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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. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Senior member

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    ^Love that smile!

    @HansderHund ATX is always welcoming. I'm in Houston 3 days a week, there's a lot of culture I haven't had time to explore there.
     
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  2. Nataku

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    If you decide to come out to the Twin Cities, dinner is on us. :)

    Thrifting sucks, but we've got great food and lots of cool non-thrifting stuff to do.
     
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  3. hooker4186

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    Stop lying Nat, we all remember that Tom Ford haul...

    Hans, if your dogsitter bails give me a call...
     
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  4. aging in rhythm

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    Picked up a midcentury, Danish modular shelving system at an estate sale this weekend.

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    Another section with a desk unit
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    I thought it was the Poul Cadovius Royal System at first, but the mounting holes are on the front, not the sides. Any midcentury experts know exactly what system I'm dealing with here?
     
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  5. HansderHund

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    Texas was the first place that popped into my head. You Texas guys post stuff so often and I didn't do too bad when I was there.



    Ha, my first thought was that you actually fly out to California and thrift. There are a good number of you guys in Minnesota that I thought I'd be able to be pointed in the right direction.



    Since I was thinking of various cities/members, where is @TheNeedMachine? He posts often and has been unusually silent the last week or two.
     
  6. HansderHund

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    I don't have any information, but that is gorgeous.
     
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  7. txwoodworker

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    No clue either, but that's a very good looking system.
     
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  8. aging in rhythm

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    @hansderhund @txwoodworker

    Thanks!

    I think it'll really shine after I oil up the wood and get some brass polish on the hardware. I was shocked to see the non-oxidized brass when I pulled it apart.

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  9. Principle

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    Did you take that apart on site? How did you transport that?
     
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    capnwes is lately MIA as well...
     
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  11. aging in rhythm

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    @Principle

    Its really just flat shelves, those brass mounts, three drawers and the wall strips. It came apart pretty easily and fit in my hatchback without a problem.

    The worst part was brushing out the decades of vintage dead spiders and nests :fu:
     
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    1st choice: LA/SF but you will spend most of your day on the plane instead of the store
    2nd choice: NY. Closer and you can be back the same day

    Most logical choice would be Chicago but make sure you tell the Bandit to stay home lol. I thrift only on the weekends but would like to get together for a cup of coffee.
     
  13. txwoodworker

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    It's yours to do as you wish, but I wouldn't shine the brass, the patina is perfect.
     
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  14. Nataku

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    I was in LA... :hide:

    I actually do. Haha. My wife's family is from SoCal so we are out there several times a year. My best hauls are from there.
     
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  15. HansderHund

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    In all truth, you're right, California is likely too complicated. I could go to NY and do a loop of Spoo's stores, stop by and consign his stuff with him.

    I was actually talking to @eazye about the logistics of Chicago earlier!


    High-quality IKEA then, eh? :happy:

    I bought a leather chair once last summer at IKEA without considering what car I was driving. Get it to the car and, after a few minutes, realized 4-5 people were just standing in the parking lot watching me. Finally, an old guy says that I'd never get that chair into the car. I bet him €5 that I would. After removing the back seats and putting them in the trunk, that son of a bitch fit about as snug as possible.
     
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  16. ChetB

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    @HansderHund Personally, given the limited amount of time you'll have, I'd skip the thrifts and go some place with great consignment shops and other cool shops you can't find elsewhere. For me that'd be New York. (As much as I love LA, sounds like you're closer to the East Coast.) You still get the thrill of the hunt, you're guaranteed to find something cool for a relatively good price, and you can check out some awesome retail shops, even if only for window shopping.

    Love that shelving unit @aging in rhythm ! Don't know anything about it, but it looks great. My dream is to have a bunch of Vitsoe shelving someday.
     
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  17. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Authenticity check please? Is so what would be a good listing title?
     
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  19. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes real
    Hermes Paris Heavy Silk Woven Navy Blue Pink Signature H Mosaic Silk Tie France 758919T
     
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  20. Dirt

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    In the midst of a rare CM thriftening. Just a taste:
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