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Went to Value Village to scope out the usual crap and came across a pair of burgundy Allen Edmonds shoes. They are the Macneil style oxfords and were going for $7.99. Fit like a glove, and as I was testing them out, what did I find but a matching black pair. Great condition, so it was a good trip...
post #1097 of 124880
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And a few questions- Is anyone familiar with Billy Reid? The shirt I found is pretty good, but the pants seem to be quite fine. I'd say the pants are almost on par with the Valentinis. The store I was at had several shirts, but this was the only one I liked. Pictures of the pants below. I did some research and it looks like Reid might be a regional clothing store or something. All the Reid stuff I saw was made in Italy.


Billy Reid is awesome. I work right next door to the shop here in Charlotte. Great clothes for the money. 80% of my clothes come from there these days.

They should have their e-commerce site up and going in a few months... plus the addition of a couple new stores.
post #1098 of 124880
Inexplicably found a pair of nearly unworn Crockett And Jones brogue caps. Pics to come...
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Inexplicably found a pair of nearly unworn Crockett And Jones brogue caps. Pics to come...
Wow.



Anybody have any thoughts on these labels:



They're from an overcoat that I picked up today. The overcoat does have some issues, but I haven't seen any moth damage on it. There's no indication how much vicuna is in it, although I suspect there's more 'Fine Lambs Wool' than 'Rare Vicuna'. There's quite a bit of what looks to me like hand pickstitching on it. Has anyone heard of the store/brand Kepple & Kepple?
post #1100 of 124880
went back today guys and found another John W. Nordstroms shirt, this time in a cuff link style, they had to have came from the same person, and we dont have a nordstroms in nashville yet to boot.

post #1101 of 124880
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Also found a pair of NOS (probably sixties/seventies) Walkton black plain-toe bluchers/derbies. Photos are in the pipeline...
Here: Not exactly top-notch, but I think they'll make good workhorses.
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A couple of things yesterday I plan on keeping, a Corbin v-neck sweater vest (cotton and lightweight), and a vintage Brooks Brothers tie made of hand woven silk from India. It has great texture and is super soft. Flanking the garments are a few of the books I grabbed, a nice reading set of Freeman's Lee's Lieutenants (3 vols), a first of Florence King's Southern Ladies and Gentlemen and a volume of Wodehouse On Crime (selected short stories).

I'm still open to thoughts on the Kepple vicuna above.
post #1103 of 124880
P G Wodehouse is great.

I never thought to look through the books if I'm in a Thrift.

Maybe, I'll find a rare first edition one day.

Thanks, Alan.
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Has anyone heard of the store/brand Kepple & Kepple?

According to this, they opened a shop on the ground level and basement of the Empire State Building after moving from the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.



http://books.google.com/books?id=zFe...g6SYg0qiOwdk08
post #1105 of 124880
Here are some of the shoes I've found at thrift stores over the past several months:


From left to right: Brass Boot loafers $5, Nordstrom bucks $10, Nieman Marcus suede monks about $12 I think, Brooks Peal $15, RL Polo handmade $10.

The Brooks Peals are marked a size 10 and from the outside the seem much larger than that. They are just a tiny bit snug on the side of my toes. I normally wear a 10 1/2. At first I thought they were too clunky, but I am getting more used to them.

The shoe trees inside the suede monks are from Nieman Marcus and I think they are relatively old. You push down the Nieman Marcus logo and you can adjust the trees for different sizes. I got them at a charity sale along with about 4 other sets of shoe trees for 50 cents each.

mike
post #1106 of 124880
Those suede monks are . I've never seen woven suede. It's so incongruent. I love it.
post #1107 of 124880
Some thrifted ties from this past weekend.

The Pal Zileri is the first I've ever seen. I think its a 7 fold, but my experience with them is limited so I'm not certain. If I open the bottom of the tie all I see is the silk fabric folded several times, but I can only open it so far because it is tacked. Also, is the prominent, dark stitching along the back seam unique to Pal Zileri? I've never seen it before either. $3 for it. Zegna was $4 and the Talbott $1.50.
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post #1108 of 124880
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Originally Posted by mbell View Post
Here are some of the shoes I've found at thrift stores over the past several months:


From left to right: Brass Boot loafers $5, Nordstrom bucks $10, Nieman Marcus suede monks about $12 I think, Brooks Peal $15, RL Polo handmade $10.

The Brooks Peals are marked a size 10 and from the outside the seem much larger than that. They are just a tiny bit snug on the side of my toes. I normally wear a 10 1/2. At first I thought they were too clunky, but I am getting more used to them.

The shoe trees inside the suede monks are from Nieman Marcus and I think they are relatively old. You push down the Nieman Marcus logo and you can adjust the trees for different sizes. I got them at a charity sale along with about 4 other sets of shoe trees for 50 cents each.

mike
I can't tell from here, but some of the Polo shoes are made by Crockett & Jones. Nice finds!
post #1109 of 124880
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Those suede monks are . I've never seen woven suede. It's so incongruent. I love it.

+1. Those monks are ridiculous. All excellent finds though, I like everything except the loafers.
post #1110 of 124880
Man. those monks are nice!!!!!!
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