The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Larson McCord

    Larson McCord Senior member

    Messages:
    506
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    While we are talking about eBay, why do buyers wait a week or so to pay? I want my shit ASAP, I can't imagine not paying immediately.
     


  2. pnutpug

    pnutpug Senior member

    Messages:
    1,154
    Likes Received:
    224
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    

    The answer to this is easy: You are not an idiot. That does not necessarily hold true with the rest of the world.
     


  3. tonylamer

    tonylamer Senior member

    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    498
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    This post has to be the tipping point. Where are you selling this stuff? I'm not hating; I don't want anyone to misread this. But now you're posting $3,000+ of NWT stuff , and I don't see any thrift price-tags or markings. Without links to B&S ads. or auction sites, you might as well start taking pictures of the racks at Stanley Korshak. I know that it's L.A., but we're not getting the whole story.

    Quote:
     


  4. MattR

    MattR Senior member

    Messages:
    671
    Likes Received:
    84
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    

    I believe he has someone selling for him. I think they are an SF member, too.
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2012


  5. pnutpug

    pnutpug Senior member

    Messages:
    1,154
    Likes Received:
    224
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    

    I found a Burberry like this at GW a year or so back that I had doubts about. Checked the pockets and, glory be, a bar receipt that bore the name of a prominent attorney in town. So I bought it for five bucks, then called the lawyer's office, telling his secretary that I'd found his coat at a thrift store and wanted to be sure that he did not want it back. Nope--he'd dropped weight, the coat was genuine and the sow was mine.
     


  6. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

    Messages:
    6,033
    Likes Received:
    2,479
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    No bar receipts unfortunately and not quite $5 (someone at the goodwill recognized the burberry name), but I'd be pretty stoked if it were real.
     


  7. Larson McCord

    Larson McCord Senior member

    Messages:
    506
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    

    I don't believe the members here would be opposed to a link to the sales listings. At this point the girlfriend should be past hating the thrifting. I don't find close to what he does and my wife no longer has any issues with my hobby, due to the money I have made.
     


  8. tben

    tben Senior member

    Messages:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    1,093
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Quote:
    He is legit and actually a pretty nice guy and very helpful. I have had a few small conversations with him within a couple of pm's and he has provided me specific details about some of his items along with his consignor's link to his eBay sales. I don't know why he would go through all the trouble to create such an elaborate hoax.



     


  9. 330CK

    330CK Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    2,437
    Likes Received:
    7,721
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    For a thread full of grown men, there certainly is a lot of bitching.
     


  10. MattR

    MattR Senior member

    Messages:
    671
    Likes Received:
    84
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    Just gonna clear the air here - Hope no one thought I was implying anything ill about Mr. Darkmatter. I agree, dude was helpful and nice when I had a few questions for him in PM. More power to him.
     


  11. catside

    catside Senior member

    Messages:
    1,525
    Likes Received:
    538
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Leave darkmatter alone guys. He has to make 60K this year to pay for college since he is going to fail if he spends so much time thrifting.:hide:
     


  12. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,571
    Likes Received:
    208
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    

    It's real, just the old Burberry label. They switched from that label about 10 - 15 years ago. It was used forever so there are plenty of these trenches out there (I've seen ones this style on eBay from the 1960's).
     


  13. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

    Messages:
    6,033
    Likes Received:
    2,479
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Cool. Any idea what it's worth? I'm going to have the buttons fixed, but not sure I can find the straps for the wrists.
     


  14. ChetB

    ChetB Senior member

    Messages:
    3,808
    Likes Received:
    8,236
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011

    +1. I have two Burberry trenches that look just like this. Both of mine have a tag in the inside pocket that shows the year of manufacture. Take a look; you might have missed it.



    Not much. But enjoy wearing it. It's a classic.
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2012


  15. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

    Messages:
    6,033
    Likes Received:
    2,479
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    I can't even find an inside pocket :confused:
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by