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Seriously. Perfect time to find a red Moncler puffer.


Seems like the stains will come out! Another day another down jacket. +J wool down blazer

 

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@Dukedishin.....amazing finding that many pairs of shell Alden's. I've only found one pair in my entire thrifting career.....but they were shell. Brought a nice $$$ on eBay.
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Seems like the stains will come out! Another day another down jacket. +J wool down blazer


What is that? Never seen anything like that.
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What is that? Never seen anything like that.


I thought it was pretty nice. I don't know if people here usually pick up +J stuff but I like the few pieces I've found.

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Duchamp jacquard floral shirt, and a pair of C & J shoe trees.



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Okay, so I spent a little time online and discovered the Jil Sander + Uniqlo, J+ offerings.  Seems to be a nice collaboration.  But that puffer blazer is certainly an original style that I have not seen before.  I am not yet sure if I like it or not.  I certainly find it interesting to see something new and different.  Really, I guess what I llike least about it is the pockets are not functional to me as a jacket. As a sportscoat I like the look of the pockets for the balance of the jacket and to be used for something other than your hands (I know many disagree with even openign the pockets in the first place.)  On a jacket or coat however, I like for my pockets to be accessible to my hands if I am not wearing gloves for whatever reason.  Unfortunately, this is a problem I have with many jackets and coats that do not have side slit pockets.  Probably the only thing I don't like about most bombers.

Anyway, thanks for sharing that.  One more piece of knowledge that may just come in handy when thrifting someday.

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Nabbed these yesterday with my senior discount..woo hoo! Burberry polo, Southern Tide polo and a Pal Zilery Pull shirt.



Edited by richnet12 - 10/22/15 at 6:44am
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Grenadine?

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Grenadine?

Yes, garza grossa and a great find.

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Yes, garza grossa and a great find.

Sweeeeeet! My first grenadine, totally stoked.
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Sweeeeeet! My first grenadine, totally stoked.

 

That exact tie made me a fan of garza grossa. I thrifted it about three or four months ago and before that would only wear garza fina.

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Posted in another thread also as looking for more info on my recent finds. Scored 2 pairs of McHale Shoes and pair of Florsheim Imperials, non of which have been worn by the looks of them. The top shoes are just too narrow for my feet, but pretty sure I'll be wearing the other 2. :) May need to get rubber heels on before I slip and fall on my arse.

 

I have searched threads here and elsewhere on the McHale's. If anyone has any info on dating these it would be appreciated.

 

First pair of McHale's

 

 

 

 

Pair 2 of McHale's - these things are tanks.

 

 

 

 

Florsheim's - Inoted these don't have the "woodgrain" pattern on the sole like some other vintage Florsheim's I've seen. Maybe they aren't that old.

 

 

 

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^just a quick glance, but I'd say those Florsheims are the good stuff
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I just tend to stay away from machines with good shirts, or even decent quality shirts. Machine washing just adds wear over time slowly... Fuzzes / naps the fabric, causes wear around the seams... Can sometimes pull threads and stitching, and break buttons. Machine drying is way worse, but just machines in general are bad.

I hand-wash all my shirts... J.crew, Norse Projects T's, Zegnas, etc. The only stuff I machine wash is like socks / boxer shorts / Hanes T's / etc. It's more work and time, but the shirts stay in much better shape over the years. There's less wear / shrinkage, and no broken buttons. I hang-dry and then hand-press.

And yes, Dry-Cleaning is terrible for shirts. They rarely take the time to actually "Clean" the shirts, and whatever they do to "Press" the shirts just causes burn marks and shiny-ness. I will never send any shirts to a cleaners. Will always hand-wash and hand-press each of my shirts personally, until I can pay + train someone to do it properly.

Ain't nobody got time for that. I've machine washed and hung dried for years and have never had broken buttons or unusual wear. You may be right about premature wearing but that's gotta be years down the line. I don't expect any of my dress shirts to last that long anyway though.

I've got about 30 shirts in rotation ranging from casual to formal though and I can't imagine washing that many by hand.
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^just a quick glance, but I'd say those Florsheims are the good stuff


Yep... I have a pair of 7.5 D with the 5-nail v-cleat soles that two guys from Japan are locked in a bidding war over. They are not in great shape but they pushed the bidding over $100 in the first few hours of the auction. lol

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