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That vintage Z28 speed racer jacket is baller.
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Pretty sure they are Alden. My BB tassels are.

Thanks!

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HOLY SHIT THIS SHIRT IS EPIC!!!!

 

I know, right? It even says so, RIGHT ON THE LABEL!

 

I spent some time today mending the cuffs of a Pendleton board shirt that had been worn so much the cuffs wore through on both sleeves. Cut off the edge of the cuff  all around and turned the raw edges in, then sewed flat. Took maybe 1/2" off the length of the cuff itself and gave the whole shirt a new life.  I'm proud of that.

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Ya'll are ridiculous. Thrifting/flipping is not shoemaking. Put in another way, it's a hustle, not a craft. The whole game is based on supply/demand and market economics. The starting point is always what does the market want, not how well the item is constructed/name brand. Any given time the market will want certain things that have very limited supplies because they are no longer produced (the official term is vintage). 15 years from now this jacket could be worth nothing but today in good condition that's likely $800-$1000 (correct me if I'm wrong here).

The moral of the story is we've all passed on things that we had no idea there was a market for. But in this day and age where information is so readily available on Google, eBay completed listings and this awesome SF thread there are not many excuses to be flabbergasted and just stare on in disbelief. I'm still a novice and the members on this thread are very fast to help me out but if they have to spoon feed me every item they've found to be profitable instead of me putting in the work to find out myself and learn from my mistakes that would get old real fast. And on my end, what would be the fun in that? 80% of the joy is learning and progressing.

 

Interesting coming back from a weekend trip and seeing all the replies to what I thought was a simple comment. Thanks to all who took time to send links and write educational replies on market economics. To anyone who laughed at my ignorance, you're welcome. 

 

I guess I phrased my comment a bit too naïvely, and me piggy bagging on winny94's just confused the matter on my part. I do understand that there are collector's niches for all kinds of stuff, and that the prices can fluctuate wildly. I've collected different things over the years and spent way too much on perceived and emotional value. 

 

What I meant was that while what I currently know makes it obvious to me why a big box of mint Charvet ties would be a great find, it is less transparent to me when it comes to many of the sportswear/merchandise items I see here. The Polo jacket* and Bugs Bunny shirt were two examples that came to mind, because they are visually memorable and people seemed to enthuse over them. I probably would have gotten the Polo jacket if I ever saw one at a thrift store, but I'd have passed on the Bugs Bunny for sure. That's what separates me from the professionals. For all I know, it could be that some of the items aren't valuable but just a nice find for whatever personal reason. I was simply being curious and trying to make conversation, maybe there was a good story behind the purchases. Either way, it's a win for Spoo and Jompso.  

 

Thanks for clarifying about the jacket. I didn't intend to leech, and didn't think it would be perceived as such. The knowledge everyone here shares freely is already more than ample and very helpful. I don't mind doing my own research, and like you I enjoy learning and sharing what I can about any topic. But I also see a forum like SF as a place where we can 'talk' to each other. If I just went to Google for everything, I wouldn't be talking to you guys. And there certainly would be no fun in that. 

 

*I thought the Lo-Lifes were supposed to be racking that shit and not paying big $ – I don't think Thirstin´ Howl III would approve.

 

Let me not derail the thread any further. 

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your size? that is hella cropped tho, i'm assuming wimmenz.

a sweet jacket in any case. i really like legit moto/rocknroll stuff from the 80s. happy birthday amigo!

Size is a good old Midwest all American 44... No conversion table needed. Of course it may not quite fit over the beer belly, but it's something to shoot for.

Thx
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Also remember that not everything posted on this thread is automatically a good purchase, and the market can change quickly.

I'm currently binge buying Gant Rugger shirts for my wardrobe on eBay for like $15 a piece (shipped), and they retail for $135+. The market is dead on those, and I like them a lot. Good for me, bad for the sellers.
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Thanks for clarifying about the jacket. I didn't intend to leech, and didn't think it would be perceived as such. The knowledge everyone here shares freely is already more than ample and very helpful. I don't mind doing my own research, and like you I enjoy learning and sharing what I can about any topic. But I also see a forum like SF as a place where we can 'talk' to each other. If I just went to Google for everything, I wouldn't be talking to you guys. And there certainly would be no fun in that. 

