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post #23686 of 124370
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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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Post then here to get an answer - http://www.styleforum.net/t/24109/hof-labels-heels-and-nail-patterns-secrets-to-id-the-maker/500_50#post_5136234

 

The two pairs I had, both had that same mark on the side like yours, but all the other info about size and style was on the opposite side of the shoe (both left and right show), and was very very faint if not all worn off.

post #23687 of 124370
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

Small sizes in a thrift store are few and far between when you live in a state that is a haven for illegal immigration.

Wut? That makes no sense. I shop in the same general area as Dig and none of the people to whom he is referring spend any time looking at any item we'd consider worthwhile. They are usually shorter than me though....so I guess I get that.
post #23688 of 124370

Wow! Two days out of town and nearly 300 posts to catch up on. Took me an hour and a half to read everything. Looks like everyone had a pretty nice weekend and I am no exception. I haven't gotten a chance to take any photos yet, but hopefully will have time tonight.

 

350 mile round trip home for the weekend. 10 thrift stores (would have been more, but time was a factor.)

 

Picked up: 

A Kenneth Mackenzie Harris Tweed Top Coat, nearly solid black.

An unbranded Herringbone Tweed Suit Brown

Several SCs (Brooks Brothers, 6 or 7 Harris Tweed, Christopher Dawes Tweed, Oxxford Onwentsia, 2 or 3 Burberry)

Etro Tie

My favorite was a very bold Houndstooth trench which is unmarked other than "Made in England" in the collar and "Gamekeeper" inside the front pocket.

 

Left behind 5 Alexandre Suits and 1 Alexandre SC all with generous amounts of pick stitching. I was in line with them until I realized they were all made in Egypt. Definitely still worth $20 each, but I lost most of my excitement when I saw it, so I put them back. They were at the Millersville MD GW if anyone lives close by and want to go pick them up.

 

post #23689 of 124370
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Originally Posted by dongale View Post

Ok, no one throw any stones....I'm looking for a gray Harris Tweed jacket for cheap. No luck thrifting yet. There are tons on ebay. I've seen several older looking Stafford tweeds. Was Stafford at any time a quality brand? Or has it always been cheap stuff?



Did you find one? I must have 20-30 Harris Tweeds (several in gray) and can flip you one cheap. PM me if you are still looking.

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Finally getting around to posting those photos... holy cow this thread was flying over the weekend!

Tyrone MacStophian - awesome find on those Peals!

horses_ass shame about the suit but those pants DO rock and I imagine they're already sold wink.gif

rathebaindc, those Oxxford trousers would fit me... but I don't really need any more wool pants >.< Might PM you anyway...

Mainy, Nataku: you gotta be SHITTING ME about those old workwear shirts. I see tons of those. I've thought about flipping them before - fivebrother is another brand I've looked at / see a lot of, are those worthwhile? - but always seemed very hit-or-miss in completeds. I guess I should pick up some smalls or mediums and see what happens.

Anyway, here's snaps of my haul this weekend, in no particular order:

HSM Made in Italy coat size L, should have taken an inside shot - it's quilted with a (wool?) plaid lining at the bottom too, this thing is. awesome. period. full.stop. wink.gif
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Bergdorf Goodman trench-ish-thing - this has covered buttons, belt-like-straps inside, really interesting, size 42:
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The Kitchenaid Accolade 400 with all the crap... don't overlook housewares, guys - if I end up selling this it'll bring $200, maybe more since it has all the stuff with it
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Most of the first store haul - gurkha pants and jeans from Bills, whoda thunk it?! wink.gif
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That Canali tie... Yeah, some of the thin silks are meh, especially older ones - but this is a woven silk and heavier, just not sure if I can pull off the pattern:
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Oxxford SC for me... patch pockets, metal buttons, this will be great for summer. Did find one tiny moth hole up by the shoulder when taking the pics. baldy[1].gif but I'll wear it anyway - this kind of staple thing is nice to see from Oxxford
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Labels of those Zegna pleated trousers... made by Inco, right?
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True Religion:
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Kenwood amp:
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Kenwood tuner:
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post #23691 of 124370
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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I was nearly murdered in GW by two women the last time I thrifted one of these. We own one and love it. Purchased it new on sale for over $300. The one I thrifted I picked up for $10 with all the basic attachment, sold it right away BIN for 200+. Great Find, love that color too. 

post #23692 of 124370
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^ I was made similarly confused/uncomfortable by that statement.
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Apologies for absentmindedly injecting a bit of politics into this thread. No offense was intended by my hamfisted comment.
post #23693 of 124370
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

