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Who was it that found the Haliburton cases? They just released some "limited edition vintage edition" ones for $1200

 

That was me.   I found quite a few of them.  In fact, I have two LARGE Haliburtons that are the gold color that sells the highest.  I really need to list the damn things.  

 

If anyone finds one of the Halliburton Zero Briefcases (not the small suitcase), please let me know!  I want one! 

 

By the way, that thing is great! 

post #28772 of 51412
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Yeah that makes sense for group thrifting. I just wondered because I thrift with my brother a lot but we wear different sizes and we both just consign with snoogz so we share all the costs and commissions 50/50 and it makes the whole experience way fun... However if he were my size or we didn't share the consigning part I don't think I could say yeah take the suits I'll look through these shirts and then see him pull a nice suit that would have fit me... Even like seeing your lists and you go 9 etro shirts to 0 just bc it was your turn for shirts at that store? Impressive to be good with your set up however it works.... awesome you have it worked out to go together bc it's a blast thrifting with my bro!

If the intentions for the clothing is the same for both parties involved, or you thrift the same stuff, or both earn a sizable or more living from thrifting, it can be tricky. I didn't know how I was gonna handle it with the 2.5 days I did out here when @Cj52racers was here, cuz we're both about the ROI and those margins, but I found the easiest fix to the solution and that's just if someone has an excellent stop, you let the other one take the reigns until they catch up. Like roughly 4 stops into our first day I pulled 2 3 piece TF suits, a silk TF blazer, 2 TF slacks, Brioni Wool/silk blend suit, and a Helmut Lang Italy overcoat pure cashmere that was actually found by Chris but it would take up too much room in his bag, so he passed it. So with that score I was needless to say, feeling fairly content, so I then just fell back and played the wall and just sorta thrifted his wake or sections I don't really hit that hard, the rest of the time, and suddenly he's literally pulling gucci suits off racks before I have 2 feet in the shop, and I think we got his expenses covered in full by about mid day, the first day, on the route I planned. Someone does good, let the other guy try and catch you, otherwise I wouldn't be able to do that shit, no way.

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Speaking of women's scarves.  I see them all the time.  Every thrift and LOTS of them at estate sales.  I always look foolishly thinking that I will find Hermes.  I never do.  But, like a crack addict, I go back each time. The only scarves I find are 

 

ECHO 

Mary Kay 

Anne Klein 

Avon

and very rarely I'll find Ralph Lauren.  

 

Most of the time they are either no name or polyester.  Which womens' scarves are worth thrifting other than Hermes and the obvious other ones like Gucci, Dior, YSL (the good kind), Cuccinelli, etc.   I mean if I see any of the big names, I know to buy it.  But, am I missing out on women's scarves in terms of lesser known brands that I might actually find? 

Older YSL's don't move for shit, just Rive Gauche line does, I wouldn't bother if it's labeled anything else, unless obviously if it's SLP (except I believe they still use YSL initials for their accerssories currently, at least for bags they do so I dunno),. Also Pucci I hope has been on your radar, Ferragamo, Chanel, etc... when you cross paths with a truly nice piece of silk you'll know it. And if it's a sought after Parisian or Italian design house, you get it too. I've found nice ones from sorta-slightly lesser known labels like Balenciaga, Bally, Iceberg, Gianfranco Ferre, etc.. quality print or quality name you'll know it, just hope it's on the same piece of high quality silk.

 

Edit: Also look out for equestrian themed ones, if you spot some equestrian themed silk, whether it's a tie or a 40x40 piece of fabric, it's probably worth something, Equestrian themed ones do well, of course they do much better when this theme is printed on high quality silk, and a designer name helps a ton also.

 

Edit #2: Have an RN lookup website saved in your phones web browser, because sometimes the tags are removed but the small 100% Silk , Made in ___ and an RN # tag are still attached. I think it was my huge burberry one was proven to be so using this method. I could tell it was obviously Burberry but they don't label their scarfs on the silk itself, so other measures were taken to verify.


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I found this jacket with Loro Piana wool, but I can't find info about "Bianchi Moda".  Is it worth picking up or is the Loro Piana name not worth it here?

 

 


 

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post #28775 of 51412
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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post
 

 

That was me.   I found quite a few of them.  In fact, I have two LARGE Haliburtons that are the gold color that sells the highest.  I really need to list the damn things.  

 

If anyone finds one of the Halliburton Zero Briefcases (not the small suitcase), please let me know!  I want one! 

 

By the way, that thing is great! 

 

I picked up a plain black Zero in Dec - it's labeled as a camera case tho.  

 

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post #28776 of 51412
Went back for the HF but it was gone. Oh well. Not a complete waste. I did find a beyond gorgeous Tom James tie

post #28777 of 51412
Had a pretty good day and one flat out boss find.


Alden.

Varvatos mainline vest (wool/cashmere/camel). T Baker linen. RLPL. Eton linen.

Lewis Creek English made waxed cotton.

Womens Burberrys trench. Made in England. Liners, thought latch, all the good shit.


Really dope Brooks Brothers Outerwear Mac Cruiser style coat.

Outdoorsman starter pack. Beretta. Filson. Woolrich.
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And this...



Roughly 70x50 or so of pure cashmere blanketry
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^^^^^ SHOUT OUT to this guy for a sweet proxy deal AND including two ties. MAN OH MAN.

 

 

And @Cj52racers, if those Aldens are an 8.5ish ....

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Yeah a little. We knock out way more stores in a day together than I ever do solo so it evens out. Plus on a 600 mile road trip the company is awesome.

 

Woa, that's like bromance type of mileage. 

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Bro, that's RLPL, right? Also brodeetz on them kittens!

 

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Originally Posted by Pierson v Post View Post
 

I found this jacket with Loro Piana wool, but I can't find info about "Bianchi Moda".  Is it worth picking up or is the Loro Piana name not worth it here?

 

 

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Pass and never ever look at it again. 

post #28780 of 51412
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^^^^^ SHOUT OUT to this guy for a sweet proxy deal AND including two ties. MAN OH MAN.


And @Cj52racers
, if those Aldens are an 8.5ish ....
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post #28781 of 51412
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11.5 I believe frown.gif

 

What's that? 11.5 Alden's?   That's my size and I do love me some Aldens. 

post #28782 of 51412
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Pass and never ever look at it again. 


This!
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Originally Posted by sparrow View Post

This!

Thank you. The Loro Piana name threw me off.
post #28784 of 51412
So I guess this week's brag post will have to come in pieces. Here are the non-St. John women's long coats I picked up.

I'm most interested in hearing about the first one. Will it flip? (I can return it.) 100% cashmere PRL "purple label" belted trench-style coat. It certainly makes a statement.

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100% cashmere Fleurette for Neimen Marcus long coat w/ belted back. (Resale looks good.)
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Vintage Brooks Brothers women's bridge coat.
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post #28785 of 51412
Some awesome stuff posted today. Love that Ralph Lauren suit

Lo heads. Need some assistance with this.mortgage payment or movie date ??

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