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post #73171 of 121300
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SW&D keeps rolling in:



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Thrift fit,
Vintage Sierra Designs 60/40 parka
Barbour
Filson x2, one from Nat
Lake McDonald in Glaicer National Park.

You guys killed it while I was gone! Soooooo much good stuff, I'm not even going to quote anything. Shout out to Gmmcl for some awesome vintage slim fitting patchwork madras trousers that were waiting for me on my return!

 



The Tetons!!!!!! One of my favorite spots on the planet, bar none! Everybody should go there at least once in their lifetime.

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post #73172 of 121300
Thrift stores sell much of their donations down the line to either used clothing exporters or fabric recyclers. If it ends up in the store and is badly damaged, it'll eventually head for one of those two places. Much better for it to end up in either of those places than the trash.
post #73173 of 121300
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Did you see GMMcL's passing reference today about Lake Wobegon in the ebay thread? Is it true that all you folks in Minnesota are above average. Or do you have to be Lutheran and/or Norwegian?

Haha, I did see that. I'm a terrible Minnesotan, though. I have a copy of "Lake Wobegon Days" that I never did get around to reading. It's a staple in any Minnesota household's bookshelf.
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Only all the children are above average. However, the women are strong, and the men are good-looking. Being from Wisconsin, I can attest to that.

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Thrift fit,
Vintage Sierra Designs 60/40 parka
Barbour
Filson x2, one from Nat
Lake McDonald in Glaicer National Park.

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Wow - what a magnificent place to visit! I can't imagine being there in person.
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post #73175 of 121300
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

I think the only modern rugs readily available that will truly increase in value are Persian hand-made silk, as there is still an embargo.  I met with a lady a few weeks ago that had in excess of 400 hand-made Persian silk rugs stacked all over her house - she had collected them as investments and was doing very well re-selling them some 20 or 30 years later.  But at $15 each those Karastans can easily be worth a few hundos more than you paid if in good shape, and depends on the tags (vintage vs. new tagging) and material.  I mean, they are American and machine-made, so they are desirable but not nearly the same thing.  Some longer custom Karastans can fetch more but 12' is standard and yours are probably the 2' to 2'6" width - the wider 2' 10" are pretty scarce and more valuable (so check your size tags / measure!).  Nonetheless I would have loved to find those for $100 - $150 each, so at $15 you did amazingly well. 

These are the 2'10" ones smile.gif ...style 717..one is older than the other..mid 80's-90's on both I think....I have about 8 rugs, ranging from 30-50 years old I think, with a few newer ones...I just always look and buy them if they are handmade...I knew the Karastans were machine loomed, but still a great deal.
post #73176 of 121300
Arrived today just as they were putting out shoes. Puzzled over a pair of U.S. made cowboy boots in 9.5 D that appeared in good condition, but I know nothing about cowboy boots and they didn't have leather soles, so I passed--at three bucks, it wasn't so much the cost as space considerations. The Red Wings have a bit of wear to the soles, nothing serious, but they fit, so if they don't flip (and I think they will) it's not a total loss. The Vasques were no-brainers, GoreTex and all. Looks like someone wore them once and decided that whatever they were doing in them was not something they wanted to do again.
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Eazy, those Glacier pictures are weirding me out. I totally love the place, but haven't been there in at least 15 years (time flies). There was WAY more snow on dem peaks when I saw them, and in late summer. So much for global warming being BS.
post #73177 of 121300
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Found this Sid Mashburn at GW, checked it over, bought it and was all proud of myself:

 

 

Looked good in the store:

 

 

Then I got it home and found this hiding in the rear back pleat:

 

 

Motherf****rs who donate torn / stained / damaged stuff to thrifts really irk me.  Like they think "Oh, those poor people will definitely want to buy my old, faded, stained collar, torn shirt because it's [Brooks Brothers or whatnot] and poor people want to have nice things like this shirt used to be."  Or whatever - no idea what goes thru the mind of someone who donates unusable and unwearable stuff.  For the tax write-off?  If so, that's pretty crummy....

