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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post



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Is that what you look like when you're checking out the chicks in the boutique section?
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Honey, I'm home! Back from vacation in CA. A little lot depressed today since I went from 

THIS!!!! (Click to show)

 

       

 

       

 

 

to 

this.... (Click to show)

in a matter of hours.

 

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


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).
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

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.
 

 

 

Thrifting in San Diego was not overly great as I had hoped, but did result in half a handful of decent items (to be shown later). This was due to a few out of the ordinary factors.

Out of town/vacation Thrift Tip:

  • If you intend to visit multiple stores in a new-to-you area, never take your sister and your wife along. I waited an average of 45 minutes to move to the next store, while waiting for those two to try on everything in the store.
  • If you are required to take them along, hit some stores solo in the morning while they are getting ready. My sister took until 12:45 to get ready to go. Who the hell goes thrifting at 12:45!!?? Lol.
  • If you have to go thrifting at 12:45, make sure the two women eat lunch before they go! We hit exactly one store before we had to sit down at a restaurant.

 

It was frustrating for sure, but I had to keep reminding myself it was vacation....and not only vacation, but it was their (sister and wife's) birthday.

Overall we had a blast, eating great food, meeting great people, bike riding, boating, soaking up the rays......and a shitload of drinking.

 

Unfortunately I have no vacation thrift fit as planned. I intended to take my vintage midnight blue tux, but our formal event was cancelled since none of the other guys could come up with anything to wear. THEN, we got invited to a 50's themed wedding reception in Catalina!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif I wish I packed the tux....ffffuuuu.gif. Of course the girls were dressed to the hilt. I was stuck wearing my same old Harris Tweed SC with jeans. We almost couldn't get in because we weren't formal enough. Still not sure how we got in with jeans on. The reception was in....

HERE!! (Click to show)

Everyone was swing dancing. It was awesome. They had one member of the Platters (current incarnation) on stage with the swing band. Then they topped that by closing the night with about 8 songs with 

 

This Amazing 11 year old kid....Rockin' Raffi (Click to show)

We got to meet him afterward, kid doesn't speak or understand a lick of English, outside of what he sings.

 

 

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Originally Posted by DandyStatsProf View Post

Very impressive (unbelievable to an amateur like me, really) what you guys are able to find.  I was pretty pleased with myself for getting this Oxxford SC for $30 recently

 

 

Apparently e-thrifted from Spoo

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"Hey, a Band of Outsiders French maid outfit for $2.98. Wanna try it on?"

Spoo, Wes: I know what you're saying. I used to totally agree having those people (kids, wife etc) with you (or once, my elderly mom waiting in the car, talking on the cell phone) made thrifting suck. Wasn't resentful, just...wished I had more time to "do it right."

Last half-year or year I'm kinda coming around to the point of view that quick 15-minute hitters with family in tow -- we were out on an errand run anyway or whatever -- actually help prevent the thrifting from robbing me of quality time I should be interacting with loved ones. Left to my own devices, it's almost OCD how I rake over a store, usually after the first 15 minutes its diminishing returns as I wish for Vicuna and never effing find it anyway.

Still, I bust out for all-day solo runs about once every 3 months to "scratch the itch." But my activity's way scaled down from, say a year and a half ago. Thrifting smarter, not harder, I guess. Buying way less shite, too.
Speaking of snow, it was 95% gone yesterday. WTF we're getting up to 18" today -- here's the halfway point of the storm, looking out my door:

Made one last stop off on the way home from work last night before this monster storm. Found an ugly as f#&k orange Hermes tie Spoo's bidders gonna love but I can't in good conscience trade to any of youse because although as I said earlier this year it's not my job to make the world a more fashionable place, I might have nightmares of future Fit Pics with that thing. So it's more an act of self preservation. Anyone who might say "Pics or it didn't happen" just watch SPoos auctions next month for Hermes ties. The orange one with the abstract white thistle/dandelions going to seed pattern that looks like someone vomited in a bowl of orange sherbet....that would be the one.

Reason I'm poasting today:

BRIANPORE this is a BB, FU, 36R, about 4 decades old, I can circle back and pick up (might not be back in this store for a week but I'm imagining it will still be there). Heh. I think I know your answer, which is why I didn't bring it home in the first place.

AppleMark
Edited by LooknGr8 - 3/19/13 at 7:41am
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Originally Posted by GM-H View Post

Most of the album was pretty much crap (except LVL and ghetto symphony) however fashion killer is hands down the worst song

 

I don't disagree with you on the lackluster content, especially after all of the delays and mounting hype.  That said, the production is killer and the singles are fantastic.  I have to support my dude since he's the only mainstream hip hop artist toeing the avant fashion line and he seems to bring others with him (Kendrick, Drake, Yeezy).

post #66335 of 115210
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

"Hey, a Band of Outsiders French maid outfit for $2.98. Wanna try it on?"

