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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. OliT

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    Yeah, I did know about that thread but I couldn't find it for the world, neither through Google nor the forum search. Many thanks for the linky!
     
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    I usually just turn the number into a circle or something.


    Nice. Very high volume sellers are the best place to find stuff that goes for cheap, or is incorrectly labeled.
     
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    Magic Eraser does the trick as well with no chemicals. They're marketed towards people looking to get crayon marks off of walls.

    http://www.mrclean.com/en_US/magic-eraser.do
     
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    Dude. This jacket, even used, sells for more than retail on eBay 100% of the time. Plus they aren't making this color anymore. I feel dumb for not buying one on sale when I had the chance.
     
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    Dip dye. I'm not a huge fan of that skin toney color given that I am frosty white myself. A dip dye would bring that thing into the current decade. Incredible find.
     
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    I wear mine - from the sale that Filson USED to have every year - as often as I can!
     
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    Thanks for the tip! I've been using 70% isopropyl alcohol, which works fine, but I don't like subjecting the leather to it.
     
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    Borrelli Napoli - all the handwork you'd expect included.

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    nice loafers!
    been looking to buy a new pair


    question on this, using your pic as an example.
    I've been passing on items like these now, because the cloth seems like its been well worn, like pressed and washed too many times, giving it a worn appearance.
    Am i just picky?

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    First time I've handled a waxy jacket before. Is there a proper way to break it in (like raw denim)? Is it not advisable to wear a nice shirt underneath since I'm assuming wax would soak through and ruin the shirt?
     
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    This specific picture shows the handwork put into the shoulder seams.
     
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    You can wear your best Brioni, as long as you wear one of these between them.

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    I'm extra careful with just mediocre clothes that I have...I don't think I would even be able to wear a Brioni if I found one...just the fear of ruining them would keep haunting me...
     
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    I had one just like that in blue...

    Sold it for my second best profit on a tie (mine was NWT) at $45.
     
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    Come to think of it, I can' recall if I've actually used the Magic Eraser on leather soles... It works well on just about everything else, so it's worth a try. I get mine from CVS, I think they cost about $6 for a pack of three (which will last for a long time).

    So much of the stuff I buy comes with Sharpie marks on them (REI puts X's on everything that is returned). I try to erase the more obnoxious ones... Getting that stuff of the sticky rubber on climbing shoes is the biggest PIMA.
     
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    I think mine looked waxier when I first got it. I
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    I don't wear it with really nice stuff, because it is, after all, a trucker jacket, but I've dressed it up a bit, and never noticed any wax transfer.
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    Wear it a lot. Mine's still a bit stiff today:
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    Just wear it. Don't ever wash it, that'll screw up/remove the wax coating. I'm sure the cleaning instructions tag says something similar on it. I don't have one of those, but I do have a Barbour, and the thing with waxed coats is not only do they not let water in, they also don't let moisture out. You'll see. That said, mine is lined, so I haven't worried about wax transfer, I don't know how big of an issue that is with an unlined jacket.
     
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    @tyrone - great filson collection!
     
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