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The (Un)Official Thrift Buy /Sell / Trade / Want Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jkidd41011, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. costanaconda

    costanaconda Senior member

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    Yea, I believe I got the pleather ones....
     
  3. cdgreg

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    Went to JC Penny's today to try on the boots...

    I'm normally an 11, but a 10.5 was a better fit on both the brown wingtips and the black cap toe. This is consistent with the online reviews that say size down half a size. There is a two day sale today and tomorrow with an extra 15% off if you use SAVEBIG promo code assuming your size is still available online coming out to around $52.99 per pair. I liked the black cap toe more than the brown wingtip, but both would be a reliable beater for the winter for the price.

    I honestly can't remember the last time I've been in a retail store with the exception of Target or a grocery store, the customer service, while physically there, was atrocious. I first asked the shoe department employee to show me where the wing tip and cap toe mens boots were, she didn't know. Once I found them both 4 seconds later (in plain sight) I asked for an 11 in each. She said why do I need 11 in both, they are the same boot in different colors. I then pointed out one is a cap toe, one is a wing tip, and I'm not sure if they're cut differently, she was surprised to see they were indeed different. While trying them on, I was mentioning to my wife how I was glad they had a rubber sole rather than traditional leather sole for a bit of extra grip in the snow. The saleswoman appeared almost offended, and told me I should not wear those in the snow. Next, I was stuck between 11 and 10.5 as the 11 was too loose, but the 10.5 was a bit snug. The saleswoman once again appeared annoyed and scoffed, "well what size are you normally?!?" I held back from explaining my preferred insole measurement ranges from 11.75 to 12" based on whether the shoe is a loafer or more traditional dress shoe with a standard 4.25" preferred width. Last, but not least, I saw a sign that said all $99.99 dress shoes on sale for $52.99. I said oh, that's great, does that include these dress style boots? She informed me that the boots are not considered dress shoes. I asked her to check anyways, low and behold, on sale for $52.99!
     
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  4. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    LOLZ at a clothing snobs schooling a sales rep at JCP...
     
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  5. ReubenR

    ReubenR Senior member

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    I spent brunch at Waffle House in a bathrobe, PJ's, and slippers. I ain't no snob.
     
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  6. dappercanadian

    dappercanadian Senior member

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    If anyone is able to proxy the Deacons in a 10 for me, it would be greatly appreciated! Sold out online, none on eBay, and no JCP up in Canada :(
     
  7. jkidd41011

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    Dalton....FYI you are not missing the hood. Barbour sell them separate. If you list this on the the bay don't want you to ding yourself.
     
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  8. sparrow

    sparrow Senior member

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    This

    Not to derail but it's not nordstroms
    They get paid minimum wage .
    What is a beater to you is an expensive shoe to most people
    Our perception is skewed because we are aficionados
     
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  9. thefastlife

    thefastlife Senior member

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    if you think JCP is bad (it is) don't EVER go to SEARS.
     
  10. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    :rotflmao: This, this is a blucher, and that -- that is a BAL-MORAL, you BAL-MORON!

    Aficionados may be too kind. We might be obsessives. I notice even when I do go into a nicer store, I feel like an idiot asking for things like hem sizes and so on, because they never know what I'm talking about. Such is the danger of the internets.
     
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  11. roquesoon

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    had to
     
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  12. cdgreg

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    I'll do my best to get this back on track since I'm more than partially guilty for the derail:

    XL Pendleton Black Watch Tartan 100% Virgin Wool Shacket. If interested I will take additional photos and provide measurements.

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    Thx cdgreg
     
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    You guys are all making me think I missed something. I went out to a JCP on Saturday. The leather on the boots feels a bit too much like plastic for me to spend money on them.
     
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    Maybe you missed something, maybe we were a bit overgenerous in our praise. You're basically getting a boot 1/4 as good as the Dalton for 1/6 the price. For what it's worth, I don't find mine feels plasticy at all. It feels like full-grab leather, albeit cheap and low-grade full-grain leather with absolutely no water resistance out of the box.
     
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    thinking of grabbing a pair after work. how did you treat it when you first bought?
     
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    Little mid-brown creme because I wanted a darker boot, then a layer of neutral polish after I wore them in a drizzle and came home with wet socks.
     
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    Anyone have a pair of black florsheim imperial (or similarly-lasted brand) LWB in a 10C? Loaned mine to my dad when he forgot to pack a pair of dress shoes and now he's making noises like I might not get them back. Hopefully I can forstall that with a pair of his own.
     
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    I'm looking for more pants in a 33/34 waist and a 30 inseam. Need a lot of basics including flannels for the winter. Particularly some mid gray flannels.

    Also looking for some boots. I like the AE Daltons and would like to find something like them in a 9 or 9.5D.
     
  20. costanaconda

    costanaconda Senior member

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    I just purchased this Bagnoli sport coat from another member here (It was on this thread earlier in the week -- I had nothing to trade that he wanted so I traded for cash). Unfortunately it is a bit too small in the shoulders and a bit too short for me. The condition is the same that I purchased it - NWOT, working buttons on sleeves not yet punched.

    This is the nicest garment that has ever entered my house by far. Softest fabric I have ever felt, and nicest buttons I have ever seen.

    Fits like a 38 R (or S depending on how short you like your jacket and how tall you are) please see my measurements.

    Chest (pit to pit): 20"
    Shoulder (seam to seam along the back): 17.5"
    Sleeves: 24.5"
    Waist: 18.5"
    Length (from bottom of collar to bottom of jacket): 28.25"
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