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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. timhortons

    timhortons Well-Known Member

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  2. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    old piece, new pic, but cot dang is she lovely.

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  3. mistermidwester

    mistermidwester Well-Known Member

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    Holy crap, guys. I found vicuña.

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  4. AlexJ1100

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    Couple off topic questions/requests.

    1. If anyone has dealt with vehicle importation please let me know. My situation would be pretty cut and dry (over 25 y/o and from the UK) but would be nice to talk to someone with first hand experience.

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    Was looking for a bit of a project, and general knowledge building and loved the posts on the espresso machines from a few others.

    I ran across the below machine on CL.

    http://louisville.craigslist.org/app/5326366583.html

    Based on his high price expectations I could likely talk him down a bit but I'm really not sure on two items.
    1. I've talked to him and the valve in question is the three way solenoid valve, which according to him should be an easy fix, but the Pasquini website deems it a 5 out of 5 fix. Has anyone messed with one of these machines before and could lend some insight?
    2. While it would be fun to work on a use it a few times, I couldn't realistically justify keeping it. While I love a good espresso I don't drink it enough to not sell. However these machines seem to go for anywhere between $300 and $800 pre-owned on the Bay. Is there someone that is key to these that I am missing that dictate the variance? It seems like some identical machines are going for much different prices.

    I greatly appreciate any guidance.

    And since I haven't posted pictures of anything (mainly because I haven't been able to thrift much lately) here is a Hartmann Belting Garment Bag I picked up today. Much higher price than thrift (consignment) but looks like I've got a ton of margin left on it.

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  5. double00

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    kopped a cp company jacket. really impressed with the fabric, fit, and deetz.
     
  6. impuntura

    impuntura Well-Known Member

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    330...that Brioni is spectafuckingular
     
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  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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  8. impuntura

    impuntura Well-Known Member

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    Why not both,Ive had a cerveza or two while in shower in the Dominican
     
  9. My Main Man

    My Main Man Well-Known Member

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    Kinda starting to hate you guys. I found a Jack Spade shirt today and was all...

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  10. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    Shit, i might have left alden for bb today...
     
  11. impuntura

    impuntura Well-Known Member

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    Some jeans pron...
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    Nice zegna roadster...dibsed

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    And whats this just a regular Polo with brass right?

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    Wrong...made in italy corn wit ticket pocket.

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    And lastly the nail pattern of those boots
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  12. impuntura

    impuntura Well-Known Member

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    Respectfully disagree I would give that Brioni a butt baby
     
  13. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure when you have a Ferrari, you don't need to travel to participate in that story.

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    i'm just going to leave this here. First time out in months. Arthur Fox. Not sure who that label is; Gm-h thought it might be older Boglioli, but i'm not sure about that. Edit: Fits me close enough that it's NA for now.

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    And these were both thrift funded and bought via Massdrop, so way lower than normal Panta ties. Very definitely my favorite one-time tie buy EVER. The colors here are SO much better than the flas is giving them credit for.
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  14. WillWork4Coffee

    WillWork4Coffee Active Member

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    1.

    I tried registering a gray market car in KY (albeit <25yo cut off) about 10 years ago. Got a LOT of run around from state office and with guys that had them only being able to offer 2 ways to do it both being beyond my comfort level with interpretation of the law. I ended up selling it as a parts car. I'd avoid it personally but for more specific info, check around 502streetscene.net and obviously calling the DMV

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    I've done a completely rebuild of a e61 machine before (Faema) and they are really super simple. Just be sure to take pics went disassembling to help. I've not messed with a Pasquini but I've used all three of the following companies for parts and had great service:
    https://www.espressoparts.com/
    http://www.orphanespresso.com/
    http://www.cafeparts.com/staticIndex.asp
     
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  15. timhortons

    timhortons Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking for these for a long time....a long time.
    Worn maybe twice, max.

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  16. thebuddahman

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    I'm so sorry I just re-read my post and I've made myself sound like I hate GTi drivers. Didn't mean to sound like a twat. I was doing my take on the Ferrari-drivers-who-feel-the-need-to-wear-a-Ferrari-cap thing. Failed miserably!

    I was attempting to mock the boy racers we get here in the UK who would think it's cool to wear this jacket whilst driving one. Or worse still, those that would wear this jacket whilst driving a 1.2 Golf and pretending it's a GTi.

    I will amend my post!
     
  17. ejay1

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    Continuing from the home downsizing sale from a couple days ago. I dropped by today and they were kind enough to let me in and I bought what was left of the sport coats.

    I haggled them way down in price plus they threw in for free the seersucker-ish sportcoat along with stuff I missed from the initial visit: zegna trouser, RLRP shirt and 2 ties. n/a
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  18. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    Dude, i can't even right now!...........
     
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  19. eazye

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    Wow, just........wow. Those are all stunners.
     
  20. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    I'm remembering why I stopped following this thread. I thought it was because I was tired of setting up my finds to photograph them, but it's actually because the things on this thread make most of my kops look like kraps.

    Y'all are badass.
     
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