After a several year online and phone friendship with David (we share a mutual interest in Hyderabad, India), I finally ordered my first Sam Hober tie. It's a fantastic tie, and I can't wait to wear it.
^If real, that's a steal on the Barbour.
As a dedicated thrifter, I have also come to realize that the well placed splurge can be just as wise as regular thriftiness. The bright side is that I use my thrifting to pay for the splurges.
Here are a few quick snapshots of the ties I picked up. Below the group shots are some detailed shots of a couple of the ties, particularly the Charvet grenadine. I was also very impressed by the Eddy Monnetti. I was unfamiliar with the label, but it may be the nicest tie I got. [[SPOILER]]
Regarding the quality of thrifting in KC, there is pretty good retail, although I'm not sure who sells Charvet, for example.
I'll try to post some pics tomorrow of the ties. In the meantime I picked up this old signed print of Mont St Michel, framed in Detroit long ago. I'm trying to decipher the artist's name, something like "Bornourzay." Not valuable, I'm sure, but I liked it, only $4.99.
That RLPL should have been mine. I was going through the suits, a guy walks up with a buddy and grabs a suit off the rack about three suits down from me. He says, "Here, this is a Purple Label. It's a $3000 suit." And hands it to his buddy. I hung out while he tried the jacket on hoping he would discard it, but no luck. Had I been 30 seconds (or less) quicker I would have had it. I wanted to tackle the guy.Mainy is thrifting vacuum. I nowhere near touched his quality and...