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

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

  1. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    There's only one bush that's relevant...

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  3. white collar

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    Authentic? Looks good to me but LV isn't my area.
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    I'm voting fake, Patch looks terrible, fonts jacked up and usually when LV puts a leather patch on the front of something it is blank so it can be monogrammed by the owner of the piece
     
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  5. white collar

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    Thanks! Figured it was worth a shot at 0.49
     
  6. kbadgley84

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    No problemo, I actually have a legit one from the line that they sold in Nordstrom back in the early 80's
     
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    Thanks for the info jebarne, and thank you for including some bigger city context!
     
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    @Nataku or anyone else learned in the ways of foreign military garb. What do I have here?
    First part is a quilted jacket / liner(?). I am not sure if this is a stand-alone piece or a liner.
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    The second part of the equation is this jacket. It is marked GE GIRARDI and has OPTI zippers.
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    They don't zip or fasten together. However, when the Spekon is placed within the Gerardi, you get something that could easily brave the Arctic tundra. Any thoughts? Probably available.
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    NWT USAF flame resistant jacket - Picked this a month ago
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    Those Dior deminz :slayer::slayer::slayer:
     
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    @drlivingston

    Looks like the first is a Liner, and all three are German from '96 by the looks of it. Wish I were more familiar with other NATO country's militaria, but it's been a while.
     
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    I think I see some back-stitching on that patch (where they stitched back over previous stitching) - if so, dead give-away for being a replica. LV stitching should be meticulous with no overlap. But for 49 cents, why not, right? I bought a fake purse on purpose for $8 just to bring it home and use the "how to spot a fake LV" guide to see what really made it a fake, and feel way more confident now that I'd be able to spot one vs. taking a gamble. Plus, my sister wanted the one I bought even though I told her it was fake, and other folks do as well (I would not list it on ebay tho).
     
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    Ayo, I just realized I been Busy and I have yet to have a chance to sign up for the gift exchange is it too late too sign up? Im down to exchange with more than one person too. lol.
    I slacked on signing up, but I will give good gifts. believe me.
     
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    He said it was too late when the last person asked, sorry man! There's a site-wide gift exchange going on, I believe.
     
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    Heres a tip, go into the store and make the SA show you every small leather good. I do this every so often to re-familiarize myself with their products. That way if you come across something more recent or exclusive your not ass out completely. At this point though, my eyes scan a item like a Terminator with the red vision and everything lol. nothing gets past me.
     

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