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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. AlexJ1100

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    I know we've got a few Cincinnati guys in here, some pretty good prices on some outdoor shoes/boots and it sounds like you could negotiate him down a bit more. Tempts me to make a trip up to Jungle Jims and pick up a pair or two while I'm there.

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  2. Thrift Vader

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    you aren't selling an impact drill on ebay are you?
     
  3. dazedstate

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    @HansderHund are you talking about a bag for diapers and wipes and misc baby stuff? I use a waxed cotton messenger bag from J Crew. My wife uses a Kate Spade baby bag and there's no way I'm carrying that around.
     
  4. Nobleprofessor

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    I am finally listing some of the teapots I found this summer at an estate sale because I have had to write another very big check to an expert witness in two of my cases and I need some money!

    Anyone have any info on these?
     
  5. the2ndhandman

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    Did you just say you had to pay witnesses? If there a witness to something can you just subpoena them?
     
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  6. futuremyth

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    Expert witnesses are unrelated to the case but are compensated for their time to come and give their expert opinion on an area relevant to the case. For example, a prosecutor could hire a forensic accountant to show how a defendant had cooked their books.
     
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  7. Nobleprofessor

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    Expert witnesses.

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    Expert witness are hired to offer their opinions on matters that require expert testimony because it is something that is beyond the common knowledge of a jury. Expert witnesses are used in the overwhelming majority of civil lawsuits and their opinions can be as mundane as interpreting building codes or performing reconstruction analysis that includes computer generated animation.

    Some examples would be, in a medical malpractice case, both sides would hire experts to offer opinions about the standard of care (the doctor/hospital/nurse do what is appropriate to diagnose and treat the patient). Or an Expert might say that what the doctor did was wrong or what the doctor did was correct.

    In personal injury cases experts are hired to offer their opinions about the persons injuries and whether they will need future medical treatment.

    Or, in a construction lawsuit, an expert might offer an opinion that the structure was not built properly and the contractor/engineer/architect failed to consider weight, or used the wrong type of lumber, or fasteners, or whatever.

    Or a party might hire an expert to opine that a product was dangerously designed. Or an expert could offer an opinion that an accident could not have caused the injuries the plaintiff claims.

    In one case I had, the plaintiffs claimed that a car was washed off the road and end up in a drainage culvert and the driver was trapped and drown. He did an accident reconstruction and was able to show that the accident could not have happened that way. Or in one case, an owner of a shopping center filed a claim for hail damage to the roof of the shopping center and the expert did all sorts of tests firing iceballs from a machine like a gun to determine if the damage could have been caused by hail.

    In this particular case, it is a police shooting case. I had to hire an expert to offer his opinion as a police offer and as a swat negotiator. He also literally wrote the book on Crisis Intervention Training that police officers take on how to deal with a mentally ill suspect. He had to offer his opinion about whether they followed their training, whether they engaged in excessive force and whether they could (and should) have pursued a Non-lethal option in dealing with the subject.

    Because the person was killed, I also had to hire an economic expert to calculate the decedent's lost wages for his life based on his current earning capacity, education, and work history and to come up with a number that he would have earned during his lifetime and then to reduce that by his own consumption and reduce it to present value. In federal court, these kinds of opinions cannot be offered by anyone other than expert because it is not within the common knowledge exception.

    When I was at my previous firm, I defended these kind of cases and I had no problem hiring as many experts as I needed because the insurance company was paying for it. Now, that I am representing the plaintiff (the person bringing the lawsuit), I am paying for this. Assuming the case is settled or we win at trial, I get my expenses back. But, some of these type of cases can take years.
     
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  8. Beeare

    Beeare Well-Known Member

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    How do you tell when one of these things is real? [​IMG]

    I know this one is fake, because there are a bunch of other obvious fakes next to it, but I'm curious.
     
  9. rhyme

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    That horrible moment when you come across the suit rack lined with Oxxford Clothes hanger with Jos A Bank on em except for the last one sporting an orphan double breast with last week tag on it.


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    Must be nice to get a custom $1K plus suit in Feb and then dump it in Nov
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  10. bpk1

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    Big thanks to @concealed and @WillWork4Coffee for the suggestions on where to hit while up in Boston!

    Some finds from there (consignment and thrift), some from back home, and some e-thrifts:

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    Linen RT, cool naval BB
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    Some nice "Bironi" shoes - wish they were my size!
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    Lastly a couple underpriced consignment pieces - both flat front, cotton, about 33 x 33 - really wish these fit too...
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  11. Beeare

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    $3 sale at goodwill, got some junk
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    Nothing very exciting, I don't think I would have picked any of it up if it didn't run just over 20 bucks for the whole lot.

    The Versace Classic was tagged at 49.99, most expensive tag I've seen at a goodwill for clothes.
     
  12. Spruce Moose

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    Picked up a hat. Are all hats supposed to have a ribbon? Any recommendations on the color?

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  13. vexco

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    Stuff from the last few days. Sorry if any duplicates(W&G). Finally got some daylight. All available.


    Willis & Geiger g-1 flight jacket. Size 48.

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    Patagonia Men's Better Sweater. Size Small

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    Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Fleece. Men's Small.

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    Pringle of Scotland shawl cardigan. 100% shetland wool. (N/A. Already going to @ahk11

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    Braemar of Scotland. 100% Cashmere cardi. Size 40.

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    Filson thick cotton work shirt. Size XXL.

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    Southwick charcoal suit. Roughly 44S/R.

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    Southwick DB suit. Same donor.

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    For the womens. Eileen Fisher metallic blend jacket. Shit is super dope. Size large.

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  14. impuntura

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    Two very unusual Hermes,the office window one cracked me up.
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    I have never seen a upper tag on Isaia pieces that say "made in italy". Does it have all of its traditional isaia tailoring trademarks?
     
  16. Ace_Face

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    EZ 100% cashmere on left, wool on right:

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    Quasi pop on Loro Piana. Cashmere and silk with little hole at neck. Will moths eat something that is cash/silk?
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    Toddler size Reyn Spooner. @Fueco get at me if you manage to slip one past the goalie.
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  17. rhyme

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    First time seeing it as well and i am sure the owner had it done from the local cleaners because its messy stitching. Size tag, tailoring and lining is legit.
     
  18. impuntura

    impuntura Senior member

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    Edit...holy shit these are Hermes Exclusive editions both of them.
     
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  19. double00

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    i think moths will eat any protein-based fiber. small holes like that can be fixed.
     
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  20. impuntura

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