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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. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    It's a different era. They've also had Scion in the interim, so they have younger clients that might want to step up. The scion-subaru collab (FRS) probably didn't hurt matters!
     
  2. borbor

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    I drive a scion (tc for that matter). They really need better colour selection imo. I was || this close to a frs but btwn my photo gear thwt i haul to locations n the wife's custom cake biz, a non hatch is out of the question
     
  3. TheNeedMachine

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    You can sort of eyeball the numbers and get a rough (super-rough) idea, i.e.: if you put everything you have into it for 20 hours one month - a good solid 20 hours - and see what that gets you money-wise, multiply by 8, you have a totally unreliable monthly estimate...which of course does not take into account dry spells, nor boon periods.

    I've toyed with the idea, more often when I am dead at work and have to take unpaid time off yet sit in front of the computer just in case something comes in...I do sneak off to snap some photos, take some measurements, pack some stuff etc but it's like being on retainer without the retainer fee.


    Probably a lot different when you're hustling for the man vs. for yourself. I've worked almost all my life for the man, and it gets you nowhere in most cases - if you bust ass and work incredibly hard for someone else you will not get anywhere near the rewards vs. doing the same for yourself.


    I agree - something to keep you busy and if it's makes some extra coin, all the better. I think people are afraid to lose their jobs, and employers know this - even if you have a super-duper boss / owner (like I'm lucky enough to have), they're not handing out yearly COLA nor merit raises as used to be the norm some years ago, because they know most folks won't ask for it or quit over it. Mentally getting over fear of job loss is a big part of it - not to the point where you stop caring (see Office Space), but not having that fear in you is a nice feeling.

    Not to sound all weird, but, I think fear is used as a tool to keep people in line and under control. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go make a new tinfoil hat (they lose effectiveness after a while).
     
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  4. namdaemun

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    Dave Palumbo diet. Enough said.

    I put my buddy on that and he followed it to almost a T. Mainly grilled chicken/fish, veggies, shakes and multiple meals. These are all considered meals and he ate 4-6 times a day in small portions. Also cardio'd too.

    He lost 55 lbs in 6 months.

    It's a tough one but dedication will get you there. Oh, you also get one cheat meal a week...enjoy it
     
  5. capnwes

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    ^ I'd have a heart attack if I ate that many eggs every day. Plus our eggs are $5 a dozen.
     
  6. hbkshin

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    Set Calorie goals, and split those calories into macros. 1 gram of protein per lean body weight pound (probably 160ish or so grams of protein) and the rest in carbs and fats. Carbs should be kept down. Fuck diets. All diets follow the same simple rules - Calories in versus Calories out. Eat less calories than you burn and you're losing weight. Daily activity, workouts, sex, etc all factor into this.

    I like to stress body composition is more important than weight. Working towards a better body composition will make you look better than just dropping weight. Lifting weights is what does this.

    For a home gym, get a barbell with weights and a seat. Your best lifts are compound lifts. Squats, Bench Press, and Deadlifts. I will -STRESS- your form needs to be good. Bad form will hurt you. A lot. Before a barbell and weights you can do push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, etc. One of the -BEST- starting programs for weight lifting is Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe.

    Cardio is pure calorie loss. It's extra you can tack on after a good lifting workout, but I wouldn't do it before because it'll affect your lifts. Don't overwork yourself either. It's counterproductive.
     
  7. TheNeedMachine

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    Five bucks a dozen? What are you eating over there - caviar, or ostrich eggs? I think you should get into the egg business - screw this thrifting nonsense! And drill for oil in your backyard - PA was the site of the first oil rush, no? While you're at it, set up a moonshine still, grow weed in your back yard and go hunting for truffles with a pig (which you'll need to buy tomorrow). You'll be rich in no time with my 100% money-back guaranteed fool-proof plan. Oh, and you have to place just one tiny classified ad in every newspaper in the country, and buy Kevin Trudeau's books. After that, you're golden.
     
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    Where do I sign up?
     
  9. Fueco

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    Eating well does wonders... Also, weight training (properly done, of course!) will boost your metabolism. I need to get back to that. Cardio alone will just make your body more efficient and burning sugar instead of fat. Weight training forces the fat burn.
     
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    Oh also, important

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    From the farm, we do not buy any food from grocery stores in this house.
     
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  12. TheNeedMachine

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    You just did. I get 50% of your net profits (I'll PM you my PayPal email shortly). The beauty is, you sign people up and get 50% of their net profits (of which you give me 10%). Hard to describe - it's like a triangle plan...can't think of a better term for it.


    Sounds like you're on the right track for eating well, then. A little more hustle in your bustle (lack of sitting at a desk now) might prove to have some other benefits. At worst, 2 of 3 difficult goals accomplished is better than the zero of zero I have set for myself.
     
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  13. TheBurnOut

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    I see a lot of talk about diets and I'd like to throw something out there.

    Focusing on a diet will result in little more than weight swings: periods of loss and gain. If you want to REALLY lose weight and live you're life out as a thinner, healthier person: change you're lifestyle.

    You don't have to cut any one food out. You don't have to eat 5 stalks of celery per day, nor focus your time on cardio workouts.

    You need to focus on living a HEALTHIER lifestyle. Trust me: I speak from experience. I went from 245 to 182 in a little over a year. I've managed to keep it off for 3 years now.

    You can still eat ice cream. Just eat less ice cream less often. You can still drink beer. Just drink less beer less often. You don't have to eat 5 dozen eggs per day, nor exercise to exhaustion. Just try to be healthier and the rest will follow.
     
  14. horse's_ass

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    i can pump the most weights and also i have the biggest boners
     
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  15. dazedstate

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    The early versions of the 430 have recalls. Mine is an 08, fireproof baby! But I appreciate you looking out. Also, changing the cat/exhaust system and other cooling methods help. Looking at some Capristo shit anyway.


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    Actually you can. I did.


    Yup. Three if you count being a dad/husband.


    See!


    What year was Liberace born?

    Also, shout to @ATLnoob for the awesome tie!

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  17. Evil Abed

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    100% this. In the past few months, I've dropped 20 lbs (and falling) without really "trying" per se. No crazy diets or exercise plans, just an overall change in lifestyle. I credit a lot of this to meeting my girlfriend. She's pretty much vegan, but in the best ways possible, and doesn't care if I eat animals or not. I just eat much healthier than I used to, and have managed to cut out all the sweets I just to treat myself to regularly (also I've switched to having soy milk based ice cream things around the house). Have I cut out all sweets from my day to day diet? Nope, not at all, but the kind and amount has changed drastically. I eat a lot more green things, and a lot more fiber than I used to. Fiber is the fucking key, and not just the ol' metamucil shit that grandma used to drink to stay regular. Sure I snack between meals, but I eat better things then too. Candy/doughnuts/junk food like that has all but been eliminated. It's crazy, the cravings for that stuff still linger, but it's easier to stay away from them now.

    TL;DR- You don't need to go on a diet to lose weight, you need to change what you eat. And damnit, eat more fiber.
     
  18. VLSI

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    :crackup:

    pls no
     
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  20. VLSI

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    Except your first sentence, everything in that post is wrong.
     
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