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Originally Posted by Jompso View Post
 

 

Pretty positive that the clip I posted earlier, homie has it dead to rights, on the dot. Fairly sure this is a truly logical conclusion also, because in the 50s, It was simply viewed as more rare, and demand was a result of this as well as a more exclusive nature to it (due entirely to economics of the industry, nothing else). No protection or regulation, consistently stock in the cooler months, of 100% fabric content coats. Business logistics regarding costs, sourcing, milling, etc...  was the reason behind the cost. The animal and its by-products were thoroughly discussed consistently and daily by nearly all working in retail, in no way viewed as some mythical type creature, highly documented and detailed breed, basic knowledge of anyone working with it, and certainly without question, known across the board, how to pronounce the animals name 100% correctly and done so by everyone who ever needed to say the word professionally and/or socially....I mean more or less on par with someone who simply does not know the correct way to pronounce Cashmere today, it simply doesn't exist because it can't.

 

 

Nah. The way the guy is saying it in that clip is basically the equivalent of saying 'chipolte'. The word vicuna is Spanish and the enye is the only letter effected with the 'y' affectation. douple00 is right about the 'ick' though. There are phonetic pronunciations on every dictionary site.

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Originally Posted by carreragt7 View Post

Picked up a few pair of shoes tonight. I haven't had much time to thrift lately but it amazes me what I'm still able to find at 8 or 9pm. Makes me wonder what I missed out on during the day, haha.

Couple pair of AE. Strand and not sure on the lighter colored (walnut?) model's name. Googled and even looked through the AE appreciation thread and didn't find it yet. Anyone know off hand? They appear new but with something spilled on them, hoping to learn how to save them but am assuming it involves just darkening them. Vibram heels and soles.
Also these anonymous woven penny loafers. Seem decently made, but only markings visible don't help me out much. Will be researching more tomorrow to identify both pairs.



 

 

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I have this same model. I believe it was an option that Nordstrom put together many years ago. It did not have a name but is sometimes referred to as the old Clifford.

 

The Clifford is a blucher. Was the old version a balmoral?

For the record, I had to speak with AE customer service today about an unrelated subject and brought up the mystery shoes. Style #1044 was a prototype. It is the AE Lancashire in walnut calf. They made very few of them and were never mass released. Your shoes are likely corporate samples.

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Better pictures of stuff I've maybe mentioned before. Happy Friday fellas.





Edited by thebuddahman - 10/7/16 at 2:21pm
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post
 

Nah. The way the guy is saying it in that clip is basically the equivalent of saying 'chipolte'. The word vicuna is Spanish and the enye is the only letter effected with the 'y' affectation. douple00 is right about the 'ick' though. There are phonetic pronunciations on every dictionary site.

Chalk that fail up to pure hubris and total lack of effort. Supported by what I found to be more or less bullet proof logic. Yet, simply factoring obvious outside variables such as fucking 1950S AMERICA or simply a minimal effort of double checking to see if the first source was even right......perhaps my results differ.... or they don't, fucking Tomato, Potato, Vicuna, Silk, Baby Seal Fur....As a blatantly obnoxious deterrent, I'll simply swerve back to my point from my original statement and hammer that fucker home harder.....That of course being, if your Vicuna tag reps <10% Vicuna, you have no fucking Vicuna....#math.

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Here is the haul from yesterday; it's a mix of men's and women's (because I primarily focus on women's clothes) but there are some fabs in here:

 

Garnet Hill cowlneck cableknit dress:

 

 

Ann Taylor mohair blend cardigan, NWT

 

 

Wallace & Barnes men's wool sweater with denim detailing:

 

 

Oleana (cha-ching!) silk & wool blend cardigan:

 

 

Ann Taylor wool cowlneck tunic with 3/4 length sleeves:

 

 

Laura Ashley Scandinavian style wool cardigan: 

 

 

Burberry men's navy wool sweater with leather shoulder & elbow patches: 

 

 

Gaeltarra Aran cardigan:

 

 

Pendleton High Grade Western Wear Indian Blanket bathrobe:

 

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Saw a likely flipper in my neck of the woods. Kopped some stuff that I always pass on (Eton shirt, middle-tier jeans).

Very skinny guy about 5'10". Young. One of you?

Also - Balmain dress shoes. Kind of ugly, cannot find anything remotely like them online. Black, kind of pointy lace ups. Fairly benign looking. Mainline Balmain. Worth a kop?
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post


For the record, I had to speak with AE customer service today about an unrelated subject and brought up the mystery shoes. Style #1044 was a prototype. It is the AE Lancashire in walnut calf. They made very few of them and were never mass released. Your shoes are likely corporate samples.
Very informative! Thank you for that! I like the shoes a lot and they happen to be my size. Now to figure out if there is any way to salvage the color or if I'm stuck darkening them. I'm not even a novice when it comes to dress shoe care so more researching is needed. I know there is a vast amount of threads on such topics so will be fun reading.

The woven pair seem similar to Bragano by Cole Haan but are lacking the proper labeling and would still have signs of the label, so who knows. They fit as well so won't worry too much. Good beaters.

Thanks again for insight! This community is awesome.
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^try stripping the color off the shoe using Saphir Renomat. You may be able to lighten it up enough that you can just go over it with some walnut polish or brown polish and blend it in.

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Some recent stuff, I'm probably forgetting some things, but it's been picking up around here lately.


































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@HansderHund



Potato pic of that e-thrifted zegna. Needs the sleeves shortening but otherwise fits nice. Excuse the uniqlo polo and chinos. Definitely a keeper although it's similar to my brown cotton cucinelli.
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Erm...

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Thrift fit with a giant Red Wing boot



Browns Beach Jacket - thrifted
J Crew flannel - Thrifted
Dockers K1 - discount
Red Wing Iron Rangers - discount
Stormy Kroger cap - thrifted
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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post


Wrong.
It's VICUN-YA

 

 

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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post

Sorry you beat me to it.
Winny loses...again.

 

Even when we're saying the same thing, you feel the need to argue, why?

 

Spelling: vicuña

Pronunciation\vi-ˈkün-yə, vī-; vī-ˈkü-nə, və-, -ˈkyü-\

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Some meager finds from the middle of nowhere. (Im looking for cash, so all available BTW).

 

Sweet brown label Canali dual vent. Its hard to see as my photography skills suck, but there is a killer lavender window pane pattern. 44L

 

 

55/45 silk/wool Samuelsohn single vent. 44L

 

 

Samuelsohn houndstooth single vent. 44L

 

 

Then this thing. Traded a linen Ralph Black Label patch pocket jacket for this with a member, and it is sweet. Panta Glen Plaid Patch Pocket dual vent 60/40 wool/linen blend. 42R

 

 


Edited by winny94 - 10/7/16 at 3:00pm
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