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post #37306 of 124734
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Originally Posted by canuckstyle View Post

Does anyone ever wonder about the previous owner of their thrift finds? When you find a name in a suit do you do a search?
 

 

I did that last year with an old railroad over-nighter bag (like the little airline bag one would get in the 1970's when booking a vacation through a travel agency, but this one for a railroad).  Had the guy's name, social security #, address and phone # written inside.  Did a 411.com search and found him living in Oregon (where I was living at the time and obtained the bag) - 411.com said his age was 80-90 years old.  I was tempted to mail it to him, anonymously just for personal kicks, but ended up selling it after I blacked out his SS #.

 

A few weeks ago I picked up some 1960's yearbooks that had the original owner's name in them, heavily signed, and included a big stack of photos of her as a cheerleader, majorette and so on.  A little research showed she had been the homecoming queen one year.  Listed them on eBay and the original owner bought them from me!  (I knew this because her name was hyphenated with married surname in addition to her unmarried name).  Crazy.

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Nicely done !

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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

hmmm this looked cool, 50% cashmere 50% silk
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mega recent jah cru
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mint z. zegna flannel suit
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1 x hiltl flat front wool pants, 2x flat front zanellas
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made in england Pink tie
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wool made in england vtg burberry tie
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trafalgar gator belt, mint
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cc filson flannel
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mint hardly worn sutor mantellassi loafer
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flat front bill's khakis nantucket red, nwt polo rl madras buckle back pants
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alden calf black tassel loafers
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bally mint brown captoes
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alden plain toe on vibram sole
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hardly worn clark's desert boots
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church's custom grade loafers in much better shape than they appear to be
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really old crazy gucci loafers
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post #37308 of 124734
Can we stop quoting huge photos just to say "Nice haul" or something along those lines, please? At least spoiler it...
post #37309 of 124734
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Can we stop quoting huge photos just to say "Nice haul" or something along those lines, please? At least spoiler it...

 

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Good Idea.

post #37310 of 124734
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Can we stop quoting huge photos just to say "Nice haul" or something along those lines, please? At least spoiler it...

 

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I am sorry.

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I was interested in multiple things and only quoted my interest.

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But I went back and looked at my post and saw how it could still be annoying.

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It won't happen again.

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I will take it to pm.

post #37311 of 124734

Great post and VERY interesting. I have often wondered about the history and provenance of all these great thrift finds, and why someone would give up an especially fine item, etc. As a reader here (finally registered recently), I've noted the occasional "thanks, dead guy" jokes, but never really gave that much serious thought. Now, I'm beginning to wonder... How much of the good stuff is essentially bequeathed to us through this channel? It's a grim thought in a way.

 

Randy

 

 

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Originally Posted by canuckstyle View Post

Does anyone ever wonder about the previous owner of their thrift finds? When you find a name in a suit do you do a search?
Recently this came my way.
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Thank you Mr Sigal. A gentleman of good taste and my measurements.
As usual I did a google search. Nothing much came up, other than someone with the same last name living in Toronto.
Today at the same thrift, a black suit caught my attention, been needing one. This one was older, decent quality and it fit.
The labels gave me deja vu.
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Mr Sigal again.
And he must have been a local boy, shopped at Sam's dept store. Some more detective work was in order, since at least I owe him a drink.
Not surpisingly a search of the local papers website gave me his obituary.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/windsorstar/obituary.aspx?n=izzy-sigal&pid=156523400
Here's to you Mr Sigal, can I call you Izzy? Hope you like manhattans.
post #37312 of 124734

Hmmm... Mainy just pulled in a nice haul... with solid pieces and solid pictures...  but minimal written descriptions... and NO size information.  Did he come up with any Charvet shirts as well?

 

J/K.  smile.gif

post #37313 of 124734
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

Hmmm... Mainy just pulled in a nice haul... with solid pieces and solid pictures...  but minimal written descriptions... and NO size information.  Did he come up with any Charvet shirts as well?

 

J/K.  smile.gif

 

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post #37314 of 124734
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Originally Posted by YoungAmerican View Post

People might buy clothes for repair on eBay, but they have to be very desirable. As a general rule, Oxxford isn't. Exceptional quality, but too dowdy.

Hi - thank you for the info / input.  I bought it solely based on it being 100% escorial, and the Oxxford tag was the 2nd thing I saw.  But you're right - it is rather dowdy - as in - "English countryside old men's weekend wear" dowdy.

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There's no "seller feedback" area I could find (so beat me if I'm blind), but I wanted to post something along those lines regardless:

 

Dealt with Nataku, a very nice guy, and he shipped the item like a superhero -- received in two days. I registered basically because of the item (long-term lurker) so doubly appreciated his positive assessment and willingness to transact.

 

Best,


Randy

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Originally Posted by Randy View Post

There's no "seller feedback" area I could find (so beat me if I'm blind), but I wanted to post something along those lines regardless:

There is indeed a seller feedback area smile.gif

http://www.styleforum.net/classifieds/feedback/index/user_id/6900
post #37317 of 124734
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

Zanella 40R. Subtle blue weave. Given the material and my experience with Zanella jackets, I do not think this is an orphan. Tagged 40. Silk/wool blend. Double vented, 3/2 roll (could be converted back really easily). Fairly soft shoulders.
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Here's the tag from my Zanella SC. I bought this new at Saks Off 5th about 2-3 years ago. I would say yes:

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post #37318 of 124734
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

There is indeed a seller feedback area smile.gif
http://www.styleforum.net/classifieds/feedback/index/user_id/6900

I could never figure out how to use the feedback thingy. I hate the new BS. Can't sell or buy anything there any more.
post #37319 of 124734
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Hi - thank you for the info / input.  I bought it solely based on it being 100% escorial, and the Oxxford tag was the 2nd thing I saw.  But you're right - it is rather dowdy - as in - "English countryside old men's weekend wear" dowdy.

 

Interesting. I'd never heard of escorial before. Thanks for the info. 

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Any size 11 dudes willing to get a resole done?  These Aldens might go on the cheap.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150825506220?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1952.l2649#ht_813wt_1232

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