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post #1006 of 110477
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Can you tell if this is shell cordovan?

Those are Genuine Shell Cordovan.....WalkOver used to be an excellent factory. Made in Maine - they made alot of shoes for Cole Haan, including the Bucks for many years.
post #1007 of 110477
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post
I might be interested depending on the measurements...
It's listed in B&S. (Click link in my signature).
post #1008 of 110477
Despite the Sydney Morning Herald, I am actually into pocket squares a bit. Here are a couple I picked up thrifting and at the sales. Leftmost is a silk square with a burgundy border and argyll pattern, rightmost is a thrifted cotton navy one.
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Originally Posted by RIDER View Post
Those are Genuine Shell Cordovan.....WalkOver used to be an excellent factory. Made in Maine - they made alot of shoes for Cole Haan, including the Bucks for many years.
Thanks for the tip. They actually look much better when worn, I will post a pic in the sunlight, without flash.
post #1010 of 110477
cross posting myself cos goddammit i love the sound of my own voice. The Kitoninnards thread is really great, and so I just want to put a request out to the thrift freaks over here posting things like 'came across orphaned Oxxford jacket with cigarette holes that didnt fit for six bucks' to snap them up, gut them and photograph them for the sake of the forum. I'd love to see the inner-workings of some other garments thrown up here.
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Smaller finds, accumulated over the last few weeks: Can anyone date this Hermés? It's 3,5 inches at the widest. $3 Lanvin PS. $2 Parker Vacumatic. $5 ST Dupont. $10 Quality Pilot (!) ballpoint, early sixties, to match the watch on the left. $2 Leather bracelet. $2
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Stopped by my fav thrift, to my suprise I found a pair of pretty much unworn Church's custom grade chocolate suede fully brouged wings, with dianate soles.
$9.00
I dont know much about these, there is hand writing on the inside, the model is "ashley" I think.
Also, a $1.00 corneliani tie, nice taupe and turquoise pattern.
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thomas pink two-fold 170s dress shirt (retail $210, i think?) for $10.
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Perhaps not the best place for this (I'll make up by posting some thrifted finds once they're back from the cleaners), but I'm spending 2-3 days in Paris in August on a stop-over to India. I know what I want to do in terms of culture, nightlife and food/drink, but I was curious about second-hand/thrift/consignment stores in the city. I figure the selection's just as interesting - and likely more-so - than big cities in the US, with just a touch of Parisian flare. It's hard to dig-up info on this sort of stuff in travel guides or online, hence my posting here. I may just start a thread tomorrow...

Thanks!
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Lucky Strike, where do you find accessories like that? I can never find anything like that at all. Maybe I'm just not looking consistently. Grrr.

That Lanvin ps is pretty cool. Love the pens.

Scruff, I'd say you're probably better off starting a new thread about it. You'll get more input.
post #1016 of 110477
I stumbled upon this thread several months ago, and since then have outfitted myself from head to toe with much nicer clothes than I could ever otherwise afford - so thanks for the inspiration! Of course there is a negative side effect in that I am now addicted to thrift shopping.

Most recently, I found a brand new pair of Trafalgar braces in the box for $1.99 (to be sold on eBay - far too stylish to wear) and Ralph Lauren Purple Lable and Zegna dress shirts in great condition for about $4 apiece. We'll see what this evening's trip brings...
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^Good job, usaa! Welcome to Thrifters Anonymous.

Today's outing wasn't terribly fruitful. Braces by Dooney & Bourke (which I do like a lot):

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Picked up a wool and cashmere overcoat (made in England for Marks and Spencer) for .99 at a local thrift store.
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Not clothes, buuuuut...

Say hello to the Audio-Technica AT727 "Sound Burger" portable turntable:

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A pair of Grained brown solid full brogues. Look 20 or 30 years old. Very knackered, but after a lot of work, they look beautiful. I'm thinking of having them resoled in vibram or commando to use as a pair of Country Shoes. Two pounds A pair of recent brown calf chelsea boots from Jones. Cemented Sole, but they look pretty good. Four pounds. (Is it usual for the elastic on a chelsea not to close fully on the leg? These fit on the foot, but are gappy around the leg...)
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