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post #1126 of 113234
Here's a nice pair of Brooks Brothers shell cordovan shoes I found the other day. Size is 11C. I was surprised at the quality of the shells...much nicer than my AE, and a bit nicer than my Aldens.
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Good flea market haul today ... Found a brand new seersucker sportcoat with shell buttons in my size for $3. Also picked up a fully canvassed MTM sportcoat with working buttons from Brooks, along with a bamboo-handled shoe horn and an awesome burgundy tie decorated with woven bee hives/sheaves in gold.

I almost hated to drop the seersucker off at the dry cleaner, as it clearly hadn't been worn. But better safe than sorry.
post #1128 of 113234
The tie sounds nice, Doc, and of course the sportcoats. What label is the tie? I'd like to get a bee hive tie as my father always keeps/kept bees.
post #1129 of 113234
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
The tie sounds nice, Doc, and of course the sportcoats. What label is the tie? I'd like to get a bee hive tie as my father always keeps/kept bees.

All it says is, "MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT AGRIBUSINESS SEMINAR - PURE SILK."

The funny labeling is part of what sold me on it.
post #1130 of 113234
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
All it says is, "MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT AGRIBUSINESS SEMINAR - PURE SILK."

The funny labeling is part of what sold me on it.

Great, middle management had to wear lower priced non-exclusive ties

Sounds like a nice tie Doc.
post #1131 of 113234
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Size is 11C. I was surprised at the quality of the shells...much nicer than my AE, and a bit nicer than my Aldens.

They are Alden. But shell quality varies somewhat, across and within brands. It's seems to be luck of the draw.
post #1132 of 113234
Picked up a nice american alligator day planner/jotter at a estate sale yesterday: $1. And, if Conne gets back with me, I'll be sending him the trad manna of the century---a complete wardrobe of 3-roll-2 Southwicks.
post #1133 of 113234
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Originally Posted by A Harris View Post
They are Alden. But shell quality varies somewhat, across and within brands. It's seems to be luck of the draw.
Yes, and that could be one of the hazards of buying online...in any case, I thought they might be Aldens because of the nail pattern in the heel, but they don't have the sizing convention (e.g. "A/C") stamped on the inside. Of course, I'm sure BB does whatever they want.
post #1134 of 113234
^BB labeled shoes from Alden have single letter sizing. I'm sure so as not to confuse the customers (or employees!).
post #1135 of 113234
Pan "Diplomat" fountain pen, gold nib, mint con.:
post #1136 of 113234
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike View Post
Pan "Diplomat" fountain pen, gold nib, mint con.:


Can you tell me more about that pen? I've never heard of the brand and couldn't really find anything when I Googled the name.
post #1137 of 113234
I do like the metal eyelets. The same Alden model does not have them. If I every buy another pair I may look for the Brooks. They do not look as elegant, but then the plain-toe blucher is not exactly an elegant shoe anyway.
post #1138 of 113234
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Can you tell me more about that pen? I've never heard of the brand and couldn't really find anything when I Googled the name.
I think it's a fairly cheap German brand, now defunct. This pen, as far as I've understood it, is from their "high-end" line, that were larger, and had gold nibs. I have a couple of other Pan pens of far inferior quality to this one.
post #1139 of 113234
anyone know about these? especially with the extra names sewn in along with the more famous names. it says "cravates" with the dior tie, and "keys and lockwood" with the nordstrom one. don't quite know what to make of the branding. but for $2.00 a pop, couldn't be more satisfied with 100% silk!
post #1140 of 113234
"Cravates" means "neckties"... in French. (est une transformation du mot "Croate", en référence aux mercenaires du même pays employés par Louis XIII au XVIIe siècle.)
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