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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Stick to the rare big name brands and you will do fine with ties. Just dont buy a ton of BB or Polo crap. Here are a few to start with that are sure wins if bought at $5 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Charvet
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Chanel/Dior
Versace Logos
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Recent Zegna

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I do fairly well with BB for most of the time...Polo too.
If Im paying under five for a BB or Polo tie, I take the risk every time. Talbott, not so hot but still something. Funny enough, it seems like I sell BB better than Zegna.
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There are exceptions to every rule. I had 5 or six of these, but can't find the listings anymore.


 

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I personally pick up nice BB and Polo and a bunch of other stuff but in general for a newbie stick ti big rare name brands so you dont have 50 ties that you will be redonting in 6 months.

 

PS - Sold a BB 100% Cashmere jacket today about an hour after picking up another BB 100% Cashmere jacket. Been listed for a few weeks...what are the odds. 1st day out in over a week, no time in SD :(

 

Spoo, posted this the other day in a spoiler, no one noticed/cared and guess you missed it. Had some time to look for a "Spoo Toy" here in SD

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I need to apologize for my outburst last night on a fellow forum member. His statement were on point.  And my outburst were not caused by him. Or any other forum member. I was just having a bad evening for no seeing my kids.  So, I apologize to everyone.

 

point dexter.

Apology accepted...Wait, what? :puzzled:

 

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A "few" things... One stop made when I went to meet a buyer to in-person pick up an Ebay sale. Not a bad stop, I think...

 

Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T (XXL)


 

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Banana Republic Coat (M -I might keep)

 

 

Orvis Signature "Shirt Jac" (Large)

 

 

Marmot fleece vest (XL)

 

 

Who was dissing buying swimwear the other day? These are unworn AND my size. And I do swim...

 

 

Prana fleece (Large)

 

 

EZ Pro Misura Shirt

 

 

Patagonia Organic Cotton Shirt (Large)

 

 

Thomas Pink (size 15 -is this a boys size?)

 

 

 

RLPL (Large)

 

Psycho Bunny Oxford (Medium)

 

John Varvatos Corduroy jacket

 

 

Canali Super 120's. Orphan? Size 52

 

 

Merrell Soft Shell Hoodie

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana

 

 

EZ Pro Misura

 

 

RRL

 

 

 

Canali = orphan. That J Crew looks sweet.

 

 

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I know how it is. Just do it already. Or go to self edge and get fitted in store.

Bro, I'm getting a proxy from my boy!!!

 

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My stuff form the last two weeks or so. Like I mentioned, I haven't been getting out very much, also parden my photos, it's late, I'm shooting in shitty light and I've had a few.
First up, a few e-thrifts. From Dolfan954, sick pair of vintage hunting boots, with a unique double lacing system. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Pony Hair, yes PONY HAIR vest from 1ofTheCoolKids. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this yet. Wes said chambray and selvedge, but I'm thinking something more along the lines of a Mad Max post-apocalyptic get up.
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And speaking of Wes, I got this in the mail from him yesterday. Yes, that's that crazy Norfolk he posted the other day. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Fit's like a glove and is being cleaned as we speak!
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Stuff I found, vintage tiny sized herringbone tweed 3-piece, already made it's way to the Cap't.

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Jil Sander for myself. I really like the kind of "poofy" collar on these 90's shirts.

Skeetastic Etro

Prada, Dig, you still looking for black shirts?

Borrell

Vintage unknown navy cashmere blazer that happens to fit me perfectly. This is the only tag on the jacket besides the union tag. If anybody has any info, I'd like to hear it. I'm also going to swap out the gold buttons for horn.
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Theory navy crushed velvet blazer for my wife.

Recent J Crew "Hacking" sport coat, for my wife.

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My wife found this, vintage, heavy, black-watch skirt.
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By far, the two nicest pieces of Hickey Freeman I've ever come across. LP super 150's, soft as a warm stick of butter.

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Suede vest by J Pizzal
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Ridiculous vintage Woolrich with plaid liner and Coyote fur trim on the hood. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Not sure what to make of these, they seem pertty nice
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You cant argue with a nice looking tie. Cotton plaid by Lands End.



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And these Alden shell full straps, thought they were going to work for me but alas, I've still got heel slippage. ffffuuuu.gif
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Damn E! Pulling them in!!!

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post


Spoo, posted this the other day in a spoiler, no one noticed/cared and guess you missed it. Had some time to look for a "Spoo Toy" here in SD


F50! nice...what were they asking?Had to be 400k+?
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Update....

 

Mia is doing great! 

 

We...are burned out. Trying to trick an extraordinarily intelligent K9 into taking 8 different medications is exhausting.

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Well, I made it back. My wife and I had a blast during our trip and I was able to make it coast to coast. I am working on pictures, so they will get posted soon enough. I do want to take the time to thank everyone that offered help, advice, recommendations, and meet-ups. I don't want to mention specific names as I wanted to protect identities and prevent those members from getting blown up with PMs asking for stores to visit.

