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Yes, it is definitely a role-reversal of sorts. Even though they're suit pants, I think they're perfectly suited to being worn by themselves. We'll see, I guess.
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Here are pics of those Peals I picked up today. Normally I'd shine them up before photographing, but I'm eager to figure out exactly what they are.
The gold type has the coat of arms with "By Appointment", and then says "Bootmakers to the late King George V. Peale & Co Ltd, 48 Wigmore St., London W1 Made in England.
The stamp has the boot and a fox(?), and says Peal, London, Made in England, with the numbers 610744. That same number is stamped in four places, but there's nothing else that looks like a size. Does anyone know where they might have been sold, the model, and most importantly, how I can determine the size? Thanks.

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post #23673 of 121454
Are you sure they're even suit pants? I've seen a lot of pairs in similar patterns just sold *and worn) on their own.
post #23674 of 121454
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

Are you sure they're even suit pants? I've seen a lot of pairs in similar patterns just sold *and worn) on their own.

I'm pretty sure they're suit pants - the tag reads "Albert SB Suit" and gives both the jacket size (42R) and the pant's waist size.

That I said, I agree - an entire suit in this pattern, well, that might be too much.
post #23675 of 121454
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

Are you sure they're even suit pants? I've seen a lot of pairs in similar patterns just sold *and worn) on their own.

"albert sb suit" on the tag = albert single breasted suit, so yes they're suit pants but certainly are unique enough to be worn by themselves. honestly not too many people could pull off a suit like that anyway. if i had to bet those came from somebody who bought the suit on sale, never wore it (couldn't pull off the pattern) or wore it as a sportcoat. then something awful happened to the jacket, and off the pants went to the goodwill.
post #23676 of 121454
or just enough nod[1].gif
post #23677 of 121454
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

That I said, I agree - an entire suit in this pattern, well, that might be too much.

I have seen this pattern before on suits by Oxxford as well as Ralph Lauren Blue and Purple Label. Certainly not conventional by any means, but it exists and is rather nice looking.
post #23678 of 121454
Salleys here have what they call hard tags where there good stuff is priced and is not controlled by date sales. I made a trip outta of my hood to one Friday, who apparently was over stocked with these hard tags, they were having a 50% off sale on them. To my disbelief, in my size, there were about 6 suits from the same donor. I bought three of them which I posted. The suits fit to a tee and cuffed perfect. The suits are all tagged 44R, were from Neimans, double vented, pick stitching, flat front, etc. I wish I had bought them all and will go back Wed.

There were 5 Hickys I got these 2.
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Hicky Blue2.jpg 196k .jpg file Hicky Blue Label.jpg 131k .jpg file

Than there was just this one Armani
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post #23679 of 121454
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Originally Posted by mainy, horse's_ass View Post

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I accept these answers. laugh.gif

Otherwise, I would have been donating a couple pairs of pants.
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


I used to work for the Salvation Army and got a technique down. Gently pry up the two ends and then slowly pull the staple out straight. Worked 95% of the time. SA is the only thrift I know of that used these stupid stapled on paper tags. I thought it was just locally but I guess not.
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I went fairly regularly to a store that put tags in that way. Always stapled to labels though, when possible. Never through a tie, sometimes through the collar stand on a shirt. They had another interesting system where there would be three colors of post it note tags, and they would cycle through the colors for sales. Pink would be full price one week, Orange 25% off, and Yellow 50%, or whatever. Kept their stock turning over fairly nicely.
post #23681 of 121454
Recently there was a post stating how the thrifting in Richmond, Va sucked. I know hes not lying because Ive done that. Unfortunately, for me, soon I will be moving out of the thrifting mecca of DFW to Richmond, my home town. To fend off the anticipated Jones', I made my last past thru some of my favorite haunts over the last 10 days. I was looking mainly for winter wear, here are some of the highlights of what I found (in addition to those suits).

Pendleton Overcoat I think has never been worn $35
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Group of Neiman Sweaters $5
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Ballatyne sweater shows me what cashmere is suppose to me like. Eventhough vintage, this sweater puts all my other so called cashmeres to shame. $2.10
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TIes $1.91
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post #23682 of 121454
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

I've been in a bit of a lull lately, hope it breaks soon. Anyway, here are some pictures of a couple recent things of interest that I've found.
These are the RLPL pants I found the other day. Very nice, obviously. Returned to the same store multiple times to try to find the jacket, but it just isn't in the cards.

Available?
post #23683 of 121454
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

I've been in a bit of a lull lately, hope it breaks soon. Anyway, here are some pictures of a couple recent things of interest that I've found.
These are the RLPL pants I found the other day. Very nice, obviously. Returned to the same store multiple times to try to find the jacket, but it just isn't in the cards.
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Originally Posted by gdwy89 View Post


Those pants aren't my size and I have no idea what I would wear them with, but they are really beautiful. Interesting that you're in the opposite situation most of us find ourselves at any given moment thrifting (including myself right now). That is, a jacket but no pants.


Well, they are my size, and yes, very beautiful... Available?

 

post #23684 of 121454
I live in the northern Detroit suburbs and even though there is quite a bit of money in some of these neighborhoods, the thrift stores never seem to have anything worthwhile when I go in. I think there are just too many folks in the metro area going into the stores so they probably get picked over pretty quickly. In a couple of weeks I'm headed down to the in-laws house in Naples, Florida and am going to try to check out a couple stores down there. I figure with such a higher concentration of old folks (and old folks with money) in a smaller market that maybe there will be a better selection...
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Originally Posted by Tyrone MacStiophain View Post

Here are pics of those Peals I picked up today. Normally I'd shine them up before photographing, but I'm eager to figure out exactly what they are.
The gold type has the coat of arms with "By Appointment", and then says "Bootmakers to the late King George V. Peale & Co Ltd, 48 Wigmore St., London W1 Made in England.
The stamp has the boot and a fox(?), and says Peal, London, Made in England, with the numbers 610744. That same number is stamped in four places, but there's nothing else that looks like a size. Does anyone know where they might have been sold, the model, and most importantly, how I can determine the size? Thanks.

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Pre- Brooks Brothers. Real peals. Nice
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