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I am somehow relieved that " the Kiton" was of female persuasion. We need to do a find of the year poll end of the year IMO. Of course pics or it didn't happen.
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I wear an old J.C.Higgins duck hunting jacket when I go thrifting.  The leather gun-stock pad sits right under the shoulder strap of the old black naval gear bag that I use to put everything in.  I hate collecting a pile of plastic Goodwill bags on the floor of my pantry.  I use the poachers' pocket in the back of the hunting jacket to put my gloves and scarf in while I'm madly searching for Robert Graham shirts, 1980's Christian Dior ties, and square-toe Kenneth Coles.

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post


+1 I'm no lawyer but you see the guys on storage wars find "name brand" stuff all the time. What about those Big E jeans that Jarrod and Brandi found? I remember seeing the show...not sure if they showed the "tag" but they described them and if anyone was watching just had to pop onto google to get more info.... so what if they dont show the Oxxford or Brioni suit tag... pop onto ebay or google and anyone who's going to hit the thrift stores has one more name brand added to the list.

 

That all being said. I highly doubt this is going to have an impact...at least on me. there's nothing here in NJ to worth even thrifting (aka all you guys stay away) fight%5B1%5D.giflol8%5B1%5D.gif


A few weeks ago, I came across a guy with a list while thrifting. If you guess right, this list had most of the high end quality brand in it. This guy would not know the difference between flat front and triple pleats pants or anything about  clothes at all. He went on to grab a beige Brioni Roma suit jacket tagged 42L, but have been altered to a 40R or less. I hardly talk to anybody when I thrift, but I had to educate him on that, he looked at me as if I am an alien. This guy and many others have no clue why a Brioni is a Brioni or what set it apart form J. Ferrar an so forth, they just know that they sell on ebay.

 

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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%5B1%5D.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%5B1%5D.gificon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gificon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.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.






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If those are US 9s, I'd be interested. smile.gif
And if they're Euro 9s, I'M interested. Where am I on the dibs list?
post #26405 of 110463
Andro - That is the fakest Gucci I have ever seen in my life, and Ive seen a lot.

Amadar - Heartbreaker on the women's - although a size EU 50 for women is like a size 18-20, which I don't think is in a normal range of production in women's wear. Usually, its 38,40,42,44. Maaayyybe 46 (XXL). Can we see the tag?
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Here are yesterday finds:

Pendleton Jacket Sz M (Thinsulate lined):

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Pendleton Unstructured Jacket Sz L:

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Hickey Freeman Suit Sz 46XL:

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I normally would not have picked up this because it's an older label, but it is in exceptionally nice shape.
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I normally would not have picked up this because it's an older label, but it is in exceptionally nice shape.
Nothing wrong with an older label if the cut is classic. That looks like a great find!
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

Nothing wrong with an older label if the cut is classic. That looks like a great find!

Dislike the gorge and button stance on that suit. Bet it's from the 80's.
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Lol just read up on that thrifting wars series, not too worried myself. I gess since ill be moving from LA for law school I won't have to worry about the hordes raiding my beloved spots. I'm sure a few people will get into it briefly, but really, people thAt go occasionally aren't going to be finding kitons left and right, and they wont be going to places like goodwill or something. My only concern is that they might serve to raise prices in spots like goodwill hoping to catch new people with high prices for like Coach and LV bags. That said though, I'm usually in my spots when they open and on to my third or fourth store before people are even waking up.

Why has everyone been buying the shit out of Pendletons lately? I like them as shirts, but they don't seem THAT nice, or do they just sell well on the bay? Also, that Big E stuff is legitimately one of the first times I've heard of a luxury brand from a known maker in a while. Last time I think was learning about RLPL and Bl.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Amadar - Heartbreaker on the women's - although a size EU 50 for women is like a size 18-20, which I don't think is in a normal range of production in women's wear. Usually, its 38,40,42,44. Maaayyybe 46 (XXL). Can we see the tag?

Spoo, below are the pics of the back and front of the only tag attached. If it helps, p2p is 20" and shoulders are 17".
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post #26411 of 110463
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Dislike the gorge and button stance on that suit. Bet it's from the 80's.

It almost looks like it should be a three button. Again it was cheap and in good shape.
post #26412 of 110463
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Originally Posted by hyakku View Post

Why has everyone been buying the shit out of Pendletons lately? I like them as shirts, but they don't seem THAT nice, or do they just sell well on the bay? Also, that Big E stuff is legitimately one of the first times I've heard of a luxury brand from a known maker in a while. Last time I think was learning about RLPL and Bl.
Old Pendleton stuff that is made in the US is really good quality.It also moves on the AAAC read forum.
post #26413 of 110463
Normally wouldn't post this, given its ubiquity, but I was surprised at the markdowns I found today. Not a thrift find, but I was back over at Nordstrom Rack for their clearance sale. They had their remaining BB Made in US shirts all on clearance for 75% off their prices. Grabbed a blue on blue striped number for $44 after tax. Not too shabby. To the NOVA fellas: they had lots of sizes left, if you're interested.

The guy at the front told me stores in our area will be getting new BB shipments starting Tuesday to restock. So I guess this turned out to be part PSA, haha.
post #26414 of 110463
Have been following this thread as a lurker for some time and finally have had a day worth bragging about (although I did post the 100% Vicuna coat I found about a year ago). I'm keeping the Paul Stuart shirt, the Cuccinelli and the Andover shop jacket. If you're interested in any of the rest, let me know. Looking for sweaters in L, brown shoes in 11D or BB Slim fit 17 x 34 in staple colors. Thanks, :

Brioni, tagged size 40
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Brunello Cuccinelli 100% Cashmere. We'll see how this looks after a trip to the cleaners.
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Andover shop. Lots of Andover shop today, but this fits nicely:
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L-R Top: Oxxford, Hermes, Sulka. Bottom: Oxxford, Brioni, Brioni
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Barbera. Scoured the store for the pants to no avail. But with the patch pockets and pattern, should be ok as a jacket. 21" P2P; 19" Shoulder (quick measurement)

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Not a fan of calling something NWOT, but this is close. Bedale in black tagged 36:

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Found my daily bijan. It's a sport coat or suit jacket, size 52.
Also a shirt by some brand called charvet? It sounded French so I picked it up.
Also a gitman shirt, 14.5 32/33 and a Robert graham for the moolah.
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