The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Samuel Smith

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    Yeah... i was thinking about that. It kind of felt like this was it though, simply because they had like 10 other racks on the sales floor plus the ones from the back I looked through and I saw nothing else from this dude. But it's possible they might have donated several big bags of stuff and they just hadn't gotten to the other ones yet. I'll be going back every day, but I won't hold my breath :foo: My main advantage is that this IS my day job so I can beat the people who head there after work.
     
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    She doesn't get jealous when you go see 2, maybe 3 others in the same night.

     
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    :slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer:

    I'd say I hope you bought them if they were reasonably priced.



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    RLPL + Brioni = swagtits

     
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    A "hard on" forming haul, hit that place for next two days, make a timely entrance, slip round the back and if anyone asks, say you need to tinkle real bad and was looking for the restroom.

    That Brioni is attractive and recent, a top find, possibly the best I seen in a while. RLPL aint too shabby either.
     
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    Well -- I think the thrift store knew that they were dealing with some of the nicest high end American made speakers. They were priced @ 300$. I don't have a supporting cast for this caliber of equipment (I'm running a sony sound bar in my living room) but I knew, even without a google, that I had some nice quality speakers on hand.
     
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    to echo what everyone else said: awesome haul mainy, especially that black/blue oxxford. :slayer: 44 or 46 by any chance?
     
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    Dry cleaning. Keep them out of the house until then. Anyone disagree, or were you trying not to feed the troll?

    +1. Boooooriiiiiiing. I've defended DM7 before and voiced concern he'd take his cool shit for us to drool over elsewhere. Sad to see that's happening now. But I also gree with Spoo: Life's too short. Eliminate the stresses you can eliminate. If that's us, kick us to the curb.

    We should be doing a running tally. But I'm too tired/lazy.

    Oh, yeah, and: I always feel a little tingle of excitement on my way in, and spent and dirty on my way out.

    Finding balance in this whole hobby has also been hard for me. But I echo what's already been said. Personally I adhere to the modified automobile business model (low margin on 80% items at high turnaround/volume; 20% items slow burn, high profit (i.e., accounting for 80% of profit)). Even Mainy and the others, cited as having a "high price, slow burn" business model aren't purists; they start many of their auctions at 99 cents no reserve. As for selling to dudes here: It should be no surprise that folks here have a low price tolerance. By DEFINITION we're either so effing cash strapped or so cheap we've eschewed the accepted and mainstream retail distribution channels to dark, moldering thrift stores, for chrissakes. And also +1 to the guy who said 2 hours per day max. An unbalanced life is an unhappy life.

    +1. Had an awesome time, and Easy's an awesome dude, with serious treasure-hunting skills. And those shoes are balls! I was about to tackle you and pry them from your cold, dead hands until you said they were 11.5! :facepalm:


    Mainy: :bounce2::inlove: I know who's Ebay store I'll be watching over the next week or two.... Any of those 42R, by chance?? Nice!
     
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    You know, the game was to say why she'd make the perfect girlfriend....not why she's like my current girlfriend.

     
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    $300 is very high--about what you'd pay for a perfect pair from eBay--especially if they are the model with the foam surrounds, and the foam surrounds haven't been replaced. Too bad. Would have been awesome if you were able to pick those up on the cheap.
     
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    Still a steal! I'm sure those resell for $700+. After reading the reviews I'd love to have a set in the mancave. Sounds like you bought them, so enjoy and let me know your review!
     
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    So, I got a personal grail find today. I'm pretty much obsessed with W.W. Chan & Sons, and I still seriously lament over the fact that I sold off 3 that I picked up a long time ago that probably would have worked for me, but I didn't know jack shit about tailoring at the time thinking they wouldn't fit me, so I unloaded them.

    Well, look what I found today...



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    And check this shit...



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    THIS IS DIRECTLY FROM THE STORE, ONTO MY BODY...NOT A SINGLE STITCH OF TAILORING DONE YET!!!

    Sure, the jacket is a *teensy* bit short (also, I'm shrugging my shoulders slightly so it's a bit less short than it appears), but fuck it. The jacket fit is otherwise PERFECT, and the suit overall is almost perfect in every other way: tapered leg, side vented, soft shoulder (pants are pleated, hence the almost, but still...). This is my white whale.

    There is a thrifting Zeus, and that dude is smiling down on me. The only depressing part is that this is definitely from the same owner as the others (absolutely pristine, name crossed out in marker, bought from the same store), so that means the other 3 would have been workable for me if I had know wtf I was doing back when I found them. [​IMG]. Oh, well, nothing can rain on my parade on this one. Soooo excited.
     
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    Mainy, living the fresh out of the back rack dream. Slow clap welles meme and all dat. Most excerrent. :slayer:
     
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