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post #41026 of 51002
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This is a thing right? Just want to double check its not some non mainline stuff. Can't find country of origin tag. Heavy cotton blend

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The LBM is the real deal.
post #41027 of 51002
Looking for advice on buying a used turntable, don't know if what I'm looking at is a good deal. PM me if you can give some words of advice. Thanks!
post #41028 of 51002
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The LBM is the real deal.

Thanks! Can't beat $6. Is this an older tag or do they have a more casual line? The tag is different from others I looked up and can't seem to find something similar to this yet. Cotton/rayon/poly blend??? The ticket pocket is cool
post #41029 of 51002
Anyone know the maker of this suit?



post #41030 of 51002

Size 8.5 shoes, Goodyear welt, "______  ________":  (name of material hidden to protect the innocent)   :)

 

 

 

 

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post #41031 of 51002
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Click if you want to learn about Goodyear welting...if not, don't, unless you like my walls of text. (Click to show)
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With a nailed heel, this in turn means that the heel is indeed stacked, and not buy cheap composite pieces of wood, which is done by cheaper brands, which is why you should always know what your buying.....but solid constructed pieces, then nailed together, no glue, purely stacked and nailed. Now I am unaware of the exact retail of Abboud Dress shoes, but I can tell you without a doubt, that this process alone, would put those above Abbouds way out of the range of their target customer's budget. In addition, I think it's fair to assume that 95% or so of the men who contribute here, are also aware of Goodyear/leather sole construction also. A dress shoe of quality with a leather soul, 99% of the the time, will endure not just the process of Goodyear Welting (if they don't, a process that is more or less identical, or perhaps Superior, like Prestige Lobbs or something,.if that's legal)...that is a true sign of a quality leather soled shoe. On the exterior, the only evidence a Goodyear welt has been utilized in construction, is the mere fact that the soles themselves are in fact, a small set of pure leather stacks, these stacks are then cemented on the interior, to the insoles and uppers, as well as a layer of cork and/or other porous type product (historically its usually just cork, however Cork is starting to become less utilized across the board and companies have been known to switch things up so when their pieces are resoled, the can boast a totally worthless difference in type of thick, porous material they have chosen that allows your shoes to airrate and provides an initial, subtle, and appreciated, give to an otherwise very stiff product..., it's packed directly between the insole and cemented first layer of leather. Then to finish the shoes construction, stitching commences, then, starting at the top of the first layer leather and proceeding to penetrate all layers, all the way to the sole, then back up through where it came, and repeat....and this is what in fact keeps the soles together. Furthermore, what this method of construction also does that is equally as important, is that it allows for any cobbler, to easily take apart your shoes, layer by layer, piece by piece, and totally reconstruct them when time comes they are in need of a resoling. Thus, a $120 pair of Calvin Klein glued dress shoes will last a daily wearer, I dunno, a year? Meanwhile, not just dress, but the entirity of my casual wear shoes as well, are all Goodyear welted, which means, every 2 to 3 years or so, I gotta pay my guy 140, and a week later I get back a brand new pair of shoes. My collection, theoretically, can last me probably 15 years (my Cordovans will at least), very possibly even more. Now obviously they didn't cost me just a bit more then my purely those fictional pair of 120 Kliens cost....not the same ball park, not the same league, not the same level of Professional ball....I'd say a fair comparison would be perhaps, an unaffiiliated, semi pro, regional league team Baseball team, full of guys who will never be, not even on a Single A club, and then on the other hand, '96 Yankees.....on the surface, if you are in fact aware of what I am even referencing specifically....actually forget that, I myself have a home up there, so I will use an example you most likely will, think the 2091 Mariners, 116 wins......now this may in fact seem more like an exxageration to hammer home a point...it is not, truly, that is the difference in quality. And just as those Calvin Kleins I mentioned, those Joseph Abbouds, are in no possible way, Goodyear welted. I could probably go on for a while as to reasons that they are definitely not, but merely stating the fact that this is a a labor intensive, expensive production method, and the fact that I don't see any stitching on those soles, A list is seemingly unnecessary.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you kindly, Jompso.  This is educational and much appreciated. 

post #41032 of 51002
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Haven't posted in a minute, haven't really had the time to go out for self, carved some out, its the dog days of thrifting, shits depressing out there...

 

 

Zegna x2....Ferragfamo x8...........Zegna x4, Drakes, Rooster Madder Wool Challis, and two English made Knit flat ends

Hilditch, Smalto Wool/Silk, Hermes x2, Brioni x3, GUCCI!

Trevalyn thriftening which was fucking dope...x9                    Chanel, Hermes x2, Bijan (99% sure this was made by Ricci), Gianni, Ferragamo, Bowring & Arundel (UK), Talbot Ldt Edt for LA Country club Members only....don't Golf, but moms did the interior on that spot, feel like I'm worthy of ownership.


Turnbull z2..fucking ugliest Hermes ever (1.99.....if it cost two I probably wouldn't have bought it..god it sucks)   ....... GUCCI! X5, Feragamo, Paul Stuart England Gren fina, Pink, NWT Canali, Zegna

3 NWT Avi Rossini store brand shirts. Crazy one is 100% silk. I was under the impression that Borrelli does their house line but I'm pretty sure these are Brioni.....Loro P button up x2, Polo x1

Barba (Mint, been a while since i've grabbed one of these, forgot how nice these shirts are) and never cop vines, but this shit looked different and its NWT's so fuck it.

