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post #90706 of 112741
thing
THiNG/
noun
noun: thing; plural noun: things; noun: the thing
  1. 1.
    an object that one need not, cannot, or does not wish to give a specific name to.
    "look at that metal rail thing over there"
    synonyms: objectarticleitemartifactcommodityMore
     
     
     
     
     
    • personal belongings or clothing.
      "she began to unpack her things"
      synonyms: belongings, possessions, stuffproperty, worldly goods, effects,personal effects, trappingsparaphernalia, bits and pieces, luggage,baggage, bags; More
       
       
       
    • objects, equipment, or utensils used for a particular purpose.
      "they cleared away the last few lunch things"
      synonyms: equipmentapparatusgearkittacklestuffMore
       
       
       
    • anything (used for emphasis).
      noun: a thing
      "she couldn't find a thing to wear"
    • used to express one's disapproval or contempt for something.
      "you won't find me smoking those filthy things"
    • all that can be described in the specified way.
      "his love for all things Italian"
    • used euphemistically to refer to a man's penis.
  2. 2.
    an inanimate material object as distinct from a living sentient being.
    "I'm not a thing, not a work of art to be cherished"
    • a living creature or plant.
      "the sea is the primal source of all living things on earth"
    • used to express and give a reason for one's pity, affection, approval, or contempt for a person or animal.
      "have a nice weekend in the country, you lucky thing!"
      synonyms: personsoulcreaturewretchMore
       
       
  3. 3.
    an action, activity, event, thought, or utterance.
    "she said the first thing that came into her head"
    synonyms: activityactactiondeedundertakingexploitfeatMore
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • circumstances, conditions, or matters that are unspecified.
      "things haven't gone entirely according to plan"
      synonyms: matters, affairs, circumstances, conditions, relations; More
       
       
    • an abstract entity or concept.
      "mourning and depression are not the same thing"
      synonyms: characteristicqualityattributepropertytraitfeaturepointaspect,facetquirk More
       
       
       
    • a quality or attribute.
      "they had one thing in common—they were men of action"
    • a specimen or type of something.
      "the game is the latest thing in family fun"
    • informal
      one's special interest or concern.
      noun: one's thing; plural noun: one's things
      "reading isn't my thing"
      synonyms: what one likes, what interests one; More
       
       
    • informal
      a situation or activity of a specified type or quality.
      noun: a thing
      "your being here is just a friendship thing, OK?"
  4. 4.
    informal
    what is needed or required.
    "you need a tonic–and here's just the thing"
    • what is socially acceptable or fashionable.
      "it wouldn't be quite the thing to go to a royal garden party in boots"
      synonyms: fashiontrendstyleragefad More
       
    • used to introduce or draw attention to an important fact or consideration.
      "the thing is, I am going to sell this house"
      synonyms: fact of the matter, factpointissueproblem More
       
 
post #90707 of 112741
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

 

 

Wait, you got a thrifted pair of shoes resoled?? I hope they were something special. And if they are, skip the white outsoles.

 

The fun for me with thrifting is finding stuff I don't need to have altered, though there are a few key things I would have altered for myself if found!

 



Fueco, I agree that it is possible (and awesome when it happens!) to find things at the thrift that need no alterations but I personally have things tailored that I've bought from the thrift frequently. Of course these need to be high quality items and also something that I was looking to purchase anyway thrift or not. You also need to know what is possible/worth it tailoring wise. The way that I look at it is, even if I bought that item brand new at a discount store, I would STILL have to bring it to the tailor anyways. So I feel like I am still winning. Nowadays I am more likely to pass up a brand new item that needs alterations because I am usually able to find quality for much cheaper going the thrift route and then even with the alterations expense I'm still coming out better money wise. My advice is, don't pass up an item that is high quality and that you TRULY need in a thrift just because it needs (reasonable) alterations. Yea it seems weird to pay $80-$100 to tailor something that you paid maybe $20 for, but if the item is worth it, it still makes sense. Again Fueco, I agree that eventually people that thrift as much as you and I do (I'm out there 5 days a week) will find the perfect item with no alterations needed quicker but the average thrifter who goes much less might be looking forever.

