The stock number for this item says the style was registered in 1979. I don't have the first clue how the military categorizes and labels surplus. It doesn't look old or roughly used but some patches were removed from it.
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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome) - Page 3043post #45631 of 514539/26/16 at 7:43ampost #45632 of 514539/26/16 at 7:49ampost #45633 of 514539/26/16 at 9:25amQuote:Originally Posted by Wrong Crowd
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Pop on ancient madder, I think. This is just an ancient tie in general- it just feels old, and it's significantly heavier and thicker than any of my other Brooks Brothers ties.
Here's a better picture of the print and texture.
And, on the other end of the spectrum, here's a more modern Brooks Brothers tie that would be perfect to wear to pick your kid up from school if you needed to make absolutely certain that they were incredibly embarrassed by you.
Like eazye mentioned, the label with "Brooks Brothers" in script is newer. IIRC, it's the second newest tie label. Newest ones have Script with "Makers & Merchants" below. That pattern looks textbook for Ancient Madder fabric, which feels chalky against your hand.post #45634 of 514539/26/16 at 9:38am
Last night, I dreamt that I went to the LuxeSwap store. In the dream it turned out that Spoo was actually Freddie Prinze Jr. and he told me that he would never in a million years wear used clothing. All of the employees were like 1-2 foot tall imps and rode around motorized carts, yelling at people to get out of their way. It was fucking awesome.post #45635 of 514539/26/16 at 9:58amQuote:
It does feel chalky! I thought that might be because of the age of the silk, it never occurred to me that it might be a property of the dye. Thanks for your help, I am always blown away by the amount of knowledge on this forum.post #45636 of 514539/26/16 at 10:02ampost #45637 of 514539/26/16 at 10:04ampost #45638 of 514539/26/16 at 10:12ampost #45639 of 514539/26/16 at 10:16amQuote:
I just did a little reading up as a result of this thread and I found an AAAC thread where someone was saying that they used to use lime to roughen the silk in order to get the hand feel and dye adherence they wanted. Lime has since been banned, so I guess they found other ways to treat the silk- as it sounds like it was more of a physical process than a chemical one, I imagine modern ancient madder is quite similar to the lime-based variety.post #45640 of 514539/26/16 at 10:21ampost #45641 of 514539/26/16 at 10:24am
I'm pretty sure (perhaps not), you are looking at something I saw this weekend (looks like the same store, same name of store anyway).
Was it in the "medium" section.
I know Vicuna is a thing, but didn't know enough to know if that jacket was a "kop" or not. Feel free to educate me.post #45642 of 514539/26/16 at 10:33ampost #45643 of 514539/26/16 at 10:37amThread StarterQuote:
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Hey, I used that when I played Myst! That was at the top of the lookout tower, right?Quote:Originally Posted by My Main Man
Last night, I dreamt that I went to the LuxeSwap store. In the dream it turned out that Spoo was actually Freddie Prinze Jr. and he told me that he would never in a million years wear used clothing. All of the employees were like 1-2 foot tall imps and rode around motorized carts, yelling at people to get out of their way. It was fucking awesome.
I love my fucking oompa loompas.
But seriously, another Spoo dream? What is up with that?! I spend more time on SF than anyone and I don't think Ive ever had a SF dream.
Truth. But those HK based "bespoke" mixes of vicuna and wool or even vicuna and cashmere usually feel like shit and I would be pretty surprised if they contained actual vicuna. Not shitting on the find at all, I would have taken it - but its not really the vicuna you're looking for. You want either black, navy, or natural solids, usually used for outerwear and not suits, and they should be pure.post #45644 of 514539/26/16 at 10:40amVicuña are cousins to llamas and alpacas, they aren't domesticated. They starve themselves in captivity. In order to harvest their wool, you have to catch one, shear it and release it. It's an incredible amount of work (obviously) to get a small amount of wool. The wool itself is lightweight and warm, making it desirable. Vicuña are protected and you couldn't get the material for a number of years.
For all of these reasons, it's expensive. Even a small amount of vicuña in a modern garment (~5%) is still advertised with a tag.post #45645 of 514539/26/16 at 10:47am
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