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post #37051 of 112175

Is there interest in vintage BR? I've found quite a few pieces of their safari stuff. If people want it, I can just proxy.

BTW have any furniture/leather goods/stereo thrifting guides been created? Seeing some of the stuff people have found i'd really like to become more knowledgable about non-clothing items, but don't have any idea where to begin. Can't really search completed ebay listings when I don't even know what I should be checking for. I know someone posted something about looking for danish stamped furniture, but i'd like a bit more info than that. One thing I can't stand is thinking I may be passing up valuable stuff due to ignorance. (A drakes tie haunts my nightmares.)

post #37052 of 112175
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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

Is there interest in vintage BR? I've found quite a few pieces of their safari stuff. If people want it, I can just proxy.
BTW have any furniture/leather goods/stereo thrifting guides been created? Seeing some of the stuff people have found i'd really like to become more knowledgable about non-clothing items, but don't have any idea where to begin. Can't really search completed ebay listings when I don't even know what I should be checking for. I know someone posted something about looking for danish stamped furniture, but i'd like a bit more info than that. One thing I can't stand is thinking I may be passing up valuable stuff due to ignorance. (A drakes tie haunts my nightmares.)

Isn't Frenchy unbanned?
post #37053 of 112175

Speaking of old stereo equipment, I passed on this this weekend.

 

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The lid is there behind it. No way to test it and I don't know anything about this stuff. I thought about getting it anyway since it would only be like $3, but I don't have the space. Good? Bad? 

 

Thrift fit pics from today... It was 90 earlier before the storms came through, so I broke out the pincord suit and madras / seersucker bowtie

 

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Suit: Brooks Brothers from elev8rz

Shirt: BB non-iron button down thrifted by me

Bow tie & seersucker pocket square from The Cordial Churchman (not thrifted)

Shoes: Cole Haan Air Colton

post #37054 of 112175

I guess it's a bring-your-own-turquoise situation

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I can hardly even see the turquoise on those!

post #37055 of 112175
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post


Thrift fit pics from today... It was 90 earlier before the storms came through, so I broke out the pincord suit and madras / seersucker bowtie
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Suit: Brooks Brothers from elev8rz
Shirt: BB non-iron button down thrifted by me
Bow tie & seersucker pocket square from The Cordial Churchman (not thrifted)
Shoes: Cole Haan Air Colton

I'm liking this. I can't pull it myself but excellent trad look.
post #37056 of 112175
Grendel....what do you do that you can pull off dressing like you do?
post #37057 of 112175
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

Grendel....what do you do that you can pull off dressing like you do?

 

I write software. I dress completely for my own amusement. 

post #37058 of 112175
David Sedaris has a nice line about bow ties:

A bow tie announces to the world you can no longer get an erection

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Suit: Brooks Brothers from elev8rz
Shirt: BB non-iron button down thrifted by me
Bow tie & seersucker pocket square from The Cordial Churchman (not thrifted)
Shoes: Cole Haan Air Colton
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Wow, that is fucking RAD!
post #37060 of 112175
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Suit: Brooks Brothers from elev8rz
Shirt: BB non-iron button down thrifted by me
Bow tie & seersucker pocket square from The Cordial Churchman (not thrifted)
Shoes: Cole Haan Air Colton

Wow, that is fucking RAD!

Except for the noticeable bulge, you are correct.
post #37061 of 112175
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

I write software. I dress completely for my own amusement. 

Good stuff, my work requires jeans, a tee-shirt and slip-resistant shoes. ffffuuuu.gif
post #37062 of 112175
Not much today, a couple odds and ends.
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Hand-rolled silk scarf for my wife, made in Italy.
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Cool vintage bow-tie, plaid, N/A
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Clark's beeswax desert boots, my size! bigstar[1].gif
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Couple records, I think I mentioned this but I rarely find Jazz records.
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BB, size 17.5 4/5.I picked this up hoping there are some bigger guys out there with this shirt in my size that they want to trade me. I seem to see this pattern or something similar pretty often, but always in a larger size. facepalm.gif
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PRL size small, made in India madras short sleeved shirt. N/A
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post #37063 of 112175

I'm not sure if this is anything of quality, however it is 100% silk (has a great hand, very soft)

 

available if anyone would be interested,

 

 

 

 

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ibiza

post #37064 of 112175
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Originally Posted by ick578 View Post

That doesn't make sense to me.  If something is recent and in really nice condition, who cares where its from and the fact its in a thrift store.  I would honestly consider buying a $350 Kiton from a GW if it was recent, in nice shape, and my size.  
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

Not to get too faux-philosophical here, but why locate the meaning of the object outside the object itself? Clothes are tangible goods, man! Quality should be apparent, entirely separable from its origins. I guess I don't mind throwing stuff up in B&S, because I'm always buying the same kind of stuff myself....


I agree in the hypothetical ideal case (recent, mint, in which case where it comes from is moot point). However, I see many times someone pick up a dusty old Brioni or Kiton and then slam a large price tag on it.

I dont get it, why would someone pay $400 for a thrifted Kiton jacket that is in so so condition, over 10 years old, and to top it off, with the understanding it was thrifted for 20bucks or so.

An Off fifth close to me has a brand new Kiton jacket for $899 with a further 30% off. Given a choice: Would you guys pay $650 for a new Kiton jacket from retail, or $400 for some beat up old thrifted Kiton that needs a tailors magic to make it look even passably contemporary?

It bugs the shit out of me why some folks value thrifted stuff at half to full "discount" retail.

I contacted a guy here about a thrifted Kiton shirt, and he slammed a $140 price tag on it refusing to budge a dollar. I went to a local Saks Off Fifth and saw a heap of Kiton shirts selling for $179 with a 40% off. So that is $108 before tax. Cheaper to get new from retail than some folks here trying to flog their thrifted wares.

/ End Rant
post #37065 of 112175
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

I agree in the hypothetical ideal case (recent, mint, in which case where it comes from is moot point). However, I see many times someone pick up a dusty old Brioni or Kiton and then slam a large price tag on it.
I dont get it, why would someone pay $400 for a thrifted Kiton jacket that is in so so condition, over 10 years old, and to top it off, with the understanding it was thrifted for 20bucks or so.
An Off fifth close to me has a brand new Kiton jacket for $899 with a further 30% off. Given a choice: Would you guys pay $650 for a new Kiton jacket from retail, or $400 for some beat up old thrifted Kiton that needs a tailors magic to make it look even passably contemporary?
It bugs the shit out of me why some folks value thrifted stuff at half to full "discount" retail.
I contacted a guy here about a thrifted Kiton shirt, and he slammed a $140 price tag on it refusing to budge a dollar. I went to a local Saks Off Fifth and saw a heap of Kiton shirts selling for $179 with a 40% off. So that is $108 before tax. Cheaper to get new from retail than some folks here trying to flog their thrifted wares.
/ End Rant

Look, the price of a used shirt should be universal. Either that thrifted Kiton is worth the price or it's not, being thrifted shouldn't factor in.
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