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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. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Thrift store?
     
  2. AndroFan

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    I guess my lawprofs were masochists, because they actually made us run the HHI numbers [​IMG]. That said, it's fair to say that rule of reason analysis also has its limits. Even under RoR analysis, anything considered to "destroy competition", independent of the claims made for defending the use of the feature (in this case to "prevent fraud" or "ensure fairness, payment, etc"), must ultimately be subject to some anti-competitive analysis. When the tying is as bad as it is here (I mean, we've got "Microsoft" level tying here), it doesn't seem unreasonable that a court would disregard the guidance justifications for the anticompetitive measures and actually *look* at what's going on. Of course, this is a Roberts court, sans Stevens (the most outspoken antitrust critic), which hasn't been the most kind to anti-competitive actions to begin with, so you might be on to something...

     
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  3. mat135ta

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    Not exactly a thrift store...
     
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  4. Nataku

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    These are amazing! I love them!

    ChetBakerSings: Score on the Hermes scarf! WOW!


    DarkMatter7 and I hit the thrifts today. Sadly these weren't the amazing LA stores but in an area closer to where I was. Still managed to find a killer Ben Silver tie at Marshalls for $10 and a Hermes tie at a thrift for $8. Thanks again man - it was fun! :)

    So tired. Got 2 hours of sleep last night before we awoke to hop the flight. Going to bed. More thrift stops planned for the trip! :D
     
  5. Fueco

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    Can anyone ID these Orvis pants I found today? They're a nice heavyweight cotton fabric with faux suede trim. They're my size...


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  6. Anduru

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    [double post?]
     
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  7. Anduru

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    Would anybody happen to know what year this might be from? I got it for about $12.99 CAD at Value Village.
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  8. jkidd41011

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    The Microsoft/IE Explorer example is what came to mind for me as well. You have to wonder if the eBay/Paypal acquisition were to occur today if it woud be approved? I don't the anyone foresaw the explosion of eBay and online retailing since this occurred.
     
  9. jrd617

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    I raise the bid to $20.
     
  10. SpooPoker

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    MONTHLY THRIFT THREAD COMPLAINT LIST

    USPS policies
    selling pants
    ebay/paypal monopoly


    whats next/
     
  11. jkidd41011

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    Not sure of the exact name, but they were not cheap. I found a pair a couple years ago and they sold at a nice profit on eBay.
     
  12. jrd617

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    I kid
     
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    meta "what's this thread turning into" discussions
     
  14. Samuel Smith

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    you know your on SF too much when you see this and think of a can of Spam....or is it a Spoo? It almost doesnt even make sense.... grr

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    Ventura w/ Holland & Sherry Cloth - My size and will replace my current (way lesser quality) Navy suit when black shoes are required. So I was [​IMG]

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    Need a bit of help with this one - A ton of really nice leather goods in a nice leather bag - I'd keep the bag but could the leather be used for anything else? Some weird 'Total Estate Planning' Portfolios

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    Allen Edmonds 10.5 Berwick Tassled Loafers - Left these behind - They were 18$ but wasnt sure about the damage on the inside heel. Only had a few minutes in the store so couldnt inspect.

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    Zanella Flat Front 'Benny' 34 Waist - Olive

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  15. Achilles_

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    Thrift store pricing?

    Edit: Went to an Omaha thrift store and found three pairs of zanella pants (a sort of micro-houndstooth) One brown, one gray,and one blue. All double pleat, 36 in waist with at least 32 inseam. I got the gray pair for myself, and left the others.

    I also found a couple of custom made suits, and a HSM gold trumpeter, but left them all. (Isn't gold trumpeter fully canvassed?)
     
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    Building the site isn't hard. Getting enough people onto it to make it useful is hard. See also: Google+ vs. Facebook
     
  17. LooknGr8

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    Perfect sense. They are one and the same, interchangeable!

    (Just kidding, spoo):D


    While YMMV, acetone or shoe prep or (go easy on the) Goo Gone gets 99% of this crap out unless it's a deep scuff/abrasion or chemical burn of some kind. Other shoe pros here might have differing opinions but if those were in my size I'd think about going for it. Do this all at your own risk at home, of course. But for the most part even paint pen and harsh junk comes off for me. That's one of the reasons I think I'm into shoes, because they pretty much all clean up well and have allowed me to experiment on lesser pairs so when I get that "find" I know what to do (and I flat out can't afford new pairs of shoes now that my standards have been set by the likes of you all, ha!).

    OTOH, the $18 price tag might give me pause.

    But those Guccis I brought home yesterday seemed "in the ballpark" (I was way off) size wize. They were covered in mildew so bad I wasn't letting them anywhere near my feet and I asked for a separate bag at the checkout. There were some suspcious looking marks on them and it all magically came out with this "shoe prep" stuff I got from my cobbler, which is mostly acetone. He says acetone works fine, too. I've gotten a little over ambitious with edge ink experimenting with shoe reformation...and the shoe prep rubs that right out, too. So far.

    On the leather bag with the bags inside...are those books/3ring binders inside? If I were tricking that bag out for work or travel, if you could remove the current contents and have no metal or nasty points protruding...those little bags on the inside would come in handy for the assorted little electronic doodads I have to carry but youdon't want loose in your bag (phone charger, spare batteries, car chargers, USB cables, etc). I got some tough little cordura-like zipper bags at Home Depot (3 pack for a few bucks) designed for screws and nails or small sharp tools to do the job in my Saddleback bag...
     
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  18. tben

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    The HSM Gold Trumpeter suit that I own is Half-Canvassed. I read somewhere (might have been here) that some of them are fused with machine stitching while others have said half-canvassing and "specialty" pick stitching.
     
  19. Achilles_

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    Good to know :)
     
  20. Hoofit

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    Found a couple of things last night from my local Savers, the store that hasn't had anything of note for months.
    Paging Brian Pore this is a chance for you to make up for your mistake last week or they will be going to Japan.
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    2 Brooks Bros Luxur 15 33 available
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    And some nice Cole Haan Made in USA short wings 11.5B Available
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