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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. troika

    troika Senior member

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    I remember the first time I heard guns n roses on KFOX. I was devastated...
     
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    Right? [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, I don't think it's worth it to make people that find SWD finds post elsewhere. I like the camaraderie in this thread and I'd rather stay over here to be frank.
     
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    im by no means an expert but everything you posted in that haul seemed ugly/outdated (imo). and the jacket looked orphan to me.


    that said, if you like it, rock it.
     
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    I was going to basically post this.

    This is THE de facto SF thrift thread. The serious thrifters are here and they're welcome to stay whether their specialty is sw&d, CM, bike shorts, or furniture. I'm as CM as they get; I neither understand nor appreciate SW&D but I'm happy for folks to post any thrift fits they like here. I good-naturedly critique the CM ones according to CM principles and shut up about the SW&D ones because it's not my thing.
     
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    Package arrived from eBay today, and the orphans have been reunited:

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^^^^^Sweet Mary mother of God!
     
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    Believe it or not, I'm completely with you and agree that this thread has crossed borders, and that's not a problem. I don't care what pictures anyone posts, if I don't like it, I'm going to just scroll by. Honestly I don't like most of your stuff. I don't say anything about it. The relevant part though is, you don't knock CM fits back! What sticks with me is the start of your last paragraph. Coming on here and fighting people over what they choose to wear is stupid. That is 38R's whole life purpose it seems! Coming into a CM forum and telling us that we aren't "ready" for his style. Great, good for you, now stop fighting me and calling me a follower over what I choose to wear. (by me, I mean CM majority, of which I consider myself a part)

    I'm more sick and tired of having to read 38R fighting back and trying to tell everyone that we don't know what we are talking about, because I have to read it to figure out it's something I don't care about rather see a picture and quickly move on. I'm just trying to explain to him why he's always going to get criticism. You get criticism too, the difference is, you don't try to "educate" us or tell us we are wrong or aren't "ready," you just say "I do what I want, FU" and move on.

    Yeah, I know, block him. But then I lose a piece of the conversation whenever he posts, and I get confused about what's going on.
     
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    Not that my opinion is of great importance but I dig that we have "experts" in furniture, all sub genres of clothing and everything else under one roof. I couldn't care less about a brioni suit but l respect the find and the poster.

    I also try to find some knowledge to help myself and hopefully help out other folks while here.
     
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    @TJhambone09 ^^^^^^^ +100000000000
     
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    Woah. The Andover Shop?
     
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    TBH, I would be cool with no one posting/discussing "thrift fits" in general on this thread. Some notable exceptions, but most are not that good. If you want to post pictures of yourself wearing the clothing there are tons of opportunities to do so on facebook/instagram/respective WAYWN threads.

    edit: i just decided to ignore/block the people who post have quickly amassed 500+ useless comments, ugly thrift fits, and are mean/bad vibes. you can figure out who I am talking and YMMV.
     
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    Also, the dedicated thrift fit thread. :foo:
     
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    werd.


    spoo, gmmcl = exception
     
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    Closed NY men's shop called "Richard Oliver". Tons of handwork all over both the jacket and the pants, but the 11" drop is a great motivation to lose a couple more pounds.
     
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    I was just gonna say...we have a separate thread specifically for the reasons everyone mentions.
     
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    I think thrift fits are the ideal way to brag about finds. It's more interesting to see somebody putting a find to use than seeing it draped over a chair or in a pile or something IMO. Makes it less just about obsessive acquisition.

    But yeah if it causes too many derailments I'd be okay with keeping it to the thrift fit thread.
     
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    being older and having come into my own listening to Cream and Pink Floyd in the early 70's, a number of the groups from the 90's didn't knock me out. but I bought all the GnR, Soundgarden, Queensryche etc. First time I listened to use your illusion I was stunned by the orchestration of November Rain. For a straight ahead rock band, it was unexpected AND well executed. Loved enter sandman and one for the exact opposite reason. straight ahead rr
     
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    Agreed I never even really thought about critiquing a fit in this thread since IMO its not appropriate. its a bragging thread. We all know what an item is supposed to fit like for the most part but like to try things on just to feel them out.

    I really just bypass any post that doesnt seem relevant to the thread. Lets avoid the [​IMG]
     
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    I'm actually fine with everyone posting thrift fits of whatever they wear.

    I wholeheartedly embrace the culture and style differences among the wide variety of places and people represented here. I like seeing what people are doing with their finds. What I don't like is reading the constant attacks. I learned a long time ago that I should keep my mouth shut about fits I don't like (or at least keep it civil).

    Believe it or not, most of the pictures I see of my friends on Facebook are of them wearing cycling, running, hiking, climbing, and such attire. I come here to see different things.
     
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