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Denim dudes: what's the best way to get stains out of raw denim without discoloring? I picked up a pair of Gustins that are nice, aside from a couple of stains that look just to be dirt/mud.

The colder the water the lesser the chances of indigo transfer, heating up the dye and causing friction loosens the cotton fibers thus lets surface dye bleed. A paper towel and cold water and you blot it, you can add a little twist to it when blotting to create a little friction to help remove whatever is on your jeans, but if you start to see dye transfer stop. You could also spot clean with a stain remover and then soak them using a method, that through trial and error, I have pretty much perfected. I'm fairly positive Gustins are Sanforized so soaking them will essentially have no effect, especially the way i do it. No indigo loss and your pants will be clean, you will lose some starch though if they are still super raw at the moment. PM me if you're interested and want details as to how exactly to do this. 

post #21857 of 60104
I think these are fake for three reasons just by the pictures you posted they may be cleared up with better photos. One -the little tab looking things at the top of the heel cup are a odd and a definite fake if there is any sort of tab up there it should be smooth all around the rim. Two- the seam on the side facing the outside should most likely be made of one piece of leather not stiched together. Three the " made in italy" on the sole doesn't look like it has enough space between the words. OK and four- the stiching on the inside looks clean and neat but to big of a stitch Louboutin's stiching is very small.
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Alright guys, these are a little outside of my comfort zone, but thats how you grow right? 
If anyone can give me some more information about the model names or anything, especially the Louboutin's I would appreciate it.
Paid up for each, so hopefully they're legit, they looked good to my relatively untrained eye, nice stitching etc.

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post #21858 of 60104

Didn't even notice the inside leather construction....the man has a point...I hope you kept that receipt, those are fakes.

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A few months ago I found one of Les Wexner's Caraceni jackets.

 

 

No pants were ever found, but sold for about $300 so I was happy with it.

 

A few weeks later I made this post:

 

 

Nobody answered, me but that probably worked out for the best. Last week I checked ebay, and I found that jacket, being sold from my city, listed as Caraceni. So I send the guy a message and we do some chatting. Turns out he's been looking for Wexner's stuff for year and he's found a good bit of it. He's noticed recently that whenever he finds it, the tags are almost always ripped out, and everything is orphaned. He told me he's found Caraceni, Rubinacci, and Anderson & Sheppard for him around here. And I said, Rubinacci? I thought that might also be his. I found this orphan last week:

 

 

 

 

 

The one thing I found very interesting was that this jacket, and the Caraceni appear to be made out of the exact same fabric.

 

    

 

Which would make a lot of sense I think, that someone as rich as him would stockpile fabric he likes and take it to whichever tailor he feels like at the time. 

 

So then my new ebay friend shot back and said, "dude, I have the pants to that jacket, gimme a call." So I called him and we talked for a good hour about all the patterns and everything he's noticed about where and when he finds this stuff. He tells me that there's this one store about an hour south that he's never been to that he's 95% sure something has to be at. I told him I didn't have anything to do on Wednesday, and I lived a bit closer anyway, so I figured I'd check it out. He's got three orphaned jackets listed currently so I figured if I found something there, it would be a pair of pants. 

 

Got there pretty early. It was half off day too so it was pretty busy. Decided to look at everything else first so if I was disappointed at least I would have something to make the trip worth it. A Charvet tie and some Ferragamo horsebit loafers did the trick. No jackets. On to the pants. He had sent me pictures of the linings I was supposed to look for to help me out. I swear I was just about finished looking at everything, when lo and behold, I spied a familiar name on a button.

 

 

Check his listings real quick, and it's a perfect match. So we met up today and made the trade. Real cool guy. Brought a suitcase full of different high end makers to show me the differences in construction in super high end suits. He was actually working on altering the Rubinacci pants, so we traded jackets instead of pants. Totally fine by me. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worth the trip I think.

 

Edit: Extra weird part of this story in the spoiler.

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Here is an old photo of Ferdinando Caraceni, who is sort of, kind of, not really related to the other Caraceni's, but he made some sweet suits too. Anyway, the guy was literally wearing that suit when I met him. Like that exact suit that in the picture below, that Ferdinando made for himself. He told me there was a picture of it online and I just found it. Bizarre. 

 

 

 

One helluva story! But you've met Ferdinando Caraceni? Brodeetz!

