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post #77416 of 124720
Stupid question.

Gator vs croc? Is one more common or sought after than the other?



And can I use regular polish?
post #77417 of 124720
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Originally Posted by sthenosall View Post

I picked up a few things yesterday while in somewhat of a rush. Don't feel like going out to m car to get the other stuff right now but I have a few questions about this.



It's a nice heavy flannel with an elongated throat latch and shoulder straps. Two chest pockets cut in the western style. Is it called a western flannel?

Also, what kind of buttons are these? Their pretty nice. Not the snap kind I see on so many western style shirts.


I thrifted 2 of those - one in that colour - NWT last year. At that time I could still find the listing for it online. I'm making dinner right now but PM and ill see what I have in my records.
post #77418 of 124720
Anybody order any of the Drakes grenadines from Gilt? Received mine in the mail today - definitely NOT grenadine. Not advertised as grenadine, but the picture on the site does not match what I received. Bummed.

Edit: I'm specifically referring to the solid silver ones.
Edited by amadar - 8/13/13 at 4:57pm
post #77419 of 124720
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Originally Posted by amadar View Post

Anybody order any of the Drakes grenadines from Gilt? Received mine in the mail today - definitely NOT grenadine. Not advertised as grenadine, but the picture on the site does not match what I received. Bummed.

I ordered 4 and all 4 are grenadine however 1 is a different tie than what I ordered... 

post #77420 of 124720

Spotted across the store from 100 yards I just knew I had to have it. Loved turquoise back in the day (80's)

 

but .....

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

did Lanvin actually make a SC in this color? It is USA tailored, union labeled. 

 

 

 

Oh, and found this cool vintage "no name" tailored coat. It fits but going to give to my boss as it goes with his style 

 

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Going to be in Portland this weekend and next week, I won't have time to dig around the Goodwills and whatnot (plus I'd have to pay tithe to the local thrift kings), but if anyone can recommend some cool clothing stores I'd be much obliged. I know Self Edge just opened a spot there, what else is worth checking out? Feel free to PM me to keep the thread on-topic.

post #77423 of 124720

Totally bad ass BB 3 piece 3 roll 2. Too it has a small moth hole that I didn't discover until I got home. Anyone have a best guess on the date? There is no collar label or other interior labels and it doesn't look like there ever were. What does the "ML" stand for? Men's Long? Medium Length? The mannequin was also a pick up today after posting a wanted ad on CL.

 

 

 

post #77424 of 124720
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

 

I also check all of the women's jeans at all stores for certain designers. I proxy them for my ebay friend in Appalachia VA. She doesn't really have any influx of inventory and there is only one thrift store within a 2 hour radius. I try to send her 15-20 pairs a week to help out. It's her only source of income.

 

This is very cool.

post #77425 of 124720
Three Belvest pinstripe suits 2 grey, one light grey and pink grey stripes. One tan on tan stripes. Sorry for
Shitty pics proxy available 42R
post #77426 of 124720
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

[This is with me going fairly quick through stuff while battling obvious flippers.

You know, I think in all the years I have been thrifting, Ive only seen two other flippers in store when I was there - and one of them was when I met Brianpore. True story.

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Totally bad ass BB 3 piece 3 roll 2.



BB Label check - is this from 1972?
post #77427 of 124720
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

You know, I think in all the years I have been thrifting, Ive only seen two other flippers in store when I was there - and one of them was when I met Brianpore. True story.

That's crazy! One spot I see at least one (other) flipper in store every time I'm there it feels like. I was talking with one today about all the Rick Owens he's found there, and it's always been in the women's section baldy[1].gif
post #77428 of 124720

DUDE!!!!!

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post #77429 of 124720
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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post

I was talking with one today about all the Rick Owens he's found there, and it's always been in the women's section baldy[1].gif

Owch!
post #77430 of 124720

On the topic of thrift store shopping routines, a lot of you are now probably well recognized by store employees and perhaps even exchange pleasantries with the workers or offered tips on when new stock comes out and whatnot.

 

Since I've began to hit up thrifts more regularly, at a couple Goodwill stores I've been tailed by an obvious 'undercover' worker and even roundaboutly accused of nefarious activity.

 

Has anyone else exeprienced this?

 

Store 1:  I was perusing the bags and luggage while an employee was stocking shoes.

            employee- says from between the shoe rack "I'm watching you!"

                      me- "Why?"

            employee- "There's a lot of nice stuff there!"

                     

Store 2:  I had just sifted through the shirt rack and had moved over to suits. A guy who I always see in there (most likely a loss prevention or employee LP wannabe) approaches an employee working the t-shirt rack and says "Did you see the guy going through the shirts? Keep an eye on him. He's always in here flipping through all the shirts. "  Other employee says "He must be up to no good".  I proceeded to the electronics and I see that guy at the end of the aisle obviously "conducting reconnaissance"

 

Each incident I thought about reporting to management but I figured, there's a reason these types are working at Goodwill.

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