The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. TheWGP

    TheWGP Senior member

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    Like Spoo said, it certainly does, but doesn't require a signature - depends whether you need this, of course.

    ALSO, there is a gotcha - I've been told by acquaintances who work in the Post Office in Washington DC that the small flat rate boxes and flat rate envelopes just get treated as first class - and therefore not tracked - by a lot of foreign carriers. Medium FRB's and other packaging get "real priority" treatment. They also love to talk about how cross-country priority mail shipments are often on a pallet on a plane right next to more-expensive FedEx packages, handled by the same folks... yeah, they can get pretty geeky about mail. :lol:
     


  2. Samuel Smith

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    Quote: Damn thats awesome. I need to find one of those for B&S and upcoming Honeymoon. Nice score. on the topic of what i need for eBay / B&S

    Anyone ever find a mannequin in thrifts? or is that better found at the antique and flea market scene?
     


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    Nice Don Cherry reference. Missus is wise. Also, what does that mean that this guy "buys entire wardrobes". If I were to join a monastery, I call him and say, "Do you want to buy my entire wardrobe?" "Will you take my 100% cotton dockers, too?"
     


  4. SpooPoker

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

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    Certainly real.
     


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    There is probably a used business fixture store in your area. They should have all sorts of forms and mannequin's for you to choose.
     


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    What size is the Brioni shirt? What does the tail look like? Don't think I've seen one like that
     


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    ^^^ I saw a pinnable female torso today at a Goodwill for $40 or so. Good condition, but one of the wooden feet on the tripod base was broken / missing.
     


  8. SpooPoker

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    I just picked these two up... have not received them yet, but they seemed to do the trick for a fair enough price :
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/220952285020?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/28061298658...NX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_708wt_1368

    Can anyone rec a light? Not sure of the technical term, but you know, the giant spotlights to shine on the mannequins.
     


  9. AndroFan

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    ^^^ I have the male version of the female one you have Spoo, from the same buyer and everything. Like you said, it does the trick.

     


  10. 330CK

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    Generally, proper lighting will require multiple lights. The standard is a three-light kit. Adorama and similar retailers will have generic brand kits which should do the trick for what you're going to use them for.
     


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    the worst part about the light and suit form set up is having SPACE for it. serious pain. can't wait til i have sign a lease and finally have mad square footage for ebay
     


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    You're going to flip this aren't you? Notch lapel tux =bad juju.





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    Home Depot/Lowes etc will have something like these.
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    Designers Edge L13 1000-watt Telescope Worklight Yellow 120-volt

    $30 online
    Twin head quartz halogen utility fixture telescopes from 40" to 67" tall, uses locking nut for easy adjustment. Hinged face, tempered safety glass, and 1-piece cast grill. 7' ground cord. 42" diameter base, cord storage bracket on pole. (2) 500W quartz halogen bulbs included. 1000W/120V. Safety yellow. UL and CUL listed.

    Or if you're looking for the real thing...

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    What kind of studio photography lights should I buy
     
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  13. ATLjon

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    Both shirts need the patented thrift wonder clean before they're available.
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    Sleeve measures 25"

    um, tail:

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  14. horse's_ass

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    looks like a used maxi pad

    :foo:
     


  15. TheWGP

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    I sold a Brioni shirt like that awhile back. The buyer I think wore it to an event, if I'm reading between the lines correctly, and tried to return it... ended up giving him a partial refund (and a block from further bids, of course). :brick:

    It IS somewhat commonish for people who don't know better / don't like it to cut the tail off of that - but yes, it is in fact meant to be fastened just like a onesie. There's a button on the lower front to use for this I think. The idea is that way, you won't have to worry about your tux shirt coming loose and untucked as you dance / move / whatever - after all, when wearing a tux it can be a major pain to readjust like that, let alone "appropriate" if you're at the kind of event that you'd be wearing a tux to.

    Too bad the sleeves aren't 36" or I'd be snapping that up - I found a Borrelli tux shirt on ebay but it... isn't quite as traditional as I thought when I bought it, though it'll do.
     


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