The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

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  1. SpooPoker

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

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    Welcome to the thrift thread 2.0.
    The party starts here.

    For posterity, here's what we did in part 1 :
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    In this thread we :

    1. Will tell you to read the whole thread from start to finish, and that may include part 1
    2. Do not blatantly sell items unless you're either awesome or in that picture up there ^^ and only then "selling" is defined as not putting "N/A" next to your post
    3. Treat each other with respect and be kind to the noobs that we all once were
    4. Post epic shit.

    And some pointers from @HansderHund :

    Welcome! You probably have a few questions, so let’s look at the most popular:


    Why is everyone here an asshole?
    What is this worth?
    Is this a thing?
    What are the best stores in my area?
    I’m just trying to improve my wardrobe and want simple answers!




    Why is everyone here an asshole?

    I don’t think anyone here is inherently an asshole. I’ve dealt with a number of people here and can honestly say that I don’t have problems with anyone. Some are a bit more abrasive than others. Some have opinions with which I disagree. Having said that, no one has yet to steal things, not return favors, etc.

    This is the internet. This is also a place where people share a hobby and enjoy perfecting it. This is the perfect environment for people to develop strong opinions. It would be no different if you ventured into any other type of specialized forum and broke long-standing, albeit unwritten, rules.

    What is this worth?

    It’s worth what someone will pay you. That’s not sarcastic, that’s the truth. This thread isn’t about estimating the value of your finds. For starters, it depends on quite a few factors: age, style, condition, size, etc. It’s not easy to do considering all of the variables and people here generally don’t like to do it, especially for newer members. In order to employ the double standard, you'll often see long-standing members assign values to finds. Sometimes this is ignored, sometimes people are vocal about it.

    If you’d like a general idea, use ebay completed search results and see how many are actually selling. Of those that sell, are they similar to yours? How about the sizing? Of that limited group, what’s the price range? $/€/£ 10-50? If that’s the case, assume your find is somewhere in the middle.

    If you have more detailed questions about value and selling, take a look at this thread: ]Buying & Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems and Questions

    Is this a thing?

    Before you ask this question, search the thread. If you’re logged in to StyleForum, there is a link at the top that says “search this thread.” Click it and a search box opens. Your search should reveal a number of results and you can see each post. It’s more than likely that in the 60,000+ posts within this thread, your “thing” has been discussed.

    If you are saying to yourself “I don’t have time to look everything up!,” then why do you think anyone else should do that work for you? Is our time any less valuable than yours?

    Beyond searching the thread directly, you have other options. Google images will help narrow things down, completed eBay searches will give you an idea of desirability. Once most of the common haunts have been exhausted, bring your question back to the thread.

    What are the best stores in my area?

    To many, if not most, this question is akin to asking what color underwear someone’s wife is wearing. It’s pretty much off-limits, even if most stores are readily accessible online. The exception to this, I’ve found, is that people are more than happy to help via PMs. I’ve visited a number of different areas and once I mentioned it, people with whom I’d never had contact were sending me messages offering their spots, best times, offering to meet, etc.
    I’m just trying to improve my wardrobe and want simple answers!

    Well, simple answers are often elusive. The best answer to this, again, is doing a bit of research. StyleForum is full of beginner material. Beyond that, there are any number of menswear blogs and tumblrs that offer visual ideas. In fact, there are threads that list these.

    Your lifestyle, preferences, size, and budget are all unknowns. Without this information, any suggestions are just blind guesses.

    Here are some general guidelines for CM:

    1. Light blue shirts and grey trousers are safe.
    2. Avoid black suits. They aren’t staple.
    3. Make sure everything fits. Pants can be hemmed easily.
    4. A jacket with pinstripes should have pants 99% of the time.
    5. If you’re wearing a tie, you should probably wear a suit/jacket.
    6. If you have to dress up: grey/charcoal suit, light blue shirt, black shoes, navy tie. Make sure it all fits.
     
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    Hey, did you guys hear this?

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    Respect your elders.
     
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    OH MY, thats the silliest Brooks brothers tie i have ever seen, Is it meant for a 8 year old? A skateboarder who works with polar bears at the Zoo? Is it a skating grizzly? I just can't stop chuckling at that tie! :rotflmao: Folks where talking about Japanese magazines earlier, Im supposed to be In lightning magazine somewhere soon and I already was in it once and i don't know what issue. Their photographers took pictures of me at the Rosebowl a couple times, and a friend told me he seen my pic in one. I got some finds D00ds, ill post em up when I get my daughter to nap.:nodding:
     
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    Hey, I got the wrong WSJ...

    ...can anyone link to the legend of the spoo? :happy:
     
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    I have a tie from likely the same collection of foxes riding bicycles.

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    :slayer::slayer::slayer: Thanks, Wes! (But I didn't see any mention of a 'Mr. Spoo' ... :paranoia: )



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    eff-eff-FTW, these are all me. Pull up your chairs. Bask in their glow.

    Later, I might treat you to my full month's stash of summer prep: spiraling stripes, fading pastels, surf shack, skate shack -- ALL HOLES FILLED WITH HARD 1980s!!!!1

    NeedMachine, cover your tender ears.... :violin:
     
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    The shirt is in perfect condition, never washed. The printing is "flocked" so it feels like velvet.
    The Aztecs may be a team issued jacket.
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    Carhartt Rugged wear
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    Some polo, Im just building up here....
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    A Pendleton and a norwegian wool blanket
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    Freaking Nike Rollerskates.
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    Rocky Mountain Featherbed vintage

    This ones got a story. :nodding: So, im thrifting pushing a stroller which gives me a disadvantage at the spot I was at. I see some guy chatting with a vendor buying a jacket, the vendor says "i got a box of jackets I didn't even check out" and I roll over. As I push over, another older Guy i nicknamed "cowboy" (cause he always wears cowboy style hat and gear) gets aggressive and pushes ahead and they both proceed to tear through the box, giving each other attitudes. The first guy thought he should get dibs on the box I guess, Whatever, Anyway Stand and watch for these fools to make the fatal mistake, and they did. Cowboy grabs this vest and leaves it to grab some ugly woolwich parka thats dirty and a Stearns jacket meant to kayak in, the other guy grabs some dumb columbia jacket and i calm buy this for 3$ and the vendor says "Did this come from that box?" I reply "yep" and He says " I knew there was some good ones in there" I proceed to skedaddle.:nodding::nodding: POP
    ALSO, I learned from this experience "Cowboy" doesn't know shit afterwards I looked at his jeans and he had on some Enyce garbage with his leather cowboy hat and boots. Before i figured he was a threat to me for denim and such. Now I know dude is lost.
     
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    JCREW SUPER-SUMMER TIE OF SUPER-SUMMER-NESS, SEERSUCKER!, SEERSUCKER!



     
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    Is this a gren weave?

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    I also size people up like this. If there's some dude cruising the Suits / Jackets wearing selvedge, nice shoes, etc.. Imma run over there and start sifting that shit. If it's some normie in kirkland jeans and a hoody, with messed up shoes... I can relax somewhat.

    Maybe some people use this to their advantage, and dress shittily when they thrift so that people don't think of them as a threat... But you can usually tell when someone has that "reseller" search pattern and speed / aggressiveness.
     
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    I see this guy every weekend, he's def a reseller, But he's a dinosaur, too old and out of touch. by all means any dude with some real cowboy/western flavor would have grabbed this vest for 3$ Like I said dude had some ghetto jeans on with his cowboy fit, he don't know shit.
    There is dude's out there who Know, and I know they know, and they know i know. you get it? lol:D
     

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