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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Thanks guys. I love this thread.

There's also a two story VV in Seattle.
post #80522 of 102572
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post


There's also a two story VV in Seattle.

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post #80523 of 102572
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Originally Posted by PointDexter2014 View Post
 

I get the message.  But why is it that others can post messages that are not related to this forum.  And I am persecuted because I simply offered this item because I felt someone my need a pair of shoes trees.  But I will remove this posting because of your condensinding attitude. Apparently, since I am new I am not allowed to deviate from topics.  Or post items like PRL, BB, and other items that are not truly grail. But are acceptable for others.

 

 

By the way, I became a member of this site back in 2005 or 2006. A short time after it started. However,  I took sometime away from the site. Earlier this year when tried use my old account information I realized that I had lost the login information in my move to a new home. The email account I established my id was through a packaged service that I used to have with Verizon FIOS. So, I had to start over.

 

I only state this because I've been away from the site for a few years.  And much has changed.  I am just learning and understanding how things work now.

 

 

And I am not angry or made.  In fact this is a learning moment for me.

I think there are two major things that you have done repeatedly that has annoyed quite a few people (I almost blocked you a few days ago). First you were posting common stuff, like ecco shoes, non-shell J&M and Bostonians, and London Fog raincoats. These are a dime a dozen and are nothing to brag about, just as an exercise when I was in my GW the other day I counted 37 London Fog raincoats. Don't be embarrassed about what you pick up, but we don't need a blow by blow of every single thing you do during your day (even though I have been guilty of this as well). It feels too much like those mothers on Facebook who give you an intimate account of potty training their child. Don't care and I don't want to know about it!

 

Second, you really need to learn to use the Spoiler functionality. You have replied to gigantic posts with the entire post just to say thank you instead of spoilering the 99% of it you were not replying to. Also if you have noticed, most people will post 1 picture of an item and spoiler more detailed shots, while you were posting 6 or 7 shots of the same item with no spoiler.

 

Finally, nobody is beating on you personally they are just trying to moderate the thread so everyone new doesn't blow up the thread. I hope you continue to post, I love this thread and read it off and on all day long so the more people posting interesting stuff the better.

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Found my first Barbour, well sort of. A297 Snap in liner, I spent like an hour looking around the store for the jacket itself but couldn't find it. This is available btw.

Also a Charles Tyrwhitt shirt, but I don't think anyone really cares about that, but its available too.
 

 

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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

There's also a two story VV in Seattle.

That must be the one I recall. Nothing to report from GW, but some near misses.
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Big shouts to user Ken P for a perfect-fitting unstructured navy SC. :fonz: Will get as much use out of it as possible before proper tweed weather hits.

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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post
 

found at Marshalls. Unlabeled ties.

 

The tag for the green is on the left. $60 and $40, respectively. Any ideas as to the true identities? Both were 7-folds.

 

I realize now I should have taken pics of the tags on the ties and not just the price tags. Oh, well.

 

Wow! The gray one on the right that's 275.00 is a KITON if its 95% wool 5% silk. I just found that same one in a Barneys outlet and its awesome. Someone else on this thread found one like that too, and that was also in Marshalls.

edit: Judging by the tags being the same, I would assume that they are both Kiton. Unless its a store tag that is.

another edit: I don't think mine was a seven fold though so are you sure that one was? In any case it really looks the same as mine and mine was tagged at 275 too.


Edited by marc roberto - 9/24/13 at 3:04pm
post #80528 of 102572
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Originally Posted by PointDexter2014 View Post
 

I get the message.  But why is it that others can post messages that are not related to this forum.  And I am persecuted because I simply offered this item because I felt someone my need a pair of shoes trees.  But I will remove this posting because of your condensinding attitude. Apparently, since I am new I am not allowed to deviate from topics.  Or post items like PRL, BB, and other items that are not truly grail. But are acceptable for others.

