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Originally Posted by highlifeman View Post

Hit a few stores today-

Truzzi Sz 17/43




BB 346 Madras shorts (keeping), BB Golden Fleece LS Polo (M)









Limmer Boots, Made in Germany- Did a little research and these seem to be pretty good...size 11.5 US



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Brooks Brothers Made in England Patent Leather/Formal Shoes, Sz 8C.appear to have only been worn a couple of times...Anyone know who makes these?

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Polo Bench Made in US Wingtips Sz 9, also appear only to have een worn a few times (keeping for now I think)
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I'm guessing Peal on those BB shoes.
post #44732 of 135827
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Yeah, it can get down to the gritty, but here is the two-step idiot's guide to thrifting bicycles:
1. If any components (that's brakes, derailleurs, pedals, crankset, hub, seat post) are made by Campagnolo, buy it.
2. If the frame is made of Reynolds 531 or Columbus tubing (there will be a decal somewhere on the frame, usually, but not always, on the seat tube--the one the seat post inserts into), buy it.
Class dismissed.

Noted for future endeavors. I was walking by a bunch of bikes earlier and noticed a really nice English saddle...how rare are those? I don't remember who made it, but it looked like it was expensive and I was a bit surprised he left it on his bike in a busy area.
post #44733 of 135827
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Ok, pics of the stuff i found today, all N/A except the PRL jacket and possibly the madras jacket.
LL Bean Maine boots.


Mint made in the USA LL Bean Harrington.


Mint made in the USA Eddie Bauer cardigan.


Minnesota hats, tweed with ear flaps.


PRL made in the USA blackwatch, bummed this doesn't fit. Super heavy, I'm guessing about a 41 or 42, measurements on request.



Suuuuuuuuper bummed this doesn't fit, vintage madras, probably about a 41 42 also.


And this is one of my favorite finds of all time. Vintage double breasted plaid hounds tooth top coat. Soft shouldered and the ticket pocket really sets it off. It feels just like the linen/flax Etro blazer I found awhile ago that is now in GMmcl's possession. It was one of those things where I saw it a mile away on the rack, picked it up, saw what it was and prayed it was even close to my size. I slipped that fucker on and I could tell just from how slim the sleeve was that I had a winner. It just needs to be nipped at the waist if that, and it will be perfect!!!! Another piece to check off the list. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif



Where did you go, the Wet Dream Thrift Shop? Seriously nice finds. You're going to love those Bean boots, and if that BW jacket is 24 P2P, 19 shoulder, 31 BOC, get at me.
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ALL UNAVAILABLE:

 

Russell Moccasin Co.

 

700700

 

Novelty ties! - Lock & Co. (perfect for my global warming & mammals units), Sulka (some sort of weird clip-art person on it), and Benjamin James (There were 20 duck ties, including Holland & Holland and Gucci.  Unfortunately, they were all stained.)  Also, Irish-made wool tie.

700700

 

 

Authenticity check, please.

 

700700

 

PLR MII (Marshalls) & Kent Wang (just came in the mail, not thrifted or discount shog[1].gif)

700

 

 

Also:

 

Anyone out there a 48/50L with 40x28 pants?  I came across 3 or 4 mainline BB suits (navy staple x 2, for example) and a BB tux with a small moth hole, which I almost missed.

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Picked this stuff up today:

 

x2 Hickey Freeman Suits 40R 33x31.5

700

 

700

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700

 

700

 

700

 

700

 

 

RRL XL

700

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700

 

Any ladies out there?? Paul Smith Made in Italy Size 40

700

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700

 

700

 

700

 

 

post #44736 of 135827
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Noted for future endeavors. I was walking by a bunch of bikes earlier and noticed a really nice English saddle...how rare are those? I don't remember who made it, but it looked like it was expensive and I was a bit surprised he left it on his bike in a busy area.

Some can be worth serious scratch. When it comes to leather saddles, if the maker is Brooks (English) or Ideale (French), you should buy it, presuming, of course, the saddle is in good condition. This is not as fail-safe as the Campagnolo/531/Columbus rule, but fairly close, akin to having 20 with the dealer showing 3 and the count at plus 10.
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Not familiar with this Dunhill label. This legit and/or recent?


post #44738 of 135827
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

Public shout out to Klobber for being a really nice guy and going out of his way/above and beyond to help with something icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by tben View Post


Klobber is awesome.

 

+100000000000000000000

 

Thank you.  If I have any karma left on this site, I'm handing it over to you.

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Also, don't want to give away too much, but something very good is coming in a few days thanks to Klobber.

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^
DM7: you gonna do a thrift fit pic when it does?
post #44741 of 135827
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Some can be worth serious scratch. When it comes to leather saddles, if the maker is Brooks (English) or Ideale (French), you should buy it, presuming, of course, the saddle is in good condition. This is not as fail-safe as the Campagnolo/531/Columbus rule, but fairly close, akin to having 20 with the dealer showing 3 and the count at plus 10.

Really good info to know. At some point, we should all put our collective knowledge to good use and keep some sort of searchable google doc of notes. There are countless times that I wish I could search a word/phrase/name and just have a simple answer like "buy always" or "quality bike" pop-up.
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post


THEY ARE ALL CLOSED ON SUNDAY.

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Looks like the Junior League is open at least

post #44743 of 135827
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


Yeah, it can get down to the gritty, but here is the two-step idiot's guide to thrifting bicycles:
1. If any components (that's brakes, derailleurs, pedals, crankset, hub, seat post) are made by Campagnolo, buy it.
2. If the frame is made of Reynolds 531 or Columbus tubing (there will be a decal somewhere on the frame, usually, but not always, on the seat tube--the one the seat post inserts into), buy it.
Class dismissed.

 

Thanks, that's just the kind of guide I need smile.gif

 

Really helpful. 

