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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. Chotii

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    This is all you need to see, to know that it is so, so fake. See the double and then single stitching along the zipper? The stitching on genuine LV purses is *perfect*. Those stitches differ in length. Anything that isn't perfect is not sold. Ever. It makes me wonder what experience they require for any seamstress they hire, and how many years of commercial sewing someone has to have to get that experience.

    The picture of the stamp on the inside too is a dead giveaway. The o's in LOUIS VUITTON should never look like L0UIS VUITT0N.

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    Some of the really best fakes are made in the brand name factories after hours, using the same patterns and sometimes by the same people.
     
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  2. double00

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    photo dump!

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    swiss zegna lovely muted windowpane
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    i can't take peak lapels seriously but it's a nice option
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    peekaboo.
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    duck camo chamois vintage eddie
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    my size
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    NOS they still make these out of that disgusting rayon but this is cotton. now to find a detroit ball cap.
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    what year is it? NOS
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    i love you (tm) denver (tm) lol
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    x2 this one is dang cool
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    x3 apparently these were debauched affairs but sadly i was not invited not sure why not
    is that owl wearing cortez?
     
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  3. drlivingston

    drlivingston Well-Known Member

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    The reality of the situation is really quite amazing. If you pick any spot in the Atlanta metro area and drive for 25 miles in a semi-straight line, you could conceivably expect to pass not less than 20 Waffle Houses.
     
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  4. drlivingston

    drlivingston Well-Known Member

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    These are from Mensa Gatherings or RGs. They are a blast! Plenty of liquor and beautifully geeky women. The big MENSA-CON is at the end of next month in San Diego. I wish that I could make that one. But, it's not going to happen.
     
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  5. green_machine

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    :butbut: would it be fake if it was made by the same people with the same materials but they weren't clocked in?
     
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  6. dukedishin

    dukedishin Well-Known Member

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    More backlog.

    First, this thing. NWT. Deets in spoiler.

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    Pop on Donegal Mist (finally!)

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    Pop!

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  7. double00

    double00 Well-Known Member

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  8. green_machine

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    "WOWZAA!!" in the title.
    "Man Catcher"

    OMG that listing is amazing.
     
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  9. txwoodworker

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    Good tie day:
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    Pop on Arny's!! One more off the list. 8x T&A were in one spot, Ferragamo is awesomesauce.
    The Ben Silver will make your eyes bleed IRL.
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    Tiger of Sweden belted trench
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    "Classic" navy EZ db blazer
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    DSQARED and Gustin
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    would've missed this if it weren't next to the Prada pants, I kept looking them over, they're well made, no tags, finally caught the logo on the leg. Oh.
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    idk what these are. polyester, zip cuff, button fly, not capri's so I'm thinking mens?
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    didn't see the dog chewed on the top of these until I got them home.To Boot

    Today's BIG winner. wool/silk/cotton MY SIZE. First time finding Isaia at this store since my first post 3+ years ago.
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    did not kop.
     
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  10. Chotii

    Chotii Well-Known Member

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    There is always something to give it away. Something the counterfeiters cannot access, or buy something slightly cheaper (such as lining fabric). Also of course the company in question doesn't get any profits from those purses, though they're sold as though real.
     
  11. jumpman1231

    jumpman1231 Well-Known Member

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    While in Texas had a good pant stop...
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  12. the2ndhandman

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    Had private pistol training today for my new cc piece. Been trying to get familiar with it so had some time to stop after before heading home. I think some I've had for a bit since I stopped buying and started passing on everything.

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    Peek a boo..passed

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  13. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    I would call out your OCD but there is one GIANT error can you spot it @drlivingston ? HORRIBLE!!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ocd_nightmares
     
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  14. Nickd

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    Assuming you are being serious, no, it's really old, the Harris Tweed makes it definitely worthwhile, but St Micheal and the newer Marks & Spencer is everywhere in the UK thrift stores, literally almost every second item. I wish it was worth money, it would make my life very easy! If it has a market in the US/Canada, tell us UK guys, we can ship it over by the container load.

    It's not badly made though, at leas the vintage made in UK stuff, just considered ubiquitous and old fashioned- St Micheals/Marks & Spensers is where your parents/Grandparents buy their clothes (depending on your age).

    If you aren't being serious, I fail.
     
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  15. eazye

    eazye Well-Known Member

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    The red Cole-Hann logo in the middle?
     
  16. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    YES! I want to go drive there and get it out of there immediately.
     
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  17. drlivingston

    drlivingston Well-Known Member

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    Red labels WTF? They had ONE job! (Thanks again for that link <--intense sarcasm intended... you serenity-wrecking bastard [​IMG])
     
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  18. drlivingston

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    I am also drawn to the second pair from the left on the top rack. On my monitor, it almost appears to be a mismatched pair.
     
  19. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    They had one job is right. Unbelievable.
     
  20. ChetB

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