The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Page 5296
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Well, i went thrifting with the wife. to help her find a replacement for the handbag that has seen 3+ years of use. which is a tough task as it turns out.
but i did find a watch in desperate need of a new leather band.......... here's a few pics after my watch guys sorted it out.
A REAL Seiko "Laurel" . not dated yet ,but my guess is '57 to '60. wind up goodness. and sounds perfect! 1 scratch on the whole thing.
the best part? the guy in the shop says, "can i see your watch?" umm, yeah. - my Marvel. so he gave me a 30% Discount for being a customer who actually appreciates it.
lol, he collects Grands. it could maybe use a service.......meh. - this one is a birthday present for a friend who is hard to shop for. hope he likes it
SOCAL, relax man, grab some single malt, a cigar, get drunk,get dressed, press play, and dance like a boss!
then go outside and smile like you have super powers and meet the new "one".
- Dig, she's hot man. (had to say it first)
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.
Sounds good. I also call not it but I have a real Hermes tie I will donate.
Also checking in after my return from my NYC trip. Thanks to everyone who suggested thrift spots, eateries, sights etc. I ate well, walked a ton and hti every thrift spot that was recommended. Strangely enough, I found nothing worthwhile for myself. I saw one ruined Isaia suit (super 160s), a worn Borrelli shirt and purchased 2 Black Fleece trousers but that was it for quality men's items. Really let down. My lady, on the other hand, made out like a bandit so it was a success from her point of view. We had to buy an extra carry on to bring stuff home lol.
Edited by MZhammer - 9/10/13 at 11:53am
Indeed, I forgot your "Brobdingnagian" 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!
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
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.
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.