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post #70801 of 102759
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Speaking of...anyone else see Spoo's most recent Tumblr post yet? Holy Moses.

I did and can only assume that was what he was speaking of when he told me he was "saving up for something" a couple of months ago. I'll wait for more deets, but big congrats if he realized his dream. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #70802 of 102759
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Nice find. There have been a handful of others, including some cashmere knits from Nataku (I think)


Yup, that as last year I think I got those.
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post


It's weird, I feel like there are more record flippers out, and more records coming out. I was at a shop that doesn't announce when new carts are rolling out (some do) and I found a guy sitting in a chair with probably 30 records in his lap. FML, most looked pretty minty, didm't get to see what he took with, but did check his reject stack. He asked a few employees if there was more vinyl coming out they said maybe. He ended up not being able to wait, so the next stack was all mine. 

Definitely are. There seems to be more than ever out and about. Got beat to the bunch by both a younger woman and an older guy on a killer progressive rock haul. King Crimson, Soft Machine, etc. The bizzare, hard to find stuff that I'm actually into which made it suck that much more seeing it hauled away for. 50 each in someone else's hands!
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Originally Posted by Tyrone MacStiophain View Post

I passed on a Robert Talbott 7-fold, because I can't see myself wearing an intense purple and black, heavyweight tie.
Am I out of my mind?

Yes. These are gold. I would have at least grabbed it to pass onto someone on here. That's a really cool pattern. I'd rock it!
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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

I snagged 2 william reid pieces, that was billy reids first line, right?

Yup, pretty hard to find too. I found a William Reid shirt or something years back. Not sure what ever happened to it.
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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

First of all, anyone have much experience with William Reid? From what I can see, its BReids precursor, and snagged a few pieces today. Also, any feedback on Madeline Finn? I don't think i've ever seen it on here, or in person before, but snagged a shirt today, it seems to have quite nice fabric, and massive chunky MOP's.

See above for WR. Madeline Finn makes some damn nice stuff. Made by the New England Shirt Co. if I remember right. A couple local men's shops carry the line and I've found them here and there. They fit a bit big, though.
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

We were just talking this morning about biting the bullet and dropping $350-$400 on a new one, when I found this:
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Vintage EMS made in Boston Mass tent. Dated 1981, I honestly think it was never set up. Fucking pristine! And even came with an old tube of seam sealer. It's no mountain tent, but for $8, I'm pleased.

So jealous right now! Wow! bounce2.gif

Post a pic when you get it set up, if you can! I'd love to see it. A-frame or dome?
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Originally Posted by dexconstruct View Post

The thrift where I picked up the Hermes scarf has two parts, a boutique and a warehouse. I usually check the warehouse since the boutique is often overpriced crap. Decided to stop into today to find these waiting for me. All minty. Above regular thrift prices, but I think it will be worth it. 


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Tincati pinstripe in Super 160's. From what I've read, Tincati is supposed to be in the same tier as Brioni or Kiton 


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Silk/wool houndstooth 

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Tan blazer 

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Pure cashmere houndstooth

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Silk/wool houndstooth

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Oxxford Crest silk/wool

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Staple pinstripe 

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Staple mini-stripe

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Cashmere/wool flannel pinstripe 

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Bankers stripe 

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Staple navy solid in Super 150's 

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Insane tux in Super 180's 

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Pure insanity!! Jeez! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

another brand I don't know, ls polo n/a
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post #70803 of 102759
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Those are a lock for the 2013 Cheapies.

But seriously, selvedge or not, why are you buying Abercrombie jeans in the first place?

Those were the first selvage I ever thrifted. A year ago? I modified them and threw them in the trash.
post #70804 of 102759
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

 

Fine pick-up.


Your size if you want 'em. Did pay $17 for them though.

post #70805 of 102759
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post


Speaking of...anyone else see Spoo's most recent Tumblr post yet? Holy Moses.

http://lacasuarina.tumblr.com/post/50675060201/hard-fucking-work-and-dedication-pays-off-more


OMG, did Spoo just thrifted a Ferrari???!!!

post #70806 of 102759
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Originally Posted by green_machine View Post


If you spend 50 to make 100, that's a 200% profit. Not bad. Especially for him picking up 3 pairs of nwot shoes.

Get a credit card and buy the items with it. list the items as soon as u get home. Get paid after a week auction and you have the money to pay the credit card off plus your profits.

 

I'm well fed on the credit card diet.  I started using those to buy high end bikes that I had planned on selling within a reasonable amount of time.  Turns out, like many of us, I am a hoarder.

 

Today I found a butcher stripe Loden Dager shirt (L) and some RRL selvage denim (31 x 34).  Pics later.

post #70807 of 102759
Any 46's interested in pure cashmere Chester Barrie or Sulka suits/jackets. 45 each I can cop for you.
post #70808 of 102759


I thrifted a Ferrari.

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Many years ago,when I started flipping from thrifts and realized that you could make money in this thing of ours, I thought it was awesome. I thought it was great that I bought a jacket for $10 and sold it for $50. I used to use the money for extra stuff, like more clothes, and other stuff.

