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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. eazye

    eazye Distinguished Member

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    Nah, but it's where I'm from so I come up here for the holidays. You from Milwaukee?
     


  2. audg

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    Man, I'm flying out to Milwaukee tomorrow and was planning to swing by a thrift store or something for some beater shoes/jacket-action, you beat me to it. I'm heading from MKE airport toward New London/Appleton, any places I should check there or on the drive up?

    edit: and as this is my first post, I'm Dan, live in MD outside DC, and I found some pretty Allen Edmonds loafers at the Uptown Cheapskate today but they were 4 sizes too small. thanks for having me, styleforum.
     
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  3. jamesmkeart

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    Born there, live in the burbs.
     


  4. eazye

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    @audg, I think the thrift stores are closed tomorrow:(
     
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  5. eazye

    eazye Distinguished Member

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    No shit? Ha, I think there was one other guy from Milwaukee on here but he hasn't posted in a few years. I was also born here, grew up on the eastside. Good to see some other Wisconsinites representing in here. TheNeedMachine is also an ex-Wisconsite if I remember correctly.
     


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    Yeah, he said that. I think Milwaukee/Chicago is good thrifting country. Not as much high end but theres a lot of shops.
     


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    Better pic of the chair after clean up.perfect upholstery after 60 years.

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  8. eazye

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    On a similar note, I can't wait to watch the Packers destroy the Bears tomorrow. The only other game I got to watch this season was that horrible display against Denver.
     


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    Well done, I'd say! I had a few pair of Saki eyeglasses frames and they're great. Buffalo horn sunglasses though, that's a whole 'nother level! :slayer:
     


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    man, that totally did not occur to me. on topic, here's a coat i got at an MD thrift store several years back for ~$20, it's all beat up now, but i can't part with it.

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    Yeah the herringbone was really micro and worsted. From far away it looked like stripes, and the buttons were black with 4 on each sleeve. Suit jacket for sure. If it was more sport-coaty fabric, I would have kept it for personal use cause it fit beautifully except for the sleeves. And it was actually $15, not $20.
     


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    Alrighty guys - Side swiping this thread.

    Which boots should I get for this upcoming season?

    I have bean boots but they don't work that well for the winter ( non insulated/shearling lined version).

    Looking for something a bit more stylish, iron rangers, 1000 miles, vibergs, oakstreet. Anyone have any recommendations for brown boots? thanks
     


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    Same position. Thinking of either Alden Indy or Vibergs.
     


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    You can't go wrong with Red Wing Lugs. Every workwear lover should get at least one pair. If you need them for the winter, just wear 2 pairs of thick socks and you'll be good.
     
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    You're on a serious roll, man. Beautiful.
     


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