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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. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    Who knew that LuxeSwap had a pro bono division? :lurk:



    I saw this in another thread and now I understand WHY Man of Lint uses his No Purchase Club months to spend his weekends attending to his footwear "collection"! Click his spoiler at your own risk.
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  2. Raist

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    It would depend in part on the cut of the blazer and how it fits you. Also depends on what it's made of. Pic?
     
  3. LooknGr8

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    We started with one in 1998. At one point we had 5. Then kids arrived. Down to 3 now and may be 2 as they age out, it's a lot of work, kids AND greyhounds. PM if you have any general questions--we've gone through it all and my wife and I are pretty active in helping our local adoption agency, it is very rewarding/satisfying for the soul...tip: Don't foster dogs without going into it knowing that really, there's no such thing, it's more like pre-adoption tryouts hahahahaah. Lesson we learned!
     
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    Awesome Find!
    I think I just died and went to Goat Suede heaven... :worship:
    Count me in as a member!
     
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    The jersey is a Reebok Braylon Edwards...who hasn't played for the Browns for a few seasons.

    My plan is to make it a Sipe jersey. The Edwards is sewn on the back plackard then that is sewn on. Remove the placard and either leave it off or put a new one on.
     
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    I'm going to show that to my wife the next time she says I have too many dress shoes (8 pair)

    Speaking of the missus, she's in the field and kopped these:

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    Good kop?
     
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    I started riding a couple years ago, and my beginner bike was a Kawasaki Vulcan 500. It got plastered in the parking lot, and I found a good deal on my Sportster (04 XL883), so I've been riding that for a year and a half. I do occasionally get the itch for something else and I wouldn't be at all surprised if I end up selling the Sporty for a foreign bike before too long. I love Triumph steez; every time I see a Bonneville or a Street Triple I get the itch.
     
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  9. barrelntrigger

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    Pfftt, I was wearing shit like this back in 2005! Nut huggers FTW!!!
     
  10. pnutpug

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    Yes, Triumphs are gorgeous bikes. But I've always been a bit skittish on anything mechanical made in England (with the exception of Raleigh bicycles, so long as they are full Campy). The Sportster is a fine bike, actually, and you will, eventually, feel the need to go up to 1200 or even beyond, I suspect. I am tempted by the VRod. Best looking bike out there (at least, that my wife would let me ride), I think, and they are widely available for a reasonable price. There was an '03 with brushed aluminum (my favorite finish), less than 8K miles with an asking price of $7,500 or thereabouts on CL recently. I thought long and hard about selling my ST1100 and going for it.
     
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    I've had good luck with jerseys, actually, but you have to know what you're doing (I do not) and I've found that the market can be fickle. Case in point, I flipped a Kevin Garnett T-Wolves jersey that was, at least to my eye, nothing special--nylon mesh, not sewn on--for $27 last year then could not unload another one just a few weeks later. I've never had trouble flipping Dennis Rodman jerseys, and a Jerome Bettis sewn-on from his days with the Rams got snapped up instantly with a BIN of something like $50, and I had numerous other inquiries on it. OTOH, I can't unload a Vladimir Guerrero (Angels). I stockpiled a few STL Pujols jerseys that were cheap and plentiful after he went to California, but I'm not sure I'll make out, given what a flop he has been there--my thinking was, he would have such a monster career that they would be worth something in a few years. OTOH, I'm wondering whether I made the right call in passing up alll the Cleveland LeBron James jerseys that were out there not so long ago. Now is the time, I suspect, to peddle my NWT Clippers jersey by Hardwood Classics. Other jerseys I've flipped without trouble are Tom Brady, Michael Jordan and a Bulls jersey from some guy who went to college in Iowa whose name I can't recall--there was actually a fair amount of interest in that one.

    I love flipping jerseys because you don't have to measure them, they're cheap, easy to mail and you can get ten times or more what you've paid if you pick right. But if you pick wrong, they won't move at all. Now that I have a smartphone, I hope to do a better job of figuring out which ones to buy.
     
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    Here's my old Bonnie

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    Largely paid for with thrifting funds!

    We've since parted ways- I lack self control and a motorcycle was a dangerous thing.
     
  13. SeaJen

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    So it's no to Rolls Royce, Land Rover, Aston Martin, Bentley, Morgan?
     
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    Not a clothes post but just had to brag. $200 for the whole rig.

    '78 Fender Musicmaster and '78 Vibro Champ

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    Awesome find! The amp alone is worth that. Was all that in a thrift store?
     
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    The little amp I got is called a "G-10". I used it this weekend with my Epi Casino and it works great for what I'm using it for (brushing up on my guitar licks/chords etc).
     
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    My favorite jersey is one I got a very good price on on EBay. It's an old school CCM Sharks jersey.

    For football, I have a couple on the Bay. Matt Forte, fully licensed and current player; and a Steve Young 49ers jersey. If that doesn't sell by football season, I'm keeping it.

    My real collection is real football (soccer) jerseys. England, Scotland, Earthquakes, Hibernian. I always look for more in the shops.
     
  18. barrelntrigger

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  19. pnutpug

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    Yup, a big "thanks but no thanks," and that also goes for Jaguar and MG. Not that these vehicles aren't fun to drive and cool in their own way, but not very practical, I think, when it comes to reliability and maintenance costs. I can pick-and-choose mechanics for my Toyota, but, generally speaking, the options are extremely limited, and expensive, for cars like these. Same reason I swear by Honda motorcycles. I've just never gotten off on expensive cars.
     
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    Hey, I currently have the feature pic on PTO! [​IMG]

    Thanks PTO and dieworkwear

    Although, the answer is "No, it's a full suit....pant's were included in that listing." Paul Stuart suit, sold in less than 10 minutes. Still, I hope that write-up doesn't hurt business.[​IMG]

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    In other news, I had to pass on two J Press suits and a Hickey Freeman for Tripler suit because the previous owner apparently rode a stegosaurus with a sandpaper saddle to work everyday.

    Did grab a Donegal tweed and about 6 or 7 surcingles (one Dooney & Bourke, one Columbia with fly fishing embroidery, and the rest Coach.
     
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