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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. brianG

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    The X probably signifies that the belt is a factory 2nd.
     
  2. brianG

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    The X probably signifies that the belt is a factory 2nd.
     
  3. capnwes

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    Typically the TJ Maxx Coach surcingles have the X stamp.
     
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    The double breasted Burstow & Logsdail suit I found a while back was way more badass (*cough* ebay *cough*), but that firm doesn't seem to have the same level of name cachet as Poole.
     
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    You seem to have an assortment of random clothing knowledge that I seriously appreciate. Thank you for posting here.
     
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    Thank you, gents.
     
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    Sorry if this is a repeat post but apparently our thrift muse ryan macklemore has sold out, doing a Nordstrom wedding video advert. Yeah that's the man himself.

    ANd his own song.


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    GUess that excludes him from what looks to be an awesome thrift formalwear thread (all I have is the j. press shirt and I keep looking and looking!!!! but if I eventually build a tux-y thing i'll poast)
     
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  8. GMMcL

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    Headed out. Wish me luck. Hope to hit 2-3 stores before my night job. Today's fit. Spring has apparently exploded onto my fit. [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Deets: Samuelsohn suit from Dex (dual vented at the back) Eton shirt, also from Dex I believe vintage untipped tie made for a local menswear shop Unknown sq, hand rolled Trafalgar belt from Spoo Florsheim Royal Imperials from Easy CHET: I had a robo pose, I assure you, since this one I actually paid to get tailored. But it accidentally got deleted. Looked pretty damn good too, dammit!
    In other news, I did a rigorous regression analysis with multiple Taylor polynomials and Monte Carlo modeling analysis. It turns out I can determine, to a scientific degree of certainty the exact number of fucks given today. If you're curious, click to view.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. acosbysweater

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    Lapel game skrong, despite it being from the perfect year for armpit level gorges.
     
  10. pnutpug

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    ^^

    Not to get too derailed, but I'm not sure how any artist can make money these days without doing that sort of thing. Folks swap music without paying for it like they swap social diseases. If an album is a Top Ten seller for longer than a month, it's considered a blockbluster. YouTube is a veritable free jukebox, and Pandora ain't much better. There must be a business model out there, I just don't understand it.
     
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    No doubt...

    I was listening to the countdown on XM2 the other day, and they mentioned some top-5 album selling 62,000 (!!) copies last week. When I was in high school, I don't think 62,000 copies would get an artist in the Hot100 chart in Billboard! Now, I don't know whether they were counting digital downloads, but I have to assume they were, as who buys physical albums these days (notwithstanding the fine gents in this thread buying vinyl).

    A friend of mine just released his 5th album, and called it 'Shuffle' because nobody listens to albums straight through anymore. I immediately downloaded his album from iTunes and listend to it straight through, just to tell him I did. Albums aren't really stories any more. But the really good ones still are (I'm thinking of the latest albums by Muse, Fun! and Gillian Welch).
     
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    • licensing
    • concerts/merch
    • also: Taylor Swift's business model (seriously, look it up)
     
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    If anyone actually wants to do this, mathematica does polynomial interpolation quite easily
    try using the python data mining toolkit + a dictionary with connotation to construct a valid dataset
     
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    i'm not sure that "rigorous" and "regression" belong in the same sentence.
     
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  15. darkmatter7

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    speaking of which, the key to thrifting is solving travelling salesman on a vertex weighted graph (weights give a value assessment given by your favorite bayesian network for cost/benefit analysis of a store on a given day)
     
  16. darkmatter7

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    depends on the error threshold which you define to be your rigor
    given that threshold, there will necessarily be a polynomial of high enough order to approximate your data within that threshold
     
  17. horse's_ass

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    mathematically, sure, that is mostly the case. in the social sciences (where i apply it) there are huge problems with inflation (i.e. due to multi-collinearity). its a flexible technique, sure, but for most applications i use a higher-order form of co/variance assessment
     
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    in the time it took you guys to nerd out, other dudes learned how to perform a pushup.
     
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    According to my calculations, I'm approximately 85.76% (its math. get it?) responsible for you looking good today. Your welcome bro.
     
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