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The one month challenge. Everything must go. Wish me luck frown.gif
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This is almost everything. Also an embarrassing glimpse at my ghetto light setup.

THAT is a thrifty warrior. Two thumbs up.
post #42107 of 114633
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Hey Typhoid, are you pretty certain those are from the 60s? I've read that the white text on black background is 50-60s, but I thought that ties with the italicized sans-serif "BROOKS BROTHERS" (also white on black) were from the 80s. Just interested in knowing for sure. I've found quite a few BB ties matching this description that I thought were 80s.
Edit: Here's an example of what I thought was an older BB tie, alongside what I've considered to be from the 80s. I'd love to be wrong, though.
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awesome charlie brown knit tie

While I cannot know for sure whether the Typhoid finds are 1960s, those look so different from current shit we find.

Imagine, the Photoshop generation of digitized photos would undestand this:
1) currrent patterns have more intricate designed in the pixels
2) those "alleged 1960s" patterns were less sharpened, and more clear space between paisleys

I can totally see those as 1960s or up to 1975 ties, for shure. My instincts are saying yes
post #42108 of 114633

I don't get ebay at all.

 

Louis Vuitton tie, 13 bids, $66. Lot of two Brioni ties, one bid at $25.

 

What?

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post


Hey Typhoid, are you pretty certain those are from the 60s? I've read that the white text on black background is 50-60s, but I thought that ties with the italicized sans-serif "BROOKS BROTHERS" (also white on black) were from the 80s. Just interested in knowing for sure. I've found quite a few BB ties matching this description that I thought were 80s.
Edit: Here's an example of what I thought was an older BB tie, alongside what I've considered to be from the 80s. I'd love to be wrong, though.
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^^^ I've run into the same thing re: their tie labels.  I was (am?) a bit confused, but I believe that BB used a variation of the white letters on a black label from at least the 1950s into the 1980s before switching to the yellow cursive script on a blue label sometime in the late 1980s(?) or early 1990s(?).  My first two sales on Etsy were two repp striped ties that were DEFINITELY vintage 1960s based on their construction, width, and condition:

 

 

I recently sold a Brooks Brothers commemorative emblematic tie with a special label dated from 1986 (https://www.etsy.com/transaction/86385249).

 

 

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^^^ As you can see, it has more or less the same font as the two ties from the 1960s.

 

The only way that I have been able to reliably determine whether or not a particular BB tie with this type of label is from the 1960s vs. 1980s is to look at the particular tie's construction, width, and condition.  In the picture that I posted earlier today with the four paisley ties, the two narrower ties are definitely 1960s and the two wider ties are possibly 1970s(?) / 1980s(?).  But all 4 of them have similar white on black labels.

 

RE: The BB knit tie with the block white lettering in your picture.  I believe that that particular label is possibly from the late 1970s or 1980s because I have seen BB ties and wash and wear suits with more or less that exact label sewn into them from that time period, but with different color schemes (ie. blue block letters on white and yellow block letters on white).

 

Let me wrap this up by reiterating that my conclusions here are solely based on my personal observations and may very well be incorrect.  peepwall[1].gif

post #42110 of 114633
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

I don't get ebay at all.

Louis Vuitton tie, 13 bids, $66. Lot of two Brioni ties, one bid at $25.

What?

Yeah, I used a consigner locally for ebay recently who does mostly women's clothes. Apparently they also sell for some of the movie studios and have sold for actors/actresses in the past since they are based out of Sunset.

When she picked up my stuff, she mentioned that on ebay typically the trendy, flashy, female driven italian brands sell for a lot more than anything else. For example, she told me that RLBL and RLPL has really bad resale value from their experience since it isn't a trendy brand. I had an older Emporio Armani half-canvassed sportcoat sell for $400 (probably paid less than that on sale, can't remember), while a RLBL sportcoat she sold for me went for $150...
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Hey Typhoid, are you pretty certain those are from the 60s? I've read that the white text on black background is 50-60s, but I thought that ties with the italicized sans-serif "BROOKS BROTHERS" (also white on black) were from the 80s. Just interested in knowing for sure. I've found quite a few BB ties matching this description that I thought were 80s.

Edit: Here's an example of what I thought was an older BB tie, alongside what I've considered to be from the 80s. I'd love to be wrong, though.
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^^^ I've run into the same thing re: their tie labels.  I was (am?) a bit confused, but I believe that BB used a variation of the white letters on a black label from at least the 1950s into the 1980s before switching to the yellow cursive script on a blue label sometime in the late 1980s(?) or early 1990s(?).  My first two sales on Etsy were two repp striped ties that were DEFINITELY vintage 1960s based on their construction, width, and condition:

I recently sold a Brooks Brothers commemorative emblematic tie with a special label dated from 1986 (https://www.etsy.com/transaction/86385249).

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^^^ As you can see, it has more or less the same font as the two ties from the 1960s.

The only way that I have been able to reliably determine whether or not a particular BB tie with this type of label is from the 1960s vs. 1980s is to look at the particular tie's construction, width, and condition.  In the picture that I posted earlier today with the four paisley ties, the two narrower ties are definitely 1960s and the two wider ties are possibly 1970s(?) / 1980s(?).  But all 4 of them have similar white on black labels.

