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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. Bahljs

    Bahljs Distinguished Member

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    I'm highly anticipating a old school pair of Florsheim's today. Upon receiving them, I'm going to clean them up a bit. How would you all recommend cleaning the soles of them? Just regular old soap/water or saddle soap or what? Anyone cleaned the bottom of the shoes before?
     


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    I wouldn't worry about it. Focus on the uppers and making sure the inside of the shoes are clean.
     


  5. barrelntrigger

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  6. Thrift Vader

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    you could try my methods.......
     


  7. drlivingston

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    Are they shell or calf? Don't worry about cleaning the soles. However, if they are V-cleats, you might want to consider life insurance.
     


  8. kbadgley84

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    Super dry pants
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    Ray ban, costa del mar
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    BBGF x Martin Greenfield, linen blend
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  9. Bahljs

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    They're not shell. Luckily my workplace (where I spend most my time) is 'carpet'. Rarely do I have to walk the clinical area where it could be deadly :)
     


  10. freehand

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    From one stop today:

    Quite a nice tie for a quid

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    Some cool as fuck jeans that I will probably keep but never wear. So maybe available if you really want them...

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    I think I basically picked up some fashion guy's old pants...

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    These things feel pretty nice. NWT R13 "Low" raw denim, this pair made in Japan. Tagged 32 but too roomy for me so probably around a true 34. Pretty damn heavy, straight leg. Not available many places online but retail seems high, around £300-£400 on Farfetch.com. Can any of the denim guys let me know if this is a soughtafter brand?

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    And 2 more pair of R13s (Boy and Skate) made in Italy in lighter weight distressed black denim. NWOT I think. These fit so NA.

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    Also reunited a Brioni orphan I picked up last week. I explained that I bought the jacket last week so they let me have the trousers for free on the basis that I spent so much on the stuff above (total of £34!). Stuff I left behind included another pair of R13s (they weren't new and it just felt like I had enough!) and a Loro Piana bespoke suit, in direct disobedience of @eazye - similar to the one I copped last week but an even bigger hole in the front. Looked like the guy had had the night of his life while wearing it, including hot rock burn, just a mess.

    Also picked up an Albam shirt, Acne T and Burton T for myself, not pictured as being washed and not especially brag worthy.
     


  11. richnet12

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    "Also reunited a Brioni orphan I picked up last week. I explained that I bought the jacket last week so they let me have the trousers for free on the basis that I spent so much on the stuff above (total of £34!). "

    Nice to have friendly staff to keep you shopping!
     


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    In and out for a quick pop.
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    I know, this place is easily my favourite new shop - it is near where I used to live and I'd forgotten about it, but that part of London has become super hipster and desirable (which may or may not be connected to my leaving) which I think explains the nice stuff I've found there on my last few trips. Also the cheapest shop I go to, which helps. All suits are around £10 which is pretty amazing for London. I've offered this before but anyone visiting London can drop me a PM and I'll give you the brodeets on this place and a few other favourites.
     


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    Thanks so much to @Woofa for sending me THREE Oxford Sport Coats all my size! Keep your eye out in the future for a return consideration!
     


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