I have to say that I was completely caught off guard by the number of people that got into contact with me. I'm embarrassed to say that I don't think I was able to respond to every PM or post due to my lack of internet access throughout the trip. However, I can say that posters from nearly every region got in touch with me. When I arrived and none of my bank cards nor credit cards worked (except one), I actually had people I'd never met offering to send money. I was able to get it worked out easy enough (right, easy biggrin.gif), but I was shocked that strangers were offering unsolicited monetary help.

I was also able to meet with several of you guys and it was great to put a face to a name. I am always happy to host anyone that wants to visit, though thrifting will certainly be nothing compared to what you're used to in N. America. I even had one member pick my wife and I up from our hotel, take us to sites across the city and to his best stores. He let me take most of the finds in his territory. Truly a great experience and had a blast doing it. I can't say how cordial and easy-going he was, my wife even commented that he was one of the most accommodating people she'd met. I'd agree.

I was texting a number of members in various cities as well, sending pictures of a few finds, getting directions and lists of the best stores, etc. Again, I would have been going store to store blind had you guys not pitched in and helped.

As for my finds, I brought home a pretty good amount of stuff. Some of it was seriously great, others were picked up when I was tired. Having spent time in thrifts in 7+ states, in rural towns and major cities, I can honestly say things can be found ANYWHERE. I picked up Isaia in Springfield, Illinois, Burberry in Zanesville, Ohio, E. Marinella in San Francisco, DSquared2 in LA. Just about everything in between. I also had the heartbreak of finding and leaving some Kiton pants (possibly orphans, but who's counting?) that were too torn to buy.

Anyway, TL;DR, there are some terrific and generous people on here and I hope to return the favors that I was offered. I'll get to the fun part of posting a few things a bit later.

Oh, and a public thank you to my wife, though she doesn't really read this, for not complaining as I popped into shops throughout our sightseeing. Though I'll likely post primarily thrift/consignment find photos, we by far spent the most time enjoying our vacation rather than inside shops. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Aha! So it was you that grabbed that T&A Tie in the middle row far left. 

Wow, that's incredible...yes, it was me. I debated and then just threw it in my basket. You must be a regular at that shop!
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Here are a few tie pictures. I picked up a total of 75-80 and sent a bunch out before I left. They went to various members, and a bunch went to Spoo. I'll steal some of his photos whenever he receives them/photographs them. Thanks again, Spoo!

Kiton x3

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E. Marinella

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Zegna x4

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Gucci, Lanvin

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Charvet x2

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Valentino that I'd never buy/wear, but the price was right

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Etro, Burberry. Is that Burberry fake??

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A couple that I'm looking forward to wearing. Left is a 40/60 silk/cashmere T&A. Splurged on the Zegna at one of their shops, but I think I'll get plenty of use out of it. Navy unlined 64/25/11 cashmere/wool/silk.

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In other news, I wanted to give everyone the heads up that I will post the sign up for the Second Annual Thrift Thread Gift Exchange (avoiding any religious/spiritual overtones to be inclusive to all) by mid-October. It was a lot of fun last year and there was a lot of participation, so I want everyone to have 6+ weeks to prepare (mid-October to early December). I'll post the rules and make a process for signing up, but it will be similar to last year in terms of gifts and their value.

PLEASE DON'T PM ME TO LET ME KNOW YOU'RE IN (YET), I WILL MAKE THE OFFICIAL SIGN-UP IN A FEW WEEKS!

Just wanted to let you guys know so you can keep an eye out a bit early in case you see something you'd ordinarily pass! Since I haven't written this year's rules, if you have any input on what worked well and what could be improved upon from last year's setup, please let me know! I will have a partner this year to draw the names so I won't have to draw my own partner.

Get me your suggestions if you have them, and if not, look for a post in a few weeks for the sign up!
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They tell me you've found some jeans, Ian.













Show them to me.

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Edited by capnwes - 9/22/13 at 7:02am
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Spoo, posted this the other day in a spoiler, no one noticed/cared and guess you missed it. Had some time to look for a "Spoo Toy" here in SD Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

F50! nice...what were they asking?Had to be 400k+?

Asking $850K :hide:

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Originally Posted by sn0wman View Post
 

 

Do you ever use hangers like that with wire/metal on top?  I snagged a box of nice wooden hangers and found 5-6 of these in there.  A little worried about some sort of metal flake / contamination on the coats.  Also had a few short hangers with what looks like a small toilet paper roll on the end.. Do folks use these for ties?
 

 

 

Yes, I use them. I've never seen rust or corrosion on those hangers, and wouldn't worry that they'd damage the clothes.

 

I've never seen a toilet roll hanger before. Ties seems a pretty good guess, if I found one I'd use it for that.

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Can I get some Japanese help? Still haven't been able to identify these weird jeans

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Originally Posted by landscapes View Post

Can I get some Japanese help? Still haven't been able to identify these weird jeans

 

The brand is not mentioned. 

It says, "handwash in plain water, no chemicals, low heat iron. These jeans have been specially dyed with finest indigo. Turn inside out before washing. Hand loomed in traditional American process. Best Japanese denim made using child labor in Bangladesh" 
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