I had some great thrifting these past 2 days, at least for my neck of the woods.
I'm heading back to work on Monday after 2 weeks off so was able to get one daytime GW thrift in on Friday. As luck would have it a woman brought out a shopping cart full of ties. After sorting through the ugly, the stained and the faked (Dolce & Gabena) I rescued 2 Ferragmos
. One with organ grinder monkeys (no pic, at the cleaners), and the other a real dog and pony show.
Then today my wife and I took our 2 youngest daughters (we're already inculcating them with an esprit de thrift) to SA and a different GW.A nice private label Harry Rosen
, my size so a keeper.
1. Anyone know what this fabric is called? It's a crepe-like cotton, very thin.
2. Any of the canucks know who does the Harry Rosen branded stuff? The tag is completely faded.Pal Zileri
, my size.
Then at GW, manna from heaven. The first stop in the door is the shoe area, usually an abomination. Seeing mud encrustred shoes/boots is not uncommon. Anyway today there's 4 pairs of AEs!
My wife gave me a strange look as a I staggered by with them all, as I'm trying to find a cart. Still need to look into them but they're probably not high end but should more than fund the family thrift trip and give me a little extra to play with.2 pair of brown suede Delrays, sz 8 & 9.
Strangely they both fit but the 8s will probably go on ebay. Some wear to the sole of the 8 but the inside is beautiful. The 9s are resoled.
Next up, Fairhaven wing tips
. Sz 9, resoled. I'd keep 'em but I already have some Dack's (re-branded Cheaney's I think) so will probably ebay these.
Finally, a guilty pleasure. A guayabera and in pastel too!
And just a little too tight. I'm in heaven.
Left a pair of black AE Westgates, in my size. A huge scuff on the toe, almost could be considered a slice.
And all of this while juggling the fashion needs of my wife, a 6 year old and a 9 year old.
I'm off for a well earned rest.