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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

There is an entire thread dedicated for ebay questions/comments/problems now so we don't have to use this thread anymore biggrin.gif

http://www.styleforum.net/t/309281/buying-and-selling-on-ebay-tips-tricks-problems-questions/0_100#post_5641785

Thanks Brian. That thread wasn't even top of mind but now that I need it...
Will post there.
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Bought this Comme des Garcons today knowing it had a stain on the chest and small ones on the cuffs. Where was that Oxyclean thread again?

 

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If you want something, hit me up before it goes back to the thrift store next week. Click on the links for ebay listings for BIG pictures and ALL measurements on final 4 items!

 

Austin Reed Dark Blue Blazer
Size: 42 Regular
Chest (armpit to armpit on back): 22"
Shoulder (seam to seam on back): 18.75"
Arm (shoulder seam to end of arm): 23.75"
Overall Length (bottom of collar to hem): 30.5"
4 Button Cuff

 

Eddie Bauer Hooded Jacket
Size: Large
65% Polyester & 35% Cotton Shell
100% Nylon Lining

 

Lorenzini Blue / Yellow Check

Size: Medium
Chest (armpit to armpit on back): 24.75"
Shoulder (seam to seam on back): 20"
Arm (shoulder seam to end of arm): 24.5"
Two issues next to front pocket pictured
Super soft (almost tshirt like) material
Nice Buttons
Please center back

 

Brooks Brothers Non Iron BD White

Size: 15-32/33
Chest (armpit to armpit on back): 22.5"
Shoulder (seam to seam on back): 19.25"
Arm (shoulder seam to end of arm): 24.5"

 

Pendleton Vintage Red Wool Shirt

Size: Tagged Medium
Chest (armpit to armpit on back): 20.5"
Shoulder (seam to seam on back): 17.75"
Arm (shoulder seam to end of arm): 22.25"
Hole next to right chest pocket
Two buttoned chest flap pockets
Vintage top loop button
Maclean Tartan
Nice buttons
Made in USA
100% Wool

 

Brooks Brothers Dark Blue

Size: 16-32/33
Chest (armpit to armpit on back): 24.75"
Shoulder (seam to seam on back): 20"
Arm (shoulder seam to end of arm): 22.5"
Tiny tiny spot on left arm
Pleated Shoulders
100% Cotton
Nice Buttons
2 Extra Button

 

Banana Republic "BR" Brown

Size: Tagged Large - Slim Fit
Chest (armpit to armpit on back): 22"
Shoulder (seam to seam on back): 19"
Arm (shoulder seam to end of arm): 25.25"
Really nice material
Thick "BR" Buttons
"SLIM FIT"
Woven in Italy - 67% Linen
Reinforced gussets

 

Mark & Spencer by Thimothy Everest

Size: Tagged 17-43 (measures 17-36)
Chest (armpit to armpit on back): 24.75"
Shoulder (seam to seam on back): 20.5"
Arm (shoulder seam to end of arm): 26"
Lots of really cool details!
2 Button Neck
2 Button Cuff
45 Deg Cut Cuff
Split Back Yoke
2 Extra Buttons
Nice Buttons

 

Official Porsche Polo -  $15 (3 for $40)

Size: Large

Chest (armpit to armpit on back): 22.5"

Shoulder (seam to seam on back): 20.25"

Arm (Shoulder seam to end of arm): 10.5"

Really nice "Porsche" Buttons

 

 

 

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post #44150 of 114594
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Now, onto my question. I've bought brand new North Face in normal retail shops. I've found it in thrifts. In fact, a couple of weeks ago I had a red parka. This one, however, makes me wonder. It is incredibly detail-oriented as far as pockets in normal places and zippers (YKK). However, something feels off about it. The stitching doesn't seem great. The Gore-Tex logos seem a bit cheaply done. I feel like it's fake, but do those exist? I mean do people seek out fake Gore-Tex? That blows my mind. It's not like you want people to see that your parka is Gore-Tex. Is there any way someone can tell me a definite yes or no??
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Fake North Face is definitely out there more than you think. I saw a similar jacket a year or so ago that was fake. There used to be a great eBay guide on how to tell a fake NF jacket. Had comparison photos of both the fake and authentic details side by side. I found the guide but it seems all the photos are gone. frown.gif

Going by how you describe it, I'd assume it is a fake.

Had some cool finds today.

Anichini wool throw. Cannot believe how expensive this stuff is at retail!





Domenico Vacca shorts. My first Vacca piece.



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Domenico Vacca shorts. My first Vacca piece.


Vacca...shorts! These are boss! Size?
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Yeah, they are awesome! Unfortunately a bit small for me. Euro 52. The waist measures 17 1/4", so about a 34 waist.
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Closet cleaning...

^Really nice of you to do that and we could all probably come up with things that don't sell that we could offer. I'm going to take the time in the next couple of weeks to offer up something similar.
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Fake North Face is definitely out there more than you think. I saw a similar jacket a year or so ago that was fake. There used to be a great eBay guide on how to tell a fake NF jacket. Had comparison photos of both the fake and authentic details side by side. I found the guide but it seems all the photos are gone. frown.gif
Going by how you describe it, I'd assume it is a fake.
Had some cool finds today.

I think I found that guide and was swearing when the photos wouldn't load. I have North Face stuff that I bought years ago retail, but nothing recent with which to compare. I think it's fake and I would trust my gut instinct as I held it. Greed took over as I had really good luck with a (100%) legit XL in red that I found a little while back. It quickly went to a police officer in Vienna. Yes, he used his official police-issued email address and gave me his home address. I thought it was funny.
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Domenico Vacca shorts. My first Vacca piece. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I don't honestly know the name. Assuming high quality? Either way, I do think the shorts are cool.

