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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. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Oh wait, the vintage one with the name inside? - i sewed up the cuffs, and sold it at cost price of the ironhearts to the guy who taught me TIG welding. It's now his favorite jacket.:)
     
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  2. kbadgley84

    kbadgley84 Senior member

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    Love this cashmere kiton but not a fan of "shit coffee brown"
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  3. the2ndhandman

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    I think Ties are made by sartoria wich was bought by ciro. All clothing like shirts and suits are made by Martin greenfeild. Sartoria is owned by Ciro and not affiliated with kiton.
     
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  4. the2ndhandman

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    Thanks everyone for the blessings. I left the hospital to pick up my daughter from grandma's and give her a break. Hit a stop on the way there to relax for a minute.

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  5. drlivingston

    drlivingston Senior member

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    Hey, @the2ndhandman ... what's up with the Roman numerals on the nametags of the shirts?
     
  6. carreragt7

    carreragt7 Senior member

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    Anyone recognize this care tag at all? The sweater doesn't have any other remaining tags.
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  7. cpmac7

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    Not one find, accumulated over a couple months. Been really lazy lately

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  8. Rewfio

    Rewfio Senior member

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    @cpmac7 that's like 130 shirts man! Wtflip?! Crazy
     
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  9. Versace Guy

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    Massimo Bizzocchi was (is?) the CEO of Kiton. This is his private line. Quality wise, those ties are near top tier.
     
  10. SpooPoker

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

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    Holy Shirt!
     
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  11. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    All folded, thats probably the opposite of lazy
     
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  12. DerekS

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    i think this was made for edmorel..... soemthing to do with keeping his humbler in place during black tie events....
     
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  13. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Yup.


    Actually, i thought it might have been for a pianist. .
     
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  14. carreragt7

    carreragt7 Senior member

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    @SpooPoker hahaha, nice video clip. In case I wasn't clear about the sweater, it isn't my style at all. But it was so far out from the regular sweaters I find and cheap enough that I grabbed it just to be safe. There are "things" I will never understand, and this sweater fit the "strange enough it quite possibly could be a thing somewhere" category. :)
     
  15. OolongT

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    The combination of materials reminds me of an ridiculous looking Bally sweater I picked up a long while back. Unable to compare interior tags until at least this evening though.
     
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  16. Orgetorix

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    Yep, La Pavoni Europiccola, same model and year as the one I found and refurbished. Missing the portafilter and drip tray.

    If it doesn't power on, probably the switch went bad from moisture/corrosion. Common issue for those. I got a replacement switch for mine for $24.00, along with a set of replacement seals, from espressoparts.com. They might have the parts you're missing, too. Refurbishing was not that complicated. It comes apart fairly easily, just clean the parts, descale the boiler, replace the seals and lube everything and you're good to go. Getting the wiring right was the trickiest part; the new switches get wired up slightly differently than the old ones. I painted my base black while I had it apart.

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  17. shirtsnmor

    shirtsnmor Senior member

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    That is sweet!

    Does it pull a good shot? It's a single boiler, right? I was thinking of upgrading to a dual boiler for temperature consistency, but I love the look and manual lever action of the Pavoni.
     
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    Orgetorix Senior member

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    Well, I'd say it can pull a good shot. As with any espresso, you have to know what you're doing. And the manual nature of it makes getting good shots trickier than regular machines, because in addition to all the usual variables of grind, distribution, tamp, temperature, infusion time, etc., you're introducing another variable with pressure. So that can make it trickier to get a good, consistent shot nailed down. But once you know what you're doing, the variability there does allow for more experimentation with different methods and time/pressure profiles.

    I make no claims of knowing what I'm doing, but I have gotten some really good shots from it. A lot of poor ones, too, though that's user error more than anything else.
     
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  19. Dirt

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  20. snackbandit

    snackbandit Senior member

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    Hell yeah! Thanks for the info @Orgetorix

    I was totally going to flip it as-is, but seeing those resto results have inspired me to take on this little project. Good stuff!
     

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