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post #22921 of 110557

Heh, Will.  I am more than grateful for the bounty that came in the mail yesterday, and I think you will be also when you get yours in a few days. bigstar[1].gif

 

I was dumbstruck upon seeing that Margiela tag.  I thought I suddenly teleported to the Tres Bien showroom in Paris.  I found a Filene's tag in one of the breast pockets, but for a Ted Baker product, so I would assume that the person who donated this after the crayon attack also was a Filene's whore.  I wonder where the Filene's was in Denver...  I remember a friend who worked at the Filene's in Columbus back in the early aughts, but I never paid much mind as I was more of a TJ Maxx person back then.  Oh well, it probably would've been murder on my credit cards to know about the deals that were around for most of this decade at Filene's.
 

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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

Wow, that's something! Never seen MMM except a couple of items at Filenes.
How can it be 100% impossible to move the sleeves up? I thought that while expensive and annoying, it was reliably POSSIBLE... how would you tell if it's not possible?
Maybe your luck in thrift today is karmic payback for the way you handled the luck in the mail yesterday... lol8[1].gif
oh, and you do want to look at polo shirts somewhat... especially if you had other finds in that store. Closet cleanouts don't always depend on the weather. I found that NdG shirt the other day in the middle of polo shirts; sure, someone had obviously moved it there, but had I not casually scanned the polos I'd never have found it!


 

post #22922 of 110557
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

How much did it cost to alter the sleeves at the shoulders? Thinking about having this done Thanks

It cost me $180 to have the waist suppressed and to have the sleeves altered. Don't know what costs what. But I would guess $50-60 a sleeve. I live in San Francisco.
post #22923 of 110557
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

^^^ Crazy finds!!
I'm no Spoo, but any Medusa head ties will do well because of the logo. Silk shirts on the other hand are a no-brainer grab.
467

Brave man to wear this!
post #22924 of 110557
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

How are the NWT prices at HF factory store?

Good question, one of these days I will stop in and find out. shog[1].gif They have annual clearance events as well and I have never made those either.
post #22925 of 110557

Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece

 

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Chest44

Waist40

Shoulder19

Length31

Sleeve26

 

Harris Tweed

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Chest42

Waist40

Shoulder19

Length31

Sleeve24

 

Did I do any better this time?  Also, these will be for sale as well if anyone is interested.

 

edit: Am I allowed to ask here what I should put as an asking price in Buy/Sell?

post #22926 of 110557
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece

 

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Chest44

Waist40

Shoulder19

Length31

Sleeve26

 

Harris Tweed

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Chest42

Waist40

Shoulder19

Length31

Sleeve24

 

Did I do any better this time?  Also, these will be for sale as well if anyone is interested.

 

edit: Am I allowed to ask here what I should put as an asking price in Buy/Sell?


NO...I kid, but seriously spend 5 minutes and do some research on completed ebay listings. It will really benefit you more in the long run to have an idea of what stuff will sells for before you buy it (and waist money) instead of just asking what you should list every item for after you buy it.

 

And yes those are better, the BBGF is old tag, maybe $30-$40 on ebay and I find Harris Tweeds will sell for $40-50 easy and depending on the color/size and quality and sometimes more.

 

post #22927 of 110557
I committed myself to a purchase free January so coming to this thread is like an alcoholic hanging out in a bar.

AND YET I KEEP COMING BACK ffffuuuu.gif
post #22928 of 110557
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post

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That was the only time in the world such a find will be made. Don't beat yourself up about it.



Well, I found one E. Marinella at GW for $1.99. I was not familiar with this brand, so I left it, that same night Spoo posted his from Marshall's. Now, Imagine how I felt.

post #22929 of 110557
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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post


the bidding history looks very suspect

Why would you say that? I was thinking this guy is a SFer, I have been following him and wondering why is he able to sell any no crap for for boat load of money. Till this day he is banking $40+ for JAB suit.
 

 

post #22930 of 110557
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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post


not to fond of the seller actually, he bought a pair of nwt tom ford pants from me for 36.00 and in feedback was complaining that there were no tags and label was hanging by a thread, i mean come on, seriously???? baldy[1].gif


He bought a Hunstman Tux from me for $117 and turn around and sell it for $595. WTF

post #22931 of 110557

I picked up this Levi's denim jacket today. I expect it to be vintage because it is Made in the U.S.A. and the new ones are Made in Bangladesh. I also know that some of these command a nice dollar, so I am hoping this is one of them. Is there a resident Levi's expert around?

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The denim and the lining are very heavy and warm.

post #22932 of 110557
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Originally Posted by tben View Post

I picked up this Levi's denim jacket today. I expect it to be vintage because it is Made in the U.S.A. and the new ones are Made in Bangladesh. I also know that some of these command a nice dollar, so I am hoping this is one of them. Is there a resident Levi's expert around?

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The denim and the lining are very heavy and warm.


You need to find one with a red tag that reads LEVIS not Levis. Affectionately known by Levis collectors at the "Big E" Jacket, since all the letters look the same when capitalized except the E. Also look for real leather patch tags, instead of the ones made of card stock. You can still get $35-50 for yours.

 

This is what you are looking for.

 

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Look here for more tips.  http://www.ehow.com/how_7813730_tell-old-levis-jackets.html


Edited by capnwes - 1/13/12 at 4:45pm
post #22933 of 110557
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Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post

Ran across a lovely Brioni cashmere overcoat today in my size.

Some considerable moth damage to one sleeve. Couple of holes and a couple of tracks.

Should I buy it? Anyone try a reweaving service like Without A Trace?

Standard thrift price ($10-$30)? Definitely grab. I've never seen Brioni outerwear before.
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Originally Posted by amadar View Post

Speaking of silk shirts, been in thrifting/SF hibernation for a while, but wanted to share a recent find. NWOT Stefano Ricci 100% Silk shirt. 16/34. Surprisingly slim fit. My size, but I am no where near baller enough to pull this off. Incredible floral pattern interwoven throughout.
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Wow! Awesome find! That's an easy $200.
post #22934 of 110557
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

^^^ Crazy finds!!
I'm no Spoo, but any Medusa head ties will do well because of the logo. Silk shirts on the other hand are a no-brainer grab.
467

Where art meets clothing.

What do you think of Nat Nast silk shirts? I run into these constantly yet always leave them standing on the rack. It looks like Nat Nast falls into Robert Talbott / Robert Graham territory.
post #22935 of 110557

Quote:

Originally Posted by capnwes View Post


You need to find one with a red tag that reads LEVIS not Levis. Affectionately known by Levis collectors at the "Big E" Jacket, since all the letters look the same when capitalized except the E. Also look for real leather patch tags, instead of the ones made of card stock. You can still get $35-50 for yours.

 

This is what you are looking for.

 

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Look here for more tips.  http://www.ehow.com/how_7813730_tell-old-levis-jackets.html

Thanks, I appreciate that knowledge. It's my size so I was probably going to keep it anyway. I haven't worn a denim jacket since I was like 7 though so I am going to have try and figure out how to do it without looking like this...

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