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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


This is something I have a hard time understanding from sports to corporations: what the hell makes the next entity think they will fare better when they hire someone who failed miserably at their last job at the helm, and why pay them a crap ton for the privilege of screwing things up? Completely apart from seeing the pattern with sports managers, I saw it with a particular CEO and was baffled and horrified. And everyone around him was like mesmerized. He was useless. And drove the company into the ground. Then went on to do it again somewhere else.

JC Penny CEO? As far as sports or corporations are concerned, there are certain attributes that some people possess and some don't. These attributes may be deemed necessary in order to get things back on the right track. A Baseball manager who is good at developing young talent however was fired from his previous job because he couldn't handle the egos of the stars. A GM who is good at building a farm system however can't put together deals at the trade deadline or makes horrible contracts for veterans. Some people know how to brand, they know how to change the face of the brand, and they know how to do this in a beneficial and profitable way. These people are hired when they are not needed at previous jobs. It's the specific attributes individuals possess that makes them fail somewhere but succeed elsewhere. 

 

Edit: The issue lies more in the circumstances when the problem is wrongly diagnosed, the incorrect person is hired who failed previously, thinking they'd be a good fit, however they misjudged terribly. This is what happened with JC Penny. Totally ruined that company.

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Originally Posted by richnet12 View Post

Jompso..cant believe you only started thrifting in 2014. Guess you got into in a big way after that experience.

First time in a thrift in my life. I find an Aquacashmere, I was fucking floored, it was 12 dollars, nothing made any sense to me. I said fuck it I'm buying this and i'll just toss it up for a 7 day auction and make some money. Made some money. Went back to a thrift about a week later and did well. Then a few days after that and did well again. Then I slowly began to realize that I may have stumbled upon something... You should have seen my first two post on this thread, they were hilarious. They were simply posts of stuff that I thought were just average finds that everyone came across.....soon found out, not the case at all...my honeyhole at the time was paying out like crazy, I had no clue...

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Originally Posted by Tom Pepper View Post
 

Is this Burberry tie real or fake?  

 

 

Thanks

Very real and it looks like their Drakes tag. Does it have Handmade in England written on the back of the big blade? Cuz this could be by Drakes for Burberry London

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

This is something I have a hard time understanding from sports to corporations: what the hell makes the next entity think they will fare better when they hire someone who failed miserably at their last job at the helm, and why pay them a crap ton for the privilege of screwing things up? Completely apart from seeing the pattern with sports managers, I saw it with a particular CEO and was baffled and horrified. And everyone around him was like mesmerized. He was useless. And drove the company into the ground. Then went on to do it again somewhere else.

George W. Bush?
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I've had very little time to get out lately, but hit a shop the other day. Not a grail exactly, but these fit me well and I was looking for a pair of 501-ish jeans. The construction and detail on these are great -- I believe they're from the early 2000s. Made in Italy, thick, hairy red line selvedge, hidden rivets on the back pockets, etc. never thought I'd be this excited about Gap jeans 😐

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Thread Starter 
One estate sale, one thrift. Only like 5 pieces of the below came from the thrift though. Everything except for one of the furs and the LV bag was $3.99 or less. Both the furs, both the gloves, and the LV bag are NA. was a pretty sick day. I walked in the house and saw a Burberry jacket and said meh. Then I saw the guys tie rack, literally looked at 5 ties and shoved the whole thing in my bag. I didn't know what I bought until I got home. Thrift roulette lol8[1].gif every single polo suit and jacket is Corneliani.















































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Sorry about this, but another question for @Nataku  Found this this morning. It's dated 1955. There's a broken button but it's otherwise in really nice shape. Is it a thing? Did not purchase it.

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

One estate sale, one thrift. Only like 5 pieces of the below came from the thrift though. Everything except for one of the furs and the LV bag was $3.99 or less. Both the furs, both the gloves, and the LV bag are NA. was a pretty sick day. I walked in the house and saw a Burberry jacket and said meh. Then I saw the guys tie rack, literally looked at 5 ties and shoved the whole thing in my bag. I didn't know what I bought until I got home. Thrift roulette lol8[1].gif every single polo suit and jacket is Corneliani. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)















































Spoo been had thriftening.

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Not the worst way to start the day

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Originally Posted by AlexJ1100 View Post

Not the worst way to start the day


Whoa, nice find! Hopefully you found that somewhere I don't visit regularly. biggrin.gif

Congrats, anyway.
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

This is something I have a hard time understanding from sports to corporations: what the hell makes the next entity think they will fare better when they hire someone who failed miserably at their last job at the helm, and why pay them a crap ton for the privilege of screwing things up? Completely apart from seeing the pattern with sports managers, I saw it with a particular CEO and was baffled and horrified. And everyone around him was like mesmerized. He was useless. And drove the company into the ground. Then went on to do it again somewhere else.
Carly Fiorina syndrome.
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Originally Posted by AlexJ1100 View Post

Not the worst way to start the day

Gold plated?
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Originally Posted by Tom Pepper View Post

 

 

Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

 

So, are these the same company?  Different lines?

EDIT: Also, some of the ties in Spoo's post appear to be labeled Burberrys without the apostrophe.

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Burberrys' is just (much) older Burberry.
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Originally Posted by Edmonton View Post
 

 

 

 

 

 

So, are these the same company?  Different lines?

If the logo says Burberrys' that means it was made pre-1998, the brand changed all licensing to be called Burberry post-98 and then it wasn't til 2005 I belive that everything moved in house. Burberrys', depending on the garment, is either licensed by American union workers or it's English made and in house. The true Burberry stuff will say Made in England under the name. If it doesn't say that, than it is most likely licensed. So yes it's all the same company and although quality control was maintained by Burberry, not all of the garments were manufactured in house til 2005. This is why you will see vintage Trenches that say made in England and some that don't. Companies bought the rights to use the logo and the Nova check, however "Made in England" is trademarked to Burberry and the only true authentic Burberry pieces.

 

Edit: Although it isn't stated, that tie is Burberry London, which is just a diffusion line of Burberry that was started post 2005 when they developed the contemporary Brit, the mainline London, and then the Luxury Prorsum lines.

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