But then I read the book about the red paperclip and said Hmmm. Taking something thats treated as disposable and turning it into something so huge. Thats something. So, I started a plan. I would take every profit I made off of a thrifted item - nothing to do with LuxeSwap and anything from my business, but things that I found at thrifts and consignment shops and sold, and started a savings account for this. It took a long time, but finally, a dream has been realized. This car was born of things that nobody else wanted. Things that people discarded. I wanted to be able to say I thrifted a Ferrari. And I did. Countless hours of searching through Goodwills and Salvation Armys will be reincarnated as hours of enjoyment driving at extraordinarily high rates of speed. smile.gif

So to anyone who is reading this and has a dream that you never thought you could attain, something that you always wanted but never got or couldnt afford, Im here to tell you that with hard fucking work and dedication, some luck, some elbow grease, and some sacrifice, dreams can come true. Mine just did.

Now, Ive got a tach to redline, catch you guys in a bit.

Oh, and this is available.

post #70809 of 102759

Went back. These were actually at thrift prices. 

 

 

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Custom made jacket made by Sartoria Ravazollo. The Loro Piana Cruise Line cashmere/silk fabric on this thing is the most insanely soft fabric I've ever felt. Crazy. An older lady in line with me just started rubbing it and asking what it was made out of. 

 

 

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Barbera cords 

 

 

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Brioni cream trousers 

 

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Orvis crazy dog shirt 

 

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RLPL trousers

 

 

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Jil Sander for uniqlo women's shirt, not sure if its worth much

 

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Loro Piana purple dress shirt, store had tagged it "Lord Tiana" 

 

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And then I ran across this clothes rack hanging out near the dumpster behind Marshalls. I was gonna buy one today. 

 

 

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And FYI, if any 46-48Rs are looking for a nice 3/2 sack suit, I left one with this label there. It was a staple pinstripe, and I THINK that the silver label is Martin Greenfield. Anyone know? 

 

 

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Edited by dexconstruct - 5/17/13 at 5:55pm
post #70810 of 102759
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post



I thrifted a Ferrari.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Many years ago,when I started flipping from thrifts and realized that you could make money in this thing of ours, I thought it was awesome. I thought it was great that I bought a jacket for $10 and sold it for $50. I used to use the money for extra stuff, like more clothes, and other stuff.

But then I read the book about the red paperclip and said Hmmm. Taking something thats treated as disposable and turning it into something so huge. Thats something. So, I started a plan. I would take every profit I made off of a thrifted item - nothing to do with LuxeSwap and anything from my business, but things that I found at thrifts and consignment shops and sold, and started a savings account for this. It took a long time, but finally, a dream has been realized. This car was born of things that nobody else wanted. Things that people discarded. I wanted to be able to say I thrifted a Ferrari. And I did. Countless hours of searching through Goodwills and Salvation Armys will be reincarnated as hours of enjoyment driving at extraordinarily high rates of speed. smile.gif

So to anyone who is reading this and has a dream that you never thought you could attain, something that you always wanted but never got or couldnt afford, Im here to tell you that with hard fucking work and dedication, some luck, some elbow grease, and some sacrifice, dreams can come true. Mine just did.

Now, Ive got a tach to redline, catch you guys in a bit.

Oh, and this is available.


Way to go, bro. Something for us all to aspire to.
post #70811 of 102759
+100! Way to go, Spoo! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Have fun!
post #70812 of 102759
In the field. Found a lanvin but really old I think single vent patch pockets. Worth picking up?
post #70813 of 102759
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

In the field. Found a lanvin but really old I think single vent patch pockets. Worth picking up? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Nope but are you trolling us, bro? puzzled.gif

post #70814 of 102759
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Originally Posted by dexconstruct View Post

Went back. These were actually at thrift prices. 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Custom made jacket made by Sartoria Ravazollo. The Loro Piana Cruise Line cashmere/silk fabric on this thing is the most insanely soft fabric I've ever felt. Crazy. An older lady in line with me just started rubbing it and asking what it was made out of. 

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

Barbera cords 

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

Brioni cream trousers 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

Orvis crazy dog shirt 

 

AppleMark

 

 

RLPL trousers

 

 

AppleMark

 

Jil Sander for uniqlo women's shirt, not sure if its worth much

 

AppleMark

 

 

Loro Piana purple dress shirt, store had tagged it "Lord Tiana" 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

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And then I ran across this hanging out near the dumpster behind Marshalls. I was gonna buy one today. 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

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And FYI, if any 46-48Rs are looking for a nice 3/2 sack suit, I left one with this label there. It was a staple pinstripe, and I THINK that the silver label is Martin Greenfield. Anyone know? 

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

Brb, dumpster diving behind Marshall's.

post #70815 of 102759
Nice Spoo! I have a similar goal. Not getting a Ferrari, but rather paying off my student loans and mortgage in the next five years. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation!
Edited by capnwes - 5/17/13 at 6:16pm
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