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.