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We bought my wife's car last fall. She wanted something easy and enough space to cart the dog. Found an Opel kombi that didn't have many kilometers. It had it's annual check a couple of months before and had been driven fewer than 2,000km since. It had checked out with nothing major. The owner had a good reason to sell it (they had 2 cars and this was from his wife's parents). 1 owner, new exhaust. So, we took it to get our annual inspection and it failed...for about 6 reasons. I was originally told it would be in the neighborhood of €1000-€1500 and that figure jumped to €3000 today. I have only a few weeks to decide (sticker expires an it's no longer allowed on roads) whether to pump money into it or get rid of it and buy something else. The thing is, no one will want it if it can't get the right sticker. It's a nice car in good condition. It does great with fuel (a little math says around 40 miler per gallon) and we only bought it less than a year ago. Sorry, had to vent, these things happen in life...but this one bothers me!
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Someone take me to school on these.  I've never picked up Florsheims before, so all I know is these have lots of nails and are v-cleats.  Imperial's aren't as good as Royal Imperials right?  And when did they stop making these?

 

 

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Those shoes, in that condition...wow. Awesome find.
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I don't want to derail, so non-clothing/internet/ebay rant is spoilered Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
We bought my wife's car last fall. She wanted something easy and enough space to cart the dog. Found an Opel kombi that didn't have many kilometers. It had it's annual check a couple of months before and had been driven fewer than 2,000km since. It had checked out with nothing major. The owner had a good reason to sell it (they had 2 cars and this was from his wife's parents). 1 owner, new exhaust. So, we took it to get our annual inspection and it failed...for about 6 reasons. I was originally told it would be in the neighborhood of €1000-€1500 and that figure jumped to €3000 today. I have only a few weeks to decide (sticker expires an it's no longer allowed on roads) whether to pump money into it or get rid of it and buy something else. The thing is, no one will want it if it can't get the right sticker. It's a nice car in good condition. It does great with fuel (a little math says around 40 miler per gallon) and we only bought it less than a year ago. Sorry, had to vent, these things happen in life...but this one bothers me!

Always have a car checked out independently before you buy. Take it to a mechanic or dealer you trust and ask them to give it an inspection. Shouldn't run you a whole lot of money, and it would have picked up on potential issues before you bought it.

Never take the seller's word on condition.

Also, if it's a hole in the exhaust system, there's always this stuff. Also known as the stuff they use to patch up airplanes. I've heard of people using it to patch holes in things like exhaust systems before rather than doing much more costly repairs.
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+1. I have used and can recommend!

Though it probably won't not pass the inspection. confused.gif
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Also, if it's a hole in the exhaust system, there's always this stuff. Also known as the stuff they use to patch up airplanes. I've heard of people using it to patch holes in things like exhaust systems before rather than doing much more costly repairs.
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Originally Posted by goneAWOL View Post

Someone take me to school on these.  I've never picked up Florsheims before, so all I know is these have lots of nails and are v-cleats.  Imperial's aren't as good as Royal Imperials right?  And when did they stop making these?
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Those look awesome!!
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Always have a car checked out independently before you buy. Take it to a mechanic or dealer you trust and ask them to give it an inspection. Shouldn't run you a whole lot of money, and it would have picked up on potential issues before you bought it.
Never take the seller's word on condition.
Also, if it's a hole in the exhaust system, there's always this stuff. Also known as the stuff they use to patch up airplanes. I've heard of people using it to patch holes in things like exhaust systems before rather than doing much more costly repairs.

That's really sound advice. I should have done it, no real excuses. My father-in-law, a great guy, can be...a bit hard on us. He threw a fit that we even bought a car without fully consulting him about it. He then "punished" us by saying he wouldn't do any work on it. Of course, he later retracted that, but that's the worst part of it for me. I would honestly be fine paying out the ass for it, but I sincerely dread telling him about it as he'll give us the old "told ya so." I can imagine he'd then offer to fix it or find a mechanic that will do it cheaper = I'm in debt to him. Am I the only one in an in-law situation like that?! satisfied.gif Thanks for your advice on that, I think the emissions failed because it's a diesel that is driven mostly in the city. I'm going to attempt to "burn it out" and then clean it, see if the CO2 drops.

I forgot to add that I grabbed these today. I own 20-30 pairs of nice glased, but I've never handled Marc Jacobs. Not sure if they're real or not, but they can be yours at cost. Anyone want 'em? If not, we're going to the flea market to sell some of our old stuff (we do this about twice a year) and these will be sold.


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Originally Posted by goneAWOL View Post

Someone take me to school on these.  I've never picked up Florsheims before, so all I know is these have lots of nails and are v-cleats.  Imperial's aren't as good as Royal Imperials right?  And when did they stop making these?





I'd say that's my favorite shoe find since I started following this thread. Here's a similar pair in the same condition for sale by a collector for 540 euros:

http://www.classicshoesformen.com/shoes/new-black-florsheim-imperial-full-brogue-derby-budapester-circa-1985-44c

There's info on v-cleats in English below the German text.
post #44160 of 114594
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Originally Posted by s_allen_p View Post

I'd say that's my favorite shoe find since I started following this thread. Here's a similar pair in the same condition for sale by a collector for 540 euros:
http://www.classicshoesformen.com/shoes/new-black-florsheim-imperial-full-brogue-derby-budapester-circa-1985-44c
There's info on v-cleats in English below the German text.

I've checked out his shoes before. He does have some nice and rare things, but I don't know who's actually buying some of those at his prices. The sharkskins and crocs I can see, but he's had some on there that didn't seem to rare. I'm sure he's been at it for awhile though and has his client base.
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