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post #42196 of 110157

Oh, and if I can brag a bit about an ebay sale. I know it's not Spoo-level or anything, but I'm pretty pleased with my $3 investment:

 

WOW! Classy authentic Louis Vuitton black tie. Pure silk. Made in Italy.
Item# 120946737904
Jul 15, 2012 $97.01 USD  

 

 

 

Of course, the dude payed with an Echeck, whatever the hell that is...

 

The two Brioni ties sold for ...... $31. COME ON!

post #42197 of 110157
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

Oh, and if I can brag a bit about an ebay sale. I know it's not Spoo-level or anything, but I'm pretty pleased with my $3 investment:

 

WOW! Classy authentic Louis Vuitton black tie. Pure silk. Made in Italy.
Item# 120946737904
Jul 15, 2012 $97.01 USD  

 

 

 

Of course, the dude payed with an Echeck, whatever the hell that is...

 

The two Brioni ties sold for ...... $31. COME ON!

eCheck just means he didn't have all of the funds in his paypal and there is a short waiting period while the funds are tranferred from his bank account.

post #42198 of 110157
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

really?  Really?


"The members of the Robert Graham Collector's Club — IT'S FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO OWN 100 SHIRTS OR MORE [emphasis added] — know the credo well. After the company identifies the person, Stock said, it sends out a plaque and names a shirt for the person. So far, there are 31 members in this sartorial club, including Austinite Steve Spencer.



Spencer, a corporate consultant, said he owns about 200 Robert Graham shirts. He also owns knits, blazers and jackets, vests and belts from the Robert Graham line."




http://www.statesman.com/life/style/robert-graham-has-become-a-staple-in-the-854240.html?printArticle=y

OH HAIIII STEVE SPENCER lol8[1].gif

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Here is the 1940's ish smoking robe, by Rabhor Robes. Wool. with silk trim, and Huge MOP buttons. Sized Medium. Probably worn no more than once or twice, if even worn at all.

OH YES YES YES

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

Spoo, good luck with the new biz model, post that haul bro!

Thank you very much! Im still packing and getting through PMs, I will hopefully have it up by the weekend.
post #42199 of 110157
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

Oh, and if I can brag a bit about an ebay sale. I know it's not Spoo-level or anything, but I'm pretty pleased with my $3 investment:


Of course, the dude payed with an Echeck, whatever the hell that is...

The two Brioni ties sold for ...... $31. COME ON!

Giving you no chance of a CC chargeback! Look at the bright side.
post #42200 of 110157

Picked up the nicest Harris Tweed I've seen. Made for Orvis, 3 button, fully lined. Two stores and that was it.

post #42201 of 110157
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Originally Posted by frenchytoo View Post

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That is the old style Gucci script logo. Nice vintage find. 

post #42202 of 110157
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Originally Posted by Xenos View Post

Today (randomly ran into DarkMatter7 and, apparently, he just needs to be in the store for his good fortune to rub off on you; good guy with crazy determination and a solid business plan; there's a reason he's at the top of the heap):
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Corneliani wool suit; double-vented; flat-front pants
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Isaia wool suit; double-vented; surgeon's cuffs; flat-front pants
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Isaia wool suit; double-vented; surgeon's cuffs; flat-front pants
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I seriously need to move to LA. Wow! Enough to go around for everyone!
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Epic tie haul

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E.Marinella; Massimo Bizzocchi; BBBF nwt; Band of Outsiders; J.Press
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Zilli; Zegna; Spurr; Barneys; Armani
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Valentino Boutique; Turnbull & Asser; Gucci
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Zegna; Barneys; Massimo Bizzocchi
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Zegna; Z Zegna
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Charvet; RLPL
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Originally Posted by ick578 View Post

All from this morning, and my closet was full in the first place:facepalm: .  I love and hate this hobby all at the same time .
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When I say NWOT, it really is NWOT.  When I say maybe NWOT, the seller claimed it was NWOT but I'm not positive about it.

Lot 1:
NWT T&A 16", NWOT Brioni XXLish, Mint(maybe NWOT) Brioni 15.5", Mint T&A 15.5"
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Lot 2:
Mint (maybe NWOT) Ricci Linen 16", NWOT Ricci 15.75", NWOT Armani 16.5", NWOT Brioni 16"
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Lot 3:
Fendi 16.5", Mercer & Sons medium, mint (maybe NWOT) Brioni 15.5", mint (maybe NWOT) Brioni 15.5"
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Lot 4:
Mint Chester Barrie 15.5", Mint Brioni 16", Brioni medium, Mint T&A 16.5"
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Lot 5:
T&A 16.5", Mint (maybe NWOT) Dunhill medium, Mint T&A 15.5", Mint Brioni M
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Lot 6:
Luciano Barbera 15.75", Armani medium, NWOT Sulka 15.5"
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All of the above shirts are either new without tags, or have never been worn.  Since I spent I shit ton of money in the last two days, the shirts above I'm definitely looking to get market prices for.  

