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LVC uses Cone Mills denim from the US. Everything I've own from them has been made in Turkey.
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Originally Posted by Guitar Preacher View Post

LVC uses Cone Mills denim from the US. Everything I've own from them has been made in Turkey.

Yeah, I wasn't too sure where their denim was produced. Ya learn something new every day. smile.gif
post #45213 of 125217
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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post

 

 

 

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Cone Millz in NC.  I have a pair of Rag and Bone jeans made using that denim and shit is incredibly dense and will break in uniquely over a period of years.

 

 

 

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We've been here before, right? smile.gif
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Word, shall we have an encore?
post #45214 of 125217
Dear Comrades,
First, here is a little question: where would one sell a used pair of Air Jordans other than Ebay? I found the following pair today, and was wondering whether there's a subterranean market for this sort of thing, squirrelled away in the dank underbelly of the internet. Thanks in advance smile.gif!

Size: 44.5 EU = 10.5 US





And here are a few of my recent, very available finds! happy.gifspam[1].gif

Fully-canvassed linen-and-silk shawl-collared ivory dinner jacket, local bespoke, about 38R
Shoulders: 18"
Sleeves: 26"
BOC to end of skirt: 30"
Chest: 21.5"
Cloth: Beautiful cream linen and silk
Features: natural-shouldered, Non-vented, with handmade buttonholes; hand-inserted canvas; fully-lined and fully-canvassed; absolutely no tags anywhere. It must be bespoke from a local maker here in Boston, MA.







RLBL natural-shouldered, cashmere 3-button navy with dot stripes, orphan side-vented, 52R, drop 7

A beautiful orphan in soft cashmerey hand, navy with alternating single- and double-dot stripes.

Tagged 52R, drop 7

half-canvassed
natural-shouldered
Side-vented
Shoulders: 19"
Sleeves: 27.25"
BOC to end of skirt: 30.5"
Chest: 21.5"
Material: Cashmere 10%, Wool 90%
Brown horn buttons, lined in cupro




RLBL double-breasted dinner jacket, unvented, with ticket pocket, 40R

The canonical dinner jacket!

half-canvassed
unvented
Shoulders: 18.5"
Sleeves: 23.25+2.25"
BOC to end of skirt: 30.5"
Chest: 21"
Material: Wool 100%
One button missing


Andover shop white cotton formal shirt in 16"x36.25"

Measurements
Neck: 16"
Shoulders: 19.25"
Sleeve: 26.25"
Chest: 24"
Chest pocket: no, but bib front, with stud holes
Collar: wing
Cuff: french

post #45215 of 125217
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Yeah, I wasn't too sure where their denim was produced. Ya learn something new every day. smile.gif


Come to think of it all I've ever had of LVC was tops. With the price and how many they produce it would be nice to find out that the jeans are made in the U.S.
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Originally Posted by jcubzzz View Post

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I have read a little more than half of this thread and I love it. Finally built up enough courage to post my finds for the first time. I am new and any criticism is welcome, hopefully most of it is constructive.




Barney's house brand three button blazer. Fits real nice even though the arm length is pretty short. I don't mind showing some shirt and have rocked it at work a few times since I purchased it.



Ferragamo chukka boots size 9d. Love these but sadly way to small for me to ever wear. I think they have been re-soled.



Diamond Supply shirt, not high end or amazing but still a pretty popular street wear brand and I know I will wear this shirt quite a bit.



Brooks Brothers 346 that fits me great and I love it, I wore it to work the day after I bought it. From what I understand the 346 is their outlet brand. Also picked up this Brioni shirt in XXL, I like it a lot but it is way to big for me.



Neiman Marcus 70% wool 10% silk 10% cashmere longsleeve polo that fits great. Also Murano by raffi made in Italy longsleeve polo, a quick search led me to believe that the Raffi isn't that sought after. I liked the way it looked and it will be given as a gift anyway so i still consider it a score.



Couldn't leave without this.