Don't give up hope! You could probably get that fixed. 

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NO SHIRT WILL BE SPARED
post #73179 of 121300
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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

Had a massive haul when I went down to LA this past week for pleasure and work. My haul came from my clients and some consignment stores.
The great thing about this trip was not only the haul but also that I won $2500 playing cards, which covered my new Stoptech brakes and everything else with some $ leftover icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Will try to post pics when I can but brands such as:

Dsquared2 (3 shirts and 1 of the most awesome cardigan/coat/sweater thing), Kiton, 3 Brioni suits and 1 Brioni unstructured SC, Diana Von Furstenberg, Loub's, Sutor's, RLPL, Gant Michael Bastian, Isaia, MMM, Gucci, 5 pairs of women shoes, 1 womens handbag, Finamore, and more I can't remember.

Pretty much all is available and will be up on B&S or ebay unless if something is worked out.

Cheers

Congrats on a great weekend! Looking forward to seeing some stuff on B&S or eBay.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I could not leave this "100% Super Bright Nylon" monsterpiece behind today.

I see only 3 possible scenarios where this shirt could be worn.
1. To the local discotheque on ladies night.
2. For a grand drug exchange, likely to end up featured on world's stupidest criminals.
3. While driving your newly thrifted Ferrari to Goodwill.








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post #73181 of 121300
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Anyone looking for a good deal on a suit hanger for under $15, check out bed, bath and beyond. For 12 bucks these are pretty good. They measure about 18" and just under 2.5" wide at the ends. There were no rough spots at all on these, nice and smooth. They aren't as pretty as the set I have from The Hanger Project, but they seem to be well made.

AppleMark

I myself own about 3 pairs of those exact hangers.  

Upon first inspection, they are great.

Normal use will yield many years.

Dropping them on a carpeted surface at the correct breaking point, will split the piece of shit wood that it is.

But at that price, I'm not going to complain much, the shoulder contour is superb for my Jackets.

(don't forget ur BB&B 20% coupons, and be careful in that "beyond" section)

post #73182 of 121300
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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

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Had a massive haul when I went down to LA this past week for pleasure and work. My haul came from my clients and some consignment stores.
The great thing about this trip was not only the haul but also that I won $2500 playing cards, which covered my new Stoptech brakes and everything else with some $ leftover icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Will try to post pics when I can but brands such as:

Dsquared2 (3 shirts and 1 of the most awesome cardigan/coat/sweater thing), Kiton, 3 Brioni suits and 1 Brioni unstructured SC, Diana Von Furstenberg, Loub's, Sutor's, RLPL, Gant Michael Bastian, Isaia, MMM, Gucci, 5 pairs of women shoes, 1 womens handbag, Finamore, and more I can't remember.

Pretty much all is available and will be up on B&S or ebay unless if something is worked out.

Cheers

Wow! Sounds like a crazy haul! That Brioni S/C sounds interesting!
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I'd love to find some of these Jack Robie shirts in my size. I came across 4 NWOT shirts at my local thrift a year or two ago. Size M too and they fit slim. Passed them onto someone on here. They're great shirts. Excellent cut and really well made.
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Faconnable windowpane w/ Loro Piana silk/wool/linen fabric. 

 

 

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Attolini for Barbera 100% cashmere check 

 

 

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post #73184 of 121300
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

I'd love to find some of these Jack Robie shirts in my size. I came across 4 NWOT shirts at my local thrift a year or two ago. Size M too and they fit slim. Passed them onto someone on here. They're great shirts. Excellent cut and really well made.

Agreed. Colors are great, buttons are great, quality is up there, they're made in America and retail for the same price as PRL. I'm not sure why MC isn't more up in that business. (Is that a real saying?)
post #73185 of 121300
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VOTE FOR ME!

 

you reallly were the best up there , with claymore a close match I think! voted.

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