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+1 Tried a few times to get her to come back, but not in the cards... at least not for now.

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I miss MartiniGirl.

 

Yeah, Pnut makes a good point.  In terms of actual quality trombones, though, most of the Conn you'll see is low-grade stuff (although they do have a couple of professional models).  If you see a trombone with extra tubing at the top and a thumb-valve near where the main slide connects, that's usually a good sign -- they don't put that on starter models, only on college-level and up.  There are of course higher-grade jazz models and trombones for upper-range parts that lack this feature, but generally that's a good start.  Also, hold the assembled trombone by the joint and feel for balance -- like a good blade it should feel stable about this point, and not top- or bottom-heavy.  (I used to play trombone through college.)

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Musical instrument guys, is a Conn trombone worth picking up? What features/attributes should I be looking for?

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I picked up a trumpet at SA few years back--can't recall the brand--and flipped it on CL with no trouble for a pretty nice profit. From my days in high school band, I knew that the valves worked, didn't leak when played and neither slides nor the mouthpiece were stuck. It also had a case. Given that, picking it up was an easy call, especially because I found it during the summer, not long before the start of school. Considering the cost of renting, parents on a budget are happy to pay $200 or so for a serviceable instrument for a kid just starting out. If that Conn was south of $50, not in need of repair, came with a case and not all dented up, I don't think that the model would matter.

 

 

Yeah I am looking for a new phone but all the new ones I've seen are larger than my current one, and it irritates me since my current one fits.  As for a wallet, I just have one of those cardholders -- 2 ID's, 2 cards, insurance card, and then cash (I hate carrying cash, but if need be) in a moneyclip.  Sleek, and without excess bulk.

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being able to get my wallet/cellphone out of the pockets is a plus too.

Seriously! I can't fit my iphone in some of my jeans and need to only bring cash and a cc card - no wallet.

 

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What is this thing? I can't find it on google for the life of me.

 

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It was a few bucks so I picked up just from pure intrigue.

 

That garment bag is great.  I've been looking for one similar, for those long weekends.  Chesterfield is pretty awesome, too.

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Mulholland garment bag. Mine.



Fallan & Harvey bespoke chesterfield icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Was in a store I hadn't been to in a while and made it ot HALF OFF - $5! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Those wingtips are hot.  I love the blue ones especially. Want.

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haven't posted in forever, but it's a holiday... hit 3 stores yesterday, first two were suck, last one coughed up:
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bally blue suede wing tips

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ferragamo brown suede wing tips

 

Oh, and great haul Ray, almost failed to comment since expectations for you are so high.

 

 

UNAVAILABLE

 

L.B.M 1911 linen/cotton, marked EU 50R but sized like 31 (ego-crushing size, no alterations). Fits pretty well actually, so keeping

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recent Zegna for me, replacing a very similar one of lesser quality I've used as a staple

 

 

 

AVAILABLE

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Faconnable 15.5x33 made in USA, french cuff

 

 

Robert Graham fine navy cord shirt, size L  (eminently wearable, actually)

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Local resale shop having a 1/2 off sale today & tomorrow; they have a designer rack where everything is priced top-end, so now was the only time it makes sense to shop there.  Only got a few things from there:

 

Dunhill engineered fit shirt

 

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Edgar Pomeroy handmade bespoke puppytooth jacket, working cuffs.  They had another Pomeroy jacket and 2 or 3 full suits (all with working cuffs); contemplated getting them as well (or maybe going back), but even at 1/2 price they are a bit of a risk.

 

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Zegna Trofeo jacket, working cuffs.

 

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...also went to GW nearby and picked up:

 

NWT Orvis shirt, and a book to go with it

 

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Denon AVR-590 A/V Receiver.  Only a few years old - has 1080p HDMI in/out, 375 watts total, 5.1 surround.  One of the nicer modern receivers I've come across at GW, and I'm a Denon fan in general so it's an autokop for me.  Needs a cleaning but it works.

 

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Happy 4th, gents.
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Iunno about eazy but I am. smile.gif

Made an early morning run to a few stops - wanted to get out and stretch my legs in the car before the cops came out to hunt. Found one donor who was a 16 neck who gave up about 25-30 Hilditch & Key staple shirts. Some with cufflinks in them still. Sweet! If anyone is a 16, let me know. Ill be in the pool drinking the rest of the day though.

Noice. I have completely failed to make ANY 7/4 plans, and will end up just grilling a steak with my sis. Could be worse. Meanwhile, I've been inside all day, photoing, researching and listing thrift finds! I still need to perform my most important Independence Day ritual: drinking a beer on the sidewalk!
A free man in a free country should not fear prohibitions on drinking in public!
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Dang, amigo! You're becoming the Thrift Thread Research Librarian! Nice work!
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Just a couple things.

 

Gant by Michael Bastian A/W 2010 chambray

 

 

Fat guy party animal shirt, just in time for the weekend

 

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Can anyone help me figure out who makes (made?) this Barney's New York coat? There is no fabric tag. No one would just sew a Barney's tag into a jacket made by someone else, right? (I'm paranoid because it turns out the Ebbets Field Flannel jacket I copped recently was just a Dickies jacket that they had sewn letters on.)


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I'm thinking this is a child's size rather than an adult's?

 

BB Fleece is made for children. That's why you see the size difference. 

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Fat guy party animal shirt, just in time for the weekend

 

wow nice print!

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Can anyone help me figure out who makes (made?) this Barney's New York coat? There is no fabric tag. No one would just sew a Barney's tag into a jacket made by someone else, right? (I'm paranoid because it turns out the Ebbets Field Flannel jacket I copped recently was just a Dickies jacket that they had sewn letters on.)]

nothing special, nobody of note. Looks fairly old
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Can anyone help me figure out who makes (made?) this Barney's New York coat? There is no fabric tag. No one would just sew a Barney's tag into a jacket made by someone else, right? (I'm paranoid because it turns out the Ebbets Field Flannel jacket I copped recently was just a Dickies jacket that they had sewn letters on.)
 

 

Vintage [that collar loop tag is pretty old].  I'm sure it's quality vintage and you can enjoy it for years to come.  I'd have picked it up for personal use as well.

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With the temperatures rising it seems the pickings have evaporated around here. Or maybe I'm just more discerning, for myself and for flipping.
I found this Canali tie this evening, complete with a price tag sticker inside the blade. It was $135 new. I'm not sure what year that would date it to. Still, it'll be nice for winter with a tweed.

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With the temperatures rising it seems the pickings have evaporated around here. Or maybe I'm just more discerning, for myself and for flipping.
I found this Canali tie this evening, complete with a price tag sticker inside the blade. It was $135 new. I'm not sure what year that would date it to. Still, it'll be nice for winter with a tweed.

That tie's fantastic IMO.
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Three years in a row I have shot a opossum in my back yard on the 4th of July. I can get away with firing my 20 guage within borough limits since the air is filled with the sound of fireworks and other random gunfire. I have a few more listings to do tonight, but after that....I'm gonna try to make it 4 in a row.

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Me too. I don't usually drink beer, but when I do....I drink what is possibly the worst beer known to man. Unless you are from Baltimore. I'm sure Dig knows what I'm talking about, being from the land of pleasant living and all.


I had Sam Adams' Summer Shandy today. shog[1].gif

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Three years in a row I have shot a opossum in my back yard on the 4th of July. I can get away with firing my 20 guage within borough limits since the air is filled with the sound of fireworks and other random gunfire. I have a few more listings to do tonight, but after that....I'm gonna try to make it 4 in a row.
Evil, nasty little critters.
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