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Originally Posted by datsunfan View Post

It's made by Coppley, not Samuelsohn. If the article of clothing has a CA number (CA 00750 on yours), you can find the maker using the search tool on the Canadian Competition Bureau website here. The FTC maintains a similar database that you can search here for RN or WPL numbers.

Awesome! Thanks for the info. I'm not at all familiar with Coppley.
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Originally Posted by Mr_Elusive View Post

Definitely Coppley. Are you sure its fully canvassed?

It passed the pinch test. That being said, I'm going to return it. No one here bit (probably because no one is that size) and it looks like it's going to be a hassle to sell. Might as well get my money back.
post #47807 of 124474
That's good to know. I have quite a few Coppley SC's and they're only half canvassed. Maybe they fully canvas certain lines.
post #47808 of 124474

Wow, nice.  I've never come across a woven Hermes in the wild.

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Originally Posted by jcubzzz View Post

went out today and found five hermes ties at one goodwill. Not sure how to authenticate but I assumed at least one would be real. Most have that thread loop on the inside of the tie. I was pretty excited because i have never found a hermes before much less five. One of the keepers is falling off, can i take this to a tailor and have it fixed? once again I know everyone is tired of these tie authentication requests so I apologize.

 

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post #47809 of 124474

The Facconable does look nice, but it looks like a women's shirt.  The buttons do look like MoP from the picture, and the ones I've come across often (but not always) have MoP buttons.

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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

A couple of shirts today.  Picked up a Brooks makers in french blue that fit perfectly.  Also got these:

 

Facconable with MOP buttons.  At least, I think they are. Buttons were cold using the lip test - either these are pearl, or every other shirt I own has pearl buttons. 

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Also picked up a Hilditch & Key.  

 

 

 

post #47810 of 124474
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Originally Posted by thriftydood View Post

The Facconable does look nice, but it looks like a women's shirt.  The buttons do look like MoP from the picture, and the ones I've come across often (but not always) have MoP buttons.

didnt even pick up on that buttons are on the wrong side...quite the eye you've got

post #47811 of 124474

Not claiming to be an expert on Dolce & Gabbana, but I've seen some fakes before.  The shoes look real (and of good quality) to me, no obvious indications of fakeness.  Also, they should be at least (and probably are) blake-stitched.  If they are blake-stitched or even goodyear-welted, they are definitely real.  If they're glued, I'd guess that they are fake.

 

With respect to the jeans, they look real.  You can look up the model ("Alabama") online--the patch on yours looks slightly different, but yours might just be a different vintage.

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

So, didn't intend to hit shops today at all....had an all day conference out of town 2 hours away, had to be up at 5AM, conference went until 4:00PM.  

 

Conference ended at 4 and, of course, I began to feel the familiar itch...

 

So, in desperate need of some authentication on this one.  I've already reached my own conclusion, which I'll withhold until I hear what others have to say:
 

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Another one I'd like verification on...

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I've reached my own conclusion less so on this one (and the stakes are much less high).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alright, now on to the (kind off) normal stuff.  Lots of weird finds for me...I guess that's what I get for thrifting in a "weird" (to me, at least) city.  *shrugs*

 

 

 

Pretty nice recent FC Paul Stuart shirt (16.5/33 - unavailable for now, pending reply from a braj)

 

 

 

Pringle Scotland SC (either cashmere or camel hair...leaning toward the latter, not sure).  Was really stoked about this one - I saw the only Pringle SC I'd ever seen about 5 months back while on vacation, and despite there being nothing wrong with it, i didn't pick it up, and kicked myself for it since (not that it's amazing, just that it was unique). Well, this one is cooler, so I feel vindicated. 

 

 


 

Sweet!  AE Monks, in primo condition....

 

 

Wait...wat.  puzzled.gif

 

 

Ah, there it is.  Someone put (and glued...ugh) down J&M insoles.  Good thing I noticed from the soles alone icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif.  Great condition.  Only lamer is that the other insole (left foot) is glued down and won't come out without ripping the A&E bottom with it, so it must stay confused.gif.

