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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. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    Well since I don't partake in murdering barely legal camp counselors, I'm going to assume you are referring to the fact that I keep saying the same thing but I too just keep coming back. Let me make it clear, I have no intention on leaving the thread, sure sometimes I just need a break from the thing, but I also have my reasons for being here, as does everyone, and there's is a shot in fucking hell I'm gonna let any single asshole think he even has the smallest role in my decision making or thoughts for that matter. As long as I'm here, there will be those that don't like it or me, but thats not my problem, that's their's and I don't give a fuck about opinions problems or any other issues these individuals possess because they are nothing to me and my life. Now I'll admit, I have found it to be quite difficult at times, simply just biting my tongue and not sharing the piece of information I know that is missing from a certain discussed topic. Or something like today, noticing the widely believed idea that cashmere is essentially all the same thing, and see someone actually say it, I needed to clarify for the sake of the thread, that this is simply not true. However, in recent days, especially after the treatment I have been exposed to on here, something that no one else receives, yet being someone who has never said a single negative word to anyone unless it was in defense from a personal attack, I receives quite a bit. Hate me, love me, impartial, it makes no difference to me, hasn't then, doesn't now. I took the comments in stride because I didn't care and I was still able to help some and the appreciativeness of these people I was able to help, made it all worth it. However it clicked, I'm helping these people, giving them information freely, the same information that took years of reading and studying and living fashion to acquire, and it's also right there for all the dickheads to obtain freely as well. So putting 2 and 2 together, I could very well be sharing knowledge that is helping their thrifiting and increasing ebay sales thus making money for these pieces of shit. So I'm done. the cashmere thing had to be cleared up. I don't care anymore, google is fun to play with, try that, books are good for learning also, you can read some of those. There are many ways to obtain the endless amount of information out there, so much of it being immensley useful for thrifting.

    Now I'm certainly not sitting here claiming I possess the knowledge of everything anyone would ever want to know, not in the slightest sense at all, I have numerous short comings that I would be absolutely useless for. I am stating however that I do possess some, venture to even say more than average, and someone that possesses said knowledge would be someone who would be an awesome addition to this thread. Well that's true and there are a shit load of people here who can claim and prove that they know their shit. Hell my presence may be entirely unneccesary altogether, although I might add I have added a thing or two in the past of thats whatever. Now though, as in in from this day forward, me personally? I'm gonna let anyone those other people who want to subject themselves to helping those here as much as they can. For the threads sake, I hope every question, and that is a lot of questions, all get answered. All questions, debates, or purely in need of some filing in the blanks due to lack of info, all of it. But when certain things do come up, and help is in need, and I am there to be of help, that will not be something happening.... unless we PM each other or were doing so at some point, or trade or have traded in the past or something, any general form of communication or mutual respect we both know we share, were good and I'm as accessable as you need me to be/I can be...Otherwise that shit is not getting answered, probably not opened, hell I may just flat out delete it and I don't delete any PMs my list is fucking pages upon pages. I will not take any part in these losers gaining any single bit of useful information. They still will unfortunately, can't stop that, many people here know very much so information will be shared. But by me? None. Because if it benefits them and their shitty lives in any way or worse, results in even 1 cent being added to their nylon velcro wallets, that's too fucking much. So I guess we'll just wait and see how serious I am. I hope the many others here who possess a lot of information do indeed share all they can, but for me, we can Wait and wait and wait....Good day, good luck, and bookmark that Google, its an excellent resource....off to cop some 2nd hand clothing, I may even get crazy and share it too. Peace.
     


  2. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    This. It's clothing, not some god that deserves respect and adoration. It's functional, hopefully, and looks decent, hopefully. Beyond that, it's just some fiber that someone wove into a cloth that we wrap ourselves in.
     


