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post #166 of 1163
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Wow, love that combination of the denim jacket on that bad boy! Pair that puppy with some LVC's and a pair of broken in brown boots and you are set, my man!

Thanks for the feedback. That's exactly what I was thinking. I picked up the jacket to flip but it's growing on me. I'll be keeping it now.

Now to find some suitable boots! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #167 of 1163
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Thanks for the feedback. That's exactly what I was thinking. I picked up the jacket to flip but it's growing on me. I'll be keeping it now.

Now to find some suitable boots! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Do you have pics of the tags? What's the maker?

post #168 of 1163
It's only PRL. But it really looks like a vintage work wear inspired piece, something that I would have expected from RRL instead.
post #169 of 1163
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It's only PRL. But it really looks like a vintage work wear inspired piece, something that I would have expected from RRL instead.

 

Was it made in USA? My cousins from overseas were here last week. I took them to a local thrift store. One of them picked up a made in USA PRL windbreaker jacket on instinct alone! It was good quality.

 

It resembleed this one.

 

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=17874386&parentPage=family

post #170 of 1163
Two recent, very cool, finds.

#1 - Unknown era boots, most likely pre-1960s by a long-gone Montreal company called Tyrol Shoe Co. I found some mention of them in the (online) Bata Shoe Museum, which featured a ski boot from 1945 made by this company.
They were beat to hell but two applications of Lexol conditioner did wonders. I am looking forward to spring, when I can wear these.


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#2 A very early, very awesome, 3-roll-2 Polo Ralph Lauren tweed. The union tag dates it to before 1976 so I'm guessing this is sometime shortly after RL expanded beyond just his first few boutiques, when he was offering RTW (or MTM?) to higher end menswear shops. The shop on the badge is still around in my town and has always been aggressive in searching out new lines (e.g. in 1972 they were the first retailer in N. America to bring in Hugo Boss) so I'm thinking this is an example of RL's first steps beyond those first boutiques (Bloomingdale's, Beverly Hills).

PS It has great form: I didn't even have to pin the thing for the full-frontal picture.


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post #171 of 1163
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That Polo is fire.
post #172 of 1163
I know. My size - 38R - and fits to a T, with several inches in the sleeve. But it's going on ebay to finance a travel fund for a trip later this year.

How do you resist not grabbing everything that comes your way in your size? It'd be like working in a bordello and getting a very generous staff discount. :P

Here's another one from the same era. A Crombie Highland tweed made for a now-defunct Canadian department store. Leather patches on the elbows and a throat latch too.

post #173 of 1163
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How do you resist not grabbing everything that comes your way in your size?

Thankfully, I really only get things that fit me maybe 1 out of every 100 items.
post #174 of 1163
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Thankfully, I really only get things that fit me maybe 1 out of every 100 items.
still a lot
post #175 of 1163

I picked this up yesterday at a thrift store.  Looks like both these jackets are from the same person really rich, nice and with no defects.  Looks like its been well maintained.  There are no brand or size tags but it fits me perfectly, so I think its 44R.  The union tag places these jackets somewhere between 1962 to 1976 probably the later years as the tag # is in black color.

 

 

 

 

 

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post #176 of 1163

Likely the oldest Polo Ralph Lauren blazer I have ever run across. Circa 1970

 

 

 

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post #177 of 1163
Brittany, Ltd. a now defunct Ivy/trad shop in Chicago.
Overall, a good store.
post #178 of 1163
All three of these were at some point posted to the Thrift Store Bragging thread as well.

1939 NOS Edwin Clapp Boots w/ receipt. My Dad pulled these out of a box in the closet when I showed him a picture of a pair of Aldens I had just ordered. They were apparently owned by a pair of wealth aunts in Nebraska. No one knows whey they had a pair of unworn men's boots as neither ever married. Too narrow to fit me unfortunately.

Note that the receipt advertises "X-Ray Fitted".

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Banister Alligator Loafers. 60s maybe.
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NOS French Military Winter Issue Pants - I was hoping they were WW1 era, but I took them into Mister Freedom and the owner dated them WW2. The wooden buttons are fun.
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post #179 of 1163
LL

One of my all time favorite finds, shell nettleton's I'm guessing 1960s
post #180 of 1163
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All three of these were at some point posted to the Thrift Store Bragging thread as well.

1939 NOS Edwin Clapp Boots w/ receipt. My Dad pulled these out of a box in the closet when I showed him a picture of a pair of Aldens I had just ordered. They were apparently owned by a pair of wealth aunts in Nebraska. No one knows whey they had a pair of unworn men's boots as neither ever married. Too narrow to fit me unfortunately.

Note that the receipt advertises "X-Ray Fitted".

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The receipt says 1938 actually but in truth - from the look of the heels and that black treatment to the instep and that they are probably kangaroo (hence not dried out like calf that age would be) - I would place them as made in the very late 20s/early30s for manufacture purposes.

They may have already been on the shelf or in a depository when they were purchased.

Isshi might like to chime in here but the whole vibe of those shoes is more 20s than late 30s to me.

What intrigues me to this day is that people in the USA (un)commonly had AA or AAA width feet. People were thinner of course in the Depression with no excess weight but eBay vintage websites to this day are full of unbought AAs and AAAs and B fittings.

Of course why you still have them was (as Jelly Roll Morton) once commented the ideal footwear was a pair of Edwin Clapp boots.

Interestingly on that point a person on eBay not long ago sold a pair of boots from a house damaged in Hurricane Katrina which had been possibly left behind by Jelly Roll Morton - a previous tenant. I am killing myself I did not buy them on a whim.
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