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Agreed. This thing is approved as carry-on luggage, right?
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Make an offer on this nice vintage Hartmann trunk:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-HARTMAN-STEAMER-TRUNK-NICE-CONDITION-/270856668761

so bad-ass. would love to take this on my business trips. wonder if Southwest would qualify this as "free" luggage
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Putthison.com came through with another plug that ended with yet another sale. Mr. Young American, I salute you
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Make an offer on this nice vintage Hartmann trunk:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-HARTMAN-STEAMER-TRUNK-NICE-CONDITION-/270856668761

Really is excellent, so impractical, but excellent!
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Cole-Haan benchmade English cap toe. Size 10.5 B. BIN of $69.99. Look to be in very good shape. I believe the consensus was that these were made by Cheaney, but apparently others made for C-H over the years, including C&J and Grenson. Either way, a prettty good deal on a staple shoe.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130618704845&ssPageName=ADME:X:DED:US:1123
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Cole-Haan benchmade English cap toe. Size 10.5 B. BIN of $69.99. Look to be in very good shape. I believe the consensus was that these were made by Cheaney, but apparently others made for C-H over the years, including C&J and Grenson. Either way, a prettty good deal on a staple shoe.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130618704845&ssPageName=ADME:X:DED:US:1123

Those are unmistakably Cheaney.
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What kind of "TLC" is required to make this a quality piece once again?

Never underestimate SFers desire and willingness to pay a lot of money for used, ugly shit.
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What kind of "TLC" is required to make this a quality piece once again?

Never underestimate SFers desire and willingness to pay a lot of money for used, ugly shit.

Where can I buy a new one? Same quality, size, etc.
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Where can I buy a new one? Same quality, size, etc.

Are you asking seriously, or are you trying to make a point that it's a vintage item?
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Never underestimate SFers desire and willingness to pay a lot of money for used, ugly shit.


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Are you asking seriously, or are you trying to make a point that it's a vintage item?

SFers, for whatever reason, will pay large sums of money for used, beat up stuff, with the idea that either "hey it already has a patina" or "hey, with just a little TLC it will become a quality item again" or other absurd reasons. Look at how many people will buy used shoes, and not like once or twice used, like solidly creased, with the soles shaped to someone else's foot.
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

I am DYING to know what is going to happen to his wardrobe. I would do anything to have the chance to sell it...

cross post from the north Korean dictator guy thread.

 

I am sure there are plenty of SF customers awaiting your haul. I'll take one of those gray shirts.

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Are you asking seriously, or are you trying to make a point that it's a vintage item?

this. i want it because a) it is old and built like a tank b) I cant get it anywhere else

ed, you suck at the MC shit, CEsspool suits you very well. Your comments aim to belittle but you have no cred.
Edited by NAMOR - 12/19/11 at 12:35pm
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this. i want it because a) it is old and built like a tank b) I cant get it anywhere else c) its cool d) I like to blow cash

You KNOW I'm a Vintage Guy! Having worked with Vintage shoes (and other items) in all levels of dis-repair, I have seen that there is a clear "point of no return" for such items. For leather shoes it is 1) tears & cracks & 2) excessive dryness/ cracking.

For lighters (which I used to collect a bit) it's the ability to work the materials. I'm sure that one could be made to function just fine. The casing, however, requires artisan-level metalwork to repair properly. For the most part, the factory the lighter comes from isn't equipped to refurbish/ repair an "artisan-worked" casing. I learned this thru ST Dupont & their Chinese Laqueur lighters. They are unable to repair cracks or fill missing chunks. The case on that lighter was, at one time, quite beautiful. Now, it would take a real expert to "bring it back" properly.

HOWEVER, I cannot argue that it doesn't have a lot of character & is still a piece of art. If you like it, go for it.
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