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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Thanks! That's two in 2 days. Guess I'll be looking at ties again tomorrow.

Always look at ties!
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

Always look at ties!

I almost always do but it takes so damn long and rarely find something worth grabbing.
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post


Thanks! That's two in 2 days. Guess I'll be looking at ties again tomorrow.

Ties were my gateway drug into this whole mess. Fast forward to now and I have an inventory of probably around 20 jackets, 60 shirts, and maybe 6-8 pairs of shoes to sell.

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

I almost always do but it takes so damn long and rarely find something worth grabbing.

My approach if they aren't arranged nicely and the labels are facing inward on a rack or something is just to look for stuff that looks reasonably wearable to help trim down the time commitment in flipping through them - hideous or visibly stained/worn ties don't even get looked at for a quality label, which I'm sure makes me miss the occasional find but meh...ugly/stained ties just aren't worth the effort 99x/100.
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I only found a few things over the past week but we did manage to get a away for a day or so for the long weekend to the ole homestead. It's been in the family for almost 100 years. These are three of my kids walking through a field of barley.




On to the finds. An aztec/navajo pattern United Colors of Benetton. Made in Italy. It's so busy I missed the hole near the cuff. censored.gif




Mint late '50s to early-'60s varsity collared cardigan.




I'm going to try an experiment, probably on etsy. Fur is coming back. I see a lot of fur but much of it ratty and ragged, not a lot of premium stuff. But I though I'd test the waters. Vintage muskrat coat. Looks ratty in the photo but it's in VG condition, including the lining. Oh, and if you want to read about the resurgence in fur, here ya go:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/06/25/canadas-fur-trade-is-booming-again-thanks-to-demand-from-chinas-new-capitalists/
All about rich Chinese driving up prices.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

My pleasure. Nice pic too. Where on the island are you?

I'm in Suffolk county around exit 61 off of the LIE. Are you in NY?
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Originally Posted by evolutionofRW View Post

I'm in Suffolk county around exit 61 off of the LIE. Are you in NY?

Nice, NY yes. I rarely make it out that far but the Salvation Army in Riverhead is pretty good sometimes.
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Ties were my gateway drug into this whole mess. Fast forward to now and I have an inventory of probably around 20 jackets, 60 shirts, and maybe 6-8 pairs of shoes to sell.

No offense but that's nothing. I've about 15 jackets, 20 suits, 60 shirts and 40 pair of shoes frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

y u so thirsty doh

At least I was never thirsty for martinigirl
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Ties were my gateway drug into this whole mess. Fast forward to now and I have an inventory of probably around 20 jackets, 60 shirts, and maybe 6-8 pairs of shoes to sell.

 

My introduction to this sordid life was a Hawaiian shirt, of all things...bought for $2, sold for $150.  Been chasing that high ever since.  

 

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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post


My approach if they aren't arranged nicely and the labels are facing inward on a rack or something is just to look for stuff that looks reasonably wearable to help trim down the time commitment in flipping through them - hideous or visibly stained/worn ties don't even get looked at for a quality label, which I'm sure makes me miss the occasional find but meh...ugly/stained ties just aren't worth the effort 99x/100.

 

I scoop up the full rack and start flipping backsides - I used to only look at the first few and last few on each rack, since some GW's put their recent ties on the front and others stick them in the back, but I've found keepers in the middle as well.  I gotta look at them all (obsessive that way) - ugly ties have yielded a couple peek-a-boo ties that I never would have bought just by looking at the fronts.  I've gotten far more choosy and don't grab every BB / PRL / Talbott / etc tie I see...used to walk out with 10 or 12 easy, now it's 1 if I'm lucky and I leave behind those I have learned do not sell, or wouldn't want for myself.   I estimate I looked at 800+ ties in the last three days and came home with 4 - two Hermes, one Brioni, and one vintage BB Makers self-tipped wool.  Pimpin' ain't easy.  

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Dear (your username here),

 

You are formally invited to join in on Round 4 of the Thrift Scavenger Hunt. For whatever reason, you may not have been a participant in the first 3 rounds, but we would love to have you show up for the next round! Round 4 will be played in the same fashion as Round 3, with all new items to challenge you. The goal of "The Hunt" is not only to be the winner, but to force you to look in places of the thrift shops they might not normally look. Places where you may just find something else worth grabbing.

 

If you are interested in joining Round 4 please RSVP HERE. We will begin the next round as soon as we can get increased participation. The more the merrier!

 

Why are you still reading this??!?!!? What are you waiting for?

 

Thanks,

Capnwes

(Undefeated Scavenger Hunt Champion) 

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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post


No offense but that's nothing. I've about 15 jackets, 20 suits, 60 shirts and 40 pair of shoes frown.gif

 

Heh - cue Wes with some estimates of his stock.

 

Personally I'd rather have less to unload, than more...meaning, stuff sells and no sad faces for having too much.  

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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

No offense but that's nothing. I've about 15 jackets, 20 suits, 60 shirts and 40 pair of shoes frown.gif

No offense but thats nothing. I've about 150 jackets, 75 suits, 300 shirts, 500 ties, 120 sweaters, 25 pants, 40 pieces of outerwear, 60 pairs of shoes, and 250 pieces of womens.
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Ties were my gateway drug into this whole mess. Fast forward to now and I have an inventory of probably around 20 jackets, 60 shirts, and maybe 6-8 pairs of shoes to sell.

No offense but that's nothing. I've about 15 jackets, 20 suits, 60 shirts and 40 pair of shoes frown.gif

rotflmao.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Part two - BIN icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif These did take almost 60 days to sell though....

 

BALLER Polo Ralph Lauren BLACKWATCH Wool Side Tab RARE Mens Dress Pants 30 x 28

Side tab?  Is that the official name?  I have a few like that, I think I called it something different each time.

That's what I've always called them anyway puzzled.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Dear (your username here),

 

You are formally invited to join in on Round 4 of the Thrift Scavenger Hunt. For whatever reason, you may not have been a participant in the first 3 rounds, but we would love to have you show up for the next round! Round 4 will be played in the same fashion as Round 3, with all new items to challenge you. The goal of "The Hunt" is not only to be the winner, but to force you to look in places of the thrift shops they might not normally look. Places where you may just find something else worth grabbing.

 

If you are interested in joining Round 4 please RSVP HERE. We will begin the next round as soon as we can get increased participation. The more the merrier!

 

Why are you still reading this??!?!!? What are you waiting for?

Congrats to Wes who won an awesome Isaia Lapel Pin for Round 3! Why there were only 4 participants I have no clue as everyone seems to like free Isaia items.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

No offense but thats nothing. I've about 150 jackets, 75 suits, 300 shirts, 500 ties, 120 sweaters, 25 pants, 40 pieces of outerwear, 60 pairs of shoes, and 250 pieces of womens.
well, I saw THAT coming a mile away.

Someone asked about pictures. Honestly, other than finding, that's my favorite part. I could do that for hours. Sometimes my eldest helps. Good times....
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