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just got back, here's some of the pickups. I'm going to post again below this with a few items I had questions on...





NWT Hickey Freeman pants
post #14942 of 114520
Found a pair of VERY lightly worn vintage Shark Skin Loafers size 8.5 i think



This is the Kiton shirt i found in my size the other day



MINT Norman Hilton super soft (may be cashmere) sport coat in my size 44r



MINT Brooks Brothers Silk/linen blend sport coat in 48L



MINT Orvis Spring/Summer jacket in 46L
post #14943 of 114520
And here's the few items I had questions on: I picked up this suit, looking to see if anybody has any info on the company... Also, I picked up a sport coat and the tag has the following; wondering about this as well because I know so many jackets have Loro Piana fabric. The other tag says "Cedrics" in cursive.
post #14944 of 114520
Worst day of thrifting ever.

I found a ton of stuff- all of it was damaged.

2 Zegna shirts that looked like somebody had urinated on them
Hermes tie that looked like it had been put in a toaster
Corneliani linen shirt that had a hole in the armpit
RLPL pants that had a huge pee stain around the crotch
Shell Aldens that were completely cracked down the heel of the right shoe


Oh, well. I guess you can't win them all.
post #14945 of 114520
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Originally Posted by lilmann40 View Post
And here's the few items I had questions on: I picked up this suit, looking to see if anybody has any info on the company...
It is a store brand suit from The Hub in Greensboro, NC. They used to have a store in Raleigh and it is a common label to see when thrifting there. I owned a few of their suits about 20 years ago and found them to be adequate. It's not flipping caliber, but if I liked the fit and material it is not a brand I would refuse to own.
post #14946 of 114520
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Originally Posted by justinsmnz View Post
Wow, that's awesome. If you don't mid me asking, how much was the restoration?

$225.
post #14947 of 114520
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post
$225.

Interesting. I am waiting to pick up a tissot that I had the same work done to. They are charging me 400 for the same deal, plus a new crown. I felt like I was getting hosed but really could not base it on anything.
post #14948 of 114520
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post
About a month ago, Nataku was nice enough enough to sell me a beat up 1966 Omega Seamaster in pretty rough shape. Here's what it looked like when he sent it to me:



Here's what it's looks like after the jeweler put in a new crystal, cleaned up the innards, polished the case and put on a new strap:



Thanks again, Nat!

This is a beautiful restoration job! Looks like a new watch and should last ages. The band is great as well.
post #14949 of 114520
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Originally Posted by HEWSINATOR View Post
Interesting. I am waiting to pick up a tissot that I had the same work done to. They are charging me 400 for the same deal, plus a new crown. I felt like I was getting hosed but really could not base it on anything.

Well, there are a lot of variables. I did get a new crown, which was a genuine Omega, but got just a generic crystal instead of doing a genuine Omega, which saved me a bunch. Plus, they were able to clean up some of the other interior gears rather than replace them. And I think they cut me a little bit of a deal because it took them about a week longer than they said it would. So I don't think you necessarily are getting ripped off.
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got something really cool today, (nataku you will like this). a vintage Panasonic tuner,now this is not worth much and its not particularly great sounding compared to the high end stuff...but just look at it. the pure art deco awesomeness of the car dial styling.made in japan and has a solid wood housing. all the knobs are there and the speakers were included all for ten bucks,sounds great too.
post #14951 of 114520
SEVEN DAYS OF THRIFTING -- PART TWO



(Part I)





1. Suede slim-fit bomber (compare to the >$1,000 ToJ model ), Coach distressed leather belt, size 40. (Trying to find the best way to poke more holes/shorten)




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2. Canali polo (shiny!), Zegna Sport polo (garment dyed, slim), both size L. Found both at the outlet store, meaning everyone passed on them at the 'regular' Goodwills.





3. Cool Zegna Sport button-down, Size L, military pockets, hidden buttons.




4. Zegna SS button down and Zegna polo, both size L (can't tell from photos, but this is like the nicest polo I've ever seen. Sick buttons and absurdly shiny).




5. Aquascutum dress shirt (L-ish), NWT PRL popover...something, XXL.




6. Zegna, Lorenzini (my first!)





7. Pink (17.5-ish), BB Irish Linen, Donna Karan mainline (Not SF-worthy? But very expensive; this particular shirt rocks; great fabric, MOP, miles above DKNY, so I'm a little confused by the hate)




8. Facconable. First is a Large and up for trade. Quality seems to vary, but these look really great in person.




9. NWT Vestimenta, made in Italy, and a Scottish-wool vest from a brand I forget. My first foray into vests. I'm a bit scared.


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10. Couple of nice BB I'll list 4 cheep



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11. Enrico Venturi and Victorinox (size L). New to me, but they seem nice.


This concludes part II of my seven day experiment. Critiques welcome!

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Originally Posted by frenchy View Post
got something really cool today, (nataku you will like this). a vintage Panasonic tuner,now this is not worth much and its not particularly great sounding compared to the high end stuff...but just look at it. the pure art deco awesomeness of the car dial styling.made in japan and has a solid wood housing. all the knobs are there and the speakers were included all for ten bucks,sounds great too.
Wow - that is awesome! Love the automotive styling details!
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@ Noobizor your enthusiasm is infectious
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post #14955 of 114520
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
So I've pretty much gave up on thrifting. Went to a few today and it was just depressing. Swung into my secret spot to possibly lift my spirits and it did the job. It's a small discount store that gets everything from junk (Kohls) to amazing designer stuff (45 RPM, stuff from Barneys, Ron Herman, Fred Segal, Bergdorf Goodman, etc) and it's all priced the same (basic thrift prices). Today was red and white pants day, I guess. Everything is NWT/NWOT.


- RLPL red cotton trousers. 34
- RLPL white cotton trousers. 36
- Vestium Officina white trousers. Euro 50
- Bryan Husky white cotton trousers. Euro 48
- Garbadine red cotton trousers. Euro 48
- Filippa K white cotton shirt. XL
- Steven Alan plaid L/S shirt. Small (Arrrg! Wish this were an XL!)
- Paul Smith mainline S/S shirt.









Those size 34 red pants look great, wish I could find something like that. Would love to wear those this spring.
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