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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. Fueco

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    Yeah, that too... I have such a plan setup through my business as well. I've rolled past 401k's into it too.
     
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    "Material: Feels like cotton"
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    Guessing this is merino wool. Leather details are nice too.
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  4. jumpman1231

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    I work with a lot of business owners on their plans as well as have my own business plus thrifting on the side. I know taxes get a bad rap for owners which realistically for someone like spoo and many of my larger business clients it does suck. For many more normal level businesses taxes shouldn't be nearly as huge of an issue if your doing it right. This thread has given back to me in many ways in regards to learning more about clothes which I was barely a novice about. If anyone needs help with anything business related or in general financial planning questions feel free to pm and I'm more than happy to give back in a way that uses my expertise ha. Generally as an owner myself I know you'll feel the cons of ownership but we try and help you take advantage of the pros as well. Good luck with 2017!
     
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  5. Versace Guy

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    50.2% tax rate? Wtf is going on?
     
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  6. GMMcL

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    What follows is a lot of Flip Talk. Feel free to ignore, if that's not your bag.

    Exactly. Plus you're driving traffic.
    You people don't need a lawyer telling you that there are as many different business strategies as there are stars in the sky, from low margin high volume to low volume high margin and some combination thereof (or if you're Starbucks, inexplicably, high volume high margin -- HTF they manage that is still a wonder of nature).
    Loss leaders are a good way to drive traffic to higher margin items. Though at 100% margin, that's not the usual definition of loss leader.


    I'm not going to get into what anyone does on their taxes. That's sacred, private ground IMHO, and it's also dangerous ground in my line of work. But that looks off. I'd recommend consulting a professional. Money well spent, in my experience. YMMV.


    Putting this last to make a point I've made before a number of times: Given the overall Zeitgeist of this thread -- setting flip talk aside -- a world of sub $200 Kiton, cheap Attolini etc. is HARDLY APOCRYPHAL. Sure, we'll all have to find another way to fund our habit. But cheap amazing clothing is the goal and the promised land, not the End of Days.
     
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  7. Purplelabel

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    The amount of times I missed stains, holes and wear in the my first few months aren't even funny. So many items redonated to a different store in the summer.

    Now, older and wiser I'll leave higher end stuff if it's fucked; No emotional attachment anymore.

    Only 3 pickups today, pics later. Most of the shops are closed, including the one where the Anderson & Sheppard coats are hiding... I can smell them.

    Edit: I'd love to live in a world where Kiton and Attolini even shows up.. Sodding UK.
     
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  8. Purplelabel

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    Today's pickups; Gucci, Armani & Peter Curtiss. Has anyone seen pleated lapels before?

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  9. Thrift Vader

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    this one is the heat. best be using it to keep your paypal warm. [​IMG]

    as much as i am on the hunt for vintage sportswear to wear daily, that is worth so much i just couldn't pay up on it. you deserve a payday.
    Awesome find. rarest thing of the day imho.
     
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  10. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    Did not kop.
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    About 700€ in a boutique.
    Honestly, it didn't feel that amazing. But fun to see. And the other stuff in the shop was fantastic.
     
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  11. Sleeves345

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    I still don't score much by this threads' standards, but I had decent luck in ties recently, which makes me happy. Spoilered since most of these are what you folks consider fodder.
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    But I have to leave this unspoiled. Salvatore Ferragamo NWT. Nobody please tell me it's fake. It passes the tests I know to look for. But I don't know much.


    Then, I found this dude for $8 at SA. Not much info on Ultime that I could find, but it's 14k and has Bulova's name on it, probably worth a kop at that price. Next time I'm at the mall I'm taking into a shop to get a battery and see if it fires up.

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  12. Brianpore

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    Nice!

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    Stopped in real quick, cheap rare size for you 36S guys who want something interesting for summer, Madison dosnt fit me (not my listing)
    BROOKS BROTHERS 1818 Madison Plaid Blazer Sport Coat Mens - 36S
     
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  13. Dirt

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    VIGUGNA??
     
  14. Fueco

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    FOTY so far, a pair of Karhu backcountry skis. Now I need boots. They cost less than full day rental.

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  15. Pierson v Post

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    Tommy globe shirt, should do well on the bay (unless someone here wants it). Large, made in USA.


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    The W.V. 1990s version of Snow Beach / Suicide ski, also made in USA:


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  16. LetsGetWeird

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    So you know how everyone is saying not to pick up damaged goods this year...How about this dilemma? $40 and multiple moth bites all over

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  17. Pierson v Post

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    ^^^ Chop it up and use the pieces to repair similar pants? Only wear it during a blinding blizzard so no one notices the holes?
     
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  18. jdrizzy

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    Wow, that is amazing. Would cop just for show.
     
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  19. Fueco

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    Who likes Rancourt loafers or Red Wing Beckmans?

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    Majority of the stuff pictured was found on 12/31. Seemed like everywhere I went had something worth grabbing. A couple pieces are from a little bit ago, just haven't posted them. Sorry for less than stellar pictures.

    Above the ties are both Burberry. From left to right, ties are Hermes (x8), Barbera and Armani (x3)

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    Zegna Suit and an orphan coat

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