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storytime just got more interesting

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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post

Highvoltorb - sashiko I think. Also, I've been saying your name in my head as 'high Voltaire, B' by mistake for years now. shog[1].gif

 

I think you're right. I was pretty sure there was a "sh" sound in it somewhere. HighVoltaire could just be the next evolution of my name. It started on the Ultimate-Guitar forums as HighVoltage when I was 13 and super into AC/DC. Then when I got out of that phase (I kept the red SG at least) I told my friends I needed a new name and one of my friends said "high voltorb" off the cuff without thinking. Voltorb is a pokemon for those unaware. So now I just have to start reading a lot of Voltaire to justify the name change haha. 

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Originally Posted by double00 View Post
 

storytime just got more interesting

 

Yeah, but what's the percentage?

 

 

 

(I'm so sorry.)

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I found Boglioli! 50/50 Linen/Cotton. Half-pads in the shoulders (facing toward the back), unlined except the sleeves, working buttonholes.  

 

 

 

 

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Great couple days for me. Tons of cool vintage, plus this stuff...


Kickass Tommy nautical vest.


Silk/cashmere sweater by....


Bijan! POP!


Weird-ass RLX jacket.

All N/A

Lastly, anyone know a good place to figure out model #s on scuba stuff? Got this Scubapro regulator for dirt cheap and I'm trying to figure out more about it.
post #41871 of 51481
This looks like someone might want it.



A couple of pops for me...



And I'm a sucker for weird shoes, these say custom made and not much else. Did I get some more projectiles?


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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

I hate the Baby Boom Generation with a deep abiding passion.

Agreed.
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Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post

I think you're right. I was pretty sure there was a "sh" sound in it somewhere. HighVoltaire could just be the next evolution of my name. It started on the Ultimate-Guitar forums as HighVoltage when I was 13 and super into AC/DC. Then when I got out of that phase (I kept the red SG at least) I told my friends I needed a new name and one of my friends said "high voltorb" off the cuff without thinking. Voltorb is a pokemon for those unaware. So now I just have to start reading a lot of Voltaire to justify the name change haha. 

Or become a master of this pin
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Originally Posted by SteelGuy View Post

This looks like someone might want it.

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The shoes, the cracks lead me to believe that its not a skin, but if you have better pics I'm happy to take a look.
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Looking for an LV keepall/weekender (prefer classic brown print, but would consider black or brown damier print pending price/trade of course)... cross posting to thrift buy/sell/trade thread as well. Would prefer to trade for it - please take a look at what I've got listed, plus have lots of backlog.

Need it in the next week or two if possible. Thanks in advance all!
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Guy on Craigslist is selling some Aldens for dirt cheap. Shoe experts, @capnwes, are these past the point of no return? I can't really tell if that's cracking or creasing.

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Originally Posted by bpk1 View Post

Looking for an LV keepall/weekender (prefer classic brown print, but would consider black or brown damier print pending price/trade of course)... cross posting to thrift buy/sell/trade thread as well. Would prefer to trade for it- please take a look at what I've got listed, plus have lots of backlog.

Need it in the next week or two if possible. Thanks in advance all!

Anywhere else in the world/internet except this thread, this would seem like a totally ridiculous request. I love this thread.
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

I too stopped by Savile Row recently and also had a grand old time

 

 

Very nice photos! I don't see anyone in the background, professional set up?

 

Third bolt (green one) was the one I tried.

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

i mean.... not really. youre basically paying them to make a tie only youre providing the fabric. Not as simple as say slimming the leg of a trouser. assuming around $7 to ship, $30 to take apart and re-fold sounds (to me) pretty reasonable.

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try it yourself! you might find $37 is reasonable after that.

I have. It takes me about an hour, and I suspect I could get it down to less with as much practice as TieCrafters has. That's a pretty decent hourly rate, even for skilled labor.
N.B. this is standard 3 fold lined.
Presumably multi fold, hand rolled would be orders of magnitude more complex, and I suspect they charge way more Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Which actually leads me to a rant about Luxire. Sold me a RTW tie. Billed as 59 inches long. Arrived at 63 inches, with fade spots. Asked for a replacement. Telling me I have to pay. SO not happy. I get that customer pays returns is their policy, but I can only live with that if they have decent QC. But they don't -- their QC has been absolutely murdering me for a while.
#rantover
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

I hate the Baby Boom Generation with a deep abiding passion. This is where your child rearing has taken us.

http://nypost.com/2016/08/01/this-suit-is-actually-a-onesie/


That and they're cheap bastards. Cap is the only one I know (stress on I know) able to squeeze a decent buck out of them for vintage suits. I've had incredible hand made stuff in pristine condition, and the bastards offer me $30 for it. It's like a time warp where they still think it's 1965 dollars.

--
In other news:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/222195419562?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Is $600 a lot to pay all at once? Yes.
Is $15 per tie a very fair deal for Brioni, Kiton, Borrelli, Isaia, Marinella and Cappelli ties? You bet your ass it is.
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2nd one in maybe the last 10 days. $7.99:

 

de la Perriere, 90cm

this is vintage i think from the mid 70s, i assume from the same donor as the last one.

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