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The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept. 2018 - )

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. SpooPoker

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

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    Gay yeti X Deep Collab
     

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    :fonz: What he said...

    All you have to with Patagonia is google the style number if you aren’t sure. Anything relatively recent will come up. In this case, the style number is one off from the current Classic Retro X.
     

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    That's' a big snake.
     

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    Holy shit wow that exotic trucker is amazing

    That might actually beat the hockney in my book. Wow.
     

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    It's still on the website 11 grand .damn
     

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    To me, what you describe is a type of “magik” and one of the reasons I’m fascinated by brands like “Louis Vuitton” and “Chanel”. Long ago, when status wasn’t easy to imply without opulent material wealth, Vuitton figured something out. He built a reputation around his name and then captured it into a image that communicated this idea. His monogram. It’s all in your head, the power of the logos too communicate a feeling and the rest is just details. Take all the dreams away and clothing is boring and plain adornment. The rich wore tasteful tailored clothes for years and looked elegant, the underclass couldn’t adopt this look, the true strength of upscale brands that catered to the elite was they realized their “pull” is greater on people with aspirations. CARTIER was jewelry for royalty and the brand was meaningless to someone with little means. All the branding is a trick, for them to entice you into believing your attaining some sort of cachet by owning them. That’s one of the reasons I gravitate towards the stuff, the fact it has such a power of perception is a trip to me. I’m not trying to own status symbols and pose as faux nobility. I enjoy what kind of reactions it creates in people, because I think it’s really silly luggage and T-shirt logos do what they do. It’s magic, if I print Gucci on a sweater, it’s for sure going to sell for more than blank. Making a stupid image and story than attaching that dream to a material object tangentially related pays. It’s the most profitable thing to ever do, think “coca cola” It’s a MOTHERFUCKING DRINK! Those guys literally damned off water from people in South America and sell it back to them. They got to that level with a fucking logo. Shasta makes cola too....
     

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    Can I play the "Hey @Fueco, what'd I just buy?" game too?

    I think it's an Epsilon Jacket but every other one I've been able to find has a small zip pocket on the arm. It's lightweight and fleece-lined.
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    You got a gay yeti hating asshat carking up your Luxeswap thread, just fyi ...
     

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    09289960-C349-4269-BD85-70E71C96F8F0.jpeg The evil crystals most afflicted lurk in a encampment out in the desert. The mysterious lord methromancer exerts a large pull in this area. Hearing the methromancer’s taunts in my head I set off towards “slab city” hoping I could gleam some knowledge of holy relics. Problem is, the inhabitants are far more erratic and afflicted by the evil crystal, the loss of humanity leaves them in a golem from lord of the rings type state and they speak in riddles and lies. My journey yielded some items, but I will have to return. 3A54A276-5714-4F9D-98F1-C7BAECC1135C.jpeg 1D342496-AC28-4DD0-A03E-BE6D0B373000.jpeg 2DB98159-1580-4A44-92FD-2F2E37E39CB7.jpeg
    The “unsafe” thing inspires me. I don’t look at things in a straight line, just because of mercantilism I’m getting some safer more established avenues to do my thing. Penthouses, boutiques and high street. But I’m going to do a bunch of unsafe stuff too. Dirty, unaccessible and unsafe. But, affording me the freedom I want and some creativity in expression. Basically I find beauty in this shit.
    Windows bashed, blocks full of feral cats and psycho tweakers got straight up treasure in them. I’m forming something that can make it in both worlds and flow.
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    I posted this and Jcole put it on a few hours later.
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    Hanging with Brandon Turner at my artist homies house.
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    I got a lot of Gucci coming in. Former employee. But you guys want some real game? Look at the little flipper kids in your area just in case they get luxury. I will provide a example, locally a lil IG dude who buys hype had a Loro Piana sweater. I’ll photo it later. He was interested in magical logos to impress people. If the thing wasn’t big I’d keep it.
     

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    Every time you post I hear Steppenwolf's Magic carpet ride...I'm humming it the rest of the day
    Edit: and thats a good thang , lol
     
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