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post #38626 of 51002
Anyone recognize this care tag at all? The sweater doesn't have any other remaining tags.




post #38627 of 51002
Not one find, accumulated over a couple months. Been really lazy lately

post #38628 of 51002
@cpmac7 that's like 130 shirts man! Wtflip?! Crazy
post #38629 of 51002
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Originally Posted by the2ndhandman View Post

I think Ties are made by sartoria wich was bought by ciro. All clothing like shirts and suits are made by Martin greenfeild. Sartoria is owned by Ciro and not affiliated with kiton.

Massimo Bizzocchi was (is?) the CEO of Kiton. This is his private line. Quality wise, those ties are near top tier.
post #38630 of 51002
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by carreragt7 View Post

Anyone recognize this care tag at all? The sweater doesn't have any other remaining tags. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




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Originally Posted by cpmac7 View Post

Not one find, accumulated over a couple months. Been really lazy lately
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Holy Shirt!
post #38631 of 51002
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Originally Posted by cpmac7 View Post

Not one find, accumulated over a couple months. Been really lazy lately

All folded, thats probably the opposite of lazy

post #38632 of 51002
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Originally Posted by cadmonkey View Post

just noticed this on the brioni i picked up




dafuq? lookaround.gif

i think this was made for edmorel..... soemthing to do with keeping his humbler in place during black tie events....
post #38633 of 51002
Yup.


Actually, i thought it might have been for a pianist. .
post #38634 of 51002
@SpooPoker hahaha, nice video clip. In case I wasn't clear about the sweater, it isn't my style at all. But it was so far out from the regular sweaters I find and cheap enough that I grabbed it just to be safe. There are "things" I will never understand, and this sweater fit the "strange enough it quite possibly could be a thing somewhere" category. smile.gif
post #38635 of 51002
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Originally Posted by carreragt7 View Post

Anyone recognize this care tag at all? The sweater doesn't have any other remaining tags.





The combination of materials reminds me of an ridiculous looking Bally sweater I picked up a long while back. Unable to compare interior tags until at least this evening though.
post #38636 of 51002
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Originally Posted by snackbandit View Post

Coffee dudes.. This is a thing, right?

Does NOT power on, unfortunately.
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Originally Posted by shirtsnmor View Post

 Pavoni's are definitely a thing.  The date stamp is from 1977 I believe.  Non-working ones can get a decent price for parts.  Looks like it's missing the portafilter though.


Yep, La Pavoni Europiccola, same model and year as the one I found and refurbished. Missing the portafilter and drip tray.

If it doesn't power on, probably the switch went bad from moisture/corrosion. Common issue for those. I got a replacement switch for mine for $24.00, along with a set of replacement seals, from espressoparts.com. They might have the parts you're missing, too. Refurbishing was not that complicated. It comes apart fairly easily, just clean the parts, descale the boiler, replace the seals and lube everything and you're good to go. Getting the wiring right was the trickiest part; the new switches get wired up slightly differently than the old ones. I painted my base black while I had it apart.

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post #38637 of 51002
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post



Yep, La Pavoni Europiccola, same model and year as the one I found and refurbished. Missing the portafilter and drip tray.

If it doesn't power on, probably the switch went bad from moisture/corrosion. Common issue for those. I got a replacement switch for mine for $24.00, along with a set of replacement seals, from espressoparts.com. They might have the parts you're missing, too. Refurbishing was not that complicated. It comes apart fairly easily, just clean the parts, descale the boiler, replace the seals and lube everything and you're good to go. Getting the wiring right was the trickiest part; the new switches get wired up slightly differently than the old ones. I painted my base black while I had it apart.


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That is sweet!

 

Coffee Talk (Click to show)
Does it pull a good shot?  It's a single boiler, right?  I was thinking of upgrading to a dual boiler for temperature consistency, but I love the look and manual lever action of the Pavoni.
post #38638 of 51002
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Originally Posted by shirtsnmor View Post

That is sweet!

Does it pull a good shot?  It's a single boiler, right?  I was thinking of upgrading to a dual boiler for temperature consistency, but I love the look and manual lever action of the Pavoni.

Well, I'd say it can pull a good shot. As with any espresso, you have to know what you're doing. And the manual nature of it makes getting good shots trickier than regular machines, because in addition to all the usual variables of grind, distribution, tamp, temperature, infusion time, etc., you're introducing another variable with pressure. So that can make it trickier to get a good, consistent shot nailed down. But once you know what you're doing, the variability there does allow for more experimentation with different methods and time/pressure profiles.

I make no claims of knowing what I'm doing, but I have gotten some really good shots from it. A lot of poor ones, too, though that's user error more than anything else.
post #38639 of 51002
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Originally Posted by shirtsnmor View Post

Coffee Talk (Click to show)
Does it pull a good shot?  It's a single boiler, right?  I was thinking of upgrading to a dual boiler for temperature consistency, but I love the look and manual lever action of the Pavoni.

post #38640 of 51002

Hell yeah! Thanks for the info @Orgetorix

 

I was totally going to flip it as-is, but seeing those resto results have inspired me to take on this little project. Good stuff! 

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