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post #27061 of 109385

Very nice!  I've got a vintage pair of Alden captoe workboots that I need to do something major like that to.  Previous owner CAKED ON black dye and wax paste over the original oxblood color.  WTF!?!
 

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Picked up some stuff today that I'll put up tomorrow, but this is a follow up on the Coach bag I got from 46n2 after some TLC

 

Here's the before:

 

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Here's after I took the pen marks off with some rubbing alcohol and a xylene blender pen

 

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Here's after some Lexol, Venetian Cream, a coat of dark brown Meltonian cream polish (to get some color back in) and some Obenauf's LP

 

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It all looks like the bottom right... some shine on the rest of it makes it look lighter

 

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A little bit of discoloration where I took out the ink, but not terrible

 

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Turned out pretty well I think. Thanks Drew!



 


Edited by Typhoid Jones - 2/26/12 at 5:02pm
post #27062 of 109385
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

You are on my "hit with a PM soon" list. I have got a bit of a stockpile at home, I will look at our last PM, go through your sizes listed and play a mix and match game with my stuff, whatever missing, trade plus bonus $$$. Whetever works wink.gif
Heartbreak - why such short sleeves!? That is just mean of Borrelli and Cucinelli to do that frown.gif

Surely a measurement error. Happens when you measure from the shoulder seam like a jacket. Or tailored.
post #27063 of 109385
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

Oh, dude...I dunno, you've got to be careful how you list things. I received a couple of NWOT! items this year; one had a dry cleaning tag, the other had been hemmed.
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+1 How do you know those weren't dry cleaned twice... ebay buyers will bite you in the butt for a comment like that. I use NWOT less then 1% as most of the stuff even if it looks perfect is not NWOT or "dry cleaned only once". 

 

On another note here are the Made in England Cole Haan's from my Cali trip. Marked 7D but fit closer to 8D as they are too big for my tiny feet. Thanks to the Heel Nail pattern thread, these are Cheaney's.

 

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Hit 6 GW's this weekend, with little luck.

 

FYI - If you're in the market for Target's Mossimo & Merona cast-offs, they're there as far as the eye can see.

 

I did kop some sweaters/pull-overs (BBGF, Saks, Pendleton (US Made)), shirts (Robert Talbott Bespoke x 2, Saks linen, Pendleton (US made), and wool ties x 8 (all no-name, some knit, but in interesting colors).

 

Also, I got a Pendleton (US made) charcoal blazer with silver buttons that I'm going to need to replace because of the color and the fact that they're plastic-y fake metal.  ffffuuuu.gif

 

The last store I hit also had 15 pairs of Zanellas, most with few pleats (icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif), but they were apparently Jackson Pollock originals because they were all splattered with paint! baldy[1].gif

post #27066 of 109385
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

Very nice!  I've got a vintage pair of Alden captoe workboots that I need to do something major like that to.  Previous owner CAKED ON black dye and wax paste over a the original oxblood color.  WTF!?!

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post #27067 of 109385
^ GREAT reference. Best movie EVAR (with the exception of trading places and history of the world part 1)
post #27068 of 109385

I have some standard grey PRL, 2 pleated trousers that I picked up from Klobber at shipping cost (thanks again Klobbs) that are too big for me, so I'll pass them along for the same actual shipping cost (so probably ~$7 or so total) .  They measure 20.5" waist (41"), 32" inseam.  My preference is for a regular poster in this thread.  PM me if you want them.

 

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

I have some standard grey PRL, 2 pleated trousers that I picked up from Klobber at shipping cost (thanks again Klobbs) that are too big for me, so I'll pass them along for the same actual shipping cost (so probably ~$7 or so total) .  They measure 20.5" waist (41"), 32" inseam.  My preference is for a regular poster in this thread.  PM me if you want them.

 

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I think these will fit my uncle's brother's son...just dont look for them on ebay in two days. rimshot.gif

post #27070 of 109385

A bunch of shirts lying round doing nothing... all in great shape, not all thrift finds but accepting thrift price offers. All available. PM me for interest.

 

Edit: All measurements uploaded (I forgot the Brioni!!)

 

 

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Measurements:

Shoulder: 16.25

Pit 2 pit: 20.5

Length: 32

Arms (from shoulder): 25.5

 

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Measurements:

Shoulder: 17

Pit 2 pit: 23

Length: 31

Arms (from shoulder): 24.5

 

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Measurements:

Shoulder: 18

Pit 2 pit: 23.5

Length: 33.5

Arms (from shoulder): 27 (French Cuff)

 

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Measurements:

Shoulder: 17

Pit 2 pit: 23

Length: 31

Arms (from shoulder): 24.5

 

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Edited by davesmith - 2/26/12 at 5:56pm
post #27071 of 109385
This post might be a little bit longer than normal, so I appreciate you indulging me the bandwith.

First, today's finds. This weekend was my first finds in over a month. Like I said, bone dry lately.

In any case, two pretty recent BB sport coats. Beautiful heavy-ish brown wool in check patterns. Not my size, but any 48Rs out there can holler my way if they are interested. I haven't measured them yet, but there were about 7 total BB's donated. These were the only two with any flip value, but the others were just as nice, just older. All clearly donated by the same guy. To wit:

Note: These are both a bit darker IRL

Dark brown w/ tan and maroon windowpane:

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Lighter brown POW check:

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Then, a glass tea cup, although it's been immediately repurposed for coffee. Nothing special at all, but I've been lusting after the nicer ones on Amazon, but I can wait for a holiday sale. Until then...
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Just to maintain my thrifty credentials, the couch in the background was from my grandmother before she passed away a few years ago. I used to fall asleep on that thing every Thanksgiving. Best couch on the planet Earth. The coffee table was free from my old gym teacher (long story short: Mom is a teacher at the elementary school I went to, albeit not at the same time).

Second, and altogether different, last night was my law school's "law prom", better known to insiders as Barrister's Ball. I ended up leaving early out of boredom, and really it's not my scene. But it was fun to get dressed up and hang out with friends I don't see often enough anymore.

In any case, the suit is a recently thrifted BB pinstripe, and the shirt is the US BB from the recent Nordstrom Rack sale. Unseen is the pocket square, which was also thrifted, a chinon/silk combo, and my black AE Hales, also from NR. I realize this is waaaaay out of my trad-leanings, but Barrister's is usually an excuse (or a chance, take your pick) to do it up FU style.

The other thing around my arm is just eye candy mwink[1].gif
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post #27072 of 109385
Last year I was thrifting
and I found a cashmere Brioni Sport Coat
looking closer
it was brand new and
unfinished with
all the buttons and thread
and in my size

Then I looked at the price tag
which read
$4.99


and then I was happy


-my haiku
(based on an actual event)
post #27073 of 109385
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Originally Posted by dahl5yankees View Post

Last year I was thrifting
and I found a cashmere Brioni Sport Coat
looking closer
it was brand new and
unfinished with
all the buttons and thread
and in my size
Then I looked at the price tag
which read
$4.99
and then I was happy
-my hiku
(based on an actual event)

Its "haiku"... and on SF, its "T4Phage". smile.gif
post #27074 of 109385

"Did someone step on a duck?"
 

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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post


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post #27075 of 109385

Guys who have mannequins, do you "pin" the back of the shirts to look nice for photos or just let them hang? Can't wait to get some new photos with mine. Thanks acosbysweater!!

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