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post #50971 of 110740
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Sold an AX shirt for $70. Recently found another one so will figure out how much of a fluke that was.

I've done quite well with some of their leather pieces.
Because they market to a youth audience, AX is a brand that needs to be current. It also doesn't wear well - I see a lot of trashed pieces. The only one of the Armani labels that I actively avoid is Emporio, mostly because I can't figure out who would buy it...


Good luck with your shirt!
post #50972 of 110740
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

With old shell it might be a good idea to hit them with some Venetian Creme or Saphir Renovateur. Don't use Lexol. Shell eventually dries out and cracks too, so it's good to put some oils back in there.

If they were mine, I would still start with the traditional method--damp cloth, then brush, then buff--and go from there. VC is wonderful stuff, but I've found that it is not necessary nine-out-of-ten times. Shell found in thrift stores is a lot like chicks at closing time: You don't know where they've been. If prior owners have used polishes or waxes unnecessarily, you need to get that stuff off for the beauty of the leather to really come through, and adding more stuff isn't going to help, in fact, quite the opposite. The OP's shoes don't look overly bad to me. After a wipe with damp cloth, I'd spend a minimum of 15 minutes per shoe with the brush and buff as necessary after that. If you need something more, you can always bring in heavier guns, but going backward and undoing stuff is a lot harder than starting simple. Good luck, and can't wait to see pictures of the finished product.
post #50973 of 110740
Hmmmmm..."scratches head, turns diagram upside down and sideways".
post #50974 of 110740

Had a good stop this afternoon.

 

Mega recent Samuelsohn casual sportcoat, 42L. 3 roll 2, patch pockets, Amber MoPs, this thing is where it's at. 

 

 

 

 

 

And a recent Jil white dress shirt. Despite being a 43 this almost fits me, hit me up if you've got something similar (but smaller) to trade.

 

And the piece d'resistance. This should convert even the staunchest Boss haters. Collar and pickets lined in orange velvet with a functional throat latch.

 

 

Made in Poland from quite possibly the most gorgeous tweed I've ever seen

 

 

 

 

Am I right in thinking the Boss should make a killing on ebay? All but the Jil is available, although I may not be able to give hookup prices, I'm broke until my next paycheck musicboohoo[1].gif.

post #50975 of 110740
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Originally Posted by Vintage Leather View Post


In the world of Armani, it goes from:
Armani Prive (couture; I think I've seen once piece in the last fifteen years)
Giorgio Armani (the black label we have been talking about)
Armani Collezioni (bridge label. Get it if the style is super modern, fabric is excellent and condition is good. About BB quality at twice the price)
Emporio Armani (cheap label)
Armani Exchange (teen label)
If you see "Giorgio Armani" written out in black font on a white label, that piece is at least 25 years old...

Do their ties follow the same standards? At a discount store I picked up a wool tie under the "giorgio armani" name for a fraction of the price and would love to know the typical quality standards you might see from their ties in this line. It "feels" quality, but the weight can be misleading.
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post #50976 of 110740

Nice, but not mega recent.  Below is the most recent Samuelsohn label...yours is 2 labels old, IIRC.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by shadesofbeige View Post

Had a good stop this afternoon.

 

Mega recent Samuelsohn casual sportcoat, 42L. 3 roll 2, patch pockets, Amber MoPs, this thing is where it's at. 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #50977 of 110740

It's raining Hermes ties. Paid way more then I should have $22!!, but it was normal width and is a classic pattern that does well on ebay. Left another one also priced higher then usual but was wide and geometric.

 

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Also, tagged 42R, more like a 44R though Allen Fusser peepwall[1].gif NWOT 100% Linen, Dual Vent, Ticket Pocket (no flap), 1/4 Lined with paisley lining

Cost $8 + Shipping

Chest 23

Shoulder 18.75

Sleeve 26.125

Length BOC 30.75

 


Edited by Brianpore - 10/23/12 at 3:00pm
post #50978 of 110740

Anybody come across any suits / sportcoats in 46-48? Shirts in 18?

post #50979 of 110740

Well, the thrift gods must absolutely love me for some reason....I've got one of the more amazing orphan reuniting stories:  So, 2-3 weeks ago I hit up a GW that I visit very infrequently because it's ~20+ miles from my house, and I see this absolute beauty:

 

 

 

 

Awesome recent (I think) Chipp.  I was super excited since I've never found anything by Chipp, and that lining is just amazing.  Searched frantically for the pants and got super bummed when I couldn't find them.  Against my better judgment, got it anyway thinking that it was a decent enough pattern to rock as an SC, but knowing deep down it was probably a bad idea.  But I couldn't very well leave my first Chipp find!

