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post #42031 of 117930
Both ick and dm: all I can say is WOW!
post #42032 of 117930
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Originally Posted by Guitar Preacher View Post

ick578- Congrats on the fantastic haul. Glad to hear alot of it is going into your waredrobe.
Nataku knows infinite amounts more about gear then I but in my experience external frame packs can be hard to move. Especially external frame day packs. If you bought it for yourself I would say it is a bargain. I love the colors on that one.
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

Grabbed this as well because it was $5. Nataku is our local camping supplies expert right? Worth the pickup? USA made, pretty good shape but worn on the inside a bit.
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Point of clarification, this is not a day pack--there is room to strap a sleeping bag/tent below the main compartment and an industrial-grade belt to go around one's middle to stabilize the load. A great buy for the novice backpacker or for someone's kid who is in the Boy Scouts. But it would be tough to flip, I think.

I'm very willing to be corrected on this, but I think that, in most cases, vintage backpacking/back country gear is dicey at best. The reason is, folks who do serious back-country shit want the very best, and the very best is what's lightest, strongest, most waterproof, most breathable, most reliable, etc. That means that technology plays a large role. A coated nylon rain shell with underarm zips and all the bells and whistles that was the cat's pajamas 30-40 years ago isn't worth anything since GoreTex came along. Waxed cotton might be cool among hipsters, and it was once cool for folks who climbed in the Himalayas, but no one is going to wear waxed cotton to go backpacking or climbing today. In my own case, the Raichle leather mountaineering boots I bought a couple decades ago are scoffed at these days, and with good reason: Compared to what is available today, they are heavy, not breathable and not waterproof, even though they are very fine boots that were once used by the world's best alpinists who also eschew wool in favor of synthetics.

There is no room for nostalgia on the trail. That's really what it boils down to. Day packs, I suspect, are an exception. Lowe Alpine, etc, made fine packs for out-and-backs or loop hikes where you don't need to carry much more than lunch, plus a rain shell, sweater and spare socks, and I'm guessing those have held value because they were of such high quality and good design. Plus, yesteryear's top-quality backcountry day pack turns heads on campus.
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Went to three new thrifts, each with a Givenchy surprise! Unfortunately, I don't know anything about Givenchy (noobizor?) Fake/legit?

 

First up is Givenchy Activewear pleated khaki shorts

 

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Next is Givenchy Monsiuer tie

 

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Givenchy Gentleman Suit

 

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Edited by mrdeep2001 - 7/14/12 at 2:57pm
post #42034 of 117930
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Point of clarification, this is not a day pack--there is room to strap a sleeping bag/tent below the main compartment and an industrial-grade belt to go around one's middle to stabilize the load. A great buy for the novice backpacker or for someone's kid who is in the Boy Scouts. But it would be tough to flip, I think.
I'm very willing to be corrected on this, but I think that, in most cases, vintage backpacking/back country gear is dicey at best. The reason is, folks who do serious back-country shit want the very best, and the very best is what's lightest, strongest, most waterproof, most breathable, most reliable, etc. That means that technology plays a large role. A coated nylon rain shell with underarm zips and all the bells and whistles that was the cat's pajamas 30-40 years ago isn't worth anything since GoreTex came along. Waxed cotton might be cool among hipsters, and it was once cool for folks who climbed in the Himalayas, but no one is going to wear waxed cotton to go backpacking or climbing today. In my own case, the Raichle leather mountaineering boots I bought a couple decades ago are scoffed at these days, and with good reason: Compared to what is available today, they are heavy, not breathable and not waterproof, even though they are very fine boots that were once used by the world's best alpinists who also eschew wool in favor of synthetics.
There is no room for nostalgia on the trail. That's really what it boils down to. Day packs, I suspect, are an exception. Lowe Alpine, etc, made fine packs for out-and-backs or loop hikes where you don't need to carry much more than lunch, plus a rain shell, sweater and spare socks, and I'm guessing those have held value because they were of such high quality and good design. Plus, yesteryear's top-quality backcountry day pack turns heads on campus.

