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post #71071 of 114524
I wonder what the VICE people would think of Spoo and DM7. Da gangstaz of thrift
post #71072 of 114524

Speaking of actually thrifting stuff... I hit up three shops this morning and came out fairly empty handed. I'm starting to collect these LL Bean Norwegian Heritage sweaters...

 

-LL Bean Womens Heritage Norwegian Wool Sweater -Large (available)

-Clan Douglas (for Nordstroms) Cashmere Vest, navy blue -Mens Large (available)

-Oboz hiking boots (waterproof) -Mens 10 and Mens 8 (mens 8 are not pictured) -available

 

 

post #71073 of 114524
Spoo's got some competition....
post #71074 of 114524
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Regarding posts about flipping, and thrifting exposure:

 

Quite obviously, I post a ton of items that I intend to sell. I post them because I think they were cool finds, and I don't mention the flipping aspect. For me, posting is not money related: it's about sharing my excitement about items that I find.  That's not meant as a defense, or judgement upon people who do otherwise, it's merely an explanation of my approach to posting.

 

The whole exposure to thrifting deal... well... I don't take it that seriously.  Part of that is the fact that thrifting is already very hot in the LA area.  From a business perspective, I try to diversify my thrifting strategy, which helps counter the "drying up" of certain stores.

 

Other than that, I want to mention that I wish I still posted a bunch. Part of it is time constraints, and part of it is lack of motivation to post. I was a bit of a drama queen (ironically, Frenchy and I are friends now), and that left a bad taste in many members' mouths. I was young and restless, what can I say. However, because of that truth, my posts aren't as well received as initially. I wish that weren't the case, but I have mostly myself to blame.

 

On the entrepreneurship front, I'm working on some very exciting projects. For me, the "business of thrifting" has become a multifaceted and creative endeavor. It has changed my life. I left college, shifted much of my life direction, and now run small business with Connor (Mainy). I am happier, and more comfortable with myself than I have ever been! 

 

As this has progressed, I have also become much more interested in fashion itself. Initially, I was obsessive about quality: I had an eye for quality, construction, etc. Now that's changing. I feel comfortable dressing in tune with my emotions. I'm almost at the point where I'm the guy walking down the street in full goth-ninja garb. That is something that I would have never felt comfortable with.

 

 

 

In the last week I've hung out with an immensely talented designer, and have all but finalized a large purchase from a popular streetwear brand. I'm continuously growing, learning, and am enthralled doing so.

 

Here's my advice to all of you.  My dad is a geologist. Many of my excursions as a kid were gold panning, fossil hunting, metal detecting, etc. That is what thrifting is and should always be to me: a treasure hunt.

Why, do tell!?

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

+1000

Winter is coming. Episode 8 just came out!

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Originally Posted by green_machine View Post

Spoo's got some competition....

Pfftt, prolly just a rental.

post #71075 of 114524
Kinda dull day


Faconnable wool/cashmere dual vented shacket w/ suede elbow patches. Is this pattern birdeye?


PRL Italy herringbone utility shirt, more leather patches + smoked MOP buttons. Does Corneliani do PRL Italy's shirts as well?



some trousers

AG (for a friend)


Save Khaki - I bought these for a buddy who just lost a bunch of weight but I after this picture I think they might be women's shog[1].gif


Allsaints



Does anyone know this brand? I'm keeping the tie as I like the pattern and hand. Seems like it was a Filene's brand?
post #71076 of 114524
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post




Anyone seen these before, research seems to indicate quality.
Russell Moccasin Co. 12 in "Yuma" Styling
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NOS Vintage Supreme Work Boots 12 E

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Russells are very well made and made pretty close to me. Pretty sought after too. Nice find! Those boots = drool.gif

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Originally Posted by LeafAndArrow View Post

All this car talk has inspired me to share my own thrift -for-car story. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
About 3 years ago I was in the Downtown Oakland (CA) Salvation army. Had canvassed the store with nothing to show for it. Was heading for the exit past the maternity clothing, and lo and behold, I spot 7 vintage Schott one star 613s from the 60s and 70s in a neat little row amongst the mumus . This place is awash with flippers, albeit in the middle of a sea of fish markets and massage parlors in Oakland Chinatown, so I nearly swallowed my tongue in shock that they were still there (might have been cached there for all I know). I bought them all at about 20 bucks a jacket, and sold them all to the tune of about 3k between Craigslist and eBay.

I turned around and a few weeks later used the dough to buy a 1964 Plymouth Valiant (CA car, perfect running cond) from a very elderly gent in Redwood City. Her name is Orabelle, incidentally

I did all of this without telling my wife, which was just an awful idea, but there it is. So after picking up the Valiant, I go to pick her up from the Bart station, and she nearly beheaded me in rage. Though now the car is one of her favorite things in the world, so I feel both vindicated, and thrift empowered.

