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post #34246 of 51165
Grenson chukka boots 11.5 US for $65 in good condition?
Have at them!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-boots-by-GRENSON-MADE-IN-ENGLAND-SIZE-9-1-2-F-UK-11-5-US-/262372205738?hash=item3d169a24aa:g:9wUAAOSwqYBWox4V
post #34247 of 51165
There G2 quality don't expect the greatest out of them.
post #34248 of 51165
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There G2 quality don't expect the greatest out of them.

Yep. Made in India, not England. Least expensive line. Not bad, but not top end...
post #34249 of 51165
Hey guys, need advice on a potential pickup.

Found a NWT Sulka Solaro suit in my size at 90% off (old stock). It's a true 3r2 with wide lapels.

Thinking of getting it for personal use. But since it's considered an igent classic (maker and style), what's the potential for flipping? Anywhere close to 1k?

It's a common size too.
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I had a bit of a tie haul after work this evening at the local thrift:

 

2 Hermes

3 Salvatore Ferragamo

27 Vineyard Vines

3 Brooks Brothers Makers

2 Brooks Brothers bow ties

2 Thatcher Spring

1 Ventura

Not familiar with the last 2 makers but seem like nice ties...made in USA

 

For anybody with growing boys, 12 Childrens Place (8-14) striped ties including 1 patch madras.

 

Here is a sampling of the ties until I have more time to photograph.

 

Also, what is the best way to remove creases from a silk tie? Rowenta Steam n Press Steambrush....light iron under a towel...???

 

 

 

L to R: VV (Cotton/Silk), VV, VV, Hermes, Hermes, Ferragamo

 

Ferragamo,Ferragamo, BB Makers, Thatcher spring, Thatcher spring, Ventura, BB Bow Tie

post #34251 of 51165
Art dudes, I need your help! Can anyone make out the name? The signature seems to have a date of 1871 or 1891? The way the art is framed (front and back) makes me think the date is accurate. Any ideas?






And an enhanced shot of the signature... definitely looks like 1871 to me, but I have no idea about the name. ffffuuuu.gif



@330CK
Edited by Mr. Moo - 4/11/16 at 8:33pm
post #34252 of 51165
I really doubt it's 1800s. There's very little age to the paint, canvas, or stretcher. Most likely 1971. If it were 100+ years old, it would look more like this:




Asian decorative stuff was really popular in the mid century and on. A lot of it was decoration-only quality, which, I'm sorry I say, I think this painting is.

You can find lots of similar stuff here:
https://www.etsy.com/search?q=asian+boat+painting&order=most_relevant&view_type=gallery

Of course I could be wrong, but my best advice in buying Art--even from a known name--is buy something you like and won't mind hanging on your wall.
post #34253 of 51165
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

I really doubt it's 1800s. There's very little age to the paint, canvas, or stretcher. Most likely 1971. If it were 100+ years old, it would look more like this:




Asian decorative stuff was really popular in the mid century and on. A lot of it was decoration-only quality, which, I'm sorry I say, I think this painting is.

You can find lots of similar stuff here:
https://www.etsy.com/search?q=asian+boat+painting&order=most_relevant&view_type=gallery

Of course I could be wrong, but my best advice in buying Art--even from a known name--is buy something you like and won't mind hanging on your wall.

Thanks!

I do like this, and it's going to go up in my office.

Having said that... really looks like 1871 to me. shog[1].gif
post #34254 of 51165
Antiques Roadshow that thing😉
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Thanks!

I do like this, and it's going to go up in my office.

Having said that... really looks like 1871 to me. shog[1].gif

The painting itself - haven't seen anything older than like 1940s or 50s in that style & color combo, when the pacific islands became popular after ww2. Most is more recent. The stretcher does look older tho. I actively hunt tiki / mcm / etc and cannot see it being 19th c...mainly because no one was doing it then.

That said, I totally would have grabbed it as well!
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post

The painting itself - haven't seen anything older than like 1940s or 50s in that style & color combo, when the pacific islands became popular after ww2. Most is more recent. The stretcher does look older tho. I actively hunt tiki / mcm / etc and cannot see it being 19th c...mainly because no one was doing it then.

That said, I totally would have grabbed it as well!

Interesting stuff - thank you.

Maybe the date is the date the artist was born? Just strange to have that date there if it's not when it was painted... right? Though if the date were not there, I would never guess that this was from the 19th century. I am very, very far from an art expert, so I just kind of go by the "does it feel real?... is that a date?... can I make out the name?... do I like it?" way of buying art.
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Thread Starter 
maybe its just too early but that painting reminded me of this :
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sup crud
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maybe its just too early but that painting reminded me of this :

Reminded me of Call of Duty World at War if anyone played that game 

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