 

 

After that, I got the hell out of dodge and headed toward home.  Quickly hit one of my own familiar haunts along the way.  Ahhh, wonderful familiarity...

 

 


Recent Brooks Bros suit

 

 

 

 

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Ugh.  Couldn't leave it; it was the first time I'd seen it in the wild: Brooks Brothers Saxxon/Madison 1818 grey herringbone jacket.  Pretty sure it's an orphan, but I'm holding out hope (this store is actually great for orphan matching...the BB suit above was actually an orphan I reunited).  So I'm going to keep hitting the shop.

 

 

Awesome Brooks Bros houndstooth SC

 

 

 

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NWOT/pretty sure unworn Ben Silver BALLER SC.  Can't decide whether this is cashmere or cashmere blend.  Definitely something more baller than pure wool though.  100% tits, that's for sure.

 

EDIT:  Wow, I think I actually found some versions of the jacket in their current collection (this one is from Feb 2010), except with slightly different check patterns/colors.  They're both cashmere: http://www.bensilver.com/Camel-Chocolate-and-Cranberry-Cashmere-Plaid-Jacket,20835.html & http://www.bensilver.com/Black-and-Grey-Plaid-Cashmere-Jacket-with-Teal,20839.html

 

 

 

 

So, these were the ties that broke the Etsy camel's back: I've been really wanting to make an Etsy account since I have a few things that, quite frankly, would be most appreciated/best suited for there...and then I found these ballers.  Any Brooks Bros label experts feel free to chime in *AHEM TYPHOIDJONES, AHEM*, but IIRC, these black label Brooks Bros ties with this script are the old ones from the 1950s/1960s (right???) - it looks like someone from another era donated their entire tie collection.  They're all in pristine condition, and the styling of them all leads me to believe they're from that era.  Really cool, IMO.

 

Brooks Bros red pindot x2, Brooks Bros 100% linen, Robert Talbott repp for "The Two Goats", CRAZY WIDE Brooks Bros

 

 

J. Press "The Burlington Knot" 80/20 silk/polyester woven in England, Orivs 100% wool made in Scotland x2, Vintage Burberrys', Recent Brooks Bros Makers (the odd man out)

 

The tiny keeper on the Orvis compared with all the other hulking ties made me think of this, then proceed to lol at myself (bonus if anyone gets the reference without looking it up):

 

 

 

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Thanks, this is very helpful.  They're definitely not Goodyear welted - I know a Goodyear welt and this isn't that.  I just googled "Blake stitch" but I can't exactly see how it is distinguishing from the pictures I'm finding.  Are there any additional pics I could provide that would help figure out if they're Blake stitched?  Let me know what pics to take.  Thanks again!!

 

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Originally Posted by thriftydood View Post

Not claiming to be an expert on Dolce & Gabbana, but I've seen some fakes before.  The shoes look real (and of good quality) to me, no obvious indications of fakeness.  Also, they should be at least (and probably are) blake-stitched.  If they are blake-stitched or even goodyear-welted, they are definitely real.  If they're glued, I'd guess that they are fake.

 

With respect to the jeans, they look real.  You can look up the model ("Alabama") online--the patch on yours looks slightly different, but yours might just be a different vintage.

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Picked up NWT Helmut Lang jeans. The price part was torn off but the quality seems crazy nice, and made in Italy. Knew nothing about them I didnt have my phone with me and some lady approached me asking if she could buy them for her son... She has a cart full of clothes so i assumed she was a flipper.

Will post pics when I get home, Button fly so i might make them available. Bad experience with button fly in the past... peepwall[1].gif

 

size 34X32

post #47814 of 124474
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Originally Posted by thriftydood View Post

The Facconable does look nice, but it looks like a women's shirt.  The buttons do look like MoP from the picture, and the ones I've come across often (but not always) have MoP buttons.

