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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. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    #firstworldproblems
     
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    Oh, sorry, dude! We usually prepare the following welcome spread for each and every new member. Here you go:


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    love the snark

    work at home friday thrift fit that makes me look all the 30lb overweight I am, but at least I'm warm in this chilly house

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    shirt -- orvis twill houndstooth (SA)
    corneliani wool cable knit cardigan (Marshalls, I think $60 marked down ~80%)
    bean cords (SA) they don't look poofy like this, really...I guess because i was leaning forward or something odd in the pic?
    Army combat boots (surplus)
     
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  6. 2010Greek

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    I feel like I'm doing pretty good for my second year on ebay, What Spoo makes in a week I make in a month, but I'm happy with me. If I didn't meet DM7, I would still be selling Tommy Bahama.
     
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    Your Christmas tree must be in the wrong spot. (EazyE photo reference)
     
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    ^^^^Randy you crack me the fuck up. edit: That was also funny Wes, but he is looking in the right direction. :nodding:
     
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    Dude, eggs go in the fridge.
     
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  10. Digmenow

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    I entered!

    I sent them this pic.

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    Brooks Brothers "Brooksgate" POW: $15 @GW
    Brooks Brothers slim fit, semi spread collar, white dress shirt: $7 @GW
    Luciano Barbera rust print tie: $2 @SA
    Florsheim Imperial brown wingtips: $5 @GW

    Plus a little side story to go along with the fit.
     
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    this might be my fave fit pic of yours, very nice.
     
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    ironically, we're actually taking down our tree here halfway through jan hahahaha, and the egg carton is what she is putting some ornaments in
     
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    Dig that is the best fit pic I have seen in forever what is the story that goes along with it?
     
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    Now that the dust has settled from the Brioni explosion:

    Recent, staple medium brown HF "Oakbrook" for Nordstrom's, 3-button, dual vent, double pleat cuffed, lightweight, very soft wool, slim 40R, too long for me, available:


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    PTP 21½, (measures 20 ish at second button), sleeve 24½-25 +, length BOC 31", pants (lined to knee) 34+2 x 32 (cuffed) it's in great condition, only things needs to be done is on one pant leg, the seam thread came loose for about an inch at the knee.


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    What's the story, Dig? We are all ears!
     
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    Thanks! It's my favorite of all that I've taken.


    This could take a while. I hope you brought a lunch! :lol:



    Back around 2009, I made a lifestyle change in order to lose over a hundred pounds and thus far, have managed to keep it off.

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    In an effort to replace my old wide body wardrobe, I ended up here (like so many of us) while google searching men's clothing and got sucked into the need to learn about how clothes should look and fit. I had already dipped my toe into the thrift waters when I purchased this cheap assed, horribly fitting cord coat, complete with upper denture in the inner pocket!

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    I was still working on the fine art of posing to show my new clothes to best advantage. The hair was still a work in progress as well. :embar:

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    With the tough love that you can only get from the WAYWRN thread, I gradually learned what fit me and looked right. Spoo was one of my biggest cheerleaders but there were several others who helped as well and they ALL called it like they saw it. I highly recommend it to anyone who is trying to learn like I did but be advised, one needs to accept the criticism constructively or people will tire of one's defensive explanations of why people shouldn't be so harsh and they will stop helping.

    I found a local alterations lady who eventually accepted my instructions for fitting my finds in a way that other men usually don't. She's eastern European so after the first efforts on an H. Freeman & Sons, she realized that I was going for a more tailored, continental fit and actually had a clue. I tipped well on that suit and several other smaller projects.

    I found that Brooksgate POW at what would become my 'honeypot' for BB suits. It was my first big find other than the H. Freeman that I happen to like as well. I took it to her and we altered the hell out of it and she barely charged me for the work! I wore it to work one day with the intention of finding a nice location to set up my (thrifted!) camera and tripod.

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    It was late afternoon and the place was closed. The sun was lower in the sky and I started taking pics. When I saw that one in the display, I turned off the camera, folded the tripod and called it a day.

    I posted it up that night in WAYWRN and got a pretty favorable response.

    That's about it!
     
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    Wow, Dig, talk about a transformation!!! [​IMG]

    How did you loose all that weight?
     
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    (double poast)
     
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    Fantastic!!!! What a complete transformation!
     
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