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post #26386 of 110469
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Originally Posted by amadar View Post

Ok. Now that its been a few hours since I posted the Vicuna Kiton pic and I've had a chance to bask in the glory that is Spoo wanting something in my possession......I have a few confessions to make about my find today.

First, and least depressing: It's not 100% Vicuna, but rather 90% cashmere, 10% vicuna (hand of this fabric is f*ing icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif)

Second, and the absolute heartbreaker: It's a women's jacket ffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gifffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gifffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gifffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gifffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gif


Found it in a "boutique" resale shop that I never go to, because the ratio of womens to mens clothes is about 10:1. Popped in cuz it was near where I was running an errand. Would never have found it if they hadn't accidentally placed it on the mens rack. Despite the utter stupor I was in when I found it, I actually considered leaving it since A) its a womens piece and B) was priced at about 3x the normal thrift suit price. But then I snapped back to reality and told myself I couldn't leave Kiton Vicuna, regardless if for the wrong gender.

Given the vicuna content I know this thing had to be up around the $8K mark (maybe higher?) But damn, the resale market for womens clothing is absolute sh*t. I think for the time being I'll hold onto it, its a size 50 Italian (I think this is like a M-L womens but I'm not sure). Won't fit any women in my life - I may consider trading it if anyone here wants to give it to one of their lady friends.

So, unfortunately, I have to renounce any title as thrift find of the year (thanks Nataku), but hell, I'm still stoked nonetheless.

Some quick pics below. It appears very recent and in absolutely mint condition. Color is nice tan/brown herringbone (appears gray in the pics).

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I'll trade you a bag of crisps for it.
post #26387 of 110469
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Originally Posted by amadar View Post

Ok. Now that its been a few hours since I posted the Vicuna Kiton pic and I've had a chance to bask in the glory that is Spoo wanting something in my possession......I have a few confessions to make about my find today.
First, and least depressing: It's not 100% Vicuna, but rather 90% cashmere, 10% vicuna (hand of this fabric is f*ing icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif)
Second, and the absolute heartbreaker: It's a women's jacket ffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gifffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gifffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gifffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gifffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Found it in a "boutique" resale shop that I never go to, because the ratio of womens to mens clothes is about 10:1. Popped in cuz it was near where I was running an errand. Would never have found it if they hadn't accidentally placed it on the mens rack. Despite the utter stupor I was in when I found it, I actually considered leaving it since A) its a womens piece and B) was priced at about 3x the normal thrift suit price. But then I snapped back to reality and told myself I couldn't leave Kiton Vicuna, regardless if for the wrong gender.
Given the vicuna content I know this thing had to be up around the $8K mark (maybe higher?) But damn, the resale market for womens clothing is absolute sh*t. I think for the time being I'll hold onto it, its a size 50 Italian (I think this is like a M-L womens but I'm not sure). Won't fit any women in my life - I may consider trading it if anyone here wants to give it to one of their lady friends.
So, unfortunately, I have to renounce any title as thrift find of the year (thanks Nataku), but hell, I'm still stoked nonetheless.
Some quick pics below. It appears very recent and in absolutely mint condition. Color is nice tan/brown herringbone (appears gray in the pics). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Yup, this happened to me with a Chanel piece, but my wife is happily wearing it. What about your missus wearing that?
post #26388 of 110469
^^^as stated in the above post, unfortunately no, she's a very tiny little thing.
post #26389 of 110469

Ok, pretty good day for me.  First the more pedestrian stuff, but great for me since most of it's my size  biggrin.gif.

 

 

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Zegna, Zegna, Pink, BB, BB, BB.

 

Had 3 other BBs in equally desirable colors that will make for great weekly wears but didnt' want to bore you guys.  All the same size and clearly from the same donor (pristine condition), all fresh from the drycleaners.  Zegnas fit me, as do the BBs (icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif), and the Pink is earmarked...so, true bragging on this stuff; sorry!

 

 

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Zegna, Zegna (50/50 flax/cotton, which I haven't come across before.  I think it's quite cool actually).

 

 

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Aran Crafts 95 merino wool/5 cashmere.  Camera flash doesn't do it justice...beautiful classic red woven.  

 

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This is a tank of a Pendleton jacket.  This thing is rad, IMO.  Super heavy, really cool color and design, and a weird back pocket flap thing I've never seen before (see spoiler).

 

 

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This is the back of the jacket.  Both of those button spots open up for a "through-way" big pocket type thing.  Never seen something like this before.

 

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Hickey Freeman SC, "woven in the British Isles"

 

 

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Speaking of "currency" items (at least this pair)...

 

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First ever Aquascutum!!

 

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And last, but certainly not least, the piece de resistance (since I never find shoes)...

 

My first...

 

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...and SECOND... 

