The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. ilikethelights

    ilikethelights Senior member

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    Art sells you guys say... who wants to buy my original Insane Clown Posse painting I found at Goodwill? I'll start the bidding at $100k

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    Didnt you see rule #2 [​IMG]
     


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    Found an old oil painting (abstract) once a few years back. It was actually headed to the dumpster when I rescued it because I thought it was cool looking. It was pretty wild, and rather large (36x60 or so). My wife absolutley hated it. It hung in my office for a year or so before she convinced me to get rid of it. I found a scratched in signature and date on the corner of the painting. Research indicated the artist was a professor at Rutgers who was influential in the beginnings of the whole abstract movement. I sold it almost immediately for $500. Was afraid for a long time that I would see something on the news about a rare Million dollar painting found on ebay for $500. It wasnt 190K, but I was just as excited for my $500 trash pick.
     


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    Is that a Banksy original???
     


  5. Brianpore

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

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    Rutgers... you in dirty jerz with me?
     


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    I always scout out the electronic section of GW, and I've found a barely used USB tablet that went for $76 on ebay, and a sealed apple care warranty worth $250 for the gf (bragged before), both were priced at $9.99 :slayer:
     
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    Great find! I think that's a mixed medium work -- the "paint" is a 3:1 mixture of Faygo and rohypnol (I forget what the binding agent is). Do the lick test to make sure it's an original; if you pass out, you've struck GOLD!
     
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    Nope, South Cental PA, Between Gettysburg and Hanover (land of seemingly neverending supply of Hanover shoes)
     


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    Hello guys,

    Having enjoyed reading this thread greatly for a long time, I thought I'd go ahead and share a little of what I've been finding here in Sweden. I strictly go for stuff that I can wear since the market for trading is rather small here. Hopefully, it'll change and I'll be able to do that as well.
    I find that I sometimes have a little bit of an advantage here since I pull around a 46L/48L, which isn't too common among the fashionable peeps.

    Before showing the closest I've come to a grail, I'll go ahead and share some of the stuff that's in my daily rotation. This was picked up at goodwill for around $25. In Sweden, finding a jacket for $5 just doesn't happen.

    This is from mid-end Swedish brand SIR, which usually means nothing fancy. However, I quite like the way it fits. Three button, centre vent construction:
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    Fabric from rather good maker Dormeuil sparked my interest a little bit more. Half canvas construction. The pattern is a bit more visible in this image:
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    /Hans
     


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    Just the fact that the painting was found in my general area is pretty exciting for me...that's pretty awesome.
     


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

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    7-7.5D/E [​IMG]
     


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    Black or brown (not burgundy) shell longwings, anything 9 to10. Just saying.
     
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    Had a half day so I hit four stores. Got a whole lot of nothing except a navy with green zig zag PRL tie.

    Can someone help me identify the maker on this trench coat?
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    If only he'd painted on the back of Hermes blazers...
     


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