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Stopped by the Ledbury warehouse sale yesterday. Not a huge fan of their shirts, so I went looking for a sweater. Tons of stock. Tim Kaine was there about an hour after me.

NWOB Sebago Docksides. Made in the USA. 7.5M.



NWT Vitaliano Pancaldi tie


Small e-thrift. NWT Stefano Ricci square. Under 10% rule if you don't count shipping.
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Forgot who posted the link to the Round Two YouTube channel, but thanks - I've been watching them when work slows down...great primer for anyone (like me) who is not totally up on SW&D, "is this is XXX I'm looking for", etc.  Still mostly lost on sneakers - I suspect one has to have been into them for years, and know from memory what's what.

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Gren?

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Forgot who posted the link to the Round Two YouTube channel, but thanks - I've been watching them when work slows down...great primer for anyone (like me) who is not totally up on SW&D, "is this is XXX I'm looking for", etc.  Still mostly lost on sneakers - I suspect one has to have been into them for years, and know from memory what's what.

No problem man, I've seen every episode but I'm going back through watching them again because some of the things people thrift and bring in there is insane. Really good show to watch if you are trying to get your knowledge up. 

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Gren?

 

Doesn't look like it from the photo, but there's a lot of reflection so it's hard to tell. Here's one of mine. It should be obvious if you look at the weave pattern without catching too much reflection. Cheers.

 

General point (and not at all directed at you), I'm surprised how frequently this comes up. There are only two weaves (three if you count piccola) and they're pretty distinctive.

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Doesn't look like it from the photo, but there's a lot of reflection so it's hard to tell. Here's one of mine. It should be obvious if you look at the weave pattern without catching too much reflection. Cheers.

General point (and not at all directed at you), I'm surprised how frequently this comes up. There are only two weaves (three if you count piccola) and they're pretty distinctive.
Kind of like shell, it's easier to recognize after you've held it
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Picked up this early 60's (I think) Schwinn Speedster from a local yard sale for $15. Original owner. 89 years old; he even filled the tires up and greased the chain so whoever bought it could "hop on and ride away".

Had a thick layer of dust and grime. Cleaned up pretty well. Has lots of scratches, chips and dings. All adds to the patina. smile.gif





Pretty sure these are the original tires...

Chrome is polishing up nicely.

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Well, I finally caught up on the thread! I've been 1,200+ posts behind for MONTHS. I can't believe how much awesome stuff has been posted over the last 8-10 weeks. Every time I wanted to comment, I realized I'd be a couple of weeks behind all of the other "awesome!" comments. @Mr. Moo: We've been on some weird alternate thrifting planets. I can't tell you how many things you've posted have overlapped with me, including that reversible Zegna jacket. I bought that new a few years ago but couldn't make it work. Loved it (and the concept), but it never fit right.

Anyway, I have a ton of stuff to post. I'm not sure the best way to go about it, but I'll get some stuff up. I had to move into my own office space this summer, I needed a dedicated spot for storage/photography. The best part? It's a 3 minute walk from my house. I had no idea how much stuff I had acquired until I loaded it all up and brought it over. I'm pretty sure my neighbors were gossiping, thinking I was moving out of my house. happy.gif

According to the sign on the side of the building, it was a hospital first built in 1488. It was burned down in 1680 due to the plague and rebuilt in 1685. It was used as a hospital until 1874.

New view:

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Here is the start of some recent finds...

First up, some decor.

Bought this guy at the flea market. Normally, I already know what I'd be willing to pay (and the relative value), before I ask for a price. This was one of those situations that I had no idea what to expect to pay (How much do pheasants really cost? biggrin.gif) Anyway, I expected €40-50 and the seller said "€20." Out of principal, I immediately said "€10," and he was happy to settle for €15. I have no idea of "value," because I just wanted it, but I felt like I scored a deal.



Viennese waltz.



Cast aluminum, I think. Lighter than it looks, but still cool.



Old field binoculars.


Paid up for this because it was clearly silver. Saw the marking and had to have it. Anyone know when they added Brigg? Unfortunately missing the whip. I think this is a lady's version.








Probably not much value, but loved the teak and it hadn't hit the floor yet. Leaks, but could probably be fixed.



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^ love everything. Would be excited to find all of this.
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I've found some great sunglasses this summer. Never found more than 2 pairs at once, so this was collecting over a number of weeks. I should probably say that I now have new bills to pay with the new office space. Therefore, not a lot can go out for cost + shipping. I will hopefully be able to go back to cutting deals in the future, but until then, ebay should be your guide.

Carrera 5512 (Austria) in black:




Carrera 5512 (Austria) in olive:




Carrera 5530 (Austria)




Carrera 5430 (Austria)



Carrera 4856 (Austria)



Porsche Design 5621 (Austria)



Oakley Why 8. Came home and said to my wife "I think I found the good Oakleys." She looked at me and said "I have no idea what those words mean." They feel good, they're legit, right?




CHANEL


Oakley


B&L Ray Bans in varying conditions from amazing to completely bent/scratched.










D&G in rough shape



Fendi



Versace: Somehow missing the plastic rings around the sides.





Chanel 4002 with all sorts of problems (cracks, loose screws, etc.). @SpooPoker: You just posted a pair, I think. Are they supposed to be made in France?




Nina Ricci (France)





Awesome vintage Polaroids. Saw a bunch of NOS, unfortunately I didn't see the Borris Becker version.




These were my gamble: Toki 8172 in titanium. Hand made in Japan. I found a bit of info online, but not a lot. Anyone know anything? They're really well-balanced.




Vintage Persol, rough shape.




A first for me, JPG:






These were empty, but I still grabbed them:

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With gren, they use the 'right' and 'wrong' side of the fabric as the show side, so its possible to see apparently 'more' than grossa and fina out there.

You could also argue that there are bootleg grens built off of the leno weave but this is all internet hairsplitting.

You want to see open, almost lacy or knit looking silk with lots of depth. But obv not knit.
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Just picked these up Barrie Ltd White Bucks from eBay.  Just in time for the late days of summer.  

 

 

 

 

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On to shoes...

Copy and pasted from above:

I should probably say that I now have new bills to pay with the new office space. Therefore, not a lot can go out for cost + shipping. I will hopefully be able to go back to cutting deals in the future, but until then, ebay should be your guide.

Even came with the trees...





Another pair, though not new:



Ludwig Reiter, rough shape but couldn't leave them:


Church's. Can anyone read the size? I know they're F width.






These were a treat. I can't tell you how many pairs of riding boots I've examined while looking for Lobb. These aren't Lobb, but they're one of the Viennese bespoke makers I hadn't found. There is an "E" before Scheer, so I assume they're Edmund Scheer, which would put them around 1900-1920ish. I was actually supposed to do a tour/interview at Scheer in the spring, but having a baby got in the way. I hope to get there to do the interview in September, so I suppose I could ask them at that point. @SpooPoker: How did yours do a few months ago?






Here are a couple of shots halfway through oiling:

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Thread Starter 
Holy shit hans.

Chanel glasses aren't made in france, in Italy unless super vintage IIRC. I think mine were 4017s not 4002s.
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