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

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

  1. Chotii

    Chotii Senior member

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    Thank you. I am learning.
     


  2. vexco

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    Better that you didn't buy it in that case. Free lesson. You're in Seattle, though, you should be killing it like all the other guys up there.
     


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    Got it. Definitely soft and pliable. Thanks.
     


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  5. vexco

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    Heyoooo Welcome. We need a copy pasta for the new comers. But

    1. Read through this thread, and our previous thread
    2. Don't spend so much. I know what you're thinking " Its only 5-10 dollars, that's nothing to me" - BUT this adds up quickly and you WILL regret it
    3. If you're serious about this, try to learn as much as possible, read as much as possible and immerse yourself in clothing ( don't do it to sell until you get to a point where you've mastered it) - Example : Some brands have multiple diffusion lines, learn about construction, what orphans are, what is fake etc
    4. Don't ask to many questions that are easily answered by either searching / reading.

    That's pretty much the basics of it, I was a noob once (Still learning) and people here really helped me out, figured I'd pay it forward.
     


  7. drlivingston

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    Just pray that all of your learning mistakes only set you back "5-10 dollars".
     


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    appreciate the advice.
     


  9. vexco

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    Seriously. I probably got set back a few hundred without question.
     


  10. ChetB

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    Even more than reading this thread: I'd say to get "good" at thrifting, it's actually more important to read the rest of the forum, outside of this thread.

    If you're not reading closely and broadly, you're probably not developing your tastes as much as you could be, and that's more valuable than any brand list or completed eBay listings or whatever. You can skip the awkward "is this a thing?" stage by figuring out for yourself what's cool. We're so insular here sometimes and I think it can stunt people's development.
     
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  11. kbadgley84

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    Where's the Rolex????!!!?
     


  12. dukedishin

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    Chet is a very wise dude and has some of the best taste of anyone in the thread. Listen to him. [​IMG]
     


  13. vexco

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    I always recommend people browse what's for sale on grailed as well. Will help in picking up more unique items.
     


  14. TJGent87

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    Forgot to add these.
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  15. Cj52racers

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    Agree completely. It will also help you hone your personal style by seeing what all is truly out there.

    Plus, by learning and learning you can really cut down on time in store. I rarely have to pull out the phone and check shit anymore. Cuts way down on idle time that could be spent moving onto a new spot.
     


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