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post #68191 of 114416
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post


Alden's size 12. Worth the pick up? I picked them already so I hope so.

In most cases any Alden is worth picking up. The only ones I know not worth grabbing are the orthopedic line in bizzare sizes.
post #68192 of 114416
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post
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Alden's size 12. Worth the pick up? I picked them already so I hope so.

 

I would say so.

 

 


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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


In most cases any Alden is worth picking up. The only ones I know not worth grabbing are the orthopedic line in bizzare sizes.
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post #68193 of 114416
Good. In that case anyone want to trade for some 12A/C? Alden tassel loafers? smile.gif about 5 sizes too big for my not large feet.
post #68194 of 114416

Went in one shop today but was very happy with the result. Mind you, I'm in school in a small college town so the idea of finding anything remotely modern SW&D is insane.

 

Thread synergy FTW. Fits perfectly.

 

AppleMark

 

And something for Ebay

 

AppleMark

post #68195 of 114416

Johnston & Murphy driving loafers in chili. $5.99 minus a 10% military discount and they threw in the shoe trees. Out the door for under $6.00 with tax.

 

"I got these. . . for five bucks."

-- Steve Martin

 

Most comfortable Goddamn shoes I've ever owned.

 

Interestingly, they're the same size and color as the AE Ashtons I scored at the same place a few weeks ago, with matching shoe trees. I believe someone in my size is going through his closet. I'm gonna keep hitting that store every other day. Wish I could just find the guy and raid his shoe rack.

 

 

 

Crappy flash pic but great shoes. 

post #68196 of 114416
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

don't wanna smack.gifstirpot.gif but i've seen many exaggerations and a few outright lies regarding condition/provenance on listings by thrift thread regulars...

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Provenance I can see, but how can you tell condition unless someone's already mentioned it here?
post #68197 of 114416
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SCORE! Very jealous right now!
Nice! Those coins look to be in exceptional shape as well! I'd see if you can have them professionally removed and placed in protective plastic coin holders. Even though they are cool as cuff links, I think they'd be way better off in protectors in a safe or something. The value will only go up.

http://www.coinsupplystore.com/marcus-plastic-2x2s-hds.html

 

That would work if you are worried about further damage.  If you remove them from their mounts to have them professionally graded, they will come back marked as damaged / "removed from jewelry."  They would always be "second class citizens" compared to coins that weren't in jewelry.  Will never be worth less than their gold value though..  Since someone chose to do that to them, I say wear them, look like a million bucks! (and don't get mugged  :) )

post #68198 of 114416
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post




Alden's size 12. Worth the pick up? I picked them already so I hope so.

 

nope, send them to me instead. but for real lets figure out a trade or something...
post #68199 of 114416
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

NOt only did he lied about the condition of the suit, he also said he bought it from BG 2 years ago. censored.gif

that's just outrageous. yet, ebay will let people get away with that kind of chicanery, as long as they are big enough sellers. stuff like that should be grounds for getting your account terminated
post #68200 of 114416
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Originally Posted by socrates View Post


Good luck.  Any tips on how to reunite orphans? 

First things first. Call social services to apply for an orphan reuniting permit.

Once you have the proper credentials, simply find a fantastic suit jacket...such as the Hermes I was working on. Carry it around the store looking for its mate. Start in the men's, the most likely place. Don't overlook the potential for it to be improperly paired with another jacket or on the floor under the rack. Changing room racks. Womens racks.

Keep your fingers crossed and your hopes down. There is no match more often than not, especially at stores like goodwill who have a central distribution center.
post #68201 of 114416
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

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Originally Posted by socrates View Post

Good luck.  Any tips on how to reunite orphans? 

First things first. Call social services to apply for an orphan reuniting permit.

Once you have the proper credentials, simply find a fantastic suit jacket...such as the Hermes I was working on. Carry it around the store looking for its mate. Start in the men's, the most likely place. Don't overlook the potential for it to be improperly paired with another jacket or on the floor under the rack. Changing room racks. Womens racks.

Keep your fingers crossed and your hopes down. There is no match more often than not, especially at stores like goodwill who have a central distribution center.

Not that this helps, but keep in mind suit pants wear out faster then a jacket so I'm sure a lot of suit jackets get donated due to pants being worn out.

post #68202 of 114416
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Also, big shout outs to Papa-Spoo-meister for hooking me up with 3 Italian bespoke SCs in a trade!!!! Remember those from days ago?! I was super lucky to get all three since 2 gents passed due to fit issue! Those fit me like a glove!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU, SPOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! inlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gifinlove.gif
He even shipped them to me using priority mail due to personal reasons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Spoo is da man. Period. Let's all love him!!!!!!!!!!!! nod%5B1%5D.gif

Mega props to you for a smooth as a babys ass trade and super happy on this end too icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post

STORY TIME
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I just started tutoring in an area about an hour away from my house and it's a pretty nice area. Decided I'd try stopping by one of their thrift stores as I had an extra 20 minutes to kill. Wasn't finding too much, went back to the suit section and immediately pulled this jacket out because the pattern looked so nice. Turns out it's a J. Press 3/2. First time I've ever found J. Press. Probably 42-44, haven't measured yet. Small moth hole on the back. Some quick pics.

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Anyway, as I pick it up I notice something heavy in the pocket. I pick it out and it's a little bag that's quite literally full of gold. About 5 pairs of cufflinks, a bracelet, and a wedding band with an inscription on it. So me being an honest person, I found someone who worked there and showed her. She was extremely grateful for my honesty. We ended up talking for about 10 minutes about it. She told me that someone may end up getting fired for not finding it which made me pretty sad. She said that they most likely wouldn't be able to figure out who donated it and she said I could have a pair of cufflinks in the bag if I wanted to. Without thinking I grabbed two with gold coins on them. They look like this.




The coins are $5 Liberty coins from 1882 which according to http://www.coinstudy.com/liberty-ten-dollar-gold-coin-values.html are worth a minimum of $391 each. Everything else is made of gold as well and I have no idea what an actual value of them would be and I'm not sure if I can get the coins out (or if I would even want to). So one of the best finds from last year was a set of Tiffany's cufflinks that were sold for something like $800 and were paid $5 for. I technically paid $6 for these. We'll see. Either way, being honest is always worth it.

Someone mark this down for thrift of the year nominations.
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

chicanery

great word, not used often enough, and may be a first in this thread.
post #68203 of 114416
One stop, two interesting pickups. Bruno Magli cap toes (used a few time at most), and on the vintage Aloha Shirt theme, a Hookano shirt (1960s?) in minty condition. XXXL!! Perfect for the Bay.





post #68204 of 114416
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Someone mark this down for thrift of the year nominations.
great word, not used often enough, and may be a first in this thread.

I was thinking the same thing. FWIW, it would have been entirely legal for him to empty the pockets and leave without buying the jacket. When a similar issue (but not this cool) came up awhile back on the thread, I asked my lawyer about it and it's the same as finding the ring, links, etc. on a sidewalk. So long as something is in a place accessible to the public, and a jacket pocket in a thrift store qualifies, it's fair game. Nonetheless, a cool story and some cool coins.
post #68205 of 114416
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Originally Posted by mhtcjt37 View Post

Went in one shop today but was very happy with the result. Mind you, I'm in school in a small college town so the idea of finding anything remotely modern SW&D is insane.

Thread synergy FTW. Fits perfectly.

AppleMark

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