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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. drlivingston

    drlivingston Well-Known Member

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    Of course it counts! I had my couple hours of sleep and am now beginning the drudgery of a Monday. I imagine @SpooPoker (who is probably still experiencing Polo hangover symptoms) is up and at it as well.
     
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  2. JFST

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    Being a grown up is tough[​IMG]
     
  3. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I'm late to this, was on my lunch break.
     
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  4. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    Just saw @ChetB 's polka dot Sulka tie on LA Law.

    Pics to follow.
     
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  5. eazye

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    Morning crew!!!
     
  6. thebuddahman

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    Need an answer asap - spotted some Size 11 green chukkas by Ed Meier. Worth it?
     
  7. Doomsticks

    Doomsticks Well-Known Member

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    The ed meiers I had were crockett & jones handgrade, so I would say yes.
     
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  8. thebuddahman

    thebuddahman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I had the instinct they were decent too. The internet seems to agree they are high end. Very old German company. I will post the heel nail pattern later and see if anyone knows who made them.

    They are lovely - moss green suede chukka with dark brown soles. Pleased :) will be available as much too big for me.
     
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  9. Bahljs

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    Size 40, aka 7.5 ey? [​IMG]
     
  10. Spruce Moose

    Spruce Moose Well-Known Member

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    Those shoes really are gorgeous.

    Question for all:

    For shoes where your foot doesn't fit the leather grove made by the previous owner, do you just wear until you build your own or replace the soles? Those Varvotas I found are gorgeous and fit me great but the previous owner had a smaller foot / wore them big and as a result they are quite uncomfortable.

    Also, what do people do to clean used shoes before wearing if any?

    Thanks,
     
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  11. Bahljs

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    I work in Urology here at the Cleveland Clinic and can schedule you an appointment if needed. FYI, we would need to keep the diamonds and run some labs on them [​IMG]
     
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  12. Bahljs

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    I like the yellow Brioni, the pink Brioni, the brown Brioni neat [​IMG]
     
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  13. Shoeluv

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    First trip to a thrift in a while, had an hour waiting for my son during his drums lesson.

    Left behind a couple of dated Burberrys suits and a few '346' blazers. Last year would have picked all of them up, now getting much pickier. Only thing I picked up was a Patagonia vest (available).

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  14. chasd2

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    Can't find much info on this Rose & Born but it looks like a very nice piece. Italian Made Reda S100. Anyone have any idea who makes this?
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  15. Principle

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    Hey, how do you guys keep track of your profit margins/expenses? Does anyone have a excel template they could share or suggest a way from agonizing in the future?
     
  16. dukedishin

    dukedishin Well-Known Member

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    If anyone has some wimmenz cash gloves, shoot me a PM.
     
  17. white collar

    white collar Well-Known Member

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    Simple numbers spread sheet, price paid, price sold, days listed, etc. I use the row number as the item number so when something sells I can find it quickly.
     
  18. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Well-Known Member

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    Proper thread for that is here, there have been many discussions on that. As they say read the whole thing.
     
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  19. Nobleprofessor

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    Me, too. Every estate sale where its a very nice house and you can tell the couple was wealthy. I'm always thinking to myself, Ok, there was a St. John suit in the closet, so she had to have bought an Hermes scarf at some point. But, alas, it is always full of Anne Klein, or Echo, or no name scarves. I still have not found a real Hermes. I have found a couple fakes that were obvious, but never the real thing.
     
  20. AlexJ1100

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    This might go without saying...
    But if you list on eBay be sure to mention that it is Polartech. I didn't realize it was a thing, but one day I listed two Patagonia vests (one was a Retro-X and one was a normal looking Polartech) and I couldn't believe how many more views/follows the Polartech one got, in spite of it not being as "cool" of a vest as the Retro-X (in my opinion)
     
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