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post #28021 of 51064
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Originally Posted by tubs View Post

Guys- anything with Goretex Pro or Recco indicates a higher end item. Send all smalls to me, please.

Thats a little beacon so a helicopter can see in case of an avalanche how awesome is that.
post #28022 of 51064
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Originally Posted by the2ndhandman View Post

I would check your serial numbers in the data base for authentication. I'm almost positive that goose puts all of there tags on the coat hanger at the top of the jacket not on the bottom. Goose is faked as much as moncler and they can be very good copies right down to using a real ones serial number. If you plan on selling it anyways. They have a hologram sticker and specific serial number just for that jacket. Just a thought when I saw the tag.

Thanks, where do i find this database you speak of? i guessed anyone could have moved the tags but here's the thing,.it has no hologram but that could be because they only *started* putting them in in 2011 and this could be older or existing stock from that date. The armpatch looks legit but the stitching around it looks bad. It has Made in Canada all over it and in the content tag and the whole thing feels great, like solid good quality so i was 50/50 at first but now im about 75/25 it's a real older model and  'i want to believe'

post #28023 of 51064
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Originally Posted by eddiegreen View Post

Thanks, where do i find this database you speak of? i guessed anyone could have moved the tags but here's the thing,.it has no hologram but that could be because they only *started* putting them in in 2011 and this could be older or existing stock from that date. The armpatch looks legit but the stitching around it looks bad. It has Made in Canada all over it and in the content tag and the whole thing feels great, like solid good quality so i was 50/50 at first but now im about 75/25 it's a real older model and  'i want to believe'

Hope it ends up being legit, however I weigh things like this quite heavily when trying to determine if an item is real or fake.
post #28024 of 51064
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Originally Posted by tubs View Post
 

 

Guys- anything with Goretex Pro or Recco indicates a higher end item. Send all smalls to me, please.

 

 

Last one in small I found went to Japan... :hide:

post #28025 of 51064
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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post


Thats a little beacon so a helicopter can see in case of an avalanche how awesome is that.

 

 

Not just helicopters... The other end can be carried by anyone (ski rescue folks should all have them).

post #28026 of 51064

I e-thrifted a pair of Bally loafers.  Not the cheesy kind from the 80's.  They look like great shoes.  Well made and they have very little wear.  I was going to brag about them.  But, Damn! These things are hurting my feet!  They feel sturdy and solid and even look good. But, one is rubbing the shit out of my little toe.  I think my toe and the shoes are going to war! 

 

What's the concensus about Bally shoes?  Are these bragworthy?  I'm wondering if I shouldn't put them back on ebay.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I guess this sort of qualifies as a thrift fit.  I e-thrifted the shoes, the pants are the trousers from a Burberry Suit I thrifted (for $8) and I'm wearing a BB shirt thrifted for $4.  I think the socks were a gift. 

post #28027 of 51064

Ethrift brag to me is either about rarity, personal grail, or resale value, or some combination thereof. Unfortunately, I don't think Bally really has any of those right now. But if you like them, and you can manage to negotiate a truce with your toes, then rock right on, boo.

 

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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post
 

I e-thrifted a pair of Bally loafers.  Not the cheesy kind from the 80's.  They look like great shoes.  Well made and they have very little wear.  I was going to brag about them.  But, Damn! These things are hurting my feet!  They feel sturdy and solid and even look good. But, one is rubbing the shit out of my little toe.  I think my toe and the shoes are going to war! 

 

What's the concensus about Bally shoes?  Are these bragworthy?  I'm wondering if I shouldn't put them back on ebay.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I guess this sort of qualifies as a thrift fit.  I e-thrifted the shoes, the pants are the trousers from a Burberry Suit I thrifted (for $8) and I'm wearing a BB shirt thrifted for $4.  I think the socks were a gift. 

post #28028 of 51064

Writing a story about the Porsche Experience here in Atlanta -- it's not a racetrack, but more of a sportscar playground with a bit of track to simulate winding country roads and places where you can do donuts and stuff like that -- and I spent the afternoon in a Cayman GTS. I never though of 80 as fast, but plowing through tight turns at that speed was pretty stomach churning.

 

Before, I grabbed this:

 

 

 

It's in rough shape, which is why I balked at the price, but it's a 6-eye, and once I cleaned it up, it's sounding pretty good with only three rough spots (so far).

post #28029 of 51064
Sadly, catch and release. frown.gif


post #28030 of 51064
I was reading about that Porsche experience a few weeks ago - sounds like some good old fashioned fun!
post #28031 of 51064
I'm getting better at this.just pulled a gitman vintage shirt without looking at the label just on built quality.
post #28032 of 51064
Kind of blue is pretty magnificent. I've been chewing on birth of the cool for awhile now. I'd be interested in hearing a vinyl master of either
post #28033 of 51064
Just gave my dudes/dudettes a special treat after reading about AlexJ having to put his buddy down. Sorry man.

post #28034 of 51064

@capnwes another re-purposing of tweed / wool blazers...make some and take my money.  source

 

post #28035 of 51064
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Originally Posted by eddiegreen View Post

Thanks, where do i find this database you speak of? i guessed anyone could have moved the tags but here's the thing,.it has no hologram but that could be because they only *started* putting them in in 2011 and this could be older or existing stock from that date. The armpatch looks legit but the stitching around it looks bad. It has Made in Canada all over it and in the content tag and the whole thing feels great, like solid good quality so i was 50/50 at first but now im about 75/25 it's a real older model and  'i want to believe'
well now that I look at the details closer the problems I see are.

1. Tag is at bottom of coat and not attached to top coat hanger.

2. The interior upper label is for the 2011 onward models that's why I was saying to check the hologram. "BUT" the hang tag is that of the 1990's it should look like an outdoor scene of the northern lights. With these two labels being from different generations it would most definitely be suspect. The hang tag should be rounded at the bottom to match the interior age not flat and that generation there was about 5 tags stacked together in total when new. Now there is only one tag and theyve moved everything to interior tags. The jacket should have ykk zippers no exceptions. The one thing that both cg AND moncler take the most time in and pride themselves on is there exterior logo patches. Just like last week when someone had the moncler the patch alone was a huge turnoff. There patches are perfect in quality and placement always. The patches alone will speak for there authentication. Extremely good embroidery for both companies on there patches they will be tight and clean.
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