That might work where you thrift, but in my neck of the woods, if you substituted "Walmart" for "Band of Outsiders" your odds would increase considerably.
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

Speaking of snow, it was 95% gone yesterday. WTF we're getting up to 18" today -- here's the halfway point of the storm, looking out my door:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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BRIANPORE this is a BB, FU, 36R, about 4 decades old, I can circle back and pick up (might not be back in this store for a week but I'm imagining it will still be there). Heh. I think I know your answer, which is why I didn't bring it home in the first place.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

fistbump.gif Thanks! Not for me though (and prob too big and long, more like a 38R if you measure it out due to the age/cut)....but you might get a few PM's from other people in the 36/38 range who would jump on it.

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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Is that what you look like when you're checking out the chicks in the boutique section?
My head is not actually connected to my body so ... yes!



Today's thrift fit. (Click to show)







John Varvatos lightweight cotton bomber (Goodwill)
Eddie Bauer 1/4 button shawl collar (Goodwill)
PRL flannel b/w plaid shirt (Savers)
PRL chinos (Goodwill)
Columbia (who knew?) belt (Savers)
Clarks (England) single monks. Water spots since it was damp out.(Savers)
B&L Rayban Wayfarers (bought from tben)
Pic edited for unknown reason.
Edited by Digmenow - 3/19/13 at 11:55am
post #66338 of 115210
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

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^^

That's just plain sick. Demented sick. I have this vision now of a thrift-store troll lurking around every corner...
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Originally Posted by LeSacre View Post

I bet we've already scared off the one female poster. Dang, and she started off with such a great brag.

Gonna take more than some corny pick up lines to get rid of me lol8[1].gif Not like I've never used pick up line before.... "So, what does it feel like to look so good?" ... facepalm.gif


Edited by MartiniGirl - 3/19/13 at 11:07am
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Quickly checking in then turning SF off for the day so I can actually get some effing work done. Fully expect to find 150 posts when I log back in much later tonight. So thanks in advance for that. ffffuuuu.gif

My attempt at a Rob/NYI-inspired fit.
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Harris Tweed
Brooks Brothers cardi from 330CK
J Press ocbd from Concealed; by the time I figured out the pink hue was a major mistake it was too late
Nino Cerrutti wool glenplaid tie; I've never give this brand the time of day, but this tie was kinda cool and entirely moth free
Unknown cotton square
TJX belt, brand unmemorable
Hiltl trou
NWOB, vintage Lloyd & Haug custom made shell PTBs. Yes, they're a size 12. But since they're narrow, they'll do just fine.
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post #66342 of 115210
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Quickly checking in then turning SF off for the day so I can actually get some effing work done. Fully expect to find 150 posts when I log back in much later tonight. So thanks in advance for that. ffffuuuu.gifMy attempt at a Rob/NYI-inspired fit. (Click to show)

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Harris Tweed
Brooks Brothers cardi from 330CK
J Press ocbd from Concealed; by the time I figured out the pink hue was a major mistake it was too late
Nino Cerrutti wool glenplaid tie; I've never give this brand the time of day, but this tie was kinda cool and entirely moth free
Unknown cotton square
TJX belt, brand unmemorable
Hiltl trou
NWOB, vintage Lloyd & Haug custom made shell PTBs. Yes, they're a size 12. But since they're narrow, they'll do just fine.
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Tie pattern's a bit close in scale to the coat but you just keep getting better and better. That's pretty much awesome sauce in a jar.
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Got back on the wagon quickly after hitting only a few sucked-dry stores over a 6 day vacation.

 

Here is a sneak preview of the lunch time goodies.....

 

Schott Bomber

 

 

Old Label Burberry Mac

 

Baracuta Four Climes Harrington

 

Black Park Aves - insoles are oddly pitted, exterior is great....go figure.

 

Old Label Hickey Freeman Suit - Gray Broken Herringbone with Red windowpane

Florsheim Beefrolls

Finally the "Tweed Guy" finds some tweed luggage. Now I can "Travel the World with Tweed" too.

 

Vintage Obermeyer lightweight coat. Any of you outdoor wear guys know anything about this one? I'm thinking 60s

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

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Florsheim Beefrolls

Sweet!
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Finally the "Tweed Guy" finds some tweed luggage. Now I can "Travel the World with Tweed" too.


EXTRA Sweet!!

I have a Hartmann ballistic nylon carryall. I've yet to find an actual suitcase. Congrats.
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Any guys here a 9-9.5 B (I think it's a B. There are 2 Letters. One says E, other says B?) or a 10 B? I found some Church's in those sizes. The pair on the left is a braided tassel loafer in the size 9-9.5 B. The pair on the right is a monkstrap in the 10 B. I still need to polish them and make them pretty. Will post pictures later, if there are any takers!

 

 

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