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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. snackbandit

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

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    A thing? Quick ebay search in store said yes. Kopped.
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    Size 12, it looks like.
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    not sure what this date is, but looks like it's either 197X or... 191X?
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    Got two of these. Any racing fans?
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    one stop, nothing impressive, but I do get a chuckle out of that gaudy self-aggrandizing TH stuff from the '90s... get a couple bucks for it too.

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    Left to right: Brighton belt (38) with nice details, Liberty of London, PRL silk weave with nautical theme, Westbury Made in USA, ugliest Hilfiger tie ever. Background: Tommy Jeans knit sweater.
     


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    Only find today, Women's La Sportiva Walking on the Moon

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    I was going to let Vader jump on this but i think he had a bit more to drink last night so, let me take a stab at it. In Japan, there are no or very little charity shops and if I'm not mistaken, and no donation shops as in everything you see in second hand shops were bought from customers. That being said, i would consider these shops to be thrift shops because of the great deals and generally low prices. When it comes to pricing labels and condition are key. It's crazy how much brand recognition these store has. I've yet to see a grail gets under priced. I'm not sure about t shirts as i never look at those but flannels i do know about. For example, i saw a sick sugar cane that has some wear on it for around 25 but another sugar cane with the same label in a newer condition for around 45. Another example is my neighborhood field jacket which i traded with Takai had some gentle wear and darkening on the embroidery came out to be around 70 which i would Kopp the shit out of every time if it were my size! Another example i found a 45rpm duffle coat for 30 because it had some slight wear. Oh, i found a nonnative flannel for 6 but because the top button was missing. I consider that to be goodwill pricing but anyone knows that's a grail item! Oh, a new number nine stadium jacket could be had for around 300 but the same jacket from a different store has some minor issues could be cheaper than 100. Newer flat head jeans could be had for around 100. The same pair but faded could be had for around 30 to 50, depending on exchange rate. I would say mid tier to grails level items could be had at e-thrift prices. I'll let Vader chime in later. Hope this helps.
     


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    Oh yeah and thrift vader, them flannels :nodding:
     


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    Forgot to add, my favorite thing when it comes to Japanese thrift shops is you will always find grails every time in every so and the most randomest, awesomest, and rare shit you will ever see, period! I now can say I've seen some shit now. Lol
     
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    Consignment Shop Vader
     
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    That's a nice well rounded haul wes!!
     


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    @capnwes I am amazed every time how good your photos look. Even the pictures of the labels look fantastic.

    Is it just about perfect lighting?

    Also, was that Captain Von Trapp's Suit?

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    Found what I think is a thread first today.
     


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    Thanks,

    I really should get the book out and learn how to use this new camera. But a little camera, a little light I guess. I'm still struggling with some of the adjustments, they are totally different than my old Nikon.

    Capn Von Wes's Suit.


    I did take the new camera outside to shoot some of my wife's acro-yoga poses this weekend, and took the opportunity to fiddle with it a bit more than the normal studio set up and crunch time allows for.

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    That was a little shocking. I was expecting pictures of your wife doing yoga and the first pic is a close up of your dog. Whoa. I think I have figured out how your pictures are so good. 1. Exceptional lighting 2. You are a talented photographer.
     


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