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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. Tony Pea

    Tony Pea Well-Known Member

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    This weekends highlights. All available.

    BB Handknit Lamswool Sweater XXL

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    BB 346 Leather Belt 34
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    POP RRL Cotton Linen Button Fly Shorts with Side Adjusters 35
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    J.Crew Handknit Sweater XL
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    Orvis Thick Wool Knit Sweater M
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  2. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Off the top of my head not sure what was what; I picked up several pairs and more today. Most or all are headed to ebay.


    Bob Hope! I was into sort of underground music when I lived in Madison WI - all the stuff Butch Vig was doing, bands from Mad and Milwaukee, that scene. I dug out the Appliances record several years ago and wondered what SFB stood for, so I called Smart Studios and Shirley Manson answered (it was like 2am). She took a message and fricking Butch called me back. Stands for Stupid Fucking Bastards.



    Fishbone was way cooler to hang out with, tho.
     
  3. double00

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    Did you know...

    - new wool is wool taken directly from a living sheep and previously unprocessed. No recycling, repurposing,etc.

    - lambswool comes from the first shearing of a young sheep, typically 7 or 8 months old

    - virgin wool comes from a sheep that can run faster than a sheep herder
     
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    Picked up this pair of pants today. Rough wool texture, nice pattern.
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    Who makes these you ask? I was surprised.
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    Fruit of the loom made in Italy.
     
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    Koala-T Senior member

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  6. SpooPoker

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

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    You should have went over to the underwear aisle. I bet there was a pair of harris tweed briefs waiting there for you.
     
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    Thought you guys might enjoy this pickup from today. Vintage made in USA Bostonian austerity brogue that I'm rehabbing


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  8. jamesmkeart

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    Is this Eton legit? Tag says made in Sweden but none of the ones on ebay had a tag like this.
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    Also, is the quality on these types of Gitman the same as the stuff they make for there own label?
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    Jaguar corduroy jacket. I don't know much about this but grabbed it because it's cheap
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    Indian bleeding madras shirt
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    Cool old hip hop shirt
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  9. eazye

    eazye Senior member

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    Rule # 147 of thrifting. Don't pick up stuff that you don't know about just because it's cheap.
     
  10. jamesmkeart

    jamesmkeart Senior member

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    If something costs less then the amount of change on my floor I'll risk it. I bought a New England shirt co. Shirt because I had never seen a made in New England tag and it seemed nice.
     
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    You know what, we all said that at the beginning. I could probably go back a year or two, and I said the exact same thing.

    What ends up happening is you have a whole bunch of crap. It just sits there, and the money really adds up if you go often. Be smart with your money.

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  12. TheNeedMachine

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    For flipping: I think that's right up in the top five of rules...not way down at # 147.
    For self: no rules. If I like it, and it's cheap, all the better.
     
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    +1. Honestly, even picking up the nicer stuff, I've got quite a bit of inventory right now - to the point where, even though 20+ items sold tonight, it's not enough. Need to move more inventory soon!
     
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    +1 on saving your money. That Eton is older but real.
     
  15. jamesmkeart

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    I did look at ebay and a similar jaguar corduroy sport coat sold for $70,'so it wasn't completely blind. I just don't know much about it.

    Also, this is a charity thrift store so it's not a total waste of money.
     
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