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

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

  1. Woofa

    Woofa Senior member

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    I finally found Shell Cordovan.  Brooks Brothers Penny Loafers, #8 black 06602, size 9.5D -  Available. I think they need a little care from someone with the know-how, but don't need to be re-soled.

    Great find chotii. Fyi, #8 is a color so it is either #8 or black. Also fyi, we have a shell specialist on ST. I won't say his name but it starts with a W and ends with an S.
     
  2. ChetB

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    Anyone else keep an extensive spreadsheet of all their stuff? I get pretty obsessive about it. Nothing gets put away until its recorded, whether its for selling or for keeps.

    Each category has a tab—outerwear, knitwear, shirts, pants, shoes, suits, sportcoats, ties, accessories, objects.

    Each tab has columns for maker, measurements, design details, notes, status (keep/sell/archive/etc.), age, place acquired, and a few others.

    I also have a system for flagging favorites items, vintage items, items that need alterations, and stuff I'm on the fence about keeping.

    The nerdiest part is the genre/subculture/archetype tagging, which lets me filter by descriptions, from broad stuff like "Heritage" down to the ultra-specific "Hippie/Counterculture 60s/70s" (which my girlfriend saw and laughed at me for). Other "tags" are stuff like

    Tailored - Minimalist
    Militaria - Heritage
    Workwear - Heritage
    Outdoor/Sportswear - Heritage
    Techwear
    Streetwear
    Tailored - Ivy
    Tailored - Italian
    Formalwear
    Preppy
    Americana
    Surf
    80s
    etc.

    It gets me thinking about all the different contexts I can wear a thing in. It also gets me thinking about possibilities when I'm out hunting for stuff ("oh I have a small collection of rockabilly adjacent stuff, maybe I'll keep an eye out for a few more things in that genre")
     
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  3. SpooPoker

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

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    hey chet, come over to my office and ill let you sort out your nerdiest fantasies.
     
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    ChetB Senior member

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    Chet, I'm with you. Not quite at your level but EVERYTHING goes into my spreadsheets. Organized by keepers or selling, and then by category.

    Helps keep me organized since I have very little space for this "hobby". It also helps me keep my spending in check when I can look at how much I've spent on clothes in the past year.
     
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    Sleeves345 Senior member

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    When I first started thrifting I picked up a Gucci tie that I failed to notice had labels in primarily Korean. Recently I went back to the same store, and it gave up these two. Far as I can tell, the labels check out. Completed listings look hit or miss, so I guess it's some kind of diffusion line?

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  7. ChetB

    ChetB Senior member

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    ^ It's not the Gucci you're looking for. Started by some relative, I think, but the brand has no other relationship to Gucci.
     
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    Paolo Gucci was part of the Gucci family and had some sort of falling out and made his own line of ties. Not necessarily the Gucci you're looking for. Read "The House of Gucci" for the poop. My ex-gf recently went thru a similar experience with her family name and the courts ruled against her, i.e. she could not use her last name to sell her line of luxury handbags.
     
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    Yep. Probably late 70's or early 80's. Would be cooler if those colors were reversed but still a great piece.


    Nothing to that extent, but I do keep a folder with detailed (most are eBay photos) of my "trophy finds".
     
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    Figures. Thanks for the knowledge guys. Chalk one up to experience. Time to do some reading.
     
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    Heh - this is the first thing I came across - brief but lurid synopsis: link.
     
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    Thanks! The knowledge in this thread is really incredible.
     
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    My wife got me that book for my birthday last year :) great read
     
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    I suspect this happens to a LOT of us. I had that exact same ZING! of excitement the first time I brought home a 'Gucci' of the Paolo variety. :/ What a let-down.

    That said, I've seen some truly hideous 'real' Gucci ties, and some appealing Paolo Gucci. Shrug?
     
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