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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. impuntura

    impuntura Senior member

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    Go back and read the thread,at least the part 2.
     
  2. Pierson v Post

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    There are 3 small red gem stones on the thin end of this Stefano Ricci tie. Has anyone seen this before, or did someone just glue them on themselves? [​IMG]


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  3. 1ofTheCoolKids

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  4. CWOyaji

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    First character says "government" (pronounced "kan" in Japanese)
    Second two characters together say "military armaments" (gunbi)
    Last character says "custody" (yo)

    Star symbol looks like from Taiwan flag, so probably a chinese speaker would give a better answer

    Especially because the last symbol, before the number 827371, reads as "Imperial" ("ten") in Japanese

    Sorry if that just muddies the waters but kind of cool find, my guess is it's from the Taiwan army
     
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  5. MZhammer

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    $675. It's a few seasons old as I was in the NM buying offices when we brought this one in!
     
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  6. kbadgley84

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    If you don't mind me asking, what do you do there?
     
  7. A Guy from Shanghai

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    The first two characters translate as : government army. The second two characters translate as: reserve.
     
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  8. drlivingston

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    Seriously, take your pick. I take no pleasure in denigrating another's finds, but.... dude, that tie is HIDEOUS. When you start thrifting, it is easy to be distracted by a name. I can remember a time when I would see Zegna or, hell, who am I kidding, Hugo Boss (lol), and get excited... only to realize later that the piece is dated and practically worthless. I have purchased ties FAR worse than the tie in your picture. My bank account would be much happier if someone like @impuntura had pointed me in the right direction. I was too damn stubborn to listen to others' advice and it cost me a small fortune. Don't make the same mistakes that I did. Do yourself a favor and research PRIOR to purchase. Don't get me wrong, you will still make mistakes. We all do. You will just become a far more educated (thus discriminating) buyer and you will get more out of the hunt. We look forward to seeing some awesome brags in the future!
     
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  9. Hoofit

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    @spoopoker the pawn star scenario works perfect the only question is who is the Chumlee in this situation? And also I'm assuming no need to call in a grenadine expert since you already are one.
     
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  10. silverwarebandit

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    Does anyone here have any recommended guides for cleaning Suede jackets? My mom likes a Loro Suede jacket I picked up awhile back but it could use some cleaning, and I am clueless about cleaning leather jackets. Thanks!
     
  11. noob in 89

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    It says: OFFER WEAPON.
     
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  12. Bjorling

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    Is this Brunello Cucinelli legit or shit?

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  13. A Guy from Shanghai

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    Looks legit
     
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  14. the2ndhandman

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    Don't try yourself it's not worth the risk. Tiny spot clean pencil eraser. Some people use white vinegar but it will smell for awhile. If it's the whole jacket Pay the dry cleaner.
     
  15. drlivingston

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    https://www.withoutatrace.com/
     
  16. thebuddahman

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    Def legit.
     
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    Dry clean if its a keeper, I think it still a perc bath with everything else, if its a stain, best guess the stain and then the remedy. I thrifted a Luciano Moresco jacket last week after I got it home found a lipstick stain on the back shoulder. Made a cut out with a piece of paper to protect the rest of the suede and used baking soda to lift the oil out, gentle brush and then the dust vac, repeat 10 times or so and then used distilled white vinegar and blot dry to get the dye out. ....always try the inconspicuous spot first with any home remedy. I have actually sprayed Folex(water based) on old Suede boat shoes and then punished them quickly with a hair dryer and they looked and still look great
     
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    Thanks guys! Sounds like going to a professional is the way to go, I don't want to mess it up on my first try.
     
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  20. ATLjon

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    This is a long shot, but does anyone have this tie? It's a discontinued Black Fleece. I bought the bowtie on sale, thinking they'd have the matching tie for my brother's wedding, but, of course, they do not.

    Anything similar would work too.

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