The end



Awesome story and gorgeous ride! Well done! I'm super envious of that car..... worship.gif
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post

Ive not posted in super long, but here is a roll call on my latest finds:
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  • Oxxford N3 Sport Coat, in a lovely brown and cream micro check super 120's, double vented, 0 shoulder padding
  • Belvest cream, red, and blue Sheppard Check, amazing fabric and fit
  • Chicago made SC in a Blue background, with a brown and dark blue over check, loro piana 100% cashmere, fully canvassed, exstensive handwork, double vented-the damn fabric not only looks amazing, but hot dam the hand of it is insane, very lightly padded shoulders

A shit load of pocket squares, all hand rolled, most are vintage, I also started picking up vintage fabrics and making my own hand rolled pocket squares. Its super fun and very much helps me understand the difference in quality of squares out there.
Also have taken a few stabs at antiquing shoes-meaning changing the colors and dying shoes. Again, super fun, but wow a lot of work.


Glad to see you're still thrifting! Nice finds as well. cheers.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Regarding posts about flipping, and thrifting exposure:

Quite obviously, I post a ton of items that I intend to sell. I post them because I think they were cool finds, and I don't mention the flipping aspect. For me, posting is not money related: it's about sharing my excitement about items that I find.  That's not meant as a defense, or judgement upon people who do otherwise, it's merely an explanation of my approach to posting.

The whole exposure to thrifting deal... well... I don't take it that seriously.  Part of that is the fact that thrifting is already very hot in the LA area.  From a business perspective, I try to diversify my thrifting strategy, which helps counter the "drying up" of certain stores.

Other than that, I want to mention that I wish I still posted a bunch. Part of it is time constraints, and part of it is lack of motivation to post. I was a bit of a drama queen (ironically, Frenchy and I are friends now), and that left a bad taste in many members' mouths. I was young and restless, what can I say. However, because of that truth, my posts aren't as well received as initially. I wish that weren't the case, but I have mostly myself to blame.

On the entrepreneurship front, I'm working on some very exciting projects. For me, the "business of thrifting" has become a multifaceted and creative endeavor. It has changed my life. I left college, shifted much of my life direction, and now run small business with Connor (Mainy). I am happier, and more comfortable with myself than I have ever been! 

As this has progressed, I have also become much more interested in fashion itself. Initially, I was obsessive about quality: I had an eye for quality, construction, etc. Now that's changing. I feel comfortable dressing in tune with my emotions. I'm almost at the point where I'm the guy walking down the street in full goth-ninja garb. That is something that I would have never felt comfortable with.

In the last week I've hung out with an immensely talented designer, and have all but finalized a large purchase from a popular streetwear brand. I'm continuously growing, learning, and am enthralled doing so.

Here's my advice to all of you.  My dad is a geologist. Many of my excursions as a kid were gold panning, fossil hunting, metal detecting, etc. That is what thrifting is and should always be to me: a treasure hunt.

Very well put! I'm also very happy to read that your new direction in life is going well. That's what matters really is your happiness. Kudos!
post #71077 of 114524
Today's Finds:

Barney's New York, has a small snag I clipped off but I'm keeping it for myself.
Duchamp Made in England....this thing might be the skeet blanket of ties





Size 36 NOS Polo Shorts...Made in the US and still have the "Inspected By" sticker on the inside...available


post #71078 of 114524
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

Today's Finds:

Barney's New York, has a small snag I clipped off but I'm keeping it for myself.
Duchamp Made in England....this thing might be the skeet blanket of ties


 

Dayum, that Duchamp is going to be hot on d'bay fosho.

post #71079 of 114524
Stopped at GW to donate some stuff...

Picked up a Luciano Barbera tie (a first for me) and an EZ shirt (L, 43). Both available.

post #71080 of 114524
Quote:
Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

Today's Finds:

Barney's New York, has a small snag I clipped off but I'm keeping it for myself.
Duchamp Made in England....this thing might be the skeet blanket of ties


 

Dayum, that Duchamp is going to be hot on d'bay fosho.

$$$$$$$$$$

post #71081 of 114524
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

$$$$$$$$$$

Wait, hes going to sell those? For money? The nerve.
post #71082 of 114524

Sigh.  Too lazy to quote everyone, but I clearly am not of the same mind as most.  Oh well.  I haven't posted my finds here anyway in months, so it doesn't really matter.  Like DM7, I can't much be bothered to anymore.  And feelings of thread entropy, I suppose.  I have made it a point to make just one relevant post after shitting all over the thread the last few times I have, then disappear for a few months.  So I'll continue the trend I guess.

