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What he said.....
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After going to thrift stores i finally have something to brag about.  

Johnston and Murphy shell cordovan brogues with barely any wear on them at all.  They are just a tiny bit too big but if i put a removable insole in them they will fit great.  

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So, I'm gonna be up in NYC for a couple weeks starting Tuesday, and I'm planning on saving room in my luggage for new acquisitions. What/where are the best thrift stores in the city for you guys? Probably near the east village, right?
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

A new thrift shop opened in my area today. I found some Ferragamo medallion toe bluchers in my size and a Brooks Brothers double-breasted overcoat. I also found a couple Hermes ties.

Can anyone with more knowledge of Hermes ties please tell me if these look real?

Maybe the pics are a bit distorted, but these look a little off to me - just the label and font of the Hermes in the box on the back blade. Just does not look right. Everything else does. If you have better pics of the label and back box, Id like to see. Also, I have never, ever seen that other tag that says commercial dry clean only on it.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Also, I have never, ever seen that other tag that says commercial dry clean only on it.

Yeah, that part seemed a bit cheap to me. If it's a fake, it's an old one.

On a different note, am I the only one who cannot stand this new format?
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i found a pair of brown AE "Chesters" in 10A and a pair of black AE "Machesters" in 10AAA. Both are in good shape. They're too slender for my feet. I put them up for sale in B&S but would sell them for less to someone in here if there's interest.
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


Yeah, that part seemed a bit cheap to me. If it's a fake, it's an old one.

On a different note, am I the only one who cannot stand this new format?

That tag throws me off too... better photos probably needed. How long ago were they faking Hermes ties, though? laugh.gif

This new format is definitely more difficult to read and browse. I'll give it a bit of time, though.

From a small-time thrifter's perspective, the B&S stuff also has me posting more back at AAAC's thrift exchange and even Ebay - I finally broke down and linked my paypal account for auto-payment of seller fees, that's how much it pushed me to Ebay. I can't help but think prices on the exchange are going to have to go up to cover the new "more-than-once-a-week-bump" fees - hopefully it keeps SF afloat at least - a bit of revenue off of fewer items is better than no revenue off of more items from their perspective. For a few things it may still make sense, and I'm sure the big-time sellers will be fine, but it just seems like a good bit more work now for a small-time thrifter - not as much as Ebay maybe (and the fees aren't on the same level yet) but it's definitely getting there. Any of you guys have thoughts on that from our somewhat unique perspective? Nat, I know you post everything on ebay *already* - are you going to also create listings here like you used to?
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

I can't help but think prices on the exchange are going to have to go up to cover the new "more-than-once-a-week-bump" fees - hopefully it keeps SF afloat at least - a bit of revenue off of fewer items is better than no revenue off of more items from their perspective.

my thoughts exactly, i am going to try really hard to keep my prices regular and even if i sign up for the "more bump" package i guess i will just be making less.
my philosophy is, i like it here, people are much nicer to deal with than ebay (ebay itself sucks) and offering good stuff at SF prices is still my goal.
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Originally Posted by Hornswaggler View Post

There's a pair of shell cordovan Alden loafers at my local thrift store in an odd size -- 6 b/c, I think it was. They had Goodyear welted soles, and based on pics, *might* be the Van last.

Generally, they're in decent shape, but there's one big nick on the front toe of one of the shoes.

Anybody interested? If so, I might pick them up. They'd make pretty solid beaters for casual wear.


I'd recommend picking them up.
The narrow size is a a bit worrisome, but they're shell Aldens and a small size.

Put them on ebay, saw that you ship to japan and you'll get plenty of bids.

I had a pair of very small Aldens I couldn't sell for $25 here or on AAAC, I put them on ebay for the heck of it and got dozens of inquires from Japanese bidders, they sold for at least couple hundred if I remember right.
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post


That tag throws me off too... better photos probably needed. How long ago were they faking Hermes ties, though? laugh.gif

This new format is definitely more difficult to read and browse. I'll give it a bit of time, though.

From a small-time thrifter's perspective, the B&S stuff also has me posting more back at AAAC's thrift exchange and even Ebay - I finally broke down and linked my paypal account for auto-payment of seller fees, that's how much it pushed me to Ebay. I can't help but think prices on the exchange are going to have to go up to cover the new "more-than-once-a-week-bump" fees - hopefully it keeps SF afloat at least - a bit of revenue off of fewer items is better than no revenue off of more items from their perspective. For a few things it may still make sense, and I'm sure the big-time sellers will be fine, but it just seems like a good bit more work now for a small-time thrifter - not as much as Ebay maybe (and the fees aren't on the same level yet) but it's definitely getting there. Any of you guys have thoughts on that from our somewhat unique perspective? Nat, I know you post everything on ebay *already* - are you going to also create listings here like you used to?

Honestly, I'm more concerned about this as a buyer.

I assume I'll get used to browsing the new B&S section format eventually, but I worry that it might push some people away from listing stuff here.

The B&S section is by far the part of this site I browse the most, I've gotten some great deals on it, and unlike ebay I've never had a problem with any seller or buyer.


(and WGP- I'm not sure if I ever thanked you via PM, but that BB sport coat you sold me a couple months ago is exactly what I was looking for, thanks!)
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Complete strike-out on clothes today.
But I scored 6 pairs of cedar shoe trees at the GW, and all but one are pretty decent.
Which brings me to a question: how ridiculous is it to use shoe trees in a pair of canvas sneakers?
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Thanks for the help on the Hermes ties. Here's a closer look at the box on the back blade:

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I'm wondering if they're authentic but just older. They're significantly skinnier than other Hermes ties I have—around 3 1/8" or 3 1/4". Another sign in favor of them being authentic is that the twill does run at an 11 to 5 angle on both (as mentioned in this guide).

The "commercial dry clean" tag, which appears on only one of the two ties, puzzles me too. But everything else seems to say "authentic."

they're just really good old fakes, if you take a look at the loop of thread, it is apperant that its not part of the stich that holds the 2 ends of the fabric around the canvassing/interfacing.

it's just a knot tied, sewn into the lining, looped around then locked to make it appear as if it were part of the single running stich
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