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post #31 of 153
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Another thing: Why don't more people use old cigarette cases as wallets, card-cases etc? A good silver vintage cigarette case can often be had for far less than $100.

I've wondered about this too. I generally dislike wallets and had pretty much taken to carrying cards and money loose in my pockets until I found a beautiful old nickel and black alligator cigarette case. It's just a little bit larger than credit card size and can easily accomodate a couple of cards (who needs more?), a driver's license, a book of stamps, and some money. The flexible bands keep everything in place when you open the case. It's a great wallet and seems to elicit admiration from all who see it. Many of these cigarette cases are beautiful and durable objects that deserve another shot in this increasingly non-smoking world.
Thanks for posting all this beautiful stuff, Lucky Strike. And thank you, Vintage Gent, for getting the ball rolling with those great jackets.
post #32 of 153
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After Lucky Strike's contributions, everything is anticlimactic, but I press on. Three vintage robes, L-R: Richman Brothers, Sulka, Pendleton.



Signed Teddy Roosevelt portrait.

post #33 of 153
Well, I don't know about that. Did you thrift the Roosevelt picture? And that's a beautiful Sulka dressing gown; I love the piping and the fringed belt. Where did you find it? I'm still kicking myself over passing up a great Sulka dressing gown about 10 years ago. It had the rue Castiglione label and looked to be from perhaps the forties--but they wanted $30 for it (which just shocked my sensibilities at the time).
post #34 of 153
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Originally Posted by pejsek
Well, I don't know about that. Did you thrift the Roosevelt picture? And that's a beautiful Sulka dressing gown; I love the piping and the fringed belt. Where did you find it? I'm still kicking myself over passing up a great Sulka dressing gown about 10 years ago. It had the rue Castiglione label and looked to be from perhaps the forties--but they wanted $30 for it (which just shocked my sensibilities at the time).
Sulka Paris. The Paris branches of whatever firm(Dunhill, Sulka, etc.) all had better products.
post #35 of 153
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Originally Posted by pejsek
Well, I don't know about that. Did you thrift the Roosevelt picture? And that's a beautiful Sulka dressing gown; I love the piping and the fringed belt. Where did you find it?

Photo is a family hairloom. The Sulka dressing gown, however, was a thrift store castoff that I found at the Disabled American Veterans thrift in Houston.
post #36 of 153
I love this thread. Maybe we should have a sticky for collectibles.
post #37 of 153
Yes. I have to compliment several of the posters on this thread. I think there is a real talent to getting ahold of this stuff, and with this quality. This is educational.
Seems like every time I hit the thrift store it's all flea -bitten 70's rejects. You guys were smart enough and discerning enough to spot the diamonds in the rough.
post #38 of 153
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
I love this thread. Maybe we should have a sticky for collectibles.
Yeah, stuff that's not clothing, but is too small/personal for the Home forum. The sort of things you find in the upper floors at Fortnum's.
post #39 of 153
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40s sports jacket (Cosmo Kramer style):



50s letter sweater:

post #40 of 153
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
Here you find them in a somewhat more advanced stage (German as well);
Paul Mathias Padua "Leda und der Schwan", one of Hitler's favourite paintings.


The only way I could lose this election now is to be caught with a live swan or a dead dog.
post #41 of 153
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1950s Three-piece herringbone tweed sack suit, from Brooks Brothers:

post #42 of 153
Great suit, VG, and I really like the Culver sweater.
post #43 of 153
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1970s Brioni peak-lapel, sb suit:



post #44 of 153
I'm curioius to know if "vintage"extends to your house and furnishings as well?
post #45 of 153
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
I'm curioius to know if "vintage"extends to your house and furnishings as well?

Only if you consider "1979" sufficiently vintage for a dwelling. The furnishings are, alas, contemporary.
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