I have been going to thrift stores ever since I was a kid but never really had a plan or knew what to look for. This thread has taught me so much, the amount of knowledge in these 3000+ pages is pretty incredible. I would always hate going into higher end department stores and not even bother looking around because I knew there was no way I could afford any of the clothes. I have learned from this thread that there are hidden treasures out there and that you just have to find them. Thank you to everyone that has contributed and I hope some of the veteran posters keep posting.

Welcome to the forum! You've got a couple pretty good finds. The Barneys looks to be an orphaned suit coat, but, depending on the color, it will probably fly as a sport coat. Some of the Barney's house label stuff that's made in Italy is by Caruso, as the coat on the last page is, which is good. Very good.

Generally, house brand knitwear isn't worth picking up unless someone here asks for it or it fits you. It likely won't flip well. Murano is Dillard's house label, btw. There are a few nice things from it, but, again, not much I'd pick up unless it fits perfectly.

House brand suits/coats, like the one you posted, can be worth picking up. They are often overlooked by flippers that can't read and identify content labels. IE Saks brand has been made by Oxxford, Isaia, etc. Barney's by Caruso, etc. Become well acquainted with the labels thread in the main forum and you'll be able to pick up some excellent pieces by the famous makers that others have carelessly overlooked.

You can also learn the quality tells, like canvassing, half-canvassing, the difference between hand pick-stitching and machine imitation pick-stitching, etc.

Ferragamo Studio line should generally be avoided, unless in very good (nearly new) condition or it's a staple missing from your wardrobe. Chukkas are generally popular regardless, so then it becomes only a condition issue. The Lavorazione Originale line from Ferragamo is their mainline and quality is questionable in some cases. However, the Tramezza line is top-notch and should always be picked up unless the price is too high or condition is terrible.

Brioni is generally always worth picking up. Even the ugliest, most dated pieces that are Brioni will flip relatively well.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by TDP View Post

Dear Comrades,
First, here is a little question: where would one sell a used pair of Air Jordans other than Ebay? I found the following pair today, and was wondering whether there's a subterranean market for this sort of thing, squirrelled away in the dank underbelly of the internet. Thanks in advance smile.gif!
Size: 44.5 EU = 10.5 US Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



And here are a few of my recent, very available finds! happy.gifspam[1].gif
Fully-canvassed linen-and-silk shawl-collared ivory dinner jacket, local bespoke, about 38R
Shoulders: 18"
Sleeves: 26"
BOC to end of skirt: 30"
Chest: 21.5"
Cloth: Beautiful cream linen and silk
Features: natural-shouldered, Non-vented, with handmade buttonholes; hand-inserted canvas; fully-lined and fully-canvassed; absolutely no tags anywhere. It must be bespoke from a local maker here in Boston, MA.





RLBL natural-shouldered, cashmere 3-button navy with dot stripes, orphan side-vented, 52R, drop 7
A beautiful orphan in soft cashmerey hand, navy with alternating single- and double-dot stripes.
Tagged 52R, drop 7
half-canvassed
natural-shouldered
Side-vented
Shoulders: 19"
Sleeves: 27.25"
BOC to end of skirt: 30.5"
Chest: 21.5"
Material: Cashmere 10%, Wool 90%
Brown horn buttons, lined in cupro


RLBL double-breasted dinner jacket, unvented, with ticket pocket, 40R
The canonical dinner jacket!
half-canvassed
unvented
Shoulders: 18.5"
Sleeves: 23.25+2.25"
BOC to end of skirt: 30.5"
Chest: 21"
Material: Wool 100%
One button missing


Andover shop white cotton formal shirt in 16"x36.25"
Measurements
Neck: 16"
Shoulders: 19.25"
Sleeve: 26.25"
Chest: 24"
Chest pocket: no, but bib front, with stud holes
Collar: wing
Cuff: french

So close on that cream dinner jacket... Nice haul, Thanos. smile.gif

Also, to avoid confusion, I think you're referring to blue label Polo line as RLBL, when most here will read it as Ralph Lauren Black Label.

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Originally Posted by Guitar Preacher View Post

Come to think of it all I've ever had of LVC was tops. With the price and how many they produce it would be nice to find out that the jeans are made in the U.S.

