The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Patrologia

    Patrologia Senior member

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    :whew:
    Gotta stop trying to be clever/funny when I 'm trying to dibs something theoretical.
     
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    While on the topic of art, I think I forgot to brag about these beautiful paintings I picked up a few months ago at the local GW for peanuts ($9.99 and $6.99 respectively). Custom framed (really well done). Hand painted oil-on-canvas Monet reproductions. Even though they are reproductions, they still cost quite a bit at retail and even resale (I'd imagine it takes a good amount of talent to reproduce a masterpiece by hand). Two have already found homes on our walls. I'm trying to figure out a spot for the other two. The wife hates the flower painting (go figure), but I like it so I'm going to try and stick it somewhere. Not even sure if that's a Monet repro as it doesn't have his signature as the other's do in the bottom corner but obviously came from the same previous owner.


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    Nataku Senior member

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    Nice!! Beck would go bananas over that Bogner (one of his favorite labels).
     
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    Nice frames would induce me to pick up Monet reproductions, too. Really want them (love his work), but always in an unusable frame. #firstworldthriftingproblems

     
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    lol, no Portal 2 love? ;)

    what size is he? i'll let him have it cheap if it's in his ballpark. :)
     
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    Hey, my brother, I read this thread every day. I rarely post because my finds have not been interesting.
     
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    Haha, actually had no clue what it was until I Googled it. It actually looks quite intriguing but not sure I could figure it out as the last video game system I got into was the Nintendo 64. :laugh:
     
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    LOL, Portal 1 was an uber-creative, awesome geek-cult-touchstone game - even today you see little hints to it in other stuff. Portal 2 came out last year to pretty high acclaim.

    Put it this way - for modern gamers/developers, not having played Portal 1 is considered a serious gap or omission in understanding game theory and development, to say nothing of playstyles and mechanics - of course, not all that relevant to the run-n-shoot-guns games that are popular at the moment, but still. ^^;
     
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    Really nice coat. I'd bet, though, that it's likely not a Gloverall if there's no indication on the label. All the Gloverall for J. Crew coats I've seen (online) are clearly branded "Gloverall." Just my two cents though.

    I actually found a made in England Gloverall duffle coat recently that felt surprisingly poor quality (I left it). I had a similar experience a while back with a women's Gloverall pea coat I came across that was surprisingly unremarkable. Because my vintage Gloverall duffle, bought on eBay, is so outstanding, I assumed all Gloverall would be on a similar level, but apparently not.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a start.
     
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    Grabbed my stash from today out of the car and realized I'd forgotten to mention: Ivory/beige polo by Dunhill, made in Italy (read once their Made in Italy stuff was made by Zegna, but that may just be their suits/SCs) size XL and probably available. And an orange/salmon polo by Loro Piana, tagged size 12, so I suspect it's for the ladies, but sometimes those high end folks do funny stuff with sizing. PM for deets.
     
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    Cool - nothing that I could likely grasp but definitely sounds interesting!




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    Man I miss that game. I should go over to my brother's house and play....

     
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    best possible response there :slayer:
     
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    I haven't played that in years. Funny how it still sticks in your head though. I should break out the old NES. I've still got it somewhere.
     
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