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post #77431 of 115171
Never had anything like that from an employee, but I had some creep flipper guy take a picture of me. No clue why but I don't really care to think of any reasons either. He makes very awkward remarks every time I see him (few and far between, but he is easily recognizable). I think he shares a striking resemblance to Dan Akroyd in his younger days.

An employee came up to me last fall and told me that she saw someone take a picture of me with his phone. I thought it was odd. She pointed him out and I recognized him as the creepy guy who tried to sell me a purse in the store. I wanted to take what I would imagine as the "Frenchy" approach and ask him very loudly why the hell he took a photo of me, but I didn't want to cause a scene. I see him maybe once every 3-4 months.
post #77432 of 115171

The individual/local stores I go to regularly all know me, and occasionally save "good" stuff in my size.  

post #77433 of 115171
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The individual/local stores I go to regularly all know me, and occasionally save "good" stuff in my size.  

I am very seriously working on this at the thrift closest to my work.  Which also has the best stuff, I would assume bc it's proximity to downtown, ppl dropping off stuff on way into city.  Always chat up the manager when I go there, most of the employees know me.  But this is only at one store.

post #77434 of 115171
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The individual/local stores I go to regularly all know me, and occasionally save "good" stuff in my size.  

I always feel bad when they save "good" stuff for me and it's really crap I have to come up with a good reason not to buy. Sometimes the "good stuff" is actually really good though. It helps if you bring home made cookies teacha.gif

post #77435 of 115171
Couple more firsts


Baron Wells



Mercer & Sons

post #77436 of 115171
I dropped by the Grand Opening of a new VV in a nearby, upper middle class bedroom community. I actually had to RSVP because the "official" opening is on Thursday. It ended up that it seems that it was open to one and all because nobody asked me anything as I walked in. It's a mid-sized store but they are using their space effectively and it was well stocked (the racks were packed). There certainly wasn't a bunch of low-hanging fruit but there were some neat things. I had to pass on a recent Canali suit - piss stains on the pants lining (which my dry cleaner can handle) but there was a fraying hole on the shoulder.

Shawl collar sweater, Made in Canada




Lochcarron shooting / hunting sweater, Made in Scotland.




G Star Raw Denim Fleet Bomber




Nudie Jeans varsity jacket (wool with leather sleeves and quilted lining)




Various & sundry items for me, including NWT PRL socks, NWT Marks & Spencers Merino Wool Socks (YES! I AM ONE OF THOSE GUYS WHO WILL BUY SOCKS AT A THRIFT STORE!) nod[1].gif They just have to be the right kind. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Some nice gloves for winter plus a rather nice PS in the bottom left corner that came bundled with some grandmother's handkerchief (but for 99 cents I thought, Why not?)

post #77437 of 115171
Hey, no judgment. I bought a pair of CK NWOT socks and they feel nice. That's just an item I'm careful about, heh.
post #77438 of 115171
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Edited by ChetB - 8/13/13 at 9:37pm
post #77439 of 115171
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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.

Wow. I never had that. I think you should introduce yourself to the employees and tell them what you're doing. They may actually offer to help you.teacha.gif

post #77440 of 115171
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Originally Posted by ejay1 View Post

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.

 

At my closest GW, there's a pretty cool dude who always sees me before I see him and he makes a point to come over and ask me how things are going & whatnot.  A few times at other places employees have recognized me as a repeat customer, but nothing weird as a result.  So, tell us, when did the aliens put the implant in your brain, and have you tried wearing a tinfoil hat to block their mind-reading waves?

 

Back to reality...for Spoo: 

 

Totally genuine Versace super rare one-of-a-kind (Click to show)

 

Amanda Bynes, tepid mess.

post #77441 of 115171
^ LOL thats great
post #77442 of 115171

I mentioned this one a while ago, but never got around to taking pictures.  It was 50% off when I found it, so must have been sitting there for a few weeks.  Don't know how I missed a NWT Isaia on my previous trips...

 

 

Isaia NWT (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and how something made for Neiman Marcus, NWT, gets to Cincinnati (nearest N.M. is 300 miles away) also boggles the mind.

post #77443 of 115171

Recentish (within the last month) - feedback always welcome as I'm still learning (also learning how to spoiler properly):

 

Trafalgar Braces (available)

 

J. Press Seersucker 3-roll-2 44L (available)

AppleMark

 

PRL ~36 - available (only tag is the "made by hand" one, but buttons are PRL, feels like 100% wool, perhaps some cashmere in there?)

 

Incotex for EZ (n/a)

 

Incotex Chino lino (n/a)

 

Zanella Bennett ~35/36 (available)

 

NWT but real, real old EZ - available (would you have bought for $2?) - how would you even describe this pattern?

AppleMark

 

Also scooped up an EZ Angora/Wool/Cashmere blend jacket, and a  Willis and Geiger Shirt last night that is like this, but in perfect condition. Photos to come and will be available.

post #77444 of 115171

Was on the fence about going out tonight as I've been in the midst of a very dry spell. Ended up being easily my best night ever.

Notable firsts: Charvet, Turnbull & Asser, RLPL, Isaia.

Excuse the terrible pics, too excited to take proper ones before going to bed.

 

 

Loro Piana cotton trou, Brunello Cucinelli cords

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Alfred Sargent chelsea boots, 13D if any bigfoots want to trade

 

 

Isaia, Hackett, skeet, RLPL

 

 

Charvet, RLPL, Hermes, D&G x2 (pseudo-peekaboo cheesecake tie)

 

 

 

Paul Smith x6

 

Isaia x2, Duchamp, Turnbull & Asser x2

 

 

Etro x3, Dunhill x2, cool Boss polka dot knit

 

 

PRL x6 pour moi (except the golf and sailing ties, available for cost + shipping to any interested parties)

 

 

Zegna blazer for me, ugly-ass branded buttons I'll have to replace

 

 

plus a pile of other flippable-but-not-bragworthy stuff.

post #77445 of 115171

One of my little walk-to stores reopened with all new inventory today, after their summer sell out. I usually hit them on Wednesday, but decided to switch it up a bit. Found a few nice things. This was the first thing I grabbed.

 

RL Country Waxed Cotton Trench

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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