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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


Since I'm probably at least partially responsible for sending you over here from WAYWRN, I feel I should chime in. It was a bit of an obvious question, but Spoo's reaction is likely as much to do with the fact that this is a MAJOR perennial debate in these parts. Plenty of folks buy exclusively for themselves or to trade, and not to profit. Others fall on the capitalistic side of things. And most of us fall somewhere in the middle -- trading and hooking thread members up when we can, keeping what we can justify and selling the rest to create a slush fund to facilitate our addiction habit hobby.


Haha, I've posted on here before, but sadly haven't found any stuff this amazing. The best I've found was a few BB shirts/ties and a nice J Crew houndstooth blazer.

Anyway, I'm not judging what people are doing at all. I was just curious when I saw so many people with so much different size stuff. I'm friends with a few people that own vintage stores and they often pick up things from GW as well.

 

I'd definitely support people who were buying things to resell to forum-ers for price+reasonable cost of find+shipping. I think it's fair.


I asked my question more because I see so many good pairs of shoes sit with the same buyer for months that I could wrap my head around people buying for reselling on ebay. Then again, if you have a decent following/subscriber base on ebay and have good measurements up then I'm sure stuff moves.

I certainly wouldn't mind picking stuff up from forum-ers once I know what fits me.


Thanks for the response!

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A few recent pickups.



I did not pick this one up but I couldn't leave it without grabbing a pic.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

To those of you that end up going thrifting a lot, are you flipping the majority of what you buy? I've seen a bunch of people post things that wouldn't fit a chimera!


Do you guys flip this stuff on ebay?

I throw anything that doesn't fit on my Universal Shrink-N-Stretch-R and keep it.
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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

A few recent pickups.



I did not pick this one up but I couldn't leave it without grabbing a pic.

:lol::bounce2::rotflmao:

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Yeah, I giggled like a 12 year old in the middle of GW.
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Been lurking, but not getting out much due to work. Had a couple nice hits yesterday, though.



Cashmere Etro, super crazy Paul Stuart, nicest Talbott I've ever held, ollllld J Press.




Really nice Samuelsohn staple suit. How old is this label?




Some rekkids. Super stoked about the Europa Jazz and Switched on Beatles.
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Everything is thrifted or bought cheap!
Like the pairings? Constructive critics are encouraged.

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Originally Posted by arnathor View Post
 

Everything is thrifted or bought cheap!
Like the pairings? Constructive critics are encouraged.

 

 

This reminds me of that Lending Tree commercial where the guy gets dressed up to go apply for a loan. Is this how you dress to go to the Apple Store? :hide:

 

It feels a little low-contrast for my taste, but I'm no expert.

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Originally Posted by arnathor View Post
Constructive critics are encouraged.

I dig the jacket and tie together, but I think this would look even better with a light blue shirt. Nice fit regardless, thanks for sharing.

 

I photographed an event last week with a regular client and asked what I should wear. They said black trousers/black pants would work just fine (this was much better than their initial request of formal... which I would later figure out meant business attire). I also could have worn a more trad outfit but photographing an event in a sport coat is neither good for my photographs or the sport coat. I get there and realize I match the caterers/wait staff perfectly shy of their black ties :brick:. Thank god I had a camera in my hands and a badge that read event photographer. Needless to say, I'll be getting some stuff I've had sitting in my closet tailored so that this sort of bs wont happen again.

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I know everyone is tired of these sort of questions but I have to ask. Found this Hermes scarf today. Everything to my untrained eye seems to check out but I would love a second opinion on it's authenticity. Also any information on what this is a picture of would be great, appears to be German/Austrian. (please be real!)

 

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and for the second annoying question. Does anybody recognize this tag? It is from a made in Italy wool overcoat. Did not find the tag in the label thread.

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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

I did not pick this one up but I couldn't leave it without grabbing a pic.

Not a word of a lie, but there was a rich industrialist in my town whose name was Harry Hole.

Maybe these two knew each other.
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post


Not a word of a lie, but there was a rich industrialist in my town whose name was Harry Hole.

Maybe these two knew each other.

Yep, I hear they're tight.

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Yep, I hear they're tight.

I'm curious about these two- I'd like to google their names but I'm a little worried about what might come up.
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

I dig the jacket and tie together, but I think this would look even better with a light blue shirt. Nice fit regardless, thanks for sharing.

I photographed an event last week with a regular client and asked what I should wear. They said black trousers/black pants would work just fine (this was much better than their initial request of formal... which I would later figure out meant business attire). I also could have worn a more trad outfit but photographing an event in a sport coat is neither good for my photographs or the sport coat. I get there and realize I match the caterers/wait staff perfectly shy of their black ties baldy%5B1%5D.gif. Thank god I had a camera in my hands and a badge that read event photographer. Needless to say, I'll be getting some stuff I've had sitting in my closet tailored so that this sort of bs wont happen again.
it's actually a light blue truzzi shirt
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having some decent luck today. deets later.

for now, small guys (37-38), if you want 2 light gray staple handmade hong kong suits, dual vent ticket pocket pleated, get at me in the next 10-15 minutes. will proxy, but thats still a couple of Jacksons.
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