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The Official 2013 Thrifters Scavenger Hunt Thread

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

  1. catside

    catside Well-Known Member

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    I am counting Ireland to the chagrin of all Irish anywhere. Nobody said referee need to be fair. Mr DVs showing is wow!! Especially when he demonstrated his tartan unequivocallly. We got Wes finding nice sweaters, MrDV finding selvedges for first time. Kiton and Hilditch and Key was tagged in the habitat. Impressive, thanks.

    Bytor13 - 6
    GMMcL- 15
    FaceofBoh - 14
    Futuremyth 14
    MrDV 26
    DanM 5
    Fueco 13 Dude, don't forget your badge, if you won this would be contested.
     
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  2. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    I only count 24 for MrDV, am I missing something?
     
  3. catside

    catside Well-Known Member

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    Fixed, sorry


    Bytor13 - 6
    GMMcL- 15
    FaceofBoh - 14
    Futuremyth 15
    MrDV 24
    DanM 5
    Fueco 13
     
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  4. futuremyth

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    Forgot to add my brass candleholder, edited my post. Still won't beat MrDV though.
     
  5. catside

    catside Well-Known Member

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    Added above. Let's see what Wes will do.

    BTW Patrologia previously posted 2.
     
  6. Patrologia

    Patrologia Well-Known Member

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    And now a few more.
    Terrible showing. In fact, the main thing I’d be vying for would be worst value per item. Pretty sure that just about the only things with decent names on this list are the ones that specified brand names! Also, if I were anywhere near winning I’d expect some of these things to get eliminated or at least contested. Accept them in the spirit in which they’re offered.
    1.A Turkish bathrobe (i.e.towel), if Made in Turkey +1 bonus point
    2.Exotic skin men’s shoe (lizard, snake, emu, shark etc). Proof necessary: either written or Spoo verified.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    3.Made in England men’s shirt
    Blasted Th. Pink and their off shoring to Ireland.
    4.Tartan men’s accessory or clothing. If you can identify the Scottish clan +1 bonus point. If you or your significant other’s last name is same with that clan +1 more bonus point.
    5.Wind instrument- woodwinds, brass winds etc. If Yamaha +1 bonus point.
    OK, which one of you schmuks bought the Yamaha trombone that had been languishing at GW right up until the comp started?
    6.Any J.Press item.
    7.A selvedge jean, men or women’s.
    I had that Old Navy selvedge a few pages back, but never got confirmation on whether it was actually selvedge. I’ll edit it in later if anyone cares.
    8.Thomas the Tank Engine locomotive, a wooden Gordon +1 bonus point
    9.A real fur coat, or a coat with real fur accents- proof necessary-
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    10.Made in USA plaid, double breasted suit.
    11.A corduroy three piece suit. If colors are close (all shades of brown etc), gathering three separate pieces is acceptable as long as in one shop/ i.e same photo.
    Last item I found. J.C. Penny suit separates. Had to hunt for the pants, which the geniuses had removed from the jacket and vest.
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    12.Brass candle holder.
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    13.Made in England Dr. Marten.
    14.Any Brioni , Canali, Isaia, Corneliani, Barbera, or Kiton item

    15.Handknit cardigan –tag proof necessary-, Made in Iceland or Ireland +1 bonus point.
    I swear, there was not a bit of embroidery everywhere - I figured that meant they must mean hand knitted?
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    16.Polo Ralph Lauren topcoat. Purple Label, of course, is accepted and gets a bonus point. Lauren gets only half point i.e. -0.5 bonus.
    So Catside, is this still a topcoat? Has a hood.
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    17.Cigarette case.
    18.Non-plastic music box (metallic, wooden, porcelain). If works, record it and get one bonus point.
    19.Any teak furniture -see Frenchyfoundit-
    20.Double monk men’s shoe.

    21.Tie with sea critters print. A bowtie with same type of print is +1 bonus point. Whales 1+ bonus point.
    Closest I got to actually buying any of the items on this list.
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    22.Automatic watch, any gender.
    23.Beer glass with a European beer name on.
    Seen this pic before?
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    24.Any stereo equipment with wood or wood appearance case.
    Several of these, actually. By the way, what is a Daytron supposed to be!
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    25.Harris tweed jacket in plaid or stripes (no pure herringbone or pure pepper and salt pattern).
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    +1 Bonus point each for unfound items in the last round. A backscratcher, vintage straight razor, mirrored beer sign.

