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

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

  1. sashae

    sashae Senior member

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    ...and yeah, it's a question -- the sueded finish isn't like the nice original Loro smooth deerskin, I know the color can be cleaned/restored, but the sleeve relining is probably $75, so I'm into it for $150ish minimum. IDK.
     


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    Those colors are awesome! I'd say mid 80's.
     


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    Incotex Chinolinos, size 32. I want someone to buy these and wear them with that pink Boglioli blazer I thrifted last week.

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    Mason's POW chinos, size 34. Might end up keeping for myself :slayer:
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    NWT Nudie Grim Tim brown cords. 33/34. Somebody talk me out of keeping these for myself.
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  4. Jompso

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    Having leather probably cleaned and restored is expesnive as you obviously know. It sounds like a complete cleaning job followed by necessary dying to retin color uniformity, all going to cost you a lot and all haing no gurantee of seamelss or non noticeable results. At the end of the day, the garment looks like shit, it doesn't matter who its by, cuz no one is going to want to wear it. You buy that are you are immediately easily out over 200 bucks purely in product investment, hoping all goes well, in efforts to then make a profit. If not only the exterior is compromised but the original state of theinterioir is too that is a whole other typle of tailor now, and they'll either try to maintain the original lining and mend it if it is silk, but it soundsl ike they will most likely need to replace it, and that not only wont be silk, but wont be original LP linig either. Thats another 60-80 maybe. I would purchase it and keep the tags on get quotes and hope the margins work out cuz it sounds like a rough decision to be forced to leave that behind....but sometimes these things just have to be done....Had to leave behind a beautiful RLPL suit buy Cheter Barrie just yesterday cuz there were a couple holes at at 35 a hole myy margins are getting cut too thin just makin the investment not worth the time and hastle. These seems like its gotta be a jdugemnt call and your theonly one lookin at it....
     


  5. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    Unless those edges are just beat to shit, you'll triple your money, at least. Go back now.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...&_salic=1&_sop=1&_dmd=1&_ipg=50&LH_Complete=1
     
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  6. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    I misread this, with what you have stated needs mending/fixing plus original cost you are well over 200...treating that leather with dye and cleaning is at the very very cheapest going to be 80, but that will probalby sjt be to clean it, dying is gonna be another 40-60 maybe.... I mean by purchasing this jacketyour potentially ccommiting to about 300 bucks to bring it back to full health (hopeufllly)...if that happens factoring in non LP replaced lining that you will need to disclose or wind up with someone not happy with a purchase and you may get 700 if all goes perfectly? Thats a rough figure but is may a tad generous....but at the same time leaving something like that bheidn is fucking brutal
     


  7. cpmac7

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    Awesome thanks! Did you get anything on Saturday? I got to a couple stores and by the 3rd there was nothing left :foo:
     
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    This is why I ask -- if it were my size I'd cop in a heartbeat and have no issues. The fortunate part is the cashmere /main/ lining is 100% fine. It's the silk/satin/bemberg/whatever sleeve lining that isn't. I think the jacket'd be served well with merely a good dose of cleaning/conditioning, but in all likelihood the pockets and sleeve ends will want to be dyed. I have a /great/ leather place I've used in the past that does immaculate work, but it COSTS. That's why I left it. Copped a Charvet and two T&A ties on the walkout for $5 and felt less bad.
     


  9. kbadgley84

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    I would have thrown the $85 in cash at the cashier while running out the front door with it and "restoring" that shit with a pack of fat crayola markers
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  10. Jompso

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    You need to reread the issues at hand as well as the risks with all of them. It obvisoulsy has immense wear, to make that thing presentable it needs a leather cleaning and then repair and dying to fix the coloring then the lining needs to be replaced with non LP lining all these things also need to go perfectly......just to have my full length alaia given a basic cleaning, it was 80 dollars and this was from my leather guy who doesnt charge me mark ups on stuff like that cuz I bring him about 20 shoes a week. That means their cost is 80.....this all sounds just like a giant gamble...personallty Im a fucking idiiot and I'd buy the thing and hope for the best, but being in this position as someone who can inform beceause they deal with this consatnaly, im also making it very clear that there are no gurantees and this shit is gonna cost a lot of fucking money.....it coms down to this...are you willing to gamble 350 bucks max on this hand of cards with a potential payout at around 2.5 with the odds being a commplete total mystyery? Is it worth losing that to make what you can? Is this a smart business decision?
     


  11. kbadgley84

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    You my friend, regardless of what others have shared, have made the extremely painful but equaly smart business decision. The investment plus work needed factoring in the having no clue how well the work will turn out all means that youd be gabmling, like I said, about 350 maybe even more, to possibly make a 250 profit...or otherwise spending all that tiem and money and everything trying to restore this think that you purchased solely because of the lable just to realize that breaking even is a best case scenario....fucked leather is no jokeand is not wanted by anyuone, there is no market for it not as far as LP coats are conerend. and were talking so much shit needed to be done and treated to make it sellable....0 guarantees of anything except that your out 350. Also remember that ebay will dip in for a 12 percent of that as well ..... that shit was not worth it...not at all....I applaud your self control as well as your logical thinking, your a better person than I
     


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    Those aren't 11 or 11.5 are they?
     


  15. Nobleprofessor

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    I am even further behind than you. I have been swamped with my real job and have not had time to post on here very much and not enough time to catch up on what others have posted.

    I do have one question:

    Did the thrifted Rolex ever show up?
     


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