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post #28606 of 51058

It'll happen. Patience, young grasshopper. 

PS: You totally should've grabbed that Hickey suit (assuming it was under 25 bucks)

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Looks fine. I always get a bit suspicious when I see the Summit Series tags on North Face stuff.

 

It seems like half of the fake TNF stuff I come across (and I seem to find a lot of it) has that tag. I've never actually come across this model, which is partly why the flag went up.

 

Thanks for the positive ID! Reasonably sure this was an early Summit piece, seeing as modern Baltoros lack the faux fur trim and are 800 fill. Would also explain why it's not one you've seen. 

post #28607 of 51058
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Haha You comin for my racks? Might let you have em, but maybe not. Weekend is smart, you'll hit more spots. Definitely a couple to avoid though, but hell I don't know what part you'll be thrifting, this place is pretty large, and by the countdown post in reply to what I said, I'm guessing your not reachin out for some tips. Best of luck and maybe I'll see ya out there..or maybe I'll already be gone..

No need for tips, not for the weekend, no need to let me have them. Might take you up on tips for food spots though. 

post #28608 of 51058
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I don't wear tanktops so this would be super euro-trash, nips-out. Haha

post #28609 of 51058

Just found my first (decent) Zegna suit for £15, so happy to have bust my Zegna cherry! Dropped it off at the cleaners on the way home just for a press, will put some pics up tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone in this thread for a stellar education.

post #28610 of 51058
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No need for tips, not for the weekend, no need to let me have them. Might take you up on tips for food spots though. 

Tackling a full days route through this city on a Friday with Friday traffic is a challenge in itself, actually any weekday for that matter if your not from here, but best of luck, sounds like u have your route planned an not worried about it..., and for sure just lemme know the area or whatever and ill let u know 

post #28611 of 51058

I've been away for awhile but made it out yesterday, pics coming after I try to reunite 1 orphan tomorrow, Belvest, lots of Belvest ...

post #28612 of 51058
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Originally Posted by Spruce Moose View Post

Saw a really nice Hickey Freeman Madison suit in a gorgeous windowpane. Unfortunately 44R. I checked eBay and the resale on these is not very good tho so I left it.

My pictures came out really lousy but there's a nice light blue on the windowpane


 

 

Flip talk


  

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I don't know what it was priced at, but I have good luck with Hickey Freeman.  You won't get rich.  But, I have sold HF suits if they are in excellent condition for between $100-200 (and sometimes more).  But, I have been able to buy them for $10-15 OR LESS.   The suits sell for $1650 new (retail).  The sold listings are pretty good.  

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000&_nkw=hickey+freeman+suit&_sop=3

 

I'm not saying they are Kiton or Zegna, but if you buy them right, you can make decent money on them.

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Full post coming once I have time... but here's a small preview.


I have been in a tie drought for 2 weeks. Not anymore (half of this is from one store). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




JAB
You find these in CLE??
Nope. Chicago suburbs.
post #28614 of 51058
Picked this DB up yesterday, not bragging worthy at all. Just a vintage high street brand, but it's warm and fits well, no?

post #28615 of 51058
I like it.very Michael Caine ala Carter era
post #28616 of 51058
Haven't found anything good in a while now, although I did find the widest lapels in the history of mankind the other day...

post #28617 of 51058

A few finds: 

 

A Dunn & Co. Harris Tweed I mentioned a few days ago.  It is minty Fresh! 

 

42L 

 


 

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You have to love the leather buttons!  

 

 

Is this a pretty recent HT label.  It is different than most that I have found. 

 

 

 

 

 

This book is cool for me personally because I am a history buff, a fan of President Eisenhower, and he is from Kansas, and it was given to a very prominent Wichitan. 

 

 

This was apparently a collection of Ike's paintings.  It was a limited edition book. 

 

 

 

Willard Garvey was a prominent businessman, real estate developer, and philanthropist here in Wichita.  In fact, I used to work in the Garvey Building.   The Garvey family owns huge amounts of Commercial buildings and most of the largest buildings in town. 

 

 

 

 

As a History buff, I also am always interested in Civil War items.   This is a fairly famous book for Civil War scholars. It is a 1972 edition, so it doesn't have the value of the original edition. But, it has TONS of information and maps, biographies, photos, art, etc. from the War.  I actually found an original edition of this written and published just after the war.  They go for amazing amounts of money, but the seller knew what he had, so it was way out of my price range. 

 

 

 

 

I am a fairly recent fan of fountain pens and have acquired quite a few in the last 2 years.  I have a few that are worth quite a bit, and I have made the same mistakes rookie fountain pen buyers make too!   I have a few I vintage Fountain pens that I use on a daily basis and I am really trying to learn more about them. 

 

This is a Lady Sheaffer made in 1955.  It was one of the first generation of pens that was designed and marketed specifically for women.  Its a really attractive pen.  

 

 

 

post #28618 of 51058
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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post
 

 

 

Flip talk


  

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I don't know what it was priced at, but I have good luck with Hickey Freeman.  You won't get rich.  But, I have sold HF suits if they are in excellent condition for between $100-200 (and sometimes more).  But, I have been able to buy them for $10-15 OR LESS.   The suits sell for $1650 new (retail).  The sold listings are pretty good.  

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000&_nkw=hickey+freeman+suit&_sop=3

 

I'm not saying they are Kiton or Zegna, but if you buy them right, you can make decent money on them.

Was $20 CAD. I found some HF Madison suits on Ebay with BIN for just over $100 USD. That is a great return if you are selling yourself but I have never sold anything on eBay. I really should take the time to learn

post #28619 of 51058
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Originally Posted by Spruce Moose View Post
 

Was $20 CAD. I found some HF Madison suits on Ebay with BIN for just over $100 USD. That is a great return if you are selling yourself but I have never sold anything on eBay. I really should take the time to learn

 

What now?  Your original post said you checked ebay for resale and decided not to buy it.   You have never sold on ebay but are buying at thrift stores and checking prices for resale value? 

post #28620 of 51058

what you mean? i often check ebay prices on things if i'm thrifting for myself. way too often i find that ebay prices are actually cheaper than some of my thrifts!

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