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post #1216 of 116098
i am speechless...
post #1217 of 116098
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I never looked at another item, picked up the shoes, went to the counter

Mistake, where there is one thing there are almost always others.
post #1218 of 116098
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Originally Posted by A Harris View Post
Mistake, where there is one thing there are almost always others.
This is my experience as well. Do yourself a favour and go back.
post #1219 of 116098
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Originally Posted by A Harris View Post
Mistake, where there is one thing there are almost always others.

Yeah you forgot to do the Vass-Lobb Cradle, ie protect the first found item within your arms as if a running back in football, then proceed to quickly but thoroughly survey the room for related items.
post #1220 of 116098
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
I've never found anything like that. I'm mainly a nickel and dimer.
I've always admired the quality and variety of the items you post. I may have had one lucky find but, it seems to me, your finds are more consistent over a long period of time..
post #1221 of 116098
^Thanks for the kind words. I can certainly say that thrifting isn't $2 Lobbs every day, but you should bask in this success.

The Charvet and these Lobbs--as our veteran thrifters commented above--may be the tip of the iceberg on this haul. Is this particular store a stand alone or is it part of a chain? If it's a chain you might want to scout out its sister stores and pay a visit. The items from this donor could have been indescriminately spread over all of them from a central distribution center.
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Slightly different Marteganis I found-Alligator I believe
LL
post #1223 of 116098
^Oh dear.
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^Oh dear.

What, those aren't the best looking shoes you've ever seen Alan?
post #1225 of 116098
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post
I have to tell you, when I saw the Lobb name on the trees I kind of panicked.

Did you scream? I would have had to stifle some sort of involuntary string of profanities, I'm sure...
post #1226 of 116098
Sorry to steal your thunder Tony with my amazing Marteganis
Equal if not better than those Lobbs you found.
post #1227 of 116098
Battistoni tie. 3.50.

Got it home to find stain I'd missed. Arse.
post #1228 of 116098
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post
I'll be flipping them.

You truly find the Holy Grail! Flipping them? Nah, you need to commission a MTM mahogany/crystal box for the shoes and receipt, and display them at your home.
post #1229 of 116098
Once again, very nice find tonylumpkin. Lobbs are rare enough, but a pair which doesn't appear to have ever seen a foot (even fleetingly) and in a popular size with trees is something else entirely. I agree with the others that there may well be more at the thrift.
Here are a few of my latest finds.
Navy blue micro-herringbone Kiton suit; 3/2 sb w/ twin vents. I found the jacket first, but it took me another thirty minutes or so to find the pants which were priced separately. In my least tolerant moments I hate this sort of lazy behavior on the part of the thrift store staff. But then I remember just how much laziness is our friend. A very useful suit, I suppose, if a bit sedate. The price, however, was right. Let's just say I got back some change from a 10 and a 5.




Ferragamo Tramezza lizard loafers. Well, why not? I actually really like these shoes. They're the first Tramezzas I've seen in person and they do seem to be very nicely made. Classic Florentine split-toe style and the lizard is a nice twist.




Finally, a couple of T&A bespoke shirts. I really like checks. These have the classic three-button cuff and are nicely darted in the back. Dig the pattern matching. As luck would have it they fit great. The first one is Sea Island cotton. $4.25 each.




Fall is in the air. Happy thrifting everyone!
post #1230 of 116098
I would definitely wear those loafers, don't look like a thrift store compromise at all. Rock on.
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