If anyone is interested in buying shirts, the ones below will be more reasonably priced, but I still need to make money on them.  Essentially all the shirts below have some minor-moderate collar staining or some other stain somewhere, and I don't have a desire to clean all of them.  I honestly think that a lot of them will turn out spotless after just a wash, but its possible some will need the oxy method.  They're all pretty recent and awesome patterns, so they're worth it.  If you're interested in any, send me a pm with the ones you like.  

Lot 7:
Mercer & Sons medium, Brioni 15.5", Borrelli 16.5", Brioni 15.5" 
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Lot 8:
Brioni 15.5", Brioni 15.5", Ricci 15.75", T&A 15" (This is NWOT but has a couple yellow stains on the front)
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Lot 9:
Brioni 15.5", Luciano Barbera 18ish"? (44), Brioni 15.5"
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Lot 10:
Ricci 15.75", Brioni 15.5"

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Sport shirts and flannels below.  Most are mint condition.

Lot 11:
Brioni medium, Brioni medium, Brioni wool medium (collar staining w/ small hole on sleeve)
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Lot 12:
Brioni medium (collar staining), Brioni cotton & cashmere medium, Brioni medium
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Lot 13:
Brioni 15.75" (most amazing cashmere-like cotton), Brioni medium, Brioni medium
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Lot 14:
Brioni XL, Brioni linen short-sleeve medium, some random shirt I accidentally grabbed in my armfull of clothing (size medium)
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Lot 15:
Brioni wool, Brioni cotton, D&G something, Saks cashmere ... fuck it, I don't know the sizes.  This post is taking forever
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Originally Posted by Mercuryman76 View Post

Some crazy hauls going up there, fellers! Most of these will head to the bay as I've got some home renovation projects coming up that needs funding. Scored these ties all from the same spot today.
L-R: Versace, Zegna, Stefano Ricci x 3, Fendi x 2, Brioni x3.
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This Ricci had some funky texture.
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Don't know if Fendis bring in much but figured wtf.
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Figured this guy needed to stand out on its own. This thing is outrageous. Don't know what was going on here.
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Insane! Those pleated ties are $$$. Found an almost identical Brioni one about a year ago.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Whats up guys.... my hiatus is over, broke the 20k mark this morning with a major announcement, in case you didn't see bigstar[1].gif
Ive been following the thread closely and there is no more excuses for the summer doldrums, thats for sure. Some of you have just killed it.
I have had a major, multi state haul of epic proportions - I have lots to do and catch up on, but Ill post pics shortly.

Wow - Congrats Spoo!!

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post #42203 of 110157
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

 

 

I've always wondered if picking boat shoes up at a thrift was any less sanitary than buying ordinary dress shoes. I guess, in my mind, I figured that most of the dress shoes were worn with socks, so that's at least one layer of protection between me and a dead guy's stinky foot. But maybe I'm just kidding myself. I know we've expounded on the potential foot fungosity of thrifted shoes before in this thread, but I'd love to hear strategies re: boat shoes.

 

If there's nothing potentially wrong with them, or if you have cleaning tips, I'll be on the hunt for some navy canvas shoes in a 9.5.

 

A lysol spray has always reassured me, though maybe I should go for a more purpose built shoe sanitizer? 

post #42204 of 110157
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Originally Posted by mjt73106 View Post

That is the old style Gucci script logo. Nice vintage find. 

Close, its actually just a year or so old. Gucci rejuvenated the vintage script logo to their new collections. The dust bag and cards shown with it are whats in stores now.

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Wow - Congrats Spoo!!
Oh, and lurker[1].gif

Thank you so much!
post #42205 of 110157

ha,Spoo this is why you are gonna get my business....

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Close, its actually just a year or so old. Gucci rejuvenated the vintage script logo to their new collections. The dust bag and cards shown with it are whats in stores now.
Thank you so much!
post #42206 of 110157
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

Wes, I think your vintage finds are often way cooler than the simply expensive, typical high end menswear that lots of us find, but I can't help but imagine the smell that musty old clothes have which deters me from picking them up.  Do you know generally the type of consumer that buys your clothes, shoes, cufflinks, etc?  I guess I could also pose this question to Typhoid since he also deals heavily in vintage wares.  I also find that vintage stuff that I come across, even when well made, has a rougher quality to it even apart from the engendered smells they tend to pick up....in this modern sartorial age, we often focus more on the comforting feel of the clothes than the durability of them, thus the huge gap between what vintage clothes emulate and what say, a Boglioli unstructured linen blazer feels like.  More tank, less svelte frills.