    So that's 10, or 11 if we count that godawful Old Navy.
     
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  7. catside

    catside Well-Known Member

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    Not a topcoat but I'll count it. Your selvedge, too. If GAP, Inc lawyers did not see a problem why should I. They sold it as selvedge.


    Bytor13 - 6
    GMMcL- 15
    FaceofBoh - 14
    Futuremyth 15
    MrDV 24
    DanM 5
    Fueco 13[/quote]
    Patrologia 10
    Spoo 0 Said he will join it. no posts :shrug:
     
  8. capnwes

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    1.A Turkish bathrobe (i.e.towel), if Made in Turkey +1 bonus point
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    2.Exotic skin men’s shoe (lizard, snake, emu, shark etc). Proof necessary: either written or Spoo verified.

    Spoo verified and kopped
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    [​IMG]

    3.Made in England men’s shirt
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    4.Tartan men’s accessory or clothing. If you can identify the Scottish clan +1 bonus point. If you or your significant other’s last name is same with that clan +1 more bonus point.

    Two pieces of Stewart Clan Tartan
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    5.Wind instrument- woodwinds, brass winds etc. If Yamaha +1 bonus point.

    Couldn't decide between wood wind or brass wind
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    6.Any J.Press item.

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    7.A selvedge jean, men or women’s.
    BUST

    8.Thomas the Tank Engine locomotive, a wooden Gordon +1 bonus point
    [​IMG]

    9.A real fur coat, or a coat with real fur accents- proof necessary-
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    10.Made in USA plaid, double breasted suit.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    11.A corduroy three piece suit. If colors are close (all shades of brown etc), gathering three separate pieces is acceptable as long as in one shop/ i.e same photo.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    12.Brass candle holder.
    [​IMG]

    13.Made in England Dr. Marten.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    14.Any Brioni , Canali, Isaia, Corneliani, Barbera, or Kiton item
    [​IMG]

    15.Handknit cardigan –tag proof necessary-, Made in Iceland or Ireland +1 bonus point.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    16.Polo Ralph Lauren topcoat. Purple Label, of course, is accepted and gets a bonus point. Lauren gets only half point i.e. -0.5 bonus.
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    [​IMG]


    17.Cigarette case.
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    18.Non-plastic music box (metallic, wooden, porcelain). If works, record it and get one bonus point.

    19.Any teak furniture -see Frenchyfoundit-
    BUST

    20.Double monk men’s shoe.
    [​IMG]

    21.Tie with sea critters print. A bowtie with same type of print is +1 bonus point. Whales 1+ bonus point.
    [​IMG]

    22.Automatic watch, any gender.
    BUST

    23.Beer glass with a European beer name on.
    [​IMG]

    24.Any stereo equipment with wood or wood appearance case.
    [​IMG]

    25.Harris tweed jacket in plaid or stripes (no pure herringbone or pure pepper and salt pattern).
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    +1 Bonus point each for unfound items in the last round. A backscratcher,

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    vintage straight razor,
    BUST

    mirrored beer sign.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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  10. catside

    catside Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks to everyone who showed up and played for charity.

    Bytor13 - 6
    GMMcL- 15
    FaceofBoh - 14
    Futuremyth 15
    MrDV 24
    DanM 5
    Fueco 13[/quote]
    Patrologia 10
    Wes 28

    Lineker once said football is a game that 22 people play and Germans win. I guess scavenger hunt is a game that 20 people sign up, 9 people show up, and Wes win. Mr DV gave you a fright though frankly. PM me your charity, let's keep that part private. Your list, dude.
     
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  11. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    28, but I guess it doesn't matter. I will let you know the charity tomorrow, gonna let my wife pick one. I'm sure it will involve animals.
     
  12. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    I know I was suppose to keep this private, but it's sort of a tribute....a story meant to be heard.

    Scavenger Hunt Donation Story

    In March 1982, the world was blessed by the birth of an angel, my little sister, Laura Lynn. Laura was born with hydrocephalus (water on the brain) which went completely undetected until the moment she took her first breath. She was immediately whisked away from us, and taken to Johns Hopkins, where she had tests done and surgeries performed to try to resolve the issues. It wasn't long before the doctor's discovered that she was also epileptic and irreparably blind, not due to a problem with her eyes, but rather an issue in the brain. They gave her six months to a year to live.