 

Of course, I've only ever seen ONE bike that I didn't immediately know was garbage, but hope springs eternal. 

post #44744 of 135827
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


I'm guessing Peal on those BB shoes.

Peal is just a name now. With the single row of nails I think it's Alfred Sargent. 

post #44745 of 135827
Ok gents, I just returned from an epic thrifting adventure today. This was the most "expensive" one yet, but the final take was worth it.

[Edit: I recently discovered my last thrifting adventure was much more lucrative than I could ever have imagined. Read more at “Steal of the Month” below].

Feast upon the fruits of my thrifting:

Steal of the Day
Aris 113-C valet stand with coin and accessories holder, extendable tie/hangar holders, and pants holder. Made in Italy; retails for $500. Cost to me: $4.94. I have wanted one of these for the longest time, but couldn't bring myself to pay the ludicrous prices to get one. I mean, if I had a workshop, I'd make my own! Mine is missing the back stand and hangar but I'll find a way to craft my own. Original product here: http://www.nameeks.com/product/Valet-Stand/Aris-113-C.html.

Steal of the Month
Last time I picked up a 1969 hardback edition of “The Godfather” by Mario Puzo. I was trawling eBay just seeing what it might be worth, and I found that I might have picked up no less than a first edition copy. No ISBN, no other copyright but the 1969 one. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Condition: No dust jacket, but it’s in great condition. Small loss of color on edges and a small amount of corner bending, but similar books have gone anywhere from $100 to $300. I was floored. A pristine, dustjacketed copy is going for $1650 at Manhattan Rare Books.

Suits
  • Yves Saint Laurent navy fine brushed twill suit. Made in France. Fits like a 40L, 34/32 pants – definitely a keeper after tailoring. Condition: Has some gunk on it, but I’m confident that my tailor can get these superficial things out.
  • Kingsridge (which has been around for a while- http://bit.ly/MDRyxh) quarter lined wool (blend?) navy blazer with brass buttons (heavy!) sold through the now defunct Muse’s Clothing Company in Atlanta, Georgia. The brass buttons feature a Latin motto, “Quo Fata Ferunt”, which means “Whither the Fates Carry Us”. The blazer was worth it, if only for the buttons! The blazer needs to be taken in a bit, and the armhole could be raised. Otherwise in pristine condition. Looks just like this one: http://bit.ly/S5HP54. Historical Tidbit: The George Muse Clothing Company building was a department store (until 1992) at 52 Peachtree Street NE. The building, which was converted to lofts in the mid 1990's, was the site of a Confederate Arsenal during the Civil War. Link: http://atlantatimemachine.com/downtown/pch052a.htm.
  • Early Chaps by Ralph Lauren sold through Nordstrom (according to tags) wool pinstripe suit. Has a lower gorge than modern suits and requires hemming to the jacket and pants, but it’s the right size otherwise and has a nice shape. Inner right arm lining needs repair, but not too hard. Not necessarily SF approved, but a solid cheap suit.

Long Sleeve Button Down Shirts
  • T.M. Lewin Jermyn Street Two-Fold Cotton Lewin 100 Slim Fit point collar light blue micro gingham shirt. In 16.5 x 34.5. Fits like a comfortable 15.5 x 33. Take in the sides a little and I’m in business.
  • Knockaround shirts
  • Land's End trim fit blue oxford collar button down (OCBD) 14.5 by 32. Good stuff. Now I know I'm a small. smile.gif Feels like true oxford cloth in a rich blue color. Made in Hong Kong.
  • Land's End trim fit blue oxford collar button down (OCBD) 15.5 by 32. Regular “business shirt blue” cotton made in Costa Rica.
  • Nordstrom SMARTCare Non-wrinkle 100% Cotton blue and white micro check shirt. My first Nordstrom shirt ever, and I got it for a song. Need to take in sides slightly, but otherwise amazing. This thing was clearly dry cleaned since the collar is very starched (but in a nice way) and it’s very smooth. I personally prefer the natural feel of non-non-wrinkle (uh, oxford cloth) cotton, but the texture of this shirt is not unpleasant.
  • Brooks Brothers OCBD. 15.5 x 34. If I keep it, I'll need to hem the sleeves about an inch, take in the sleeves, and take in the sides.

Streetwear
I’ve been looking for a nice red buffalo check shirt for the fall and got lucky with not 1, but 2 shirts.
  • Windridge camp shirt with buttoned chest patch pockets. Made in South Korea. Small. Fits like a trim fit medium.
  • Briggs Sierra Made shirt Made in South Korea. Says XL but fits like a L. Intersting soft nylon interior collar and sleeve cuff interiors. 85% Wool 15% Nylon.

Shorts and Pants
  • Ralph Lauren Prospect Shorts in navy. Approximate model here for $69.50; cost to me: $2.92. (http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3580806).
  • Izod surplus cotton chinos with reinforced crotch. Great sail-cloth look contrast stitching. Condition: Has a red spot (likely paint) near side seam on right leg, but a little bleach should work. If not, I’m not bothered by it. I can always make shorts out of them if need be.
  • Carhartt duck cotton canvas carpenter jeans - W31/L32. Really nice feel to it, in pristine condition.

To the 'Bay
  • Eddie Bauer linen shirt- Medium but fits like a L. Nice material, but too billowy for me.

Other
  • Unbranded brown leather belt with bronze/gold roller buckle. It’s full grain probably, maybe bridle leather. My cost: $3.50. Supple leather and fits perfectly. I love that it’s already developed a nice patina! Looks exactly like the Filson 1" belt down to stud placement (http://www.filson.com/products/1-leather-belt.63204.html).
  • Hogan's Alley for NES- because I could. Ah memories...
  • Picked up a few DVD’s and books (as usual).

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