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post #45691 of 125452
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


Vintage made in England, L.L. Bean ribbed military style wool sweater with shoulder and elbow patches. Size XL but these run really small, so I'll be keeping for myself.
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they prob put it through the washer and it shrunk so they donated it, that is why I never look at the tags of wool sweaters they can be misleading

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Only 2 good things from today's outing. Suit is unavailable, Shirt possibly available dibbed if I can get this small spot out.

 

from a local custom tailor that did great work up until the late 80s

 

Pendleton long sleeve M

 


Edited by Anth - 8/24/12 at 12:23pm
post #45693 of 125452

thrift fit, (sort of)

 

I have been wanting an extreme cutaway collar shirt but haven't come across one thrifting so I made one with another shirt I thrifted

 

this shirt previously was a slim fit arrow shirt with a HUGE 70s style button down collar but I fixed that...

 

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if you can see from this spoiled picture I just folded the collar under and sewed the edge it took all of a couple minutes

 

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sorry that this post doesn't really belong hopefully I will have an actual haul to show you later today, I am hitting about a dozen stores in my area

post #45694 of 125452
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they prob put it through the washer and it shrunk so they donated it, that is why I never look at the tags of wool sweaters they can be misleading

I had a wool sweat I sent to the dry cleaners....jesus it would have fit my seven-year-old afterward. No refund. Fuckers.
post #45695 of 125452
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I had a wool sweat I sent to the dry cleaners....jesus it would have fit my seven-year-old afterward. No refund. Fuckers.

is it just me or are dry cleaning getting worse and worse? I have had to switch a couple of times in the past year alone!

post #45696 of 125452

Been spoiled having these guys 5 minutes away- www.nortonscleaners.com. Moving to LA next month (lease officially signed!) and I'm probably going to continue to give Norton's my service. Everything has been next day turnaround too. I can bring in thrift finds and they'll go item by item with me, placing little arrow stickers that say spot next to the spots I point out so that they can focus on those areas (guessing that's not too special but it's better than the last place I went).

 

The darkest of all matter and I spent the late afternoon hitting up some shops. That story comes when the pictures are done downloading.

post #45697 of 125452
Have only tried two cleaners so far. One was an absolutely awful experience and resulted in ruined clothing. The other at least returned the items to me in the condition they were given -- stains included plain.gif
post #45698 of 125452
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Found this today and all I could think of was... "I need the Spoo signal!"  What are your thought's professor Spoo?







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post #45699 of 125452

So yesterday I was up signing the lease on my new place and decided to hit up a shop that's going to be walking distance to me as of next month (that's going to be trouble).

 

Hadn't seen this before, but figured it was good, and it is(street wear). Size small- I'm convinced it's kid sized but I guess it isn't.

 

I see something gaudy and bright hanging on the side of the shoe racks... Hmm what's this? A Robert Graham shirt, so I grab it and stay in the area in case someone had just set it there for a second to look at shoes. Ok five seconds is enough and I walk away.

 

Then I get a call from DM7 and we discuss meeting up. You don't even have to thrift with him to find good things, you just have to come in contact with him somehow. Trying to convince him to open up an 800 number. No sooner than I hang up with him, a rack comes out in front of me that, among other things, had these on it.

Shirt on the bottom left was the one I found first. When the rack rolled out, for some reason I didn't take in what had assed me, just that it was men's shirts. The rack actually got rolled toward the women's side of the store, which I think was my saving grace. First comes an RG, then two Brioni shirts, then another four RG's. One by one I plucked them off the rack, trying my best not to shit myself in amazement nor spring wood. One of the Grahams, arguably the nicest feeling of the bunch and one that was actually wearable, had a few stains on the front that I wasn't up for risking. The Brioni's, sigh... One was regular priced but appeared to need the treatment and I don't think the fabric or buttons would be the same afterwards, it was a unique sort of weave. The other said Brioni for Neiman Marcus and thus was priced at $20, so I said nuts to that one as well, though I shed a tear because it was seriously sweet. End result - 5 RG's for the bay.

 

Then went and hit the shops with DM7. He pulled these from the racks for me, nwot and my size:

 

He also was generous enough to pass this find along to me because I wouldn't stop talking about how versatile I thought it was.

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Appears to be current too, and as a darkmatter of fact, it's here.

 

His haul was just a so-so afternoon for him... But would have been an epic day for someone else.

post #45700 of 125452
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I'd be interested in this.  PM me if you want to sell/trade.

 

 

I did well today myself.  Not bad for a rookie....

 

 

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42R

36x30

 

 

 

42R...orphaned

 

44R no pants

 

44R

 

39R 

 

 

 

Plus my thrifted Hermes Tie is about to expire on the 'bay':

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/20mod/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

 

The Hermes expires Sunday night.  There are some other good ones on there, but I am still developing my eye.

 

 

How did I do?

 


Edited by marf - 8/24/12 at 11:35pm
post #45701 of 125452
the two HF's you got are from their diffusion (Dillards instead of Neimans) lines, but the tags look super recent. as long as they're not orphans i think you did good.
nobody 'round here picks up chaps.
post #45702 of 125452
^^Sizes? If you post those in the thread, potential buyers contact you.

As for the chaps, not worth picking up unless it's something you're using for yourself. The old made in USA stuff is actually decent enough, but nothing with a chaps name is gonna re-sell.
post #45703 of 125452
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So yesterday I was up signing the lease on my new place and decided to hit up a shop that's going to be walking distance to me as of next month (that's going to be trouble).

 

Hadn't seen this before, but figured it was good, and it is(street wear). Size small- I'm convinced it's kid sized but I guess it isn't.

 

Nom de Guerre is a great pickup.  I don't know if it's sold around here so I have few hopes of snagging any but good on you for recognizing the name.

 

 

As far as me, a couple pickups.  I stopped at a new-to-me independent thrift.  I usually like these because while their selection doesn't turn over very often, foot traffic is low so great finds can stick around for awhile.  

 

Case in point are these two near mint North Face rollneck wool sweaters from god knows when.

 

 

 


 

 

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It's probably been 20+ years since North Face product was made in the USA, so I'm going to say early 80s.

 

 

Went back and picked up some Aldens I left behind yesterday.  There is really only one issue besides a little touch up.  Someone wrote "OK" in sharpie on the backside of either shoe.  No idea why, but hopefully I can get it off.  Any suggestions?

 

 

 

 

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And this Zegna Traveller 6/2 DB for the big guys (56).

 

 

 

 

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post #45704 of 125452
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post


Went back and picked up some Aldens I left behind yesterday.  There is really only one issue besides a little touch up.  Someone wrote "OK" in sharpie on the backside of either shoe.  No idea why, but hopefully I can get it off.  Any suggestions?

 

 

I suggest that you don't trouble yourself and just send them to me.

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Had to drive into a rural area today to see a client, stopped at their Goodwill expecting nothing but Dockers shoes and Stafford Shirts, actually found some decent enough stuff (and by the way, I both hate and love that this forum got me thinking about whether or not some bumblef*ck town a meeting brings me to has a Goodwill! So thanks, I think!)...

 

Crazy Looking Etro Shirt (First for me) N/A for now

 

CC Filson XXL - Available 

 

 

Burberry London - N/A

 

I think this is pretty old...Brooks Brothers Brooksuede 3 roll 2 - 22" p2p, 24" shoulder to cuff, 17.5" shoulders - available 

 

 

Haven't seen these before, vintage Allen Edmonds double zip York boots...quick eBay search shows no completed listings, but a couple listed for quite a bit. I love them, but they are 10C and I am a 13, so no way I can make them work...Available

 

 

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