shirt (womens?) and a pair of Red Wing steel toe work boots...


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






 

The pics makes it hard to see the details. But from here, it looks like one of those fake selvedge they sometimes put on for fack with people.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Sure looks like it. You get to use the trifecta in your title too - Tom Ford for Gucci by Zegna.
Theres two ways that I can thrift, with out without my wife (who loves thrifting, bless her heart, the reason the ring is on the finger).

SPOOTHRIFT VERSION 1 (solo) :
Blood pressure decreases, I really take my time and turn every corner and relax in the place(s), no need to feel rushed. Enjoying the sport for what it is - a hunt. Like Elmer Fudd hiding with the shotgun in the bushes, a sniper covered in camoflage, waiting to take my prey out with laser precision and focus. Often times, the soloSpoothrift produces the best and most well edited hauls. Moth holes and piss stains are discovered in store, yes motherfucker, you should put back that LL Bean, its not worth it. Ill take myself out to lunch afterwards, have a giant honking chimichanga and a Corona, virtually high five myself and go home content.

SPOOTHRIFT VERSION 2 (with wife, and kid - never apart) :
Blood pressure increases, I know that this has to be a 20 minute tear before the 3.5 year old gets cranky/has meltdown/actually succeeds in hiding in the pants. Wife has fun thrifting, but when thrifting with a wife and kid, focus is lost. Like a sniper without the Diazepam, my aim is all over the place. Im throwing fucking Dior and YSL ties in the cart like they are going to end global warming. eBay titles fly through my head with each pass of the hanger. Im grateful that I have a babysitter and someone who likes to do it with me - though I have to give the "oh shit awesome! wait, ah, damnit, not that one" face everytime she pulls out a Nino Cerruti across the way and holds it up "Honey is this good??" (note, she did find a pair of Alden shell PTB's and said "Isnt this the horse butt stuff?" bless her heart).

So, theres two ways you can look at that.

 

lol8[1].gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by LeSacre View Post

I'm in Kansas City visiting my fiance for the week and I plan on taking her on some thrifting excursions with me.  Hopefully I can teach her a few things and she can thrift here for me stirpot.gif

My girl used to go thrifting with me. She will pull everything with the "made in Italy", "made in England", and "made in __________ (insert first world country)" labels off the shelf and show them to me. Now, she's so sick of it when she sees me trying to sneak out the house, she would ask where I'm going and would have that sparkle of hope in her eyes as she were saying, "Can I please come with you?" After she finds out that I'm going thrifting, she would snicker and sometimes say, "Pffttt, good luck." lol8[1].gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

ffffuuuu.gif

You can get them on sale at Neimans for cheaper than that. Base retail is around $600. I've seen some that retail north of $1,000.
Lots of nice stuff in that list, Mainy! I'd like to chime in about J. Hilburn trousers, though. Very under-rated. There's a local gentleman that shops here a lot and is my waist size. I find a couple pair every few months at the local shop. Every pair has had really nice fabric, made in Portugal, split curtain waistband and really cool lining.
laugh.gif



So for the terrible road conditions this morning, there were an awful lot of people at the stores today. My guess is that if a tornado was 3 blocks away they'd still be digging through the racks. I've done it before. laugh.gif

Found a few odd-ball things today.

KWO Christmas pyramid. Came w/ original box. Mint condition. Picked it up on a hunch. Priced at $2. Figured why not. Had no idea these things retailed for $500! Check out the spoiler photos. The attention to detail is quite something.

http://www.theframeworkshop.com/store.cfm?add=1730

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




New Cuisipro Food Mill



Rag & Bone slim/tapered leg selvedge denim. 36 but feels like a 34.

 

 





Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Some eBay currency. Mint Burberry Brit shirt. XL



 

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

can one of you denim bros explain the proper fadedness of jeans nowadays for a stylish thrifter such as myself? i thought dark (basically unwashed or as close as possible) was where it's at, but lately i feel like i've been seeing sorta faded jeans here and there. i thought stonewash was dad jeans territory, no? foo.gif

http://www.rawrdenim.com/2013/03/fade-friday-unbranded-201-ub201-3-years-4-washes/

 

High contrast fades FTW.

post #66298 of 117866
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


I've done this with a couple of unusable Canali and EZs. Buttons as spares, fabric as squares. You know, that old saw.

Today happened.

photo IMG_1407_zps69b463f1.jpg
(Photobucket is giving me an error when I edit the pics, which means no full length shot. Sorry.) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Paul Stuart by Samuelsohn, courtesy of Xenos, IIRC
Bizzocchi tie, courtesy of Andro (Yellow ties too loud? COME AT ME, WORLD!)
Pink shirt
Bronzini square
Self-made cufflinks
Pantherella socks (which I'm seriously rethinking, given the formality of the suit)
Shoes were retail, and nothing special.
photo IMG_1408_zpsc24205a6.jpg
photo IMG_1409_zpsf9359306.jpg
photo IMG_1410_zps3d639f76.jpg

 

Looks good (though possibly a bit big in the shoulders?), although once again I submit it would look much better without the square. Especially considering how dark this one is and how nothing-y the fold is.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

can one of you denim bros explain the proper fadedness of jeans nowadays for a stylish thrifter such as myself? i thought dark (basically unwashed or as close as possible) was where it's at, but lately i feel like i've been seeing sorta faded jeans here and there. i thought stonewash was dad jeans territory, no? foo.gif

 

Depends what you're wearing them with.

post #66299 of 117866
Quote:
Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrologia View Post

Terrible things happened at my GW during my hiatus - they got internet access! I saw a lovely pair of Christian Louboutin heels yesterday - I've never seen them here before. They were in great shape. Except for the $499.99 price tag they were carrying. Geez, what's the fun of that?
censored.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Found an "interesting" pair of selvage Levis 514s. Also picked up a NWT Etro shirt (womens?) and a pair of Red Wing steel toe work boots...


