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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. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Wow! The RLPL and Enrico Isaia cashmere are especially nice finds!
    :wow: :slayer:
    Baldesserini is on a whole 'nother level. I've only once found a piece by them (a pair of trousers). It's worth bragging about here. Boss (recent suits) are a good ebay sale, as others have stated but nothing to brag about.
     


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    Good luck, are you going to tackle them yourself or try to find someone to do it? If you do it yourself, I would pick up a practice pair first.

    I think my next try will be on some some smooth leather shoes. I think I was at a dissadvantage trying it out on a pair of pebbled grain shoes.
     
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    Just got a PM recommending B. Nelson in NYC, so I'm going to call them tomorrow--if they can get anything close to your results for south of $100, I would be thrilled. Helps that the wife noticed some antique finish shoes someone on the street in Chicago was wearing recently, and that she urged me to buy a pair of full-price AE longwings, blue with red stitching, that day (I would've done it if these ones hadn't been en route). So all is not lost, not by a long shot. Heck, if you're game, I might just send them to you. Looks like you know what you're doing.
     


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    Well, I certainly would not say that. This is only my first try. I'd be reluctant to attempt it on somone elses shoes until I have quite a few successfull pairs under my belt. I too have heard good things about B Nelson.
     


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    A lot of you have asked:

    My items are now trickling into the bay. The link is in my signature.
     


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    What kind of a set up do you have for taking photos? Looks clean and well lit.
     


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    He doesn't list his own items. Hrmmdock or whatever his name is does.

     


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    I honestly don't remember when I first started reading this thread, probably when I noticed how many pages it had :laugh:

    I wasn't too interested until I saw Nataku posting some shirts I liked. I messaged him and we planned to meet up while I was in town. I stopped by a thrift store, and found a pair of like new incotex in a size 36. I tried them on but they didn't work. Fortunately, they fit Nataku, so we ended up trading :laugh:

    After that, I make sure to hit at least two stores when in town, but I prefer meeting up with Nataku when possible, the guy is a wealth of knowledge and a good igent as well.



    I'm listening...
     


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    Man that's a lot of shoes, eazye! Those Florsheim plain toe bluchers that you list as patent leather look like shell to me.[/quot

    That's what I thought as well, but they almost feel like plastic, not like any other shell's I've delt with, although I'm no expert.
     


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    Ha!
     


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    It's all an illusion. My basement is neither clean nor well lit.
     


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    i'm like 99% sure they're shell.
     
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    if it feels plasticky it could definitely be corfam artificial leather
     


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    Corfam in good condition can be deceptive - I have almost been fooled on many occasions. Sometimes a reveal can be made by pinching the tongue (inconspicuous area) so that the exterior material bubbles on the inside of the "v" formed by the pinch - can't really describe the phenomenon, except to say that corfam forms a revealing bubble - try it.

     


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    :D

    Still have those Incotex too. Probably my favorite pair of casual navy trousers. :slayer:
     


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