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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. AndroFan

    AndroFan Well-Known Member

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    Must...resist...joke...

     
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    I won't.

    There ain't nothin' sanitary about my wood, nor do I want there to be. So I've never really had occasion to sanitize my wood.

    Good pro-tip, though, guys.
     
  3. Kitontini

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    Isn't this supposed to be about Thrift Finds and Bragging and what not? Shouldn't stain removal talk be in the Stain Removal thread? Just saying... Oh Look what I found and am now Bragging about....

    -St. Andrews Super 120's Pants. Single Pleat. Sz 38 R (I think St. Andrews is very underrated)
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    -Canali Super 120's (awesome) Yellow Sportcoat. Sz 44 R
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    -Alfred Dunhill (As Spoo would say "Totally Pimp") Suit. Pants are Flat Front. Working Cuffs. Dark Gray with Green Pinstripes! Sz 46 R
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    ALL ARE AVAILABLE! I WANTED THAT DUNHILL SUIT BUT ALAS, SLEEVES ARE TOO SHORT! :fu:
     
  4. grendel

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    I'm thinking the thrift thread has turned into a sub-culture in SF. I'm wondering if we should see about turning it into a sub-board on SF like SW&D and we could have different threads within the thrift section. Thoughts?
     
  5. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    Haha, awesome. I'd start the germaphobe thread -- how to deal with the sneezing hoards, how to approach someone about covering their mouth/not rubbing their coats into your face when politely shoving you aside, the best kind of UV light to zap your shoes with, etc.

    Other topics:

    - Stafford: Just...Why.
    - Thrift Dreams
    - MILFS: Ignore or Pursue?
     
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  6. AndroFan

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    That Canali SC is beyond baller. Nice unique finds.

     
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    That Canali is awesome! If only my size. I am a big fan of yellow, I found some yellow HF pants, too big for me and can't get rid of them, but super cool! Nice finds.


    That made me a little uncomfortable.
     
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    Yeah, that could work. Have the main thread about Thrift and Bragging and have additional threads attached to it. Like.. "Buy My Thrift Items" a place to mainly place your thrift finds on there and have people buy them (something like that). "How to get crap removed from my Thrift find" no need for explaination. "Here's my Thrift Outfit" you wearing your outfit made from all your thrift finds. I don't know.... Work in Progress, HA!
     
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    What an awesome journey. Congrats.
     
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    • Top 100 favorite tunes played in Goodwill. Actually, I think they only have 10 so that wouldn't be possible.
    • Pi$$ Stains on Brioni wool pants: Pass or Play?
    • Y U NO HAVE PUBLIC RESTROOM?
     
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  11. jrd617

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    +1. Congrats, Dig! Can't tell at all that you lost all that weight. Look great.
     
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    Bert Pullitzer, and what did menswear ever do to him?
     
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    Fingernail polish works well for rubber soles. Fine grit sandpaper is perfect for leather (assuming the shoes are used, which is usually the case--otherwise, a light rub with fingernail polish will also work for new leather). YMMV, but as far as I'm concerned, if all thrift stores put the prices on the soles of shoes, my life would be much easier.
     
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    CIrcling back on the shirt haul from yesterday, just...thanks for all the messages and even if we didn't make a deal (I was overwhelmed with way more offers than shirts I had to swap, believe it or not) I appreciate everyone's interest. After a while I got real brief with the PM replies, heh, so I wanted to say here...thanks.

    I'm going back tomorrow to that spot en route to work, comb through every single shirt again, maybe there will be more.

    If nothing else, I know which of you wear 17-17.5 shirts, now, ha!
     
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    Went into a Platos Closet yesterday and found a near new pair Frye made in USA engineer style boots for a 50 spot....sadly they were too damn small. Try as I might, I just couldn't get my foot in them. Oh well, hopefully someone else enjoys them.
     
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    The "How to win friends and influence people" thread shall include

    • New ways to say "Dude, chill, I won't be bird dogging those Gap jeans you want" without being rude
    • Techniques for not groaning loudly/swearing at the people who keep arguing with the cashier after their credit card's declined and check's refused.
    • "Inspiring" Fart Guy in next aisle to leave the store.
     
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    • Using farts to clear the next aisle.
     
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    Dig, seriously, amazing transformation, and congrats to you!
     
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    We'd need a section for :devil::devil::devil: tips, as well. Mine would include using PRL and Gap as bait; ie, scooping up the shirts from the shirt section, the ties from the tie section, thumbing your way down the racks, then hanging them conspicuously nearby, giving you a few more crucial minutes alone with the real plunder.


    LOL, Dig. Oh no you di'n't!...
     
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