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Seriously, nice find e
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

This was tagged as a men's blazer, but I probably should have picked it up, right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old rive gauche is all over the place bay wise...

mostly not doing too well

post #70593 of 134601
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

That ndg is hot

I wish it was my size. baldy[1].gif
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Between thrifting and discount I have been forced into a serious culling of my wardrobe. Going through pants and you'll never guess what rolled outta my pockets... 

 

 

 

Spoilered because the thrift tie in is tenuous at best but if you like poker... (Click to show)

AppleMark

 
A few years ago I ethrifted 400 of these from an archivist who worked for Miramax. They are the actual chips used on the set of the movie Rounders. I think that in the last few years Miramax has released the rest of the chips but at the time they were the only 400 outside of the studio.
 
The original seller had listed 200 of them in the poker chips section of e bay and was getting little action. I contacted him to make sure he wasn't sitting on thousands of the damn things and when I found out he had only 400 we struck a deal off ebay.
 
I placed a 200 chip set with a movie type collector in Texas for 12K and sold off the remaining $100 chips in two chip sets for $150 a set.
 
Or so I thought. Apparently I have one set left!

 

post #70595 of 134601
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Originally Posted by messenger309 View Post

Between thrifting and discount I have been forced into a serious culling of my wardrobe. Going through pants and you'll never guess what rolled outta my pockets... 


Spoilered because the thrift tie in is tenuous at best but if you like poker... (Click to show)
AppleMark

 
A few years ago I ethrifted 400 of these from an archivist who worked for Miramax. They are the actual chips used on the set of the movie Rounders. I think that in the last few years Miramax has released the rest of the chips but at the time they were the only 400 outside of the studio.
 
The original seller had listed 200 of them in the poker chips section of e bay and was getting little action. I contacted him to make sure he wasn't sitting on thousands of the damn things and when I found out he had only 400 we struck a deal off ebay.
 
I placed a 200 chip set with a movie type collector in Texas for 12K and sold off the remaining $100 chips in two chip sets for $150 a set.
 
Or so I thought. Apparently I have one set left!

I know we generally focus on clothes, but I nominate that for Overall Best Thrift of the Decade.
post #70596 of 134601

Is anyone familiar with a brand called Burma Wear Inc? I found this Schott-esque motorcycle jacket the other day, but can't find anything about the brand. It doesn't feel like the greatest leather ever, but it does feel pretty durable and heavy. Size Large, Made in Pakistan. Here are some photos, sorry for the iPhone pics.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #70597 of 134601
Not exactly sure what I am looking at here. Anybody familiar with Borrelli's luxury vintage line?












post #70598 of 134601
luxury vintage is a notch below mainline nice find!
post #70599 of 134601
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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post

luxury vintage is a notch below mainline nice find!

Thanks!
post #70600 of 134601
Navy BB Golden Fleece - working cuffs. The tag inside says 100% camel hair, but it doesn't look like camel hair. It is soft, though. I thought camel hair typically had a fluffier weave than this...
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post #70601 of 134601
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Originally Posted by messenger309 View Post

Between thrifting and discount I have been forced into a serious culling of my wardrobe. Going through pants and you'll never guess what rolled outta my pockets... 


Spoilered because the thrift tie in is tenuous at best but if you like poker... (Click to show)
AppleMark

 
A few years ago I ethrifted 400 of these from an archivist who worked for Miramax. They are the actual chips used on the set of the movie Rounders. I think that in the last few years Miramax has released the rest of the chips but at the time they were the only 400 outside of the studio.
 
The original seller had listed 200 of them in the poker chips section of e bay and was getting little action. I contacted him to make sure he wasn't sitting on thousands of the damn things and when I found out he had only 400 we struck a deal off ebay.
 
I placed a 200 chip set with a movie type collector in Texas for 12K and sold off the remaining $100 chips in two chip sets for $150 a set.
 
Or so I thought. Apparently I have one set left!

Jesus christ. Do you know what I would do for a set of those?! Paulson top and cane too....right? on the left looks like it.
post #70602 of 134601
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Jesus christ. Do you know what I would do for a set of those?! Paulson top and cane too....right? on the left looks like it.

Actually no. All the chips were made by ASM (American Standard Molding) which IMHO make the best poker chips out there. I much prefer them over the Paulson's (although really we are really splitting hairs here). The thing I like most about the ASM chips is that as they wear you can start to see the brass powder fill show through. Very old school.

 

Spoo, you should have seen the 200 chip set I sold. Had chips in all denoms from $1 to $500, most of which you never see in the movie.

post #70603 of 134601
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Originally Posted by messenger309 View Post

Actually no. All the chips were made by ASM (American Standard Molding) which IMHO make the best poker chips out there. I much prefer them over the Paulson's (although really we are really splitting hairs here). The thing I like most about the ASM chips is that as they wear you can start to see the brass powder fill show through. Very old school.

Spoo, you should have seen the 200 chip set I sold. Had chips in all denoms from $1 to $500, most of which you never see in the movie.

I wouldnt have spent 12k on it, but I would have been tempted to. Do you know how sick that would have made my home game?! smile.gif
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Hey Eazy, you still have this? Might have something to go with it....

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

A couple more for the bike nerds. I also forgot the best part, it's my size!!!!
AppleMark
 
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


Thanks! I like day 3

But the fit above is from the winter. Here was today's thrift fit: It was cold again here, hence the flannel trou and cashmere SC.

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HF custom (for someone else; it's secondhand)
British Textiles (by Ascot Chang)
Some bespoke Neapolitain tiemaker I can't recall -- again, secondhand
Square unknown; silk
Trafalgar
Corneliani
Pantherella
Alden for Peal

 

Just want you to know I gave you a thumb for that fit, but you really ought to get the pants tapered a bit. Also, Alden makes Peal & Co? I thought Peal was always made by C&J or Sargent.

 

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Originally Posted by Tyrone MacStiophain View Post

Then here I though, "that sounds like a name I heard on one o' them intertumblers", then I thought "Made In China", and passed. Are these any good?

 

Montreal-based company where they send you several things every month, and whatever you send back whatever you don't like. Everything under $50. Unless it fits you well, it probably isn't worth it. Kind of an abhorrent business model if you ask me, but it is smart for people who wouldn't otherwise go shopping (read: most guys).

 

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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

This was tagged as a men's blazer, but I probably should have picked it up, right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depends on the price, but it looks like kind of a cool piece.

 

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


I wish it was my size. baldy[1].gif

 

What size IS it?

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