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

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  1. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Exactly
     
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    Bahljs Senior member

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    Oh, I totally agree.
     
  3. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    So a couple years ago I had a very rare WWII camouflage herringbone twill jumpsuit taken out of my cart and the guy actually walked out the door of the GW without paying for it in order to avoid being stopped, had I noticed before he exited the store and alerted the store workers/management. He must have watched me put it in my cart too, as I really buried it in there so it wasn't sitting in plain sight.

    Well, I finally found out who took it. A friend and regular who hits most of the stores I hit (but goes after different stuff) called me and told me that one of the regulars who never really talks to anyone chatted him up last night and bragged about how he grabbed a WWII camo jumpsuit from someone's cart at that same GW "awhile back". He also managed to get his eBay account. I've got my eyes peeled for them but think they've long since been sold. I guess the guy had to make a new eBay account because he was screwing over people on his old one and got it banned. Figures.....
     
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    I'm so terrified of this happening I've actually stopped trying things on in the dressing room unless I'm with someone who can watch my cart.
     
  5. eazye

    eazye Senior member

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    That's worthy of an ass beating.
     
  6. Letric

    Letric Senior member

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    Hehe... One benefit of hoarding clothing: Going denim shopping in your own inventory.

    So I've been losing a lot of weight recently, and all my good selvedge jeans (Gustin, PRPS, vintage Levis, N&F, etc) are all WAY too big for me to wear. My slimmest pair (UB201) are like 2 sizes too big. I've been looking for new pairs at trade shops, eBay, SF, etc... I then realized this morning that I could just go out to my workshop and look through my 40-50+ pairs I have on hand. Ended up finding 3 pairs that fit very well, and even some old photos for each.


    - RRL Dark Indigo Selvedge (copped from Buffalo for a few J.crew trade items)
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    - Made & Crafted Cinch-Back Tan Selvedge Work Chinos ($24.99 at a boutique thrift.)
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    - 3x1 Tan Selvedge Jeans. (True thrift. $7.99)
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    Kinda glad I didn't sell these right away. Can wear these around for awhile now. [​IMG]
     
  7. cpmac7

    cpmac7 Senior member

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    Did anyone automatically think of Shawshank Redemption? I am probably the only one lol

    Agree with easye, deserving of an ass beating.
     
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    That is horrible.

    I always am a bit paranoid if I have to use the restroom in a shop. If I have really outstanding stuff, I will pay first and then go in (same for fitting rooms). I've even been known to take the cart into the restroom if I have to.
     
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    Fueco Senior member

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    A few more things from this week.


    Adidas soccer cleats

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    Five Ten approach shoes

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    Five Ten approach shoes

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    Ghillie Brogues

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    Allen Edmonds McAllister burgundy

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    Goorin Brothers flat cap (NWT)

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    Robert Talbott "Old Blues" regimental tie

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    Zegna

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    Paul Stuart

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  10. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    I just wear zanellas to thrift. No need to stop for a bathroom break.

    Just flippin' and drippin'
     
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    That really sucks. I'm also fearful of getting my stuff jacked out of my cart... Or have a damn employee put it back on the rack and have someone buy it and walk out. Luckily, neither has happened.

    If I score something really primo, like Kiton / Isaia / etc... Normally I watch it like a hawk until I've scanned the rest of the store. I will then purchase anything "primo" immediately and put it out in my car, and lock the doors with the items in bags out of plain view.

    When I pull it off the rack, I keep that shit down. I don't say anything... I just fold it up and put it in the cart / basket. If it's something REALLY nice, I'll even bury it under a bunch of other crap.

     
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    Ohhhhhhhhh fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkk noooooooooooooooo! I don't hardly use carts but when i do i guard that shit closely if i had some good shit in there. Like really closely.
     
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    capnwes Senior member

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    Munks & Varley Bespoke Morning Coat

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    ^^^

    ditto. i hardly use carts, i sling my finds over my shoulder like leopard pelts.

    and i just put a cork in it until i can pay and then once i stash my haul in my car i destroy hella bathroom
     
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    Careful with not using a cart.

    I used to never use a cart until I had absolutely no way to carry the load any more. It was kind of a superstition for me.

    However, a few months ago (August I think) I started to develop a horrible case of thrifters elbow. Prolonged time periods of heavy wool coats over the left forearm while shuffling the racks with the right. That coupled with my renewed interest in guitar immobilized my arm for at least all of September and October. I had to cancel 3 golf outings that I was looking forward to, and had to minimize thrifting, some loops were skipped altogether. Years ago I would play guitar 3 to 4 hours a day, sometimes more. Now I can only play for about 10 minutes a day. Even photography has been a challenge. It has been some of the worst pain I have had in a long time.

    So....now I grab a cart.
     
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