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post #53911 of 110268
Holy shit snacks, I finally found something good! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif After saying I haven't found any decent brand names, this landed in front of me. Mind you I still haven't found anything from Vancouver. Weird cocktail cuffs too.











Not sure what do do about the tear at the collar. Should I try to fix it by swapping out the collar, or just harvest the buttons and put the shirt out of its misery? Or trade it here?

Edit: and what is the name of this kind of collar?
post #53912 of 110268
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

One of my earliest posts and mentioned that I left a Loro Piana Roadster pullover behind. shog[1].gif
Nataku set me straight though and I picked it up and traded to him for a great Brioni jacket.
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

Post 514?!?! worship2.gif You're a charter member of the thread! At least you posted up some good stuff. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

So I didn't quite get an answer last night. Has anyone had experience with Toscano as a Brand? I found a decent amount in goof condition, all say made in Italy and I thought I recall seeing them sold at Full-line Nordstrom stores in the past. Flippable or Floppable?

Major flop.
post #53913 of 110268
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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post

http://i.imgur.com/9bm0O.jpg
This is the Lanvin I'm looking for, right? Vintage perfume. Spoo, pick up or leave behind?
Thought it was cool and different either way worth the poast
Hmm. Try that again
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Leave behind - the words "Veil of" mean that its eau de toilette, not perfume (in other words, it's not the pure stuff). Also, the box is open. Sealed 70s Lanvin tend to go between 35-70. Open, you are looking at $25 ish.

If a perfume is open, look at the condition of the bottle, the amount still in the bottle, ect. There are some that are definitely worth a kop, but this isn't one of them.
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

Perfumes have expiration dates. They go bad.

Actually, perfumes are a lot like wine - if they are stored in the cool and dark, they can last for hundreds of years. Oil based last a lot longer than alcohol based.
Unfortunately, few people know what they are doing with perfumes; they will put them in the bathroom, or on a vanity table with an open window, or do otherwise stupid things.
But I would trust a 40s-70s perfume before I would trust a modern one. Most companies have changed the formula, using ingredients which tend to sour within a year. For example, modern No5 is probably going to be sour - but finding mid 50s or 60s No5 is like finding cash on the shelf.
post #53914 of 110268
^ thanks for the perfume info. This is the best thread in the entire forum in terms of knowledge base!
post #53915 of 110268
No finds today. However, I was walking by a high-end consignment shop that has fair prices on most things (outrageous prices on others), but I've gotten quite a few things there as most stuff is in like-new condition. Anyway, saw these in the window and stopped to take a look:



They were nice, though not the most interesting Hermés pattern that I've seen. May go back for one of them. They also had a couple of NWT foulards inside, but I'm sure my wife has no interest.

I also stopped by one of my favorite hat shops to see something they had in the window. This store has an awesome selection of caps, but they also have a decent selection of Borsalinos.



post #53916 of 110268
Flying out this morning. Stopped by a regular success spot

Yielded:
Ricci tie
Etro tie
Repo striped tie (n/a)
44L Pendleton navy wool blazer patch pockets awesomeness. Super warm
40R Royal classic Tom James h&s cloth. Every single bell and whistle. Side vents, working cuffs, hot pink lining, pick stitching, flat front, ticket pocket .... Everything man dreams of.
Hugo boss shirt (n/a)
Vineyard vines shirt
BB skinny brown cords (n/a)

Pics to follow!
post #53917 of 110268
Anybody have a general sense of how desirable Facconable is for shirts? Went on a quick run to a store over lunch and left (1) A badass peak lapeled winter weight older HF (lining was destroyed, considered getting for myself and fixing it up, but twas too small), (2) a couple of regular Ike Behar shirts, and (3) two strange-looking Faconnables. One was like purple and orange striped, hideous, and the other was ok (chocolate brown and white stripes) but was very small. It's the first I've seen of Faconnable in the wild, but I'm not super experienced and unless the brand itself was hyper-desired I couldn't imagine shirts of this style moving that well.

As an aside, one of my fave shirts I've seen was a Faconnable, on the 'Bay.
post #53918 of 110268
^ from what i've seen on this thread, i'm guessing that I am the biggest faconnable shirt fan in the entire thread, with klobber a close second. i personally wouldn't pay much more than thrift prices for them. so, given that i'm your target demographic, and given the fact that they're not worth much more than $6 to your target demographic, i'd say they're probably not flipper gold. ymmv.

in sum: great for personal use (especially if you like to blur the line between tasteful and douchey) but probably not very flippable.

also: klobber described faconnable shirts as basically the poor man's etro. i think that's pretty accurate.
post #53919 of 110268
Picked up these vintage AE McAllister's for myself. The toes are a bit more square than I usually wear, but I wore them around today and I quite like them. From the early 80's I'm guessing, Wes, what say you?