 

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...pair of Church's ever. YESSSSSSSSS!!

 

The top pair are Church's for Cheaney, bench made in England, size 11s...I'm a 12, but they're fine on length, but a bit narrow.  They are effing immaculate.  Bottoms are barely worn and they reek of new leather smell.  I'd honestly estimate that they were worn for less than 5 full work days, at most.  icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif.  I'm buying shoe stretchers and making those motherf*@$#rs work, damnit.  The second pair are patent leather (!!), Italian made, and in ridiculously good shape for patent leather...not a single scuff on them.  Size 9M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #26390 of 110469
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

...pair of Church's ever. YESSSSSSSSS!!

Rest of your stuff was cool, but this is WTF eek.gifdrool.gif
Damn, wish I was an 11's, you would have a hard time keeping. Good solid finding.
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Originally Posted by amadar View Post

^^^as stated in the above post, unfortunately no, she's a very tiny little thing.

Ahhh I see, still a great find. I hope Spoo comes in for that, he would know how to flip that. I suspect he did not marry a russian shot putter, so probably his wife would not fit that, but I bet he could sell that $1K plus...

What troubles me is some crazy woman just dumped that off - if you are willing to spend $12K and chuck something, I would like the donor to lend me their Ferrari forever if they are so reckless and carefree with money.
post #26391 of 110469

If those are US 9s, I'd be interested. :)

post #26392 of 110469
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Originally Posted by amadar View Post

Ok. Now that its been a few hours since I posted the Vicuna Kiton pic and I've had a chance to bask in the glory that is Spoo wanting something in my possession......I have a few confessions to make about my find today.
First, and least depressing: It's not 100% Vicuna, but rather 90% cashmere, 10% vicuna (hand of this fabric is f*ing icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif)
Second, and the absolute heartbreaker: It's a women's jacket ffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gifffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gifffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gifffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gifffffuuuu.gifpeepwall[1].gif
Found it in a "boutique" resale shop that I never go to, because the ratio of womens to mens clothes is about 10:1. Popped in cuz it was near where I was running an errand. Would never have found it if they hadn't accidentally placed it on the mens rack. Despite the utter stupor I was in when I found it, I actually considered leaving it since A) its a womens piece and B) was priced at about 3x the normal thrift suit price. But then I snapped back to reality and told myself I couldn't leave Kiton Vicuna, regardless if for the wrong gender.
Given the vicuna content I know this thing had to be up around the $8K mark (maybe higher?) But damn, the resale market for womens clothing is absolute sh*t. I think for the time being I'll hold onto it, its a size 50 Italian (I think this is like a M-L womens but I'm not sure). Won't fit any women in my life - I may consider trading it if anyone here wants to give it to one of their lady friends.
So, unfortunately, I have to renounce any title as thrift find of the year (thanks Nataku), but hell, I'm still stoked nonetheless.
Some quick pics below. It appears very recent and in absolutely mint condition. Color is nice tan/brown herringbone (appears gray in the pics). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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not worth that much on the bay, i have a 90 cash 10 vicuna kiton i got for 250 nwt , couldnt sell it for 999 obo
post #26393 of 110469

Oops, not "11s"..."size 11", and I don't know the width (I'm not well versed in the ways of reading Church shoe codes).  They feel slightly narrow (I'm a D/wide, and they're narrow on me...hence the need for the shoe stretcher).  Good shoes are my elusive finds; I'm more willing to work to make them work for me. biggrin.gif
 

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post


Rest of your stuff was cool, but this is WTF eek.gifdrool.gif
Damn, wish I was an 11's, you would have a hard time keeping. Good solid finding.
Ahhh I see, still a great find. I hope Spoo comes in for that, he would know how to flip that. I suspect he did not marry a russian shot putter, so probably his wife would not fit that, but I bet he could sell that $1K plus...
What troubles me is some crazy woman just dumped that off - if you are willing to spend $12K and chuck something, I would like the donor to lend me their Ferrari forever if they are so reckless and carefree with money.

 

 

EDIT:  Oh, almost forgot 2 of my best finds of the day!!

 

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Who could forget the almighty "Crocodile #2 with an eerily familiar but slightly off logo", and the breathtaking "Gucci with the not even close to evenly stitched on tag" pieces!!!  Is it honestly that hard to fake something well?

 

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post #26394 of 110469
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Originally Posted by amadar View Post

Second, and the absolute heartbreaker: It's a women's jacket

FAIL.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/965/the-office-lady-suit
post #26395 of 110469
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

This is a tank of a Pendleton jacket.  This thing is rad, IMO.  Super heavy, really cool color and design, and a weird back pocket flap thing I've never seen before (see spoiler).

 

 

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This is the back of the jacket.  Both of those button spots open up for a "through-way" big pocket type thing.  Never seen something like this before.

