Originally Posted by SpooPoker
I think we should start a beginners thrift thread box that contains a real item and a fake item of some oft questioned items. someone can request the box to be sent to them for shipping and personal inspection. Requesting party pays for shipping. We should take a donation of a damaged, unsellable, yet authentic item and tie it with the fake. Would be a hands on learning tool for noobs.
I call not it on being in charge of this.
I've often thought it might be worthwhile to have a box of sample materials as well - good cashmere, super 140s or greater fabric, alpaca, vicuna, a piece of shell cordovan. Something to help develop the tactile ability to sort out the crap without even checking for a label.
Of course, if one has accumulated these items for himself already, the reference box would be unnecessary.