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The Official 2013 Thrifters Scavenger Hunt Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. richnet12

    richnet12 Well-Known Member

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    No hat with feather, no ebay sign, no Allen Edmonds. My thrift employee did not let me take a head shot or it would have been extra points from you guys as she is pretty cute, but she did hold up the sign.. Funny..about the only shoes around these parts in thrift stores are womens shoes so I end up thrifting and selling those. Even found some Chanel loafers.
     
  2. bytor13

    bytor13 Well-Known Member

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    I've got everything except the fedora & the eBay sign.
     
  3. CesarC

    CesarC Well-Known Member

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    I decided not to participate in this round as I'm quite busy doing other things, but I've actually managed to make it out a few times but haven't taken any photos. A shame, too, because if I had, I'd be only 3 away (missing ebay sign, fedora w/feather, and polaroid). Oh well. I've made friends with a few cute employees, too, should've done it.
     
  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Are we only posting on the 17th or can we post anytime if we are done?
     
  5. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    For the sake of keeping the thread interesting, you may post at will if you are finished. Cutoff is still at 11:59 PM, 8/17.

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  6. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    With a few days to go until the deadline, here's where I stand. I hope to find some time to go out tomorrow. So why post now? Well, 1) I may not get out tomorrow; 2) Even if I do, I probably won't bat for the cycle; 3) Even if I do, I probably won't win (mostly hum drum stuff below); and 4) I needed a distraction from the work I'm trying to procrastinate. 1. Suit/Sport Coat with more than 3 enclosure buttons (more buttons for extra points) [​IMG] 2. An item priced by the store with a reference to the online cost - (extra point if they have attached an eBay listing printout to justify their high price). (Highest thrift store price receives a bonus point) [DNF] 3. Pink Sunglasses. [DNF] 4. An item of apparel or footwear tagged Made in England, Great Britain or equivalent. [​IMG] 5. A pair of cufflinks. [DNF, if you believe it] 6. A fedora with a feather in the band. [DNF] 7. A silk pocket square, extra point for hand rolled, another extra point if it wasn't made in an Asian country. [Extra bonus for it being CHRISTIAN DIOR and not made in an Asian country?] [​IMG] 8. A pair of Allen Edmonds shoes. [​IMG] 9. A shirt with contrasting collar and cuffs, bonus points if its R&G, another bonus if it's a real embroidered Robert Graham. [​IMG] 10. A feather/down filled vest. [DNF] 11. A Suit Coat/Sport Jacket with a hand finished notch or peak lapel. (You know, the hand stitched tab on the back side) [​IMG] 12. A square ended knit tie. [​IMG] 13. A Polaroid Camera (extra points if it has a rainbow stripe) [DNF] 14. A piece of tweed luggage. (extra point for a matching set) [​IMG] 15. A pair of bookends. [​IMG] Bonus - Take a photo of a Thrift Store employee holding your scavenger hunt membership badge. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Well-Known Member

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    #15 looks like a book display and not book ends.

    **CoughMANHANDSCough**
     
  8. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    I knew there would be SOMEONE who would make this comment.

    Said item holds books and has ends. It also has two shelves, hence two sets of ends.

    Thus, said item is or contains A PAIR OF BOOK ENDS.

    QED
     
  9. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    1. Technically GMMcL, that jacket only has one enclosure button........Minus 2 points.....[​IMG]


    2. Is that a Hartmann Suit Case? If so, did you buy it?

    3.Funny how the employee doesn't want her face photographed, yet her full name is visible. Fail
     
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  10. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Well-Known Member

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    Sayeth the lawyer in our midst [​IMG] but the Supreme Court ruled in Juman Ltd -vs- State of Connecticut that to call an object a bookend said object must stand BETWEEN two distinct objects.
     
  11. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    1. Another line of reasoning I anticipated. I'm unfortunately covering it with my sign, but the middle row of buttons has holes. Include the internal enclosures and you're up to 4. :D 2. Dunno. No need or room for tweed luggage. Also, I think it was a solid couple of Jacksons; this store is pretty expensive (note the $10 knit J Crew tie) 3. Hey, she only said no face. I even showed her and got her blessing on the photo. My obligations were discharged.
    Pin cite or GTFO.
     
  12. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    G, Iunno, that RG doesnt look like it has contrast collars or cuffs to me.... :confused:
     
  13. SpooPoker

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    OK, so Im not getting out today so my official entry follows. I did not find a thrift employee to succumb to my charm and hold the sign, nor did I find a knit tie (WTF) or have time to get to the store where I know there is a sign that validates a price "PER THE INTERNET". lol. Next time I go though I will snap it, because its full of win.

    So :

    Jacket with multiple buttons - Im dropping a deuce on this. Pimpalicious black check and an Indian suit too :
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    Pink sunglasses
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    Tweed luggage
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    Bookends (my daughter found these)
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    Stick a feather in his hat and call him macaroni
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    Hand collar


    Cufflinks
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    Look kids, big ben! Parliament!
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    Stuff it
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    Contrast
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    Im goin down down doo be doo be do down and sugar im going down swinging
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    AE
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  14. HansderHund

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    Of course there's a bathroom. Europeans go to the bathroom, right?
     
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  15. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    Could've done half the list at my first stop today...but I forgot to print the sign!

    :fu:
     
  16. bytor13

    bytor13 Well-Known Member

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    I think I got everything except for the eBay sign.


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    Tweed luggage
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    Bookend (only 1, I'm afraid)
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    Contrast collar & cuffs
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    Pink Sunglasses
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    AE
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    Made in England Docs
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    4 Buttons
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    Down Vest (feather in 2nd pic to confirm)
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    Jim!
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    Cufflinks
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    Square end knit ties (cotton)
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    Silk (made in China) squares
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    Polaroid camera
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    Fedora w/ feather
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    Bonus high-priced items in lieu of eBay signs.

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  17. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    Yep, pretty sure I could have gotten 8/10 just today.

    Stupid me, as I walked into the first thrift store, I thought, "Oh, I'll pull up the sign on my phone like Spoo did." Then I realized I can't use the phone to display the sign and take a picture with it at the same time. Moron.
     
  18. richnet12

    richnet12 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome back up photos ...hard to dispute things with back up. You did not back up Jim.
    Springing my multiple button findings on the forum soon!
     
  19. richnet12

    richnet12 Well-Known Member

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    Thrift Store employee holding Scavenger Hunt sign.
    Told her that I wanted to brag online about my haul of shoes and she obliged.
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    Many many buttons for enclosures! Seven!

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    Cuff and sleeves are contrasting aren't they?
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    Vest which was in the storage area and not on the sales floor yet.
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    Bookends. Not a book shelf...real book ends.
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    Nice lady showing me the cuff links from under the display case.
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    Silk scarf straight from the pocket of a sport jacket on the rack. (I found two dollars inside the pocket of another jacket...which I donated back)
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    Pants made in London as in London, England!
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    Square end knit tie.
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    Back up coat with multiple buttons for enclosure.
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    More multi button back up.
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    A Texas fedora, ya'll!
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    A Polaroid that doesn't work like a Polaroid is supposed to work but its a Polaroid camera no doubt.
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    Tweed luggage.
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    Sporting the gold multi button jacket. I am on my way to pimp hood.

    No Allen Edmonds, no Ebay sign..oh well.
     
  20. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    None of those pictures are big enough to see (not disputing your finds) but damn they dont even expand when you click on them.
     

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