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Couldnt get properly exposed and focused photos today for some reason, but you get the idea. My second attempt with this tie, hopefully better this time)

Zegna DB pinstripe (thrifted by me)

Massimo Dutti shirt (thrifted by me) needs better collar stays, apparently.

Zegna tie (thrifted by me)

AE Delrays (ebay)

total $49.50 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

 I wish I had a guy to go thrifting with me sometimes. Some of the stores have creepy guys! Especially when I'm walking around with an arm full of suits and sportcoats. I enjoy taking my time when it comes to thrifting and won't put up with crap about wanting to leave early! 

My wife hates thrifting so much. When we run errands, I schedule some stops to the thrift stores. She knows it takes me a good 1/2 hour at least to make my rounds inside the store, so she sits outside and reads or knits in the car. Believe me, when it's -15 below outside my phone rings every 15 minutes saying "Hurry up! I'm getting cold!" or "Hurry up! We're wasting gas letting the car run!". Don't know how you can hate a thrift store, they literally have something for everyone!
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SPOO: Even when I'm alone, I can't keep the pressure under check. I'm always thinking "If I hit this store in less than 10 minutes, I can make it to 2 more stores before [they close/I have to be at my next meeting/I told my wife I'd be home]." So I'm always flying through the racks.

I'm either thinking "The minute I leave, a rack full of high-end suits will come out" or "I bet the store across the way is a gold mine right now and I'm missing out while digging through Merona central".
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Making the moves, first date in thrift store, guy says to girl:

"That guy over there is weird, let me hold your hand so that he thinks you have a boyfriend and quits following you around".

"Yes, yellow tags today is 50% off. Now be a good girl and find me all the tags that are yellow so that I can swtich with these pricey blue ones".

"Thrifting is just like a handjob love. You need to have good skills to handle the meat out here".

"Think of thrifting like giving a BJ. Use your head well and make best use of your hands. Build your energy up, focus, be diligent, and when the climax is reached, you will be wearing the results of your hard work".

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Honey, I'm home! Back from vacation in CA.


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.


I know the feeling all to well of leaving palm tree paradise to come home to a bunch of snow and gray skies. SD is hit or miss. My wife's brother lives there and when we go to meet him I usually hit some downtown stores. One store in particular huge and usually has one or two things worth grabbing. Last time we went though, the entire SD day trip was a bust.

Your list is spot on. WTF is with the sit-down restaurant thing?! When we were in LA, the wife was hungry. I told her we could swing into a gas station and grab a sandwich. She opted for a restaurant in Beverly Hills where I had a lovely $20 turkey burger. I kid you not, the burger was worth the money and the Oreo cheesecake was phenomenal, but it ate up a good hour of potential thrifting. ffffuuuu.gif
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

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.
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

My head is not actually connected to my body so ... yes!

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Schott Bomber





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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

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Maybe if you post your sizes guys on here can fumble for women's wear to trade with you?  nest.gif


Speaking of which, women's clothing has been my only real finds lately. Not that anyone besides maybe Martinigirl would likely care about them, but worth posting anyway for the hell of it. Oh, any happy birthday Cesar!
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This is the Fioravanti that you're looking for. Nicely done! There is another label with the same label that is fairly common and is not (I don't think) related. I made that mistake years ago.

Women's clothes for those that care:

Gucci dress.





St John Couture





Missoni blouses (tentatively claimed by my wife)



Escada silk blouse (tentatively claimed by my wife)



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I just assumed you were trying to impress MartiniGirl   uhoh.gif

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I just assumed you were trying to impress MartiniGirl   uhoh.gif

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

BTW, if anyone ever plans to go there, "The Casino" is not really a casino, FYI.

Thought that was a known thing! Whoops, would have warned you.

 

Randomore, sick finds as always.

 

I've barely stepped foot in a store since my shirt haul. Decided I need to liquidate some of the older stuff before continuing to shop. That and out of thrifting monies/working on some lighting set ups.

 

Skeet blankets = pure magic. Posted two on Sunday, first bid on one of them (that I thought would be a tough sell due to it being one color) was $60 (my reserve), other one that's multi colored has lots of watchers and bids slowly building, should be a decent finish. Would be happy selling skeets 24/7, not sure if my eyes could handle it though.

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Today.

 

My first every Chester Barrie find. Saw the jacket w/o pants, went searching and found them. Flat front. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

 

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Lightly worm vintagey Mason Executive Imperial longwings.

 

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Faconnable Easter tie.

 

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Canali Proposta wool trousers.

 

 

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Unlabled Navy Cashmere blazer 5.99. Will upload pic later but found a camel hair brown and navy hounds tooth jacket VERY COOL 3.00. Hanover wingtips - new. Been wearing them two years LOVE. 15.00. 10k Lindy sapphire men's pinky ring. Found in 2.00 bag of buttons. RL highball glasses .69 a pop set of six.
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Passed up a pristine, hella long schneider salzburg cashmere coat. It was like fifty bucks, I think I'm gonna go back and see if I can pick it up. At the very least I can get my money back

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

Couldnt get properly exposed and focused photos today for some reason, but you get the idea. My second attempt with this tie, hopefully better this time)

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Zegna DB pinstripe (thrifted by me)

Massimo Dutti shirt (thrifted by me) needs better collar stays, apparently.

Zegna tie (thrifted by me)

AE Delrays (ebay)

total $49.50 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ive always wanted to rock a DB suit but since it is so uncommon I don't really feel it is appropriate. I must say, you rock it like a BAUS!

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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Thought that was a known thing! Whoops, would have warned you.

 

 

Guess we don't know too much about Catalina here in PA. Actually, my sister who lives in San Diego didn't know either. Anyhow, I was relieved it was not actually a casino. As a devout thrifter, I absolutely hate giving my money away so easily.....and since gambling is in my blood, I usually give it all away anyway.

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Originally Posted by ShoutOutsFoMyBo View Post

Passed up a pristine, hella long schneider salzburg cashmere coat. It was like fifty bucks, I think I'm gonna go back and see if I can pick it up. At the very least I can get my money back

I find Schneiders of Salzburg coats from time to time. Really nice stuff. Trouble is, there isn't enough name recognition so I couldn't even give them away. Both pieces I had were really nice, recent wool or wool/cashmere coats. Both went for $20 or less. Nobody even wanted them on here. I now pass unless they fit me and they're super crazy nice.
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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

Maybe if you post your sizes guys on here can fumble for women's wear to trade with you?  nest.gif

Probably just her husband's sizes and things that interest him. When in Rome... or at least a menswear thifting forum. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


I find Schneiders of Salzburg coats from time to time. Really nice stuff. Trouble is, there isn't enough name recognition so I couldn't even give them away. Both pieces I had were really nice, recent wool or wool/cashmere coats. Both went for $20 or less. Nobody even wanted them on here. I now pass unless they fit me and they're super crazy nice.


Thanks for the advice. I'm definitely going to pass on it.

 

A few months ago I would have jumped out of my skin and picked it up on impulse, without realizing that there are probably only three people in the world who would buy it.

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that's more handwork than ... oh, wait, mixed company.
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