The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. 3dials

    3dials Senior member

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    More fruits from the harvest:

    Coach Thompson bag in what appears to be midnight blue. Missing a leather strap buckle and has wear on edges, but full grain leather feels so good.
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    Joseph Daniel leather briefcase. Not sure if it's top grain, correct grain, or full grain. It's seen better days, but with a little TLC, it should be good to go.

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    Luciano Carreli Navy Jacket
    Motto on buttons (hard to see): Honi soit qui mal y pense (motto of the Order of the Garter), meaning "evil to him who evil thinks".
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  2. kravman2011

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    What about those of us who lurk just to check out the amazing finds, and do not hound, e-mail, PM anyone? I come here every day just to see what people find. I do not ask where anyone finds there stuff, nor would I. I also do not begrudge anyone selling,or trying to sell their items at what they think is a fair price, nor do I condemn anyone for trying to get a deal. Everyone knows what the approximate prices paid for the items are, so it is up to the buyer and seller to come up with a price that each can live with. Just my .02...
     


  3. ahk11

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    Quote:+1 to this. I never post on this thread because I never find anything really worth posting. I've also never pm'ed anyone asking if something is available. I know my place as a lurker. I've read the whole thread, and followed along for quite a while, still enjoying it between the arguments and petty BS. I really hope folks don't quit posting here for the sake of those of us who aren't as fortunate in the thrift game.
     
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    I don't think anyone will really stop posting here, but the exodus has definitely begun.
     


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    This isn't a thrift brag, but I thought this was interesting due to our conversation a few weeks ago.

    NEW Hanover Men's Tassel Moccasin SHELL CORDOVAN Loafers ...
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    I never knew Hanover had some shoes made by Barrie Ltd. Learn something new everyday.

    Still doesn't mean the original shoes in question were Hanover.
     


  6. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Senior member

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    I have no doubt this forum will continue - new people will get involved and it will take on some new characteristics.
    Thinning the herd usually makes a population stronger.


     


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    So is this what the rapture feels like?
     


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    Brooks Brothers Gray Pin Stripe Suit 36R 30/31
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    Brooks Bros Cotton Summer Sport Coat 48R
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    Brooks Brothers Madras Summer Sport Coat, 44R has some unfortunate shoulder fading.
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    Patagonia Folding Jacket 44L - pouch was nowhere to be found.
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    Big and Tall - Hickey Freeman Loro Piana Suit Navy Pinstripe 50XL 42/32
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    goneAWOL Senior member

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    I hear you, since I lurked for a long time before posting. But the fact is, I stopped posting a majority of my finds a long time ago. It gets to be pretty time consuming, and even stressful, when you receive an influx of pm's every time you post your best finds. I've had people send a string of pm's requesting measurements and pictures, then just stop responding all together when they decide they aren't interested. Most of those people only have a few posts, but I try to be nice and respond to pm's anyways. In a nutshell, it has become difficult to post here just to brag.

    Nevertheless, as others have said, people will likely continue posting here including myself.
     


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    What is this story with a new forum?
     


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    ^^^ I pretty much post here (whenever I can) just to brag. I still try to make offers to or accept offers from as well as trade with forum members that I recognize from their thread posts,. I usually refer other members that don't recognize to my eBay listings or Etsy shop and let them make up their minds there. No fuss, no muss, no stress. [​IMG]
     


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    +1 I only thrift for myself, so the Alden and AE tassled loafers and the the odd sport coat isnt worth posting, but I've read every single post in this thread and get inspired by the hauls the big guns display here. I'm sorry to hear that those guys get hounded with PMs and even more sorry (but this time for myself) that they have found a new private forum for their bragging. I've learnt so much from so many of the regular posters.
     


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    Are you serious!!!??? That's like over 45,000 posts!!! [​IMG]
     
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