                       MINT Vilebrequin 100% linen, Turnbull x3

Ugly fucking RLPL Cotton Polos x5........Borrelli, Isaia, Tom Ford (Premium line...Italy made, not swiss or turkey)

Brioni Polo, Brioni S/S linen.............Isaia, Borrelli, RLPL

Loro Piana button up, Brioni denim

Loro Piana 100% Cashmere sweaters x3

Really nice Collezioni jacket, Cashmere, mini crowsfoot weave

 

Some Zegna from the early 90s, if not older....but love me cashmere Zegna

 

 

 

 

Probably my favorite come up, only seen one of these before ever. Sulka Suit, manufacturered by Brioni.

 

 

Hate thrifting pants. Love Isaia. Bought Isaia.

RRL Cotton Safari Jacket

 

BY FAR the nicest Armani suit I've ever thrifted, recent tags, 90 wool 10 Cash

 

Gorgeous Brioni blazer, 80% Cash, 20% Silk

 

Bought this cuz I was under the impression Neil Barret was still that premo shit it was a few years back....looks like they sold out to the man though. I don't want it. if you want it message me. Message #3 gets it. I want nothing, just pay shipping. Triple patch pocket, size Medium.

 

 

Armani Italy 80% Silk 20% Cash, nice summer jacket

 

This thing is really fucking ugly but the price was right, triple patch, 100% cash.

Zegna Trofeo blazer, the blue is much more prominent it person, its actually quite nice

This one had me torn, premium fabric, nice pattern, tasteful and versatile pattern and colorway, Full Canvas construction, Wool Silk blend sourced from Italy...........jacket made in China. I bought it obviously, it's fate is still up in the air though.

Polo Italy Royal Blue Cotton Blazer by Cantarelli

 

Copped this Gustin piece just cuz I know theres a few of you out there that love this shit, was gonna just toss this up for grabs but it got swooped before I could even post, next time..

 

I will never tire from seeing the site of that lining.....

Fucking dope 3/4  length Bally Leather jacket, made in France....looks like its straight out of a mid 90s East Coast, Hype Williams directed, Rap Video, on some Queensbridge shit.

 

And then this bad boy, RLPL 100% Lambskin leather, standing Harrington-esque (doesn't extend out) ribbed collar, 100% sick as fuck.

 

And I'm out.

Literally, who the fuck donates garments like this. I'd be very interested in the real life thought process of someone who throws ^^ in a donate pile (or other circumstance). Thoughts? I mean Jesus FC.

post #41033 of 51002
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Literally, who the fuck donates garments like this. I'd be very interested in the real life thought process of someone who throws ^^ in a donate pile (or other circumstance). Thoughts? I mean Jesus FC.

 

I've asked myself that question repeatedly. Who donates Hermes scarves,vintage Gucci bags, and so on?  Maybe bitter exes, maybe widows or widowers, maybe adult children overwhelmed by a parent's estate....maybe somebody so well-heeled that the items are a mere nothing to them.  I'm grateful they do, though, otherwise how should any of us have this hobby/business?

post #41034 of 51002
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I've asked myself that question repeatedly. Who donates Hermes scarves,vintage Gucci bags, and so on?  Maybe bitter exes, maybe widows or widowers, maybe adult children overwhelmed by a parent's estate....maybe somebody so well-heeled that the items are a mere nothing to them.  I'm grateful they do, though, otherwise how should any of us have this hobby/business?

Almost more than the hunt, I'd love to know the back story of a piece like that. Where was it bought, how many times was it worn, WHY was it donated. Y'know?

post #41035 of 51002
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I've asked myself that question repeatedly. Who donates Hermes scarves,vintage Gucci bags, and so on?  Maybe bitter exes, maybe widows or widowers, maybe adult children overwhelmed by a parent's estate....maybe somebody so well-heeled that the items are a mere nothing to them.  I'm grateful they do, though, otherwise how should any of us have this hobby/business?


With the items I typically find, my questions usually sound like "who pisses in their pants this much?" , "what did they wipe on this shirt?" , or "what did this guy step in?"

post #41036 of 51002
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This is a thing right? Just want to double check its not some non mainline stuff. Can't find country of origin tag. Heavy cotton blend Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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A couple more interesting details about the jacket photoed hastily from my trunk.  Usual white garment description tag is black and almost looks inverted.  Also this thing is single vented.  Is this some sort of MTM or sample piece?  Any info is appreciated!

 

 

post #41037 of 51002
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Originally Posted by Bahljs View Post
 

Almost more than the hunt, I'd love to know the back story of a piece like that. Where was it bought, how many times was it worn, WHY was it donated. Y'know?

 

That's why I did the whole back story on the Solomon Pierson Miles coin silver presentation teapot. How did it get from Boston, MA to Lynnwood, WA? Being over 160 years old, and with obvious dings, polishing over the engraving, and repairs to the handle, it had a story to tell. I only traced it. Its other stories are and always will be silent. The school (English High School of Boston) didn't even know it existed until I contacted them.

 

I have here a Dungannon tweed overcoat once owned by Colonel W.D. Paschall, US Fifth Army. (WWII era).  Ditto, story.  Can't trace it more than finding a few mentions of his name in Google.

post #41038 of 51002
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Anyone know the maker of this suit?




Not sure...

Edit: This tag is really bothering me. I've definitely seen it before. Thought it was Brioni for a second.
Edited by othertravel - 7/20/16 at 11:57am
post #41039 of 51002
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Originally Posted by Bahljs View Post

Almost more than the hunt, I'd love to know the back story of a piece like that. Where was it bought, how many times was it worn, WHY was it donated. Y'know?

wasnt there someone on the thread awhile ago who looked up the owner of a jacket and emailed/contacted them?

maybe it was tongue in cheek.... cant recall if they were joking about calling to see if they had anymore clothes to donate.
post #41040 of 51002
@leisurewear Really dig that jacket and that Calvin & Hobbes anthology is a total grail!
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