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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

It's time to look at shoes.

 

I guess that was self explanatory.

 

 

AE Broadstreet Spectators - 9C

 

Would love to find these in a 11 D... 

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

I made the mistake of eating a cake on a long haul flight and lets say I regretted sitting by the window. Every fucking 30 minutes, I would say excuse me... and then find a queue at the lavatory. One woman took forever in the toilet I resorted to banging on the door in desperation telling her if she did not hurry up with her dump I would soil my own pants.

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post
One woman took forever in the toilet I resorted to banging on the door in desperation telling her if she did not hurry up with her dump I would soil my own pants.

Sigh, the inevitable warm seat... But there's already a thread around here for that.

post #66409 of 110375
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

^ I'd prefer we didn't publish a pricing guide for all of our favorite thrift stores. It's too bad we can't keep a specific, password protected reference for those thrift thread members that have reached a certain level of participation.

This entire thread is a pricing guide and should be password protected.

 

 

 Pricing guide... $1.50 for all shirts and pants. $3 for suits.

 

 Does that work for everyone?

post #66410 of 110375
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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

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!

 

 

Hey Guys! Tis I again. I'm a little baffled. The braided tassel loafers I put up here (the left ones) are quite puzzling to me. They have different letters... on each shoe! I'll post the pictures. But could someone give me an insight? Why am I seeing different letters? Both read "9e" but then you see a C on 1 and the other has a B. Is this normal for Church's?

 

This one is the LEFT shoe...

 

 

 

The RIGHT shoe...

 

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Need genuine input from you folks:

What do you guys think of pants by these brands:

Valentini (not Valentino)

Valentini seems uber high quality to me, so picked them up.
 

Hey Klobber! Valentini pants are VERY underrated. They make some damn fine pants, that I would put WAY above Zanella Platinum. Granted, Valentini are VERY hard to sell as nobody really knows who they are. I say, if you find Valentini in your size (or trade them to another fine gentleman on here), you best keep them. Valentini is sorely underrated and needs to be more recognizable to this fine community. Find it, buy it!

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


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!
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"

I find that most people don't like thrifting. Why? Dirty, crowded, not gonna find anything....and many other lame excuses. Hell, one person even told me the people are ugly. Lol! But I will admit this..... Many a year ago, I too, would've been saying that I hate thrifting. Needless to say, I don't anymore. Walking away from a rack of sportcoats with 2 Kiton 50% Cashmere, 50% silk sportcoats for $5 each (no joke!) really changes a person happy.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

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

Awe shucks. shog[1].gif No need trying to impress little ol' me! Everyone on here is already impressive for bettering their style and fashion sense! 

 

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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post


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

Great thinking! Lol. I'm quite picky to shop for! I'm a size medium in tops, just in case anyone finds me a really cool shirt biggrin.gif Otherwise, husband needs pants more than anything. He's a size 40 x 32. Anyone have any?

 

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Sneak preview:

AppleMark

This is what I like seeing! Super hauls! Some of those labels look older whereas the rest look newer. I'm like everyone else on here.... Tell us the sizes already! 

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MartiniGirl, I just checked my pair of 9.5C Church's that I got from OCooney, and the writing looks almost identical to the left pair.  Pretty sure that is a 9 ½ C for the left and 9 ½ B for the right.  PM incoming!

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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

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!

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Hey Guys! Tis I again. I'm a little baffled. The braided tassel loafers I put up here (the left ones) are quite puzzling to me. They have different letters... on each shoe! I'll post the pictures. But could someone give me an insight? Why am I seeing different letters? Both read "9e" but then you see a C on 1 and the other has a B. Is this normal for Church's?

 

This one is the LEFT shoe...

left shoe pic (Click to show)

 

 

The RIGHT shoe...

 

right shoe pic (Click to show)

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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

MartiniGirl, I just checked my pair of 9.5C Church's that I got from OCooney, and the writing looks almost identical to the left pair.  Pretty sure that is a 9 ½ C for the left and 9 ½ B for the right.  PM incoming!

So I'm not crazy? The width is actually a tad bit different? 

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

. There is a suit thread where all the brands are ranked according to quality, I feel a shirt thread and a pants thread has been long overdue (where all brands are categorized).