 

 

All are from today

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Lanvin, recent Canali, recent/selvedge Zegna, Zegna, Zegna, CT (liked color)

Ben Silver "Federalist Society" specialty tie, Adam Smith tie (same guy obvi), Charvet, Charvet, Oxxford (left another made in Italy - Kiton? - because of a hole)

 

 

 

 

Florsheim Imperial longwing pebble grain

 

 

Southwick loose weave brass btn, recent Brooks Bros 3/2 patch pocket Loro Piana S110s, PRL 6/2 DB side vented w/PRL buttons

 

 

super recent Burberry x2, Skeet, Peter Millar

H. Herzfeld (well respected shop on Madison Ave - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204781804577269793844153500.html), Paul Smith, BB slim fit patchwork madras

 

 

(left row) Zanella, Zanella, Zanella, Samuelsohn Italy

Right) Canali, Canali, Canali

 

 

PRL summer, Brooks summer, Bill's Khaki

 

 

Brooks 6/2 DB (first I've ever seen)

 

 

recent Burberry London tux coat, recent HF

 

 

 

Cooper A-2 bomber/flight jacket (repro? date? Repro is my guess since it's immaculate.  Still, real goatskin leather, desired.)

 

 

 

 

 

Loro Piana storm system quilted vest w/cashmere lining

post #71083 of 114524
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Wait, hes going to sell those? For money? The nerve.

crackup[1].gif

post #71084 of 114524
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Sigh.  Too lazy to quote everyone, but I clearly am not of the same mind as most.  Oh well.  I haven't posted my finds here anyway in months, so it doesn't really matter.  Like DM7, I can't much be bothered to anymore.  And feelings of thread entropy, I suppose.  I have made it a point to make just one relevant post after shitting all over the thread the last few times I have, then disappear for a few months.  So I'll continue the trend I guess.

 

 

All are from today

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Lanvin, recent Canali, recent/selvedge Zegna, Zegna, Zegna, CT (liked color)

Ben Silver "Federalist Society" specialty tie, Adam Smith tie (same guy obvi), Charvet, Charvet, Oxxford (left another made in Italy - Kiton? - because of a hole)

 

 

 

 

Florsheim Imperial longwing pebble grain

 

 

Southwick loose weave brass btn, recent Brooks Bros 3/2 patch pocket Loro Piana S110s, PRL 6/2 DB side vented w/PRL buttons

 

 

super recent Burberry x2, Skeet, Peter Millar

H. Herzfeld (well respected shop on Madison Ave - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204781804577269793844153500.html), Paul Smith, BB slim fit patchwork madras

 

 

Zanella, Zanella, Samuelsohn Italy

Canali, Canali, Canali

 

 

PRL summer, Brooks summer, Bill's Khaki

 

 

Brooks 6/2 DB (first I've ever seen)

 

 

recent Burberry London tux coat, recent HF

 

 

 

Cooper A-2 (repro? date? Repro is my guess since it's immaculate.  Still, real goatskin leather, desired.)

 

 

 

 

 

Loro Piana storm system quilted vest w/cashmere lining

 

 

 

 

Here I am, photographing stuffs, when that post comes across...

 

 

 

awesome haul.

post #71085 of 114524
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Sigh.  Too lazy to quote everyone, but I clearly am not of the same mind as most.  Oh well.  I haven't posted my finds here anyway in months, so it doesn't really matter.  Like DM7, I can't much be bothered to anymore.  And feelings of thread entropy, I suppose.  I have made it a point to make just one relevant post after shitting all over the thread the last few times I have, then disappear for a few months.  So I'll continue the trend I guess.

 

 

All are from today

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Lanvin, recent Canali, recent/selvedge Zegna, Zegna, Zegna, CT (liked color)

Ben Silver "Federalist Society" specialty tie, Adam Smith tie (same guy obvi), Charvet, Charvet, Oxxford (left another made in Italy - Kiton? - because of a hole)

 

 

 

 

Florsheim Imperial longwing pebble grain

 

 

Southwick loose weave brass btn, recent Brooks Bros 3/2 patch pocket Loro Piana S110s, PRL 6/2 DB side vented w/PRL buttons

 

 

super recent Burberry x2, Skeet, Peter Millar

H. Herzfeld (well respected shop on Madison Ave - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204781804577269793844153500.html), Paul Smith, BB slim fit patchwork madras

 

 

(left row) Zanella, Zanella, Zanella, Samuelsohn Italy

Right) Canali, Canali, Canali

 

 

PRL summer, Brooks summer, Bill's Khaki

 

 

Brooks 6/2 DB (first I've ever seen)

 

 

 

 

recent Burberry London tux coat, recent HF

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Cooper A-2 bomber/flight jacket (repro? date? Repro is my guess since it's immaculate.  Still, real goatskin leather, desired.)

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Loro Piana storm system quilted vest w/cashmere lining

Bad ass!!!!!!!!!!! $$$$$$$$$$$$$

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