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

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

  1. Principle

    Principle Senior member

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    @theneedmachine your record finds have been exceptional so hats off to you.
     
  2. LooknGr8

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    So to close the loop on my by the pound discussion… I went in today just because… You know, sometimes you get the Jones.

    They had had a half-price day yesterday. There were no maniacs today considering it was the coldest day in Boston area in 59 years and they had all binged yesterday.

    Found nothing except a) mismatched (look so evenly worn that methinks they were bought as mismatched seconds by some Maine dude in the first place and worked in/rode his harley with for some years) Bean work boots for $5 I brought home as a leather project. Haven't restored much lately l, sometimes I bring shit home just to keep up my chops. Will wear around house, camping etc

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    After bleach-water bath, Lexol, edge ink to match sole sides, new insoles I had lying around, a vulgar amount of kiwi wax to cover most of the issues, this:
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    Still not a pro but good enough for gubmint work.

    Oh, and b) ever buy something just to troll Spoo?

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    I mean I'm sure he sees these a lot. But I bet he didn't get one today!
     
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  3. rhyme

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    I have a buddy in Canada who ships containers of used clothing which goes to a sorting facility in Asia and then makes it way to Africa. I didnt ask about his profit margin but he was willing to offer $500 flat per container per referral and buyers usually buy a minimum of 5 a piece. There is a huge market for such items and business is so good that he is already semi retired.
     
  4. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    Awesome! I'd love to find one. The cashier at one of my spots (you'd think it'd be GW, but I think it was actually VV) said they always throw those out, because they're not allowed to carry "pornography".
     
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  5. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Senior member

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    I bought a strat in one of those cases in 1988. It had this great "new car smell". My goddamn cat puked in it about a month later. But I still have the case. "Hardshell" is a bit of an overstatement. I'm surprised any of them are still intact.
     
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    Best dunk contest finals ever. And yes, I rewatched the mj vs nique , and that can't hold a candle (when comparing dunk to dunk - obviously having the biggest stars in the game is worth something too).

    I love Jordan but would have to agree with you.... Even if you think about the last two dunks they just made up last night were niques and Jordan's most famous dunks on steroids! And that was their I gotta do something dunks! Just ridiculous and amazing show! Will send out a box from this weeks finds to snoogz this week so I'll post some thrift items and not derail with ball talk. Ok carry on with the thrifting...
     
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    Cats can be the most ruthless of critics.
     
  8. Mr G from SD

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    It's referring to the print.

    When I think dated, I picture something like this. It looks like something worn during the OJ Simpson trial
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    Versus when you walk into a high end department store today, you'll see ties like this. They just look better, more timeless.
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    FTFY... [​IMG]
     
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    Our cats constantly throw up in front of my offie door. I just think they want you to wait on them constantly...
     
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    Not true, windchill was -20 the other day and I was wearing nothing but a tee shirt under my shearling.

    Anything thing Frazier or Niles Crane would wear.
     
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    Dude, we get it, you dislike classic menswear. I personally don't like Patagonia but I don't use every opportunity that presents itself to shit on it or make sarcastic comments. Get a life for Christs sake.
     
  13. turkey_sandwich

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    Sort of a French day today. Thanks to @silverwarebandit for fielding my manic texts.

    Anyone still need a Valentine's gift for the little lady?

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    Or maybe you'd prefer to wear this to a swanky dinner instead?

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    Wish I could pull these off. Loving the classics today
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    Not true, windchill was -20 the other day and I was wearing nothing but a tee shirt under my shearling.

    Dang -20 it's never been that cold here. The coldest I've been in is -5 in whistler last year. If it gets to freezing I'm staying inside. You are brave I'd be bundled up with 5 sweaters under that coat.
     

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