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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. rhyme

    rhyme Senior member

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    Thats awfully nice of you dude. I lost my new phone at the thrift store last month so i know the feeling.

    Hopefully you got some good karma coming your way. Props!
     
  2. drlivingston

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    That's probably for the best... The cashier would probably think that you had a snotty attitude.
     
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  3. Jompso

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    If your paying tuition I'll gladly teach the course. Jompso 101: how to buy what the fuck you want and not pay close to what it's worth (No Firearms necessary). PM me and I can give u a small crash course in how to find fuck ups, manipulate sellers, programs that do the work for you, or mistakes to look out for. Just don't go and use these tricks and then post ur cops here like you thrifted em....I know a guy who did that one time like an idiot cuz he was mad about dumb shit, and let's just say he never made that mistake again.
     
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  4. Mr G from SD

    Mr G from SD Senior member

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    Not sure they would even do discounts there. They'll just keep slapping yellow clearance stickers on it until someone eventually buys it.

    Once, TJ Maxx had a Gucci tie that had a couple pulls on it. I brought it up to the register and asked if they would consider repricing it. The manager said, "HELL NO. That's Gucci!" to the employee that asked for me. Wasn't the answer I was looking for, but got a kick out of that regardless. Pretty funny the way that she said it.
     
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  5. Purplelabel

    Purplelabel Senior member

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    Brand new Kilgour E-thrift came in! Thanks to @thebuddahman for getting it to me. [​IMG]

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    Is this Grenadine?
     
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  6. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Looks like it.

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    Solid finds since I last checked in. This thread never wants for a source of amazed, mouth agape head shakes.
     
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  7. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    I'm goin with no on this one. The colors a little light to truly make out the weave but it looks like basket woven silk, not Grenadine woven silk. Doesn't resemble either type or grenadine weave.
     
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  8. capnwes

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    Perfect example of the tag stitching.

     
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  9. Bahljs

    Bahljs Senior member

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    Like how much too small?
     
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  10. ReubenR

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    Nailed it Doc!

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  11. Purplelabel

    Purplelabel Senior member

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    Boss as shit Jaeger cotton suit. 3 Buttons and unvented though. Couldn't pass up for a tenner.

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    Run of the mill PRL chinos.

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  12. Spruce Moose

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    Yup Silk! Nice find. Feels amazing don't it
     
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  13. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

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    Size 7.5. Listed and sold to a Japanese guy within 15 minutes. I knew they'd probably go to Japan, but didn't know they'd go that quick.

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  14. kbadgley84

    kbadgley84 Senior member

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    My super small Alden shell went to Japan, sold a pair of Florsheim shell yum as size 7.5 to a guy in Japan also, love them over there they always pay very quickly and leave positive feedback
     
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  15. Bahljs

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    ...My size. I live here. Damn you Japanese.
     
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  16. drlivingston

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    Just a couple of fun finds: (only available on the Bay)

    Lilly Pulitzer
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    Lilly Pulitzer
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    And this guy... Unvented, but couldn't leave it.
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  17. Jompso

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    With Japanese suiting you throw all other preconcieved notions and beliefs in the wind. Its a combination between Avant Garde SWD influence combined with the Heavy American Fashion trends penetrating and influencing the various subcultures of their societies. Since the 60s they essentially mimicked every American trend at the same time we adopted it however always had a Japanese twist, but when the Avant Garde Movement Started in the late 80s with Rei Kawakubo and Junya etc.. these new approaches to fashion started influencing the heavily engrained classic American fashion they have been acustomed to conforming to in their own way for decades. Japanese Avant Garde fashion at the time dealt with geometric disproportions or Issey Miyake putting dozens of pleats into every couture garment he produced, and essentially what was born was a high fashion Japanese suiting style that's only true identity is that it totally lacked/s any true identifiable one. Essentially Japanese tailoring is the antonym of Oxxford Clothes.
     
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  18. Jompso

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    Not in regards to quality of construction but you take the truly classic American style suiting Oxxford has produced for 1916 and then you take Yohji who may have a seasonal release or 15 different Avant Garde approaches to American Prep culture of the 60s or whatever for example, their only rules is there are no rules, which is why Japanese fashion is also so goddamn awesome. The respect and heavy influence of 50s Americana will always be present there, however everything else is whatever the fuck they wanna do. They have no fear, no restrictions, and no rules, it's Anarchy....essentially art in the purest sense, totally and completely uninhibited by social restrictions or rules of any kind, pure expressionism through fabric and design.
     
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  19. Yorker

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    GADDAMN that yohji
     
  20. Purplelabel

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    Is this better?

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