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#ForBrian : RIP @hbkshin / StyleForum's Help Needed To Aid The Family Of A Fallen Brother

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Guys, you may have seen this posted in the thrift thread a few weeks ago, if you follow it but its below again :


    Brian, known here on StyleForum as @hbkshin had a very long history with us on the thrift thread. He was a fantastic thrifter, with a great sense of humor, and phenomenal photography skills. He was an awesome guy to (digitally) know, and I'm sure even better IRL with his friends.

    Unfortunately, Brian took his own life recently.

    A friend of his had contacted me because Brian had previously consigned with me and had told his friend about me and what I do. The friend who reached out to me told me that they had learned to thrift from Brian and they had some good stuff to sell. They wanted to send me their things to sell and have their portion of the proceeds go to help Brians family. Of course I agreed, but I think we can join together to make this a bigger thing.

    So here is what I am doing.

    - The pieces that Brian's friend sent me to sell are going to go live starting on Thursday, June 30th.
    - Ill have the hashtag "#ForBrian" in all my auctions that the recipient's proceeds are going to his family.
    - @dieworkwear has graciously accepted to feature these listings in a Put This On feature to hopefully get more eyes on them.

    Now, what I ask of you, StyleForum community :

    - Many of you are eBay sellers. If you would consider listing an item and have the proceeds go to Brian's family, I would appreciate that very much. It could be one thing, many things, something big, something small, but any little bit helps.

    - You can use the same hashtag "#ForBrian" in the title of your auctions, so they are easily searchable.

    - It would be very helpful to use the same format as I do in my listings ($9.99 with no reserve, 10 day auction starting June 30 and ending on Sunday, July 3rd, at around 6:30pm EST.

    If you would consider listing an item to benefit Brian's family, please reply here in this thread with the item you are planning to list and your eBay account (this is to make sure nobody else uses the hashtag for exposure without actually participating).

    After you've collected payment from your item, and deducted any fees that you would pay, of course, I would ask that you make the check out to Brians family (I will contact you with the exact name after you collect payment) and mail the check to me. Once I receive all the checks, I will put them all together and send them to his family. It would also be very awesome if you include maybe a small note too, so his family recognizes the depth and impact he had on so many people willing to participate. Do note they don't speak English very well (they are Korean) so perhaps if we have a Korean translator that would be helpful too.

    Theres not a whole lot I ask of you guys to do, but this is important to me to have a big turnout, so I hope you guys all jump on here.

    Any questions or logistical help/ideas/suggestions please let me know.

    ** Note that many of you had asked me to sell pieces of yours and donate your portion of the sale to his family - I can facilitate this if your auctions are also going live that same week, so I will contact you if your items are. If your items that I am selling are not going live during the week, I can still make the donation to the family, however it may not get the same exposure, just FYI.

    ** Double note - for full disclosure, I am also deeply discounting my commission rate on these auctions, the great majority of the payout goes right to Brian's family.

    Im thanking you deeply for your support, and lets see some big numbers come out.
     
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  2. A Canuker

    A Canuker Well-Known Member

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    Stand up stuff. I can't help on the sale side but I hope that something works the other way and I'd be happy to inflate a bidding war.
     
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  3. Dirt

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    Awesome endeavor. Will update in here when I figure out what I will be auctioning.
     
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  4. Versace Guy

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    Hey Spoo, can we just send the item directly to you? Small time sellers like me don't ever get good prices with my items doing auction style.
     
  5. capnwes

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  6. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    You can, sure - but it wouldn't go live with the rest of the batch, it would be a few weeks later. You can list it at any format you like - doing the same style listing was just a suggestion. List however you prefer. There will be (hopefully) tons of exposure on the items, and feel free to promote them in this thread, social media, etc.
     
  7. highvoltorb

    highvoltorb Well-Known Member

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    Brooks Brothers Madison sport coat and Gucci Loafers from lewisnj8766.
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  8. dazedstate

    dazedstate Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, I'm in. Thanks for heading this up Spoo.
     
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  9. TM79

    TM79 Well-Known Member

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    You're a good man, Spoo.
     
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  10. Spruce Moose

    Spruce Moose Well-Known Member

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    Very nice of you Spoo. I don't sell but will be happy to bid :)
     
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  11. Thrift Vader

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    Good work Spoo. :)
     
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  12. TexJake

    TexJake Well-Known Member

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    Definitely in. Thanks for taking the lead and hashing out logistics for us to participate.
     
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  13. Brianpore

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    Thanks for doing this Spoo. Are you starting/ending all the listing titles with the #FORBRIAN - I'll try to match them up and reach out to all the guys who have stuff with me if they want to put an item into the mix and get some of my own stuff together as well.
     
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  14. SpooPoker

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    Yup, all auctions will have #ForBrian in the title - I just need the items that will be included before next Thursday here so we can have a comprehensive list. Appreciate your support.
     
  15. dadjeans

    dadjeans Well-Known Member

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    I'm in with a few items via @Brianpore who just PM'd me about this. Thanks for putting this together Spoo!
     
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  16. Jompso

    Jompso Well-Known Member

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    Since that isn't and never will be a auction format I will sell in, I'd rather not dabble with it and confuse customers, can I just make my donations from two very sizable sales I made yesterday instead?
     
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  17. AHS

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    +1. I'll also be auctioning some good items through @Brianpore.

    Spoo, thank you for starting this and for rallying the community.

    AHS
     
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  18. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial

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    Hey @SpooPoker - I've featured this thread on the homepage carousel, using the image you've shared of Brian. If you, or anyone else, is willing to come up with a better header image I am happy to feature that instead and share it around on SF's instagram/social channels as well.
     
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  19. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    You certainly can. PM incoming.



    Thats great man, thank you - its a great shot of him and I think it would be a nice image to use.
     
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  20. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Well-Known Member

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    A tragedy; great effort from you, Spoo.
     
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