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Originally Posted by noob15 View Post

My bad, I didn't realize they were for your own use.


no need to apologize. You were just being helpful.

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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post

Classic tassel loafers like the Alden Tassel or the Allen Edmonds Grayson are not dorky. They are a staple of classic menswear. There are cheesy looking tassel loafers out there, but styles like the Alden tassel are timeless when paired with the right outfit.

But, here's the more important question. WHY ARE YOU PAYING FOR A SHOE SHINE especially on calf leather shoes? You can get polish, a dauber, and a brush for the cost of a couple shines and do it yourself. It is also very satisfying to do it yourself and admire your own work.

If you don't know how to shine shoes, ask your grandpa or your dad OR look at this forum's shoe care thread.



Dial it back on the sensitivity.
Tassels are old hat & look dated, stale.....and old.
Most I have spoken to feel the same way.
There is no reason to wear them other than to indulge in the eccentricity of reliving the past.

In regards to your bewilderment about me having someone else shine my shoes: All in good time. I don't have the time to learn to shine or shine right now. I will do so later when time permits. I have no problem paying my local guy a measly $6 per pair. Are you really that cheap?

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.......Meh.
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@impuntura
Gucci scarf looks no Bueno
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Selvedged View Post


Tassels are old hat & look dated, stale.....and old.

.......Meh.

no.

like this post if you disagree with Selvedged.
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Love my Alden tassles. Perfect trad shoe.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

no.

like this post if you disagree with Selvedged.

sly.gif



.....moving on. These are all available:














....more to come.
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Originally Posted by Selvedged View Post

no need to apologize. You were just being helpful.
Dial it back on the sensitivity.
Tassels are old hat & look dated, stale.....and old.
Most I have spoken to feel the same way.
There is no reason to wear them other than to indulge in the eccentricity of reliving the past.

In regards to your bewilderment about me having someone else shine my shoes: All in good time. I don't have the time to learn to shine or shine right now. I will do so later when time permits. I have no problem paying my local guy a measly $6 per pair. Are you really that cheap?
.......Meh.

You are picking a fight with the wrong group. You have expressed your opinion and should leave it alone now especially in a thrift bragging thread. There are lots of places you can discuss your opinions about whether tassel loafers are classic menswear or not.

As far as your question about whether I am "that cheap" about shining my own shoes, you bet your ass! Why pay someone to do something I can do very easily AND something I can do better than a cheap shoe shine guy.
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Rainbow selvedge







And a perfect fitting Rudsak belted jacket for $19.99 minus 30% sure why not...






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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post


You are picking a fight with the wrong group. You have expressed your opinion and should leave it alone now especially in a thrift bragging thread. There are lots of places you can discuss your opinions about whether tassel loafers are classic menswear or not.

As far as your question about whether I am "that cheap" about shining my own shoes, you bet your ass! Why pay someone to do something I can do very easily AND something I can do better than a cheap shoe shine guy.

The last time I paid for a shoe shine, the man did an awful job, and didnt even take the laces out of the shoes. Got red polish ALL up in my pants hem. Ruined them good. 

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My first Marinella. Minty.

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Thread Starter 
Frenchy you better keep that jacket man
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Frenchy you better keep that jacket man

Yessir.its a keeper.I have been after a Belstaff type leather for years but this will do.gonna post a better pic one day when im not wearing my winterstorm jeans/boots lol
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Bought some basketball shoes, are these anything? They're in good shape and I was just going to trash them at the gym but the guy at the store was hyping them about being the same grip and what not Steph curry uses. Didn't buy the shirt but cool dead stock eh?



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@silverwarebandit whatever happened with that gold coin....
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It's been an even year since my first post on this thread (in the waning days of part 1), and in that short time I've become an exponentially savvier, better informed thrifter.  I pass on things year ago me would have jumped at and my eyes and hands have attuned to details that used to slip under the radar.  Some of this is due to hours on hours hitting the racks, sifting through oceans of castoffs and learning the hard way what sells and what doesn't, but I owe a real debt to this thread's community and the sheer volume of wisdom/knowhow/arcana/miscellany and so on represented on this pages, to say nothing of the routinely unbelievable finds.  So thanks.  And keep doing what you're doing.  

