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Aug 4, 2022 - 1:52 PM
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76626 posts since 5/9/2007

All my clothes eventually turn into work clothes.

Makes it tough to put on something decent for gig playing.My lady friends advised me to look over the shirts at our local Salvation Army store so I did this morning and found 3 long sleeve cotton shirts and 1 short sleeve with interesting patterns on them and in seemingly new condition for a total of $17.50 including a bottle of hand soap.

I'll be all set until I get halfway through an oil change on my tractor and discover I'm wearing "one of the good shirts".

Aug 4, 2022 - 2:29:42 PM

2936 posts since 4/5/2006

We (city kids) used to scoff at hillbillies & hippies in bib overalls & little, or nothing, else. However, years of working on hot rods has led me to conclude maybe they were onto to something. Only, for me, it's coveralls & little else. No worries of garage shirts. Not to mention, a lot more comfortable in the heat of summer.  

Aug 4, 2022 - 3:23:54 PM
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chuckv97

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A Sally Ann find - $2


 

Aug 5, 2022 - 5:22:34 AM
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STUD

USA

36204 posts since 3/5/2008

good fer them n good fer you Steve...

That. Is knowen as a good deal...

On keepin good shirts clean...
You n me might be twins.. ;0)

Aug 5, 2022 - 7:37:29 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

16052 posts since 9/27/2007

We had 3 Thrift stores in our little town. The Sally Anne had to shut down because people would dump basically junk off at night. The costs of getting it hauled away put them under! Nice folks,

One shut down over Covid & didn't open back up. We had a nice new library built & the remaining thrift store is moving into the old building right beside the Home Hardware store! I'm at the hardware store at least twice a week so that makes it really handy!

Not so much clothes but I've had some really cool finds in our thrift stores. (The Mrs. might not agree!)

Aug 5, 2022 - 9:42:38 AM
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59400 posts since 12/14/2005

I tell people that just about the only things I buy NEW, are groceries, medications, banjo strings, and underwear.
As a Mere Child, I slept on an Army surplus mattress.


As a groan-up man, I drive a used car, play a secondhand banjo, and am dating a widow.

(She got HER first banjo by buying a set o golf clubs for $5, and trading them for a USED banjo. We get along JUST FINE!)

Matching shirts, from GOODWILL.

Aug 5, 2022 - 10:16:42 AM

csrat

USA

1175 posts since 9/14/2008

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

I tell people that just about the only things I buy NEW, are groceries, medications, banjo strings, and underwear.
As a Mere Child, I slept on an Army surplus mattress.


As a groan-up man, I drive a used car, play a secondhand banjo, and am dating a widow.

(She got HER first banjo by buying a set o golf clubs for $5, and trading them for a USED banjo. We get along JUST FINE!)

Matching shirts, from GOODWILL.


Best picture on the internet!

Thrifting is great! Find lots of useful and unique items. Kids still love it and around these parts you can buy new clothes with the tags on them, donated by folks who just never got around to wearing them.

Aug 5, 2022 - 12:07:11 PM
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MoPac

USA

12639 posts since 6/14/2007

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

I tell people that just about the only things I buy NEW, are groceries, medications, banjo strings, and underwear.
As a Mere Child, I slept on an Army surplus mattress.


As a groan-up man, I drive a used car, play a secondhand banjo, and am dating a widow.

(She got HER first banjo by buying a set o golf clubs for $5, and trading them for a USED banjo. We get along JUST FINE!)

Matching shirts, from GOODWILL.


I remember I repaired a mixing board for you bought at a thrift store / tag sale.  Nice little mixer.

 

Randy

Aug 5, 2022 - 12:30:57 PM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

1685 posts since 8/9/2019

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

I tell people that just about the only things I buy NEW, are groceries, medications, banjo strings, and underwear.
As a Mere Child, I slept on an Army surplus mattress.


As a groan-up man, I drive a used car, play a secondhand banjo, and am dating a widow.

(She got HER first banjo by buying a set o golf clubs for $5, and trading them for a USED banjo. We get along JUST FINE!)

Matching shirts, from GOODWILL.


I wish I could like this post twice!

Aug 5, 2022 - 12:47:48 PM

donc

Canada

7013 posts since 2/9/2010

Locally they are known as the Value Village. When I got to middle age I got a little smarter. My job at the time involved running or fixing telephone cables. It there was a sharp edge somewhere my new shirt would find it within a few hours. I got a few good long sleeve shirts from Value Village until my final visit. As I walked in the door I spotted a young man with his bare upper body trying on the shirts. When I got up close I spotted skin that was covered in hives, sores, or something unwanted. I turned around and left. Shortly after that my company started supplying our work clothes. A few weeks ago the large Value Village store in East Vancouver was leveled by a fire. Unfortunately many people in that neighborhood probably needed the clothing that they could actually afford.

Edited by - donc on 08/05/2022 12:49:23

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Aug 5, 2022 - 1:23:21 PM
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RonR

USA

1979 posts since 11/29/2012

I used to save some money and buy work clothes at the goodwill store. Work clothes are cheap at the Walmart, so I buy new clothing there. The good deals on lumber and building material are still in the dumpsters at construction and clean out sites. I always have a ladder on board to get in those 30 yarders.

Aug 5, 2022 - 1:55:41 PM

Brian T

Canada

19403 posts since 6/5/2008

Cheap clothing is cheap because it's all made with short fiber cloth. That means that it wears and tears very easily. I'm not hard on clothes, most of my stuff should last for years after the elastic has pooched out. Nope. I'm replacing shirts and PJ's that I bought not 3 years ago. This time around, I've bought quality that will outlive me.
We have several church-run thrift stores in the village. It's a fact that many people here are as poor as rats. Anything I have that's still fit to wear or use, I give to those guys. I think it's called "paying it forward."

My sense of balance continues to degenerate. I finally admitted to myself that a 4-wheel "walker" might be a comfortable solution. It is. I made one phone call and the walker was delivered to my house in 15 minutes.

Aug 5, 2022 - 2:24:46 PM
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76626 posts since 5/9/2007

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Originally posted by chuckv97

A Sally Ann find - $2


Check out the bass player's name on your "Weary Traveler" album,Chuck.

Edited by - steve davis on 08/05/2022 14:28:12

Aug 5, 2022 - 4:25:38 PM

59400 posts since 12/14/2005

And after you check out the name, please post it here, because I'm curious.

Aug 5, 2022 - 5:31:55 PM
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chuckv97

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quote:
Originally posted by steve davis
quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

A Sally Ann find - $2


Check out the bass player's name on your "Weary Traveler" album,Chuck.


Stephen Davis,,,, hmm,,  I guess he mostly went by Randy Davis, at least if that's the same guy I remember

Aug 6, 2022 - 11:44:35 AM
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8081 posts since 9/5/2006

my wife is a goodwillaholoic ..... if there is one close by the car auto pilots right into the lot.... but she has found some very cool stuff in there

Aug 6, 2022 - 1:19:31 PM

chuckv97

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quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11

my wife is a goodwillaholoic ..... if there is one close by the car auto pilots right into the lot.... but she has found some very cool stuff in there


Any banjos? left-handed Blue Chip thumb picks?,, Fults tailpieces? ,, 

Aug 6, 2022 - 4:58:26 PM
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8081 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97
quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11

my wife is a goodwillaholoic ..... if there is one close by the car auto pilots right into the lot.... but she has found some very cool stuff in there


Any banjos? left-handed Blue Chip thumb picks?,, Fults tailpieces? ,, 


not that cool....  any of that stuff goes in the vault with my superman comic books

Edited by - 1935tb-11 on 08/06/2022 16:58:55

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