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The Official 2013 Thrifters Scavenger Hunt Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Alright.

    If you get 20 contestants this round, something from me too. I may wind up competing if you post the list before the weekend.
     
  2. catside

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    You are thrifting for charity Prize: I will donate $100 to your favorite charity ( with previously stated exceptions). Wes will match it if you beat him. If 20 people post results, Spoo will sweeten the deal. All donors have a right to refuse to charity you pointed for their personal reasons and ask another one. But in the end you get to choose. Sadly I can not compete but Wes and Spoo are eligible. [​IMG] This is a scavenger hunt that anyone can participate in. You do not need to sign up but you need to report results to win. Check the quick rules below and go out a huntin'. 1. All the items below must be found in thrift shops. That means thrift, charity, church and other places. Consignment stores do not count, nor does full price retail environments. 2. You do not need to purchase the item in question, you must only take a picture of it and upload it here when complete (please see below for clarification on when to upload) 3. You must print the picture above and include it with your photo of the item. They must not be photoshopped and be in the same shot. For fun, please include the price tag. 4. Do NOT upload photos one by one if you check a few things off the list. You must only upload everything in one shot when you complete all the items on the list. Occasional teasers are permitted. 5. You have until October 6th 2013, midnight to find and post all the items on the list. 6.Each item is worth 1 point and each bonus point is worth 1. Whoever has the most points (get those bonus points!!), even if they don't have all the items will be the winner. 7. The competition is ruthless, very competitive, and pedantic. Make sure match the item or check with the ref if any doubts (me).
    The List: 1.A Turkish bathrobe (i.e.towel), if Made in Turkey +1 bonus point 2.Exotic skin men’s shoe (lizard, snake, emu, shark etc). Proof necessary: either written or Spoo verified. 3.Made in England men’s shirt 4.Tartan men’s accessory or clothing. If you can identify the Scottish clan +1 bonus point. If you or your significant other’s last name is same with that clan +1 more bonus point. 5.Wind instrument- woodwinds, brass winds etc. If Yamaha +1 bonus point. 6.Any J.Press item. 7.A selvedge jean, men or women’s. 8.Thomas the Tank Engine locomotive, a wooden Gordon +1 bonus point 9.A real fur coat, or a coat with real fur accents- proof necessary- 10.Made in USA plaid, double breasted suit. 11.A corduroy three piece suit. If colors are close (all shades of brown etc), gathering three separate pieces is acceptable as long as in one shop/ i.e same photo. 12.Brass candle holder. 13.Made in England Dr. Marten. 14.Any Brioni , Canali, Isaia, Corneliani, Barbera, or Kiton item 15.Handknit cardigan –tag proof necessary-, Made in Iceland or Ireland +1 bonus point. 16.Polo Ralph Lauren topcoat. Purple Label, of course, is accepted and gets a bonus point. Lauren gets only half point i.e. -0.5 bonus. 17.Cigarette case. 18.Non-plastic music box (metallic, wooden, porcelain). If works, record it and get one bonus point. 19.Any teak furniture -see Frenchyfoundit- 20.Double monk men’s shoe. 21.Tie with sea critters print. A bowtie with same type of print is +1 bonus point. Whales 1+ bonus point. 22.Automatic watch, any gender. 23.Beer glass with a European beer name on. 24.Any stereo equipment with wood or wood appearance case. 25.Harris tweed jacket in plaid or stripes (no pure herringbone or pure pepper and salt pattern). +1 Bonus point each for unfound items in the last round. A backscratcher, vintage straight razor, mirrored beer sign.
    Let the games begin!!!
     
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  3. SpooPoker

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    Selvedge and teak do not exist in my world. shit.
     
  4. catside

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    Highest points win! This is one tough list I think. I made it before i found out i can't compete.
     
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  6. DanM

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    Holy cow, that's a tough list. Also, my wife will be disappointed that I'm either changing our last name, or divorcing her to marry someone descended from a Scottish clan... hopefully she would be more disappointed at the latter.
     
  7. catside

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    Thank you, you are 14.
     
  8. TheNeedMachine

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    I got your wooden Gordon right here...whatever that is.
     
  9. SpooPoker

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    You dont have kids, huh.
     
  10. capnwes

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    I have got this one in my pocket. Well as long as I can beat this leg infection. I'm finding it tough to walk.

    Have no fear....I will press on.

    Happy thrifting.
     
  11. DanM

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    I've got a wooden Gordon downstairs right now.

    and isn't a euphemism.
     
  12. capnwes

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    My real name is Gordon, is that an extra point?
     
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    But I'll give it a valiant effort.
     
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    I'm in... How did no one find backscratchers? One of my shops has like 30. Proxy?
     
  15. catside

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    Nice. 15 contestants. 5 more to go.
     
  16. GMMcL

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    FTFY
    Wes who? I'm not afraid. Dude has a gimpy leg, full warehouse and a marital promise to stop thrifting. I'm In
    Jeebus Christmas the list gets longer EVERY DAMN ROUND
    "Well, Roberts had grown so rich, he wanted to retire. So he took me to his cabin and told me his secret: "I am not the Dread Pirate Roberts," he said. "My name is Ryan. I inherited this ship from the previous Dread Pirate Roberts, just as you will inherit it from me. The man I inherited it from was not the real Dread Pirate Roberts, either. His name was Cummerbund. The real Roberts has been retired fifteen years and living like a king in Patagonia." Then he explained the name was the important thing for inspiring the necessary fear. You see, no one would surrender to the Dread Pirate Westley. GORDON So we sailed ashore, took on an entirely new crew and he stayed aboard for awhile as first mate, all the time calling me Roberts. Once the crew believed, he left the ship and I have been Roberts ever since. Except, now that we're together, I shall retire and hand the name over to someone else. Is everything clear to you?"
     
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  17. Brianpore

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    Let the games begin!!!
    Lauren gets only half point i.e. -0.5 bonus. [​IMG]

    22.Automatic watch, any gender. - How do you want to prove its automatic vs battery? or is that not what you mean?
     
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  18. Snoogz

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    J Press, Selvage, or Teak don't exist in my hood...

    + my iphone camera doesn't take clear pictures up close...can thank my lovely 16 month old for that one...i shall try my best i suppose.
     
  19. catside

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    Should not be a problem. Lots of watch guys out there, someone will ref in case of pedantic contestants.
     
  20. Shoeluv

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    I don't plan on needing to be so precise, I am going to dominate GORDAN (saying a prayer for your wife's nerves, and your dog) and the rest of youse guys.

    Although:
    "automatic or self-winding watch is a mechanical watch in which the mainspring is wound automatically as a result of natural motion of the wearer's arm, to provide energy to run the watch, making manual winding unnecessary."

    Just a heads up, the Seiko Kinetic watch line is NOT an automatic watch, it does not use a mainspring but a standard quartz movement... [​IMG]
     

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