The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Typhoid Jones

    Typhoid Jones Senior member

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    ^^^ No sticker, no stamp, no nuthin'. IIRC it came with a stinky Sunkist-Orange cushion that I ended up throwing out.

    UPDATE: After doing some research on the web, I am certain that my desk chair is a Burke (not Knoll [​IMG] ) Tulip Chair.

    http://modfrugal.com/tag/burke-chair-restoration/
     
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  2. grendel

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    I love this community. You guys rock. Also, I should probably catalog what I've got so I could actually answer this question [​IMG]
     
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    AndroFan Senior member

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    He's a 38S...possible to go back and get them?

     
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  4. valium

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    yeah they always came in orange or yellow,hmm there was definitely a identifying plate there where the imprint is.
    this is a Burke chair by the way:

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    and if you like chairs check these out ,got these for $100 (all six)

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    Leeds 11D black shell cordovan

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    I believe these are Alden for BB, color 8 shell cordovan, 10C
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    Press Hopsack, most likely 41, very trad 3/2 patch pockets.

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    Zegna DB with Z buttons, 54EU=44-46 US
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    Burberry for Saks suit 42
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    Brioni for Barneys, light flannel 42 R suit

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    Brioni DB 4 season weight 42 R suit

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    My first RG, not very crazy M
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    Gitman Bro 15.5/34
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    Two kid size T&A for you know who.
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    RLPL L
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    All available but I am deep in red so no lowball offers please.
     
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  6. darkmatter7

    darkmatter7 Affiliate Vendor

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    I think I was just one-upped.

    Those aldens are sexy! Not my size [​IMG]

    You probably should have left the Zegna and Burberrys if you're planning on flipping them.

    Altogether, nice load. Good going!
     
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  7. noob in 89

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    Frenchy, stop confusing me! Just change your name back to Frenchy, start fighting with Man of Lint again: I pine for the olden days!
     
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    catside Senior member

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    Dude, it is hard (impossible) to catch you.
    I like the Zegna actually. I buy stuff that I will wear and I think my pals will wear. Flipping is to bring the expenses down only as you see I have finished college many many years ago:))
     
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    which part is confusing you,cant two people know stuff about stuff?
    i see his timeout ends in may,maybe you will get your wish soon :) i didnt know so many people miss the guy,he did know his shit,true dat

     
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    I wish I knew about thrifting back in school. Once I paid my rent by buying all the $1 books from the used book store in my parent's town and reselling them to the used book store in my college town. :D

    The closest I ever got to flipping was that glorious week on eBay when I lucked out and all my Criterion DVDs I hadn't opened yet went out of print.
     
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  11. valium

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    how much did you get per book? im really interested



     
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    [​IMG] Not until sometime next week. That is a shame, they are around a 37-38S, 23" sleeves. Two Brown (light and medium), one pinstripe power suit type, then a more casual pinstripe, IIRC. I am not sure they would be appropriate for an interview, however, the browns are solid colors and would probably be appropriate. Hopefully they will still be there and I have the remaining colors correct.
     
  13. Brianpore

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

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    Those are awesome!! [​IMG]
     
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    :laugh: Oh, not much at all. It's a funny story, but I compressed it; I basically had to repeat the process a couple times with each store, selling each one the other's $1 books. They really don't pay much at all, but since I know a lot about literature, as well as what each store would purchase (and their current inventory, since I spent so much time browsing), I was able to turn $50 into $350 in a couple of visits back and forth.

    I've had what I'd consider some great book scores (for me -- a $350 William Burroughs book, some out of print David Foster Wallace first editions, etc.) though I always keep them for my greedy self.

    It's getting a lot harder now that they seem to double check everything online. Still, occasionally one slips through. :)
     
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