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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

ties

Those are both real.

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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post

Should I mention the two pair of Tuczek shoes I stumbled across at an online estate auction several weeks back? The auction house had them mislabeled, so I was able to snag them for the minimum bid with no competition. Unfortunately those do not fit me. Though maybe it is a good thing they don't, otherwise I would probably wear the suede pair.

WHAAAT Dude do you have any idea what croc Tuczeks are worth?!?! Are you going to sell those?
post #45407 of 124861

Interesting thread. Saw an Alexander McQueen shirt in a charity shop in Islington, north London, for £18 last week.

 

I was about to purchase it when I realised that I was only doing so because it was AMcQ; quality wise it was no better than a high-street shirt and the colour was a rather foul mocha! Before you say it, no it wasn't fake, it was certainly real, just thoroughly unremarkable.


I have made mistakes in the past of buying things in charity shops purely because of the brand and then regretting it two weeks later.

post #45408 of 124861
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post

Should I mention the two pair of Tuczek shoes I stumbled across at an online estate auction several weeks back? The auction house had them mislabeled, so I was able to snag them for the minimum bid with no competition. Unfortunately those do not fit me. Though maybe it is a good thing they don't, otherwise I would probably wear the suede pair.
Tuczek-black-right.jpg
Tuczek-black-soles.jpg
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more photos please
post #45409 of 124861
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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

Ok, so, this is my first real post... for my most recent purchase: a pair of shell cordovan vintage Hanover derby brogues.  9C with what look to be the original laces (forgot to photograph with them in place).  Not available, however, at least not yet.  Except for what looks to be brown paint / wax on the sole they look to be in decent shape, though I have been trying to touch them up a bit and spot-condition as needed to restore some flexibility.

 

 

 

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I know they're not LB Sheppard's, but I'm still pleased with them.  Query: Any thoughts as to their age? I can't seem to place them.

That line was made right up until Hanover shoe closed. So at the very minimum they would be around 33 years old.

post #45410 of 124861
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post

Okay, that's weird. They do indeed fit me (10 D foot), but the conversion is supposed to be to a 12, like you said. Maybe E is normal width for Grenson (which also worried me), so they are actually a 12C, but my toes bend right behind the cap, which I think is proper. They fit me the same as the 10D Florsheims. I have no idea why they fit me so well. Maybe they are mismarked pair.

Could be mis-sized, which would help explain why they were never worn and later donated. Amazing find!

post #45411 of 124861
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

That line was made right up until Hanover shoe closed. So at the very minimum they would be around 33 years old.

 

Thanks! That's what I thought, but I didn't know if there was a way to tell when during the scope of the model's production it was made, maybe based on serial number or something.  Anyway, thanks for confirming my suspicion; judging from the patina I was guessing ~40 years old.

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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post


+1, good mistake to make.

 

+2 Beautiful!  Amazing condition, so it does seem like a mis-marked pair.  Incredible find.

post #45413 of 124861
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post

The gods of thrift have smiled upon me this weekend. It was a Me-Me-Me! weekend, with some great items in my size. On the way to a birthday party for some friends, I decided to stop at a Goodwill on the way. I headed to the shoes first and spotted this pair of AE. Anyone know anything about them?
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I have an email in to AE customer service with the model number to see if they can provide any info. They are too small for me and not my style, and I don't expect to make any real money off of them, but picked them up in case anyone here or at AAAC would want them. They will need a resole, but the uppers are in pretty nice shape. They probably aren't especially noteworthy, but I'm throwing them in here for completeness sake. They are the first pair of AE I've found thrifting. The best pair of shoes I've found up to this point as been a couple pair of J&M's in nice shape.
8.5 E 63282 8
2669 COMB
 

Those are AE Clayton in Brown Genuine Lizard. That combination of Name, Color and Catalog number was only used from 1981 to 1983. Prior to 1981 the style was called Capri, and in 1984 the number changed from 2669 to 2667

post #45414 of 124861
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Those are AE Clayton in Brown Genuine Lizard. That combination of Name, Color and Catalog number was only used from 1981 to 1983. Prior to 1981 the style was called Capri, and in 1984 the number changed from 2669 to 2667

Please tell me.you at least had to look that up wow.gif
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post


Please tell me.you at least had to look that up wow.gif

Of course...I'm no Spoo. Lol

post #45416 of 124861
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Originally Posted by bytor13 View Post

YSL rive gauche & a RLPL cashmere suit!  I need to start hitting better places.  Seriously great finds JP & mrdeep!  fing02[1].gif

thanks man! completely dumb luck, I was just in the area and thought, "why don't I just stop in for a quick minute..."

post #45417 of 124861
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post

Should I mention the two pair of Tuczek shoes I stumbled across at an online estate auction several weeks back? The auction house had them mislabeled, so I was able to snag them for the minimum bid with no competition. Unfortunately those do not fit me. Though maybe it is a good thing they don't, otherwise I would probably wear the suede pair.
Tuczek-black-right.jpg
Tuczek-black-soles.jpg
11850986_4_x.jpg
WOW JUST WOW! Might have been the finest shoemaker to walk the earth, congrats those are worth a pretty penny and looks to be in good condition.
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Found some great things this weekend...pics coming. Meanwhile, does anyone have any familiarity with Regent and Gordon of New Bond St? I found a sport coat that fits me perfectly and the jacket is fully canvased, surgeon cuffs, etc, but I can't find any info on them...anyone ever heard of them? It was too well made to pass up...Thanks! 

 

 

 

 

 

post #45419 of 124861
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Those are AE Clayton in Brown Genuine Lizard. That combination of Name, Color and Catalog number was only used from 1981 to 1983. Prior to 1981 the style was called Capri, and in 1984 the number changed from 2669 to 2667

 

eek.gif!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Have basically done zero thrifting in a couple week but did pick up some RL sunglasses at Marshalls that I have a question about. Everything seems to indicate Purple Label from what I can find (there was no case or box or anything) but almost everywhere online lists them as women's. Does Purple Label makes more then men's for sunglasses? Does the Purple Label style script inside mean it's Purple Label? The model in question is the same as these. Made in Italy and super heavy feeling.



I guess this is all irrelevant since they don't fit my fat head right and I need to return them.
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