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    Sorry to exhibit my ignorance...but what is thrifting???

    I would do it...if I knew what it was...ha.

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      Originally posted by Josec3 View Post
      Sorry to exhibit my ignorance...but what is thrifting???

      I would do it...if I knew what it was...ha.
      Shopping at thrift shops

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        Originally posted by willsee View Post
        Shopping at thrift shops

        Oh ok. I figured. Where would I find them in NY...? I would take a spin. Probably the cheapest window shopping I could do here.

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          Josec3, my one foray into NYC thrifting was down at a Goodwill in Manhattan. 106 West 25th Street. Mrs. Styles and I found a box of $1 scarves and got hooked up with Armani, Gap, and other favorites that we still use. There's a Buffalo Exchange on the other side of a block which has funkier, one-off styles but is more pricy. Seriously, I'd just Google Goodwill and go for it.

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            Thanks for the tip Furious....I think me and my GF just might...who knows what we'll find.

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              Inspired by acousticfoodie, I'm working on these Florsheim Lexington caps tonight, whilst watching some TV. Got them earlier this afternoon from a local Salvation Army. They were marked $10.99, but today they were 1/2 off. Sweet! Hoping to be able to get those creases out. For < $6, I think they're worth a shot. Eh?

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                For <6 absolutely! Those look good! So I take it you're using saddle soap to clean them.. what will you use to take the creases out?

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                  I visited my local Goodwill for the first time this week. I found one pair of pretty nice Bass leather-soled wingtips, in great condition, but they were a full size too big, unfortunately. I guess I'll keep searching.

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                    The use of saddle soap is a divisive issue:

                    http://www.styleforum.net/t/223571/s...oap-or-no/0_50

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                      That's the way to do it. Search often, know what you're looking for, buy less frequently.

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                        Thrifting is difficult. It's hard to pass on something that is great--except it's the wrong fit, or there's an imperfection, or it's too worn, etc. Walk away 99 percent of the time, grab that perfect fitting, good condition thing the remainder.

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                          This wasnt exactly a thrifting find, but I think it fits best here. I was searching on ebay for some black AE Sanfords. I wasnt 100% sure what size I would need in that shoe and was looking for a good deal. Ended up finding a pair listed (starting price) of $80 with a BIN of $150 that was being sold from about a half hour from where I live. Watched it for the whole auction, and it ended with no bids. Emailed the seller to say I'd be interested in seeing them and buying them for $80 if they fit me. He responded and said it was in his store and I could go check them out. Stopped by and he owns an "upscale" men's consignment shop. They fit great and are essentially unworn! I can tell that they are older and probably just sat in someone's house for years without getting worn. Looks like they were stored without shoe trees, as they have a bit of wrinkling, but for $80 this seemed like the steal of the century.

                          As a side note, I can tell the leather has dried out a bit over time. It's just not as supple as on my new AE's. What's a good option for some leather creme/lotion/polish to rejuvenate these. They are also in need of a good polish.





                          Last edited by drocpsu; February 4, 2013, 10:15 PM.

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                            Dear Dropscu,

                            What a score!

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                              Today's finds:


                              Size 15! Score!


                              32/34 Nudie Selvage. I'm definitely going to get these hemmed.


                              Pretty amazing vintage Norman Hilton. Cashmere. MOP buttons. 39 R

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                                Outstanding Dropscu! Those look near perfect.

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