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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. Window

    Window Senior member

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    I decided to go back and buy them, what do you think?

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    ^paid $120 plus shipping on ebay for a NOS pair of pebbled brown Royal Imperials. nice find
     


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    I found a pair of burgandy shell longwings a while ago...but they nowhere near as nice (the inner footbed lining seems to be missing). Probably going on ebay if I ever stop being lazy...they are really big (like 13-13.5) too

    What is the significance of the v clean? That extra metal triangle has never made sense to me.
     


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    What is the significance of the v clean? That extra metal triangle has never made sense to me.

    well... it's almost killed me a few times. pivot the wrong way on the wrong surface (marble) and you'll bite it hard. it eats up my hardwood floors too.
     


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    well... it's almost killed me a few times. pivot the wrong way on the wrong surface (marble) and you'll bite it hard. it eats up my hardwood floors too.

    Charming as the v-cleat might be, it's quite lethal (both to floors and to the shoe owner). Some choose to replace the heel altogether.

    I have a pair of the v-cleat longwings with the original heel and I don't wear them often--mostly because they're blk pebblegrains, but also because I've slipped and 'windmilled' in them several times on sidewalks.
     


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    I decided to go back and buy them, what do you think?

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    I have a thrifted pair of longwings in just about every color but I have never seen any in that great of condition. Outstanding!
     


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    Thanks for all the kind words on the longwings! I wish they fit me, anyways I put them on eBay for $99 does that sound reasonible?
     


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    Thanks for all the kind words on the longwings! I wish they fit me, anyways I put them on eBay for $99 does that sound reasonible?

    you might be better off listing them at .99 and let the bidding run it up. sometimes they go for well over $100. especially when they're pristine like those.
     


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    ^^ +1. Low starting bids attract more bidders. That's how I work for some reason too. I'll "watch" something at $5, but ignore the one at $75, even though I know both are high dollar items. I'll end up getting caught in a bidding frenzy on the $5 one usually.
     


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    can somebody finbd a Kiton or a bespoke wardrobe or something so we can end this 2-page longwing-lust-fest :)
     


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    Ive given up.
     


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    ^^Man, you're in such a prime area too - I can't believe you haven't been finding anything! I'm going to hit a few shops tomorrow but it's probably going to turn out to be another wasted $8 in gas and 2 hours of my time. Still, you never know! I haven't found anything worth mentioning in over a month. It's pretty depressing around here.
     


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    ^^ +1. Low starting bids attract more bidders. That's how I work for some reason too. I'll "watch" something at $5, but ignore the one at $75, even though I know both are high dollar items. I'll end up getting caught in a bidding frenzy on the $5 one usually.

    You have to watch out pricing things too low. I had some pretty nice ties and I thought I was being smart starting my bidding at a dime. Yep, they all sold for a dime a piece. Most were bought by one person who wanted me to combine shipping. I really lost money on that one.

    Now I at least start bidding at about what I paid for things. That way I won't lose any money. Didn't Ebay used to show what price auctions started at? That would be a helpful tool.

    Chad
     


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    Had a pretty good night tonite. I spent more than usual, $92.Nothing really pic worthy but got some staples:
    Brooks Brothers blue 100% linen SC
    Zegna suit, it's solid black but after recently attending a funeral and realizing I didn't own a decent black suit I figured I should grab it. It fits well, no alterations required except maybe a bit of waist suppression.
    Canali solid navy suit. I need to lengthen the pants a touch but otherwise a very good fit.
     


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