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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. csoukoulis

    csoukoulis Senior member

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    Maybe you should read rather than write.
    Maybe you should do the same. There is a difference between a store trying to sell a torn shirt with a gigantic stain on it for 7.99, and having most of their inventory balled up on the floor and a store that is somewhat picky with what they will offer for sale, and actually fucking clean the place once in a while. That's all I'm trying to get at. I'm not being a brand snob, just tired of looking at ripped and stained shit, having kids run into me, hearing nothing but Spanish, and half the inventory on the floor in piles. [​IMG]
     


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    I dont check this thread often, but whenever I do, its usually so angry. [​IMG]
     


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    ^^ I'm a regular here and it has it's ups and downs. More downs as of late, though. Makes me kinda sad, as this thread is where most of my time is spent here on SF. Wish we could go back to how it used to be.
    I'm not being a brand snob, just tired of looking at ripped and stained shit, having kids run into me, hearing nothing but Spanish, and half the inventory on the floor in piles. [​IMG]
    Then you're not looking for a thrift store, you're looking for a consignment shop or second hand boutique. Almost every thrift store I've been to had at least 2 of the 4 things you've described.
     


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    Maybe you should do the same. There is a difference between a store trying to sell a torn shirt with a gigantic stain on it for 7.99, and having most of their inventory balled up on the floor and a store that is somewhat picky with what they will offer for sale, and actually fucking clean the place once in a while. That's all I'm trying to get at. I'm not being a brand snob, just tired of looking at ripped and stained shit, having kids run into me, hearing nothing but Spanish, and half the inventory on the floor in piles. [​IMG]

    Like my math professor says, the only way you can find out is to go check it out yourself. No need to be a douche.
     


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    ^^

    I'm a regular here and it has it's ups and downs. More downs as of late, though. Makes me kinda sad, as this thread is where most of my time is spent here on SF. Wish we could go back to how it used to be.





    Then you're not looking for a thrift store, you're looking for a consignment shop or second hand boutique. Almost every thrift store I've been to had at least 2 of the 4 things you've described.


    Yes, that is true and it isn't. I have been to several clean well kept thrift stores with quality (not torn and stained) items. Sorry for being dickish (is that even a word? lol), but to call someone out for no reason and for something you know NOTHING about is very petty and pretty ridiculous. If someone doesn't have something worthwhile to contribute to a post or thread, it is probably best to just not contribute anything IMO.

    Like my math professor says, the only way you can find out is to go check it out yourself. No need to be a douche.

    i have done a lot of looking myself, just figured if someone knew of a good spot they might share. I don't know how defending yourself is being a douche lol.
     


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    ^^

    I'm a regular here and it has it's ups and downs. More downs as of late, though. Makes me kinda sad, as this thread is where most of my time is spent here on SF. Wish we could go back to how it used to be.





    Then you're not looking for a thrift store, you're looking for a consignment shop or second hand boutique. Almost every thrift store I've been to had at least 2 of the 4 things you've described.


    Nat,

    what do you mean by "wish we could go back to how it used to be"?

    Was it that different before the market crash?
     


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    folks, folks, folks...can't we all get along.

    I thrifted briefly in the DFW area until I moved to Cali. It's full of plenty of thrift stores, especially on the FW side of things. Check out stuff in the mid cities or even close by. I've thrifted in Plano too, not bad at all. You really just have to find the stores that are stronger than others and keep going back to them. You'll end up finding some good stuff.

    Part of thrifting is find the 'best' stores and it's part of the fun of all of it. I can't remember the exact names of any stores in DFW, but there are a ton and you should spend a Sunday scoping them out and going on a little adventure. Good Luck.
     


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    folks, folks, folks...can't we all get along.

    I thrifted briefly in the DFW area until I moved to Cali. It's full of plenty of thrift stores, especially on the FW side of things. Check out stuff in the mid cities or even close by. I've thrifted in Plano too, not bad at all. You really just have to find the stores that are stronger than others and keep going back to them. You'll end up finding some good stuff.

    Part of thrifting is find the 'best' stores and it's part of the fun of all of it. I can't remember the exact names of any stores in DFW, but there are a ton and you should spend a Sunday scoping them out and going on a little adventure. Good Luck.


