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post #29116 of 115845
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Originally Posted by mat135ta View Post


I think that I left this one in the store, probably because it is not in my size and I didn't know the maker.


I always wondered why that particular store didn't have an inventory representative of it's neighborhood.  Now I know it's because you get there first eek.gif

 

post #29117 of 115845
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

.  I don't mean to be an ass by posting my finds, and I'm sorry if I discouraged anyone from posting.  

 

 


This is a bragging thread - brag as much as you want! laugh.gif

Also, your awesome finds really brought this thread out of the polyester Christian Dior Monsieur doldrums.
post #29118 of 115845
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Edgar Pomeroy is really nice stuff from what Some of their pieces feature styling is quite edgy and fashion forward. such as the suit that darkmatter found (single breasted and peak lapels).

Single breast, 2 button, peak lapel seems hot these days. I'd resolved not to report this here, having deemed it un-braggable (though hopefully sellable), but today I thrifted a mid-gray tonic pinstripe Boss today in this style (double vent, flat front; Super 100s). Same donor dropped a Faconable Made in Italy blue blazer/silver buttons/double vent/notch lapel. This momma is well constructed; full canvas. Research has not yielded a definitive answer who makes their Italy stuff; any input appreciated.
post #29119 of 115845
Logsdail will actually be in the next episode of PTO. He's a great guy.

Looked like an orphaned jacket, though, unless you didn't shoot the pants.
post #29120 of 115845
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


Single breast, 2 button, peak lapel seems hot these days. I'd resolved not to report this here, having deemed it un-braggable (though hopefully sellable), but today I thrifted a mid-gray tonic pinstripe Boss today in this style (double vent, flat front; Super 100s). Same donor dropped a Faconable Made in Italy blue blazer/silver buttons/double vent/notch lapel. This momma is well constructed; full canvas. Research has not yielded a definitive answer who makes their Italy stuff; any input appreciated.


You should post a pic of the content label.  I found a Faconnable Tailleur piece a few days ago.  It was made by Cantarelli.

 



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Originally Posted by YoungAmerican View Post

Logsdail will actually be in the next episode of PTO. He's a great guy.
Looked like an orphaned jacket, though, unless you didn't shoot the pants.


Yeah... it is.... I looked through the mens pants twice, the womens pants, the misc racks, and asked two employees if they'd seen the pants =/  Thats what the ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif was for.

 

post #29121 of 115845
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

You should post a pic of the content label.  

Ask and ye shall receive.
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Both items were tagged EU56L, but I suspect they would fit much closer to a 44L (they weren't too big on me, e.g.,)
post #29122 of 115845
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


Ask and ye shall receive.
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Both items were tagged EU56L, but I suspect they would fit much closer to a 44L (they weren't too big on me, e.g.,)


cantarelli

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/24109/hof-labels-heels-and-nail-patterns-secrets-to-id-the-maker

 

Go down to the RLPL, made by Cantarelli.

 

Great find!

post #29123 of 115845
So, another step closer to finding the treasure trove of vintage bikes for which I'm searching: I drove by a run-down building today with signs that said "USED BIKES". Saw a few road bikes, so I stopped. Looked around a bit, dude had retail-ish prices, even though not really retail quality. Had a nice talk with the man that runs the place and he revealed to me that it was a for-charity operation so he tries to get the most out of the bikes, which I can understand, and therefore didn't make an offer. I did mention I was looking specifically for older Italian bikes such as Bianchi and Pinarello, to which he replied that he had about 7 ultra-high-end custom bikes in a warehouse. He said FOUR were donated by the same guy (at this point I was thinking in my head, "Why couldn't these have shown up at Goodwill for $30/each?!"). But, he couldn't remember the names because they were so esoteric. I told him I would be interested, but he said that he wants to put them on eBay to get the most, because some component sets are worth well over $1000. He did say that if the complete bike doesn't reach the $1000+ goal, that he would part out the bikes. To this I replied, that if this happened, I would certainly be interested in the frames. His plans are for the future, as apparently they are moving because they have outgrown their current location, and he needs to start an eBay account. I got his card to keep in contact, and as I was driving to the next thrift store, I got the idea to help him out. I am going to offer to list the bikes for him, and help him maximize the profit. If I discover these bikes are incredibly rare, I may just try to purchase them myself.

Anyway, on to stuff everybody else in this thread cares about...

Finally got myself a mannequin! I don't have my lighting equipment in yet, so I had to get creative with stuff I had around the house. Also, I need to take a little more care with pinning.

A few days' worth haul:

Gieves & Hawkes by HF:
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So speaking of Canali not being SF-approved, I think this coat may change a few minds. So fucking cool. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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No idea what this is. The font on the cashmere label leads me to believe it's Chinese Cashmere?

