Hit up five stores today... not many, really, but I had to deal with the kids, so you take what you can get.
Store 1 - GW grand opening - got there about 5 after 9 and there were already guys with shopping carts full of shoes. Scouted them out, didn't miss anything, thankfully. Nicest shoes they ever put out were some Church's with a HOLE through the uppers where they bend.
Also disappointed by an Oxxford SC with holes and a Pal Zileri angora/mohair sc that had a HUGE GAPING HOLE in the back, like big enough to put two fists through. All ragged, too, with no flap hanging down, so no idea how that happened.
Oxxford SC my size
Davis & squire grey ribbed cashmere sweater, size L, available
Recent BB argyle cotton vest, size S, available
2 pairs of Bill's Khakis JEANS - never seen these before, interesting. Sizes 33 and 34, available.
Bills Khakis gurkha pants - twice in about a month? Weird! The last pair SHOCKED me - it sold for 93 bucks on ebay so I'm hoping this one does well too!
Canali tie that didn't suck
Pack of diapers for the baby for 2.99...
Store 2 - HEARTBREAK...
found *another* Kerkorian "Abla Fashions for Men" that's made by Caruso DB suit... with no pants.
Found a Zegna pure cashmere sc around my size... with multiple holes.
Found a recent HF super 130's suit... with no pants.
Found a recent BB suit... with no pants.
Found a middle-age BB suit in an awesome glenplaid with blue windowpane... with no pants.
Tore the store apart looking for the pants, including going label-by-label through the womens pants. Of course, none of the four turned up.
Consoled myself by checking out the hard goods and showcase...
only pickups at this store but they were the best finds of the day I'm pretty sure!
Kitchenaid Accolade 400 mixer with two bowls and all the accessories... $25... ebays for ~200 I think if my wife doesn't keep it (she doesn't like the color but has wanted one of these for awhile)
Kenwood KT-7500 stereo tuner
Kenwood KA-7100 amp
- got both of those for a total of 15 bucks... if I sell them separately they look to be worth about 100 bucks each shipped I think?
Store 3 - store where I found the Borrellis the other day - nada now, though I'll go back on half-price-day to see if the Polo Made in Italy shirt is still there
Store 4 - Never know what to expect with this store... disappointed by a BB suit with LP fabric with no pants. I didn't find a pair of pants I looked for all day.
Coupla shirts for a friend
Vineyard Vines shirt for gas money
Zegna made by Inco wool pants, size 40, probably available
A first time pickup for me: True Religion jeans at real thrift pricing - I think they're womens but that doesn't seem to matter much with TR.
Store 5 - impulse stop on the way to get a 6 foot cat tree off Craigslist for $35... when I tried to offer her 30 the lady all but showed me her receipt for $150 for it. Dang!
Left behind a pair of Bill's that had a tiny spot on the bottom of one pant leg - not worth fooling with but it pains me every time I leave Bills, however damaged.
Did pick up an identical pair of Bills in 38, available.
The real pickups, though, were two coats, clearly both by the same owner. I guarantee you, you're going to see these brands now and think "ho-hum" but when I post pics tomorrow you'll be going "damn!"
- Bergdorf Goodman tan... I guess it's a trench, but it has no belt, it has a belt-buckle style setup on the inside if you want to fasten it beyond the buttons. Button-in wool lining. Size 42, available.
- Hart Schaffner Marx Made in Italy 3/4 length wool coat with part-quilted lining and part-plaid lining, working buttons on pockets & sleeves, corduroy collar... this thing is saweet. Made me think of a Barbour at first, actually. Size L, available.
Sooo, my dining room table is full of stuff, the cat is pleased as punch, the kids got a couple of random toys, and my wife got some clearance makeup from the Penny's outlet while I was doing all this. Wish we had more Saturdays like this!