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^First thing that comes to mind is New & Lingwood.
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Originally Posted by rolledcollar View Post

I picked up a pair of strap jodhpur boots recently at a local thrift. The branding inside is partially worn off...
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Looks like "Jermyn Street", "St. James", and "SW1". I can't read anything else. The outsoles simply say "Made in England" inside of an oval.
Only one maker comes to mind, one with the initials J.L. Could it be? smile.gif Are there any other possibilities?
These boots need to be cleaned up and are in need of a polish so I don't want to post any more photos yet.

 

Some of the shoe makers on Jermyn include:

John Lobb

WS Foster & Son

Edward Green

Crockett & Jones

Church's

Tricker's

Barker Shoes

 

Got a pic of the soles and heels?

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

Can you subtract off your costs even if you're not set up as an LLC or whatever?

 

Absolutely!  There's a wide range of expenses you can deduct, including mileage on a car which is a HUGE deduction ($0.55 per mile).  You just have to make sure that you keep very detailed records.  For mileage, you should have some sort of mileage sheet that you write on for every trip.  Anything less than that the IRS probably would not accept.  Some other things you could deduct would be the cost of items sold, storage equipment for clothing, dry cleaning & tailoring expenses (as long as its for clothing you intend to sell), and even things like the Wall Street Journal (business owners need to know about the economy...so its a business expense!)

 

Some of the people on this forum should definitely look into "hobby income" for tax reporting purposes.  This would provide a favorable tax treatment, but it would only be acceptable for those who don't thrift in a business-like manner.

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Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post

Thanks for the insight. If it's that old I'll have to pass. My whole neighborhood is having a garage sale tomorrow. Maybe I'll have better luck then. Are there any telltale signs that a bike is older?

Passing is a good idea.

Uh, the most obvious is the graphics. The neon colors are a dead giveaway to that era.

It's unlikely anything within the past 5-7 years would be fully rigid like that Fuji (fully rigid = No suspension front or rear). Every MTB, even at the lowest end, now at least includes front suspension. That's not to say that there aren't still fully rigid bikes made, but the entry level you're looking at it's very likely it will have a suspension fork.

Stick to the most recognizable names like Trek. Trek's most recent lineup will have four figure models, like 6000, 6500, etc. The 6 being the series, the 500 noting the quality of the components.

6-7 cogs (sprockets) in the rear will likely be from that Fuji's era. 8 cogs will be around the turn of the century, 9 from the last 5 years, and 10 from the last two. That may be your easiest way of identifying age.

I can't really think of much else that will be obvious with little to no experience.
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Originally Posted by TDP View Post

Everything is available, so do make offers, please, if you're interested. I should be posting photos of the RLPL, the Luciano Barbera, and the Kiton after my traditional birthday repair to Nantucket this weekend. Till soon smile.gif!

Madaket?
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Foster and Sons http://foster.co.uk/

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Just as good my friend, insane find!

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Some of the shoe makers on Jermyn include:
John Lobb
WS Foster & Son
Edward Green
Crockett & Jones
Church's
Tricker's
Barker Shoes

Got a pic of the soles and heels?

Joseph Cheaney (Church's sister company) makes a lot of the shoes that other stores resell with their own labels on...
post #35978 of 125400
Are those Jodhpur boots around a us10.5D? biggrin.gif
post #35979 of 125400
So at lunch I go into this resale store that I was told about, just to check it out, crazing pricing... burberry's suit coat. - $65, norman hilton suit - $25, samuelsohn coat - $50, paul smith shirt - $25... if man in the street would know the name $$$+ if it was quality like a brioni tie, it was about the same price as GW... was very surreal... especially for used stuff

almost forgot... j press coat $150!!!
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I don't think those shields match up. I still think N&L, which is still a very nice find.
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

Foster and Sons http://foster.co.uk/
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Just as good my friend, insane find!