I'm guessing you're correct on all this. Probably will hold on to it but it seemed like a reasonable gamble for the price. This one that sold for $100 on ebay seems like a bit larger pack in slightly better condition but looks like the same era by this maker was the only thing that made me wonder.
post #42035 of 117930
completely independent from all discussions here

screw you whoever posted the Brande Roderick eBay listing. I clicked on it and now whenever I'm at work or home, that freaking click follows me. Every time I open any eBay page, Brande's waiting for me. HI! BUY MY UNDERWEAR!!!! I can't get away from her whether I'm using Windows, MacOS, iOS, Linux Ubuntu or Android. Sadly, being an IT reporter, I know the privacy-busting mechanism that enables this Brande stalking...but still. It's not your fault but screw you!

(I think maybe if I blast all my cookies in all OSs it will go away. But then all my operating systems will forget my passwords...)
post #42036 of 117930
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Originally Posted by ick578 View Post

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(as a side note, I've dealt with DM7 before and he's a really good guy.  I don't think he deserves the shit he gets)

 

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All NWT T&A's

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All NWT - Brioni, Barba, Isaia

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Preowned but mint Brioni's

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Preowned but mint - Luciano Barbera, Borrelli, Truzzi

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Preowned and near mint, but need washed - Brioni x2, Borrelli

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NWT Wool

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T&A x3, Ricci x2, Brioni, Charvetx3

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Spoo?

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Alden x2

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Realized after that the pants are riddled with moth holes and the jacket has a very tiny moth hole

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Made by St Andrews. Side-vented, found a few moth holes after

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Pure cashmere, side vented and flawless

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Pure cashmere, center vented and flawless

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Silk and cashmere, side vented and flawless

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Wool side-vented Brioni, probably never worn (forgot a pic of the label)

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Pure cashmere Gianlucu Isaia, mint, side-vented, and tits. (forgot a pic of the label again)

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Shouldn't be difficult to get the stains off this...

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Probably never worn, and very recent looking

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And of course I saved the best for last.  Pure cashmere exterior, with some sort of removable fur lining.  The details are incredible, but unfortunately due to the nature of the thick weave fabric, there's a few snags that aren't too noticeable.  Anyone have an idea of what the resale value of this could be?

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Okay, to answer some anticipated questions.  

-No, it wasn't from a thrift store, but everything except the jackets were basically thrift prices.  The jackets weren't far from thrift prices, but overall this was a BIG cash investment

-No, this is not my full time job, but at the prices I was paying it was too good of a deal to pass.  

-Everything is about a 41-42L, 15"-16" neck, 11.5B shoes, and literally everything fits me just about perfectly.  I'll probably keep a lot of it.

 

Like I said, this cost me a lot.  For the time, effort, and investment it is taking, I need to make a good profit.  I'm only going to sell stuff for prices reasonably close to market values.  Sorry, but there's just no way I can afford to proxy or give stuff away, and I don't have to closet space for trades.  Please don't pm unless you can make a fair offer.  I'll probably end up making a large B&S thread for this stuff.

 

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How wide is the solid pink Charvet (middle) if your going to sell it?

post #42037 of 117930

Let me know if you find any black shoes in a UK 9 or some polka dot ties :)

 

I wish I could thrift myself :(

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Sorry for the double post, and this might be the wrong place to ask this, but does anybody have an extra pair of loafers that are in a 10-10.5 narrow. I've been wanting to rock a pair all summer, and I had a couple in a C width, but I was always faced with severe heel slippage. Thanks in advance!

 

^^^ I have a pair of black Alden tassel loafers in 10 1/2 AA/B.  Lemme know if you're interested and I'll post some pic's in the morning.

 

Thanks!

-M-

post #42039 of 117930
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

The made in italy ralph lauren shirts are by Lorenzini

Found it. Lorenzini it is!

