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post #28546 of 109340

That's a veritable who's who list of which makers to avoid like the effing plague. 
 

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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post


To me, the biggest offender is Van Heusen. If I had the magical ability to make everything produced by them disappear, the thrifts I frequent would only have half the inventory.
Edit: 5% of the inventory. From Wikipedia:
PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH) is an American apparel company, and the world's largest shirt company. It owns brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, Izod, Arrow, G. H. Bass and licenses brands such as Geoffrey Beene, BCBG Max Azria, Chaps, Sean John, Kenneth Cole New York, JOE Joseph Abboud and MICHAEL Michael Kors."


 

post #28547 of 109340
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Originally Posted by ick578 View Post


I wanted a little of that swagger that comes with being able to gaze at afar horizon through eyes of chipped granite and say with a slow, manly sniff, "Yeah, I've bought a Ralph Lauren Purple Label jacket."

 

This is, no shit, the most brilliant thing I've read in a long time.
post #28548 of 109340
Had a good day today. No clothing finds worth mentioning. I did score this mint Dual CS 701 turntable with the original packaging. $25. Perfect for my basement system I've been working on. Finding a semi-decent turntable these days is a feat in itself. I haven't even seen a cheapie in months. It's nothing close to the Rega P2 I have upstairs, but it's still a very respectable table.

Pictured in it's new home along side a amplifier and tuner that I bought off TheWGP (also thrift finds). Thanks again! My system is now 80% complete. Now I just need to get my vintage Harms Labs speakers refoamed and I'm set.

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I also found a black s/b Acquacutum overcoat. Not super heavy but not exactly light either. Storm-shed (I think) fabric. Dated 1959. Tagged a 40 R. I'll post a couple pictures tomorrow (it's at my office). Available if anyone is interested.
post #28549 of 109340

I finally thrifted something I've been needing lately...

 

 

..a job!

 

 

 

 

But on a serious note...came home empty handed today. Been Polo University Club around this bitch tho.

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This is a joke, right? crackup%5B1%5D.gif



guilty...I thought I'd see some interesting reply posts.peepwall[1].gif

post #28551 of 109340
Did we already mention Hagar? For some reason, my "hand" is perpetually fooled by their pyrite-like fabric.

Just gonna give a +1 (while I peepwall[1].gif) to pnutpug for this:
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There are too many label whores and too few aficionados. .... That is, should be, the magic of thrifting: Finding unique stuff that works for you. Finding stuff to flip is only a bonus.
I've seen crap by "the names" that I'd rather kill with fire than either buy (even to flip) or wear. And I've seen, and routinely wear (and daresay make look good), stuff that appeals to me by makers that get routinely trounced on this and other threads. (Witness: My excitement at the vtg Flusser SC, which looks KILLER, only to have them trounced 2 pages later) To be sure, my judgment and tastes are maturing the more I learn from this esteemed lot. But I hope I never stop buying interesting pieces completely irrespective of what random assemblage of letters is on the label.

PS: Not at all the mission statement of this thread, but if folks were interested, I'd like to start a thread where we'd all share our "interesting" pieces, not just our absurdly expensive pieces. Interest check?
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

Found a denim RRL shirt today - two front pockets, interesting - but that collar with no fold-over or points to it.

I think they call that style of collar a Mandarin collar.  If it's on a suit jacket or sport coat, I think they call it a Nehru jacket.  I was never into that style of collar personally.

post #28553 of 109340
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Originally Posted by CuffLinks28 View Post

Went to one of my regular stores today on sale day! Looks like everything had been picked out already except for this Christian Dior tie. Fabric woven in Italy! Available is anybody wants it.

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what a handsome tie
i will buy this tie from you
for 100 us dollars
post #28554 of 109340
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

Hunt Club

Bares a slight resemblance to RLPL, doesn't it? laugh.gif
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Originally Posted by ick578 View Post

MOTHER FUCKER

 

Talk about wanting to punch Ron Cherskin.  I would like to take baseball bat to Mr. Flussers knee caps


Literally laughed out loud. Wife asked what was so funny and I told her she wouldn't understand. She didn't...