I figured out the women's shirt thing this morning. Crud. Oh well, now I've got a set of MOP buttons.
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Blake-stitched shoes should have visible stitching INSIDE the front of the shoe.  Do you see the stitching inside the shoe?

 

I just took a quick shot of a blake-stitched shoe I had lying around (horrible picture, but it should illustrate the point):

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8306/8009335522_31d91e4435_b.jpg

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Thanks, this is very helpful.  They're definitely not Goodyear welted - I know a Goodyear welt and this isn't that.  I just googled "Blake stitch" but I can't exactly see how it is distinguishing from the pictures I'm finding.  Are there any additional pics I could provide that would help figure out if they're Blake stitched?  Let me know what pics to take.  Thanks again!!

 

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Thanks, this is very helpful.  They're definitely not Goodyear welted - I know a Goodyear welt and this isn't that.  I just googled "Blake stitch" but I can't exactly see how it is distinguishing from the pictures I'm finding.  Are there any additional pics I could provide that would help figure out if they're Blake stitched?  Let me know what pics to take.  Thanks again!!

 

I believe you should be able to see Blake stitching from the INSIDE of the shoe (as opposed to Goodyear which is visible on the sole). Not 100% though.

 

Pickings have been rather slim around here. But I did win these on Ebay for 99 cents:

 

Florsheim Imperial Longwings

 

 

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Soles have some wear, but it's my first pair and I've been wanting some for awhile. Plus, for .99...

 

 

 

Found this vintage A&F Safari Shirt:

 

 

 

And three nice fall ties (BB NWT, Zegna, BB)

 

 

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Ahhh.  Thanks a lot - yeah, it doesn't look like there's any stitching along the inside as far as I can tell, so I peeled back a bit of the "leather" footbed and here is what I saw:

 

 

 

The layers from bottom to top appear to be: hard wood/like surface --> foamy surface (which you can see rips with a bit of force) --> the "leather" footbed pad with the D&G logo on it.

 

From this it's looking like fake, right?

 

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Originally Posted by thriftydood View Post

Blake-stitched shoes should have visible stitching INSIDE the front of the shoe.  Do you see the stitching inside the shoe?

 

I just took a quick shot of a blake-stitched shoe I had lying around (horrible picture, but it should illustrate the point):

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8306/8009335522_31d91e4435_b.jpg

post #47818 of 124474
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Originally Posted by Randomore View Post

Picked up NWT Helmut Lang jeans. The price part was torn off but the quality seems crazy nice, and made in Italy. Knew nothing about them I didnt have my phone with me and some lady approached me asking if she could buy them for her son... She has a cart full of clothes so i assumed she was a flipper.
Will post pics when I get home, Button fly so i might make them available. Bad experience with button fly in the past... peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

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All of my Helmut Lang stuff has been expensive and well worth it. It's really held up well and I've been happy with it.
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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post


Found this vintage A&F Safari Shirt:



Really cool! It may be from the 1960s as there is a similar safari label here:

http://vintagefashionguild.org/label-resource/abercrombie-fitch/

I'm not sure how long A&F Safari was produced.
post #47819 of 124474
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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

Found this vintage A&F Safari Shirt:

 

 

 

Awesome! Wish it was my size.

post #47820 of 124474
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Originally Posted by Randomore View Post

Picked up NWT Helmut Lang jeans. The price part was torn off but the quality seems crazy nice, and made in Italy. Knew nothing about them I didnt have my phone with me and some lady approached me asking if she could buy them for her son... She has a cart full of clothes so i assumed she was a flipper.

Will post pics when I get home, Button fly so i might make them available. Bad experience with button fly in the past... peepwall[1].gif

 

size 34X32

 

Wow... Nice find! I'm holding myself back from PM'ing only because I just bought another pair of RRL selvedge this week. lol8[1].gif

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