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1st post is Tom Ford?   Nice! welcome to the thread.  you can never have too many ties. and hopefully this will help you on your path to sartorial greatness,

Warning: new guy help inside. (Click to show)

 

speaking of ties, i want to thank TROIKA. for giving me the Canali tie i wore today while securing my company's first major investor!  it's now my lucky tie.:slayer: 

Congrats, bro!!!!!!!!!!! I'll drink to that!

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Congrats, bro!!!!!!!!!!! I'll drink to that!


Cheers!  :cheers:

 

and next year, thread beware, i will be out spending money!!

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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post
 

1st post is Tom Ford?   Nice! welcome to the thread.  you can never have too many ties. and hopefully this will help you on your path to sartorial greatness,

Warning: new guy help inside. (Click to show)

 

speaking of ties, i want to thank TROIKA. for giving me the Canali tie i wore today while securing my company's first major investor!  it's now my lucky tie.:slayer: 

Thanks size 38R. I actually had that page bookmarked on my computer after seeing it somewhere before. Im ridiculously picky when it comes to my fit and even more so when it comes to material (Picky enough that the only one who will still go with me thrifting is the girlfriend and thats only cause I seem to have a knack for finding her cashmere sweaters). This was more I paid $1 for a scratcher and won $20 so Id take a guess on if it fit my bro or grandpa

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Catching up on the thread I just wanted to weigh in on the pleat/ no pleat discussion. While pleats are definitely not in favor generally right now, they can look great, and not just on larger folks who need "space"...The Armoury guys have been posting pleats recently, for example, and below is one time SF big timer, MaoMao in one of my all time favorite fits.
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Originally Posted by SomethingsFishy View Post

HAY GUISE


CROCKETT & JONES WWII COMBAT BOOTS, Dated 1945.


smile.gif


http://www.ebay.com/itm/121221996990?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Goddam.
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

Catching up on the thread I just wanted to weigh in on the pleat/ no pleat discussion. While pleats are definitely not in favor generally right now, they can look great, and not just on larger folks who need "space"...The Armoury guys have been posting pleats recently, for example, and below is one time SF big timer, MaoMao in one of my all time favorite fits.


Pleats rule, no doubt.  just need taste to rock it. that is a great pic.

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Just catching up, so bear with me...

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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post
 

what's red, tweed, Paul Smith, and double-breasted?

That's cool!

 

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post Warning: Rant Mode! (Click to show)
I get a little peeved when I post something as available here and people respond expecting cost + shipping at whatever they'd be able to find at their local thrift shop. Sorry, but prices are higher here than in much of the country to begin with, and I don't only shop at thrift stores (this is the thrift/discount store thread after all!). And no, I don't care what you got XX for from someone else. The item isn't the same, and their cost was probably different.

I've only done a few trades, mostly I'm buying stuff from people here, but I never question the price, because even if it's 10x thrift, I'm not PM'ing someone on something I'm not absolutely in love with and would pay good $ for.  Too bad that (some) people (may) just assume you're willing to give away what you worked hard to find.  Hey, that winning $100 lottery ticket, I'll give you $2 for it, come on, that's TWICE what you paid for it.

 

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Found an oxxford with a pattern but there's no pant size inside. How do I confirm that it's not an orphan? 

I always buy Oxxford orphan pants, haven't gotten less than $65 for one on the bay (sorry Andro)

 

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


Agree with ChetB, in all likelihood, it's real. Thrifting is the same here...small shops with limited selection but quiet. I grabbed a Harris Tweed cap the other day and one of the ladies commented that I always grab the quality stuff.

Side note about one of the stores I'm in often: I was checking out and they asked me if I'd be back before the holiday. I said it wasn't likely, but that I have a few weeks off at Christmas, so I'd be in soon after Christmas. She said "Well, let me give you your give now!" and handed me a gift bag of organic tea with a handwritten note and card. Of course I was shocked and said thank you, but she said that I'm one of their best customers and they couldn't even calculate how much I've spent over the last year and said they hope to see me more next year. Incredibly generous of them. It does, however, put me on a new level when a charity thrift store is giving me a gift.

I think I'm in the middle (appropo since I'm in the middle of the country) thrifts aren't exactly quiet, but not crazy and I may see 1-2 other serious tag checkers in a store at one time if that.  Getting a gift from the prop of the store... that's awesome.

 

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Also, it's great to see the core group of hobbyists sticking around as the posts on which-$7-sportcoat-can-I-buy-for-$7-and-sell-for-$25 proliferate. While some of the stuff that we find is worth money, NOT doing it for the money makes it interesting. Canadians will get this reference

All the questions from noobs, while annoying, is not overwhelming.  Not everyone is doing it, just a few, and they will learn or leave.  That was me 9 months ago, I stuck around.  If it was every other post, that would kill the thread, but it seems there's just one or 2 at a time so it's bearable.

 

Is that a legalized prostitution reference?

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Only second time thrifting in last few months. Everything is available.

A&E forget the model

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=321250584307

HAMPSTEAD - nice find!

 

Too many awesome finds to comment on, still on my self imposed thrift ban (did spend a couple hours with the wife yesterday at a store, confirming that she HATES thrift shopping) but then gave her back the PP debit card, so I'm on the wagon again.  Good thing, I've cleared my backlog of 80+ ties, have 50 of them listed so far, going to tackle the mountain of pants today.

 

Pre-ban discount purchase came in this week, 85% off:


Edited by txwoodworker - 12/22/13 at 7:43am
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OMG!!!  ^^^^ those blue shoes are the sexxxx!!!!!    well played sir.

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Alright, any help here would be greatly appreciated.  I've been searching everywhere for BB pant label dates, but haven't found anything. Anybody think they can date these? Nat?

 

 

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@CharmingCharlie


Wait, for your first thrift outing, you found a PS trench? Damn son!

 

@LeSacre, why is it sooo brightttt. My eyeeessssss!

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Pre-ban discount purchase came in this week, 85% off:

 

Great looking shoes! Care to give us more info on these?

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so nobody has the thrift skills to win this months scavenger hunt prize?  (shakes head)   it is over now,  call yourselves thrifters? for shame. :lol:

 

as I do keep agreements, and produce the prizes. (cough,ahem,clears throat Where's my prize brioni?)    the 1960's Canon Camera will be gifted to a deserving member. who has shown integrity, hospitality, and generosity.

 

 

TROIKA, Merry christmas bro. the low numbers super collectible like new vintage camera is yours. :fonz:

(He is a photography lover)

 

don't hate, participate.

 

edited,  If you (anyone?) would like to host the next scavenger hunt. name your prize. and nominate yourself.


Edited by size 38R - 12/22/13 at 10:30am
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I used to shop in that store, beginning in 1975.
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Pleats rule, no doubt.  just need taste to rock it. that is a great pic.

Bad fitting ff pants look better than bad fitting pleated pants. Good fitting pants look good whether ff or pleated
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Bad fitting ff pants look better than bad fitting pleated pants. Good fitting pants look good whether ff or pleated


agreed, though bad fitting pants look bad. period.

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