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Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post

Used clothes are virtually worthless which is why they were thrown in the goodwill bin in the first place.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

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+ 1, very appropriate.
post #19712 of 134298
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Nope, gotta be craigslist or something. You will get crucified if you sell a known fake on eBay (and they catch it or someone reports you).

Sigh, if only this were not so... Something strange has happened to me this past year on SF. More and more, I find myself wanting a simple, unbranded leather tennis shoe to knock around in. If eBay allowed fakes, I could certainly find a knockoff of acceptable (or even similar) quality to those $500 - $1K shoes that are apparently just more subdued copies of classic kid models. (Something resolable is one thing, but a dirty tennis shoe? Argh! baldy[1].gif )

Gd, eBay, cut us a break, here. Allow (noted) fakes, already!

Will try CL, I guess... shog[1].gif
post #19713 of 134298
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Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post



Used clothes are virtually worthless which is why they were thrown in the goodwill bin in the first place.

Not true. If I knew now about thrifting what I knew when I "donated" all of my dead mothers clothe's, I'd have an additional several thousands of dollars in my bank account today.
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Oh absolutely.  Wasn't looking for info to flip it (unless we were talking big $$, haha), just wanted to know more for my own edification.  Regardless, even without info I'm happy with it - feels and looks quality so I'm a happy camper. 
 

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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post


You wont find anything, its a damn nice tie though. Looks like great quality from what I can see.
I come across a ton of ties from Italy with all these strange maker names that you'll never see. Rarer to see French ties of this sort but I do see them. Dont let the lack of a known maker dissuade you, quality is quality.


 

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I'm just here for the troll crucifiction that is soon to come.  Also, since it seems to be a theme...

 

 

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Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post



Used clothes are virtually worthless which is why they were thrown in the goodwill bin in the first place.



 

post #19716 of 134298
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Originally Posted by datsunfan View Post


I found a Huntsman tweed today. What is the difference between the bespoke and the "so-called bespoke?" The one I've got only has the pocket tag indicating the make date (1984) and customer. It is a one-button with working cuffs. I'll post pics when I get it back from the cleaners. Hopefully they will be able to get the 1" spot out of the fabric. It is located right next to the front-buttonhole so it is very noticeable.

That's the actual Savile Row bespoke. No big labels, just the customer name and date on a small inside label. The OTR Huntsman is and has a large black label inside the jacket. They are sold at Barneys in the US. I'm no expert, though. This is just my experience from seeing different pieces on eBay. Never actually seen one in person before. Maybe some of the Calif. or NYC folks could chime in, they seem to find a lot of Savile Row stuff and may know more.

OTR label:

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Bespoke:

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I had a terrific day today. Recent Canali suit, St Andrews suit (tiny hole in pants, but still worth picking up), about 12 recent ties (Zegna, Paul Stuart, Armani), couple Robert Graham shirts, recent pair of Zegna wool slacks, 2 pair of AE shell cordovan shoes and the pièce de résistance... Polo Ralph Lauren hand knit 9/11 commemorative sweater. Looks like it should go for around $400 on Ebay. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Awesome haul!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post

^^Guess I'll just sleep in tomorrow, then...

Think of it this way; at least you got a heads up. Still, I've ended up going out the day after someone else cleaned house at the local shops and came out with some good stuff. There's always the racks of new stuff that rolled out after they left. You never know. teacha.gif
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

You wont find anything, its a damn nice tie though. Looks like great quality from what I can see.
I come across a ton of ties from Italy with all these strange maker names that you'll never see. Rarer to see French ties of this sort but I do see them. Dont let the lack of a known maker dissuade you, quality is quality.

Big +1. There are a lot of small shops and boutiques across Europe that have amazing quality clothing but are super obscure.
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Originally Posted by Stewie View Post

Anyone know if Quoddy shoes are labelled? Picked up a pair that I'm 98% sure they probably are, but they have no label or markings.
D.

The few that I have come across are and have the signature brownish-orange inner-sole.
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Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post



Used clothes are virtually worthless which is why they were thrown in the goodwill bin in the first place.

I wish more people thought this way. Less competition for the Oxxford, Isaia and Brioni at the local thrift shops for me! Oh and take the advice from Spoo.



Also, is anyone else having trouble viewing photos on here right now? They're just showing up as a numbered link and won't load for me. Maybe just the SF server?
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Original posted by Nataku

 

Also, is anyone else having trouble viewing photos on here right now? They're just showing up as a numbered link and won't load for me. Maybe just the SF server?

