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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. drlivingston

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    While not exactly schooled on cubism, I fondly remember my Qbert-ism days.

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  2. My Main Man

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    Slightly more than that. You have to remember the enye at the end.

    vicuña: vi-COON-ya
     
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  3. impuntura

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    Wrong.
    It's VICUN-YA
     
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  4. impuntura

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    Sorry you beat me to it.
    Winny loses...again.
     
  5. GetBlatzed

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    Pfff only way to play qbert is the OG arcade. ;)
     
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    Oktoberfest is over...

    I lean towards outdoorsy pursuits. My favorite fall places would be Yosemite, Banff, Rocky Mountain National Park, Black Hills of South Dakota.
     
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  7. ark8712

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    Hunkered down and watching the wind and rain blow by.
     
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    i don't think it's a short i as in EYE.

    i've always assumed more like "ICK"

    so i've been saying vick-OON-ya

    to my ear VAI-COON-YA sounds gringo, like saying EYE-talian.
     
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  9. Jompso

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    Pretty positive that the clip I posted earlier, homie has it dead to rights, on the dot. Fairly sure this is a truly logical conclusion also, because in the 50s, It was simply viewed as more rare, and demand was a result of this as well as a more exclusive nature to it (due entirely to economics of the industry, nothing else). No protection or regulation, consistently stock in the cooler months, of 100% fabric content coats. Business logistics regarding costs, sourcing, milling, etc... was the reason behind the cost. The animal and its by-products were thoroughly discussed consistently and daily by nearly all working in retail, in no way viewed as some mythical type creature, highly documented and detailed breed, basic knowledge of anyone working with it, and certainly without question, known across the board, how to pronounce the animals name 100% correctly and done so by everyone who ever needed to say the word professionally and/or socially....I mean more or less on par with someone who simply does not know the correct way to pronounce Cashmere today, it simply doesn't exist because it can't.

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  10. Hoofit

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    I have this same model. I believe it was an option that Nordstrom put together many years ago. It did not have a name but is sometimes referred to as the old Clifford.
     
  11. My Main Man

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    Nah. The way the guy is saying it in that clip is basically the equivalent of saying 'chipolte'. The word vicuna is Spanish and the enye is the only letter effected with the 'y' affectation. douple00 is right about the 'ick' though. There are phonetic pronunciations on every dictionary site.
     
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  12. drlivingston

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    The Clifford is a blucher. Was the old version a balmoral?
    For the record, I had to speak with AE customer service today about an unrelated subject and brought up the mystery shoes. Style #1044 was a prototype. It is the AE Lancashire in walnut calf. They made very few of them and were never mass released. Your shoes are likely corporate samples.
     
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  13. drlivingston

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    oops
     
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  14. thebuddahman

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    Better pictures of stuff I've maybe mentioned before. Happy Friday fellas.
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  15. Jompso

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    Chalk that fail up to pure hubris and total lack of effort. Supported by what I found to be more or less bullet proof logic. Yet, simply factoring obvious outside variables such as fucking 1950S AMERICA or simply a minimal effort of double checking to see if the first source was even right......perhaps my results differ.... or they don't, fucking Tomato, Potato, Vicuna, Silk, Baby Seal Fur....As a blatantly obnoxious deterrent, I'll simply swerve back to my point from my original statement and hammer that fucker home harder.....That of course being, if your Vicuna tag reps <10% Vicuna, you have no fucking Vicuna....#math.
     
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    Here is the haul from yesterday; it's a mix of men's and women's (because I primarily focus on women's clothes) but there are some fabs in here:

    Garnet Hill cowlneck cableknit dress:

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    Ann Taylor mohair blend cardigan, NWT

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    Wallace & Barnes men's wool sweater with denim detailing:

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    Oleana (cha-ching!) silk & wool blend cardigan:

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    Ann Taylor wool cowlneck tunic with 3/4 length sleeves:

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    Laura Ashley Scandinavian style wool cardigan:

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    Burberry men's navy wool sweater with leather shoulder & elbow patches:

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    Gaeltarra Aran cardigan:

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    Pendleton High Grade Western Wear Indian Blanket bathrobe:

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  17. Mr. Moo

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    Saw a likely flipper in my neck of the woods. Kopped some stuff that I always pass on (Eton shirt, middle-tier jeans).

    Very skinny guy about 5'10". Young. One of you?

    Also - Balmain dress shoes. Kind of ugly, cannot find anything remotely like them online. Black, kind of pointy lace ups. Fairly benign looking. Mainline Balmain. Worth a kop?
     
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    Very informative! Thank you for that! I like the shoes a lot and they happen to be my size. Now to figure out if there is any way to salvage the color or if I'm stuck darkening them. I'm not even a novice when it comes to dress shoe care so more researching is needed. I know there is a vast amount of threads on such topics so will be fun reading.

    The woven pair seem similar to Bragano by Cole Haan but are lacking the proper labeling and would still have signs of the label, so who knows. They fit as well so won't worry too much. Good beaters.

    Thanks again for insight! This community is awesome.
     
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  19. sarteaga

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    ^try stripping the color off the shoe using Saphir Renomat. You may be able to lighten it up enough that you can just go over it with some walnut polish or brown polish and blend it in.
     
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    Some recent stuff, I'm probably forgetting some things, but it's been picking up around here lately.

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