 

We need a Thrifting sub forum!!!!

 

With threads like...

 

The Thrift Fit

 

Flip it or Not?

 

The Mystery Stain

 

Ebay KOP

 

ect...

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

...Alden 10C






...
Why do these have to have tassels? ffffuuuu.gif
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Because tassels are badass - except with a suit.
post #66418 of 110375
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Originally Posted by Tweets View Post


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polo-Ralph-Lauren-Hand-Knit-Shawl-Collar-Sweater-L-Navajo-Indian-Southwest-/140935947042?pt=US_CSA_MC_Sweaters&hash=item20d06fe322

Different strokes for different folks i guess...

(No comments on my crappy pics please lol)

Navajo print stuff is really hot right now, though I supect its populatity is on the wane as stores like Topman and Urban Outfitters have been carring on everything from t-shirts to backpacks for the past couple years now. That being said, the real deal vintage stuff is worth a small fortune. I saw a Pendleton Navajo print jacket at a buy/sell/trade place a couple months ago that I'm still kicking myself for not grabbing.
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

From the same donor and from the same store? What are the chances of that?! Crazy!

Better than the chances of finding 9 Oxxfords in one day that weren't from the same donor or at the same store.
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

I get horrific guts from egg, like a whole day going back n forth to the loo. Is eating egg worth drastic bowel movements? Well, I do sometimes just say fuckit but I made the mistake of eating a cake on a long haul flight and lets say I regretted sitting by the window. Every fucking 30 minutes, I would say excuse me... and then find a queue at the lavatory. One woman took forever in the toilet I resorted to banging on the door in desperation telling her if she did not hurry up with her dump I would soil my own pants.

Dude, that sucks, but that's hilarious. I have sneezy allergies and they make me miserable, but I'm so glad I don't have gut allergies.
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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

I find that most people don't like thrifting. Why? Dirty, crowded, not gonna find anything....and many other lame excuses. Hell, one person even told me the people are ugly. Lol! But I will admit this..... Many a year ago, I too, would've been saying that I hate thrifting. Needless to say, I don't anymore. Walking away from a rack of sportcoats with 2 Kiton 50% Cashmere, 50% silk sportcoats for $5 each (no joke!) really changes a person  

At first I misread this and thought you said you walked away from 2 Kiton sportcoats for $5 each, and I about had a freakout. smile.gif
post #66420 of 110375
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Need genuine input from you folks:

What do you guys think of pants by these brands:

Santorelli
Valentini (not Valentino)

Valentini seems uber high quality to me, so picked them up.
Santorelli seems to be a a poorer man's Zanella but they not bad so picked up two pairs.

Would like to read your input.

This thread is a learning pot, we above most in the other parts of the forum handle much more gear. I sometimes think one of us should start a thread looking at whats hot and whats not. There is a suit thread where all the brands are ranked according to quality, I feel a shirt thread and a pants thread has been long overdue (where all brands are categorized).

Format something like:

Shirts:

Best of the Best (no known brands exceed this quality), Excellent (few brands are better), Very Good etc etc.....

B.O.T.B:
Kiton
Fray
.
.
.

Excellent:
Charvet
Borrelli
Finamore
Barba
.
.
.

Very Good:
Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Lorenzini
.
.
.

Good:
Canali
Turnbull and Asser
.
.
.

Average:
Ralph Lauren Polo non Italian made
Brooks Brothers Luxury
.
.
.

Poor:
TM Lewin
Ben Sherman
.
.
.


Same treatment for pants so we know whats what. I would definitely like to know more about whats good and whats not...

Also, Eton, Truzzi, Brioni, Zegna , Pink and fuck if I don't love me some Gitman, wearing one right now as a matter of fact. Never held Kiton before so I can't comment on that, but I did find a Fray a couple weeks ago and it makes everything that came before it look like 90's Nautica. Well, not really, but you get the jist.

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I had a girl tell me today she thinks of me when she hears that song....not sure if this is good or bad puzzled.gif

"Nah, Walk up to the club like, "What up, I got a big c*ck!""
or
"Probably shoulda washed this, smells like R. Kelly's sheets"

Dude, one of my coworkers said the same thing. baldy[1].gif Probably because I'm always on the computer in the break room catching up on this thread.nod[1].gif
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