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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    What kind of a set up do you have for taking photos? Looks clean and well lit.
     
  2. AndroFan

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    He doesn't list his own items. Hrmmdock or whatever his name is does.

     
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    I honestly don't remember when I first started reading this thread, probably when I noticed how many pages it had :laugh:

    I wasn't too interested until I saw Nataku posting some shirts I liked. I messaged him and we planned to meet up while I was in town. I stopped by a thrift store, and found a pair of like new incotex in a size 36. I tried them on but they didn't work. Fortunately, they fit Nataku, so we ended up trading :laugh:

    After that, I make sure to hit at least two stores when in town, but I prefer meeting up with Nataku when possible, the guy is a wealth of knowledge and a good igent as well.



    I'm listening...
     
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    Man that's a lot of shoes, eazye! Those Florsheim plain toe bluchers that you list as patent leather look like shell to me.[/quot

    That's what I thought as well, but they almost feel like plastic, not like any other shell's I've delt with, although I'm no expert.
     
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    Ha!
     
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    It's all an illusion. My basement is neither clean nor well lit.
     
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    i'm like 99% sure they're shell.
     
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    if it feels plasticky it could definitely be corfam artificial leather
     
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    Corfam in good condition can be deceptive - I have almost been fooled on many occasions. Sometimes a reveal can be made by pinching the tongue (inconspicuous area) so that the exterior material bubbles on the inside of the "v" formed by the pinch - can't really describe the phenomenon, except to say that corfam forms a revealing bubble - try it.

     
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    :D

    Still have those Incotex too. Probably my favorite pair of casual navy trousers. :slayer:
     
  11. LooknGr8

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    Hey there's another thrifter thread like ours here.

    I'm sure there are others, but I just ran into this one Googling something else, so it's new to me.

    Disclaimer for the diehard loyalists: We of SF are the thrifting gods, no one can ever touch us, it's the best ever, yada yada...but there do appear to be some posters with some game over there. Others, not so much. Some YSL and Dior Monsieur people hang out over there, too. However, you gents who talk about your eBay auctions and look for people like me saying "I need a damn blue blazer" might want to bookmark that one, too!
     
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    I've visited there a few times...I think it is Grendel's side project or something.
     
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    Oh, I'd been wanting to mention this tip of the day: We keep every plastic bag from target, grocery store, etc. I guess we just don't want to fill up our town's landfill as fast as possible. When I get a hundred or so I take them to a thrift store I frequent that has a sign on the door always, "We need bags."

    I had my bag of bags in the car the other day, and I was at a different thrift store and wanted the mother out of my back seat. The kids don't like sharing their space (Corolla, not a lot of space to go around, ha!) So I took it into that one.

    "You take bags?" I asked.
    "Hells to the yeah," the owner said. "You just saved me ten bucks!"

    Even if you're not an enviro-dork, this is a free way to ingratiate yourself to the thrift store owners...whom you like to have tell you right before the good s#1t comes out. Know what I'm sayin'?
     
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    Maybe you could work out a bartering system with the thrift store. My bags for your Zegna Suit.
     
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    Probably not a suit, but maybe an Oxxford hanger



    Not my project, but I do post over there... that's where I started thrifting, then found this thread.
     
  16. DenimDan

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    Found a great rigid leather bag yesterday:


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    I don't know yet if this is possible, but I am going to attempt to NOT go to the thrift store after work today. Has anyone here ever been successfull at skipping a day or two? I start shaking just thinking about it. I need to move some inventory first. (note: I will probably still go at lunch, lol)
     
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    My wife wrote up a 12 steps for thrifting program for me. Available for proxy.
     
  19. Manofstyle85

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    Nothing compare to us man, people bragging about Kenneth Cole, Calvin and stuff. Did you check their "WIWT", similar to What are you wearing now, but very crappy.
     
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    I only need like the first 3 or 4 steps...I don't want to quit all together. lol
     
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