Also, woolrich shirt is now at the dry cleaners. The shirt was actually cotton, not wool, to all the entomologists who were analyzing the diet of that nasty little critter I found. In my haste to get in cleaned, I locked my keys in my truck facepalm.gif Fortunately my truck is easy to break in to and the cleaners had no shortage of clothes hangers!
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Originally Posted by Jorgeezy View Post

Let me know if you find any black shoes in a UK 9 or some polka dot ties smile.gif
I wish I could thrift myself frown.gif

Dude, not the thread. Try ebay.co.uk. I've heard they have some.
post #42040 of 117930
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

I'm guessing you're correct on all this. Probably will hold on to it but it seemed like a reasonable gamble for the price. This one that sold for $100 on ebay seems like a bit larger pack in slightly better condition but looks like the same era by this maker was the only thing that made me wonder.

My gosh, and power to you!

I'm often wrong, which your research seems to confirm. Any rate, your instincts may be better than my own, given my recent acquisition of an Olivetti Lettera 36, also for five bucks. Haven't put it up yet, but I am fearing the worst.

I really need to get a smart phone.
post #42041 of 117930
If I had to vote, I'd say DM7 wins on the strength of the Isaia coat. Sorry Ick, nice haul.
post #42042 of 117930
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Originally Posted by mrdeep2001 View Post

Went to three new thrifts, each with a Givenchy surprise! Unfortunately, I don't know anything about Givenchy (noobizor?) Fake/legit?

First up is Givenchy Activewear pleated khaki shorts

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Next is Givenchy Monsiuer tie

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Givenchy Gentleman Suit

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post #42043 of 117930
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

I'm guessing you're correct on all this. Probably will hold on to it but it seemed like a reasonable gamble for the price. This one that sold for $100 on ebay seems like a bit larger pack in slightly better condition but looks like the same era by this maker was the only thing that made me wonder.

He's mostly right. Those looking to actually use the equipment will likely go for newest and best. However, there are plenty of nostalgic outdoorsmen who collect items like this backpack. Certain brands are more collectible than others. Vintage, Made in the USA Patagonia items still go for a pretty decent amount, and I suspect now that Arc'teryx has moved most of its production out of Canada, there will soon be a premium for "vintage" Canadian made items. Certain brands like North Face have a cult following in the vintage sector. Then, of course, there are the hipsters Pnut mentioned.

At normal thrift prices, quality outdoor gear is still a safer gamble than most older label high end menswear.
post #42044 of 117930
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

He's mostly right. Those looking to actually use the equipment will likely go for newest and best. However, there are plenty of nostalgic outdoorsmen who collect items like this backpack. Certain brands are more collectible than others. Vintage, Made in the USA Patagonia items still go for a pretty decent amount, and I suspect now that Arc'teryx has moved most of its production out of Canada, there will soon be a premium for "vintage" Canadian made items. Certain brands like North Face have a cult following in the vintage sector. Then, of course, there are the hipsters Pnut mentioned.
At normal thrift prices, quality outdoor gear is still a safer gamble than most older label high end menswear.

The brand I wonder about is Early Winters. Their stuff was the bomb back in the day. I think they went under sometime in the early 1990s. They were based in Seattle and, to my knowledge, never imported anything. Along similar lines, I took a deep breath and offered up my much-beloved vintage North Face goose down coat last winter at the silly-low price of $80 CONUS, firm. No hood, but it was everything you'd want from a coat built for bitter cold: Made in USA, all down, no feathers, zero flaws. And zero takers. I'm glad, really, that no one bit.
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Came home to find these waiting on my doorstep. A great deal passed on to me by SF member JReigen:

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And now two poor quality, can't wait for colder weather thrift fit pics: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Scotch House tweed from Typhoid_Jones
Polo flannel from TJMaxx
Helmut Lang jeans from some thrift
Grenson chukkas from JReigen via Mr. Porter sale
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