Originally Posted by datsunfan
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.
Originally Posted by mainy
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.
Originally Posted by AlanC
^^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.
Originally Posted by idfnl
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.
Originally Posted by Stewie
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.
The few that I have come across are and have the signature brownish-orange inner-sole.
Originally Posted by Aqualung
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?