Two Trafalgar braces, @2.99 each, one marked Made in England the other of unknown origins. This makes three sets of braces in one week (found a BB pair last week).
Also saw a great HF tailored suit from an obviously incontinent gentleman
I am strictly a Fremont guy now - Golden Nugget for hotel and a half dozen casinos in walking distance, unlike the strip. Off Fremont is entirely safe during the day - some sketchy looking people but I've wandered around half-drunk at night and never been bugged much except for spare change (which is illegal - panhandling - so even that doesn't happen much); never been bothered during the day, taking public transit (the city bus the locals use), etc. I heard that the founder of Zappo's is planning to buy up some dilapidated buildings around Fremont (further up the street from the casinos) and turn it into a tech development center...it also has a burgeoning arts scene with Emergency Arts and a few other places popping up. I have much love for downtown Vegas - last remnants of a time gone by.
I still kick myself for never having visited Carluccio's restaurant when it was open / original. The Nug' is my favorite place to stay, hands-down, though I intend to check out the new Plaza rooms with the stuff they thrifted from the Fountainbleau (see how I worked in some relevancy there?).
I've heard that story numerous times - "has big plans for revitalizing the area". Hopefully he doesn't ruin anything in the process. The canopy / Experience really crapped things up with all the casinos having to chop their signs in half. Those things are pure Americana and works of art in my opinion - thankfully the Neon Museum has really stepped up their preservation & restoration efforts.
Next trip - definitely The Peppermill (never been) and some cheesy Tiki bars I've read about...and roulette at the Fremont!
Alright, I caved. After a few weeks of lurking here, I decided to create an account and post a few of my recent finds; granted, mine may pale in comparison to the PHENOMENAL hauls that some of you guys bring in.
No lie, I'm rather excited to have a place where people will appreciate my finds for what they are AND understand what they are, hahaha.
These are all from the past month to today (today's find being my proverbial "Crown Jewel," and the final set of images.) I *suppose* if anyone wants better pictures, they can ask - I'm more than happy to oblige!
Please, disregard the haphazard arrangement of the first set of ties...
Now, without further ado -
^ Vintage Lanvin, Fendi (vintage?), Fendi (vintage?), Hardy Amies (vintage?)
^ Label shots.
^ I just thought that this was a cool shot.
^ Shows the texture of the cotton, eh?
^ Brioni, Ermenegildo Zegna, Ermenegildo Zegna, Boss Black Label.
^ Brioni label shot.
^ E. Zegna.
^ E. Zegna; I think that this is a gorgeous combination of the pattern and colors. It really pops!
Now... the "Crown Jewel," in all honesty, easily the BEST find I've ever had since, well... ever.
I found her amid a sea of $12.99-priced Geoffrey Beene shirts for a jawdroppingly low $5.99. Yes, $5.99.
^ Brioni for Neiman Marcus 100% silk, paisley print. MOP buttons, all things intact, present and accounted for.
^ Interior label shot. Brioni for Neiman Marcus. (I suppose that she's vintage? Regardless, she'll be taken very good care of ;) )