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1970s Swanndri Mackinaw  Avirex Hi-Speed/Low-Level Flight Jacket  100% Cashmere Chester Barrie Overcoat   [[SPOILER]]  Gieves & Hawkes DB  1970s Samuelsohn Overcoat.   [[SPOILER]] 1970s PRL Tweed   [[SPOILER]] 1963 USAF N3B w/ Fur Hood 1960s Dack's  Glenshane Donegal   
One to add to the list: watchmeshop.   I sell the guy my--yes, this is a shirt that I wore--'90s Hilfiger t-shirt rather than use it as a rag to shine my shoes. I include measurements in the listing, and mention specifically that it fits shorter than a typical XL. The price, including shipping from Canada, was $24.99.   I get two messages this morning. Notice how the buyer states that it "looks" like a child's XL. (At 32 and 185, I'm definitely not a child.) Not that...
 They were okay, but they still needed work. I wish I knew who made them. It takes me about a week to get shoes ready for pictures. Everything I buy is re-shaped in a lasted tree, polished with cream and/or wax and sometimes a clear coat, and then the secret step--drying them in a cedar chest before a final polishing. I think the art in that's a carry-over from one of my other hobbies: oil painting. If I could just thrift old shoes, I'd be happy.
Stuff:   '80s Ainge Tanktop     '60s-ish curling knit     '60s Eaton's wingtips. These aren't Dack's or Hartt, but they are tanks.     Vintage PRL     3-Piece truly bespoke tweed with a nice stripe effect     '60s Viyella blackwatch. Canvassed, vented.     Vintage Banana Republic bomber for me     '80s Loake brogues     Leather flight jacket     Church's Fighting Seal slip-ons     DAKS 100% Cashmere SC     1975 H....
 What size was this guy? Seeing this stuff is killing me--as is probably the case with the other thread guys who have to wear a jacket and tie to work.
 No, and I don't even take my phone into the store with me. If you're thrifting for a living, and you're a guy going through women's clothes and pots and pans and fabric, then I think one's essential. But if you're doing it as a hobby, it's not that hard to figure out quality and tags. Especially if you're only doing menswear.
Field jackets:   1943   1944   1952   1957   1972
1940s Scott-Mchale:   1950s John McHale   1960s The McHale Shoe   1950s Dack's Water Bison Wholecuts   1960s Church's Oxhide
 This is how bad Toronto thrifting's become: you can't even find Dior Monsieur anymore.
590 means 9E. The first number is the width number: i.e, 1=A, 2=B, 3=C, 4=D, 5=E. The next two numbers are the size: 9.0 in your case. An 8.5B would be 285.
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