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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. barrelntrigger

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    Nothing is free. Tell us what did you have to do for these. There's always a catch.

    Red monkey are pretty cool jeans if you like the fit but they don't sell for shit. What do you mean faux selvedge? Be careful, because they fake the shit out of these. I koped a real pair before. I always leave the non selvedge.
     
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  2. Doomsticks

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    I have doubles of the COW ones, yes, it has cows! So if you want one, send me a pm:)
     
  3. Amercs

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    The story of how the pen came into my possession is this. A few weeks ago I was walking from my parking garage to my office, there was this dude in front of me and I saw the pen drop, so I call out to the guy. He spent five minutes telling me this wasn't his pen and he hasn't seen it before and getting mad at me for claiming it was his. I said ok sir, have a good day. I get into work and call the security office of the parking garage and tell them I found this pen, they said to drop it off at there lost and found, I left them my number to call me if nobody comes to get it... one month later I have a free Monte Blanc pen.
     
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  4. Van Veen

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    i'm surprised no one has ripped you a new one for the amount of "this anything" posts that you seem to conjure up lately. the denim, if it's not selvedge, leave it. even if it was selvedge, unless you KNOW it's real, leave it. I can't say for sure, but there's probably as much RMC fakes out there as there is evisu [/quote] I just checked my post count to make sure I wasn't drunk posting without remembering. I made 2 posts asking whether I should buy something (this and the varsity jacket). I made 1 post asking if something fit me. I made one post asking the history of a brand for something I already bought. Everything else was stuff I actually bought. I asked a bunch of questions on the eBay thread which was probably a little overboard, but I'm a cautious person and want to tread lightly considering how people constantly complain about how pro-buyer eBay policies are. If the stuff in this thread is overboard, too, I apologize and I'll rip myself a new asshole for you. And I'll stick to what I know for now. I'm know I've already made some mistakes in what I've bought, which I hope I'll learn from. But I've only spent maybe $75 total so far which is not breaking the bank, even if I take a bath on the stuff to sell.
    Fake selvage = bias taped edges.
     
  5. SpooPoker

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  6. double00

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    i can see your car's aura
     
  7. LetsGetWeird

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    Legit check please! True thrift at $3 so worth it for me...

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  9. double00

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    copped in bricnbrac today:

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    soft vinyl case, whatever. but thin? and arched top? hmmm...

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    ah yes, the garish plush synchilla lining of the vintage "good brand" case. gibson uses a bunch of cotton candy colors.

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    yeah, it's upside down. but this is in fact a case for a vintage gibson sg. need to figure out a date but shouldn't be too difficult.

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    ha ha. love forensic evidence. this case is actually in good shape, probably the guitar shattered on a garage floor. total bill from 1991? $284.90. fuck lol.

    tidbit for my thrifters: obviously there's a strong market for vintage guitars, but they often don't come with the original or era-appropriate case. check CL, ebay, and reverb you'll see that there is a market for these and would you believe there are grail cases?

    http://guitars.com/inventory/mf8138-c-1924-gibson-f-5-case-loar

    yes thrifters, that is a $10,000 mandolin case. what do you figure the instrument that goes with it is worth? lol good new cases at true thrift are a pickup but as always do a little homework and check condition.
     
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    Couple nice squares. Playing around with the Jesse Thorn display mode.

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  12. TheNeedMachine

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    I'd rather pay for a thrifted Montblanc pen than get a Monte Blanc for free...but that's just me. :)
     
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    Recent Southwick light blue chambray 3-roll-2 sport coat. 44R. Passed on this last month. It was still there today and on sale. Looks like it was barely worn. No staining of the white lining whatsoever.

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  14. richnet12

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    That's some work well rewarded. I had a Oxxford jacket from a couPle weeks back and went back y.esterday to fins the pants. Did find two pair of Oxxford pants but neither matched. What made me sick was that the pants were likely there when the jackets were available because I recognized the name in the pants from other suits I had kopped two weeks ago. Now the jackets are gone and I am thinking ...what could have been.
     
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  15. TheNeedMachine

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    Spent most of the day holiday shopping; made the mistake of going to Lenox Square Mall to buy some gifts at Brooks Brothers and spent more time getting into and out of the parking lot than actually in the mall. Madness, the weekend before Xmas.

    The Lenox TJ Maxx had some snappy shit - Kiton, Cucinelli, RLPL, RLBL, Zegna Couture, Loro Piana, Saint Laurent leather bags, etc...including some RLBL Italy Nantucket red cotton blazers for $250 (with original tags @ $1250). Did not kop.

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    This sounds like a Curb Your Enthusiasm ep...Larry:"what do you mean its not your pen,I ckearly saw it fall from your hand " hilarity ensues etc...
     
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  18. 330CK

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    Brand new Asolo Reston WP in my size
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  19. bpk1

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    In the field, have no experience with bikes but this thing looks interesting.. Little data avail on the bay :

    Atala giro d'italia - worth it at $45? not worth flipping at $45
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    Apologies for lack of spoilers/rotation issues, posting from phone! Thanks in advance.
     
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  20. Cj52racers

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    Mine was a Trusport. 650? Maybe?

    It was probably in a little better condition, and I can't remember if it was player endorsed. I just remember it selling quickly haha.
     

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