 

Oh and also I found some great stuff lately!  Lots of pops and fodder, and a few real gems.

 

Ties: pop! seaward and stern (n/a), pop! fendi, 3x verry wearable zegna neats/geometrics, pop! t&co, recent polo stamps/sports tie, BB makers madras and navy bow tie (both n/a), bloomingdale's made in Italy ps (n/a)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Accessories: pop! lululemon wool/acrylic/angora snood, max mayer leather/knit gloves (n/a), made in spain, and a simple leather wallet by Gucci, pre-licensing/buyout (i think) (n/a)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Any thoughts on the skin?  Kinda looks like the some of the peccary I've seen in the past but I'm not much good at IDing leathers.

 

 

 

another round of cool t-shirt finds: adidas made miusa, polo miusa striped longsleeve (n/a), vv whale print pink longsleeve, paul smith x red ear lavender graphic t, screen stars DARE t (n/a)

 

 

 

 

 

I don't always pick up 'qlo, but when I do it has to be at least as awesome as a flannel mixed media camo fun shirt or a uniqlo x suntory collab.  Both very much n/a

 

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For relaxing times, make it suntory time.

 

On to shirts- american work represent!  NOS vintage 5 brother chambray and a perfect buffalo check sanforized frostproof flannel (n/a)

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been looking for something along these lines just about forever.  Quintessential.  A cliche perhaps but they don't make them like this anymore (outside of high end repro shops like the Flat Head or what have you)

 

 

 

Crispy.  Love that collar. 

 

From our friends across the pond: pop! Timothy Everest tattersall (42, with very long arms)  and some pink microcheck T&A for self.

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And last but certainly not least the italians: pop! fray for trillion gingham flannel popover, pop! helmut lang weird mesh stripe french cuff shirt, and pop! cifonelli striped herringbone buttondown.  Hard to pick a favorite here, as both the hl and the cif have incredible black mop buttons, but the fray is straight up amazing.  All n/a.

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Killer reverso multistripe herringbone fabric

 

 

pop! united arrows blue label cotton crewneck, pretty awesome vintage "paris, france" sweatshirt, and a wool henley from pop! takeo kikuchi (all n/a)

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Probably my favorite sweatshirt find to date, made by "france souvenirs" - the content tag is too faded to read, unfortunately.

Pretty great details on this at the placket, collar, and hems

 

 

I'm assuming the content is all wool, but can anyone in the know glean anything else from the tag?

 

Sweaters, from top to bottom: lands end tan shetland, made in the uk, bb scotland rainbow fleck shetland (love the saddle shoulders on those two), loro oatmeal cotton v neck, vv thick, soft cotton shawl collar (only that last available)


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Let's start staid with the pants, various shades of beige - incotex chinolinos, lp tan pincords

And then get a little crazy- lilly pulitzer go to hell pants in electric salmon and lemonade, garnished with some vv for the kentucky derby horseshoe print seersucker shorts.

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Speaking of pents, thanks again to @hooker4186 for a great trade for this unreal pair of Shockoe rainbow nep jeans - I wasn't familiar with shockoe's sizing so it was a bit of a gamble, but they fit just right.  Material and construction on these old boys is incredible, see spoiler.

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Meant to be together- you can practically taste the rainbow.

Outerwear - minty fresh teflon coated canvas pop! john partridge field coat w/ all the bells and whistles, patagucci down vest x2, and no, not a google stadium jacket (that would probably be cooler)

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Really happy with this one: an og bally burnt sienna suede/leather reversible blouson.  Made from the softest, most buttery suede I've ever touched.  en ay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, a lifetime pop for me: I didn't recognize the stamp, but those numbers on the side rang a few bells

As did those gentle rolls.  About damn time.

Some fevered internet research confirmed my suspicions: #8 shell cordovan longwings, made by alden for a now defunct mens shoestore in Boston.  In great shape.  In my size.  

 

 

That brings my thrifted alden tally to three.  Oddly enough I think they all cost 9 dollars.

Thrift fit feat. today's winners, plus an anonymous thrifted leather belt that has become a favorite.

 

And that's a wrap- good luck out there guys!

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^^Awesome post, man!

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