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post #79426 of 136756
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post


Indeed, I forgot your "Brobdingnagian" biggrin.gif proportions. By all means, when you find something that size, you must seize the opportunity! Just be mindful that you WILL find stuff that will make you regret that you bought something and paid for alterations as time goes on. Consider swapping the buttons on the orphan to disguise its original intent and give it more of an appearance of a sportcoat.

I thrift for personal use myself with very minimal thought to flipping. The Toss/Keep Tie thing is something that Spoo used to train me in my personal tie selection back in my beginnings. No offense was intended.

 

Had to google that but is definitely an apt description. If I could figure out the pronunciation I would definitely be adding it to my vocabulary. 

 

I hope that day does come!

 

And in addition to letting out the arms, my tailor is replacing the buttons with a nice MOP instead of the plastic matching buttons. 

 

No offense taken!

post #79427 of 136756
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Found this yesterday,
Also these,

I really need to visit Chicago soon
post #79428 of 136756
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post
Also these,
AppleMark

post #79429 of 136756
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post


I really need to visit Chicago soon

seriously...remember I called it first...Eazy is going to be the outwear thrifting God this season...Its not quite cold, yet he has already pulled out so many goodies...redic!:slayer:

post #79430 of 136756
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

And one more from the weekend. I think Burberry.....some kind of silk blend

That's pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by 951socal2012 View Post

Florshiem Barletta Series
Made in Italy
9.5 D
Y NOT MY SIZE???!!
EDIT: SoCal, just read your post more closely. Hope things turn around for you soon.


Found a few things yesterday. Pics and deets later today ... maybe.

T&A shirt, needs method, has monogram. Sadface.
Boggi suit. I know it's meh, but it's got a split curtain waistband, working cuffs, 3 roll 2 and is a pretty cool shade of midnight blue. And it fits, so, worst case... Oh, it was also split up as orphans and I reunited them. So there's that.
PRL corduroy jacket. Will need help on the MFR tag. Don't think this is the USA stuff or the Corneliani stuff. Question is whether it was worth it at all.
But the gem of the day was a Turnbull & Asser by Chester Barrie cool tweed jacket, dual vent, hacking pockets with ticket pocket. It's awesome. Except for the 3 moth holes. But they are reweavable, so if you're a 40R and want a project jacket, get @ me.
Edited by GMMcL - 9/10/13 at 10:38am
post #79431 of 136756

I really need to get into picking up shoes more. 

 

I always check them now since my nearly-new John Lobb loafers last year and its helped me net some good shit. Came up on a pair of also nearly new Edward Green Nutmeg Suede Tassel Loafers a couple of months ago. 

 

Anyway, Im curious. Do you guys leave shoes behind that have nicks/cuts or scuffs?

 

If so, will doing some simple cleaning and shining hide that type of stuff and make them wearable or sellable?

 

Im asking because I routinely leave shit behind because of flaws like that. a week or 2 ago I left behind some current Magli's and some Church's because they had some light to moderate scuffing. 

post #79432 of 136756
I always pick up shoes that are of value. You need to look at the soles to make sure they aren't shot, but for the most part some conditioner edge dressing and some polishing can really make a difference. If the soles are shot or there are major defects just leave them, most people don't want a project.
Yesterday I picked up a nice pair of Allen Edmonds Cliftons that will get some conditioner over the next couple of weeks and polished up they will look great.
post #79433 of 136756
StevenK I wear 46Xl as well so I don't buy it all up biggrin.gif
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Available for trade: Recent LL Bean Norwegian Sweater (the 100% wool kind).  Large.

 

pics (Click to show)

 

 

post #79435 of 136756
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Originally Posted by timmygoestothez View Post
 

Available for trade: Recent LL Bean Norwegian Sweater (the 100% wool kind).  Large.

 

pics (Click to show)

 

 

Proper place for that is here.

post #79436 of 136756
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

Proper place for that is here.

 

 

 Seems kind of dickish pointless to say that given how many people add "available" to their posts without getting grief from anyone here.

post #79437 of 136756
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Originally Posted by timmygoestothez View Post
 

Available for trade: Recent LL Bean Norwegian Sweater (the 100% wool kind).  Large.

 

pics (Click to show)

 

 

 

 Awesome sweater! I've got one of those that was thrifted last winter... It's rarely cold enough to wear it around here!

post #79438 of 136756
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Originally Posted by Hoofit View Post

I always pick up shoes that are of value. You need to look at the soles to make sure they aren't shot, but for the most part some conditioner edge dressing and some polishing can really make a difference. If the soles are shot or there are major defects just leave them, most people don't want a project.
Yesterday I picked up a nice pair of Allen Edmonds Cliftons that will get some conditioner over the next couple of weeks and polished up they will look great.

 

 

+1,000,000!

 

I once found a pair of shoes that I suspected of being high quality but couldn't read the label on the inside.

 

Once I paid my $10 for them and got them outside, I could just barely make out the words Edward Green.

 

I am still kicking myself, though, for leaving the shoes I found a couple of weeks ago that I now suspect were Grenson.

post #79439 of 136756
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Originally Posted by Hoofit View Post

I always pick up shoes that are of value. You need to look at the soles to make sure they aren't shot, but for the most part some conditioner edge dressing and some polishing can really make a difference. If the soles are shot or there are major defects just leave them, most people don't want a project.
 

Exceptions to every rule though...desirable makers should still be considered.

 

Example - dont forget to check out the soles.

post #79440 of 136756
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

 Seems kind of dickish pointless to say that given how many people add "available" to their posts without getting grief from anyone here.

If the point was to show off the sweater and he said available for trade I agree, but when you spoiler the sweater I am assuming you aren't bragging about it but want to trade it hence the proper place would be elsewhere no? But yes I am kind of a dick.

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