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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. noob in 89

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    I just used the white brush in Microsoft Paint? :puzzled:
     
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    Also, found this Trillion v-neck sweater today. I know Trillion uses Kiton, Fedeli, and Fray to make some things, but I don't recognize this tag:

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  3. 330CK

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    yooooooooooooooooooo

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  4. Pierson v Post

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    SONUVA! There's 1 guy on this forum (that I know of) in my area. This week he pulls an Hermes peacoat and now this. Nice one you lucky bastard. :)
     
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    Crop image in PowerPoint
     
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  6. Purplelabel

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    Pen tool in Photoshop when I had a computer that could handle it.

    Now I just use either a white wall for jackets and a white board for anything else.
     
  7. Letric

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    Unfortunate that it's worn, but that is an amazing pattern. Hand knotted rugs are quite nice and fairly uncommon at secondhand shops. 100% silk content is also uncommon, usually they're blends. I'm wondering what kpi (knots per inch) that weave is. If you have a ruler you could measure or throw it down on the back and snap a photo. If it's not too worn for personal use I'd say grab it, but 200euros might be a bit much to flip given the wear.
     
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  8. HansderHund

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    Quite unfortunate, but I'm sure that's why it ended up where it did. I see a good number of rugs and the dealers do come through often, so I'm always skeptical of anything nice that's left. This one had just been put out and it looked/felt amazing. It's a bit disappointing to hear that it may not be able to be flipped due to the damage, I had hope that a dealer could buy it "cheap" from me, have it cleaned/repaired through his own store and then flip it himself. I could be totally wrong about that though, since the ceiling is €9,000 new.

    The description on the website says it has 550,000 knots/m2 and some quick math tells me that is 354/in2. I honestly don't know where that falls on anyone's scale or whether there's another aspect to converting Of which I'm unaware.


    Thanks for the info, I sincerely appreciate it!
     
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    Oh there are more...
     
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    My pleasure, you'll have a box in the mail on Monday!
     
  11. Wrong Crowd

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    I thrifted a pair of cheap AEs a little while back and polished them to a mirror shine, then wore them in a heavy rain and this happened. The toe looks like either the wax is either bubbling up or corroding away, and there are white stains by welt. Anyone have any idea what causes this and if it's fixable? These shoes were a heavy part of my rotation.

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  12. RFHansen

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    If anybody wants to proxy purchase a tasteful Virsance shirt, holla at me.

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    Too little polyester
     
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    Lurkers...
     
  15. dad2bandm

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    Should I pick up Dack's "Made in England" Church's "Fighting Seal" shoes at thrift prices?

    Black.

    I'm thinking of going back.
     
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    Did you use a conditioner before applying the wax? Something like Lexol?
     
  17. Wrong Crowd

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    No, the leather was in good shape so I just wiped it clean with a damp cloth and started shining.
     
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    They're good for picking up for personal use, but are more miss than hit for resale. I see them all the time in various leathers types as they were made in Canada. Some of the styles are dated, and the exotic leathers can be tricky for selling.

    If you do try to sell, put a pic of one of these guys in your listing...should get some traffic!
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    ...did I go to far with that? Let me know and I'll remove the pic.
     
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  20. Wrong Crowd

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    That's not what I thought "clubwear" meant...
     
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