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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. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Distinguished Member

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    Will give the amazon app a try - thx!
     


  2. fiercekrypton

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    Posting my first thrift find. Grabbed these guys down in Florida at a goodwill. Both have been worn lots but taken care of. Allen Edmonds chester and fifth st. [​IMG]
     


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    shieeet, those look cleann
     


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    Your first thrifted shoes had trees in them... You are in for a big let down in future purchases.
     


  5. jdrizzy

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    @silverwarebandit
     


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    Only thing today. Didn't really have time for anything else

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    NWB Allen Edmonds. Should've said. 9D, Available.
     
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  7. Koala-T

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    Size on all that Hickey Freeman?
    Sizes?
     
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  8. Koala-T

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    Sizes?
     


  9. SpooPoker

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

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    Naw, Im very humble and appreciative of the nice things I have. Ive worked very hard to obtain them and never give attitude about them out of respect for the hours I spent trying to get the money to pay for them. I let kids and whoever is oohing and ahhing at them get in and give it a rev. Their faces when they do that are priceless and thats when #damnitfeelsgoodtobeagangsta.
     


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    Some Fleamarket finds from this morning.

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    Whyred boots, Thom McAn gunboats( dirt cheap), allen Edmonds randolphs, Grenson chukkas,paraboot chukkas, McNairy brogues,
    Burberry wool, ermenegildo zegna belt, cerruti1881 belt.
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    Barracuta g10 jacket, HAN Copenhagen overshirt (lotsa details, really cool)
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    A friend and fellow thrifter gave me some Our Legacy jackets he had picked up that didn't fit him, left is linen and right is silk or a silkmixture.
     


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    Florida you say? Just FYI, I have Tampa on lock down. I know every spot, every article of clothing that has and ever will be donated. I never sleep and when I do it is on top of all of the grains that I just cleaned out from all of the stores. [​IMG]
     


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    Nothing of what I said was a joke. It's obviously for an elite class of individual that will reupholster furniture when the fabric wears too thin. My mom has had countless clients choose to keep furniture and just recover it for it to match new layouts opposed to replacing it. Whether its leather or one of the thousands of fabrics swatch books she personally has for them to choose from (I will be informing her of the LP one, however its most likely reserved my LP reps only). And cashmere is a woolen fabric, it behaves as such and shares all the same exact properties except for the fact that it is a finer fiber. Wearing thin would eventually occur because of its delicacy thus you recover, stains are treated like they are on any nice piece of furniture, flip the cushion over, call a specialist, or your fucked. And also, Loro Piana is milling this cashmere specifically for its end intent, whether to be a top blanket over your duvet, or for furniture upholstry. The later case would result in a highly twisted (multi-plyd) cashmere for strength as well as them making very specific, individual fiber selections. It's not just staple fibers (3+ inches) making the cut, but the longest hairs the base layer their goats bellys can possibly produce. In other words, only the longest of all would be used in these fabrics. This increases fabric strength, durability, and most notably, will insure your couch doesn't start piling. It will also help protect the fabric from any potential spills or misshaps. The tighter the weave and the more fibers woven per square inch of fabric, the less porous it is, thus not allowing liquids or any foreign matter to penetrate the fabric nearly as easily and allowing methods such as simple blotting be affective and not harm the fabric. Lastly, with cashmere already possessing water resistant/wicking properties, this construction will further help keep your furniture safe. Sorry I'm not informed via email when I'm quoted so I just saw this. I hope that gave you better clarity and understanding.

    In conclusion though: This shit isn't for someone that just has enough money to pay for it, because having enough to buy a LP cashmere covered couch isn't even remotely the same thing as being able to AFFORD to have a LP cashmere covered couch. This is a service for the select few that can afford it. Who can buy it, trash it, and buy it again.
     
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    Those AE trees are a nice bonus.

    TIred from cleaning the stores out of grains.
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  14. Jompso

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    The store would bare no influence on the markings of a manufacturers tag, it's manufacturing origin would though. What you have is suiting from Daks, however, unfortunately to be the barer of bad news, it is from years that the brand was licensed. Daks had nothing to do with the production of these garments, only profited by allowing the use of their name.
     


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    I was going for grails, but grains is probably more appropriate for Tampa anyway
     


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