 

^^^ The people that buy from my Etsy store are pretty much exclusively Trad / Ivy League enthusiasts.  The majority of them know exactly what they are looking for and tend to have specific parameters regarding their purchase decisions.  I had the opportunity to get to know a good number of them from Talk Ivy or some of the other online Trad forums.  And then there are quite a few repeat customers that I have become familiar with over time.  I've been lucky in that respect and I am grateful for their business.  worship.gif

 

RE: The feel of vintage menswear vs. the feel of current menswear.  I have a pretty even mix of vintage and current menswear in my personal wardrobe.  When I want to wear a heavy tweed jacket, I wear a heavy tweed jacket.  When I want to wear a Boglioli jacket or an Ermenegildo Zegna suit, I wear a Boglioli jacket or an Ermenegildo Zegna suit.  (The fact that the heavy tweed jacket cost me $7.49, the Boglioli jacket cost me $14, and the Ermenegildo Zegna suit cost me $14.99 is just the icing on the cake.  lol8[1].gif )

post #42207 of 110157
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

 

^^^ The people that buy from my Etsy store are pretty much exclusively Trad / Ivy League enthusiasts.  The majority of them know exactly what they are looking for and tend to have specific parameters regarding their purchase decisions.  I had the opportunity to get to know a good number of them from Talk Ivy or some of the other online Trad forums.  And then there are quite a few repeat customers that I have become familiar with over time.  I've been lucky in that respect and I am grateful for their business.  worship.gif

 

RE: The feel of vintage menswear vs. the feel of current menswear.  I have a pretty even mix of vintage and current menswear in my personal wardrobe.  When I want to wear a heavy tweed jacket, I wear a heavy tweed jacket.  When I want to wear a Boglioli jacket or an Ermenegildo Zegna suit, I wear a Boglioli jacket or an Ermenegildo Zegna suit.  (The fact that the heavy tweed jacket cost me $7.49, the Boglioli jacket cost me $14, and the Ermenegildo Zegna suit cost me $14.99 is just the icing on the cake.  lol8%5B1%5D.gif )

 

I guess I just don't surround myself with enough people that wear suits outside of a wedding or funeral.  The whole trad perspective of always dressing more conservatively than 99% of the people around you is beyond me.  When I see some heavy, dated trad piece in a thrift I almost always balk at the idea that there are people willing to shell out bucks for said piece.  I also feel like there is a glut of product out there from the past 60 years, so why put my investment into some old Brooks Brothers ties and smorking jackets when I could hold out for that Yamamoto or Margiela piece that will inevitably pop up?  

I really respect what you guys do and I think a majority of your success comes from the repeatability of your photo shoots and item selection.  It's like how an antique car enthusiast wouldn't go to an Audi/BMW dealer to find parts for his 1963 Austin Healey as there are only a few dedicated, reputable dealers who could satisfy their needs.  

On the other end of the spectrum is a guy I ran into a couple days ago who caught my attention by asking if I was a "picker," to which I snidely responded that "It depends on what that means."  He was blindly snatching mall brands and putting bulk lots into a box to send to consigners in LA and NYC.  I couldn't think of a less enjoyable and less rewarding way to shop....just grabbing Diesel jeans for the razor thin margin.  He also said he likes to buy "vintage" stuff like Christian Dior.  I couldn't help but picture the not sure if serious.gif.  Even people that know there's money to be made in thrifts are clueless, but anyway, I'm rambling and am saying props to you and Wes for doing your thang. 

post #42208 of 110157
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Originally Posted by ick578 View Post

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.

 

Thanks for the heads up...

post #42209 of 110157
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post


On the other end of the spectrum is a guy I ran into a couple days ago who caught my attention by asking if I was a "picker," to which I snidely responded that "It depends on what that means."  He was blindly snatching mall brands and putting bulk lots into a box to send to consigners in LA and NYC.  I couldn't think of a less enjoyable and less rewarding way to shop....just grabbing Diesel jeans for the razor thin margin.  He also said he likes to buy "vintage" stuff like Christian Dior.  I couldn't help but picture the not sure if serious.gif.  Even people that know there's money to be made in thrifts are clueless, but anyway, I'm rambling and am saying props to you and Wes for doing your thang. 

 

I run across these type guys (ladies) all the time. Most of them are college kids with eyes bigger then their wallets. They collect hundreds of items yet dont understand the principal of inventory turnover.

post #42210 of 110157

I was happy when I saw these...

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not as excited to learn that they were not gucci and were some brand whose name was faded that started with a j, if anyone wants them though I can go back, size 10E

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