The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Goddam those are some nice ties
     


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    I can't think of any other circumstance where someone could get away with saying this about another person's pants. But then again maybe I'm wrong and someone should give it a try in a bar as a pickup line.
     
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    That is the jacket I am wanting....any chance it's an XL....is so is it available?
     


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    :laugh:
     


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    nataku, what Fire King stuff is worth picking up? almost bought a 1.5 qt casserole dish in white today, but i couldnt find the lid.
     


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    PM fired, but for forum to know:

    Hermes font not correct, should also read Herme's Paris with the second e with a tick above it sloping down.
    The maker / artist name is often on the garment.
    Fabric tag also has to be present.
    Usual Hermes scarf does not have a sewed on Hermes Label tag.


    And I bet your score was better than normal ;)
    Effort pays off, but comes at a cost of burn out.
    How some pro thrifters can go everyday is beyond me.
     


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    I haven't picked up any Fire King stuff in years. It used to do somewhat well. I sold a couple casserole dishes for about $40-$50 and a 12 place setting cup and saucer set for about $30-$40. The market really bottomed out on hem now though, as it seems they sell for peanuts and wouldn't be worth the hassle of shipping. To be honest, they were the only dishes I ever sold. Shipping dishes is a huge pain. Wasn't even really worth the money I got back then. Cookwear, on the other hand is great. Viking and All-Clad stuff are semi-common in upper class households. Le Creuset stuff does great too. Not only that, their vibrant colored exteriors makes them easy to spot.
     


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    Don't overlook Cousances. They were bought out by le Creuset (that's where the volcanic orange colour came from) and are far superior in the enameling
     


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    You could try taking it to a pawn shop first. They might have someone there who could authenticate it (or not, in this case), and you could use that information when you go to return it. Or just say you tried to sell it to a pawn shop, but they wouldn't take it, because it's a fake.

    EDIT: There are some ebay guides for silk scarves, but you might find them helpful
    http://reviews.ebay.com/Hermes-Care-labels-on-FAKE-silk-scarves_W0QQugidZ10000000008355294
    http://reviews.ebay.com/Hermes-Care-Labels-on-Silk-Scarves_W0QQugidZ10000000008274575
    http://reviews.ebay.com/Hermes-Paris-Examples_W0QQugidZ10000000009082730
     
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    When I found the thread a few weeks ago, I just got addicted, I just couldn't stop reading! I'm at about pg 1000 now and have slowed my reading, but its still fun and interesting to me as I still have plenty to learn. Passed on an Ermenegildo jacket yesterday (couldnt find the damn pants!) and some Ermenegildo ties (not my style)

    Shoes are:


    Allen Edmonds Melrose Sz 8D Loafer - slight scuff on toe
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    Johnston & Murphy Aristocraft VII Sz 8.5D/B - Look new
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    Florsheim Sz 8.5EEE Dark Burgundy color? - need some love
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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/9006/th...ount-store-bragging-thread/19365#post_4948799

    The other pairs I bought, dont have pictures of yet:
    11.5D Allen Edmond Holton Loafers
    14C Allen Edmond
    12 Pronto Uomo Firenze (dont know the model)
     


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    Passed on a vintage tan Gloverall duffle coat yesterday. At size 42 it was too small for me and the leather toggles were starting to break down. All the fasteners were still on there though.
     


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    Passed on two RL SCs made by Corneliani, one a beautiful light grey cashmere/cotton and the other a windowpane plaid because the previous 44R owner had crazy T.Rex arms.
     


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    Over the last 2 weeks I've been to probably 15 stores most of which were new to me and with the exception of this tie only came out with this tie and and some vintage Gant stuff I won't bore you with.
    [​IMG]
     


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