The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. YoungAmerican

    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Besides being perhaps the greatest criminal defense lawyer of his generation, he was also one of the greatest and most successful legal advocates in American history for victims of police brutality and misconduct. He started doing that work when minority communities in Los Angeles were hopeless in the face of a systematically racist and unconstitutionally violent police force, and was a huge part of the cultural changes that led to wholesale changes in how the LAPD operated. He represented Abner Louima, among many other victims, starting in the 70s. He was also LA's first black ADA, which in and of itself might be enough to qualify him to have a school named after him.

    Defense lawyers represent all kinds of clients, and Cochrane was exceptionally good at his job. He also used his skill and power to make the city I live in a better place. Including South Central, which to be generous I'll presume is all you meant by your remark about taking that into consideration.
     
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  2. drlivingston

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    If you can just endure the 80's nostalgia, irreverent gifs, and the occasional circle jerk, we really do post some clothing every now and then.
     


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    I loled today at more than one gif!
     


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  5. Guitar Preacher

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    I saw Handmade with Love in France tonight. Really nice documentary about the artisans contracted by couture houses. If you ever saw the Hermes doc Hearts and Crafts its has a similar amount of "workshop porn" of both independent craftsmen and craftsmen under the umbrella of big houses (and a lot discussion on why that is good or bad).

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  6. Jompso

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    Damn on the day I finally get to check off making the Put This On ebay roundup off my bucket list, Jesse chews me out.... I'm slightly younger, just by a few years, then yourself, and I too live in Los Angeles, born and raised, and my memories of him were strictly coming home from school everyday and turning on the tv just to see his face and OJ. I ruled him out, guilty by association, I was completely ignorant of his prior history and the social and political progress he instigated, initiated and was a part of prior to that whole debacle. I merely took the fact at face value, obviously not doing my homework. Thank you for the history lesson, but more importantly, I'd like to personally thank you for roughly 5 years ago helping build a foundation of knowledge for me that resulted in me getting a degree in honors from FIDM, working for one of the most expensive boutiques in the city as a buyer, that will remain nameless, and eventually winding up doing what I truly love and that's handling, purchasing, and selling fine menswear on a daily basis. You are a good man @YoungAmerican , thank you.

    Edit: And my South Central remark was based off of my personal experiences there. Going to the Slauson Swap Meet on Saturdays, having to roll with a Crip just to have a "pass," having my life threatened for no reason other than the fact that I was white. The hate and negativity in that neighborhood is palpable to say the least. My comment wasn't one of ignorance or flippant but one of experience, seeing first hand the disregard and hate they have for their neighbor. Thus I made that comment, as incensitive as it might have been, in manner as to say, if it were to be a neighborhood, it would be there. However this was all before you cracked that egg of knowledge.
     
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  7. noob in 89

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    Yeah, ill show pics after.made in usa,
     


  9. Jompso

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    I wouldn't say he called me out, he took me to school, but I rephrased for you.
     


  10. PLaydice

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    pretty much Doo doo. Polo guys are logo suckers mostly, and have hardly graduated to nuances like tailoring and construction, fit etc. Leather jackets slept on heavy in polo world. your better off finding a patch or a screen print on a damn windbreaker lol. Im just preaching the real truth here, I chastise polo guys all the time for using subpar bags, rocking polo head to toe and finishing it with basketball sneakers, collecting chinese screen printed graphics on cheap cotton or kitschy designs in knits etc. I love some of that stuff too, but i know what it is, but some folks have limited understandings. Polo is a weird status symbol clique that evolved somehow to use the past season items as more desirable than current offerings, as a result all of the speculating creates middlemen in transactions which drives prices up. Despite polo's vintage collector market being very small and connected to each other , outside influence and desirability have also affected market forces, newjacks get into the game and fuck this up all the time, most longtime polo heads are selling off all their shit and either creating "Custom" clothing lines or focusing on the very few nostalgia pieces that have real value to collectors.
     


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    @jompso Man, I don't know about your appearance, But I go to Slauson and I never had any problems. I look like a dirty barbarian though.
     


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    The Swap Meet at Slauson and Crenshaw? First off, why? Secondly my appearance was some asshole kid in a Denali on 24s... the problem was that I also had a shaved head am 6 feet and was buff, so I was the type dudes would wanna test. I was even honorary member of a local Crip set and I rolled with them just so I wouldn't get jumped. Went down there just to get my Pro Clubs. That neighborhood doesn't fuck around, for real.
    And I was way off but the final price will dictate best... I guess reading about the Lo life and living it religiously are two very different things.
     
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  13. the2ndhandman

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    Couple more for tonight ill do more tomorrow.

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    @spòopoker She had it wrong its cashmere not wool if you catch my drift on this. I consider this a thrift for what i paid and what it is and who it was made for.

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    i closed down one of my local spots tonight... i saw hella fake-ass Polo Jeans Co and Polo Sport. i never realized how enthusiastically that stuff is faked lol.

    did not bite.

    as for @capnwes jacket, it's still a nice leather jacket with a good make, even if it's not "lo-head legit" - side waist tabs, bi-swing back, looks to be full-grain, yessir yessir. maybe not la-la-la-lo $$$tupid but I'm sure it'll do fine as "just" a leather jacket.
     
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