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

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

  1. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    The colder the water the lesser the chances of indigo transfer, heating up the dye and causing friction loosens the cotton fibers thus lets surface dye bleed. A paper towel and cold water and you blot it, you can add a little twist to it when blotting to create a little friction to help remove whatever is on your jeans, but if you start to see dye transfer stop. You could also spot clean with a stain remover and then soak them using a method, that through trial and error, I have pretty much perfected. I'm fairly positive Gustins are Sanforized so soaking them will essentially have no effect, especially the way i do it. No indigo loss and your pants will be clean, you will lose some starch though if they are still super raw at the moment. PM me if you're interested and want details as to how exactly to do this.
     
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  2. the2ndhandman

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    I think these are fake for three reasons just by the pictures you posted they may be cleared up with better photos. One -the little tab looking things at the top of the heel cup are a odd and a definite fake if there is any sort of tab up there it should be smooth all around the rim. Two- the seam on the side facing the outside should most likely be made of one piece of leather not stiched together. Three the " made in italy" on the sole doesn't look like it has enough space between the words. OK and four- the stiching on the inside looks clean and neat but to big of a stitch Louboutin's stiching is very small.
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  3. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    Didn't even notice the inside leather construction....the man has a point...I hope you kept that receipt, those are fakes.
     


  4. barrelntrigger

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    Damp towel, dab, dab, dab. Try avoid rubbing too hard. If did that, it's ok. Or if it's caked on there, you can use your finger nails to scratch them off. Works for me. All in all, wear it proud! Denim is suppose to be worn though tuff situations so you'll have the fade marks and stains to tell stories of.

    That's legit construction. My size?!
     
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  5. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    :eh:

    What.

    Those are real?


    But...why?
     


  6. TMAdidas

    TMAdidas Senior member

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    Both thrifted and thrift-funded my first car, a 2007 BMW 328i, Manual Transmission, 120k miles, no previous accidents. Loving having my very own car, and quite happy that I was able to thrift-fund a BMW at 17 years old. I couldn't have gotten here without the things I've learned from you guys in this thread.

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  7. impuntura

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    Ur 17?!
    Jesus I feel old.
     


  8. impuntura

    impuntura Senior member

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    But this makes me feel younger.
    Mint and awesome.
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  9. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Well done. you make at least one of us who had our shit together early...


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  10. SpooPoker

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

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    this gives me a happy.
     


  11. txwoodworker

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    That's a baller first car, congrats!
     


  12. SpecialK2k12

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    Alright, spent a little more time with them. Definitely fake, which is fine, since even though I paid up a bit, it wasn't so much I won't be able to get out of them.

    Anyway here are some detail pictures that helped me come around to @the2ndhandman 's and @Jompso 's position, hopefully it helps other people.

    1st: The loop in the L in Louboutin should almost close, this one doesn't.
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    2nd, they should be a single piece of patent leather, these aren't.
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    3rd, the little tab on the back. While apparently they are on some models, they aren't on this particular one.
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    4th, the leather insole is glued down.
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    5th, Because the outer is made of multiple pieces the silhouette/sole is all fucked up and lumpy.
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  13. capnwes

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  14. Spruce Moose

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    Congrats on the car and damn Frenchy that is nice
     


  15. capnwes

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    Yesterday I hit my best honey holes back home. More on that later....

    I was all finished but decided to hit a consignment shop, that I usually skip because the only have women's clothing. They also have furniture so I went in to look for a small table.

    As I was checking out the furniture I spotted this one from 20 feet way hanging in with the other coats.

    It was buttoned wrong and had been seen as a womens coat, priced, hung, overlooked, discounted and discounted and then was on sale for Black Friday.

    Union Made, Dated 1969
    Black Wool and Silver Persian Lamb, Local shop.

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