*I thought the Lo-Lifes were supposed to be racking that shit and not paying big $ – I don't think Thirstin´ Howl III would approve.

Let me not derail the thread any further. 

I could talk about Polo all day.

And, they were racking that shit... because they couldnt afford it, like my North Shore family here, who booked a Vermont ski trip two days after Christmas, bought the jacket for likely just that trip in 1989, and then it lived comfortably in a cedar closet in a 10,000 SF house, pristine and unworn, until Muffy decided to go to the closet and make a donation for charity.

On the other hand, Im friends with some collectors who have that same jacket that have (no shit, seriously) bullet holes and blood stains on it, because it was really a "suicide" jacket for his brother who got shot wearing it (but lived, thank god). these are the pieces that tell the urban war story, all the other stories that are a part of this generations youth. You saw that NES in box posted up there? Awesome as hell. Anyone who didnt get one under their Xmas tree (I did suckers, woooo) in 1991 would Kop that to "get back at their youth" as I think Frenchy said best.

Anyway, its also nice that they can turn you a profit, but theres a whole bunch of stories behind all this stuff, and for me, thats the fun part.
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Size is a good old Midwest all American 44... No conversion table needed. Of course it may not quite fit over the beer belly, but it's something to shoot for.

Thx


neither here nor there but i'm quite sure it is women's (and goes without saying that it rocks). the collar to hem measurement gives it away:

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xbrooks+leather+womens+vintage.TRS0&_nkw=brooks+leather+womens+vintage&_sacat=0

 

conversion table or no i've worn lots of women's stuff without issue, i was just making an observation. without sarcasm i hope it fits ya.

 

(ps - i lurk the gw leather faithfully)

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This week, not including the Polo suicide jacket and the 14K Tiffany cufflinks, as you've seen those already.

Brooks Brothers Chesterfield and Covert coat are both from the 20's or 30s. Chesterfield is stone, and I mean STONE mint and amazingly, my size. Ill take that bastard into its next century of life with me.



















































































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Anyway, its also nice that they can turn you a profit, but theres a whole bunch of stories behind all this stuff, and for me, thats the fun part.

Couldn't agree more. I like the lucrative pickups as much as the next guy, but for me the whole "love of the game" has always centered around the interesting stuff, regardless of saleability.
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That was me that posted the bugs bunny sweater. Like others have already said, some pieces bring us back to our youth. I'm a child of the 90's, and seeing that sweater brought back a flood of memories. Also, it's for personal use. 😊
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Spoo...You have to keep the Oyster Bay suspenders. At the very least displayed at the shop.
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Spoo...You have to keep the Oyster Bay suspenders. At the very least displayed at the shop.

Id rather find a rich Oyster Bay lawyer to sell them to smile.gif
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Also remember that not everything posted on this thread is automatically a good purchase, and the market can change quickly.

I'm currently binge buying Gant Rugger shirts for my wardrobe on eBay for like $15 a piece (shipped), and they retail for $135+. The market is dead on those, and I like them a lot. Good for me, bad for the sellers.

RE: the bolded part. When I first joined this thread, someone posted an Ungaro suit. To this day, when I flip to an Ungaro tag, I have a brief 'HUZZAH!' moment, only to then remember that I'm not going to buy it.

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Yo,dudes! Digging all the vintage and sneakers that have been getting posted lately. Good stuff. Few pickups from the last week or so.
Nice recent BB light jacket with cool lining



Very nice and very vintage Woolrich buffalo check cruiser with Talon zipper and the OG logo zipper pull still attached




Polo made in USA blanket lined denim chore coat




Really dig these Trafalgar braces. Unsure of content, feels like wool/silk



Humble pony rugby


Vintage Jethro Tull 3/4 sleeve tour shirt




More vintage Polo for myself


Butter soft distressed leather Frye short wings


Lastly, took a trip up to Spokane,WA on Saturday to bring this guy home after months of anticipation. Names Monty. Not true thrift, had to pay up and no returns. N/A
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