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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. Shanejosephxxx

    Shanejosephxxx Senior Member

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    Who takes the main label off of a tie? [​IMG] [​IMG] :)
     


  2. TheNeedMachine

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    Wear for one season, flip in the spring. You'll get plenty of swagger dollars out of it til then.
     


  3. SpooPoker

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

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    I would have gone like 3 shades darker.
     


  4. SpooPoker

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

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    i will now attempt to post pictures of the Thriftening Red October.

    However I have dinner reservations in a little bit and if its taking too long I may have to abort and retry tomorrow. But all the pics are taken, and there are a fuckton of them.
     


  5. GMMcL

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    Easy: it's a subtlety but I agree with Spoo. If that's your only pair of gray flannels then i think that look rocks it.

    But next level would be: if you have a pair right in between that shade and the shirt, to sneak up on the jacket, it will harmonize you a bit overall. What's happening I think is that the dark up top isn't broken up like it usually is and so it looks much more out of balance with the lighter trou.

    Still great though. And ymmv of course.
     


  6. TMAdidas

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    Got some stuff for myself today, but gonna see if I can flip 2 purses I got today for $5 each. Grabbed a Prada Milano Red Suede purse and a Gucci Made in Italy Purse. The Gucci isn't in the best shape, but hopefully I'll still make a couple bucks on it.
     


  7. SpooPoker

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

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    Yeah, reverse the color of the sweater and the pants and its a winner for me.
     


  8. SpooPoker

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

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    OK, looks like the post is a go. I'm uploading straight from mobile so please excuse my usual commentary but I think most of it is self explanatory.

    one other thing, most of the vintage pieces are going to my archives so won't be available unless you really want something. but if anyone wants something and you need measurements be prepared to wait like 3 months lol.
     


  9. SpooPoker

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

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    One stop, two days.

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  10. Jompso

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    That suit is gorgeous and yes, their 15 micron wool is absolutely superb. For 15 dollars you buy that thing no hesitation, no questions ask, that's automatic. As far as the chest goes, there's a few alternations you can make that can help bring it in a little, some work better than others, some may not even be noticable and work, and some may be noticeable. You need a good tailor. First attempt is try bringing in the center back seam just a bit, having it fit tighter through the chest, if this doesn't constrict your upper body, this alterration is easy, fairly cheap for an upper block alternation (the will need to unline and all that still) and will be absolutely undetectable most likely, unless the off chance the alternation changes the fit in a nother part of the suit, however this may just be able to be correct by the tailor when hes doing his work. The second option is upper block/chest darts on each side. These can be seamless and blend into the lower half body darts of the blazer if done extremely well, or these can look like a fucking nightmare, but it's an option. Lastly, there are the side seams. This is total deconstruction and will cost the most but may prove the be most effective. Regardless of the path you choose to take, your getting a 3000-3500 suit thats gorgeous for 15 bucks, so spend a little extra on the tailoring and make that thing look as good as it is.
     


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    Well Hell......
     


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  13. dukedishin

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    ...and @SpooPoker wins again.
     


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  15. SpooPoker

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

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    came home to find a box from @playdice that made me happy also

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    cheers homie
     


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