Also these sweet Bally Banbury's,hopefully for a trade with another member, if not I'll put them up here for one of you guys, size 9.5 D


I also grabbed 5 books from the Time Life series "This Fabulous Century" spanning the years 1900-1950. I'm kind of obsessed with this time period, and these books contain a treasure trove of photos from that era. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #53920 of 110268
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Thanks bud...
Actually they are brand new. They are standard 6" recessed cans with this special lamp shade trim ring. My wife hates overhead lighting, but these work for her. The lights are spaced around the bed corners and also illuminate the doorways to her walk-in closet and the entrance to the room. The shades help keep the light from glaring down on the bed, and they look really nice dimmed.

I also have a thrifted double up-light for reading that works with the same shades when they are inverted. Pics of the finished room to come in a few days/weeks.




Thanks Hans,

Considered it, but sticking with the accent wall for now. Hoping to have a nice big piece of B/W artwork up there when it's finished. 
Closet system not hung yet, but will be John Louis to match my wife's closet....solid wood with mahogany finish.
Her closet...don't mind her mess...we are under construction. There is a second shoe rack on the opposite wall.




Coffee table after I cut the legs down. It is in small format here, it has a butterfly leaf that opens it up to roughly a 5 foot square.


The door behind Holly is also from the same set the closet doors came from...dumpster gold. We wanted to separate the kitchen from the living room from time to time, but didn't have room for the swing of a proper french door.....so.....


I don't have a finished pic on my phone, but they are mounted on barn door track and slide side to side.

I could go on and on, the whole house is full of thrifted / re-purposed projects. What can I say...I'm a cheap bastard.

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Thanks Dustin... you have actually been inside, and still say that....regardless of my piles of suits.


Since you have seen both the inside and the outside. This is for you and the appreciation of the group...


This is the house the very first time we went to see it....7 years ago


This is after some minor improvements...


Wes, really looks great. You can definitely be proud of all of the work that's gone into it! Keep it up and I'd definitely be interested in seeing any other changes/progress that you make!
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

Nice hats and caps. I've been on the look out for a nice wool cap from Lock, but my big head needs a stupid XL biggrin.gif

I'll keep an eye out for for anything in a larger size. I see a fair number of caps, but Locks are few and far between. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Sweet Hans, I know you have been searching for one of those...

I was really happy to find it! I'm still holding onto the hope that I'll come across something navy before I go and buy it.
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Originally Posted by hmmurdock View Post

^ The #1 rule of thrifting and dating.

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Originally Posted by catside View Post

^ thanks for the perfume info. This is the best thread in the entire forum in terms of knowledge base!

+100, it never ceases to amaze me!
post #53921 of 110268

Spoo .......

 

 

Wherefore art thou?

 

 

 

Eddie ......

 

Other Versace enthusiasts ......

 

 

By Zegna, yes? But is this the Versace I'm looking for?

 

 

700

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

700

 

700

 

 

 


AE Norse. Nice uppers, some heel wear to the rubber soles, but otherwise in fine condition. 8 D

 

700

 

 

BB Tweed I couldn't not take. I can't really remember how long this is so the ML in the size is either medium long or MEGA LONG!

 

or perhaps the size actually has nothing to do with the 43 ML

 

 

700

 

700

 

 

Edit: This was my final visit to a Goodwill near my work. Greg, ATLnoob: Have at it!


Edited by ATLjon - 11/15/12 at 10:33am
post #53922 of 110268
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

...
given the fact that they're not worth much more than $6 to your target demographic, i'd say they're probably not flipper gold. ymmv.
...
also: klobber described faconnable shirts as basically the poor man's etro. i think that's pretty accurate.

Gracias, senor Mexicutioner. These were exactly $6 so... Heh
post #53923 of 110268
NWOT etro shirt haul sizes 44-46 will post pics soon. These do well on the bay, but I don't do eBay couldn't leave em so if anyone has stuff my size I'm willing to trade.
post #53924 of 110268
43 ML in BB is medium long. I know since it's my exact size.
post #53925 of 110268
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Picked up these vintage AE McAllister's for myself. The toes are a bit more square than I usually wear, but I wore them around today and I quite like them. From the early 80's I'm guessing, Wes, what say you?



 

This pair is actually pinpointable to the exact year. AE started using the "Handcrafted World of Allen Edmonds" slogan in 1982. McAllisters were available for several years prior to spring 1982 under the catalog number 6271, but in fall of 1982 they switched the catalog number to 6275. So yes...early 80's....spring of 1982 to be exact. 

 

A little more on McAllister. They were an original model in 1956 and were in the rotation until 1959 with the catalog number 4473. They came back in in 1979 with the number 6271 until 1982. They switched numbers again in '82 and stayed that way til 1997. They have not been available since '97.

 

EDIT: they were brought back again in 2009 and are currently available 


Edited by capnwes - 11/15/12 at 11:28am
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