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








The pics makes it hard to see the details. But from here, it looks like one of those fake selvedge they sometimes put on for fack with people.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Sure looks like it. You get to use the trifecta in your title too - Tom Ford for Gucci by Zegna.

Theres two ways that I can thrift, with out without my wife (who loves thrifting, bless her heart, the reason the ring is on the finger).


SPOOTHRIFT VERSION 1 (solo) :

Blood pressure decreases, I really take my time and turn every corner and relax in the place(s), no need to feel rushed. Enjoying the sport for what it is - a hunt. Like Elmer Fudd hiding with the shotgun in the bushes, a sniper covered in camoflage, waiting to take my prey out with laser precision and focus. Often times, the soloSpoothrift produces the best and most well edited hauls. Moth holes and piss stains are discovered in store, yes motherfucker, you should put back that LL Bean, its not worth it. Ill take myself out to lunch afterwards, have a giant honking chimichanga and a Corona, virtually high five myself and go home content.


SPOOTHRIFT VERSION 2 (with wife, and kid - never apart) :

Blood pressure increases, I know that this has to be a 20 minute tear before the 3.5 year old gets cranky/has meltdown/actually succeeds in hiding in the pants. Wife has fun thrifting, but when thrifting with a wife and kid, focus is lost. Like a sniper without the Diazepam, my aim is all over the place. Im throwing fucking Dior and YSL ties in the cart like they are going to end global warming. eBay titles fly through my head with each pass of the hanger. Im grateful that I have a babysitter and someone who likes to do it with me - though I have to give the "oh shit awesome! wait, ah, damnit, not that one" face everytime she pulls out a Nino Cerruti across the way and holds it up "Honey is this good??" (note, she did find a pair of Alden shell PTB's and said "Isnt this the horse butt stuff?" bless her heart).


So, theres two ways you can look at that.
lol8%5B1%5D.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeSacre View Post

I'm in Kansas City visiting my fiance for the week and I plan on taking her on some thrifting excursions with me.  Hopefully I can teach her a few things and she can thrift here for me stirpot.gif
My girl used to go thrifting with me. She will pull everything with the "made in Italy", "made in England", and "made in __________ (insert first world country)" labels off the shelf and show them to me. Now, she's so sick of it when she sees me trying to sneak out the house, she would ask where I'm going and would have that sparkle of hope in her eyes as she were saying, "Can I please come with you?" After she finds out that I'm going thrifting, she would snicker and sometimes say, "Pffttt, good luck." lol8%5B1%5D.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
ffffuuuu.gif


You can get them on sale at Neimans for cheaper than that. Base retail is around $600. I've seen some that retail north of $1,000.

Lots of nice stuff in that list, Mainy! I'd like to chime in about J. Hilburn trousers, though. Very under-rated. There's a local gentleman that shops here a lot and is my waist size. I find a couple pair every few months at the local shop. Every pair has had really nice fabric, made in Portugal, split curtain waistband and really cool lining.
laugh.gif




So for the terrible road conditions this morning, there were an awful lot of people at the stores today. My guess is that if a tornado was 3 blocks away they'd still be digging through the racks. I've done it before. laugh.gif


Found a few odd-ball things today.


KWO Christmas pyramid. Came w/ original box. Mint condition. Picked it up on a hunch. Priced at $2. Figured why not. Had no idea these things retailed for $500! Check out the spoiler photos. The attention to detail is quite something.

http://www.theframeworkshop.com/store.cfm?add=1730


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







New Cuisipro Food Mill





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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Some eBay currency. Mint Burberry Brit shirt. XL





icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

can one of you denim bros explain the proper fadedness of jeans nowadays for a stylish thrifter such as myself? i thought dark (basically unwashed or as close as possible) was where it's at, but lately i feel like i've been seeing sorta faded jeans here and there. i thought stonewash was dad jeans territory, no? foo.gif
http://www.rawrdenim.com/2013/03/fade-friday-unbranded-201-ub201-3-years-4-washes/

High contrast fades FTW.

Feels and looks legit to me. It's that raw denim from Japan that throws me off most. Minty fresh and off to a new home.
post #66300 of 117866
BOW TIE EMERGENCY!!!!!

If anyone has access to AAAC and can help me out, there's a Carrot and Gibbs bow tie on offer on the thrift exchange from TDI Guy. I can't access the site owing to a digital meltdown a few weeks ago that has made it impossible to log on at the office. Also tried setting up a new account, but no luck that way either--there is, apparently, a waiting period. TDI Guy knows me--if anyone can get a PM to him or even a message on the thrift exchange that 32rollandrock wants the tie for the asking price, that should be sufficient. Thanks in advance.
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