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post #3391 of 112438
Today was a good day. I found some cool records and 3 Hermes ties at the previously mentioned Goodwill. Ties were $1.99 each.
post #3392 of 112438
I hit the spot and came up with a brand new Faconnable shirt jacket in very soft wool, pretty cool in a dark charcoal with blue and orange windowpane, ticket pocket, a chest pocket and double vents.
The only issue with it, it has metal buttons. I will change them out to horn myself.
$14.00
post #3393 of 112438
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post
I hit the spot and came up with a brand new Faconnable shirt jacket in very soft wool, pretty cool in a dark charcoal with blue and orange windowpane, ticket pocket, a chest pocket and double vents.
The only issue with it, it has metal buttons. I will change them out to horn myself.
$14.00

photogs?
post #3394 of 112438
I bought a pair of genuine tortoise shell cufflinks at a flea market on Sunday for 20 dollars. I thought they were genuine; and they were so beautiful and rich in color that they were worth the money regardless of material.

I did the hot pin test on the back in an inconspicuous place, per Label King's instructions, and smelled the smoke of burnt hair.
post #3395 of 112438
Found 2 more Hermes ties at a different thrift today:
post #3396 of 112438
good finds nataku
post #3397 of 112438
A lot of people wear Hermes up in MN. I'd be pumped to find one.
post #3398 of 112438
Thanks! This is actually the most Hermes ties I've found at once (well, within two days). Before its been 1 or two here and there.
post #3399 of 112438
I felt the urge again today and did a little better. I found two nice OCBD shirts: a BB Makers and a Cerrutti 1881. Both fit me perfectly.
post #3400 of 112438
Anyone know who made MTM suits for Hudson's Bay circa 1980? I picked up a SB three-piece in mid-grey pinstripe today for $10. It's in almost new condition, fully canvassed, but with no handwork. The only tags indicate that it's from Hudson's Bay, it's union-made, and was MTM for a customer in 1980. Any ideas? I'll need to get the trousers altered, but the jacket and waistcoat fit nicely. Lapels and trousers are a bit wider than I'd choose, but the price was right. I'll try to get the trousers tapered a bit.
post #3401 of 112438
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
Found 2 more Hermes ties at a different thrift today:


Nice work, and they are pretty tame too!
I had one Hermes tie Bonanza, I think they were $1.15 each.
Why do they have such odd pricing?
post #3402 of 112438
Thrifting wouldn't be nearly so much fun without the arbitrary pricing. Last fall I thrifted two recent Brioni suits, both traiano models--the first a super 150s charcoal w/ slightly lighter windowpane; the second a plain grey flannel. Being half price day and all, the super 150s was $8 while the relatively coarse flannel was $12. I guess nobody told the SA that the retail premium for the super 150s would have been at least $1000.
post #3403 of 112438
I stopped by a SA in Houston this afternoon and saw something very strange. Most of the suits had the labels cut out. There were no manufacturer labels or content labels in at least 80% of the suits. I'm new to thrifting, but this seems odd.
post #3404 of 112438
Finally some good luck with ties thrifting:



1 & 2: Brooks Brothers Makers
3. Brooks Brothers 346



1. Burberry (made in France-at first it looked like a Hermes)
2. Robert Talbott BOC
3. Breuer
4. Hickey Freeman

The Breuer and HF are a bit on the wide side. The combined cost - $3.50 ($.50 each)
post #3405 of 112438
I won this overcoat in an ebay auction last week for $80 bucks and it just showed up. Seller described the overcoat as having the tags removed but it simply was only made with one inner tag, the gray sulka tag under the inside pocket. He also stated that he was selling as is because he couldnt tell what kind of fabric the coat was made from. For some reason, the inside fabric tag inside the inner chest pocket had somehow been scratched, but you can clearly make out "Material - 100% Cash . . ."

Its a Sulka 100% cashmere overcoat made by Saint Andrews. The fit is good, the fabric has a rich brown color and it is soft to the touch

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