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The members of the Bush family that are relevant.

 

 

There's only one bush that's relevant...

 

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BOOGER!

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Authentic? Looks good to me but LV isn't my area.


 

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Authentic? Looks good to me but LV isn't my area.




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I'm voting fake, Patch looks terrible, fonts jacked up and usually when LV puts a leather patch on the front of something it is blank so it can be monogrammed by the owner of the piece
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I'm voting fake, Patch looks terrible, fonts jacked up and usually when LV puts a leather patch on the front of something it is blank so it can be monogrammed by the owner of the piece


Thanks! Figured it was worth a shot at 0.49

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Thanks! Figured it was worth a shot at 0.49
No problemo, I actually have a legit one from the line that they sold in Nordstrom back in the early 80's
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post
 

I used to go out every day and hit 2-3 stores but now I'm only hitting stores opportunistically. That is, if I have to go by for another reason.

 

We are in an area where there is only one store in a hundred mile radius that sells Kiton. I think 2 stores sell Aldens. Most of the grail brands I had never seen unitl I started shopping out of town in 2012.

 

I think I went 3 months without buying anything until I found a 3 piece BB Lardini suit. There just isn't a ton of accumulated quality items hitting stores. I don't remember buying a tie here since March.

 

We have a group of African guys who hit the stores for shoes. Morning and afternoon. I see one them practically everytime I am out. Then there are about a dozen regular faces combing the menswear. Plus, they staff down the goodwills at 5 and they only have 2 people working, so if they're busy, they don't have time to put anything else out.

 

That said, there are a couple of church thrifts near country clubs that have a ton of transplants. They get some good stuff, but it goes quickly if it makes it to the floor at all. Many of the retirees who work there are from New York and they know a Kiton when they see it and they pull those to sell on-line. 

 

I travel a lot in my job and most of my backlog is from DC area stores. Some from Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, San Jose. No where here is going to match the 7000 items per day that a big Savers in DC is putting out.

 

But you can find really nice things here. If you're doing it full time and hitting 10-15 stores a day, you'll find it. If you're going after work and you find something, its because they just put it out or someone else missed it. Buts its all about timing.

 

Now that I think of it, this isn't so different from other mid-market cities.

 

Thanks for the info jebarne, and thank you for including some bigger city context!

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@Nataku or anyone else learned in the ways of foreign military garb. What do I have here?

First part is a quilted jacket / liner(?). I am not sure if this is a stand-alone piece or a liner.

It's labeled GE SPEKON and has some amazing RIES zippers.

 

 

The second part of the equation is this jacket. It is marked GE GIRARDI and has OPTI zippers.

 

 

 

They don't zip or fasten together. However, when the Spekon is placed within the Gerardi, you get something that could easily brave the Arctic tundra. Any thoughts? Probably available.

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Full suits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NWT USAF flame resistant jacket - Picked this a month ago

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Those Dior deminz icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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@drlivingston

 

Looks like the first is a Liner, and all three are German from '96 by the looks of it. Wish I were more familiar with other NATO country's militaria, but it's been a while.

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Originally Posted by white collar View Post
 

Authentic? Looks good to me but LV isn't my area.

 

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I think I see some back-stitching on that patch (where they stitched back over previous stitching) - if so, dead give-away for being a replica.  LV stitching should be meticulous with no overlap.  But for 49 cents, why not, right?  I bought a fake purse on purpose for $8 just to bring it home and use the "how to spot a fake LV" guide to see what really made it a fake, and feel way more confident now that I'd be able to spot one vs. taking a gamble.  Plus, my sister wanted the one I bought even though I told her it was fake, and other folks do as well (I would not list it on ebay tho).

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Ayo, I just realized I been Busy and I have yet to have a chance to sign up for the gift exchange is it too late too sign up? Im down to exchange with more than one person too. lol.
I slacked on signing up, but I will give good gifts. believe me.
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Ayo, I just realized I been Busy and I have yet to have a chance to sign up for the gift exchange is it too late too sign up? Im down to exchange with more than one person too. lol.
I slacked on signing up, but I will give good gifts. believe me.

 

He said it was too late when the last person asked, sorry man! There's a site-wide gift exchange going on, I believe. 

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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post

I think I see some back-stitching on that patch (where they stitched back over previous stitching) - if so, dead give-away for being a replica.  LV stitching should be meticulous with no overlap.  But for 49 cents, why not, right?  I bought a fake purse on purpose for $8 just to bring it home and use the "how to spot a fake LV" guide to see what really made it a fake, and feel way more confident now that I'd be able to spot one vs. taking a gamble.  Plus, my sister wanted the one I bought even though I told her it was fake, and other folks do as well (I would not list it on ebay tho).
Heres a tip, go into the store and make the SA show you every small leather good. I do this every so often to re-familiarize myself with their products. That way if you come across something more recent or exclusive your not ass out completely. At this point though, my eyes scan a item like a Terminator with the red vision and everything lol. nothing gets past me.
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