I just wanted to put that out there for anyone that is newer at doing this.

And also, Fueco thanks for the tie again! It is being put to great use!!
post #90708 of 112741

Didn't you go off on Seajean not long ago for providing a similar snarky/unhelpful answer to a similar question of worth? :lol:

 

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 
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thing
THiNG/
noun
noun: thing; plural noun: things; noun: the thing
  1. 1.
    an object that one need not, cannot, or does not wish to give a specific name to.
    "look at that metal rail thing over there"
    synonyms: objectarticleitemartifactcommodityMore
     
     
     
     
     
    • personal belongings or clothing.
      "she began to unpack her things"
      synonyms: belongings, possessions, stuffproperty, worldly goods, effects,personal effects, trappingsparaphernalia, bits and pieces, luggage,baggage, bags; More
       
       
       
    • objects, equipment, or utensils used for a particular purpose.
      "they cleared away the last few lunch things"
      synonyms: equipmentapparatusgearkittacklestuffMore
       
       
       
    • anything (used for emphasis).
      noun: a thing
      "she couldn't find a thing to wear"
    • used to express one's disapproval or contempt for something.
      "you won't find me smoking those filthy things"
    • all that can be described in the specified way.
      "his love for all things Italian"
    • used euphemistically to refer to a man's penis.
  2. 2.
    an inanimate material object as distinct from a living sentient being.
    "I'm not a thing, not a work of art to be cherished"
    • a living creature or plant.
      "the sea is the primal source of all living things on earth"
    • used to express and give a reason for one's pity, affection, approval, or contempt for a person or animal.
      "have a nice weekend in the country, you lucky thing!"
      synonyms: personsoulcreaturewretchMore
       
       
  3. 3.
    an action, activity, event, thought, or utterance.
    "she said the first thing that came into her head"
    synonyms: activityactactiondeedundertakingexploitfeatMore
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • circumstances, conditions, or matters that are unspecified.
      "things haven't gone entirely according to plan"
      synonyms: matters, affairs, circumstances, conditions, relations; More
       
       
    • an abstract entity or concept.
      "mourning and depression are not the same thing"
      synonyms: characteristicqualityattributepropertytraitfeaturepointaspect,facetquirk More
       
       
       
    • a quality or attribute.
      "they had one thing in common—they were men of action"
    • a specimen or type of something.
      "the game is the latest thing in family fun"
    • informal
      one's special interest or concern.
      noun: one's thing; plural noun: one's things
      "reading isn't my thing"
      synonyms: what one likes, what interests one; More
       
       
    • informal
      a situation or activity of a specified type or quality.
      noun: a thing
      "your being here is just a friendship thing, OK?"
  4. 4.
    informal
    what is needed or required.
    "you need a tonic–and here's just the thing"
    • what is socially acceptable or fashionable.
      "it wouldn't be quite the thing to go to a royal garden party in boots"
      synonyms: fashiontrendstyleragefad More
       
    • used to introduce or draw attention to an important fact or consideration.
      "the thing is, I am going to sell this house"
      synonyms: fact of the matter, factpointissueproblem More
       
    •  
 
post #90709 of 112741
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

 

Not helpful? I gave him the definition of thing so he could see that the hat he posted is indeed a thing...

 

Quote:
 Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

 

 

But I suppose the helpful answer would be... Yes, if you like it, no if you want to flip it (unless it's mint and cheap).

post #90710 of 112741

Function over fashion. Trying to not to freeze my ass off in 0 degree weather, -20 degree feel, according to the weather channel.