    When Laura finally came home from the hospital, she was on a strict regimen of medications to attempt to control the seizures. She was a little more complicated to care for than the average infant. My mother was strong, Laura and I could not have had a better mom to care for us. She made sure Laura had took her medicines and made it to all of her appointments on time, while somehow managing to take care of me, a two year old, too.

    Laura did well, she made it to a year, and then two, then five. We considered every day she lived a miracle. She was the happiest girl you ever met. She was unable to communicate through speech or see someone when they walked into the room, but she loved music and could recognize hundreds of voices. She blessed everyone she met. Even those who were somewhat afraid of her, or felt bad for her, walked away with a smile after only sitting with her for a few minutes.

    When she was six years old, Laura was accepted to attend The Maryland School for the Blind in Baltimore. It was a few hours from our home on the shore, but the campus had a room where she could stay during the week. The staff was so friendly, I remember meeting them for the first time and will never forget the kindness they exhibited. Most of the students at MSB were not only blind, but also had other special needs, like Laura. It takes a special kind of person to work with children like that, and I have the highest respect for them.

    During the school year Laura would ride the bus to school on Sunday afternoon and come home on Friday evening. She would always bring home nice notes from her teachers and care takers. During the summer there was no school. Laura liked being home and was always happy, but she was always extra happy when she was going back to school. She attended MSB until she was 18 and "graduated". After that she lived at home for a few years and then went to live in a special care center in my home town, where she had full run of the facility and her own room, toys, radio and was able to get immediate care when she needed it. We were able to visit or take her out for the day any time we wished.

    In 2007, Laura found herself in the hospital for what seemed to be a respiratory infection. The doctors discovered, however, that the medications she had taken her entire life had completely destroyed her liver and kidneys. God called his little earthly angel home on February 19th, just a couple weeks before her 25th birthday. Yes, of course we were sad, but since we had viewed ever day of her life as a miracle, we were happy to have been a part of it. Her life was perfect, despite all of it's imperfections.

    I never really comprehended the effect Laura had on people's lives until her memorial service. We anticipated a somewhat small group of people. Who would really care about a girl who was never more than 18 month old mentally, could't see, talk, feed herself or take care of herself. But...she had that smile, that laugh, the beautiful fair skinned face that lit up when you entered the room and spoke her name, or when she heard one of her favorite songs on the radio. The people lined up, by the hundreds, out the door. People I hadn't seen for years came in to say goodbye to a little girl, a woman, who touched their lives. Although she had not been in attendance at The Maryland School for the Blind in 7 years, nearly the entire school staff, current and retired, drove 2 hours to be there. One by one they stood and told stories of her antics, her quirks and mostly her smiling face and pure heart. I was so touched to see them all, and was proud of my little sister for being such a shining light in their lives.

    $100 will be donated to The Maryland School for the Blind in memory of my sister.
     
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  13. GMMcL

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    An amazing and touching story, Wes. Thank you for sharing.

    I was going to suggest demerits for your Made in England shirt being from a vastly inferior University, but I will give you a pass.
     
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  14. MrDV

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    Thanks for sharing Laura's story.
     
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  15. catside

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    I do not know about you guys but I think we should continue competing for charity.
     
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  16. futuremyth

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    Very touching story, Cap.
     
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  17. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Who's up for another THRIFT SCAVENGER HUNT for CHARITY?

    We had 9 entries this last round and we would really like to see an increase for the next round. $100 will be donated to the charity of the winner's choice. The new list is ready, but will not be released until I get a count on participation. As before please indicate you participation....and try to actually participate. It's a lot of fun, and many participants have benefited from the search, by finding items they may not have found otherwise. Plus, it's for a good cause.....and it's free.
     
  18. futuremyth

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    I'd like to, but it depends on the time frame of the deadline, as I'll be travelling from the 11th-20th and won't have much time to thrift.
     
  19. catside

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    No doubt about it. Big fun. Gives me an actual reason to go to thrift stores.
     
  20. sparrow

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    In for fun and adventure
     

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