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Originally Posted by rolledcollar View Post

I picked up a pair of strap jodhpur boots recently at a local thrift. The branding inside is partially worn off...
Untitled-2.jpg
Looks like "Jermyn Street", "St. James", and "SW1". I can't read anything else. The outsoles simply say "Made in England" inside of an oval.
Only one maker comes to mind, one with the initials J.L. Could it be? smile.gif Are there any other possibilities?
These boots need to be cleaned up and are in need of a polish so I don't want to post any more photos yet.
post #35981 of 125400
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

That is exactly what I would have suggested.
I most certainly pay taxes. ffffuuuu.gif
Im not answering until you answer me about your brothers TF and Hermes he is going to sell me smile.gif
But that SC, since you asked, is way overpriced at $2K. I don't know what he paid for it, but a BIN at $675 would move it in one day, a BIN/OBO at $985 would move it in less than a week, IMO. Check my auctions - Ive got a true TF SC up now, while totally different, keep an eye on it and see how that ends for a general idea.

Yup figured that would be the way to work it.

As for brother, yeah sure I can ask him if he is game. I think he is a size smaller than you though, he is a tallish (6' 0", 160LB's) lean sorta guy.
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Originally Posted by ick578 View Post

Absolutely!  There's a wide range of expenses you can deduct, including mileage on a car which is a HUGE deduction ($0.55 per mile).  You just have to make sure that you keep very detailed records.  For mileage, you should have some sort of mileage sheet that you write on for every trip.  Anything less than that the IRS probably would not accept.  Some other things you could deduct would be the cost of items sold, storage equipment for clothing, dry cleaning & tailoring expenses (as long as its for clothing you intend to sell), and even things like the Wall Street Journal (business owners need to know about the economy...so its a business expense!)

Some of the people on this forum should definitely look into "hobby income" for tax reporting purposes.  This would provide a favorable tax treatment, but it would only be acceptable for those who don't thrift in a business-like manner.

I'm thinking more along the lines of an audit, which I suspect, hope, is unlikely in my case. I have (actually, my wife has) been itemizing only for the past few years since buying a house, getting married, etc. It's a brave new world of sorts, deducting a laptop as a business expense (I do a fair amount of freelance writing), keeping donation receipts from GW, mileage records when per diem expenses don't cut the nut, etc. I don't want to go through the hassle of keeping financial records on something that's a hobby. I'm hoping that if the tax man does come knocking, I'll be able to say, well, let's take a look, here are the bank statements showing that I'm a regular at the thrift store (and if you don't believe I'm there every day, go down and ask if they're familiar with a guy who wears bow ties and spectators), let's Mapquest the distance between these stores, here's what the bank statements show for postage costs.

I'm taking a cue from an old friend who once fixed guitars in his garage for a living. He didn't file tax returns for several years, all lean. His wife nagged and nagged and nagged until, finally, he sat down for a weekend and got his books straight. By sheer coincidence, the IRS showed up within a week or two--no warning, just an agent on the doorstep, "Mr. Smith, we'd like to see your records." "Sure, they're right here. Want some coffee? I'll be outside." He went to the garage and fiddled with guitars while the agent sat in the kitchen with a calculator. After a couple hours, the agent came out and said "Mr. Smith, we owe you money. We can't pay you unless you file returns." So he did, and he got paid.
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Hey all,

 

At my local Marshall's there's a Brioni 46R long tuxedo jacket for ~$350. The original tag shows an MSRP of $5000.

 

What kind of flipping value would I be able to find, were I to pick it up?

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

I'm thinking more along the lines of an audit, which I suspect, hope, is unlikely in my case. I have (actually, my wife has) been itemizing only for the past few years since buying a house, getting married, etc. It's a brave new world of sorts, deducting a laptop as a business expense (I do a fair amount of freelance writing), keeping donation receipts from G.

I freelance wrote for 12 years.

Only advice: Find someone (H&R Block does well, accountants who help contract workers, etc) who knows about what to deduct and how to document it. Like now, for 2013 returns...there's art and science to "making your return look legit" and the tax pro will make it black and white (i.e. laptop, if you use it personal + work, you deduct a piece of it and not the whole thing)
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

I've started riding my scooter to thrifts and at $4.50 for a fill up and 90 MPG,  

Intelligence, thrift style. I salute.
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