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Denim dudes: what's the best way to get stains out of raw denim without discoloring? I picked up a pair of Gustins that are nice, aside from a couple of stains that look just to be dirt/mud.

Damp towel, dab, dab, dab. Try avoid rubbing too hard. If did that, it's ok. Or if it's caked on there, you can use your finger nails to scratch them off. Works for me. All in all, wear it proud! Denim is suppose to be worn though tuff situations so you'll have the fade marks and stains to tell stories of. 

 

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This doesn't fit but seems like a shame to leave it. Can't find a content tag but I'd wager 100% cashmere and it's a mid waist coat. Size 52 Do I buy?

 

I would use my 30% off coupon to kop this.

 

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Everything avail unless otherwise stated.

 

Was posting from my phone here is a brief rundown:

 

1x Recent Southwick Suit- 42r ~33x32

1x Iro Denim with white leather trim western shirt; yes I know it's wimminz, but w/e NA

1x Diesel Black Gold shirt szM

1x Vintage Pointer brand Tree camo chore coat szXL

1x vtg Reyn spooner for me

This fun little bit

 

Deadstock Monaco Grand Prix polo in my size. Very NA

 

Other stuff:

Nice Collective T

Allsaints T

vintage Snap-on T

3 or 4 chive Ts

2x current Oxxford FF trou in ~46-48w

1x Current Brioni trou in the same size

Ladies Frye belt

Eton shirt

current ez shirt

Skeet number 1

Probably more shit Im forgetting, but most of it's still in the car

 

I spent 3.5hrs scouring that store, and once I rung out and was texting a local homie he kept harping on me to hit this other store that was close by.

 

Also Skeet no 2

That's legit construction. My size?! 

post #21860 of 60104
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Hermes sneakers look good

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What.

Those are real?


But...why?
post #21861 of 60104
Both thrifted and thrift-funded my first car, a 2007 BMW 328i, Manual Transmission, 120k miles, no previous accidents. Loving having my very own car, and quite happy that I was able to thrift-fund a BMW at 17 years old. I couldn't have gotten here without the things I've learned from you guys in this thread.



post #21862 of 60104

Ur 17?!

Jesus I feel old.

post #21863 of 60104

But this makes me feel younger.

Mint and awesome.

 

 

 

 

 

post #21864 of 60104

Well done. you make at least one of us who had our shit together early...

 

 

Congrats on the whip. :thumbs-up:

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Both thrifted and thrift-funded my first car, a 2007 BMW 328i, Manual Transmission, 120k miles, no previous accidents. Loving having my very own car, and quite happy that I was able to thrift-fund a BMW at 17 years old. I couldn't have gotten here without the things I've learned from you guys in this thread.
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this gives me a happy.
post #21866 of 60104
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Originally Posted by TMAdidas View Post

Both thrifted and thrift-funded my first car, a 2007 BMW 328i, Manual Transmission, 120k miles, no previous accidents. Loving having my very own car, and quite happy that I was able to thrift-fund a BMW at 17 years old. I couldn't have gotten here without the things I've learned from you guys in this thread.

That's a baller first car, congrats!

post #21867 of 60104

Alright, spent a little more time with them. Definitely fake, which is fine, since even though I paid up a bit, it wasn't so much I won't be able to get out of them.

 

Anyway here are some detail pictures that helped me come around to @the2ndhandman's and @Jompso's position, hopefully it helps other people.

 

1st: The loop in the L in Louboutin should almost close, this one doesn't.

 

2nd, they should be a single piece of patent leather, these aren't.

 

3rd, the little tab on the back. While apparently they are on some models, they aren't on this particular one.

 

 

4th, the leather insole is glued down.

 

 

5th, Because the outer is made of multiple pieces the silhouette/sole is all fucked up and lumpy.

post #21868 of 60104
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Count down to a Spoo pm in 3...2....1.....

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Congrats on the car and damn Frenchy that is nice

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Yesterday I hit my best honey holes back home. More on that later....

 

I was all finished but decided to hit a consignment shop, that I usually skip because the only have women's clothing. They also have furniture so I went in to look for a small table. 

 

As I was checking out the furniture I spotted this one from 20 feet way hanging in with the other coats. 

 

It was buttoned wrong and had been seen as a womens coat, priced, hung, overlooked, discounted and discounted and then was on sale for Black Friday. 

 

Union Made, Dated 1969

Black Wool and Silver Persian Lamb, Local shop.

 


 

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