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Share some SF History

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by in stitches, May 12, 2011.

  1. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    Was the golden age in the winter of 2003?
    It was definitely before winter 2008.
     
  2. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    Teacher Senior member

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    I make mine with whole wheat flour and use blueberries. Add some dark-roast coffee and bacon and we have a nomtastic morning.

    You and I...we happen. Yeah.
     
  4. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    You and I...we happen. Yeah.

    ^^^ s'up Teacher? Long time no see.
     
  5. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    Was the golden age in the winter of 2003?

    The golden age was around 2005-2006. The samples sales were frequent, plentiful, and dirt cheap in New York City. Paul Stuart #1 was absolute chaos. And, to a lesser extent, the Asprey sample sale and moving sale were also feeding frenzies. I distinctly remembering listening to a bewildered sales woman wondering why she was receiving a dozen phone orders for lacquered shoes trees marked down to ~$35 (lasted for Edward Green 202s).

    The fiascos of Darren Beamon and Carlo Franco were also memorable, though rather infuriating moments as well.
     
  6. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    The golden age was around 2005-2006. The samples sales were frequent, plentiful, and dirt cheap in New York City. Paul Stuart #1 was absolute chaos. And, to a lesser extent, the Asprey sample sale and moving sale were also feeding frenzies. I distinctly remembering listening to a bewildered sales woman wondering why she was receiving a dozen phone orders for lacquered shoes trees marked down to ~$35 (lasted for Edward Green 202s).

    The fiascos of Darren Beamon and Carlo Franco were also memorable, though rather infuriating moments as well.

    Yep, I got some Grenson Masterpiece for PS for $25 at that first sale. I can't see that happening ever again.
     
  7. Matt

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    The golden age was around 2005-2006. The samples sales were frequent, plentiful, and dirt cheap in New York City. Paul Stuart #1 was absolute chaos. And, to a lesser extent, the Asprey sample sale and moving sale were also feeding frenzies. I distinctly remembering listening to a bewildered sales woman wondering why she was receiving a dozen phone orders for lacquered shoes trees marked down to ~$35 (lasted for Edward Green 202s). The fiascos of Darren Beamon and Carlo Franco were also memorable, though rather infuriating moments as well.
    Yep, I got some Grenson Masterpiece for PS for $25 at that first sale. I can't see that happening ever again.
    yup, this is my vintage too. I know we do a halcyon days of yore thing every once in a while, but to me anyway, that was SF at its finest... the best litmus test of this revolves around someone who, in due course, I've met and come to consider a friend.... Litmus test: Kent Wang is: 1. respected senior member, and purveyor of fine finery 2. that overposting n00b with the parasol If you answered 1, you Weren't There For It Maaan
     
  8. Piobaire

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    Was cruising the shoes for sale on ebay and a real old memory came back. Remember that dood that kept trying to sell some vintage boots...Alden I think...for around 10k? Some members found his ebay sale and linked it here. Then all hell broke open and he was I-stalking a poster or two, law suits were threatened. If I remember right, he was some guy that sued the USPS and got a settlement then was living off that?
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^ "Priceless Lobbs"
     
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    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    Was cruising the shoes for sale on ebay and a real old memory came back. Remember that dood that kept trying to sell some vintage boots...Alden I think...for around 10k? Some members found his ebay sale and linked it here. Then all hell broke open and he was I-stalking a poster or two, law suits were threatened. If I remember right, he was some guy that sued the USPS and got a settlement then was living off that?

    Shhh... it is "he who shall not be named".
     
  12. Connemara

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    Was cruising the shoes for sale on ebay and a real old memory came back. Remember that dood that kept trying to sell some vintage boots...Alden I think...for around 10k? Some members found his ebay sale and linked it here. Then all hell broke open and he was I-stalking a poster or two, law suits were threatened. If I remember right, he was some guy that sued the USPS and got a settlement then was living off that?
    ^^^ "Priceless Lobbs"
    Wow, I had forgotten about this. Unreal.
     
  13. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As I recall, he claimed to have son in Iraq whom, he said, someone on SF (jinda?) emailed that he hoped got killed by an IED or something. Based on that he was going to go on Fox and denounce SF to the world. I happened to have, uh, connections at Fox and looked into this and no booker that I talked to had ever heard of him and all of them laughed at the mere thought that they might put him on the air.
     
  14. Prada_Ferragamo

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    LOL. Someone link me the thread.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    LOL. Someone link me the thread.

    +1 I never heard this story
     
  16. Homme

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    Was cruising the shoes for sale on ebay and a real old memory came back. Remember that dood that kept trying to sell some vintage boots...?

    He was much more distinguished than a mere dood, dude.
     
  17. Piobaire

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    I can't believe I remembered it but it was truly a classic.
     
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    yup, this is my vintage too. I know we do a halcyon days of yore thing every once in a while, but to me anyway, that was SF at its finest... the best litmus test of this revolves around someone who, in due course, I've met and come to consider a friend.... Litmus test: Kent Wang is: 1. respected senior member, and purveyor of fine finery 2. that overposting n00b with the parasol If you answered 1, you Weren't There For It Maaan
    If you answer 2 then you know you are a chump if you mow your own lawn.
     
  19. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1 I never heard this story

    ++11
     
  20. Dakota rube

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    If you answer 2 then you know you are a chump if you mow your own lawn.

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