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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. pnutpug

    pnutpug Senior member

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    I consider myself a Pendleton head and I ride motorcycles, but I wouldn't be much interested in that jacket unless it south of ten bucks. The China part is a drag. I can't get my head around Pendleton and leather (or cotton Pendleton anything, for that matter). Doesn't seem very Pendleton nor very motorcycle--a 'tweener, if you will.
     
  2. Brianpore

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    Just throwing my 2 cents out there as I can

    1) Its pretty crappy to post private messages unless there is something really really wrong like a stolen teddy bear sweater. Better to just reference a conversation without calling out someone by name FYI

    2) If you thrift/consignment shop/marshalls, etc something and want to sell it for a HUGE profit go for it. If you want to make that huge profit on ebay or styleforum go for it, no ones stopping you. Thats called capitalism and some people will get butt hurt that you are selling your $6 thrifted shirt for $70 but either a) its a good deal and they will buy it as they cant get it for less then $70 anywhere else, b) they will not buy it or c) they will offer you a lower price they feel is fair. Pretty simple.

    3) If you buy something from a fellow thrift thread member at a MUCH LOWER price then that member could have gotten on ebay or the B&S as he is doing you a favor, that is pretty crappy to then go and resell it for more. BUT IMO (and I might get lambasted for this) if you pay what someone is asking on the B&S forum classified or ebay where anyone (not thrifters, or "friends of this thread" but people anywhere even not members of this forum) can buy it then you can go and resell it for any price you would like, as if you dont buy it, someone else is going to if the deal is that good. Again this is called capitalism. The idea of flipping a super great deal from a fellow thread member is just wrong. You should offer it back up to the community for what you paid.

    PS - DM7 stop crying. This is the Internet.
     
  3. 330CK

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    My sentiments exactly.
     
  4. Manofstyle85

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    Thanks, let's stop it at that. I guess you guys are reading this all wrong. I do not buy on this thread with the mindset to flip, if that was my intention I would have bought the Isaia shirt from 46n2 and post it on ebay next week.
     
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  5. goneAWOL

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    If I were you and I ended up reselling something I didn't want anymore, then I would split the profit 50/50 with the person who sold it to me for cheap.
     
  6. Manofstyle85

    Manofstyle85 Senior member

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    That sounds fair. Hold on! if intentionally post something on this thread for sell, wouldn't that considered as SPAM? I would have to post it in B&S, right? just trying to figure out how this works
     
  7. goneAWOL

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    Does anyone know anything about women's shoes? Picked these up, and I'm not sure if they are real or fake. Quality seems nice, but the current Prada shoes label says "Prada Milano", not "Prada Made in Italy". Anyone know?
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    Also picked up this beast for $6 (98.6% off retail), as seen here http://www.rugby.com/shop/item.aspx?productId=11884479&categoryId=11373427&cp=3138868. This is made by Corneliani, right? Fits me well, so unavailable.
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  8. 330CK

    330CK Senior member

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    Not Corneliani - you've got yourself a Caruso there. Nice job.

     
  9. Encore DT

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    Prada Milano and Prada Made in Italy are two different lines. Just like Versace Classic, Versace Jeans Couture, Versace Sport, etc... Another example is Armani - Collezioni, Giorgio Armani, Armani Exchange, etc...

    I have seen shoes that say Prada Made in Italy (on 2 lines, just like on the shoes you bought) and I've also seen Prada Milano. The best way I have found to tell apart fake and genuine is to observe knit patters, feel the material, bend the shoe to see if it makes any weird sounds, lightly bang the heal against cement to see how sturdy the heal is, etc... It's usually the little things that give it away.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the Pendleton/Woolrich stuff, I've got a number of jackets, ties, handmade sweaters, etc, even the made in China stuff, it's is cool enough. I say rock the shit out of it, I really dig the lining.
     
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    E Townley 10.5 D
    In great condition, needs some TLC. They're available.

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    And a Pal Zileri Flax shirt. Damn near brand new sz 15.5 /39

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  12. 46n2

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    Found this 100% Linen Zegna windowcheck. Sweeeeet !--Labeled 52 R EU 42 R US (right?) -not my size so it be available. [​IMG]

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    clockwise from top left, bullock and jones made in italy (looks like etro? is that right) paul smith, j.press, mercer and sons
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    RLPL from eBay
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    Willis & Geiger is apparently worth money?
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    Cable Car Clothiers Suit - wool, khaki probably a 44 jacket 38x32 trousers, hit me up if interested
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  15. SpooPoker

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    Dude, sorry this is totally wrong. Prada mainline has had several incarnations of logos over the years, and shoes are different anyhow. I think (hope) what you meant to say was that Prada SPORT and Prada mainline are two different things - technically "diffusion" lines. OP's shoes are from the main line and are real, probably from about 4-5 years ago.
     
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    Be wary of "ectopicbrain" on ebay. Guy leaves me positive feedback, waits 10 days to email me and want to return a jacket because he claims the interior tag is marked size 40 (wtf?). Measured 19" shoulder to shoulder, 22" pit to pit, 26" sleeve, 31" BOC to hem, so I listed as 42. Unbelievable, then emails me and admits he totally disregards seller's measurements. Worst. Buyer. Ever
     
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  17. VLSI

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    He left positive feedback. Sounds like a good buyer :happy: Just block him.

    But if it measures like a 42, and he is a 42, and he bought it thinking it was a 42... why the hell does he care what the tag says?
     
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  18. Cedric

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    PM Sent!!
     
  19. eazye

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    Passed up a "made by hand" PRL suit that was super nice, jetted pockets, windowpain, unvented!!!!! :fu:
     
  20. DeadBoy

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    So... I passed on these today, assuming they're fake. But I would be totally happy to be proven wrong.

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