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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. hmmurdock

    hmmurdock Senior member

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    I would be all over that invite. Some valuable time with a serious pro.


    Seriously....back to the in-depth review of the merits of the postal system. I though we moved past that this afternoon.
     
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    The Constitution just empowers Congress "to establish post offices and post roads," so they can pretty much do whatever they please with them, including abolishing them. I don't think they should, just saying they could :)
     


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    Should post my finds too.

    Cole Haan USA-made braces. I think these are pretty good, though I know exactly dick about braces, and these are the first decent ones I think I've come across...who knows, will post pics tomorrow when not tired.
    Black Alden 664 tassel loafers (research leads me to believe these are shell, available [​IMG]. 2nd shell ever, also 2nd Alden ever.)

    Badassmotherfucker purple Orvis cords near my size, waist just needs to come out a bit

    Kinda sweet LL Bean jean jacket size XXL (too big for me, available [​IMG])
     
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  4. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    And this is why every western society has had a public or quasi-public mail delivery service. And so will we. Forever. IMHO, that's what government is supposed to do: pool resources to serve all. To some extent we're all winners and losers in that arrangement. Don't like that? There's always despotism. Or communism. Me? I can live with paying for a service I sometimes overpay for, and sometimes exploit.

    BACK TO THE COOL CRAP WE (read: YOU; I've been stuck in an interior office all damn day) FOUND TODAY
     


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    The post office turns a profit. The only reason they're having trouble is because republicans passed a mandate, paid for by fedex and UPS, requiring them to fully fund 75 years of pensions within 10 years.

    If they were allowed to handle pensions the same way private companies do, they're completely healthy financially. They turn an operational profit- your taking an extra tyvek or two isn't hurting them.
     


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    That's actually a good question that I've asked myself. I'm sure there's caselaw on exactly this point (there's caselaw on significantly smaller levels of minutiae, FFS), but I haven't looked into it. I can't imagine that the Postal Service hasn't defined this in their favor, to be limited to *one, outer layer use* or something similar. If this isn't true though, that would undermine my point that this improper use does, in fact, increase costs (even if insignificantly...it wasn't my overall point, but one I adopted)...which I'd love to see, and would absolutely then concede.

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  7. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    I found a sweet-ass pair of brick red low-pile Vineyard Vines cords over the weekend. But I barely got them out of the bag when my brother-in-law, whose house I was staying at, dibs'd them. They weren't even available, man! But I hooked him up. He's awesome, and they fit him better than me. I didn't even get a pic first -- you know, to remember them by.
     


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    Lol you can do whatever you want with free priority supplies. You can't get in legal trouble for misusing them. All they will do if you get caught, is charge you priority rate for whatever you shipped with them. You aren't going to jail or getting sued
     


  9. AndroFan

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    Haha, a forum member tried to dibs them right after I posted them a few pages back - much to my surprise....I really thought I was posting them for my own edification and that there'd be no interest. But it makes sense - this is probably the only odd (think, non-SF approved) color I've seen by a decent maker in a month or so, and the first ever bright PURPLE pants I've ever seen. I'm giving them a shot though; I'm sure I can creatively match them with something...and if I don't successfully do so, I'm sure WAYWRN will properly punish me for it, haha. Pic, btw...doesn't nearly capture the AWESOME purple nature of them. Definitely a lilac/lavendar purple color.

    [​IMG]
     


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    It increases costs, sure, but a pretty inconsequential amount. I was in line once when somebody asked why a certain form wasn't available on the counter. The worker told them that because they were in a stiff folder, kids would throw them around the room, and each cost about $3 to print. Or one post office, a bunch of teens kept taking the free tape to use for taping up their shin guards for hockey. They stopped giving it out at that office. The stuff they care about, they address. Somebody taking an extra thing or two to use for its intended purpose? O noes.

    The various envelopes don't cost a whole hell of a lot- you're probably talking on the order of 10 cents here. They build enough margin into the pricing that they don't care.
     
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    After I posted the question, I did think to myself a bit more. I guess it would depend on what's underneath regarding how well the plating attaches. It looked like a copper or brass base. Maybe I will just strip the current plating off and use as-is.


    Today's haul:

    Lorenzini shirt
    Lowepro backpack designed to carry both DSLR and laptop
    Good quality (name unknown to me) cashmere herringbone/windowpane SC
    4 sets of shoe trees
    Seersucker PRL shirt for my father
    Derek Rose PJs (looked new)
    Maus & Hoffman Sea Island Cotton PJs (also looked new)

    And have found more stereo equipment today than I have in the past year combined (other than the Krell...still working on that):

    Harman Kardon HK395i receiver
    Sony STR-Av1000
     


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    got out for a little while today. found a L. Barbera button-down shirt and a leather travel case of 18 brass collar stays of varying sizes.

    the shirt is a large so not my size. as.fucking.usual. it was my first Barbera so I didn't want to leave it behind. any offers PM me.

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    Cushioning
    Place cushioning around your items. Close and gently shake the box to see whether there is enough padding. Add more newspaper, packing foam, hundreds of fucking tyvek envelopes, or plastic cushioning material if you hear things moving around.
     


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    Mother of God those kick ASS!
     


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