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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. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    That's the GFT tag. GFT stopped making for Armani in the late 1990s. Which explains the drapey-ness.
     
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  2. rokor

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    I'm about 190 with a size 12 boot and went with the 160cm, but I developed a preference to shorter boards from my park days. Smaller boards are easier to control as well, so when in doubt, size down.

    I'd always suggest to go with a smaller binding size as long it's comfortable as you're less likely to catch a toe or heel and snugness is never a bad thing. Especially since you'd be riding groom and hard pack you'll want to keep the overlap to a minimum.

    As for a board recommendation I couldn't help you out too much on that end. I haven't kept up with the technology being released these past few seasons so anything I suggested would probably be the equivalent of an unvented, 3 button, jet pocket SC, though my Salomon Grip has treated me well and I'm satisfied with it being the one board I chose to keep.

    EDIT: I may be wrong about my board being 160cm, though I did at one point have one that size [​IMG]
     
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  3. timhortons

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    hi
     
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  4. HansderHund

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    Morning crew, Austrian edition.
     
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  5. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    there are many Kato's and it IS a thing. - AAA is baller (as mentioned) they make some very fine JDM shirts for the SW&D lovers. (shirts by Kato)

    Yes. especially if for you or a friend.......

    [​IMG]

    Find a 36r peacoat? in grey or brown?? (for Miss' Vader) the "Thrift" will compensate you.
     
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  6. barrelntrigger

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    [​IMG]
     
  7. jdrizzy

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    up while spoo sleeps crue.
     
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  8. Mr. Moo

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    Spoo doesn't sleep.

    He waits.
     
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  9. mistertdot

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    Hi all,

    long time lurker, first time poster!

    just had to join the forum after finding myself going back 1000pgs or so in this thread.

    due to work i travel a lot as well and find nice stuff in thrift shops all the time. will be posting pics soon!
     
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  10. dappercanadian

    dappercanadian Senior member

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    Legend has it spoo fell asleep once. Once.
     
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  11. dappercanadian

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    welcome!
     
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  12. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Greetings!
     
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  13. hooker4186

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    Crüe sup.
     
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  14. drlivingston

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    Good morning... I am preparing my route for the day.
     
  15. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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  16. Letric

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    Ahh Route planning... There is somewhat of an Art to planning a good thrift route.

    You have to take into account traffic delays, what stores to hit, fuel consumption, restaurants / retail stops along the way... And then also timing certain stores out to beat your competition / get there when the good racks get rolled out. I always find myself rushing to get in 1 more store at the end of the night, and sorting through racks as they are announcing over the loudspeaker that they are closing. Having to leave a store before you've checked everything is depressing, but it just means you have a reason to go back the next day hehe... Love it.

    Edit: In larger cities, you also have to look up sporting events and such.. and avoid those areas during that time... Portland gets completely messed up whenever there's a Timbers game... Such a drag.
     
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  17. mrcmcklwht

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    Nice! Did you ever post the gold buttons? How much did you get/think your gonna get?
     
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    yep. here. just bought a new set up last season and love it. Never Summer board, Burton Cartel Bindings. thing is a beast!

    i am 5'11, size 11.5 boot, ~195 pounds. i bought the Legacy...i THINK in 160 (but not positive right now)

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. hooker4186

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    XPost from thrift fit thred:

    Doing my best Spoo imitation here:
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    Boglioli Dover Jacket (consignment)
    Vintage BB Grenadine (true thrift)
    BBBF OCBD (e-thrift)
    Belt (no vis because retail)
    J Press York Street trousers (e-thrift)
    Vass Budapesters (consignment 10% of retail)
     
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