I believe the unwashed/raw selvage denim is made in the USA, while the distressed/washed denim is made in Turkey.
post #45217 of 125217
Do you guys grab Land's end Canvas?

i grabbed a shirt from them since the nearest retailer to me is 100+ miles away
and it was a size medium shirt
post #45218 of 125217
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Originally Posted by TDP View Post

Size: 44.5 EU = 10.5 US

Typically that's an 11.5US.
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And here are a few of my recent, very available finds! happy.gifspam[1].gif
Fully-canvassed linen-and-silk shawl-collared ivory dinner jacket, local bespoke, about 38R
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Wow. Very nice and pretty much exactly my size. Too bad I'd have no idea how to wear something like that.
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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post

Do you guys grab Land's end Canvas?
i grabbed a shirt from them since the nearest retailer to me is 100+ miles away
and it was a size medium shirt

Nah. On sale, the stuff sells for basically thrift prices when brand new.
post #45219 of 125217
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

 

Brioni looks legit and pretty decent, haven't seen any fake Brioni yet.

 

Ike Behar's are probably borderline, if you like it grab for yourself, rest sound like junk.

 

When I am going through the racks I feel and look for a high quality tie, then I check the label if it appears to be decent.  Rather than just looking at the label of every single piece.

 

 

+1

Saves lots of time!

 

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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

Ok bros, shit in my trunk part 2. There will be another installment or 2 over the weekend most likely.

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Baller silk herringbone SC I snagged for myself. Look at those lapels, they say to the world, my dick bruises my ankles. If you don't like this i've got some swag you can borrow... Circa 1978 lol


 

Wow! That is pretty pimp! It's hard to get away wearing that!

 

 

I Know ST. Andrews made for Karan Couture, but who the hell made this? Its fully canvassed, nice, and made in the US with what should be an easily identifiable makers tag, I hope.

 

Bro, I've read some where that DK Couture made in USA (I read correctly?) were made by Martin Greenfield. Anyone care to second that or correct me?

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Here's the detail shots of the very much not available Billykirk bag, and a little something extra I ran into yesterday that is totes avails.

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Only thing I see as being possibly off here is the lighter area on the left near the trim, but seriously, it's waxed, it's going to get funky anyway.

 

 

Really nice piece of leather, just looks wonky at this angle/empty

 

Crisp, fresh, unused.

 

Secondary strap that I haven't tried yet. For use in briefcase/shoulder bag mode.

 

Straps have both only been used in the middle hole

 

Errrmagerrhd! Random find of the day yesterday... I can measure if anyone is interested. XL size.

 

post #45221 of 125217
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

Authenticity check please!  No idea what I would be looking for aside from the telltale signs of a nicely made shoe.  Nothing stands out as poor quality, but they don't seem as nice as many Allen Edmonds I've handled, for example.



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They're kinda ugly but look to be made from one continuous piece of leather.  Not sure if they're worth very much but they seemed like a worthy pickup.

Those are awesome. I'd cut my toes off to make them fit, but unfortunately even after that they'd be too small
post #45222 of 125217
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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post

Do you guys grab Land's end Canvas?
i grabbed a shirt from them since the nearest retailer to me is 100+ miles away
and it was a size medium shirt
I do. I have a sweatshirt that I found a year ago that I love to knock around in. It's the highest quality piece of clothing of that type that I've ever seen. I'm not much of a seller though so I thrifted it for personal use.
post #45223 of 125217
I recently picked up a Tom Ford wool and silk pinstripe casual jacket for $10 . It gets worn alot. biggrin.gif
post #45224 of 125217
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Originally Posted by Guitar Preacher View Post

LVC uses Cone Mills denim from the US. Everything I've own from them has been made in Turkey.


Cool. Local to us charlotte boys then! And yeah, i just found the made in turkey tag! Thanks!!

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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post

I recently picked up a Tom Ford wool and silk pinstripe casual jacket for $10 . It gets worn alot. biggrin.gif

I'd be interested in pics! biggrin.gif
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