 


That's a game pocket found on hunting jackets like the Barbour Beaufort or Woolrich field jackets. Very useful, especially for sneaking booze into places.
post #26396 of 110469

^ That Gucci is SO fake.

post #26397 of 110469

Ah, that makes sense.  I figured it had some sort of outdoor usage, knowing Pendleton's steez.  Thanks for the info!
 

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post


That's a game pocket found on hunting jackets like the Barbour Beaufort or Woolrich field jackets. Very useful, especially for sneaking booze into places.


 

post #26398 of 110469
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

Think I blew it today by leaving a pair of decent looking Frye harness boots on the shelf at the thrift today. I think they were women's size 7.5 and marked $30. I probably should have picked them up as it appears they bring $100 no problem on fleabay. Bah. Also left behind a Daks three piece suit and a Harris Tweed overcoat that were too small.

What size Daks?
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I suspect the impact of this will be less severe and shorter lived than most of us are nervous about. There are several mitigating factors.
First: The show will (at least initially) be on Oxygen and, as some have already observed, I don't know what their viewership is.
Second: It's the economy. This is just the latest in a long line of escapism/get rich quick salves for an economically strained public. Eventually, this fad will pass, just as there are no longer all-night dancing contests or shows about house flipping. As the economy improves, as folks try their hand and get stung because they learn their perceived-high-value items won't sell (which I obviously have no knowledge of.... [uncomfortable cough]), and as the general national consciousness turns to a different get rich quick scheme, those who are serious about the hobby will remain and those who are not will not. (NOTE: I include, of course, myself here)
Third: Impact will be market specific. In markets where the economic strain is most painful, the alure will be felt greatest; in "recovered" or stronger markets, the deterrent of used clothes is probably still too strong. But, of course, in these markets, the gravitational pull of thrifting has already been present and driven people to thrift anyway, so query how great that additional impact will be.
Fourth: As a business, this is neither high profit nor low risk. As others on this thread are far better positioned to instruct: One must have a firm grasp of both quality and salability (which are non-equivalents, BTW). It's pretty easy to lose a good deal of money fairly quickly and end up with a closet full of clothing in sizes other than your own and that nobody wants to buy. Do that a few times when your whole goal was to get rich quick and you won't go back to the well. Those with true staying power do this because they a) love clothes; b) love the thrill of treasure hunting; c) are perennially cheap; d) like the idea of giving quality garments a second chance at life (see also b)); or e) all of the above.
One might supsect that the greatest danger of the show would be educating folks -- whether already inclined to thrift or otherwise -- what to look for in terms of quality and salability. Leaving aside the general availability of this thread, I actually think this risk is strongly mitigated by the trademark issue: I doubt very much the show will get permission to use brand names (do you think Brioni, Kiton, Isaia or any other high end manufacturer will grant permission for a show to reveal their goods can be found at miniscule percentages of their retail cost?) I suppose the show's participants could describe handwork and other hallmarks of quality. But as we all know, that's a skill that takes some practice mastering. So I'm not sure how "educational" the show will be.
So, on balance, I think the impact will be modest and relatively short-lived. Perhaps the greatest danger is that it may inform thrift managers on how to price their goods. But as Branpore has already observed, those folks either don't pay attention or don't care (or both). Moreover, trying to control the uncrontrollable is like bridling a whale with a rubber harness, or trying to possess the power of the ocean by taking a handfull of water: a futile effort. The hobby will evolve as it will evolve. In fact, it may be that the impact of the show is to GROW demand for high end clothes that we find, or to drive people here to share their finds with us (rather than let them fall into the abyss of car-washing rags or other abuse and misuse of quality garments). To paraphrase, I believe, John Lennon: Life's what happens when you're waiting for life to start.
FWIW, my 2 cents.
I'm on a thrifting hiatus, so I have nothing exciting to share. baldy[1].gif
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

They will plant stuff. Otherwise, finds are too unpredictable and low to sustain a show.

Good point. They will probably plant things that look flashy on the show, like LV purses and stuff people have heard of.

I am still a bit worried. I've already noticed an increase of thrifters over the last couple years.
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WTF. I always pass this shit up. I literally find 2 or 3 of these every time I go. I am going to pick these up by the truckload from now on.
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Originally Posted by amadar View Post

Just one find today......It was a good one. TEASER TIME............
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More info to follow.

At first I was like:
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But now I'm like, PMing you because this will probably fit someone I know.
post #26399 of 110469

The pocket is for duck carcasses, or fish.  

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This is a tank of a Pendleton jacket.  This thing is rad, IMO.  Super heavy, really cool color and design, and a weird back pocket flap thing I've never seen before (see spoiler).

 

post #26400 of 110469

Where the hell are you guys raiding... I never find stuff this good/valuable.

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