 Yes same here, I tried to add a photo to the end of my last post of a pair of Church's but it doesn't show up. Can you see it? When I quoted you I could see all of your pics in the editor window.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Nope, gotta be craigslist or something. You will get crucified if you sell a known fake on eBay (and they catch it or someone reports you).

Sigh, if only this were not so... Something strange has happened to me this past year on SF. More and more, I find myself wanting a simple, unbranded leather tennis shoe to knock around in. If eBay allowed fakes, I could certainly find a knockoff of acceptable (or even similar) quality to those $500 - $1K shoes that are apparently just more subdued copies of classic kid models. (Something resolable is one thing, but a dirty tennis shoe? Argh! baldy[1].gif )

Gd, eBay, cut us a break, here. Allow (noted) fakes, already!

Will try CL, I guess... shog[1].gif

Here, keep an eye and see how long this lasts..
post #19719 of 134298
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

That's the actual Savile Row bespoke. No big labels, just the customer name and date on a small inside label. The OTR Huntsman is and has a large black label inside the jacket. They are sold at Barneys in the US. I'm no expert, though. This is just my experience from seeing different pieces on eBay. Never actually seen one in person before. Maybe some of the Calif. or NYC folks could chime in, they seem to find a lot of Savile Row stuff and may know more. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
OTR label:
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Bespoke:
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Thanks. The bespoke label is definitely the one that is in the jacket. I'll post pics next week when I get it back from the cleaners. If the stain doesn't come out, I'll send it to jefferyd to dissect.
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^^ Just a thought, but I always try the warm water on a wash-cloth trick. Tried it once on a spot that the cleaners failed to get out and it worked about 90%, enough to where it wasn't noticeable unless you really looked up close. If the cleaners can't take it out, try this first. Especially on a tweed jacket, it won't hurt. That stuff is pretty tough. I've even done this on Super 150s fabric with no harm done, but you need to be quick to follow with a hairdryer on high heat. .
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Yes same here, I tried to add a photo to the end of my last post of a pair of Church's but it doesn't show up. Can you see it? When I quoted you I could see all of your pics in the editor window.


Nope, can't see that either. I could see my label photos when I first posted them but now they just show up as numbered links. Hmm...
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Will this work with Cashmere, or is getting them wet at all a no-no.  I have a small surface stain on my best piece I own (an absolutely gorgeous recent Canali 100% cashmere SC that fits me like a glove), but I'm afraid to take it to my dry cleaners (who I don't trust).  Can I do this water + hair dryer deal, or no?
 

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

^^ Just a thought, but I always try the warm water on a wash-cloth trick. Tried it once on a spot that the cleaners failed to get out and it worked about 90%, enough to where it wasn't noticeable unless you really looked up close. If the cleaners can't take it out, try this first. Especially on a tweed jacket, it won't hurt. That stuff is pretty tough. I've even done this on Super 150s fabric with no harm done, but you need to be quick to follow with a hairdryer on high heat. .
Nope, can't see that either. I could see my label photos when I first posted them but now they just show up as numbered links. Hmm...


 

post #19722 of 134298
I usually hand wash my cashmere sweaters, so water won't hurt cashmere. Traditionally, spot cleaning is how tailored clothing was usually cleaned.

I got caught in a downpour in a Paul Stuart sportcoat once, and feared all the horrible things that would happen to it. But I simply put it on a hanger and let it dry. It's still going strong.
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Good to know.  I guess I'll take the plunge, thanks! 
 

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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post

I usually hand wash my cashmere sweaters, so water won't hurt cashmere. Traditionally, spot cleaning is how tailored clothing was usually cleaned.
I got caught in a downpour in a Paul Stuart sportcoat once, and feared all the horrible things that would happen to it. But I simply put it on a hanger and let it dry. It's still going strong.


 

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great day today!

SUPER recent Zegna charcoal pinstriped suit in 44R 2 btn side vented my size!! biggrin.gif
Luciano Barbera cotton casual slacks in sz38
2 pairs of PRL flat front cords in my size lt and dk brown
Current Zegna dress shirt in sz 15.25 iirc
Daniel Cremieux 7 fold made in italy numbered limited edition tie (i know not a holy grail name, but overall a very solid tie)
Lee allison 4 in hand tie i bought it because it says remove before sex on the inside lol
NWT 38S Hart Schaffner Marx charcoal with blue windowpane sport coat.
post #19725 of 134298
Came across 3 um.......interesting.........Etro polos today, all size XL. A little too pricey at $20 a pop so I left them.

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