The Official Thrift / Discount Store Arguing (AKA Lets Take It Outside) Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by capnwes, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    Quite few things to address in one thread! I'm waiting to see a couple of the usual suspects chime in...


    Anyway,


    Yes, but I'll add "wifey" to the mix. While I'm on the topic, I don't fully understand others' spouses'/partners' objections to buying clothes, new or used. I read it fairly often that someone's girlfriend/wife must give permission to something. My wife has her hobbies, I have mine. Neither of us goes overboard in spending, so I don't feel the need to get her permission to bring something home or go do something (relatively) harmless.


    I can see how some want to freely discuss flipping, but I can also see how others would rather keep that subject clear. What I truly don't understand, however, is how someone could be passionate either way. I am fine to follow along with the group's decision, but it's StyleForum and it's a thrift thread. You should be passionate about many things in life, discussing or not discussing ebay should not be one of them.
     


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    We must leave the yams out of it, the aftermath is too gruesome.
     


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    +1. I don't get that. It's almost like having to ask permission to go work on your classic car or to go and buy a box of bullets to go target shooting.

    My wife hates thrifting. She dreads setting foot in a thrift store. It's not that she hates second hand goods (hell - most everything in our house including our closets are second hand), she just hates shopping and has been that way since she was a kid. She's really grateful that I love to shop, because if I didn't our house would be bare. :laugh:

    She is perfectly fine with me thrifting without her in tow. She agrees I could have way more expensive hobbies. When I come home with Lululemon tops, Kate Spade shoes, furniture/house decor or stuff to sell and help pay bills she's ecstatic.
     


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    My wife objects sometimes to the clothing hobby, not directly to the clothes, but I suspect the annoyance is with me rather than the hobby itself. It usually manifests itself after she trips over a pair of shoes or can't find an empty hanger. Phrases such as "why do you need 14 pairs of shoes" or "don't you have enough jackets" can be heard.
     


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    I can empathize with both of those sentiments. My wife will go along with me, but she dislikes the lack of organization. She does, however, like vintage/antique furniture, lamps, clothes, etc. She's done a complete 180 on that from when we first met.

    @div25sec9 My wife is the same. She will iron and run out of hangers. She'll have no understanding as to why I have so many "brown" shoes. However, she has started using the word "beautiful" to refer to certain fabrics/colors and I KNOW it's a result of her tasting the finer life :D

    I just don't get how it's anything different than, say, baking. She loves to bake and spends time and money on books, classes, accessories, etc. and I would never have her get my permission for such a thing.

    By the way, @Nataku, did you ever get that Lululemon hoodie from Spoo? Also, since I have yet to see the brand here, could someone school me in the correct pronunciation of the brand?
     


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    "loo loo lemon"
     


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    "I'm sure you are super excited about that PRL OCBD you found that fits you perfectly, but EFF YOU, we are only allowed to talk about Kiton, Brioni, etc. etc. here"

    -That's one of my biggest beefs with the thrift thread. People shouldn't get to decide what others are excited about. It's one thing to be "bored" by another person's finds, but to call them out on it and say it doesn't belong in that thread is kind of elitist and stupid.
     


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    FWIW, though - that thread rules and has a great community going on. It's just a few whiners that I get tired of.
     


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    +1.

    My wife at first tried to limit my Hobby few years ago, which was fine as it was a casual pastime. But now that it has been a full throttle journey, she is fully on board. She enjoys seeing a trunk full of items when I arrive home from thrifting all day. I think the $$ signs in her head are starting to make full circle. Like you Nat, she does enjoy the beauties I bring home for her, which are few and far between...oh well.
     


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    Thank you! I was talking to my brother and I believe I pronounced it "loo loo lemòn" and he though it was a riot.
     


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    Yup! Thanks for the heads up on it. Sadly it was a smidgen too small. Super nice piece, though. As futuremyth states, "loo loo lemon", lemon as in the fruit.


    +1. Since this is my full time job she knows that those pieces that I don't keep will help pay the bulls. She also knows that my job is just like her's; mixing business with pleasure. :)


    Before I knew too much about it I pronounced it the same way you did. I asked my cousin who lives in BC if she had ever been to the "loo loo lemòn" outlet near her. She burst out laughing. :laugh:
     
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    Dude, like, seriously.
    The wifey hates going thrifting with me because I spend so much freak'n time just to cop a few items. Also, my closet space is invading her's. I really don't like thrifting as much as I used to because it's so damn dry out there. If I were living in LA, I would be happier with thrifitng but will hate the rest of life there.

    I totes dislike on the main thread where people gets sooooooooooooo anal about sticking to thrift brag and not deviate to derails. I appreciate derails if they are not bullshit.

    Rule #10 given by the man himself.

    http://www.details.com/style-advice...9/rules-of-style-from-designer-gianluca-isaia

    I love the thrift thread for many reasons. One of the major reason is there are not too many dicks/SF elitists. We got a few trolls here and there but all's good.
     
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    'Sup Homie?
     


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    Quote:That's true. IF the shirt fits and you like the style its a good brag. Really we are buying other people's used clothing and shoes, i don't think there is any room for snobbery and elitism lol
     


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