RE: The BB knit tie with the block white lettering in your picture.  I believe that that particular label is possibly from the late 1970s or 1980s because I have seen BB ties and wash and wear suits with more or less that exact label sewn into them from that time period, but with different color schemes (ie. blue block letters on white and yellow block letters on white).

Let me wrap this up by reiterating that my conclusions here are solely based on my personal observations and may very well be incorrect.  peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

Lots of good information I didn't know about dating Brooks Brothers stuff. Thanks for sharing that! (And thanks to LooknGr8 also.)

I wish Heavy Tweed Jacket would do a post on dating Brooks Brothers clothes.
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Jesus...at those prices you're getting, fixed that for you.

 

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Yeah, I used a consigner locally Spoo for ebay recently who does mostly women's clothes. Apparently they also sell for some of the movie studios and have sold for actors/actresses in the past since they are based out of Sunset.
When she picked up my stuff, she mentioned that on ebay typically the trendy, flashy, female driven italian brands sell for a lot more than anything else. For example, she told me that RLBL and RLPL has really bad resale value from their experience since it isn't a trendy brand. I had an older Emporio Armani half-canvassed sportcoat sell for $400 (probably paid less than that on sale, can't remember), while a RLBL sportcoat she sold for me went for $150...
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Anybody in LA want to take a pile of stuff from me for eBay consignment? I need to clear out the closet a little. DM me, with a rate and maybe a link to your eBay store.
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I don't know, your haul was pretty sick too.  We were pretty close for there to be a clear winner.  I'm about to leave for round 2 this morning . . . tie-breaker?  (I won't be able to match yesterdays... ever again in my life)

 

Thanks man.  It was fun getting in the game again.  I'm excited for your round 2!  There won't be one coming from me, I'm working on music for the day.

 

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Huntsman SC. Really heavy wool, measures to about a 42L. Working cuffs.
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Huntsman tweed SC. Same size as above. Ticket pocket, working cuffs. 467
Huntsman suit. Tentatively dibbed.
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Vestimenta unstructured SC. For Louis Boston. 58EU.
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Nice going!  Huntsman only shows it's head in this thread once in a blue moon (~10k posts).  Can you post a picture of the labels?

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Been a while since I've posted. Just three items from yesterday. All of them are sort of available. I kind of like all of them, but I kind of wouldn't mind seeing some of them go.

 

Loro Piana Black Jeans - Tagged 34 but fit more like a 32 I think. Look pretty much nwot I might try slimming them down a bit as they're kind of baggy on me. 

 

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PRL Tie - 3"

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And some Sperrys - 8

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^^^ I've run into the same thing re: their tie labels.  I was (am?) a bit confused, but I believe that BB used a variation of the white letters on a black label from at least the 1950s into the 1980s before switching to the yellow cursive script on a blue label sometime in the late 1980s(?) or early 1990s(?).  My first two sales on Etsy were two repp striped ties that were DEFINITELY vintage 1960s based on their construction, width, and condition:

that block letting has to be newer than early 1990s. I see if effin everywhere. Thrift stores flip stock every few seconds, not all this stuff can be from dead guys who last bought ties 20-odd years ago. I can believe the occasionalBB tie find, or "every 4th find" but I see this even more consistently than the script. I know nothing for real?????? just empirical anecdotes...this is not aflame, just a neutral observation.
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Just sold my first item on eBay, a NWT PRL Oxford shirt, thrifted of course.

It had a .99 cent opening bid and BIN option of 19.99. Someone bid .99 and then the next bid was for BIN. I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth and all but why would someone jump all that way?
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Because they thought the price was fair and if bidding went over $10, which it very easily could have, the BIN would disappear and bidding could in fact go over $20. Plus it's easier to just get it immediately rather than wait and risk losing an item when you're only talking about a few dollars.
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that block letting has to be newer than early 1990s. I see if effin everywhere. Thrift stores flip stock every few seconds, not all this stuff can be from dead guys who last bought ties 20-odd years ago. I can believe the occasionalBB tie find, or "every 4th find" but I see this even more consistently than the script. I know nothing for real?????? just empirical anecdotes...this is not aflame, just a neutral observation.

 

^^^ Anything's possible?  I've also heard that companies will use existing labels even while they are in the process of introducing a new style of label (but this information came up during a similar discussion on one of the Trad / Ivy League forums attempting to date J. Press using labels that bore a logo which included their San Francisco store that were being used even after that particular store shut down in the late 1970s or early 1980s IIRC) .  That would explain why there might be a window of a number of years where two different styles of labels are used concurrently.  Either way, the majority of the ties that I come across have yellow cursive script on a blue label, but I suppose that the frequency of a particular label would depend on your location.  smile.gif

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Venturing into Capnwes territory I found all of these at an independent thrift were everything is $1. If anyone sees anything they want let me know (or if you want details/closer pics). My intentions when I spotted them were to just include a set with sold or traded items. The mallard set is pretty handsome. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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2 Turnbull & Asser shirts- The white one I would have thought was recent but it has the old Neiman Marcus logo inside the placket size 15 1/2. The other is a 16 with triple button cuff but both need the oxyclean treatment before I can let them go. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Willis & Geiger flannel and oxford Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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J Crew 34/30 beaver embroidered pants, available Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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womens Brioni 100% cashmere shirt size 42,available Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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not as cool as acosbysweater and spoos band shirt finds but im going to rock this Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Also found a Holt Renfrew house brand made in Canada shirt.
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