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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. winny94

    winny94 Senior member

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    How can you determine 2 wears vs 5 wears vs 100 wears? I have things I bought NWT and have worn 50 times that show zero wear.
     
  2. madeinbogota

    madeinbogota Well-Known Member

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    Appearance is obviously the main determinant, especially for shirts. People sweat, and the more time's the shirt has been worn (or the heavier the sweater), the more likely it is to have some staining, albeit mild, in the underarms or the collar. Fraying or deterioration of the fabric is also a giveaway of course. I completely agree that some garments may not reflect how many times they were worn, but if something shows zero signs of wear I would wager that it is more likely that it wasn't worn much at all, instead of being worn heavily but not indicating that.
     
  3. rhz5001

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    You really can't.
     
  4. madeinbogota

    madeinbogota Well-Known Member

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    Noted [​IMG]. Guess I got caught up with it since I had a buyer ask me how many times I thought the shirt had been worn.
     
  5. mistermidwester

    mistermidwester Senior member

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    I'm 90% sure this is good. Full outfit top and bottoms. ?. @Nataku

    Pants and shirt are stamped A-M. Just found your old guide and I think these are good!
     
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  6. rhz5001

    rhz5001 Senior member

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    I mean we can always guess, I would probably throw a number out there is they asked as well. It seems like shoe people have the best chance at guessing. Fueco may know for sure, but with running shoes people always want mile numbers. I struggle with that for sure, but maybe there is a science to it.

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  7. kbadgley84

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    Halfinger is a kop? I found a liar the other day but didn't pick up
     
  8. Fueco

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    Yeah, I generally throw out numbers for hiking and running shoes based on how my own shoes wear... I'm not a super-lightweight, so I feel like I'm giving a reasonable answer.

    People ask, I give an honest opinion (or an honest answer if I actually know). I've never had a return for misstating wear on shoes.
     
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    Depends on my mood and which model. I don't think this model is the best, but I saw it in my photo folder and figured why not.
     
  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ready for your minds to be blown?
     
  11. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    Ready, we are.



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    dibs on size 11 , size 36-38 - small
     
  13. Reosymes

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    More pictures of the SCs I posted earlier plus some backlog.

    Sartoria Partenopeas:

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    Isaia and Gianluca Napoli windowpane.

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    RLPL, saint andrews, cashmere silk houndstooth 40R.

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    Quarter lined Burberry london, wool/linen/silk, 40R.

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    Usually pass on Lubiam, but the color and pattern was gorgeous. 3 button but rolls to the second button nicely, dual vents.

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    One of my favorite finds in a long time. Extremely lightweight, thought it was linen/cotton/nylon or something. Nope, 100% wool, made in Italy. Generous M.

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    Finally, all from the same donor. 48L, ventless. The brown is a triple patch pocket, 100% cashmere. The blue is a windowpane, not solid. The grey sc looked like an orphan but for once I was able to unite the pants. Strangely enough, the pants have no Brioni branding whatsoever.

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    Fueco Senior member

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    I was so disappointed by this... Mental note, check snapbacks before you buy them.

    It broke when I went to open the snapback to change the size.


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  15. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    i was contacted by a thrift/resale store that was going out of the mens business. They said they had "quality" merchandise and wanted to sell it all.

    So I bought the whole store.

    90% of it was blind, I asked for a few examples of what they had, but I was rolling the dice on at least 80% of it, if not more. Since I had the Uhaul this weekend from moving into the LuxeSwap store, I thought it was the perfect time to complete the transaction.

    So I got some cash and hauled away such :

    started with 6 full extended rolling racks
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    but there were another 7 rolling racks so i needed to improvise - aka, ball it up and chuck it in
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    when that got to max capacity, i needed to move into the front seat
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    don't let how it got in there fool you - at least 80% of it is prime stuff. its probably going to take me a few weeks to go through and sort but on first glance I saw :

    10 Kiton cashmere SC's, some NWT
    1 Sulka bearcat alpaca coat
    150 Zegna suits and jackets
    40 Brioni jackets and suits
    35 BB suits and jackets
    50 Brioni and Brunello Cucinelli pants
    100 Zanella, RLPL and Incotex pants

    theres probably a shitload more I'm missing as in total its all about 800 pieces or so. I actually scored this for well below thrift pricing because i took it all sight unseen. Net Net everything came out to about 8-10 dollars a unit, if my math was right. One of the best scores of my career, no question. Time for a fucking bottle of wine!

    **I have no idea what sizes etc this stuff is and its going to take me forever to organize so please hold off on any PMs for now, you'll see it all soon I promise!
     
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