The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. 330CK

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    Some cool stuff I'm keeping for myself:

    Vintage Yves Saint Laurent made in France smoking jacket:

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    Yamaha mixing board. No idea if it works, but just couldn't pass it up. Need to get power adapter.

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    Holland & Sherry buttons rescued from a Hong Kong tailor jacket. I mentioned these pages back. Went back for them, coat was on 50% tag, so I got the buttons for ~$3. I'm thinking about turning the sleeve buttons into cufflinks.

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    Found these about 8 months ago. Was going to restore them and flip, but I have too many other projects at the moment. I'll let them go cheap here.

    Freeman shoe company. No marked size. Measurements are:

    Outsole length: 11.75"
    Width: 4.25"

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  2. elev8rz

    elev8rz Senior member

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    I'm really overwhelmed by yall's kindness. I've been PM'ing with a couple of members and didn't realize there was such a response. I really want to express to all of you my gratitude for your offers and well-wishes. I shared this story thinking I might start a "pay it forward" thread, or at the very least hear some other stories y'all may have, but I didn't expect this. I'll get to each of you individually as soon as I'm able. Thank you all again.

    Maybe we can all find a way to pay it forward this weekend somehow [​IMG]
     


  3. valium

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    nothing spectacular but extremelly cool in my opinion,found a EEl skin (!!!???!!!) attache case that im going to use as a laptop case,fits my 15 inch MB perfectly.

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  4. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    I don't care what the rest of you bitches say, that jacket kicks ASS!
     


  5. Achilles_

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    :laugh:

    Oddly enough, I had just opened this tab when my wife rolled over and asked me to turn the brightness down on the compy. Thanks for saving my life spoo!
     


  6. XKxRome0ox

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    that's nice
    would kop
     


  7. valium

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    thank you,paid two bucks.its literally the thinnest and softest "leather" i have ever felt,imagine a sort of leather/silk hybrid...but its very durable

     
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  8. Nataku

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    :wow:

    The one and only time I ever found nice shoes was last summer. Picked up two pairs of Jimmy Choos and a pair of Louboutins for my wife. $50 each and included the dustbags. They were at a garage sale. The lady running the sale said "you should have been here when we opened. The women were jam packed in that closet and were fighting over purses and shoes". My wife just about cried. Wonder what we missed.

    I can't ever imagine finding stuff like that in a thrift store, though. Insane....
     


  9. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    $2???
    i'll pay you $6! :slayer:

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    how do you guys find this stuff... seriously
    i am so jelly
     


  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Quit trolling bro. Even a reply to this post is trolling. As they say, NRN.



    That.
     


  11. mrdeep2001

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    Weird, that was my first RG too, just got it a few weeks ago. Wonder if it's still in my room....[​IMG]

     


  12. LooknGr8

    LooknGr8 Senior member

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    In your thrift store 10 minutes ago
    

    ooof. I shudder to think. While at first I did miss him...it's been peaceful, mostly.
     


  13. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    I'll add a big +1 to that.

    My inventory of quality, black L/S dress shirts has doubled at virtually no cost to me thanks to the generosity of the folks of this thread. It's not like I couldn't pay for them but no one would accept my money. As soon as I get through this busy couple of weeks, I'll be paying it forward.


    BTW...frenchy saved me from making a high dollar mistake with some skis a while back. I'm not sure if I said thanks back then but I am saying it now.
     
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  14. Achilles_

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    IIRC you did all right at that sale as well :laugh:



    Why was frenchy banned again?
     


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    The shoes are almost as awesome as that story. Thanks for sharing.
     


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