or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome) - Page 2149

post #32221 of 51097
Great weekend, guys, congrats. So jelly of the BB/Poole haul.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanM View Post


West side of Cincy, Westwood to be specific.


Thanks all, been a long time coming on this one.  I suppose I should have said thrift funded, rather than thrifted.  Still paid less than its worth, in my opinion.  It's 141 years old, supposedly built by one of the founders of the Cincinnati Orchestra.  While it didn't come with mint juleps, those will be added soon.  Planning a Derby party for the first official bash once we are all moved in this month.  If you guys are interested in a bit of a photodump, here's some we took during the inspection process.  

  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Kitchen outfitted with Sub-Zero fridge, Imperial oven/range. 








Can't begin to express how excited I am about the third floor.  Ceilings are ridiculously high.  More than enough room to store all of our inventory in the main room, with extra rolling racks, and photography/measuring/shipping areas.




Extra room upstairs that may be overflow, may get turned into a combo playroom/cinema room (opposite wall doesn't have the slope, perfect for a big ass screen).







Library/parlor for evening bourbon.





Wide shot of the living room and dining area.





Master bedroom also has a humongous walk-in closet with a private stairway to the main floor.  Best part is that with all of the ebay stuff moved up to the third floor, there are enough bedrooms that the new baby no longer needs to be in my room.  Good nights sleep, here I come!


Just let me know day and time.

Seriously, man, congrats. That's beautiful, and I'm jealous.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReubenR View Post


My girlfriend has matching tartan jackets for herself, her dog, and her horse.

Obviously you need the same, but patchwork.
post #32222 of 51097
Randoms





























post #32223 of 51097
Wow, some amazing stuff! Cp, are those PRL frames wooden?!? Also, I never thought a sun-glass case could be sexy until I saw that Dunhill. drool.gif
post #32224 of 51097

Guyz, what is this Lanvin label? I've looked up on Google but no luck. It's made in France.

 

post #32225 of 51097
Quote:
Originally Posted by Purplelabel View Post
 

Guyz, what is this Lanvin label? I've looked up on Google but no luck. It's made in France.

 

 

 

1960s?

 

http://vintagefashionguild.org/label-resource/lanvin-jeanne/

post #32226 of 51097
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

1960s?

 

http://vintagefashionguild.org/label-resource/lanvin-jeanne/

 

Looks like it is 60s... the thing thats striking me is the 'chemisier' part. That means blouse in French, no?

Is it a ladies' tie :paranoia:

post #32227 of 51097

Yikes

 

So apparently when you go on a couple weekend trips, adopt a new puppy, and buy a house, you have the tendency to fall behind 2,000 posts.

post #32228 of 51097

sorry, what is that fendi "thing" on a stem with the storefront etched on one side? help a poor plebe out...

post #32229 of 51097
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woofa View Post
 

Question for those that are familiar with hiking boots.  I know a few of you seem to sell quite a few of these.

 

Thinking of getting a pair.  No immediate need but rather looking to get something I will have for years even if it takes a while to find one at a reasonable price.

I am not an experienced hiker and have no plans to spend weekends in the Adirondacks.Looking for a comfortable, simple, generally waterproof boot to wear when we go camping (a few times a year,) in bad weather (a few times a year,) and here and there if we go on vacation to Colorado or similar.

I have done some research and it looks like the Vasque Elias may be the best overall for what I am looking for.

Thoughts?  Experience with these particular boots?  Not alot on EBAY at the moment but do any of you often thrift these.  I wear a 10 1/2 D or 11 D in most shoes?  I would like to get a fairly easily used pair in the $50 to $75 range (They seem to be about $200 new.)  Does this sound reasonable?  Feel free to PM me for any non general answers and of course if you have (or think you will have a pair) in the near future.

Thanks,

 

Some general ideas, and some specifics.

 

Vasque boots are great, if your feet run on the narrow side. I have a slightly odd shaped foot, and can't even wear their wide model for a 9.5 (I normally wear a 9.5 D). As for the St. Elias model, I've sold a lot of those on Ebay, but have none now. They are good boots, if they fit your feet. Also, check out the Breeze GTX 2.0 model. They are a bit cheaper at retail, and might be cheaper used if you can find them.

 

 

I would suggest trying on some different brands. Go into the REI store in Dallas and try on all the brands they sell. Find out which ones fits your foot well.

 

My favorite brands are Alico and Zamberlan (both are made in Italy). I got my Alicos from Sierra Trading Post at a considerable discount new. I think the price ended up being about $125 shipped for a $280 pair of boots. Zamberlans are much harder to find used, and tend to resell very well. They sell them at REI, at least here and in the Bay Area.

 

That being said, my tendency for boots is to use them at least once a week. I might fall into a different use group than you, since I'm often on rocky trails and scrambling up in the mountains.

post #32230 of 51097
Quote:
Originally Posted by Purplelabel View Post
 

 

Looks like it is 60s... the thing thats striking me is the 'chemisier' part. That means blouse in French, no?

Is it a ladies' tie :paranoia:

 

 

According to the following article, Lanvin Chemisier was one of the lines, formed in 1926.

 

http://hazine.com/portraits/label/lanvin/

post #32231 of 51097
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

According to the following article, Lanvin Chemisier was one of the lines, formed in 1926.

 

http://hazine.com/portraits/label/lanvin/

 

Great help, thanks so much! :) 

 

The only gripe with it is that the tie lining feels a bit crooked? Feels a bit twisted, any tips on how to get it straight again... as I want to wear this in my rotation.

post #32232 of 51097
Quote:
Originally Posted by Purplelabel View Post
 

 

Looks like it is 60s... the thing thats striking me is the 'chemisier' part. That means blouse in French, no?

Is it a ladies' tie :paranoia:

Chemisier is indeed a blouse but I think it's also a variant of chemisière which means shirtmaker.

post #32233 of 51097
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexJ1100 View Post

Yikes

So apparently when you go on a couple weekend trips, adopt a new puppy, and buy a house, you have the tendency to fall behind 2,000 posts.

So true. I've skipped most of the last 8k, not enough time to catch up.
post #32234 of 51097

Just confirmed I'll be going up to NYC the last weekend of April. Can I say we thrifted tickets to Hamilton if my wife bought them nearly a year ago at face value for $100 each? Those same tickets would be like at least $800 each now. 

post #32235 of 51097
Quote:
Originally Posted by double00 View Post

sorry, what is that fendi "thing" on a stem with the storefront etched on one side? help a poor plebe out...

I believe it's a table hook; flat end sits on the table top edge and the hook hangs down...could be used on top of door as well.

..i could be wrong though; I'm sure I'll be corrected quick if so
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)