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post #9061 of 115970
I always have my cobbler bless my copped thrift shoes with holy Lexol.
post #9062 of 115970
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Originally Posted by gorgekko View Post
Gentleman, I am envious. I live in northern Ontario where one cannot buy anything of quality either new or otherwise.


Yeah, I'm from Thunder Bay, ON, and had to move to Toronto just to know I'll get something good at Value Village ::
post #9063 of 115970
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Originally Posted by pandamonium View Post
I think wearing dead mens' clothes is someone all us thrifters just have to live with.

Yep, that's where all my dad's Viking's sweatshirts went. My mom's (d. 2000) clothes (almost all early 1960's) were bought by a reseller.
post #9064 of 115970
its a taboo from the wild west days to wear a dead mans shoes,when they put a bullet in you the first thing they did is size up the dead guys shoes (and gun) and it was bad luck to wear em usually earning a bullet yourself for the trouble...and then i think the same taboo was perpetuated in WW2 not steal a deadmans shoes because it was bad luck
post #9065 of 115970
I've bought two things at Winners in the last week that I'm very happy with.

A few days ago I found a long-since-discontinued Juicy Couture reversible rabbit fur hoodie for $149 so I picked it up (it's my second, they're comfy as hell and since they are totally plain, nobody can bitch except for PETA).

Then today I went in to buy some underwear and found a really cool Drykorn blazer for $199 (not cheap but retail is >$400 in Canada), I'm not sure how to describe it except it's vaguely like a safari jacket got impregnated by one of the ridiculous Dior Homme Napoleon jackets -- about as close to Hedi-DH as anything I've ever seen that wasn't, well, Hedi-DH.
post #9066 of 115970
A bit of disappointment today. I found a gorgeous navy pinstripe flannel suit jacket from Oxxford. Mint condition. Looked all over the store with no luck finding the trousers. I think they have have gotten "salvaged". The men's trousers section which is usually overflowing looked like it was just thinned out today, as there was a lot of room in there.
post #9067 of 115970
Just gonna let you know about my cobbler in case you don't have a good one where you live. They are a father and son team and very knowledgeable about the trade. They also operate a mail in service for out of towners. Here are there prices:
14.95/pr of heels
33.95/pr of full soles and heels
25.95/pr for half soles
16/pr of protective soles/toppies
25/pr of protective soles/heels
Their names are Jim & Hardy Johnson and their phone # is :865-689-6486

CUSTOM SHOE REBUILDERS
5503 N. BROADWAY
KNOXVILLE, TN 37918

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post #9068 of 115970
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Originally Posted by Temujin View Post
Please let me know about other threads where this post would be welcome, or feel free to paste it there yourself

No, no, this is obviously the most appropriate place for this.
post #9069 of 115970
4 Hickey Freeman shirts ( 1 french cuff, 1 Hickey Freeman Collection, 2 striped)
1 Theory shirt
They'll probably end up in the trading thread with some other stuff I've been meaning to post there.
post #9070 of 115970
found a navy overcoat that may be the heaviest thing I've ever seen. Fits me perfectly. No tags so not sure the maker but seems really high quality. Single breasted, $11. Also a really nice tan tweed jacket by Corbin, not a SF superstar but I've always liked their stuff. It has a plaid pattern with blues and maroons in it and will go with a lot of stuff. Finally a couple pairs of linen Brooks Bros trousers in my size. A little late but it stays hot in NC for a little longer and I can wear them next season too.
post #9071 of 115970
Found two Oxxford jackets today. One is a charcoal herringbone with a salmon windowpane. The other is a navy blazer with tonal stripes. Cool striped lining. $9/each.
post #9072 of 115970
I live in the Downtown San Francisco area, does anyone know of the thrift stores in the area? I don't actually know where they are and which ones usually have nice stuff. I walked around looking for one and the only one I saw was somewhere almost in the Tenderloin and their stuff was not so good. I head that the Community Thrift Store was good. Any others you guys shop at?
post #9073 of 115970
^^ I don't know any specifics, but the few SF members who lived in the San Fransisco area and thrifted came out with some mind-blowing stuff. Kiton & Brioni suits/jackets, mint Hermes suits, vintage Savile Row bespoke, Lobb and Vass shoes...etc. Do some searching around town and I'm sure you'll find some amazing stuff. There's a lot of money in that area, as well as some nice clothing shops, which means nice donations. Good luck!
post #9074 of 115970
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
Found two Oxxford jackets today. One is a charcoal herringbone with a salmon windowpane. The other is a navy blazer with tonal stripes. Cool striped lining. $9/each.

what size?
DV?
Id love to see them.
post #9075 of 115970
One is a 44 and the other is a 46. Despite the size differences, I think it's safe to assume these are from the same owner. They aren't recent, but the styling is pretty classic so they definitely aren't dated. Single vented. I'll snap some pics when I get home.
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