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post #1051 of 118070
The colour tones are awesome and unusual. Monk specs are not seen much also.
post #1052 of 118070
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These must have come to the store in the boxes, and the boxes tossed

Are those Florsheim?
post #1053 of 118070
yep all Florsheim Imperials. Is there any way to tell the age on these? I can't imagine these being sold after the 70s.
post #1054 of 118070
That's a really cool find, Tarmac. And I'm sure you're right about the boxes. The best part is that these are not exactly the most common models--black and white brogued spectator monk?! Just one caveat. Not sure if you're planning on wearing these, but 10-15 years ago I used to sometimes buy old Florsheim Imperials at the thrift store and they always ended up wrecking my feet. The shoes are top-rate, but the gunboat, it seems, is a double-edged sword!

Well, I haven't posted here in quite a while. So much water under the bridge, but maybe it's time to jump back in. A couple of days ago I had a great stroke of luck at one of the few cheap and exciting thrift stores still left in San Francisco. Two-dollar ties!

Duchamp. I believe holdfast once described these as very pretty. I think that's essentially right. Not sure quite how to wear them (the black background, I guess, adds an extra degree of difficulty), but they're really so nice that you kind of forget about that.


Kiton. The brown and pink leaf print is my favorite.


Left to right, Nicky cotton and silk stripe (if I wore ties much I'm sure this is one I'd wear all the time) and woven paisleys by Massimo Bizzocchi.


Ghurka backpack (apparently never used). In college I had a Ghurka umbrella that I scrimped to buy (knowing nothing about thrifting back in those dark days). The bag feels a bit like an old friend. $6


Beautiful Schiatti sweater--so impossibly DOW. $6.99


Not shown, prps straight-leg raw denim jeans. $10. Jeans are almost always more expensive than anything else at the thrift store.

Last week a bit of shoe luck. Berluti Alessandros. Unfortunately a touch small for me (US size 8, I think).


Vass Londoner in burgundy pebble-grain on the banana last. This time just a little big for me.
post #1055 of 118070
I'm glad you've got the camera going, pejsek. Your finds are always inspiring, or at least I try to take them that way rather than let them dispirit me. Shoes aside (Berluti & Vass!) I love the brown leaf Kiton and the far right woven paisley. And to find a Ghurka bag is something else.
post #1056 of 118070
^^

Pejsek, do post your finds more often. Please. Just awe-inspiring.
post #1057 of 118070
Where did you get those Berlutis? Are you selling them?
post #1058 of 118070
what the f***???? Berluti and Vass at a thrift store???

I can accept any tie being there, brioni, whatever. I can accept a $1000 sweater being there. But Vass and Berluti, no. Im in denial. Gonna go have a drink now.
post #1059 of 118070
I think it would be truly dispiriting, Alan, if we plied the same hunting grounds. But I agree that it's easy at times to excite envy and you've certainly had your share of finds. I had nearly forgotten about Ghurka until I saw that bag, but I think it looks even better twenty years or so later.
Now, Tarmac, the first rule about thrifting is that anything can and will eventually show up at the thrift store. Illustrating the truth of this proposition is my one simple mission in life. In fact, I think the thrift store is the only place in San Francisco to score Berluti, Vass, Aubercy, etc. We depend on the kindness of the well-traveled. You are, of course, right that these are exceedingly rare finds. I had never seen Berluti or Vass in person until I found these shoes. But don't let that stop you from drinking.
post #1060 of 118070
Just found some vintage Shell Cordovan Bostonians.
post #1061 of 118070
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I think it would be truly dispiriting, Alan, if we plied the same hunting grounds. But I agree that it's easy at times to excite envy and you've certainly had your share of finds. I had nearly forgotten about Ghurka until I saw that bag, but I think it looks even better twenty years or so later.
Now, Tarmac, the first rule about thrifting is that anything can and will eventually show up at the thrift store. Illustrating the truth of this proposition is my one simple mission in life. In fact, I think the thrift store is the only place in San Francisco to score Berluti, Vass, Aubercy, etc. We depend on the kindness of the well-traveled. You are, of course, right that these are exceedingly rare finds. I had never seen Berluti or Vass in person until I found these shoes. But don't let that stop you from drinking.

Haha well said. At least as far as I can tell, there aren't any other male stylehounds (read: ebay flippers) and the store I go to. I'm definitely appreciative of that. Also, it's somewhat close to several really rich neighborhoods, even though it's in the hood.
post #1062 of 118070
I picked this great wool shirt jacket up yesterday fro $1.50 at a local thrift shop:



It's from a local high end men's shop and made by 'Nigel's Soft', which I've never heard of.
post #1063 of 118070
Nice find. i have a similiar Pendleton which I got at the thrift, even though mine is a far more atrocious color.
post #1064 of 118070
No pictures but a nice Christian Dior tie for $3.
post #1065 of 118070
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Vass Londoner in burgundy pebble-grain on the banana last. This time just a little big for me.

wow that is an awesome find!
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