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I went to Marshall's based on some of the nice finds other people here have found--what a pile of shit--jelly of you guys pulling rlpl and Kiton from yours.

 

A conversation I had recently with a store manager at Ross (think cheaper version of Marshalls with lesser stuff) tells me that they (and Marshalls and TJ Maxx as well) move stuff around to different markets where they will sell quicker. If you're in an area where the vast majority of men don't dress up for work (as I am), you probably won't have good selections at these stores. And within the markets, the stores' selection can vary dramatically! A quick Yelp search tells me that I have at least 25 Marshalls and TJ Maxx stores within 100 miles (!!). I've seen Kiton and RLPL at some while others have nothing better than Michael Kors. The best stores seem to be the one in nicer neighborhoods... Sad, but true. Fortunately for me, that means that my local TJ Maxx store is one of the better ones. Since it's only a <5 minute drive from home, it gets checked often!

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A couple more pics....the rest will be tomorrow, it's movie time.

 

Shell MacNeils

 

 

Brooks Brothers x Alden Tassel Mocs

 

Red Wing Pecos Boots

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Good day (nooooo Kiton), but a good day. Editing pics now. :D

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Great friggin day for me, found lots of cash. Yay. Pics of that eventually.

But the keepers! Woot! Im on a roll...

First, this sign which absolutely sums up ThriftLife™ :


I never really check shirts, glad I did, awesome Gant Rugger, fits like a glove, 2 random ties for me, and a 100% cashmere scarf, $2.99, $1.99, $1.99, and $1.99 respectively :


Im going to need a bigger library for all the books I thrifted, this awesome NY photo book is from the 70s and has all kinds of great vintage photos :


And for the fourth time in my life, I find shell... and for the first one of those times, they fit!! bounce2.gif Marked a 10E, Im usually a 9.5 D which is odd - a little roomy but will hold on to them for a bit. SUPER STOKED!


Oh, it all happened wearing this (does anyone else feel its good luck to thrift while wearing something thrifted? Im a little superstitious, I always wear something thrifted to appease the gods... )

SHOUT TO MATTY LONG LEGS for the proxy on the Harmont & Blaine jacket... me and my best friend (check the logo by her nose):
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Nice shoes, Spoo!
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Leaping out of my comfort zone with a few different pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^^^ Glad you picked up those vintage down jackets. Give em a good wash with regular detergent and throw like 5 tennis balls in the dryer with them . Should come out looking like new.

Spoo: Score on those BB shells! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Thanks Nat!

While youre here, no pics yet, but I got a recent Gerry made in USA technical jacket. I paid $25 for it. I know sight unseen, but my phone was dead and I couldnt look anything up. Are the new ones flippable?
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Hmm, I'm not sure as I usually pass on the newer stuff. Cool details? I'm sure you can make your money back. Sadly I don't think newer Gerry stuff does too well. I could be wrong though. As I said, I've stuck with the vintage stuff. Let me know if you do well and I'll start picking it up! biggrin.gif
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Hmm, I'm not sure as I usually pass on the newer stuff. Cool details? I'm sure you can make your money back. Sadly I don't think newer Gerry stuff does too well. I could be wrong though. As I said, I've stuck with the vintage stuff. Let me know if you do well and I'll start picking it up! biggrin.gif

Ha, will do. Id say late 90s early 00s. Black with a blue inset thing. Youll see it soon. Thanks for the advice, I rolled the dice.
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Oh, one more thing - some of you guys are pros at polishing shell. I happen to a. not have the time and b. am not good at it at all and c. nobody in my hood knows how to do so.

Does anyone have (or want to be entrepreneurial and start one) a mail-me-your-shoes-to-polish business for shell? I know theres pro patina dudes in europe, but just looking for a little homegrown action.

Anyway, if you do, hit me up.
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A few sweaters. I never pick up sweaters... and a cardigan sweater vest..

 

 

 

 

   

MINT MINT MINT (Looks new to me) Vintage Brooks Sweater. Damn labels I never remember how to tell the age, anyone?

 

 

Vintage 1990's RRL Buffalo Sweater

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Couple finds from yesterday:



Vintage-style silk jeweled dress from Australian designer Alannah Hill. Tagged 10 but fits like a US 4-6. Available.

Their stuff is pretty pricey new.

http://shop.alannahhill.com.au/dresses/starry-night-skies-dress-from-449.html


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which guys here thrift womens wear? I need to help my wife with her wardrobe; so I'm looking to do some purchases and trades in the near future.

...and if anyone has any tips for navigating the women's area, let me know. I know how to spot quality mens stuff quick, but not so much the ladies
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^^ Womens is a mystery to me, unless its a well known label. When I thrift in the womens section, I look for material first - leather, suede, tweed, croc. Then a label. My wife thrifts like a pro in women's but she only buys shit for herself to wear.

Brian those Cowichan sweaters drool.gif I wish they were M's or L's!
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^^^ That Pendleton zip cardigan is crazy recent. As in a year or so old. How do I know? I got the same one for Christmas last year. smile.gif
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