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

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

  1. deets

    deets Active Member

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    err, forty-seventh
     


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    your new Paul Smith coat is womans, and I my sister wants it
     


  3. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    It's not. We've been over this.

    Trust me. Even I know now.
     


  4. pnutpug

    pnutpug Senior member

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    I'm over here, in the wimenz section.
     


  5. barrelntrigger

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    Can I haz it for my mom for cost +shipping if your sister passes? [​IMG]
     


  6. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    Here's one, I don't give a shit what you do with the item I proxied for you. If you sell it, give it away, cut it up and wear it on your head, shove it up your butt, I don't give a shit! I gave it to you and that's it! Finale! Fin! Period! When I gave it to you, it's your property! You can do whatever the hell you want, homie! So, you shouldn't give a shit what I do with the item you proxied for me! [​IMG]
     


  7. catside

    catside Senior member

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    We are ready for festivus supper waiting for our guests thus I am airing grievances:

    I am going to puke if one more person comes and asks a question which essentially means "Can I make money on this?" F... You! Do your own research! I will happily answer ( and ask) interesting item or personal use questions.
     


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    --I wish that more thread regulars would venture outside the thrift thread and explore the rest of the forum and culture. Some posters who never leave the thrift thread seem to be in a state of sartorial arrested development. Others toe the waters but, when they post a fit and aren't met with uncritical praise, decide the rest of the forum is "elitist" and retire back to the old insularity. Posters like caseyfud, meanwhile, dive in and sharpen their sensibilities and become better educated, more interesting posters as a result.

    --I loved Spoo's recent post about developing good taste rather than simply focusing on labels (I think in reaction to an "Is this the good Lanvin?" question). More of that please.

    --I'm okay with the eBay and flipping talk, even though I whined initially. I'm embarrassed that I had a strong opinion one way or the other and have since mellowed.

    --I get the feeling some people post everything they find. The thread is most enjoyable to read when people stick to the highlights IMO. Post what you want, but no one is getting a boner from another crusty Harris Tweed, PRL shirt, or Zegna tie.
     


  9. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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  10. edwardthefirst

    edwardthefirst Senior member

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    I like Harris Tweeds and Zegna ties alright, but what is it with PRL shirts? I feel like they get posted a lot, and I seriously pass on four or five PER STORE, it seems like. I've never picked one up haha. Boring. Then again, I think the spirit of the thread is to brag about whatever you happened to find that you're excited about, be it PRL or Kiton.
     


  11. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I honestly think it depends on how you grew up as well.

    I moved to the US from India when I was 11 and my family really did not have much money. One of those PRL shirts would have been most of my shirt or shorts budget for a summer. So seeing so many of those the first time I went 'post-SF thrifting' I grabbed a ton of those. Now, I grab them if they fit me, but probably not anymore.
     


  12. edwardthefirst

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    Definitely. I'm sorry, I totally came off like a snob before. Haha I am from a similar background, and certainly couldn't afford to pay retail for PRL anything. Again, I hope I didn't offend and I'm very sorry if I did. I think I was speaking from the spoiled stand point of the thrift thread, where people consider PRL, Hugo Boss, and Michael Kors as "boring" because we are used to seeing Zegna, Isaia, and the like.
     
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  13. HansderHund

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    Yes. I don't have problems with any post within the thread. If it's uninteresting, I just scroll past it. I think it's fine that people talk about anything/ask questions. However, in the last couple of months, it's the same questions that have been repeated dozens of times, all having to do with value. It also takes very little research to figure these things out and I don't understand why someone wouldn't give it a shot on their own.


    Agreed. Menswear has always been a hobby for me to some extent. In recent years, I've come to enjoy the history of it and have continued reading about the development of modern menswear. It's something that interests me and therefore I follow a number of threads/maintain background PM circles. However, some choose to spend all of their time in one particular thread without discovering the variety of opinions and pictures available.
     
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  14. ridethecliche

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    Oh don't worry! I didn't consider it offensive. It's just fact.

    A few months ago, I would have picked up a banana republic blazer and skipped the one made in savile row right next to it. Now, probably not!

    Others on here probably grew up with their dad's wearing some of that stuff. My point was that I didn't and so I had an entirely different attitude to it.

    I don't know though. I've found some corneliani for prl which is amazing. It comes down to what spoon was saying with the eye for details and construction instead of just label hunting.

    The best things I've found so far have probably been a canali sc, zegna tux jacket, corneliani for prl jacket and flannel pants, zegna shoes, and a few HF and BB suits. I kept a couple of J press jackets and bb346 stuff in my size and just found a hf overcoat that I wish warmer.

    I'm hoping the new year is good to me. I'm looking forward to trading more with the regulars. I have a feeling that time will be much shorter, but I can now clear out stores in half the time that I used to in times past so that's always a good thing.
     
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  15. edwardthefirst

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    Good haha.
    Most PRL stuff is great, especially the Corneliani stuff. My navy SC is Corn for PRL and I love it. It's just their shirts I find underwhelming.
    Yeah, I was the same. All I was looking for was Boss and Armani haha. Glad things have changed.

    Nice, yeah I have seen you post some nice stuff. Actually, that HF overcoat is my size and the only reason I haven't PMd you about it is that it's so dang warm here in California.

    I hope the new year is good to us all. I look forward to hitting the thrifts hard in January armed with a greater knowledge of the industry and a (somewhat) recharged pocketbook.
     


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