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post #27691 of 51058
Nice watching your tailoring expertise take off Easye!
post #27692 of 51058

is this the one i'm looking for?

 

AppleMark

AppleMark

There seems to be a few 70's magazine clutch bags around but the only mention of a Caponi one i can find is in storage at the V&A museum.

magazine clutchbag experts help me please.

post #27693 of 51058
Someone id?

post #27694 of 51058

Kobe 9 release from June 2014. Here's the model:

 

http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/launch/2014-06/kobe-9-game-royal

 

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 Inspired by the wild cacophony of South American street art, the newest color of the Kobe 9 a combination of Game Royal, white and Venom Green. An array of patterns mix and match to give this shoe a distinct, dynamic look. 
post #27695 of 51058
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Someone id?

Kobe 9 low ix em brazil
 
post #27696 of 51058
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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

Kobe 9 release from June 2014. Here's the model:

http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/launch/2014-06/kobe-9-game-royal
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Inspired by the wild cacophony of South American street art, the newest color of the Kobe 9 a combination of Game Royal, white and Venom Green. An array of patterns mix and match to give this shoe a distinct, dynamic look. Releasing on June 19 on Nike.com (12pm EDT/9am PDT).

Thanks!
post #27697 of 51058
Congrats, E, that's awesome!
post #27698 of 51058
Awesome E! I used Google street view to "drive" up and down Michigan Ave but didn't see it...I'll try again later when there's less traffic.
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After having failed to thrift the MS gulf coast, I had to get my thrift fix.  So, I went out yesterday to two places.  

 

Found a few things MOST AVAILABLE

 

I didn't know anything about Filson (I still don't know much), but I have seen many other posters brag about them.  I'm not sure if this is a POP or a swish, but it is a First for me.  

 

 

 

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Zegna Linen Medium (not a great time to find Linen, but oh well) 

 


 

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RL Polo SC 100% Silk (with Tags still in the Pocket) 40L 

 

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Does this tag tell me who the maker is?  Anyone significant? 

 

 

 

 

 

A likely NWOT Jack Victor SC with LP fabric.  SUPER nice. 42L 

 

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NWT Vineyard Vines Custom Maker's Mark Tie 

 

 

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Pink Harley Hat for my Step-daughter or Ebay Fodder if she doesn't like it. 

 

 

I don't think this Beau Brummel tie is anything special.  But, its thick and long enough for me.  So, I'll keep it especially for 95 cents 

 

 

 

 

Brooks Brothers Green and Leather Braces.  XL 

 

 

 

 

 

I found these next two a couple weeks ago at an estate sale. 

 

Vintage Oxxford pinstripe Suit (I don't know why the pic is so washed out and over-exposed. 

 

 

 

Another Over-exposed pic.  Oxxford 

 

 

 

 

 

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RL Polo SC 100% Silk (with Tags still in the Pocket) 40L 

 

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Does this tag tell me who the maker is?  Anyone significant? 

 

 

 

 

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The RN number lookup just seems to correspond with Ralph Lauren Corp, so maybe someone more knowledgeable will chime in?

post #27701 of 51058
Monday is off to a great start

BoO x3, NDG, R&B


Inco x2, PRL, Adam kimmel, cuci


And this thing


Feels damn heavy, cold, and soft. Going to a coin specialist tomorrow to have it verified. If real this is the most valuable thing I've ever thrifted.

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Report on Thrifting the Mississippi Gulf Coast: 

 

Detailed reviews spoilered for those interested.  


 

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I had to fly to Mississippi last week because my father was having surgery on his Achilles. (He tore it playing Pickleball - which is apparently a sport that old people play on a court 1/3 the size of a tennis court using large paddles and a ball that is supposed to travel 1/3 the speed of a tennis ball.)   Based on the description of his recovery, I believed we would have time to go to a few thrift stores while there.   Unfortunately, his mobility was a little undersold to us and him.  He wasn't allowed to do anything.   The surgeon was adamant about it.  I won't bore you with the details, but I definitely was not able to get away much.  I am not complaining, I was glad to be there to help.  

