The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. elev8rz

    elev8rz Senior member

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    E Grayson, 11 1/2 B. Damn fine condition. They originally had some discoloration, but my guy refinished them and they look fantastic. Available.



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    Barrie Ltd. Jodhpur Boots, 12 A. Also refinished and I had a gash repaired. Damn fine condition and available.



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    Not trying to hate, as those are beautiful shoes....but if they don't fit you (I'm talking about the Barrie Johdpur's), it may have been a mistake to spend money to have them repaired given the size (12A). Thats a really tough sell. O well, best of luck!
     


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    he is a standup guy(and would shamelessly sell you a barn or nails or whatever) but it's his size. It's exciting to find stuff that size since it's rare. BTW TandA shirts that was too small for him sold anear cost to a Japanese dude.
     


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    just talked to darkmatter on skype, can confirm he is real person, sorry frenchie
     


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    Yeah, I met him in person and even thrifted with him. He's real and he does thrift. He's pretty good too! Walked into a dumpy looking SA and pulled out a pair of Brioni loafers. :slayer:
     


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    My first try at thrifting so please be gentle if I don't really have anything to brag about...

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    I also picked up a PRL Custom fit shirt in a nice lavender check in my size as well as a Tasso Elba polo but I figured those weren't worth taking pics of.
     
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    I saw that the other day and laughed as hard as I did just now. :D
     


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    sigh one last post because you guys dont get it,i know hes real and thrifts not denying it (okay Mainy?).
    nataku,where was all the other stuff besides the Brioni shoes when you went?
    the one day you go with him theres no mega haul? or was it in the back,waiting for him to show up the next day WITHOUT you.
    allright good luck and good night,for realz this time
     


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    I for one enjoyed seeing your cool furniture / audio finds. I'd appreciate it if you continued... especially if you gave some tips on where / how to look for this stuff 'cause I never see anything like this.
     


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    No hate taken. Yeah, when I picked them up I didn't notice the gash. It was only until I had them in front of my shoe repair guy that I noticed it. Then, he offered to do the entire job (including the AE's) for under $20, so I couldn't say no. Considering the great work he did, I'd say the value remains.
     


  12. grendel

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    He's got a unique size. We did this when I found the Ted Baker's too only I was posting in here from my phone

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    This is the bag I got today... I cleaned it up and moved my gear into it tonight. It's pretty sweet and hardly seems used at all:

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsonite-Black-Canyon-Wheeled-Duffle/dp/B0002031LI
     
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    Ok...so spent some $$ this week...one thing mainly. Cant decide if gonna keep since it's something I have wanted for since forever. Never seen one in the wild.

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    Shell Florshiem Imperials (my size :D )
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    Copco Paella pan, new

    Moncler down jacket

    Vibram five fingers (size 41) just a tad too big


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

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    Got these beauts...
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    What's the best way to clean a small spot off a tie?

    And valium, please keep posting. You're stuff really helps break up all the clothes-bought-for-ebay and it's really neat stuff I'd otherwise never have heard of :nodding:
     


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