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The Thrifting Thread

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by ran23, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. ran23
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    I was looking at the discount Tie rack. Nice red paisley. no label, so I checked the rear blade and saw a missing stitch. Further up the blade, 'Burberry' for $2.00
     
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    Trimming out my closet, 3 Jackets and a few dress shirts going to resell. Replacing off the 'bay, Brooks, Nordstrom and Charles Thyrwitt. A nice blue summer weight sport coat, Lord & Taylor, was a nice find for the season. Now if I can just keep my weight constant.
     
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    I just won a Million Dollar Collar set, worth looking it up. Probably going on my Navy gingham shirt, with or without a tie.
     
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    I got a beautiful Navy Gingham shirt by Nordstrom (think, the heavy buttons, $100 range maybe) and the left sleeve is ripped. Seller is nice and offering me any other shirt of his to replace it. How wrong is it, to take a dress shirt and turn it into a short sleeve 'sweater/jacket use' ??
     
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    Works for me. When I was a kid my mother did it with many of my shirts when the elbows wore out... also she did it for some of my Dad's shirts.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    Just tracked it down, not a $$ Nordstrom (I thought all were $85-120 shirts). Will call my Alterations Center today.
     
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    Alterations did a perfect repair to it. I am just picking up a few shirts now and then to replace junk I have. Seems mainly Nordstrom or Brooks these days.
     
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    $3 each
    Seiko auto (scratched acrylic crystal)
    Bulova watch
    Mitsubishi mechanical pencil
    Buck 110 (reprofiled blade)

    sent from your mamma's house
     
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    Picked out a nice grey stripe suit and they offered a free tie. I knew they were more ties in the back room, so they brought out 15. One Navy Pattern tie was my choice. I got it. a Turnbull & Asser $195 tie. worth more than the jacket. keeping it. keeping both. (or flip 2 ties for $350.00)
     
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    trying a couple V-neck Uniqlo Merino sweaters. Jumped on the 'bay and grabbed a Cashmere cardigan by them. great price.
     
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    Cardigan and cedar hangers came in today. happy
     
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    Propper nomex wildland pants for $11 which I recently sold on eBay for $99. . Toy money!

    sent from your mamma's house
     
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    cold mornings
    , picked up a leather jacket, Clairborne black lambskin. Dress casual look, not moto.
     
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    I tried 2 low bids, finally paid for a Yellow Merino Wool V-neck sweater not found in the Uniqlo catalogs anymore.
     
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    Won A&E McGregor brogues in black. Next will be Brown dress casual.
     
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    I was eyeing a lambswool Cable Knit on Uniqlo's site, saw a 100% LL Bean grey sweater and bought it--$11.00