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

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

  1. eazye

    eazye Senior member

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    Oddly enough, I am listening to Clawfinger right now!
     


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    I have a story to share. You guys are just about the only people I know who would appreciate it. I started working in a shitty contract to hire position about 3 months ago for a huge fortune 100 company. I got my bachelor's in teaching and got my license and everything, but buying and selling clothes on ebay and this here thrift thread we have going on, made me change my mind and decide that I wanted to go into business. That plus after student teaching in the ghetto I realized I didn't really like teenagers all that much. Anyway, I start working in this position with the understanding that my contract is 6 months long and I can get hired on sometime after 3 months. After training I meet my new manager and we didn't exactly click right away. Everyone else who came on as contractors seemed to get along with him better and I never figured out why. Anyway, on one casual Friday I was wearing some cheap beater Cone denim raws made by Flint and Tinder. My boss was walking by my cubicle and stopped to ask me what kind of jeans I'm wearing. The brand is "Flint and Tinder" I said. "Are they selvedge?" he said. Now, I've been wanting someone to ask me that for about 3 years now. I didn't even have any selvedge ID showing, he just knew. Anyway, after that, he started messaging me every day. He said he was looking into buying new jeans and that he was looking into LVC or APC. I suggested 3Sixteen or Left Field at that price point. He told me he used to flip sneakers, and I told him about my eBay store. Now I don't know if there's a direct correlation here, but I was offered a full time position last week at exactly 3 months and 1 day into my contract. I like to think that all of that helped. Today he walked by and told me he's going with the 3Sixteen ST-120x, which is clearly better than the APC's he was leaning towards before I think.
     


  4. aging in rhythm

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    Sturgeon cuffs. That's what they are, right? For fish mongers to roll up their sleeves and dig into the fishes?
     
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  5. capnwes

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    More unbranded leathergoods....

    Soft Overnight/Weekend Bag

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  6. MJMcRibb

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    I normally don't get too excited about women's wear, but these two were nice.

    Both 100% ca$hmere
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    old Burberry Made in England
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    I can't wait for this to happen to me.

    Things are gonna change, I can feel it.
     


  8. eazye

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    Fun fact, Sturgeon cuffs were actually invented in the olden days for folks who wished to go noodling and not mess up their jacket sleeves Of course, with the advent of biz-caz, we are left with this.
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    Strange, I found these in three consecutive stores today.

    Pissing Statue (JAB), Screw You (JAB), The Streaker (Harvale AKA Palm Beach)
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  10. Nataku

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    Found a few interesting things today. Wondering if someone can authenticate this for me. Picked it up for $20 during peak hour (I never thrift in the evening, but made a stop to avoid traffic). Not sure how the vultures missed this. I'm leaning towards real. Quality is there, labels don't look "cheap" like on a knock-off, and not sure a knock-off would come with a beaver fur collar. Sadly, the beaver skin collar (probably the coolest feature of the coat) is MIA. :fu: Still worth $20, right?

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    Naw bro, tell him to get some naked and Famous in skinny guys. Hide.gif

    August burns red has some sick break downs, bro.
    Is that a Caruso tag on that arnys?
     
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    Es Possible.... Need some more detailed shots of the main center medallion, and closeups of the copyright / artist sig / etc if they are on there.
     


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    Boy, you've been gone a long time. These are all 40R/52EU or smaller, and some of the 40R are getting to be too big. It's getting to be a bit of a (first world) problem. I've mothballed some of the really amazeballs 42R stuff I can't tailor down but can't bring myself to sell, traded other stuff, sold yet more and been picking up from people (like EazyE, who owned the purple gingham there) and even resorted to buying from SuitSupply to fill critical gaps in my wardrobe -- all at a time where I desperately need the cash for other stuff. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I enlarged it section by section and can't find a signature anywhere (or a copyright).
     


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    You know you're a little obsessed with our hobby when I remember from 8-10 months ago that its called "Les Clefs" and is supposed to have 47 keys on it..looks legit to me.
     


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