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I can also think of a maker that I want to punch. Kiton! Damn you for eluding me ever since I started thrifting some 10 years ago!
post #28555 of 109340
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I just want to express my gratitude for only 3 pages of stuff to read today. smile.gif

Seriously. It's becoming quite the task to keep up with this thread. If someone would start a "Best of"  version of this thread, a daily or weekly digest, that would be fantastic.
post #28556 of 109340
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

I'm somewhat new, and I've never found RLPL at a thrift store, but I'll go out on a limb here and say that you made a mistake. Even for five bucks. I've done the same thing with high-end labels, none of which fit, and always regretted it. A hole is a hole is a hole--if you paid to fix it, you'd be into it for fifty bucks, easily, then in the position of having to find someone who a, knows and appreciates Purple Label and, b, knowing that, would still buy an orphan. That's a tall order. I wouldn't wear an orphan no matter who made it, although some might. Tough to walk away, I know, but walk away you should: The odds are better on a $5 Harris Tweed, regardless of maker, with no holes.


I couldn't disagree more. You did not make a mistake if you are just looking to make a few bucks. I just sold an orphaned RLPL black flannel chalkstripe jacket (about as non sport coat as you can get) for $150. It was in very good condition and sat on ebay for a few months, but sold. Also have sold Brioni suits with a hole here or there (I make 110% sure to note them in a listing and take detailed pictures) for $250+. I would buy almost any super high end item for $5 and just toss it on ebay either with a high price BIN OBO or start it at what you paid and see what happens. Your NOT going to lose money buying a $5 RLPL jacket with a hole thats for sure. Just my 2 cents.

 

a) got to love ebay people who know what Purple Label is

b) still got to love ebay people dont have a sense what an orphan is

 

Just because you wouldnt wear an orphan, has no bearing on him making a mistake buying that jacket.

 

PS - pnutpug, send me all your $5 RLPL, Brioni, Kiton suits and jackets that have holes. I'll front you the cash fistbump.gif

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^^ +1
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


I'm somewhat new, and I've never found RLPL at a thrift store, but I'll go out on a limb here and say that you made a mistake. Even for five bucks. I've done the same thing with high-end labels, none of which fit, and always regretted it. A hole is a hole is a hole--if you paid to fix it, you'd be into it for fifty bucks, easily, then in the position of having to find someone who a, knows and appreciates Purple Label and, b, knowing that, would still buy an orphan. That's a tall order. I wouldn't wear an orphan no matter who made it, although some might. Tough to walk away, I know, but walk away you should: The odds are better on a $5 Harris Tweed, regardless of maker, with no holes.


I always check the quality of the buttons on an orphan / sport coat.  I recently bought an orphan Isaia double breasted suit jacket, Canali Proposta black blazer, & a thrashed 60 year old gray flannel blazer.  After spending 3 different days looking for the Isaia pants, I gutted each jacket for buttons.  The Isaia had about 15 or 17 genuine horn buttons on it, the Canali Proposta had a full set of smoked MOP buttons on it, and the thrashed gray blazer had a Columbia University bullion patch (the school patch was woven of copper bullion wire on chenille whereas modern school patches are woven out of nylon on chenille) & a full set of Columbia University blazer buttons (a new set of the blazer buttons costs $129 through the Columbia University book store).  The cost of buttons alone sometimes makes buying orphans, damaged sport coats, etc. worthwhile.

 

post #28559 of 109340
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

 


I always check the quality of the buttons on an orphan / sport coat.  I recently bought an orphan Isaia double breasted suit jacket, Canali Proposta black blazer, & a thrashed 60 year old gray flannel blazer.  After spending 3 different days looking for the Isaia pants, I gutted each jacket for buttons.  The Isaia had about 15 or 17 genuine horn buttons on it, the Canali Proposta had a full set of smoked MOP buttons on it, and the thrashed gray blazer had a Columbia University bullion patch (the school patch was woven of copper bullion wire on chenille whereas modern school patches are woven out of nylon on chenille) & a full set of Columbia University blazer buttons (a new set of the blazer buttons costs $129 through the Columbia University book store).  The cost of buttons alone sometimes makes buying orphans, damaged sport coats, etc. worthwhile.

 

 

INTERESTING... filing that one away for future use, thanks!
 

 

post #28560 of 109340
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post


what a handsome tie
i will buy this tie from you
for 100 us dollars


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