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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. JGLB

    JGLB Member

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    High steam makes some very good equipment,but that steam generator is made to be used with a vacuum or vacuum/up-air board.
    http://www.sewingmachineoutlet.com/hspnd1000ac.htm
    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp06774-0675.html
    I would keep it and look for a used board on Craigslist or Ebay,you probably won't find one in a thrift store.
    Eventually you can get as good as this guy.


    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll keep an eye out for a board. Would it still be useful to use until I got a vacuum board?
     
  2. jobro

    jobro Senior member

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    Are you the same guy who found these at the estate?

    Man. Why couldnt you have given us a chance before ebay! I'd buy some if it was on here but not on ebay. It's too much work.


    +1. Shame on you for going straight to eBay! [​IMG]
     
  3. Simon Radash

    Simon Radash Active Member

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    +1. Shame on you for going straight to eBay! [​IMG]

    Sorry, I can understand your sadness. When ever I think ebay, I think hell. It is just not possible on there especially with all the last minute snippers. It either rocks or sucks.[​IMG]
     
  4. RedRaider

    RedRaider Well-Known Member

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    A good stop after work today: Picked up two identical NWOT Gitman Brothers shirts (one was 16.5/35;one 16/34). They still have the creases in the front. Awesome looking shirts. [​IMG] Three ties: One vintage Pendleton, One Vintage Chaps tie (can anyone confirm year or era??) and a nice, everyday type RLPL tie. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. SpooPoker

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

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    After careful consideration, I listed about half of the neckties I bought in that recent epic haul on eBay, along with quite a few of my own. Started them all at $7.90 (including all the NWT Borrellis and such), shipping is free if you buy more than one. They're all up here.
    Damn dude... wish you had a thread up here first. There are 2 I want. Do you end aucs early for an offer? Theres one in particular I really want.
     
  6. amadar

    amadar Senior member

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    A good stop after work today:

    Picked up two identical NWOT Gitman Brothers shirts (one was 16.5/35;one 16/34). They still have the creases in the front. Awesome looking shirts.

    [​IMG]

    Three ties:

    One vintage Pendleton, One Vintage Chaps tie (can anyone confirm year or era??) and a nice, everyday type RLPL tie.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    Be careful on this forum (not as much in this thread) labeling Polo Ralph Lauren as "RLPL". The correct abbreviation is PRL - RLPL refers to Ralph Lauren Purple Label. [​IMG]
     
  7. Nataku

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    After careful consideration, I listed about half of the neckties I bought in that recent epic haul on eBay, along with quite a few of my own. Started them all at $7.90 (including all the NWT Borrellis and such), shipping is free if you buy more than one. They're all up here.
    I think you'd be safer selling on here than eBay. Especially with the whole tie ordeal I recently dealt with....
     
  8. cptjeff

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  9. RedRaider

    RedRaider Well-Known Member

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    Be careful on this forum (not as much in this thread) labeling Polo Ralph Lauren as "RLPL". The correct abbreviation is PRL - RLPL refers to Ralph Lauren Purple Label. [​IMG]

    Ah yea. Good point. You're correct. It is not Purple Label - didn't mean to mislead.
     
  10. ArsenalDan

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    Burgundy AE Park Avenues, size 10 D, condition as if worse 5 or fewer times (very minimal marking on the sole)...$50.

    Yes, I know it's not super ridiculous, but given the chance to try them on and the condition they are in, a pretty big steal, I think.
     
  11. TheWGP

    TheWGP Senior member

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    Some of you may have noticed I like hangers. [​IMG]
    I've done a couple of hanger trades with folks on here as a result of posts here; it's worked out well.

    I'm still looking for more, though. I actually snagged a few Zegna *jacket* hangers cheap, and I can only use about 2-3 of them - so I have at least two of these to trade. Since I now have "label" hangers to trade, I'm hoping someone might be willing to work something out. I also have an H. Freeman & Son hanger to trade that might be good for a trad.

    I'm looking for any hangers from Canali(suit/jacket)or Zegna(suit) particularly, but I could also use a Southwick suit hanger and I'd always be on the lookout for other top-brand hangers just in case I ever find one of those... hey, I can dream!

    Here's the photo of the Zegna hanger I've got for trade - the others are 100% identical:
    [​IMG]
     
  12. YoungAmerican

    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think you'd be safer selling on here than eBay. Especially with the whole tie ordeal I recently dealt with....

    What was that?
     
  13. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Long story short, buyer bought a tie for $50. Got it, said it was damaged in shipping. I asked him to send photos of the said damage and I'd send him a refund. He got defensive, refused to send photos and just went ahead and filed a claim. He then started to threaten me and other SF members. Left me a neg. while I was trying to work it out with him too. Still no sign of the tie. Ebay/Paypal sided with him (big surprise...) when I'm the one who got cheated out of the merchandise and the money.

    There was a 17+ page thread on the whole thing here but for some reason it was black-holed.
     
  14. k4lnamja

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    I think you'd be safer selling on here than eBay. Especially with the whole tie ordeal I recently dealt with....

    What tie ordeal? please explain!!!!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    After careful consideration, I listed about half of the neckties I bought in that recent epic haul on eBay, along with quite a few of my own. Started them all at $7.90 (including all the NWT Borrellis and such), shipping is free if you buy more than one. They're all up here.

    I HATE square knit ties but I realized that knit ties are typically square! [​IMG]

    Some of your knits and plaids are [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. gdwy89

    gdwy89 Well-Known Member

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    Long story short, buyer bought a tie for $50. Got it, said it was damaged in shipping. I asked him to send photos of the said damage and I'd send him a refund. He got defensive, refused to send photos and just went ahead and filed a claim. He then started to threaten me and other SF members. Left me a neg. while I was trying to work it out with him too. Still no sign of the tie. Ebay/Paypal sided with him (big surprise...) when I'm the one who got cheated out of the merchandise and the money.

    There was a 17+ page thread on the whole thing here but for some reason it was black-holed.


    I was wondering where that thread went. Likely taken down because the thread got a little too personal.

    There are still, however, traces of the thread out there if you know how/where to look:
    http://tinyurl.com/6l73f22
     
  17. BarrelMaker

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    might not be particularly high fashion but i found a real interesting old sears n3-b for a couple bucks a few days ago. it doesnt compare to a real n3-b in function but its very slim fit and has a real fur hood.

    also found a nice goretex in my size on the cheap so im pretty happy!
     
  18. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    What's the width on the C&J's? I'm a 6.5 G.

    Details are here.
     
  19. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Senior member

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    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll keep an eye out for a board. Would it still be useful to use until I got a vacuum board?
    Oh sure,just don't turn the volume of the steam up too high.Normally it would pass right through your garment and be sucked down into the board.With a standard board it has no place to go,it hit's the proverbial brick wall,and if the steam is cranked up it will soak whatever you're working on.A vacuum board is also awesome for spotting,it will suck the solvent(and the stain)right through instead of having to put cheesecloth under it and blotting it over and over.The only reason you'll need to go to the dry cleaner is if you need something completely submerged in perchloroethylene or for specialty pressing.
     
  20. Cheese1

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    I know people don't like to reveal their sources, but if someone could point me in the right direction for the Princeton area I'd be really happy [​IMG] I tried searching and found some references to things but never any names.
     
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