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post #68206 of 115172
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

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.

I was that earlier issue and got quite a bit of flack for it.

VINDICATED.
post #68207 of 115172
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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...

Regarding provenance... Are we supposed to list thrift shop finds as such? If not, we're all bending the truth.
post #68208 of 115172
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post


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

Hold on, brb, getting my dictionary! biggrin.gif

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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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post #68210 of 115172
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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post

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.
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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...
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.
WWCD
(What Would Cap'n Do)
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

+1. Try not putting your hands in your pockets too.
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Personally, I think the robo pose sucks. But that's just me. Plus, it was the least in focus of them all.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

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.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

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.... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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.
post #68211 of 115172

Are Johnston and Murphy any good?  They're all over in the thrift shops here and I've always left them because I figured if they were that plentiful there must not be much of a market.  If they are good, how good are they for flipping if not in my size?

post #68212 of 115172

Went thrifting with evil_abed

 

 

 

 

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post #68213 of 115172
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Originally Posted by Raist View Post

Are Johnston and Murphy any good?  They're all over in the thrift shops here and I've always left them because I figured if they were that plentiful there must not be much of a market.  If they are good, how good are they for flipping if not in my size?

If they are "all over" dosnt that give you a clue......you prob want to look for the stuff that is a little harder to find, just a thought. Second, do you have google or better yet a membership to ebay completed listings? I could help you out as I have google AND a special gold membership to ebay completed listings, but am busy listing things I actually spent time researching before buying, sorry.

 

Honestly 100% not trying to be a dick (hopefully the word dick dosnt start a 500 post tangent), but you make it very hard (see what I did there??)

 

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

 

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Personally, I think the robo pose sucks. But that's just me. Plus, it was the least in focus of them all.

I'm no expert, but a tad tight in the chest and either long in suit sleeves or short in shirt sleeves, I dont see any cuff sticking out. Pants look good though, IMO

post #68214 of 115172
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Originally Posted by Raist View Post

Are Johnston and Murphy any good?  They're all over in the thrift shops here and I've always left them because I figured if they were that plentiful there must not be much of a market.  If they are good, how good are they for flipping if not in my size?

The old Aristocraft line is decent stuff (Allen Edmonds–level) if you find it in good condition. I picked up a pair of J&M Aristocraft burgundy short wings in my size last week and like them a lot. Don't bother with them for flipping, unless it's new old stock or something.
post #68215 of 115172
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

If they are "all over" dosnt that give you a clue......you prob want to look for the stuff that is a little harder to find, just a thought. Second, do you have google or better yet a membership to ebay completed listings? I could help you out as I have google AND a special gold membership to ebay completed listings, but am busy listing things I actually spent time researching before buying, sorry.

 

Honestly 100% not trying to be a dick (hopefully the word dick dosnt start a 500 post tangent), but you make it very hard (see what I did there??)

 

I'm no expert, but a tad tight in the chest and either long in suit sleeves or short in shirt sleeves, I dont see any cuff sticking out. Pants look good though, IMO

The "all over" is exactly the clue that has made me NOT BUY ANY, thus my saying I've ALWAYS LEFT THEM.  I do have google and didn't find anything that would lead me to believe they were worth going back to the store to buy.  But when I see a member who is talking about picking some up I figure maybe there's something that I'm missing.  I didn't know ebay had a special membership for completed listings so I did actually get something I can use out of your post.  Thank you.  I can understand the frustration with a noob who asks a question without trying to do the research first so I didn't think you were trying to be a dick until you said you could help me but wouldn't.  That was kind of a dick thing to say.  That being said, I respect your experience and I have thick skin so no offense was taken.  And yes, I did see what you did there.  You made an elementary play on words.  Bravo.

post #68216 of 115172

It doesn't.  He was just being a dick. 

 

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Originally Posted by Raist View Post

The "all over" is exactly the clue that has made me NOT BUY ANY, thus my saying I've ALWAYS LEFT THEM.  I do have google and didn't find anything that would lead me to believe they were worth going back to the store to buy.  But when I see a member who is talking about picking some up I figure maybe there's something that I'm missing.  I didn't know ebay had a special membership for completed listings so I did actually get something I can use out of your post.  Thank you.  I can understand the frustration with a noob who asks a question without trying to do the research first so I didn't think you were trying to be a dick until you said you could help me but wouldn't.  That was kind of a dick thing to say.  That being said, I respect your experience and I have thick skin so no offense was taken.  And yes, I did see what you did there.  You made an elementary play on words.  Bravo.

post #68217 of 115172
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

It doesn't.  He was just being a dick. 

 

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Originally Posted by Raist View Post

The "all over" is exactly the clue that has made me NOT BUY ANY, thus my saying I've ALWAYS LEFT THEM.  I do have google and didn't find anything that would lead me to believe they were worth going back to the store to buy.  But when I see a member who is talking about picking some up I figure maybe there's something that I'm missing.  I didn't know ebay had a special membership for completed listings so I did actually get something I can use out of your post.  Thank you.  I can understand the frustration with a noob who asks a question without trying to do the research first so I didn't think you were trying to be a dick until you said you could help me but wouldn't.  That was kind of a dick thing to say.  That being said, I respect your experience and I have thick skin so no offense was taken.  And yes, I did see what you did there.  You made an elementary play on words.  Bravo.

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post #68218 of 115172
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

It doesn't.  He was just being a dick. 

 

 

Correction.  Nothing useful was gained.smile.gif

post #68219 of 115172
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

+1. Try not putting your hands in your pockets too.
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Personally, I think the robo pose sucks. But that's just me. Plus, it was the least in focus of them all.

Yeah, it's not the most exciting pose—but it does better allow us to admire the awesome fit/make annoyingly nitpicky comments about the fit. With arms raised and hands in pockets, it's hard to get a good sense of how the garment fits.
post #68220 of 115172
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post


The old Aristocraft line is decent stuff (Allen Edmonds–level) if you find it in good condition. I picked up a pair of J&M Aristocraft burgundy short wings in my size last week and like them a lot. Don't bother with them for flipping, unless it's new old stock or something.

Thanks.  I appreciate the advice.  I may look a little closer next time, if they're in my size.

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