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post #52216 of 125408

the jacket above me is not worth a lot of money... sorry

post #52217 of 125408
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Nat, do you know anything about "White Stag" jackets?
http://osneaker.com/ski-wear-white-stag-jacket-purple-black.html

Short writeup on the brand there.
post #52218 of 125408
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Nat, do you know anything about "White Stag" jackets?

The write-up above is a little off, though they were indeed sold to Wal-Mart in the 90's.

They've been around for a long time. I've only seen a small handful of their early stuff, but come across their 70's and 80's offerings quite often. Was originally Hirsch-Weis Mfg. and based out of Oregon If I remember correctly. The company's founder started out by making ship masts or something along those lines back around the turn of the last century and thus they specialized in canvas products. I forget what the company's first name was. During the 30's, one of the workers was big into skiing designed a ski-suit on the side that they manufactured and called the model the "White Stag". Skiing became more popular in the late 40's and they decided to make it an entire sportswear line. I think they officially changed the name to White Stag in the 50's. They've been bought out numerous times since then and quality definitely plummeted in the 70's (as did most mainstream clothing makers). From the sounds of it, you may have gotten a hold of one of their last decent offerings. I know they switched production to Korea or Hong Kong in the late 70's.

Sadly, it's not worth a whole lot. Skiwear is one of those things that just doesn't hold it's value unless it's collectible (early) or very recent. Goose-down and 60/40 mountain parkas from the late 60's to the early 80's are where it's at. Most stuff after the early 80's is pretty much worthless.
post #52219 of 125408

See the post directly above me for an indication about how you should navigate these waters.  From intrepid sailmaker to Wal Mart...that's about the same story as a lot of brands we see in thrifts and avoid like the plague.

 

 

*******All points bulletin for all of those trying to score big on vintage outdoor gear************

 

Don't buy just anything that you feel is "techy" or well made.  Just the same way that you pass on Canali Proposta and Hart Schaffner Marx Gold Trumpeter, you should also pass on baggy nylon ski jackets from the 80s and 90s.  

 

What you are looking for is 60/40 (60% cotton 40% nylon shell) clothing, preferably with down fill.  This is just the tip of the iceberg as lots of pieces might advertise this but don't have the name recognition to go with it.

 

Anything with a synthetic shell and synthetic fill should generally be avoided.  This includes the Descent jacket posted above and the White Stag brand Spoo is asking about.  There are countless brands to avoid so it's not worth making a list, unless you are finding Canada Goose, Stone Island, Aspesi, Moncler, etc all of which are in the MUST KOP category.  These brands have always and will always make quality product.

 

I won't list the brands to look for...ask Nat as he has an even wider compendium than myself.  Things that flip well will be ones seeing a revival in style.  Descent and their ilk of nylon ski shells haven't and probably won't be revived in style.  I can see Opening Ceremony making a capsule collection with a brand known for its neon colorways, but I don't see Unionmade and other heritage based stores reviving these styles.  

 

Just like with MC, casual performance clothes see a rise and fall in colorways, styling, and materials.  You should be monitoring what is popular with stylish people if you have any intention of flipping product.

post #52220 of 125408
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Originally Posted by tubs View Post

Definitely had the best day I've ever had, but only found 2 ties for myself. Everything else is available.

Sweet Brioni 42R


THIS. IS. SO. SICK.
post #52221 of 125408
Nat, Cos, thanks dudes. Ill post pics anyhow in case someone wants it at cost - I thought it was cool cause it was made in Japan as well.
*skulks back to ties and formal wear, looks back with tear in eye at attempt at kool kid stuff*

*shakes fist*
post #52222 of 125408
As promised, not thrifted by me, but by a legendary consignor who wishes to remain anonymous. Sent to me to sell, but left the thrift tags on as proof of "the score" and with his permission, I post some of them below....

Sit. Down.

NWOB John Lobb driving shoes. Awesome score, right? Well...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

How bout NWOT Hermes leather belt #1? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Number 2? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

And what gave me headexplode.gif when I opened this box.... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



100% VICUNA
..the best part? He told me it was 40% off that day.
post #52223 of 125408
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Nat, Cos, thanks dudes. Ill post pics anyhow in case someone wants it at cost - I thought it was cool cause it was made in Japan as well.
*skulks back to ties and formal wear, looks back with tear in eye at attempt at kool kid stuff*
*shakes fist*

No offense, please, but it gives some of us, at least me, hope to see a master attempting to span a bridge too far. Pics of my recent vintage outdoor stuff soon, God and time willing...
post #52224 of 125408
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

As promised, not thrifted by me, but by a legendary consignor who wishes to remain anonymous. Sent to me to sell, but left the thrift tags on as proof of "the score" and with his permission, I post some of them below....
Sit. Down.
NWOB John Lobb driving shoes. Awesome score, right? Well...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
How bout NWOT Hermes leather belt #1? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Number 2? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
And what gave me headexplode.gif when I opened this box.... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



100% VICUNA
..the best part? He told me it was 40% off that day.

Dude, that's insane. About to get paid!! The beauty of ignorant thrift stores! nod[1].gif
post #52225 of 125408
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Originally Posted by Greg613 View Post

Halloween thrift fit.
James Bond with less hair.


umm, actually i thought you look like this guy. stirpot.gif

700

different tie.   anyway, awesome costume.

post #52226 of 125408
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

As promised, not thrifted by me, but by a legendary consignor who wishes to remain anonymous. Sent to me to sell, but left the thrift tags on as proof of "the score" and with his permission, I post some of them below....
Sit. Down.
NWOB John Lobb driving shoes. Awesome score, right? Well...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
How bout NWOT Hermes leather belt #1? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Number 2? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
And what gave me headexplode.gif when I opened this box.... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



100% VICUNA
..the best part? He told me it was 40% off that day.

This is insane! And people just drop these things off at GW like garbage.
post #52227 of 125408
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Nat, Cos, thanks dudes. Ill post pics anyhow in case someone wants it at cost - I thought it was cool cause it was made in Japan as well.
*skulks back to ties and formal wear, looks back with tear in eye at attempt at kool kid stuff*
*shakes fist*

Hey, we all have to start somewhere, right? Keep at it. Best way to learn is through experience. smile.gif

Also, mind-blowing finds! This guy has DM7 luck!!
post #52228 of 125408
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

This is insane! And people just drop these things off at GW like garbage.

Yeah, but the vicuna jacket is from 1999. Harrumph. Let me try that again: Harrumph. Excuse me, there appears to be something in my throat that is provoking tears...
post #52229 of 125408
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

As promised, not thrifted by me, but by a legendary consignor who wishes to remain anonymous. Sent to me to sell, but left the thrift tags on as proof of "the score" and with his permission, I post some of them below....
Sit. Down.
NWOB John Lobb driving shoes. Awesome score, right? Well...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
How bout NWOT Hermes leather belt #1? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Number 2? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
And what gave me headexplode.gif when I opened this box.... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



100% VICUNA
..the best part? He told me it was 40% off that day.

frenchy?

post #52230 of 125408
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

frenchy?

Nope. This guy has been in the game for much longer....
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