I'll echo what others have said, there are many members here who almost everything they post is headed for eBay (think Wes) but it's the way things are positioned and how they are shown. Wes is a perfect example; he sells almost everything he posts but he doesn't call it out, post prices or make it overt. He posts pictures of genuinely cool finds and doesn't make a big deal about it being available. If Wes or Brianpore started posting London Fog we would be all over them too.

 

In contrast, your posts read like advertisements and they are usually of stuff that are mediocre at best and London Fog at worst. There's a high learning curve in this thread and we all get that, which is why many members have tried to subtly and not-so-sublty tell you how to use spoilers etc.

 

It's best, when you're new, to really absorb the culture before diving in. I had the same kind of trial by fire when I started (trying to sell a Lanvin licensed SC in feather suede for $150) but I'm too lazy to go back and find it just for illustration.

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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post
 

 

It's best, when you're new, to really absorb the culture before diving in.

 

As a new guy, and one who learns much better by diving in and fucking up than observing, I kind of disagree, but I do think that if you are going to be new, and fuck up publicly, you've got to be gracious and willing to learn from it.

 

Some people just get things better by having their hand slapped a few times. Nothing wrong with that, as long as they realize it and don't get too persnickety when the slappings come. All of this IMHO, obviously.

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Found this guy today: 100% Cashmere Houndstooth Burberry. It has a stain though. Any recommendations on how to get it out?? Wash by hand?

 

 

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So I made a pretty big haul recently, but I haven't taken pics yet. On the e-thrifting front, however...


THIS IS WHY YOU SPELL-CHECK YOUR EBAY LISTINGS. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mans-Wrist-Watch-Omaga-Working-/300968743399?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=E0DEbuP71iAo56wERt9bH4SrII0%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

Somewhere in the 1942-44 range, Caliber 30T2, unless I'm mistaken.
 

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Found a couple of nice sets of Trafalgar braces. And the tiniest pair of Crockett and Jones for Polo Ralph Lauren shoes that I've ever seen size 6 b. Not sure if these are womens or kids shoes.

Edited by Hoofit - 9/24/13 at 3:34pm
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Originally Posted by 46n2 View Post
 

Found this guy today: 100% Cashmere Houndstooth Burberry. It has a stain though. Any recommendations on how to get it out?? Wash by hand?

 

 

Since you likely do not know the source of the stain, I'd start out with a clean cloth or wad of white paper towels dampened with room temp or cold distilled water - get the spot damp and dab at it to see if any of the stain comes out.  You might want to put a ziploc bag or piece of plastic wrap under where you are dabbing so the water doesn't get through onto other parts.  I suggest distilled water since it will leave less of a water spot on the inside lining vs. tap water, but it will leave one nonetheless unless you are quick to dry it with a blow dryer.  Anyhoo, if you can see the stain coming up onto the cloth/paper towels, keep at it gently and see how far that gets you.  If not, I'd try Woolite next, also more or less the same way as above - gently, take your time, might need to go at it a few times.  If that doesn't work, my next step is the dry cleaners if it's worth it (and I'd say a 100% cashmere Burberry's is worth it).  They never guarantee stain removal but at that point it can't hurt.  I've dabbed and Woolited many a sport coat and personally wouldn't try anything more harsh than that, unless it was a tiny spot in which case I'd try Shout or similar.

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Anyone every thrift in Birmingham, AL? Was there for work yesterday, hit 4 stores and found nothing. Best things that I saw were a Rubinacci orphan w/ stains and Chester Barrie for Austin Reed SC that would have been beautiful if not for stains and a decent size hole. Did hit 2 stores on my way home from the airport and picked up a few things.

 

Billy Reid

 

Nordstrom w/ LP Storm System

 

Blarney Woolen Mills

 

 

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PRPS NWT

 

Florsheim Imperials in Shell

 

Sorry for sideways pics. 

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Score one for checking the costume aisle...


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