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post #54001 of 109458
A couple cool vintage pick ups after work today.

I know PutThisOn has posted about vintage Banana Republic in the past "Banana Republic (seller of safari-inspired adventure clothing), not Banana Republic (seller of Eurotrash-inspired business casual clothing.)" I'm not sure if that is because the stuff is rare, high quality, or Jesse Thorn just likes the aesthetic. I think this is the BR that I'm looking for, I've got to say I like the look of it too. Part 60/40 parka (WTF is contrast facing?), with a lot of extra details that I'd expect to see on Filson (Italy), Barbour TO KI TO, or some Daiki Suzuki designed jacket.








It's pretty generously cut... Any one here ever try to have this kind of outwear tailored?

Also, a pretty damn sweet vintage Hercules wool work shirt. I haven't seen too much vintage workwear on this thread, and as you guys are my main source of knowledge, I don't know too much about this one. I've seen the brand on a few vintage workwear blogs, it's winter, the shirt is wool, and it fits... so what the hell right?





The elbows are blown but I figure I can patch them up.
post #54002 of 109458
I love wool work shirts, vintage or not

Wearing an NWOT (I don't use that term lightly either) LL Bean black on gray wool micro-houndstooth wool shirt all day "working from home" in a cold, leaky 1896 house in New Hampshire. I've picked up 8-10 in the last year and rethrifted half of them for fit/unseen moth hole issues. Very picky but when I find one that's awesome I love it as much as I do the cashmere sweaters I find.


So people, my Secret Thriftmas Santa "victim" will get his package, I estimate, Monday.

Fun stuff. Hope he likes/needs the contents.

post #54003 of 109458

can someone tell me about Villa Bolgheri ties?  This one...

 

 

...is sitting at the Goodwill by my work.  The pattern doesn't catch my eye but I'd be happy to grab it for someone if they'd like it.  

post #54004 of 109458

hmmm....seems they are made in the same factory as Zegna.  It's definitely a nice tie I just hadn't heard the name.

post #54005 of 109458
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Also grabbed these two Harris Tweeds. The blue one is one of the nicer Harris Tweeds I've thrifted. Both have patch pockets nod%5B1%5D.gif





I heart the blue one.
post #54006 of 109458
In DC for a wedding weekend, hoping to check out a couple goodwills and thrifts I mapped out. Also broke out my mtm double breasted HF for the 2nd time, and noticed the fabric label (loro piana 150s) which had no significance before I started reading this thread and thrifting. I wish I had started reading this thread years ago. Is LP typically integrated with HF?
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Last but not least...kinda of a slow night...

 

Kick ass J Press 3 roll 2. Has to be linen...just not sure if it's a blend or %%

700 700 700

 

Standard Zegna Shirt

700 700

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Here it is...size Small
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Looks frame knitted, which is the cheaper stuff. Dime a dozen all over ireland if you visit (actually, pretty consistently tagged at 60 Euros with sale prices at 40, and with the number of stores carrying frame knit aran sweaters, you can find a sale pretty easily). Shouldn't be too hard to sell, it's a classic sweater and there's always demand, and the fashion world has been paying some attention to them lately, so they're even in now.
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Speaking of sweaters, I just got this John Molloy cardigan from an AAAC member ballmouse. I assume it's all hand knit, but I really don't know. Regardless, it's awesome, and he gave me a great price. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

That one does look hand knitted. The easy way to confirm is that if it's heavy enough that you feel you could wear it as your primary layer of insulation on a fishing boat in the North Atlantic in November, it's a hand knit. Hand knits range in price from [wow] to [low whistle].

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A couple cool vintage pick ups after work today.
I know PutThisOn has posted about vintage Banana Republic in the past "Banana Republic (seller of safari-inspired adventure clothing), not Banana Republic (seller of Eurotrash-inspired business casual clothing.)" I'm not sure if that is because the stuff is rare, high quality, or Jesse Thorn just likes the aesthetic.

I don't know how rare it is, but Banana Republic started out making nearly exact copies of old surplus and adventure gear, and branched out into making their own variations on that stuff. It should be very high quality. Gap bought them, initially giving the original owners creative control, but eventually taking that over too, and repositioning it. But the Old BR stuff is quite certainly high quality, and that's a cool piece. Wouldn't try to tailor it though.
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So people, my Secret Thriftmas Santa "victim" will get his package, I estimate, Monday.
Fun stuff. Hope he likes/needs the contents.

+1....my gift(s) are leaving the station tomorrow. Good luck to the recipient!

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So people, my Secret Thriftmas Santa "victim" will get his package, I estimate, Monday.
Fun stuff. Hope he likes/needs the contents.

+1....my gift(s) are leaving the station tomorrow. Good luck to the recipient!

You guys are way ahead of schedule. I'm waiting till the beginning of December to ship. Give me 2 more solid weeks of thrifting to see if I can find some more stuff. Hope you're packages are marked "do not open until..."

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Found a Rubinacci sport coat 30% cashmere 70% wool, never seen their tailored stuff before, worth anything?

Really depends. I have seen Rubinacci stuff with varying quality. The good tailored stuff will have a small white label inside that has a crown shape and says LH Napoli.


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Also, a pretty damn sweet vintage Hercules wool work shirt. I haven't seen too much vintage workwear on this thread, and as you guys are my main source of knowledge, I don't know too much about this one. I've seen the brand on a few vintage workwear blogs, it's winter, the shirt is wool, and it fits... so what the hell right?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


The elbows are blown but I figure I can patch them up.
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Nice find on the vintage BR parka! That work shirt is a score! I'd say it likely dates from the mid 50's. The name sells for a lot of money in Japan.

http://rivet-head.blogspot.com/search/label/Hercules
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Here it is...size Small

 

700

Most of these are from small firms that are literally a cottage industry where the sweaters are hand knitted. As noted, you can tell by the weight and the tight knit. Super warm and always worth picking up if they are in great / good condition. Sorry that it is not my size! Very well done! smile.gif

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That one does look hand knitted. The easy way to confirm is that if it's heavy enough that you feel you could wear it as your primary layer of insulation on a fishing boat in the North Atlantic in November, it's a hand knit. Hand knits range in price from [wow] to [low whistle].
 

It is pretty heavy, so maybe we're in low-whistle territory.

 

http://www.johnmolloy.com/display_price_validate.php?TWO=34&x=56&y=50

 

Regardless, it's pretty damn great.

 

 

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Last but not least...kinda of a slow night...

 

Kick ass J Press 3 roll 2. Has to be linen...just not sure if it's a blend or %%

 

THAT is awesome.

post #54014 of 109458
Anyone still need those gold Burberry buttons?
post #54015 of 109458
Not sure whether I found my secret santa gift or not. Prolly not.

Anyway, here's what I found:

Dark navy herringbone overcoat, car coat length and all proportions very, very modern. All seems very straightforward.
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Closer inspection reveals these (and only these) tags:
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Quality is very high, and as said cut is very modern. Fits me like a glove, too. As long as I'm not wearing a jacket. facepalm.gif so I guess that makes it, what, a 40? Or 38? (Bbtw, sorry about the crappy cellphone pics)

In other news: that tip on using Photobucket mobile app to post pics to the thread works. THANKS!
Edited by GMMcL - 11/15/12 at 8:40pm
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