Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.
+1. Tons of great advice here, noobs. Don't say Mexi never did anything for you.
Bro, have you not seen my old avatar?
Blizam. Panty. Dropper.
I dont think you really need to go to the begining of the thread. You can gain a vast amount of knowlege in just going back 100 pages and just looking at the pics of the good stuff that people have found. Its just like anything else, you need to do your homework if you want to get good at it. I think you also need to have an eye for quality that you develop. I scan through shirts and suit coats really fast just looking at fabrics and things that just stand out telling me that this coat isn't some crap stafford of george whatever. You really have to go all the time to consistently find stuff, I think I only buy maybe 1 out of 10 times I go out. Just my 2cent
I didn't read the whole thing when I started, just 50-100 pages. For one thing, the pictures don't work back in those early posts, so it's kinda worthless. However, I did lurk here for a few weeks and tried on my own before I ever posted.
I'm a relatively noob, and I've found the people on this thread (and through PM) to be quite helpful. The key is, when I've asked things, they have been specific questions ("does anyone know this label?"; "can anyone help me date this jacket"?). These are the types of questions that most people are happy to jump in and answer. Its the broad questions that ask one to distill experience and mistakes and wisdom down into a few bullet points that are met with a degree of scorn, because its just not that easy.
I miss this guy. Every time I saw him I thought: "No, Sammy Sosa! I'm a happily married man! I fully accept your lifestyle, but please understand, I'm just not that into you!"
Edit: BTW, 1 month in, we're 1/3 of the way to Thrift Thirty Four Thousand.
Well, after several weeks of decent-for-Canada thrifting, I've officially hit a dry spell.
However, I will say this: went to a job interview today and, on the way back, realized my entire outfit (minus shoes) was thrifted. Booya!
Alright Alright.....No matter how old I get...noob thrifters ask the same questions.
If I spent that much on a pair of jeans, the cost would be dwarfed by what I would have to pay a divorce lawyer.
Re: the Hermes bag. DM7 will likely find one sooner or later.
THE LAP OF LUXURY...
...JUST GOT AN ERECTION.
In case frenchy is still lurkin': These weren't thrifted, but bought at thrift prices
Does anyone know much about this Savile Row tailor?
What about this one?
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