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post #70066 of 118184

Always amazes me with some of the crap Ralph Lauren sells, they also bust out some awesome non-black/purple label stuff. Coolest find of the day and NWOT (still had the tissue paper covering the zippers) biggrin.gif

 

Still trying to figure out the correct description of what this is exactly....

Edit - As close as I can find - Retail was prob close to $500! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=17536176&ab=viewall&view=all&parentPage=family

 

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post #70067 of 118184
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If you ever want to get rid of this, lemme know. fistbump.gif

Fo sho, although, I just showed it to my wife, and she said, and I quote "Ohhhhhh, thats really cool, and it fits you really slim.......sooooo....it would probably fit me too" facepalm.gif
post #70068 of 118184
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Derby day thrift fit. 2nd place horse ruined what would have been an epic windfall for me on the trifecta & superfecta, but Derby day is always fun regardless.

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This is great, love the tie and madras square!
post #70069 of 118184
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Derby day thrift fit. 2nd place horse ruined what would have been an epic windfall for me on the trifecta & superfecta, but Derby day is always fun regardless.

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THat is one amazing fit, the colors go well together  and it it pretty good hanging off you. lifetime keeper for sure

post #70070 of 118184
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

Anyone know anything about the Chanel, it is in perfect condition as far as I can see? I see a bunch of ugly Chanel's going for several hundred dollars on ebay. Is this real or just idiots overpricing them? I thought my son would choke on dinner when he looked these up on my phone. Should I send up the Spoo signal, would he deign to show up for a newbie? He did step all over my post 69999 with his super 50 suit/sc post... nod%5B1%5D.gif

 

Ha, come on man. It looks real to me, good find! That pink is made by Drakes too, it seems.
post #70071 of 118184
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Is there some sort of local thrift store rumor mill?  Do employees follow the drama of flipperdom?  I don't think I've identified a single flipper in Denver, though I have seen carts stacked to the brim with Lucky Brand and stone washed Levi's.

Yup. A group of us regulars sit and shoot the breeze a lot. Nice to get some social time in while thrifting. We all notice the big time flippers and I heard from a lady who lives near by and is there most every day about this haul. I know of at least 10 clothing flippers and about 15 flippers of misc. stuff. Most are pretty cool. Knowledgeable and we share/trade stuff with each other. However, there are several who are very aggressive and talk to nobody.
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It's an overcoat. What exactly qualifies a flight coat? This is pretty much it from tags besides the HF tag inside and the store in Iowa it's from.

Edit - here's what it looks like




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Today's story short, my friend and I decided to get up this morning and leave town for the annual 100 Mile Garage Sale through Minnesota and Wisconsin. Most of the garage sales ended up being a bust but this was found in Red Wing, MN in a thrift. It was also 25% for some reason.

I love the 100 Mile garage sale! Went every year for the past 7 years except for the past two. Had something going on last year and the weather was awful this year. Looks like that coat made the whole trek worth it! There's a small church in Red Wing that participates in the 100 mile sale every year and I found a Thorens turntable there about 5 years ago for like $10.

It's been super slow here lately. It would have been another bust today if not for me stumbling across these two lamps today. I grabbed them because I thought they looked cool. Later on I ducked into a corner of the store and looked at them a bit closer. I pulled off the shade and saw this:



Made me curious. Flipped it over and then saw this. bounce2.gif






Still haven't figured out this iPhone thing yet so I waited till I got home to research them. My eyes just about popped out of my head when I saw the retail price on these.

http://www.lightinguniverse.com/table-lamps/mica-lamp-company-004-01-3-light-smith-mushroom-table-lamp-dark-copper_g327374.html?linkloc=cataLogProductItemsName

http://www.lightinguniverse.com/table-lamps/mica-lamp-company-007-01-smith-beanpot-table-lamp-dark-copper_g148270.html?linkloc=cataLogProductItemsName
post #70072 of 118184
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Ha, come on man. It looks real to me, good find! That pink is made by Drakes too, it seems.


I just got a little dizzy, like the time I met Bill Gates at the MS campus... I just had THE SpooPoker reply directly to my post bigstar[1].gif

 

I kid, I kid. I have been very impressed with all of the help you give out Spoo and that was the reason I decided to give away a few System Wide Upgrades to a member here. You guys sacrifice a lot of your time helping others. I realize it isn't all altruistic, but a big part is and I really like the community you guys have built here.

 

Now my problem is, I love this thread so much and it inspired me to go thrifting and now I have some stuff and no idea what to do with it... My wife is nervous that I am going to take over an entire area of the basement. If anyone is interested in anything please PM me (Post 69999 has day 1's stuff).

post #70073 of 118184
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Ha, come on man. It looks real to me, good find! That pink is made by Drakes too, it seems.