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Sweet Paul Stuart with MOP buttons:

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Southwick:

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Burberrys suit. Bought just because I like the windowpane:

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post #29124 of 115845
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post


Gieves & Hawkes by HF:
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I see that Gieves & Hawkes tag every once in a while, and have wondered who the maker is....

post #29125 of 115845
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post


I see that Gieves & Hawkes tag every once in a while, and have wondered who the maker is....

I assume it's Hickey Freeman, because it's a similar tag to other coats I have by HF. Coat is also fully-canvassed. I've seen other diffusion line G&H that I've passed on that hasn't been up to par with quality, plus this pattern was cool.
post #29126 of 115845
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

I assume it's Hickey Freeman, because it's a similar tag to other coats I have by HF. Coat is also fully-canvassed. I've seen other diffusion line G&H that I've passed on that hasn't been up to par with quality, plus this pattern was cool.

It is Hickey Freeman; you are correct. The inner tag for the HF-made G&H is pretty much identical to the inner HF tags. Sometimes they even stitch a small 'G&H" on the left side of the inner liner where HF sews the 'HF'.
post #29127 of 115845
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

So, another step closer to finding the treasure trove of vintage bikes for which I'm searching: I drove by a run-down building today with signs that said "USED BIKES". Saw a few road bikes, so I stopped. Looked around a bit, dude had retail-ish prices, even though not really retail quality. Had a nice talk with the man that runs the place and he revealed to me that it was a for-charity operation so he tries to get the most out of the bikes, which I can understand, and therefore didn't make an offer. I did mention I was looking specifically for older Italian bikes such as Bianchi and Pinarello, to which he replied that he had about 7 ultra-high-end custom bikes in a warehouse. He said FOUR were donated by the same guy (at this point I was thinking in my head, "Why couldn't these have shown up at Goodwill for $30/each?!"). But, he couldn't remember the names because they were so esoteric. I told him I would be interested, but he said that he wants to put them on eBay to get the most, because some component sets are worth well over $1000. He did say that if the complete bike doesn't reach the $1000+ goal, that he would part out the bikes. To this I replied, that if this happened, I would certainly be interested in the frames. His plans are for the future, as apparently they are moving because they have outgrown their current location, and he needs to start an eBay account. I got his card to keep in contact, and as I was driving to the next thrift store, I got the idea to help him out. I am going to offer to list the bikes for him, and help him maximize the profit. If I discover these bikes are incredibly rare, I may just try to purchase them myself.
Anyway, on to stuff everybody else in this thread cares about...
Finally got myself a mannequin! I don't have my lighting equipment in yet, so I had to get creative with stuff I had around the house. Also, I need to take a little more care with pinning.
A few days' worth haul:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Gieves & Hawkes by HF:
IMG_7685.jpg
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_7687.jpg
IMG_7732.jpg
IMG_7733.jpg
So speaking of Canali not being SF-approved, I think this coat may change a few minds. So fucking cool. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
IMG_7688.jpg
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_7689.jpg
IMG_7690.jpg
IMG_7734.jpg
IMG_7735.jpg
IMG_7737.jpg
IMG_7738.jpg
IMG_7739.jpg
No idea what this is. The font on the cashmere label leads me to believe it's Chinese Cashmere?
IMG_7695.jpg
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_7696.jpg
IMG_7723.jpg
IMG_7724.jpg
Sweet Paul Stuart with MOP buttons:
IMG_7697.jpg
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_7698.jpg
IMG_7719.jpg
IMG_7720.jpg
Southwick:
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_7700.jpg
IMG_7713.jpg
Burberrys suit. Bought just because I like the windowpane:
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Nice idea to help him out with the bikes. You can prob max out his profit and at the same time he will be greatful and be happier to pay you back with parts, or "pay you a commission in bike parts"

 

Just my opinion, so take it for what its worth...about nothing, but I would toss a sheet over that bright red coca-cola sign (or take it down for pictures) if you are going to use these for ebay. It is really really distracting.

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@330CK. That Canali number is awesome. As we go from parka weather to a-little-cool-at-the-ballpark weather, it begs the following question: What's the difference between a blazer and an outerwear coat?

 

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post #29129 of 115845
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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post

@330CK. That Canali number is awesome. As we go from parka weather to a-little-cool-at-the-ballpark weather, it begs the following question: What's the difference between a blazer and an outerwear coat?

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For me, that coat becomes proper outerwear when it gets a fourth button, up top. That coat, with a fourth button, represents a big hole I've been trying to fill for a long time now. My main worry is that by the time I find one, it'll be too warm to wear and I'll have to wait for months to get to enjoy it.

That horizontal line across the chest also makes it outerweary to me. The only time I've seen that on a regular jacket has been on made-in-the-Middle-East for Middle East customers. Seems to be popular there.
Edited by Madroaster - 3/18/12 at 11:56am
post #29130 of 115845
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post


cantarelli

Great find!
Too funny! I hadn't hit the cash machine yet and was almost short on cash. I had to pay for the blazer with change from my car, plus the lady comped me a buck. I almost left the blazer thinking the Boss would flip for more. Glad I didn't.
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