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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. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Stopped at one of my worst stores for the last stop of the day today, I almost always leave empty-handed. 10 minutes from closing. Spent 5 minutes in menswear, and gave up. (Its one of those stores that does not sort anything. It might as well all be laying on the floor. I hate those Goodwills, we have 3 that do that.)

    On the way out the door I saw a small basket of sunglasses. Nothing
    Next to that was a smaller basket of watches.

    Hmmm.....what's that?

    Longines Automatic Admiral Five Star 508
    It's pretty beat up. Missing Glass, missing hands.
    Gave it a swirl and it ticked beautifully.

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    Watch it move....

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    Was a big gamble, but for $0.25, I was willing to take a chance.
     
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  2. IRKSM

    IRKSM Senior member

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  3. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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  4. noob15

    noob15 Senior member

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    That's awesome. I was just looking at one of those too. Who are you using for the restoration if you don't mind me asking? Forgot to add, IWW does good work unless you have a good local guy.
     
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  5. Chotii

    Chotii Senior member

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    Gustin selvedge jeans, slim fit, 31". First selvedge find. :) And they feel like they've never been worn. Stiff, 'raw', very dark blue.
     


  6. double00

    double00 Senior member

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    rare for me to pop ties at all. but these called to me. from left:

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    - charles tyrwhitt navy gren - narrow!
    - plugged in paul stuart
    - nicky milano black-and-grey silk knit
    - nicky milano navy-and-white silk knit
    - bb navy/yellow wool knit

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    das gren. silk is nice enough but i hear these are a little light in the loafers, ifyaknowwhatimean.
     


  7. Cj52racers

    Cj52racers Senior member

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    Sooo... After the original SWB thriftening and spoo the last couple days.. We just close the cheapies thread right? Done. Fin.
     


  8. double00

    double00 Senior member

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    @Chotii i will be so sad if you ever change your avatar
     


  9. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    No.

    No I will not.
     


  10. Chotii

    Chotii Senior member

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    It's my Wil Wheaton imitation:

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    I swore I would not bring home bulky things from the thrift today. But, I did. A fur-trimmed Alyeska arctic wear coat. Pretty sure it's just coyote tail fur. If it were wolverine...now that'd be a pretty penny.
     
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  11. dukedishin

    dukedishin Senior member

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    Congrats Dalton!
     


  12. dukedishin

    dukedishin Senior member

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    Posted this in the thrift buy/sell/trade but will post here as well - I'm in need of a plain navy suit (my Suitsupply bit the dust tonight). Looking for something fully canvassed, FF trous, slim 40R. If anyone has anything, I've got lots to trade and cash as well.
     


  13. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Mine fit pretty good. got 2 pairs from @barrelntrigger . (Thanks Bro) [​IMG]

    one complaint? the rivet on the coin pocket scratches my hand when i reach for my wallet. good beaters though.

    @TheNeedMachine post in the car thrift thread your question. dudes in there can help.

    Congrats Dalton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  14. ridethecliche

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    That's the stuff.
     


  15. eazye

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    Congrats Dalton!!!
     


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