I just got a little dizzy, like the time I met Bill Gates at the MS campus... I just had THE SpooPoker reply directly to my post bigstar[1].gif

 

I kid, I kid. I have been very impressed with all of the help you give out Spoo and that was the reason I decided to give away a few System Wide Upgrades to a member here. You guys sacrifice a lot of your time helping others. I realize it isn't all altruistic, but a big part is and I really like the community you guys have built here.

 

Now my problem is, I love this thread so much and it inspired me to go thrifting and now I have some stuff and no idea what to do with it... My wife is nervous that I am going to take over an entire area of the basement. If anyone is interested in anything please PM me (Post 69999 has day 1's stuff).

I've donated many of things that I bought when I first started...... have a bag going back soon with stuff that I've bought in the last year that never sold... you'll get better and better over time and the more you do it.

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Couple finds.

I think someone found this before. Eazy?

Chipp mooning Santa tie.



BOO shirt for summer. Lightweight crinkly tagged XXL but fits me perfect. Yay inconsistent sizing.

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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

Anyone know anything about the Chanel,
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

It looks real to me, good find! That pink is made by Drakes too, it seems.

Yes, the labeling looks very similar to the one I found Spoo, how could you tell it was made by Drakes? Granted, mine said Made in Italy on the material tag, so mine wasn't Drakes. But just curious.
(Also, I know this isn't the right thread necessarily, but I see a great deal of variance on sold items. Seems like some are worth a LOT, and others more modest -- sort of like Versace, I guess. Is there a way to tell the really desirable ones from the not so?)
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

Now my problem is, I love this thread so much and it inspired me to go thrifting and now I have some stuff and no idea what to do with it... My wife is nervous that I am going to take over an entire area of the basement. If anyone is interested in anything please PM me (Post 69999 has day 1's stuff).
Luckily, you've got a whole community here of similarly minded folks who would love to trade with you. Check out this thread:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/287214/the-un-official-thrift-buy-sell-trade-want-thread/800_100#post_6321096
Caution: As you've no doubt already noticed, we can be quite picky. So don't be surprised if some of the more common stuff (e.g., PRL and Brooks Brothers) doesn't get snapped up. But keep reading and keep shopping.
Edit: Oh, DIBS 42R!
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Originally Posted by Randomore View Post

Couple finds.
I think someone found this before. Eazy?
Chipp mooning Santa tie.
Nope. Someone found the Chipp Santa pooping tie. We had fun creating a subtitle for that one. I liked "WOW, someone's been REALLY bad this year."
post #70076 of 118184
I went to a Basenotes meeting today and discovered that an op shop find I had a few months ago was far better than I'd ever imagined.

What I'd found was two almost full bottles of after shave for $5 each. One was Chanel Pour Monsieur, the other was Dior Jules. I only took them along today to ask the experts if they were fakes, and get their opinion of the condition. They were all ecstatic over the Jules, which I found out is long discontinued and impossible to find anywhere, at any price. Both scents are in perfect condition. One attendee the founder of a local parfumerie, was absolutely ecstatic about it, saying he hadn't smelt Jules since he was a very young man, and it brought back a heap of memories for him. i gave him a sample of it, and he was thrilled.
post #70077 of 118184
Nataku - DAMN! Nice score on those lamps!

Gmmcl - Its drakes per this label :



Drakes used that label before they moved into this one :



..and PS - back to my 50+ unit haul, I went back to the scene of the crime yesterday and raided it even further. 10 macclesfield pocket squares, 60s BB made in england cummerbund, ll bean norwegian sweater, 10 more wacko tweeds for fall, isaia for Paul Stuart suit, two of the most caddyshacklicious FU bananas amazaballs pants that you have ever seen in your life, from the 60s or 70s. Some more bespoke stuff from the 70s and 80s, 8 Turnbull & Asser ties, a rare (to me) Chipp "Chippmunk" emblematic tie with crocodile heads, 3 made in france 100% cashmere scarves, double faced silk/wool macclesfield scarf, bunch of BB suits, etc etc etc. theres that.
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Burberry London but made in USA NOT by Hickey Freeman puzzled.gif Sweet Black/Gray Houndstooth!

 

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Side Note

 

spam[1].gif No, I did not rob an Isaia display. Only time I'll talk about it here... just giving the thread a heads up as hopefully this stuff should go fast. spam[1].gif

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/346903/isaia-napoli-super-huge-megathread-suits-sport-coats-jackets-pants-ties-hangers-pins-tons-of-sizes-low-prices/0_100#post_6326770


Edited by Brianpore - 5/5/13 at 7:06am
post #70079 of 118184
Bought an amazing and bulletproof tweed jacket from J. Press yesterday. MTM, dated 1953. Haven't shot any pics yet, but I'll try to share them here.
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

 

I think we have lots of volume passing through, but few seem to have figured out the viable business model using the clothes that we covet, which I am totally fine with.

I am from Denver as well. I've notice a lot of my favorite shops go in waves. They will have a ton of great stuff then nothing for two months. What area are you guys in?

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