    I live in Frisco so i have found some cool places in plano, mckinney, carrollton etc...went to hurst and euless today and didnt find a single thing lol..... BUT i did stop by a stereo shop and spend 400 bucks on some jl audio w3's [​IMG]. Where in California did you move? I moved here from San Jose almost 4 years ago.
     


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    Nat, what do you mean by "wish we could go back to how it used to be"? Was it that different before the market crash?
    Well, actually I take that back. There used to be very little negativity in this thread. Then again, all it consisted of is us posting our finds and nothing more. I think it's safe to say we have a little community within a community here in the thrifting thread. It's grown over the past few years and now we actually have discussions and even share our off-topic interests. With the good comes the bad. I like that we're a little closer-knit community than before, but when we share and post more, there is more that is said that someone may or may not agree with.
    Yes, that is true and it isn't. I have been to several clean well kept thrift stores with quality (not torn and stained) items. Sorry for being dickish (is that even a word? lol), but to call someone out for no reason and for something you know NOTHING about is very petty and pretty ridiculous. If someone doesn't have something worthwhile to contribute to a post or thread, it is probably best to just not contribute anything IMO.
    It's generally an unwritten rule here that you just don't ask people "where are the hot spots". No offense, but you're probably not going to get any answers anyway. You didn't know that, so don't worry about it. Just move on. Let's get back to sharing finds. That is all.
     


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    i have done a lot of looking myself, just figured if someone knew of a good spot they might share. I don't know how defending yourself is being a douche lol.

    You have to see it in a different perspective, your asking for the shortcut, when everyone else has used their own time to go find it themselves. It's essentially cheating in the thrifting game. I've gone to stores everyday and came out with nothing for weeks, but when I find something it's that much more rewarding.
     


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    I'll admit, I've asked others where they thrifted at in the beginning not knowing the unwritten rule. All said to try it out and "search", which I did. I now have my favorite spots.

    I still ask members via a pm if they can give insight in return for my "info". Some have let me know, some havent.

    I will say this though. I will not ever give my spots out to people 1. I dont know and 2. flippers. Honestly, I think the only person I would give "info" to without anything in return would be Nantaku b/c he's helped me a lot.

    As someone said, google it. You win some and you lose some.

    Cheers
     


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    Looks like I missed some drama. Thrift stores are thrift stores for a reason. They're not for everyone. Some people just find them too icky. If you want good deals without thrifting there are outlets, ebay and B&S.

    Sometimes it's just thrifting burnout. Take a little time off, hit it again in a couple of weeks or a month.
     


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    It's generally an unwritten rule here that you just don't ask people "where are the hot spots". No offense, but you're probably not going to get any answers anyway. You didn't know that, so don't worry about it. Just move on. Let's get back to sharing finds.

    That is all.


    Sounds good to me

    You have to see it in a different perspective, your asking for the shortcut, when everyone else has used their own time to go find it themselves. It's essentially cheating in the thrifting game. I've gone to stores everyday and came out with nothing for weeks, but when I find something it's that much more rewarding.

    Well you learn something new every day i guess LOL

    I'll admit, I've asked others where they thrifted at in the beginning not knowing the unwritten rule. All said to try it out and "search", which I did. I now have my favorite spots.

    I still ask members via a pm if they can give insight in return for my "info". Some have let me know, some havent.

    I will say this though. I will not ever give my spots out to people 1. I dont know and 2. flippers. Honestly, I think the only person I would give "info" to without anything in return would be Nantaku b/c he's helped me a lot.

    As someone said, google it. You win some and you lose some.

    Cheers


    it is definitely rewarding when you find a cool spot. Sorry for cheating LOL
     


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    Looks like I missed some drama. Thrift stores are thrift stores for a reason. They're not for everyone. Some people just find them too icky. If you want good deals without thrifting there are outlets, ebay and B&S.

    Sometimes it's just thrifting burnout. Take a little time off, hit it again in a couple of weeks or a month.


    Yea i think i just do it too much trying to one up the last cool thing i found lol. Maybe instead of thrfting i should actually get some studying done so i can get my damn insurance license [​IMG]
     


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    I always leave Botany 500 on the rack.

    Recent Botany 500 is meh, but the older stuff with the label "Botany 500 tailored by Daroff" was well made and very popular in the postwar years. The golden period was from the late 40s or early 50s until the late 60s or early 70s. You can see some ads here from their Ivy League period.

    Still stands as quality vintage wear.
     


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