The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. pnutpug

    pnutpug Senior member

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    A couple of swell recent finds joined together here: A made-in-England mannequin (it's adjustable to the point where it can be a boy or girl) shown here sporting an Oxxford blazer. Paid $20 for the mannequin at GW and would prefer not to say what I paid for the blazer, given that it is spoken for. Next up, figuring out a better lighting set-up. And never mind Bozo.

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  2. VLSI

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    I found another orphan tonight. I shall call him Dirk.
     


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    Dirk = Dirk Nowitzki = German = pre-wall fall German tailoring = West German clothing = early 1990's "West Germany" branded Hugo Boss SC.

    CASE CLOSED.

     


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    Lol, I'm not comfortable with a gun in the house, yet. A blade will do for now. Also, I don't like the idea of bullets going through walls and hitting my neighbors lol!
     


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    You Americans are craaaaazy.
     


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    LOL, not all of us. When I got married, my wife had a shotgun (single woman living alone was her excuse, although I suspect if the shit had truly hit the Vornado she'd have become her own victim). She committed to me that there would be no guns in our house, so we sold it and put in an alarm system.
     


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    Is that so? :eh:
     


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    The two GW shops I visited today both played Keane and Don Henley (though different tracks) while I was there. A nice change from the usual Gin Blossoms and Collective Soul. That said I'll take the latter over the religious music some shops play.

    A tip of the hat to Brianpore for letting me have sloppy seconds on the shop he hit up earlier. The racks were definitely still smoking in his wake. Finally taking pics of stuff from the past few weeks, hope to get them up tonight.
     
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  9. VLSI

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    PRL for myself, Zegna, Dirk

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    Sounds suspiciously German. Look for a Hugo Boss content tag.

     
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  13. barrelntrigger

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    LOL Not really, I live near a neighborhood that's not too great. There are walkways all around where I live. There were a few break ins around here. Also, one of my neighbor came home with someone in his bed room. They jumped out the window finally. I had more knife training than gun training. That's why I keep blades in my bedroom. I hope my training will kick in if shit happens. Fingers crossed! [​IMG]

    Yeah, good idea. I think in order to use weapons successfully in a self defense situation, you have to have constant training with them. I'm planning to get a finger print scan lock box for my gun when I do get one.

    Snatch some stones. Break some bones! Love it! Watched it at least 6 times.
     


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    From my limited knowledge Astor and Black were both old school Savile Row master tailors. Astor & Black is an internet made to measure suit company that took those Tailor's names. It has been gaining lots of attention in the media ie. GQ. I actually considered them when I was in my "internet MTM suit" phase and did tons of readings on multiple MTM companies on the likes of Indochino, Thick as Thieves, and blah blah blah.

    http://www.astorandblack.com/

    However, when doing a SF search on Astor & Black, you will find lots of people who are dissatisfied with Astor & Black's products, and/or services.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/40508/a-visit-to-astor-black/0_100

    This is a must read. A rep from Astor & Black was supposedly fired for his comments made on SF.

    It this were true, I feel sorry for the guy but the drama on that thread was like [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Hence, the joke I made earlier hoping that is a tie made by Astor and Black of Savile Row and not of the Astor & Black brand.


    Oh yeah, JP needs a gat since he's gonna be a divorce lawyer! hahaha, JK JK. [​IMG]
     


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    I hope you only paid about a buck and a half for the jacket. :)
     


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