A couple quick notes for those trying to make a few bucks to fund this hobby:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/King-Cole-vintage-1950s-60s-flannel-shirt-S-rockabilly-/250974792234?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item3a6f436a2a
If you aren't picking up old flannel work shirts, especially in small sizes, you are crazy. Japanese bidder bought this, I have at least 4 or 5 more to list. This type of stuff is super easy to find in the Midwest.
Willis & Geiger:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Willis-Geiger-Outfitters-Miss-America-Air-shirt-L-/250974791862?pt=US_CSA_MC_Shirts&hash=item3a6f4368b6
Nataku put me onto this brand and people are crazy for it. I have 2 bush poplin coats i need to list, and at least 2-3 other shirts! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Hmmmm, there are tons of those in the thrifts around me. patch[1].gif
post #23694 of 124370
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

Apologies for absentmindedly injecting a bit of politics into this thread. No offense was intended by my hamfisted comment.

That is nice of you. Let's do not forget that the real purpose of a "real" thrift shop is to provide clothing on the cheap to people without means, and charity through money earned.
post #23695 of 124370
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

Apologies for absentmindedly injecting a bit of politics into this thread. No offense was intended by my hamfisted comment.

I agree that we should stop these Canadian comedians like Martin Short, Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, etc. from coming to this country and take jobs from hard-working American comics.
post #23696 of 124370
Made a few stops yesterday afternoon and came up pretty empty handed except for a vintage Stearns goose down winter vest for myself. Was reasonably priced at least at a place that charged $50 for Zegna shirts.
post #23697 of 124370
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

Well I have a somewhat interesting thrifting story. We were out of town yesterday and hit the a GW where we were at. Anyway they had the pants one one long rack, one side jeans, the other dress pants. I'm going through the dress pants, and on the other side is a blonde haired girl, my guess mid 20's looking through the jeans. She is going at about the same pace I am, when she leads forward to look at something. Nice cleavage shot and she was wearing a very cute light purple bra (she was wearing a loose fitting l/s t-shirt. Given what I normally see in thrift stores....this was a very pleasant sight.



You know the rules...Pics or it didn't happen.

 

post #23698 of 124370
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

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

Yeah, they're available.
post #23699 of 124370
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

Well I have a somewhat interesting thrifting story. We were out of town yesterday and hit the a GW where we were at. Anyway they had the pants one one long rack, one side jeans, the other dress pants. I'm going through the dress pants, and on the other side is a blonde haired girl, my guess mid 20's looking through the jeans. She is going at about the same pace I am, when she leads forward to look at something. Nice cleavage shot and she was wearing a very cute light purple bra (she was wearing a loose fitting l/s t-shirt. Given what I normally see in thrift stores....this was a very pleasant sight.

It's moments like this that erase all the horrid images of disease-infested cat hoarders, cross dressers and other undesirable sights. Makes thrifting a hell of a lot more pleasant. Oh and +1 on the pics! nod[1].gif


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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

The Kitchenaid Accolade 400 with all the crap... don't overlook housewares, guys - if I end up selling this it'll bring $200, maybe more since it has all the stuff with it
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Kenwood amp:
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Kenwood tuner:
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My wife would go crazy for that Kitchenaid! She's been pestering me about a bright pink one at Williams Sonoma for about the last year. She has a perfectly good serviceable (and pretty new too, maybe 3 years old) white one. Maybe women collect these things as we do suits and shoes? laugh.gif In any case, this is a perfect example to always check the housewares. The Accolade is the upper model too. Score!!

Those Kenwoods are beauties, too. wink.gif
post #23700 of 124370
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

Well I have a somewhat interesting thrifting story. We were out of town yesterday and hit the a GW where we were at. Anyway they had the pants one one long rack, one side jeans, the other dress pants. I'm going through the dress pants, and on the other side is a blonde haired girl, my guess mid 20's looking through the jeans. She is going at about the same pace I am, when she leads forward to look at something. Nice cleavage shot and she was wearing a very cute light purple bra (she was wearing a loose fitting l/s t-shirt. Given what I normally see in thrift stores....this was a very pleasant sight.


Much better what did I see at the Goodwill than mine from last week:

 

Originally Posted by lastdonb View Post



Stopped at  GW on the way home, Thurs. dollar day. Heading over to the men's shirt section and saw a very ugly women in a red dress, with blonde hair and bright red lipstick...started looking through the shirts, looked up and two rows over, there she was again, only this time I noticed the glasses, lipstick was smudged and the blond hair was a wig. It was guy in drag! 

 

Didn't want to see if she/he had on a purple bra.

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