 

Based on my LIMITED thrifting, I would say to avoid Biloxi, D'Iberville, Gulfport, and Ocean Springs.   Total bust.   Many of the stores close at 5 pm.  A few of the Goodwill stores close at 6.  The first day we went to Hudson's Treasure hunt.  It is not technically a thrift store it is like an insurance salvage/outlet type store.  I did find a few very nice Saks Loro Piana Overcoats, but even with all the discounts they were $90.  Did not kop

 

I also went to the Goodwill in Biloxi (that had the best ratings on various online sites like Yelp) and it was clean and organized, but had typical meh finds.  I was excited to find a pair of Florsheim shell Longwings, but they had holes in the leather sole.   There was also a vintage Hickey Freeman custom suit, but it wasn't very special and not worth kopping.   

 

I went to a place called ReThreads that was HUGE.  Three warehouses.  It had LOTS of furniture.  But, I wasn't buying furniture because I flew to Mississippi.   The clothing was ridiculously priced, for example boring used RL Polo shirts $15, average department store shoes $29-39, Ties (department store brands) $8, suits $80, etc.  I'm sure I let out a few shouts on finding these prices and they told me everything was 25% off. They said this like they were doing me a favor.  

 

I also went to America's Thrift in Ocean Springs.  The place was huge and well organized.   But, despite the size, it was finds we all would pass on.   The only thing I bought the whole time was at this store and it was a pair of nearly new Madras RL shoes for $9.  I probably wouldn't have bought anything, but they were nearly new and I also wanted a receipt for some thrift store so I could deduct the trip (or at least part of it) on my taxes.  

 

One day we got my father all settled in his recliner with his leg propped on pillows after lunch and with the remote and cell phone in easy reach.   My wife had grown weary of the thrift stores, so I dropped her off at the mall and I tried to locate two stores I had previously researched.   I had gotten the addresses from online and also read reviews of these two stores.  The first was a Salvation Army.   The "Store" was damaged in Katrina and moved.   The address where I arrived was now the Salvation Army offices and did not have a store.  So, I drove on to my second choice located another 15 min away.  This was a St. Vincent DePaul thrift store.  Again, I read reviews online about it and it sounded decent.   I had very good luck at a St. Vincent DePaul store in Houston a couple years ago, so I thought it was worth a shot.    When I arrived at the address, it was the St. Vincent DePaul Church and school.   As I drove around the complex hoping there was a store there, someone flagged me down and asked I needed help.   They told me the store was located in Pascagoula Mississippi which was about another 30 minutes away and in the wrong direction of where I needed to be.  

 

I was running out of time and needed to pick up my wife, get my father's RX filled and get back to his house.   On my way back to the mall, I passed a Goodwill that I had not seen on any of the maps of the locations.   I decided to take 5 minutes to check it out.   I realized why it wasn't on the locations and I didn't need the full 5 minutes to eliminate it.  It was tiny, had very little in it and what was in it was worthless.  It took me 4 minutes to go through it.   

 

There was a thrift store run by the local Humane Society and I liked the idea of checking it out.   I wonder if there are other Humane Society thrift stores around.  Seems like a good idea and a good way to support the HS mission.  I never got to check it out as I ran out of time on the last day.   I was trying to arrange the care my dad needed for the next week.

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UnSpoilered Thirfting Conclusion: 

 

Don't bother thrifting the Mississippi Gulf Coast.   The next time I am there I am focusing my efforts on New Orleans (I think it could be great!) and then into Alabama like Mobile and other areas.  Of course, in Alabama, I would be thrifting in the wake of @drlivingston so it might be dry as a bone too!  

