The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    +1. Congrats, Dig! Can't tell at all that you lost all that weight. Look great.
     
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    Bert Pullitzer, and what did menswear ever do to him?
     
  3. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Fingernail polish works well for rubber soles. Fine grit sandpaper is perfect for leather (assuming the shoes are used, which is usually the case--otherwise, a light rub with fingernail polish will also work for new leather). YMMV, but as far as I'm concerned, if all thrift stores put the prices on the soles of shoes, my life would be much easier.
     
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    CIrcling back on the shirt haul from yesterday, just...thanks for all the messages and even if we didn't make a deal (I was overwhelmed with way more offers than shirts I had to swap, believe it or not) I appreciate everyone's interest. After a while I got real brief with the PM replies, heh, so I wanted to say here...thanks.

    I'm going back tomorrow to that spot en route to work, comb through every single shirt again, maybe there will be more.

    If nothing else, I know which of you wear 17-17.5 shirts, now, ha!
     
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    Went into a Platos Closet yesterday and found a near new pair Frye made in USA engineer style boots for a 50 spot....sadly they were too damn small. Try as I might, I just couldn't get my foot in them. Oh well, hopefully someone else enjoys them.
     
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    The "How to win friends and influence people" thread shall include

    • New ways to say "Dude, chill, I won't be bird dogging those Gap jeans you want" without being rude
    • Techniques for not groaning loudly/swearing at the people who keep arguing with the cashier after their credit card's declined and check's refused.
    • "Inspiring" Fart Guy in next aisle to leave the store.
     
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    • Using farts to clear the next aisle.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Dig, seriously, amazing transformation, and congrats to you!
     
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    We'd need a section for :devil::devil::devil: tips, as well. Mine would include using PRL and Gap as bait; ie, scooping up the shirts from the shirt section, the ties from the tie section, thumbing your way down the racks, then hanging them conspicuously nearby, giving you a few more crucial minutes alone with the real plunder.


    LOL, Dig. Oh no you di'n't!...
     
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  11. GMMcL

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    Here are some pics of my shirt haul from yesterday. LOOK AT THOSE BUTTONS! :slayer: All but the brown/blue check will be hitting B&S tonight (along with others) so if you want to dibs them, speak now (via PM). Borrellis
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    Corneliani trousers
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    + 1

    Dig looks great! His wife also looks excellent.

    Hey Dig, what posessed you to wear blue sneakers with that outfit man? I am all for experimentation, but wow, that is a galling sartorial experiment of Frankenstein proportions.
     
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    Sad to confess, I've done that. Not often. The one thing that gets me...Cart People. Specifically Cart People who decide to have the Cell Phone Therapy Session on my time, in my aisle. I can tolerate most everyone else. You do that when my lunch hour is ticking away, you could get gassed.

    As for that other trick (leaving 3-4 polos at the end of the rack with, oh six inches of open rack around it to draw attention)...guilty as charged.
     
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    1+
     
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