Had a Nataku kinda day today...some Americana, some Militaria, some SW&D, some breathtaking MC, and some horse's ass.
I need a Nat signal for this one....
Probably the heaviest piece I've ever thrifted, upwards of 6 or 7 lbs. Has over a half dozen pockets, three of which are on the back. Tons of snaps, RiRi zippers, it's been repaired numerous times. Nat, any idea what country this is from, what the camo's called, what era? I think I can estimate by how it fits me that the "52" stamped inside is a euro size large, but everything else about this is a mystery to me. Could it be a hunting jacket?Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I only hit three stores today, two of which were home runs, while the first was a strikeout. The first, usually the honey hole, has been consistently raising their prices on suits so while I've seen some nice stuff, I'm not ready to drop $40-70 on possible flops.
The second store is one I usually let recharge for awhile. It doesn't often have the most current stuff and I can tell no flippers go through there because I left a meh Etro shirt two months ago and it's still in the same spot. Good news for me. The funniest part about this store is that they are always 30% off the ticketed price, but 50% off when it's currently
snowing. It snowed last night, but not today. Damn.
I hit the suits and SCs first as they moved them and looked like they added tothe collection. Mostly polyester junk, but what's this?
Gianluca Isaia. Yes, unvented but in a very pleasing to the eye pattern. Great condition with the exception of a smudge at the lapel that should brush off or come out with a cleaning.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Also found this recent small J Crew corduroy blazer that I'm going to put to use (N/A)Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This place is rad in that they often have oddball, very well made outerwear. I passed on a pilled vintage Golden Bear peacoat, a really nice peak lapel charcoal overcoat, and a tan overcoat with zip-in lining in my size (36R).
What I did pick up is this baller, on point with FW12 style, Clicker car coat with a slight shawl collar, ribbed cuffs, lined, Talon zippers. It has the works as far as well made jacket from the 50s/60s go. Looks like a little fading on the collar...could also be dirt that could wash out. Stupidly nice coat. sz, 40 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Riding this high, I hit another store that I let recharge, but that has high traffic so the turnover is awesome. I always scan the shoes first as they are mostly at eye level, displayed above several of the racks. Oh, what's this my little horsey friend.
Super nice, barely worn shell loafers. Royal Tweed Premium Grade by Cheaney. Can't quite make out the size, but they look to be around 9 1/2.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
On to the outerwear as there tends to be a congregation of people tearing this rack apart, flinging jackets any which way.
I have no idea how this jacket accumulated so many patches over a decade as I would've torn, stained, or lost this in the first couple of years. Hard to believe, but this jacket must've been on the launchpad at least a couple times in its life. The owner is obviously from CO and worked for companies that supplied parts to the various space missions in the late 60s and 70s. He looks to have been a high end European auto enthusiast. I love the Coor's, Spacelab, and Roadrunner/Wiley Coyote patches the most. You can't make this kind of piece up. Best of all is it's a size 36. Fits me and when I grow tired of it, I will probably be sending it to Japan for a decent chunk of change.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Hit the shirts next...left a beautiful Battistoni that had some loose buttons and just the beginning of fraying at the collar and cuffs. Did snag this rad RRL flannel in size large.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
and for the big jawdropper of the day...no idea how this made it to this particular store, but I'm not complaining.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Who makes or made jackets in Italy for RLPL? I don't recall this label.
Some other quite buttery things from the past couple of weeks which I hadn't had a chance to take pics of.....
PRL ~36R schoolboy wool blazer. Throat latch, gold buttons. Tradsplosion.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Way vintage Chester Barrie 100% cashmere houndstooth blazer. Soft as a baby's ass after a bath.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Near mint Gerry suede patch, partially shearling lined down-filled vest. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Ridiculously overbuilt vintage wool flannel trousers. These are the reference point for current Engineered Garments and Michael Bastian winter pants. Slanted side pockets, cargo pockets, metal buttons, stiff wool, button fly, reinforced cuff with adjustable leather strap. Legit.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)