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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. Towers

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    If you get a chance to see him live, do it. His Christmas tour is especially good.
     
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    Shout out to Gmmcl for a sweet vintage Italian custom suit!

    Shout out ti AceFace for an amazing pair of suede Church's short-wings! They fit like a glove!

    And a HUGE shout out to OliT. He sent me a very large box filled with 26 pristine Turnbull & Asser shirts, all the colors of the rainbow! Sadly, the sleeves are too short, so if anybody is about 15.5 x 32, get in touch with him, otherwise these are going to consignment!
     
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    The people demand fit pics!
    I also really want to see what those shortwings look like!
     
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    Glad to see those landed in good hands (feet?).
     
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    Those are super nice. I think my next pair of shoes will be suede if I can help it!
     
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    Well that haul was was mostly outside of the city. Most of my stuff is from in the city. Dhazard is a friend from home (Rhode Island) who has a car and sometimes comes in and we drive to some further away spots.
     
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    PMing @OliT !
     
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    Changed my Avatar in honor of the baby boom happening up in here. [​IMG]
     
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    Ok this won't be at thrift prices but I can proxy some obscure grail denim in the old school high waisted dungaree cut for anyone who wears 30 TTS.
     
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    No. My first Incotex ff gray in 34, has two holes in the back behind the knee
     
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    Oh man, I've fallen behind on listening to Stuart Mclean! Must get back to it...

    I'd love to see him live if he ever gets back down to California...
     
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    What are the chances. Went to exchange that mcqueen piece, ended up finding a better mcqueen navy blazer , thrift gods felt pity on that mcqueen piece
     
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    Hey just found some shoes that say genuine shell cordovan on the bottom. They look like they could be but the build quality is otherwise not awesome looking. They seem to have a lot of polish on them and tiny tiny bend cracks, but idk if that might just be in the polish? What do you guys think?

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    send to me for testing.
     
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    our kitchen is so clean you could eat in it. nah, really. it's effing clean. and as i said, the Japanese like to have a kind of rug in the kitchen.
    just went the wole nine yards, thats all.

    -would never carpet a wet area, or a toilet.- or a bathroom.
    we can change tiles as we like. and we don't wear our shoes inside, so the wife loves it. clean fresh, not cold carpet at 5am.
    when she gets up to make a coffee. wife always wins. and i'm proud of doing a good job on it.
     
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    I don't think shoe makers would just lie to you about that. If they say shell cordovan I'd safely assume they are. Wes in his cordovan thread mentioned that cordovan can crack, too, if you don't take care of it. It's not bulletproof.
     
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    Didn't Andro wear a pair of vintage shell Florsheims before hydrating them and split them at the vamp?
     
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    Yeah I mean, I guess part of the question is: is a shoe made with shell always good? The insides of these look kind of cheap, for instance. The exterior details aren't necessarily great, especially the far bottom corner of the lace reinforcement thing.
     
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    Those will be just fine with some trees, some conditioner, a little cordovan kiwi polish and a lot of brushing. Shoes like these are tanks. Jesse had a great post on PTO about shoes like this (he only discusses Florsheim, but a lot of other American makers of the time can fit the same category).

    BTW, happy to take them off your hands if 11C.

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