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

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

  1. Chotii

    Chotii Senior member

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    Revisiting the subject of minor re-knitting holes in sweaters:

    I mended 2 holes in this vintage Norskwear sweater today. I have a giant bag of assorted wool crewel embroidery yarns. I didn't have the right colors, but that's actually useful in this instance to show how the repairs were done. Rather than throw this sweater away, I will list at a low price and show the mends. It may or may not sell. If it does, the buyer gets a bargain and the cardigan gets a new life. Otherwise, I can re-donate it in good conscience.

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    Small crochet hook
    Plastic or metal needle for use on plastic canvas
    Yarns of assorted colors
    Good light source
    Good eyes or magnification

    Both mends in context:

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    On arm, just at shoulder seam

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    Above collarbone, near shoulder seam. I think both of these holes were caused by a bad quality hanger.

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    Which is all to say, if the sweater is special enough, it may be worth the time and effort to keep it in circulation.
     
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  2. Patrologia

    Patrologia Senior member

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    Thanks, I may try that. Here's the collar tag on the one I got:[​IMG]
     


  3. matty long legs

    matty long legs Senior member

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    DUDE! This helped me solve the mystery of who made a pair of cranberry red cotton pants I thrifted years ago and have been sitting in my closet ever since. No maker's label but the size label is identical as is the lining. SWEET!
     


  4. kbadgley84

    kbadgley84 Senior member

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    Anyone know anything about Sicura watches? I stumbled upon them on eBay and they look super fuckin cool. Wanna get one but not sure if it's worth putting up around $100 for a good running one
     


  5. Doomsticks

    Doomsticks Senior member

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    You are in Sweden right? Dunno what size u are but Our Legacy size S, id love to buy/trade
     


  6. impuntura

    impuntura Senior member

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    Great watches,Breitling owned them for awhile if you get lucky might have one of their movements in there
     


  7. TMAdidas

    TMAdidas Senior member

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    Can anyone tell me if this is real or not? [​IMG]

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  8. kbadgley84

    kbadgley84 Senior member

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    Possibly a stupid question, how can I tell if it's a Breitling movement? Will it be labeled as such or do I just have to put a date to the watch to figure it out?
     


  9. kbadgley84

    kbadgley84 Senior member

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    I would say yes, but check the side pockets for a Burberry size tag also

    And if it's a size 36 US just go ahead and send it my way
     
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  10. aging in rhythm

    aging in rhythm Senior member

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    Just got the Brioni SC I picked up last week back from the dry cleaners. 43L and available. Anyone have dope size 38 or 40 stuff? :slayer:

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  11. TMAdidas

    TMAdidas Senior member

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    Thanks for the info, and if it is you'll be the first to know. I already left the store without it, but if it's still there in a couple of days when o go back I'll be sure to grab it. It was in pretty rough shape with some noticeable years and holes in the inside.
     


  12. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    FTFY go back for the pants.
     
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  13. snackbandit

    snackbandit Senior member

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    The movement should be Breitling branded, but you'd have to pop the caseback open.
     
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  14. kbadgley84

    kbadgley84 Senior member

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    Sweet I was hoping so, either way they are pretty bad ass lookin
     


  15. kbadgley84

    kbadgley84 Senior member

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    Cool, the camel hair blend liner is pretty sweet, I like the old ones but can never find one in my size
     


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