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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. edwardthefirst

    edwardthefirst Senior member

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    The amount of nice ties posted by both Wes and Wilay is ridiculous. Arnys, NWT Hermes and SIX (did I read that correctly) NWT Charvet being the highlights for me.
     
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    6!!! Count em! Could have gotten more but 2 had slight pulls! NWT Hermes was from a store that I wasn't even going to go to that day, but stopped there because I went the wrong way and decided why the heck not.
     
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  3. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    Yea, the pictures of those fires look terrible...I sure hope we don't have too many California fires this season...

    +1. Weirdest luxe I've encountered was probably the 4 button 3pc Canali suit. You just don't see 4 buttons on suits we look for. But shit still looked good.
     
  4. SchoolyardBully

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    are Jos. A Banks made in Italy tie generally a good pick up?
     
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    Erichmax Well-Known Member

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    I saw a pair of shoes I really like today. But I don't know how much life is left in its sole. Should I get it? Here's the picture.[​IMG]
     
  6. barrelntrigger

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    Local boys, Tuesday, I was driving on 85 N and saw a SUV was caught on fire on 85 S in San Jose, near Taylor St. exit. The entire car was flamed up and the fire spreed to the near by vegetations. It was the craziest high way fire I've seen. You could see the smoke from a mile away.
     
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  7. thefastlife

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    imho, for yourself they're great. usually well made, fairly heavy.

    for anything other than that, i cant say.
     
  8. JackFlash

    JackFlash Senior member

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    Doesn't matter much what they look like. It's all about the feel. Press on various parts of the sole with your thumbs. If they are firm, then the soles are good. If they are spongy, they are about to go. If they are spongy, however, they still may be worth purchasing. If the uppers are in good shape, you like them, and they fit you well, you can always get the soles replaced.
     
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  9. Timmah

    Timmah Senior member

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    For yourself, sure they are better than most of the other junk.

    For the place not to be named? Not really.
     
  10. matty long legs

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    Wes, you down in my area now? That's a lot of Nathan's and Franco's.
     
  11. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Nah, that was one e-thrifted lot.

    But maybe....do you live in MY territory?[​IMG]
     
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  12. matty long legs

    matty long legs Senior member

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    Nah. My furthest thrift is ten miles from my house.
     
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  13. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Odd, that's where mine is....[​IMG]
     
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  14. AMProf

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    You beat me to it. I was thinking exactly the same thing.
     
  15. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    ok, shop counts.... I have 8 stores in 10 miles. you guys? [​IMG]
     
  16. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Do you live in MY territory too? Looks like it.

    Have Cessna, will thrift.
     
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  17. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    10 miles radius....hmm 9 stores, but 7 of them combined would make one crappy Goodwill. The next closest store outside of those is a 45 minute drive. If you want to thrift in this area, you have to be ready to travel.
     
  18. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    You are gonna need some extra avgas. [​IMG] but my thrifts are like ebay in 3D. all grails, and priced as such. hard to grab a bargain.

    get good deals on Avirex though. like that stuff.[​IMG]

    Edit: will travel for tweed.
     
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  20. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I'm Indian, you guys sure you want me to try to buy a plane. I can already tell you what will happen.
     
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