and next year, thread beware, i will be out spending money!!
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.
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
Pleats rule, no doubt. just need taste to rock it. that is a great pic.
Just catching up, so bear with me...
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.
I always buy Oxxford orphan pants, haven't gotten less than $65 for one on the bay (sorry Andro)
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.
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?
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:
so nobody has the thrift skills to win this months scavenger hunt prize? (shakes head) it is over now, call yourselves thrifters? for shame.
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.
(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.