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Originally Posted by sparrow View Post


Reuniting is a dream
Glad to see some one fulfilled that dream

 

Some men have terrible dreams. That suit is one.

post #99242 of 112466
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Originally Posted by Ken P View Post

To be honest, a lot of corneliani is a pass for because it won't sell well because it is dated. You can't just decide on label. Do you research, stop expecting us to do it for you

Edit: Also Wes and Spoo could buy anything and make a profit off of it because they are gods. worship2.gif

C'mon mang lol8[1].gif Coupla hard working capitalists doin our thang, thats all.
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Originally Posted by futuremyth View Post

I don't usually pick up Tommy Hilfiger, but I do when I think I have a potential customer...


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dibsed by Spoo.

Tommy never looked so good. (except for his Enzo)
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

Not thrifting in the traditional sense (Click to show)
So this is a bit off topic but I was putting some finishing touches on today so I feel like bragging and I think DIY fits in with the thrifter ethos;
The majority of the labor was me and my lady, the tools were mostly thrifted and the materials were haggled and bartered and donated by sponsors (the lady runs a blog).

Before;

Then it was torn down to the studs and joists and built back up from scratch.
During;
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After;
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Bonus workwear fit pic, feel free to post feedback.
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A well deserved (i feel) double beaver
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Still a few minor things to do, but they are mostly cosmetic and I don't really get as involved in that side of things.

DUDE! That is awesome and love that tub. You are also jacked btw, didn't see that one coming.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Would they even consign that stuff? I was under the impression that spoo and wes (does he even consign?) weren't really interested in that stuff. I pass on that stuff all the time.

I can't speak for Wes, but for this sense, Im going to substitute "consign" with "thrift" for my answer. Its pretty much interchangeable, in most cases, for me.

Labels, as Ive said many times, are not the only thing to look for. Would I pass a dated, triple pleated, unvented Kiton with moth damage? Fuck no. Never. Do I leave Hickey Freeman on the racks? Most every visit. But what you as a populous should be taking from this thread, and from those of us who sell thrifted pieces is how selective you should be about what you pick. Timelines of labels, identifying the hand of a fabric from one pass on the rack, cuts, current fashion trends, market demand, etc. This will help you better your picks and better your (or your consignors spam[1].gif) sales and everyone wins. Get out into "real" B&M stores and see whats going on now. See what full price retailing looks like. (Thrift stores are microcosms of an economy, you may as well have your own currency in there. It throws your perception of the dollar value way off if you don't get out of them often).

Anyway, TLDR, its a little luck, a little skill, but looking far and beyond whats written on a 1" x 3" piece of fabric sewn into a garment will open up doors that lead you to the path of profit in the long run.

(pours another glass)
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Hey @SpooPoker, I'll join you on that glass with a birthday bottle of wine.


I've been beat as shit and I decided to use this day to sleep in, hang out at a vintage market, and now I'm cooking myself a baller dinner. I'll probably post pictures because fuck you @barrelntrigger for making me hungry with all those damn pictures.

 

Here's to 25 being better than 20-24 combined.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Hey @SpooPoker
, I'll join you on that glass with a birthday bottle of wine.


I've been beat as shit and I decided to use this day to sleep in, hang out at a vintage market, and now I'm cooking myself a baller dinner. I'll probably post pictures because fuck you @barrelntrigger
for making me hungry with all those damn pictures.

Here's to 25 being better than 20-24 combined.

Happy birthday bro.

And thanks for reminding me how old I am. Ha.
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25 is the last birthday to look forward to other than just being alive. Rental cars are now cheaper for you. Happy birthday. I'd give all my future grail finds to turn back the clock to 25.
post #99246 of 112466
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Originally Posted by That1Kid View Post

Paul Fredrick Sartoriale 7 folds seem to sell well. I've only come by one via thrift.

Yeah, I have PF Sartoriale 7 fold I like.
post #99247 of 112466
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

DUDE! That is awesome and love that tub. You are also jacked btw, didn't see that one coming.

Doesn't my posting read like that of a super jacked dude? lol8[1].gif Seriously though, it's probably just forced perspective in those pictures.

For people that liked the tub check out vintage tub and bath, they were great to deal with (and not a sponsor so I am in no way obligated to say that biggrin.gif ).
post #99248 of 112466
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Hey @SpooPoker, I'll join you on that glass with a birthday bottle of wine.


I've been beat as shit and I decided to use this day to sleep in, hang out at a vintage market, and now I'm cooking myself a baller dinner. I'll probably post pictures because fuck you @barrelntrigger for making me hungry with all those damn pictures.

 

Here's to 25 being better than 20-24 combined.

Happy birthday, dude. Hope it's a good one. :cheers:

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shout out to towers for rekindling my love for this thread 

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Towers, nice work! Looks great and very modern.

RTC, happy birthday yo!
post #99251 of 112466
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Loro Piana is a single piece collar, and is crazy expensive. There should not be any stitching at all.
The Kiton, what size is that? Dibsing a 15.5/34-35.smile.gif

Definitely looks a single piece collar - no stitching is correct - thanks for pointing out.

Kiton MTM is 15.75ish with 34 sleeves. Actual measurements are: 19" shoulders, 23.5" pit 2 pit, 24.75" sleeves from shoulder, 30.5" length.

The last two I had sold really well though so unfortunately probably won't trade that one. Generally I don't mind making most things available tho.
post #99252 of 112466

Towers, great bathroom, you are welcome to come over and do the same to mine, need to do some work here get it into shape to sell in the next few months :)

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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

Not thrifting in the traditional sense (Click to show)
So this is a bit off topic but I was putting some finishing touches on today so I feel like bragging and I think DIY fits in with the thrifter ethos;
The majority of the labor was me and my lady, the tools were mostly thrifted and the materials were haggled and bartered and donated by sponsors (the lady runs a blog).


Still a few minor things to do, but they are mostly cosmetic and I don't really get as involved in that side of things.

Teach me, Obi Wan. You're our only hope.

Seriously, I'm relatively handy with power tools, and am usually pretty ambitious and confident with projects. But I just can't seem to get over my fear and just redo our bathroom (and kitchen, and basement, and....). It's just too intimidating. I need someone who knows what they're doing to do a major project with me to give me confidence.

Nicely done.
post #99254 of 112466
A few things from today
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Hickey Freeman suit LP super 130s




Hickey Freeman suit LP super 150s




Alexandre London...probably should have left it behind but I like the pattern



Ferragamo...still need some work. So far only hit them with a light brushing and some leather conditioner

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Thanks guys.

I work in the hospital but I found myself there 3 times for surgery the last 2 years. Hoping I get to go to the OR more this year, but to do my job and not be a patient. Oyyy....

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