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Originally Posted by Chotii View Post

I finally found Shell Cordovan.  Brooks Brothers Penny Loafers, #8 black 06602, size 9.5D -  Available. I think they need a little care from someone with the know-how, but don't need to be re-soled.

Great find chotii. Fyi, #8 is a color so it is either #8 or black. Also fyi, we have a shell specialist on ST. I won't say his name but it starts with a W and ends with an S.
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post

 

 I found more stuff in a closet today that I had forgotten about. AAAAARRRGGHHHH!

 

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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post

 

Heh...I've got a mystery closet that I haven't look in, in over a year. Packed with who knows what.

 

Anyone else keep an extensive spreadsheet of all their stuff? I get pretty obsessive about it. Nothing gets put away until its recorded, whether its for selling or for keeps.

 

Each category has a tab—outerwear, knitwear, shirts, pants, shoes, suits, sportcoats, ties, accessories, objects.

 

Each tab has columns for maker, measurements, design details, notes, status (keep/sell/archive/etc.), age, place acquired, and a few others.

 

I also have a system for flagging favorites items, vintage items, items that need alterations, and stuff I'm on the fence about keeping.

 

The nerdiest part is the genre/subculture/archetype tagging, which lets me filter by descriptions, from broad stuff like "Heritage" down to the ultra-specific "Hippie/Counterculture 60s/70s" (which my girlfriend saw and laughed at me for). Other "tags" are stuff like

 

Tailored - Minimalist   

Militaria - Heritage    

Workwear - Heritage    

Outdoor/Sportswear - Heritage  

Techwear    

Streetwear    

Tailored - Ivy    

Tailored - Italian     

Formalwear   

Preppy    

Americana  

Surf

80s

etc.

 

It gets me thinking about all the different contexts I can wear a thing in. It also gets me thinking about possibilities when I'm out hunting for stuff ("oh I have a  small collection of rockabilly adjacent stuff, maybe I'll keep an eye out for a few more things in that genre")


Edited by ChetB - 10/21/15 at 7:41pm
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Thread Starter 
hey chet, come over to my office and ill let you sort out your nerdiest fantasies.
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yes please :)

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Chet, I'm with you. Not quite at your level but EVERYTHING goes into my spreadsheets. Organized by keepers or selling, and then by category.

Helps keep me organized since I have very little space for this "hobby". It also helps me keep my spending in check when I can look at how much I've spent on clothes in the past year.
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When I first started thrifting I picked up a Gucci tie that I failed to notice had labels in primarily Korean.  Recently I went back to the same store, and it gave up these two.  Far as I can tell, the labels check out. Completed listings look hit or miss, so I guess it's some kind of diffusion line?  

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

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^ It's not the Gucci you're looking for. Started by some relative, I think, but the brand has no other relationship to Gucci.

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Thread Starter 
how i file my thrifts

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Paolo Gucci was part of the Gucci family and had some sort of falling out and made his own line of ties. Not necessarily the Gucci you're looking for. Read "The House of Gucci" for the poop. My ex-gf recently went thru a similar experience with her family name and the courts ruled against her, i.e. she could not use her last name to sell her line of luxury handbags.
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Originally Posted by dukedishin View Post

Fueco & Nataku, is this what I'm looking for? Left because of stains but first time seeing this label.





Yep. Probably late 70's or early 80's. Would be cooler if those colors were reversed but still a great piece.
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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post


Anyone else keep an extensive spreadsheet of all their stuff? I get pretty obsessive about it. Nothing gets put away until its recorded, whether its for selling or for keeps.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Each category has a tab—outerwear, knitwear, shirts, pants, shoes, suits, sportcoats, ties, accessories, objects.

Each tab has columns for maker, measurements, design details, notes, status (keep/sell/archive/etc.), age, place acquired, and a few others.

I also have a system for flagging favorites items, vintage items, items that need alterations, and stuff I'm on the fence about keeping.

The nerdiest part is the genre/subculture tagging, which lets me filter by descriptions, from broad stuff like "Heritage" down to the ultra-specific "Hippie/Counterculture 60s/70s" (which my girlfriend saw and laughed at me for). Other "tags" are stuff like

Tailored - Minimalist   
Militaria - Heritage    
Workwear - Heritage    
Outdoor/Sportswear - Heritage  
Techwear    
Streetwear    
Tailored - Ivy    
Tailored - Italian     
Formalwear   
Preppy    
Americana  
Surf
80s
etc.

It gets me thinking about all the different contexts I can wear a thing in. It also gets me thinking about possibilities when I'm out hunting for stuff ("oh I have a  small collection of rockabilly adjacent stuff, maybe I'll keep an eye out for a few more things in that genre")

Nothing to that extent, but I do keep a folder with detailed (most are eBay photos) of my "trophy finds".
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post

Paolo Gucci was part of the Gucci family and had some sort of falling out and made his own line of ties. Not necessarily the Gucci you're looking for. Read "The House of Gucci" for the poop. My ex-gf recently went thru a similar experience with her family name and the courts ruled against her, i.e. she could not use her last name to sell her line of luxury handbags.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post
 

^ It's not the Gucci you're looking for. Started by some relative, I think, but the brand has no other relationship to Gucci.

 

 

Figures.  Thanks for the knowledge guys.  Chalk one up to experience.  Time to do some reading.

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Originally Posted by Sleeves345 View Post

 

Time to do some reading.

 

Heh - this is the first thing I came across - brief but lurid synopsis:  link.

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


Yep. Probably late 70's or early 80's. Would be cooler if those colors were reversed but still a great piece.

 

Thanks! The knowledge in this thread is really incredible.

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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post

Paolo Gucci was part of the Gucci family and had some sort of falling out and made his own line of ties. Not necessarily the Gucci you're looking for. Read "The House of Gucci" for the poop. My ex-gf recently went thru a similar experience with her family name and the courts ruled against her, i.e. she could not use her last name to sell her line of luxury handbags.
My wife got me that book for my birthday last year smile.gif great read
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Originally Posted by Sleeves345 View Post
 

 

 

 

 

Figures.  Thanks for the knowledge guys.  Chalk one up to experience.  Time to do some reading.

 

I suspect this happens to a LOT of us. I had that exact same ZING! of excitement the first time I brought home a 'Gucci' of the Paolo variety. :/ What a let-down.

 

That said, I've seen some truly hideous 'real' Gucci ties, and some appealing Paolo Gucci. Shrug?

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