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

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

  1. ryangmode

    ryangmode Active Member

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    So guys, it has been dry for about a month and a half in my area. I came across this "Hermes" bag today that I want your opinion on. I question whether or not it is real. Any insight would be amazing!
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  2. SCoNE

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    @Fueco Thoughts? Looks sketch to me but I've never handled one of their soft shells before, so idk. [​IMG]
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  3. double00

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    On that patagonia, do the zippers all work? Do you see any flaws? Cut tag = irregular ime.
     


  4. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    @SCoNE, looks good from here. Can you snap a pic of the side of the tag with a style number on it?
     


  5. Koala-T

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    "Fuck You" tie is ebay money all day long.

    @Doomsticks , you might have just doubled my profit. I decided to try a quarter scoop of oxy instead of dish soap on the scarves since I'm only into them for $6 total. They looked great coming out of the wash. I'll post before and after pics when they are dry. Thanks a TON for the tip.


    Also, a big shout out to @bpk1 for the badasss St. Alban's tweed. I need to take up the sleeves about an inch, but it's a great fit everywhere else, and I absolutely love it. I'm going to be looking out for you, dude.

    I LOVE THIS THREAD!
     


  6. Koala-T

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    It's fucking sick, that's what it is.


    I'd say just based on the stitching fuckups it's fake, but that would be the only way Id know how to authenticate it. Know nothing about Hermes leather.
     


  7. eazye

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    Stitching looks terrible. I vote fake as fuck.
     
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  8. AngryYoungPoor

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    That stitching looks very sketchy..
     


  9. SpooPoker

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

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    My wife thrifted 100% of this and did not even text to ask questions. Give the girl a thumb if she did good. One stop.

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  10. turkey_sandwich

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    Excellent. I wanted to be sure I wasn't the only one that thought so.
     


  11. SCoNE

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  12. Shanejosephxxx

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    The vicuna chronicles has come to a halt. I emailed Brioni for some info but I don't expect them to get back to me. I had the idea of calling ahead to the store in NYC and bringing the tie in but I feel weird doing that. I found some shots of a Brioni vicuna sportcoat and I compared them with the tie. Tie on bottom jacket on top. What do you guys think? [​IMG]
     


  13. Letric

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    I don't know that much about Hermes Bags / Luggage, but have come across 1 fake purse before. Usually the hardware and stitching is what gives it away... and of course a shitty lining.

    The leather has a nice grain, and the hardware has the right "Look"... Cant tell how heavy duty they are from photos though. But yeah some of the stitching looks a bit off. Also the main flap on that bag... The way it's cut seems slightly off. What's the inside lining like?


    I like how you / your wife find items in your area with the LuxeSwap tags still on it. Those are people buying it on eBay, and then donating it right?
     
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  14. Letric

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    Ahh I didn't look closely at this thingy, but it doesn't look right for the quality of Hermes. The lettering / details look kinda crude on the inside. I bet this was molded. I'm thinking that Hermes engraves those details into their hardware.


    If you happen to live in a big city where they actually have an Hermes store, you should go in there and examine the quality levels of their bags. There's an Hermes store in Bellvue, WA that I've been meaning to visit for quite some time now.
     


  15. Fueco

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    Does this look legit?

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