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post #18151 of 124299
Here are some pix of the Florsheim Longwings I found. They are sitting in trees with conditioner applied to loosen them up. Still blows my mind how well they made these shoes.

If there is any interest let me know...I just ordered a new pair of Alden's yesterday to replace my AE Park Avenue's so I could use the extra $$$. They are 9.5D.

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post #18152 of 124299
those shoes are cool. not my size though.
post #18153 of 124299
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Thats a crappy pic, but looks real from here. Thats the first line "Couture" level of Versace - the best menswear they made at the time. This is the same line as the silk shirts that are all in my eBay link go for great money on eBay. The shirt is most likely a silk crepe, those cufflink buttons (should be 3 - one at the neck, one on each cuff) are notorious for having the crystals fall out, so some may be missing. The size tag is located in the upper left hand shoulder, right on the seam. The material content tag, which should have been located right under the Gianni Versace label has been cut out, so I can't pinpoint much else for you, but my best guess is that it dates to about 1996-1997.
If you are looking to list it on eBay, try "Vintage Versace Couture Mens Silk Crystal PreDeath Shirt (size)" Make sure you feel confident in calling it silk without a content tag though first. Nice find. Im not surprised about finding it in Philly though - one of the biggest collectors I know lives not too far from there.

Thanks Spoo! Everything is just as you said. The size is 50 and as you can see, the Medusa button at the collar is missing, replaced by a nice big MOP one. It almost appears to have been the original button, as the button hole accommodates it, and it is a much larger button. The two remaining at the cuffs both have their crystals. I'll have to find someone to confirm that it is silk crepe, but that was my guess before you suggested it. The construction is superb and, although its impossible to tell from the crappy picture, the front is pleated, as in a tuxshirt. What's a ballpark on what these fetch on eBay?
post #18154 of 124299
I almost plunged on a bunch yesterday.....
1 Sulka pure cashmere DB blue blazer, made by St. Andrews. Tags were ripped out, but was a little large on me.
A Barneys dongeal wool shirt jacket
a couple of Zegna suits
Jeff Rose shirt.

bought nothing.....
post #18155 of 124299

details on the Zegna suits? Recent?  size? :)

post #18156 of 124299
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

How hard are parts to get for these? As I drove by..it didn't look terrible if that makes sense. Looks to have the original rims which looked pretty cool.

Not hard at all. Parts are still available and many are shared with the GTI/Golf/Jetta. They're great cars, the rust usually gets them, though.


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How hard are parts to get for these? As I drove by..it didn't look terrible if that makes sense. Looks to have the original rims which looked pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post

I almost plunged on a bunch yesterday.....
1 Sulka pure cashmere DB blue blazer, made by St. Andrews. Tags were ripped out, but was a little large on me.
A Barneys dongeal wool shirt jacket
a couple of Zegna suits
Jeff Rose shirt.
bought nothing.....

Were the Zegnas recent? If so, what size and colors?
post #18157 of 124299

I've been lurking for quite a while and I figure id share my latest haul of ties!

 

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I've never encountered Versace before, so I'm not sure if its fake or not. 

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post #18158 of 124299
I've been trying to see if I could participate in Man Of Lint's monthly No Purchase club so I've limited my time in the thrift stores. That said, I failed miserably in September, having spent less than a C-note but even a paltry sum is a failure. You just can't predict what treasures you'll find on any given thrift day.

In that spirit and since it's Wednesday (Senior Citizen Discount Day at Goodwill!), I was in the neighborhood of a location that I see around once a month and dropped in to see what was up. I'm always thrilled to find wooden shoe trees, even when they have the plastic heel/handle and today, I found a pair of each and they were marked $2/pair instead of the usual and inexplicable $2/each ( I mean, who buys one tree?) so I copped both pair.

I have become VERY selective regarding dress shirt purchases. No more tent like Tyrwhitts in odd looking stripes and such. I want solid white or light blue, spread collar, non-iron and slim fit. There were TWO Brooks Brothers SW,SC, NI,SF shirts with a collar just at the outer edge of my size. They were brand new w/o tags. How do I know? There were blacked out labels in the back of the shirts (indicating BB donations?) and BB tags attached through the button holes indicating they were returned as the wrong size. No rips, stains, all the buttons in place.

Total damage was under $12 including tax.

I'd show you pics but I'm over my photobucket bandwidth limit and really, do we need more pics of white shirts on hangers and shoe trees?

High five and don't leave me hangin'!
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Digmenow, I applaud your selectivity. I have over 100 dress shirts now--I just can't pass up a mainline Zegna shirt for $6, and they seem to be falling from the sky. The same thing's happening with ties. Ties are $1/piece around here, and it has to be the centre of the vintage wool-tie universe. I went grocery shopping during half-time in the Bills game on Sunday, and I figured I'd put on a tie just to wear some of the stuff. Here's a cool PRL hunt-themed tie that I found yesterday. (I had to use my web cam, so the quality's terrible.)

 

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post #18160 of 124299
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Originally Posted by Rad5 View Post

I've never encountered Versace before, so I'm not sure if its fake or not. 

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It looks real to me but just really old. Spoo will know for sure though.
post #18161 of 124299

^ I'm gonna go with real. 

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Originally Posted by contactme_11 View Post

It looks real to me but just really old. Spoo will know for sure though.
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post

^ I'm gonna go with real. 


Real, from what I can tell. If the tag on the skinny end says made in Spain, its 90-91. If it says made in Italy, its 92-93.
post #18163 of 124299
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Real, from what I can tell. If the tag on the skinny end says made in Spain, its 90-91. If it says made in Italy, its 92-93.

^^^ Spoo is turning out to be the smartest person I know on the internet. And I dont even really know you, but your knowlege is inspiring. Maybe you have some stock tips for the rest of us.
post #18164 of 124299
Hey you didnt get the facepalm, lol. I posted a similar post long ago and got the facepalm!
post #18165 of 124299
that versace is def before 95 thats when i pronounced it versase shog[1].gif
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