The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    Those are gorgeous Wes. Wish they were a 9.5 instead.
     
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    I see a lot of basket shufflers... They take the little hand baskets at GW's and slide them down the aisles with their feet. Random, or proven technique?
     
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    I've done it. I need both hands to search inspect, and most of the damn carts won't roll straight anyway. Plus I usually start out without a cart or basket. It seems that when you are unprepared top carry something, you will inevitably find something.
     
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    lots of good finds lately, people are stepping their game up!

    old armani collezioni jacket for ebay
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    3/2 brooks brothers gray worsted sack suit
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    recentish tan canali suit (dual vent, yay)
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    these need a little tlc and need to be resoled but... alden shell cordovan!

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    alden calf loafers! in excellent condition

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    alden on rubber soles.. need some tlc, but hey alden

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    older park aves with sick patina... kinda busted on the back where you slip them on, but still wearable and they were under 10 bucks

    tan canali pants
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    ive quit picking up zanella double pleated but these were tan and i don't think they've ever been worn
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    fave find of the day... nwt deadstock abercrombie shooting shirt
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    hermes, canali, zegna, zegna
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    $$$$$$$$ nuff said
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    2xl... 2x$$$
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    rlpl... not even stained or frayed, wow
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    venanzi... must have been a great store cuz the shirts are insane quality. mint cond.
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    this right here... is baller
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  5. SpooPoker

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

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    Postman brought boxes from Mainy and Nataku today... thanks fellas!



    I. Laughed. HARD.


    Get used to it buddy! Going out in less than 48 hours....
     
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    Sometimes I wonder if the designers at RG do a chugging contest with buckets of paint. First one to vomit on a plain white shirt is the new design for the week.
     
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    What? You mean something like this?
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    I too am paranoid about reaching hands. Here's an idea. I usually put the good stuff on the bottom of the cart and dump crap on top of it. Before check out, I'll dump all the crap out, discreetly, don't wanna piss off too many workers. Try that!

    I totally do that! It does take a bit of coordination. 3 months in ballet should prepare you to do this!
     
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    You're exactly the guy I love fucking with by pushing the cart aside and starting literally a few shirts in front of you working the same direction you're going. I'm entirely serious about this.

     
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    I also had this one guy that kept jumping in the rack right in front of me intentionally... It made me mad until he started grabbing junk. It's funny how often I assume everyone else in the store is a legitimate flipper until I see them grabbing mall brand whatever.


    Going to the store sounds like a good idea, but I probably wouldn't bother checking ebay auction measurements. There's like 1/8" between half sizes. That's asking for a lot of precision from random ebay sellers.
     
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    you pussies,carts? baskets?
    i once had 10 suits draped on one shoulder and 12 shirts on the other.
    but seriously though speaking of flippers,i see a few but there is one that just irritates the fuck out of me.
    who knows he might even post here,if you are reading this and you are in toronto and drive a silver Jag XK8 im talking to you...
    anyway he has this god damn intense/insane look as he flips through the racks like he is literally holding in a crap,eyes bulging,cheeks puffing etc.
    i can go through a rack with the best of them but my peripheral vision can spot a nice ass across the store or other people checking me out (flippers,security lol) etc,but not this guy...intense laser like tunnel vision on everything and anything .
    he actually picks up a lot of nice stuff,hey man its all fair game and all if you see it first you should have it but just the way he goes about his business irks me.
    im actually thinking of donating a Kiton jacket i have just so i can watch his fat head explode when he finds it.
    it would be worth it
     
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    @mainy, nice haul mate!!
     
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    +100000 ATLNOOB you know you dont own that rack right,i have actually karate kicked a few carts out of an aisle when people like you do it.
     
  13. Evil Abed

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    Any Varvatos lovers that wear a size 11 shoe around here? Been had Italian made brown Norwegian heritage chukkas, beautifully patina'd, Look to have barely been worn. Pics tomorrow in the sun.

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    (Also thanks, now my search history includes "tranny in blue sequin dress.")
     
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    carts / baskets are for pussies. sometimes i use those rolling baskets at savers, but i never START with one. always start empty handed, go back for reinforcements if you need them. Alanc has seen me in action and can attest to the fact that I weigh about 120lbs yet can carry 15 suits on one arm. People with carts drive me absolutely insane especially when they block aisles with them, i will straight up shove them out of my way
     
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