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post #43921 of 121369
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post

I'd say that is NOT an orphan. The weight looks too heavy for a suit. I think it can be worn just as it is. In fact, I've had SCs exactly like that one.

+1

One of you guys, I forget whom, swapped me a "made by hand" Polo in gray almost exactly like that (oh thanks again, that is such a nice jacket...and apologies for forgetting which person I made the deal with, and for what I traded...it all runs together in my jelly memory). And I bought a J Press one from another of you in person that is clearly more sportcoat-y but in the general herringbone ballpark. Neither have the gilt buttons or anything that loud.
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Found my second pair of Nettletons today, in shell no less. Same model as the crocs I found awhile back, me thinks. Pics as soon as I clean them up.

NICE. I found some Nettleton shell wingtips in the wild for a few bucks, my only shell find ever. I loved them so much (once I started researching Nettleton and its pedigree) that I forked over $100 for some gently used vintage gator split toes ones on eBay myself that are more rockabilly than Carl PErkins himself. They go with anything, I wear them both to work in the rotation.

Next up for you (well maybe not but it was for me): vintage J&M Aristocraft lizard skin loafers on Etsy...

That brings up my next question: What is you all's favorite conditioner for these ancient alligator and lizard skin shoes we're finding? I've tried a couple things and am not particularly happy with the results (and you can't really polish them -- or if you do, do you use a special polish? Mine don't take a shine)
Edited by LooknGr8 - 8/1/12 at 12:26pm
post #43922 of 121369
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post

I'd say that is NOT an orphan. The weight looks too heavy for a suit. I think it can be worn just as it is. In fact, I've had SCs exactly like that one.
The first pic looks like the early stages of a crack, which leads me to believe that leather must be pretty dry. The powdery white around the crack indicates they were probably wet and improperly dried. If they were mine, I'd be reluctant to invest the $100+ required for a recraft in a shoe that far gone.

I would agree with this assessment of the shoes.
post #43923 of 121369
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post

I'd say that is NOT an orphan. The weight looks too heavy for a suit. I think it can be worn just as it is. In fact, I've had SCs exactly like that one.
+1, except I haven't owned a jacket like that. Doesn't look nearly smooth enough for me to relegate it to suiting only.
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post

The first pic looks like the early stages of a crack, which leads me to believe that leather must be pretty dry. The powdery white around the crack indicates they were probably wet and improperly dried. If they were mine, I'd be reluctant to invest the $100+ required for a recraft in a shoe that far gone.
I'd say the important thing is to look at the soles and determine how long you have until that $100 recraft. If it is soon, don't do it (and from what I can see in the pics, I suspect soon). If on the other hand, the soles are good to go, threads not worn yet, I think the rest can be remedied with conditioning. Maybe not, but I've seen some pretty dry leather perk up after a good soak in lexol or AE conditioner/cleaner. The cut on the front is irrelevant unless it bothers you visually. The heels should be under $20 (I think I pay $12).

Check the soles.
post #43924 of 121369
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post


That brings up my next question: What is you all's favorite conditioner for these ancient alligator and lizard skin shoes we're finding? I've tried a couple things and am not particularly happy with the results (and you can't really polish them -- or if you do, do you use a special polish? Mine don't take a shine)

I like to soak them in swamp water from the Everglades, then set them on a large rock in the sun to dry.

post #43925 of 121369
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post

The first pic looks like the early stages of a crack, which leads me to believe that leather must be pretty dry. The powdery white around the crack indicates they were probably wet and improperly dried. If they were mine, I'd be reluctant to invest the $100+ required for a recraft in a shoe that far gone.

 

+1 

 

There looks to be considerable water damage. Not worth the effort IMO. I picked up a pair of AE's with less damage than that and decided it wasn't worth the effort, even though I can't return them. 

post #43926 of 121369
Alright, just a couple things today, first up, some shell Nettletons. Size 11 AA/B split toes, fit me nicely.



Separated at birth?

You guys know by now, I tend to lean towards the weird stuff, especially blazers. So when I saw this, I thought it looked like something Don Draper would wear to a cocktail party. No maker tag and the best way I can describe it is, it looks like how a coconut fiber looks. Coincidentally, the buttons look like they might be made out of said nut. 100% silk, narrow lapels, dual vented, one button, and fits like a glove. Now what to pair it with.....besides a high-ball.





I've come across about 20 pieces of Woolrich that I thought was worth keeping, blazers, jackets and a bunch of sweaters. But this one takes the cake. Safari hunting jacket, size large, so available. Get at me.


Zegna Su Misura shirt, a first for me. I'm assuming custom, as there is no size tag. French cuffs, if this is something you would wear, pm me, as its too large for me.


A really neat orangeish/rust colored herringbone hat. Hand woven from Donegal Tweed by Kevin & Howlin. I really don't need any more hats so if someone wants this, it's yours. Size large.



And finally, can I be part of the cool Eddie Bauer x Ford canvas bag club? I know this was discussed awhile ago, but does anybody remember off the top of their head who makes this? They must have different levels of quality for these too, because I found another one two stores later that had the faux working straps on the side. As in, they snapped instead of actually buckled. Also, it was pretty beat up.

post #43927 of 121369
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

That brings up my next question: What is you all's favorite conditioner for these ancient alligator and lizard skin shoes we're finding? I've tried a couple things and am not particularly happy with the results (and you can't really polish them -- or if you do, do you use a special polish? Mine don't take a shine)

 

Well, I haven't used it because I don't have any yet, but Saphir makes this:

 

http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/saphir-reptile-beauty-milk.html

post #43928 of 121369

Picked this up today. #6 is for da ladies right?  MM is not something you see everyday. smile.gif

700

Going to try once more to see if youz guyz with a size 8 foot want these Battistoni's

700

post #43929 of 121369
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post
And finally, can I be part of the cool Eddie Bauer x Ford canvas bag club? I know this was discussed awhile ago, but does anybody remember off the top of their head who makes this? They must have different levels of quality for these too, because I found another one two stores later that had the faux working straps on the side. As in, they snapped instead of actually buckled. Also, it was pretty beat up.
700
700

 

Mulholland Brothers

post #43930 of 121369
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Originally Posted by 46n2 View Post

Picked this up today. #6 is for da ladies right?  MM is not something you see everyday. smile.gif

700

Going to try once more to see if youz guyz with a size 8 foot want these Battistoni's

700

 

argh, i would be all over these in a 10.5

post #43931 of 121369
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

+1 

There looks to be considerable water damage. Not worth the effort IMO. I picked up a pair of AE's with less damage than that and decided it wasn't worth the effort, even though I can't return them. 

What says water damage? I'm sure it would be obvious in person, but on my screen they just look dirty. (Maybe I should go find that microfiber cloth and clean my screen...)shog[1].gif
post #43932 of 121369
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Mulholland Brothers

Thank you! cheers.gif
post #43933 of 121369
Man, glad I picked that up, looks like their shit is $$$$$$, not that it's going anywhere, except with me to up north Wisconsin. biggrin.gif
post #43934 of 121369
Love that bag!

Picked up some shoes today... will need to draw on the shoe experts when I get pics later. One is a pair of loafers with a sole only on heel and front of foot area confused.gif

And also an ugly corneliani tie...
post #43935 of 121369
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Thank you! cheers.gif

Do you know if there were different levels for these bags? Like say, one came with an Explorer and one came with an Expedition? Because the other one I saw today was the exact same bag, but not nearly as nice as this one, quality wise.
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