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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. impuntura

    impuntura Distinguished Member

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    Was about to leave store when i spot a white rivot on a pair of jeans.these are my fourth fragments in two years.

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  2. jdrizzy

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    All 16.5, not sure about sleeve length
     


  3. JFST

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    I do have a tweed patch pocket sportcoat in a delightful gray if you're serious...if so PM me.
     


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    Damn ok, Well if they seem smaller and fit closer to a 16 / 34 holler at me. I have always like the quality with that brand.
     


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    I bought a Fenom shirt the other day. I almost left it because it looked and felt cheap. I was clearly wrong
     
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  6. Rumpelstiltskin

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    I also picked up a vest but will probably keep it for myself because I am greedy. It appears to be Cabela's Men's Woodsman fleece lined vest Judging from the condition of the lining, the tags, the snaps and the velcro it appears to be brand new. It would have been nice to have gotten it for $5 but I couldn't chance that it would be there for the next 50% day

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    I know neither of my piddly acquisitions qualify as epic but I am a newbie so they seem epic to me
     
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  7. colorvision

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    Had a very interesting experience on the way to my kid's Thanksgiving play at school. Traffic was light so I went in for a quick thrift. Saw a well-dressed gentlemen carrying about 8 blazers with a big smile on his face. Normally this is not a good sign. I found some Borrelli pants while searching for a match to a pinstriped Chester Barrie, but nothing else, and went to check out. Saw a mainstream Isaia tag on the only open jacket, as well as a familiar-looking fabric. Opened it up, offered up the pants, and the rest is history. Maybe I'm just socially awkward myself, but I didn't find the silence awkward at all. However I can tell you this: @Reosymes is a true gentleman. That is never a fuck up. I certainly feel like I owe him one, and I'd be happy to pass along the suit, or something else that I may find. Just let me know man. I did entertain the notion that it might fit but it did not, maybe like a 39/40 R/S. I'd consider it good Karma if the suit went to someone here that could wear it.

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  8. borbor

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    reminds me of an incident this time last year at a SA way the fuck out of town.

    lady with like 3 kids; and you can tell she struggles to get by. I forgot how much she was short when the cash rung her up. But the look on her face when she realized she was short, I'll never ever forget.

    I just told the cash to put whatever the amount is short on my purchase and let her be on her way.

    i didn't know how to handle it at first; cuz didn't want shit to be awkward, but then i just went fuck it; i wanted to get outta there lol
     


  9. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Wow! What are the odds that they both post here?
     
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  10. jdrizzy

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    Yeee, best story in this thread.
     


  11. Reosymes

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    Haha wow.

    Sorry man, I obviously exaggerated in the interest of narrative but I agree, it wasn't an awkward silence at all. Maybe one femto-second worth of silence, if that. We agree upon the rest of the story (except it really was 5 blazers, and not 8). You don't owe me anything. It was such a nice gesture on your part to make your offer in the first place.

    First time meeting anyone from SF, I'm glad it was memorable for both of us.
     


  12. colorvision

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    Well then you have a standing offer for a whiskey or some other adult beverage. Some Borrelli suit measurements, tagged 50: 20.5 p2p, 25 sl, 29.5 boc, 19 sh, 33W29L, cuffed, looks like some fabric to let out. Edit: Claimed

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  13. barrelntrigger

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    Small world!
     


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    agh wish those measurements worked for me. cool story!
     


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