Originally Posted by eddievddr10
yup ive had a hard-on for him ever since he left me neutral feedback when he won a pair of new tom ford pants from me for like 25.00 like 2 years ago, i have no problem with what he does but dont advertise something as new when you bought it used.
Yeah, its the dishonesty that gets me too with WNS. Capitalism I'm OK with. Fraud, not so much.
Originally Posted by mexicutioner
but i've seen many exaggerations and a few outright lies regarding condition/provenance on listings by thrift thread regulars...
From the first item I sold, I have done my best to be disclose every defect I've found, and have tried not to commit to provenance without some reasonable quantum of supporting evidence, and where there is ambiguity, I note the ambiguity. If anyone ever sees one of my auctions and notices something I missed or attributed, please let me know. Not trying to be a hero here. I genuinely care about getting it right.
(What Would Cap'n Do)
Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings
+1. Try not putting your hands in your pockets too.
Personally, I think the robo pose sucks. But that's just me. Plus, it was the least in focus of them all.
Originally Posted by capnwes
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.
Just be careful. reuniting orphans is a VERY time consuming passtime. If you're not careful, a quick 30 minute stop can turn into a 3 hour saga to find the missing trou to that 35 year old Oxxford with the boxy cut and the low gorge. Is it a noble beast that deserves salvation? Yes. Is it worth 3 hours of your time? Well, only you can answer that question.
Originally Posted by Brianpore
Bragging from my personal collection (a few might be reposts, but dont remember, sorry in advance, majority are not) but all were thrifted or e-thrifted by me. All available for trade of like quality ties (3.5" or under) only....
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Some excellent stuff. I think the polka dot Canali is my fave.
A long time ago, I did a "thrifted up shirt/tie porn" post, a la the "folded up shirt p0rn" and "rolled up tie p0rn" threads elsewhere. Maybe I'm overdue, since my collection has turned over so much.
My goal was 2 stores, but I only hit 1. Just a measly Burberry blazer. BUT it is dual vented double breasted with chrome logo buttons, so not dissimilar to the Huntsman I posted a fit of a while back. Haven't measured, but I eyeball it in the 42-44 range, so if anyone's interested, get @ me.