  3. Cj52racers

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    I disagree. The disappointing thing about the slashing or damaged pieces in any sense is not just for the garment. The true loss is the time, effort, and thought that went into said garment. Something like an MG suit isn't just fabric and buttons. It's a piece of art created by hours of handwork by an artist. I've found one Anderson & Sheppard piece and the sleeves had been cut off. No different than slashing a painting if you ask me.
     


  4. Jompso

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    Edit: Fuck this is going to be harder then I thought. Well instead of explaining each and every step as to how and why I can sell the stuff so well, so quickly, and for so much, and the certain ones that are sure to do well. I'll just say that our experiences have been the exact opposite and thats quite strange coming from a few vets, no offense Need, but the former especially. Everything else redacted. One day at a time.
     
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  5. silverwarebandit

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    Jompso I feel like you beat this game growing up

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  6. impuntura

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  7. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    Reading something like this here is utterly depressing. This shit represents so much more than pieces of cloth that cover our dicks. We're not cavemen. Merely the ability to use it as an artistic outlet, a way to represent ourselves, the way we wish to be looked upon and thought of, artistic expression to merely a form of showcasing our respect and admiration, for ourselves as well as others. What we dress ourselves in says so much about us as people, exactly what we choose and why. Our personal care for our appearance, the time we take to make sure we look good leaving the house the superficial things like that, that we want to just look good sure, but that we can also spend so much on something we've wanted for so long because we respect the artist or art form used to create it. It's startling how much clothing truly represents and more so, how much someone who takes pride in their appearance can represent to the world and what the world will automatically feel in return. This shit has the ability to land us 6 figure jobs done right or 10s at the bar if done right. Our shoes are used to gauge us in our entirety even. Tailors on Savile Row take weeks, fucking weeks, which includes 3 seperate fittings during the process, just to make sure that the garment they are crafting, the piece or art they are creating, is as beautiful off the body as it is on. God? no I don't think clothing is God. Respect and adoration? every fucking day. That's why I do what I do. I thought this was just mutually accepted and shared thread wide. Now I know different.
     
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  8. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    If that's a typing game I totally did. I was forced to in elementary school. Everyday. Im like 90+ a minute son. Used to break a hundred easy but I'm gettin older, not as young as I once was.
     


  9. impuntura

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    In other news found fuck all today jdrizz hope u had better luck.
     


  10. jdrizzy

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    lol, bro I thought you cleaned the place out. Some rich mofos better start donating.
     


  11. SpooPoker

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

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    This. Its not just clothes for enthusiasts. I thrifted a bunch of these Chipps from another donor last year. Sold a bunch, for $10 each. Did not care (much). They were awesome. These are clothes that titans of industry wore while making the family fortunes. They are physical reminders of a time gone by. Its not a photograph, its not a movie, its a tangible piece of the past that can be made functional today. They smell awesome (most of the time). I swear to god Ive been known to huff vintage.
     
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  12. ReubenR

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    How 'bout you find a bunch in my size and sell 'em to me for $10 each? Maybe some of those patchwork tweed jackets or the ones with the kama sutra zodiac linings?

    And as far as "more than just clothes" goes, I'd say that ancient letterman's cardigan of mine represents quite a bit more than the sum of it's fibers as does the 24-year-old Barbour Border I inherited from my father. It's so worn out it's got patches on its patches, the zipper is missing teeth starting to come loose, the cuffs are so frayed that they'll have to be replaced again, and it's due for it's fourth or fifth trip back to Barbour for a total overhaul but I wouldn't part with it for all the money in the world. I remember my dad wearing that same jacket when I was two or three years old and we'd get up early to let the horses out. We'd get steak biscuits at the local greasy spoon afterwards, and more likely than not I'd fall asleep under it on the back seat of the truck. He bought a new, smaller size as he's shrunk with age and so now it's mine. Good lord willing and the creek don't rise, I'll be passing it along to my son one day even if I'll have to have it relined, the zipper replaced, and a new outer shell added.
     
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    This one gave me pause
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  14. SpooPoker

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  15. impuntura

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    Deets on leather jacket in avatar?
     


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