 

 

Jacket: BR Tweed, Thrifted by Me

Sweater: Polo Cashmere/Wool (slightly darker and more solid than the photo represents), RL end of the year?season? sale

Shirt: BB Slim Fit, Thrited by Me

Tie: HF Cashmere, TJ Maxx

 

 

Shoes: No name suede boots, e-thrift

Socks: Pantherella sp? Cashmere Blend, TJ Maxx

Pants: BB heavy flannel (lt. grey), Thrifted by Me

 

 

Jacket: Saks 100% Cashmere, First Trade Ever (wgp)

Gloves: Dents, Proxy (cesarc)

Scarf: No name cashmere

post #90711 of 112741
The Vibram Christy sole looks awesome.
Haters get lost.
post #90712 of 112741
Quote:
Originally Posted by evolutionofRW View Post
 Nowadays I am more likely to pass up a brand new item that needs alterations because I am usually able to find quality for much cheaper going the thrift route and then even with the alterations expense I'm still coming out better money wise. My advice is, don't pass up an item that is high quality and that you TRULY need in a thrift just because it needs (reasonable) alterations. Yea it seems weird to pay $80-$100 to tailor something that you paid maybe $20 for, but if the item is worth it, it still makes sense. Again Fueco, I agree that eventually people that thrift as much as you and I do (I'm out there 5 days a week) will find the perfect item with no alterations needed quicker but the average thrifter who goes much less might be looking forever.

I just wanted to put that out there for anyone that is newer at doing this.

 

This is exactly how as a new-to-nice-clothes weekened thrifter I approach it. Yeah, I paid $40 each to have those two odd jackets taken in at the waist. But for <$100 dollars I have a Brooks Brothers brown herringbone jacket and an Oxxford black cashmere blazer that fit reasonably well. 

post #90713 of 112741
Quote:
Originally Posted by jebarne View Post
 

OK, I decided to dedicate my holiday break to making my operation more efficient, so I limited my thrifting to when I already had to be out, and not out of the way. 

 

So this is part of what I got in an hour after my nieces wedding and reception, 4 hours on monday and about 3 hours on New Years Eve. 

 

I will preface this by saying, I almost never find nice pants. But.....as I had to learn in golf, you take what the course gives you. 

 

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Shoes:

 

Left to right AE Grayson and Park Avenue 11.5AAA, UGGs Sheepskin lined suede, AE Weybridge, AE Mora, last three thrifted by my wife, in my size, therefore probably not available.

 

front row is AE Jaron II, Steeple Gate Monk that I picked up because the were flawless, made in italy, my size and didn't know my wife had found the others. Never heard of the brand otherwise. J&M Made in Italy, To Boot, Timberland Chealsea style, Anfibio sheepskin lined cafe boot from Canada, and Tony Lama. 

 

 

Also paid the outrageous price of $6 for an almost new pair of Ferragamo bit loafers but they weren't within reach when I was photoing. 

 

 

Street wear. I know almost nothing about street wear. I admit that up front. 

 

all but the lucky and lacostes are firsts for me.

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Deisel

 

Deisel

 

Ed Hardy

Naked and Famous 

Lucky

Lacoste

 

On to the plaids.


 

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Corbin

Ben Sherman

Paul Fredrick

 

 


 

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Another cherry popped.

 

Have you ever seen someone thrifting that is really better at it than you are? Well, I've seen this guy a couple of times and he is better than I am. So, this one made me feel good because he hit the front door as I was getting out of my car. by the time I got in, he was finishing shoes and heading to jackets. by the time I was done with shoes, he had done suits and ties and was in the shirts. I didn't see how he could get through all the suits in that amount of time so I looked for the crammed areas and this was stuck in the middle of some others and hard to see. Also got a ben silver tie he missed because it was on the floor under the rack. 


 

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First BB Country anything

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This is a vintage flannel Hickey Freeman suit and its finished like no HF suit I've ever seen. Craziest suit. Pants have a couple of small holes on the inner leg that were previously patched.


 

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Side adjusters with Belts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More pants, first ted baker, lacoste dress pants, corneliani. oh and first prada anything. 

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Ted Baker

Lacoste

 

Corneliani

BB Made in Italy

Prada

 

 

 

Hugo Boss x6. I know not usually brag worthy, but they seem to do ok. 

