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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Page 3595post #53911 of 13872811/15/12 at 9:09ampost #53912 of 13872811/15/12 at 9:27amQuote:Originally Posted by Samuel Smith
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
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.
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 #53913 of 13872811/15/12 at 9:42ampost #53914 of 13872811/15/12 at 10:07amNo 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 #53915 of 13872811/15/12 at 10:08amFlying out this morning. Stopped by a regular success spot
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 #53916 of 13872811/15/12 at 10:08amAnybody 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 #53917 of 13872811/15/12 at 10:17am^ 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 #53918 of 13872811/15/12 at 10:18amPicked 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.post #53919 of 13872811/15/12 at 10:22amQuote:Originally Posted by capnwes
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.
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.Quote:Originally Posted by capnwes
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!Quote:
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.
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.Quote:
+100, it never ceases to amaze me!post #53920 of 13872811/15/12 at 10:23am
Wherefore art thou?
Other Versace enthusiasts ......
By Zegna, yes? But is this the Versace I'm looking for?
AE Norse. Nice uppers, some heel wear to the rubber soles, but otherwise in fine condition. 8 D
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
Edit: This was my final visit to a Goodwill near my work. Greg, ATLnoob: Have at it!
Edited by ATLjon - 11/15/12 at 10:33ampost #53921 of 13872811/15/12 at 10:23am
Gracias, senor Mexicutioner. These were exactly $6 so... Hehpost #53922 of 13872811/15/12 at 10:25ampost #53923 of 13872811/15/12 at 10:35ampost #53924 of 13872811/15/12 at 10:45amQuote:
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 11:28ampost #53925 of 13872811/15/12 at 10:53amQuote:Originally Posted by capnwes
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 1982 under the catalog number 6271, but in 1983 they switched the catalog number to 6275. So yes...early 80's....1982 to be exact.
wes, sometimes you scare me....
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