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Originally Posted by Stewie View Post


100% real, vintage 60's maybe washed once!

post #54617 of 110700
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Agreed that it is a replica. The label doesn't look at all like my 1983 issue G-1, or any other US military label I have seen. Think black on white. So this may be made to USN specifications but it does not appear to be USN/USMC issue.
Issued G-1 jackets are even-number sized and are meant to be form fitting. Female naval aviators are probably issued jackets cut especially for women. A busty woman in a man's jacket would look ridiculous because the rather high waist of the jacket would be much too wide in fit. G&B definitely makes the G-1 in women's sizes, as evidenced by your jacket and the G&B website.
IMO you have a women's jacket which is cut as a women's jacket and would not be a proper fit for a man. I wouldn't cut the label off and sell it as a man's jacket.

Yeah I thought that but I'm 5'10, skinny, and the shoulders, waist, chest, and sleeves fits me perfect. Just not convinced there is any different other than the pit to pit, I'm definitely not busty or featuring child bearing hips, lol, I'll just list it with measurements and people can make their own decision
post #54618 of 110700

Any chance that these Florsheims I just picked up are vintage Imperial Shell Cordovan?   Need an expert's assessment, please.

 

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^ Definitely shell.
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Originally Posted by GoldSpider View Post

Any chance that these Florsheims I just picked up are vintage Imperial Shell Cordovan?   Need an expert's assessment, please.

 

 

The rolls are a dead give away. What size?

post #54621 of 110700
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The rolls are a dead give away. What size?

 

I'll have to double-check later, but if I recall correctly they're 9.5D.  A perfect fit for me, as it turns out.  :)

post #54622 of 110700
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Made a stop while running errands today. Five minutes before closing, found this:

"Where there's smoke there's fire" held true. Kept looking, found this:

Holy crap. Two minutes until closing and found these:

"Store is now closed" announcement. Had to check the end of the rack one more time on the way to the register, to make sure I didn't miss anything. Bam:

Best part: the Finamores, Oxxford, and Isaia are 16 35s and fit excellently. Not pictured is a nice Zegna button down, also my size. bigstar[1].gif


Why do you have to be my size!!?!?! Nice finds. cloud.gif

post #54623 of 110700
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post


ha I know the feeling. A similar thing: there's at least one local guy going through the records that always leaves a stack of flyers for the record show that happens every few months. A sort of "you won't know what you missed till you come by and buy it from me at a higher price"

Ha wow that's ballsy

 

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Originally Posted by catside View Post


Canali suits don't get much love at SF but I love them, great to wear and there is a small market for flippers.

I love picking up Canali suits on half off day to scavenge the horn buttons if nothing else! Found an orphan DB the other day for $6 with beautiful tab horn buttons.

 

 

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Picked this one up, and I have convinced myself I can wear this in Florida (please do not ruin this for me). Actually, I will be fairly comfortable in it going to and coming home from work, as anything below 65 is jacket time down here. It will also come in handy when traveling. Elbow pads not pictured, it also has a waist belt that is hidden in the back.

 

how much was the jacket? I might need to run to my local Marshalls quick!


Edited by MZhammer - 11/20/12 at 6:55am
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post #54625 of 110700
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Made a stop while running errands today. Five minutes before closing, found this:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




"Where there's smoke there's fire" held true. Kept looking, found this:



Holy crap. Two minutes until closing and found these:



"Store is now closed" announcement. Had to check the end of the rack one more time on the way to the register, to make sure I didn't miss anything. Bam:



Best part: the Finamores, Oxxford, and Isaia are 16 35s and fit excellently. Not pictured is a nice Zegna button down, also my size. bigstar[1].gif

No time for the suit rack!? lol8[1].gif Great haul. Love Finamore shirts.

post #54626 of 110700
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

 

I love picking up Canali suits on half off day to scavenge the horn buttons if nothing else! Found an orphan DB the other day for $6 with beautiful tab horn buttons.

 

Did I make a mistake here? Should I have harvested the buttons instead?

Luxury Canali Suit Wool 42S 33/28 Navy Blue Burgundy Stripe Pleat Cuff Italy EUC

post #54627 of 110700
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

 

I love picking up Canali suits on half off day to scavenge the horn buttons if nothing else! Found an orphan DB the other day for $6 with beautiful tab horn buttons.

 

Did I make a mistake here? Should I have harvested the buttons instead?

Luxury Canali Suit Wool 42S 33/28 Navy Blue Burgundy Stripe Pleat Cuff Italy EUC

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post #54628 of 110700
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

 

The rolls are a dead give away. What size?

 

Unless I'm mistaken, the burgundy shell looks slightly discolored...  will a cobbler be able to clean that up and restore it?  Can I do that myself?  I already know these will need to be re-soled, and with the leather itself looking to be in pretty good shape.  I'm wondering how much $$ would be appropriate to put into restoring them.

 

Loving this forum!  Once I get everything back from the tailor I'll post a "Round 1" haul picture.

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Do you know how many eggs you can dye for Easter with a few Hermes ties and Versace silk shirts?

 

 

 

And I bought all of these at a thrift store for a few dollars!foo.gif

 

Edit:  This trend got me thinking.  There isn't a time of the year where we don't feel slighted in our thrift store experience.  It's a battle out there....the dregs of summer, the ugly Christmas sweater crowd, Halloween costume bros, silk tie egg dyers, etc.

 

Second edit:  Wes, I've frequently tried to check your completed listings but haven't been able because you're set up as a store.  Is that a strategic advantage or have you never thought twice about that limitation?

post #54630 of 110700
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Did I make a mistake here? Should I have harvested the buttons instead?

Luxury Canali Suit Wool 42S 33/28 Navy Blue Burgundy Stripe Pleat Cuff Italy EUC


Lol No I meant that if I find a Canali that won't work for another purpose (i.e. the Orphan DB in Khaki Pinstripe I found the other day for $6 with stains) I still pick them up to harvest the buttons. Now I have a strand of 7 Coat size and 9 sleeve size beautiful horn buttons for a total of $6... Otherwise it was worthless to nearly everyone

 

Looks like you did well on that one icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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