 

Incotex x 5, one went rogue and I'll find it later including 2 flannel pair. First incotex for me. 

 

PRL x4

 

 

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I've had these a while, but never posted. 

 

 

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You've gotten really good at this. Keep bringing in the awesome finds! Good stuff.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

 

Yes he did.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

Not helpful? I gave him the definition of thing so he could see that the hat he posted is indeed a thing...

 

 

 

But I suppose the helpful answer would be... Yes, if you like it, no if you want to flip it (unless it's mint and cheap).


No offense man, but you can come off as kind of a dick sometimes. And while you have become increasingly better at providing help to certain individuals, I used to notice that you also provided a lot of misinformation. Just a thought, maybe quit being so snarky, because at one time, you needed help too. Plus GMH generally knows his stuff, and doesn't often ask for help, so maybe help him if you can?

post #90714 of 112741
Quote:
Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

OK, I decided to dedicate my holiday break to making my operation more efficient, so I limited my thrifting to when I already had to be out, and not out of the way. 

So this is part of what I got in an hour after my nieces wedding and reception, 4 hours on monday and about 3 hours on New Years Eve. 


any 33W pants in there?
post #90715 of 112741
Quote:
Originally Posted by tben View Post
 

 

You've gotten really good at this. Keep bringing in the awesome finds! Good stuff.

 

 

Yes he did.

 


No offense man, but you can come off as kind of a dick sometimes. And while you have become increasingly better at providing help to certain individuals, I used to notice that you also provided a lot of misinformation. Just a thought, maybe quit being so snarky, because at one time, you needed help too. Plus GMH generally knows his stuff, and doesn't often ask for help, so maybe help him if you can?

 

 

I'm sorry that humor gets you all butthurt. Lighten up.

 

As for  misinformation, you're welcome to your opinion. I generally speak from MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, your results may vary.

post #90716 of 112741
Thanks, bros...

Can't multi-quote, but thanks to everyone who replied about the shoes; I was worried I'd asked for the wrong thing.

Other than pant hems, these are actually the first thing I had altered -- Florsheim royal imperial long wings in a color (yellowy-golden-brown) I've not seen anywhere else. The heel made it impossible to walk more than a few steps at a time, so I thought I'd take a gamble on making some sort of Grenson-ish like creeper out of the brown mid-sole. This is not to say those rubes won't eff it up entirely. facepalm.gif

I would never alter a thrifted suit until I knew for sure it was recent or wearable.
post #90717 of 112741
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

I'm sorry that humor gets you all butthurt. Lighten up.

 

As for  misinformation, you're welcome to your opinion. I generally speak from MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, your results may vary.


I guess opinions do vary because that joke wasn't funny. :violin: And it isn't my opinion, just things that were blatantly wrong. But please, not need for further conversation, please carry on.

post #90718 of 112741
Quote:
Originally Posted by noob View Post

Thanks, bros...



Can't multi-quote, but thanks to everyone who replied about the shoes; I was worried I'd asked for the wrong thing.



Other than pant hems, these are actually the first thing I had altered -- Florsheim royal imperial long wings in a color (yellowy-golden-brown) I've not seen anywhere else. The heel made it impossible to walk more than a few steps at a time, so I thought I'd take a gamble on making some sort of Grenson-ish like creeper out of the brown mid-sole. This is not to say those rubes won't eff it up entirely. facepalm.gif



I would never alter a thrifted suit until I knew for sure it was recent or wearable.

 




Please make sure you post pics when you get them back. I really want to see how they come out!!
post #90719 of 112741
Quote:
Originally Posted by evolutionofRW View Post
 
 

And also, Fueco thanks for the tie again! It is being put to great use!!

 

 

:cheers: 

 

Adding this here so I can save my 2000th post for something helpful or inflammatory...

I don't always pick up pleated dress pants, but when I do, thinking they're Berle, they turn out to be Belvest....

 

post #90720 of 112741
Finds from last week I'm sending to spoo.

EZ tux. EZ suit. NWT RLPL tie and a recent Canali sweater.

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