 

So, today, 3 weeks later I'm in that part of town for a meeting again and I hit up a different GW, about 5 miles away from the one where I found the jacket, and lo and behold, this beauty is staring back at me:

 

 

 

 

bounce2.gif  I still wasn't sure though...I thought the odds were low that my first two Chipp finds would be unrelated, but I couldn't exactly remember if the pattern was right on.  Just got home and it's a match.    icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif.  Mind you, I've been back to the store I found the pants in, in the interim period since finding the jacket, AND this place is a flipper haven (which I was reminded of today when I saw an older lady powering through the menswear at a breakneck pace), so it had to have just been put out.

 

 

Oh and the kicker: I tried it on and it fits too, just need to bring in the waist.   icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #50980 of 110740
Surprised that with all this Armani talk nobody mentioned their rarest, most-exclusive line:


To the finds...

First up, the jacket I posted about a few hours ago:




Usually I don't pick up Gitman but this one had some pretty big MOP buttons, plus it was a dollar


I don't know anything about Maus and Hoffman but the name sounded familiar, and again, it had MOP buttons


Pringle sweater (lambswool, not cashmere), tagged 40 but the previous owner must have shrunk it because it fits me pretty well.


J&M Crown Aristocraft oxfords (my brother's size, and he doesn't have any dress shoes)

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Not seen: Dr. Martens for myself, BB Makers orphan that I shouldn't have gotten but did anyway, Hugo Boss pants
post #50981 of 110740
I found this Hamilton Watch I have not purchase because they want quite a bit. Just wondering if any of you guys have knowlege of Hamilton and what a good price is. They are asking $299 at the thrift.
It does have the box and paperwork to go with it. I am assuming that it is authentic. Sorry for the crappy pics. Is it worth picking up?
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post #50982 of 110740
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

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Well, the thrift gods must absolutely love me for some reason....I've got one of the more amazing orphan reuniting stories:  So, 2-3 weeks ago I hit up a GW that I visit very infrequently because it's ~20+ miles from my house, and I see this absolute beauty:






Awesome recent (I think) Chipp.  I was super excited since I've never found anything by Chipp, and that lining is just amazing.  Searched frantically for the pants and got super bummed when I couldn't find them.  Against my better judgment, got it anyway thinking that it was a decent enough pattern to rock as an SC, but knowing deep down it was probably a bad idea.  But I couldn't very well leave my first Chipp find!

So, today, 3 weeks later I'm in that part of town for a meeting again and I hit up a different GW, about 5 miles away from the one where I found the jacket, and lo and behold, this beauty is staring back at me:





bounce2.gif   I still wasn't sure though...I thought the odds were low that my first two Chipp finds would be unrelated, but I couldn't exactly remember if the pattern was right on.  Just got home and it's a match.    icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gificon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gificon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif.  Mind you, I've been back to the store I found the pants in, in the interim period since finding the jacket, AND this place is a flipper haven (which I was reminded of today when I saw an older lady powering through the menswear at a breakneck pace), so it had to have just been put out.


Oh and the kicker: I tried it on and it fits too, just need to bring in the waist.   icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gificon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gificon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gificon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gificon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Wow, that's awesome! Timing, location, karma, mojo...you had it all rolling on that trip.
post #50983 of 110740
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Originally Posted by Duke63 View Post

Anybody come across any suits / sportcoats in 46-48? Shirts in 18?

I'm sure people have but I would try http://www.styleforum.net/f/6714/mens-clothing-classifieds & http://www.styleforum.net/t/287214/the-un-official-thrift-buy-sell-trade-want-thread/400_100#post_5831752

post #50984 of 110740
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


If they were mine, I would still start with the traditional method--damp cloth, then brush, then buff--and go from there. VC is wonderful stuff, but I've found that it is not necessary nine-out-of-ten times. Shell found in thrift stores is a lot like chicks at closing time: You don't know where they've been. If prior owners have used polishes or waxes unnecessarily, you need to get that stuff off for the beauty of the leather to really come through, and adding more stuff isn't going to help, in fact, quite the opposite. The OP's shoes don't look overly bad to me. After a wipe with damp cloth, I'd spend a minimum of 15 minutes per shoe with the brush and buff as necessary after that. If you need something more, you can always bring in heavier guns, but going backward and undoing stuff is a lot harder than starting simple. Good luck, and can't wait to see pictures of the finished product.


This is what I was thinking. I wanted to see how you guys tackle polishing/restoring thrifted shoes.

 

Ok, so,

1. Damp Cloth...what kind of cloth? Is there special type/brand you guys recommend?

2. Brush...im seeing horse hair everywhere...that correct?

3. Buff, what am i using for this?

 

Thanks again guys. I stopped in a shoe repair/shine place  earlier today and the jackass there told me to use the wax in the same color the shoes are. that was it, he didnt specify steps or other things to do. Glad I have you guys. Haha

post #50985 of 110740

I usually do check the former, but I'd never seen the latter. Thanks for the suggestion.

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