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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. LBC Demon

    LBC Demon Well-Known Member

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    Just started thrifting recently. My first time e-bragging.

    $24 - Allen Edmonds Woodstock

    I passed on them the first time I saw them and then kicked myself later that night for not picking them up. Luckily when I went back the next day they were still there.

    Does anyone know how to make the frilly things lay flat and not fray upwards?

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    $15 - Hickey Freeman 100% Wool made in Italy.

    I don't know much about HF. What does sport mean? They are my size but the legs are very wide. If I got the legs slimmed would they look weird?


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  2. Beck

    Beck Senior member

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    LOVE THE WOODSTOCKS.
    first pair I ever found was at G-will for $14.99. However they were also unworn. Very cool pair of shoes and I love the color pattern of yours. Very nice !
     
  3. barrelntrigger

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    Uhhh ohhhhh...We got ourselves another one!

    That's a interesting mix. I would love me an Italian Greyhound!
     
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    No two ways around it, it fucking sucks, I haven't been able to sleep, hence why I'm on SF at 2:00am. Thanks all for the kind words fellas. On another note, nice article Pnutpug, although I think my spot just got blown up.......just kidding. It's not like you cant just Google where the thrift stores are in any given city. And Jesus Spoo, 500K a year? :slayer: Also @Randy, that shit made me laugh out loud, I needed it, thanks. :nodding:
     
  5. Pawz

    Pawz Senior member

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    *le sigh*

    Thought I'd become rich threatening SF, too. :(

    *buys a few Powerball tickets*
     
  6. SpooPoker

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

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    Randy, you are crazy. :lol:
     
  7. catside

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    You are a good sport!


    Spoo is officially a middle man now. This article is good for him, because his business model depends on increased number of small producers who have limited access, means, time, reputation to access the market efficiently. All he has to do is to convince them he can produce gold, and he certainly does at times, especially for certain brands. He is the only winner. Mainy's business on the other hand may suffer with addition of even one or two flippers in Kansas City area which is a smaller market, relatively speaking. Even if they are not pros, if they buy one or two good stuff he loses money. Some of the better flippers here are relatively new but learned very quick. See DM7s first posts, and I have been here long enough to give you couple more examples. I do not mean to offend anyone. I was just surprised.
     
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  8. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Fellow Camera dudes. I need some advice on a vintage 1962 Leica M3 I am looking to pick up for a flip up. I haven't handled one before and could use some pointers. PM me if you can help.
     
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  9. Samuel Smith

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    All good.
     
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  11. mjt73106

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    Nice job Randy! [​IMG]
     
  12. SpooPoker

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

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    Guys, favor - let's not discuss details or financials please. While I'm extremely proud of what I've created, what's important is that anyone can do it in their own way. I posted it to hopefully inspire someone to get their entrepreneurial spirit up and take doing something they love and make it a success. It's within all of you to do the same. Cool?
     
  13. Pawz

    Pawz Senior member

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  14. matty long legs

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  15. capnwes

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    Sorry....I take responsibility for that derail. I already deleted my post, and asked those who quoted it to delete the financial details in the quotes.
     
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  16. Pawz

    Pawz Senior member

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    Hm. Never heard of it. Thank you, though.

    I have also a real US Army shirt that supposedly belonged to a 'known' person. Anyway to tell?
     
  17. Jowen

    Jowen Senior member

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    It has been maddeningly slow here lately...drag!! I did find this heavy wool canvassed Daks suit, I haven't seen the name come up much, but it seems to be high quality and a quick eBay search showed some success. Available

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    Across Chest - 24"
    Shoulder to Cuff - 24"
    Across Shoulders - 19"
    BOC - 31" - Center Vent

    Pants
    Waist 19.5"
    Inseam - 28"
    Outseam - 40"
     
  18. suited

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    I'd be interested in hearing opinions on the top 10 thrifting cities, from a resale standpoint, of course.

    LA
    NYC
    San Francisco
    DC/surrounding
    Chicago
    Atlanta
    San Diego
    Miami

    etc.

    I questioned putting Miami on there, mostly because of the poor taste in clothing, warm weather limits the diversity of items, although you do have access to the surrounding areas like Fort Laud, Palm Beach, etc., I'm sure there are others I am forgetting.
     
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    LA
    Dallas
    SF
    NYC
    Chicago
    Boston

    in that order
     
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