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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. grendel

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  2. LooknGr8

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    stunning paraboots, I think Avignons or Rouchards. In lovely shape.

    THese are 8.5s in my estimation, but I can send exact measurements. I am a definite 9 and I can get my feet into them but my toes graze the end of the shoe and they're a bit narrow.

    Want desperately to keep. They are just a tad tight on my feets :fu:

    Will trade for size 9 aldens, PM me. Otherwise, off to one or another of my usual consignor suspects.

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    on the steamer topic, I bought a rowenta professional model at bed bath and beyond...it was on sale $50 off and had a 20% coupon (they come in in the mail every other day). It works great but what he said about suit coats...is right on. Also, don't eff with ties and the steamer, although it seems like a good idea at the time :) learned that one, too
     
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  3. grendel

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    What happens to ties if you steam them?
     
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    ahahaha, i came into the thread to post this
     
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    Wifes taking longer than expected to get ready, so
    Top is Zegna XL, available, rest are BB small, slim fits N/A
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    Awesome/ugly floral tie. :happy:
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    Lands End Hudson bay pullover with hand pocket. :slayer:
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    Tailcoat dated 1937, all wool with not a single moth hole. :D
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    Woolrich waxed cotton jacket, made in the USA with matching scarf shoved up the sleeve. :slayer:
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  6. LooknGr8

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    On a linen one, the color ran.

    Silk ties (my experience) either don't unwrinkle, lose their shape/loft and wither or pucker, and I've tried to just gently dampen/heat areas with spots to I could rub/brush them out and it was either ineffective or damaging.

    MAybe others here with more skillz can use it more effectively but I've ruint at least 4 ties with my experiments.
     
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    Wow! Nice and very unique scores!
     
  8. horse's_ass

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    Stuff from this morning's run:

    Paul Stuart silk/linen blazer.

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    Harris Tweed overcoat, pristine.

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    Vintage Woolrich parka, quilted interior.

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    Sorry dude, I'd definitely avoid suede in winter..one day traipsing through snow in those will ruin them. I know we don't have salt all over the streets here, but if it's not sunny and 100% dry outside, I don't wear any of my suede items. Think Danner or Vasque hiking boots for winter, and LL Bean boots for the rainy transition between any of the seasons.

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    Are people actually inspired by that Macklemore guy? I guess I was listening to some terrible stuff like Reel Big Fish when I was 15. That hook is fucking terrible and his flow is worse than Mac Miller's. Just give me Earl Sweatshirt's next album and I'll be content. I know those OFWGKTA dudes thrift.
     
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    Wait. So in absolutely no defense of Macklemore, you're gonna drop Earl Sweatshirt's name as someone who is putting out fire? Really? You got the Joe Buddens discography queued up as well?
     
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    Nice Plycraft Chair! Thrifted as well?
     
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    I've got a few pairs of boots that I wear in the snow to keep my feet dry.
    I don't wear any of my suedes in wet weather either but I'm definitely not afraid of them getting a little wet (especially a cheap shoe like this one). Spray on waterproofing works wonders for this. You can run the shoes under a faucet after waterproofing is applied and the water just beads off without a trace. Pretty amazing actually.

    On a related note, I had an entire large Coke from Chick-Fil-A spill on a pair of suede brogues the other day (it was such a random sequence of events I still don't fully understand what happened). Fairly new and not having waterproofed them, the toe boxes all the way back to the laces were drenched in soda. I just ran them both under warm water to rinse, used a suede brush to agitate, put shoe trees in and they were in perfect shape after drying overnight. I was pretty surprised.
     
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    He's young, he's radically changing his approach to hip hop before the age of 20, he's part of a crew of people who are among the most motivated and creative in hip hop. So yeah, I'm throwing him out there as someone who could go through several distinct phases of a career, unlike someone in Macklemore's shoes who has no world view outside of living in Hipsterville, USA (Cap Hill in Seattle).



    Point proven...I might have to try some spray and stretch the wearability of my suede shoes. Thanks for the tip
     
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    Eazy, nice haul of stuff. BTW, that tailcoat is technically a Morning Coat, meant for day wear. I think tailcoat more often refers to the evening equivalent (white tie dress code), but are full dress. If you can get into the 37, you'll probably have more opportunities to wear it than you would white tie and tails (unless you're angling for appointment as an ambassador). If you are selling it, you will want to be sure to mention morning dress.

    Either way,
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    (I've only ever seen one tail coat of either the day or evening variety thrifting, and it was clearly of the "After Six" let's play dress-up variety. Left it.)
     
  15. MarkThomas

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    Your mileage may vary :)

    I use the Allen Edmonds waterproofer but I think there's a lot of brands that work well. I get the AE stuff because I can just go pick it up from Cherry Creek whenever I need.
     
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    Made in Canada BB Sportcoat, 46 R. As available as a heart attack.


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    And any suggestions about getting the two spots out of this tie? I just couldn't leave this guy behind. I do have three ties that need some help, so I could find another one and make a Tie Crafters order, I guess.



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    Again, not really to defend Macklemore's music (I'm not a huge fan of it), but the dude has a fairly interesting story and his music is generally pretty positive. The thrift store song sucks, but other stuff he's done has been pretty popular over the PCNW and for, I think, pretty good reason.

    That Odd Future garbage is straight up wet shit. Knuckleheads rapping about raping women and taking stupid pictures of themselves with Leica repros. Transcendental creativity, for sure.

    From your previous posts on music, your seemingly un-ironic defense of OFWGKTA, and your "fit pit" that consisted of a tucked in Sonic Youth shirt, I'd go easy on trying to pull other folks' hipster card.
     
  18. acosbysweater

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    If you know anything about rap/hip hop, it's that a lot of the racier stuff involves misogyny, homophobia, racism, murderous intent, etc. If you wish to limit yourself to "positive" rap/hip hop, perhaps this isn't your genre. See: Big L, Gravediggaz, NWA, Kool Keith for examples of "wet shit" to avoid.

    Check out Frank Ocean, generally considered a satellite figure in the Odd Future crew, openly bi-sexual, and regarded as a figurehead on the reinvention of R&B and hip hop. I don't think he has personal issues with the Odd Future style or agenda.

    Also, sorry to offend you with my youthful fits, but I can't exactly stroll out to a local bar on a Friday night wearing a suit and tie without being sneered at, nor would I want to even try. While I realize tucking in a T-shirt draws attention, it's underwear after all so it's not that far fetched. It's been over 6 months since I've worn a suit at all, first because it's been 90+ degrees nearly every day and also because I would look like a chump in most situations.

    Lastly, anyone who attempts to look different is somebody's hipster. It's the Aught's placeholder for outsider, miscreant, faggot, devotee of modern jazz, etc.
     
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    I have had pretty good success with the silk and clean JAB sells (it was like $2 during their last blowout sale so i figured why not try it).
     
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    cos & HA: this is a serious question for the two of you: how many tribe called quest, run dmc, biggie or tupac songs can you name off the top of your head?

    note: this isn't on some "you youngsters don't know what the real shit is" tip. it's more "did these dudes go straight into this new stuff, or do they have some context about where this music came from?" i'm genuinely curious. back when i was younger, white dudes my age were into nirvana and whatnot. eventually, rap music became widespread, and everyone listened to it, but white dudes still had come from a non-rap background, and didn't go straight into liking hip hop.

    also, yes i know i'm making generalizations and whatnot, so what.
     
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