Two brag-worthy thrifts in the last two days:
Cross post from the C&J Lauren shell thread. Marlow penny loafers with the warmer, lighter brown shell that distinguishes the older models vs the more recent C&J for RL.
Unworn with a little bit of shop wear. Paid $25.
And a very recent Isaia navy blue sportcoat. Unstructured, working cuffs, etc... Paid $16. Sorry for the crappy photos.
Thanks all for the confirmation. Unfortunately, they are too big. But I have a very good consignor that will put them on eBay for me. PM coming your way. I just happen to be looking for a pair of wingtip Marlows to complement my PTBs!AHS
Just found these at a local thrift store. 99% sure they are shell Marlows but can anyone confirm?
They are brand new, with some shop wear, making it a little hard to tell if they are shell or calf. Also, I almost always wear shell or suede shoes so I'm not the best person to judge new calf!
Thanks, Mdubs!In addition to the brown / cigar strands I picked up a pair of MacNeils, as well, in their #8. Really pleased with both pairs. The AE shell and construction may not be quite as good as the Aldens and C&J Lauren Marlows I've owned... but I really like the way the AEs look. And they seem to be a better fit for my strange, long, narrow feet. AHS