 

 

Total Trip Conclusion: 

 

I was glad to spend time with my father. I was very glad to be there to take care of him.  He would have had to go to a Rehab facility if I wasn't there. I was also reacquianted with some of his neighbors.   People in the south really are very kind and take care of their neighbors.  My stepmother died 3 years ago, and I was worried my father had just isolated himself in the house. And he is a little bit of a loner.  But, a lot of folks from his church stopped by and several neighbors brought food over to the house.  

 

I did get some great food while there.  I do love a real Po Boy and the seafood there was caught the same day and within about 5 miles of where you eat it.  By the way, I lost count of all the Waffle Houses.     One sad thing was to see how much devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina has STILL not been repaired.  New Orleans got a lot of the news stories, but Gulfport and Biloxi were MUCH more damaged than N.O.  

 

One other positive was that the day I left Kansas, Wichita got snow and ice and Mississippi was 65 and sunny.   By the time I got back to Kansas the ice and snow had melted and I didn't have to scrape it off my car at the airport.  

 

I also drove my dad's fairly new Toyota Highlander.  I didn't think I liked them, I thought they were old people SUVs.   But, it was really nice!  AND that is good because whenever he gets a new car, he always offers it to me for a much lower price than its worth.  So, in a few years I may be buying a Highlander.  

 

 

Pretty much the same experience I had down there a few years ago re: the thrift scene...dry.  Good to hear that your old man is on the mend.

 

I saw that hurricane devastation as well.  The drive down Beach Blvd. from Biloxi to Gulfport and further west to N.O. really highlighted it - you'd pass a house or two then a full block, 2 blocks, or more of where houses used to be...just slabs and walkways left.  Prime gulf-front lots wiped clean...made me wonder what grand old homes had been destroyed.  As I got into Louisiana a lot of the mess hadn't been cleaned up yet - still saw boats in trees and stuff strewn everywhere.  It was a bummer.

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Monday is off to a great start



And this thing


Feels damn heavy, cold, and soft. Going to a coin specialist tomorrow to have it verified. If real this is the most valuable thing I've ever thrifted.

 

The coin is (I assume) a current reproduction.  But, still very cool.  Did it come with the box?  The box is very cool.  Too bad the coin wasn't in something sealed.  

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Pretty much the same experience I had down there a few years ago re: the thrift scene...dry.  Good to hear that your old man is on the mend.

 

I saw that hurricane devastation as well.  The drive down Beach Blvd. from Biloxi to Gulfport and further west to N.O. really highlighted it - you'd pass a house or two then a full block, 2 blocks, or more of where houses used to be...just slabs and walkways left.  Prime gulf-front lots wiped clean...made me wonder what grand old homes had been destroyed.  As I got into Louisiana a lot of the mess hadn't been cleaned up yet - still saw boats in trees and stuff strewn everywhere.  It was a bummer.

 

To answer your question about the grand old homes, there used to be some SPECTACULAR homes there along the gulf in Biloxi and Gulfport.  Real antebellum homes that survived the civil war and everything that happened after.  These were homes that survived dozens of hurricanes including Camille in 1969 (which was bad), but then they were wiped out in Katrina.  Those empty lots you saw are still for sale.  There was some remodeling and some new construction going on, but not as much as I expected.   Beauvoir (Jefferson Davis's home) was severely damaged and I think they actually built a new home.   

 

My father and stepmother stayed in the house during Katrina and were trapped in the upstairs for a couple days.  They had 7 feet of water in the house. He doesn't live on the beach, but the Bayou is 50 yards behind their house.  But, they had flood insurance and were able to repair everything.  Essentially everything from 8 feet down was gutted.   They did have a few coffee mugs that survived.  So, those are now Hurricane Proof mugs. At the end of the street, an Anestheisiologist had a $1 Million home right on the point of the Bayou.  It was completely flooded.  But, they rebuilt.  Every single house in the subdivision was heavily damaged and only 1 family didn't have flood insurance.  That house was eventually torn down.  

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Mind asking how much u paid for the coin?
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