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post #55711 of 124741
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Originally Posted by tben View Post

Really? Can anyone tally how many times we ask spoo for help. To me, frankly, it is getting rather ridiculous. He should seriously consider charging a fee for his service. Wes should possibly consider this as well.


I asked for some help? He could have ignored me or told me to fuck off. However, him being the great, kind person he is, he helped.



Thanks spoo.




ps. Wes helps me a lot too. shog[1].gif So a for the public to see, THANK YOU WES! You've been far too kind to me.
post #55712 of 124741
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Originally Posted by tben View Post

 

Really? Can anyone tally how many times we ask spoo for help. To me, frankly, it is getting rather ridiculous. He should seriously consider charging a fee for his service. Wes should possibly consider this as well.


Two things:

 

1) Spoo is a good dude.

 

2) When you pick up some croc loafers you want to make a shit ton of money on, where do you go? Being this thread's go-to luxury expert is good for him too.

 

But having said that, Coach really isn't a good brand (anymore, at least), and those were double-pleated pants. It shouldn't have even gone as far as the authenticity check. 

post #55713 of 124741
Finally went thrifting after a long break. Got a few things not SF approved but eBay approved.

Armani suit peak lapels, 2 Btn, working cuffs, flat front pant, 40L.
Hugo boss herring bone overcoat in mint condition
bvlgari 7 fold tie








post #55714 of 124741
Spoo and Wes (and Mainy and all the others who sell a lot AND contribute to this thread) I say right now, I appreciate your love for fine menswear as well as your donation of time to our questions etc.

Dig, so glad those are 1/2 size small for me or I'd be all over it. I've had great luck reforming old suede for personal use...you get one of those "cleaning kits" at a cobbler with the brush and "Dry cleaning eraser" thingy and those will look mint in about 5min I am guessing.

did someone say journalism slapfest?
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

I don't want to piss you off here, and without being familiar with your situation, I can only speak in generalities, but here goes.

But just because someone knows more about the digital world than someone else doesn't necessarily make them a better journalist. That's all I'm saying.

I agree. But when you CAN do both (tech + solid journalist), it can be a powerful toolkit and jobs are out there.

I can't believe I had to learn to make podcasts, videos and I live tweet events (my only use of Twitter is professionally as a journalist because I have to. I cover this very niche trade topic and my friends email me and ask me "WTF U talking about, HOlmes? Yo Tweets make no sense. Is that Portuguese?"). But I can do it now! Old hat! As far as learning new tricks, it was intimidating at first but not too hard in the end.

I'm old. I used to cover cops and courts for a daily paper when I started out, and have covered music, antiques, baseball cards, and all kinds of boring tech that underpins your office, your health care, and such...some is tediously boring but all together it pays the bills.

Main thing is, tech whiz or not, journalists are gonna do all that stuff you talk about. If you are a good journalist that can write as well/as much as you do, man...if you put 5 minutes a day into twitter, facebook, linkedin and whatnot...your knowledge and closeness to the "scene of the crime" will drive people to your stories. I cannot believe the power of social media to get my material read among a national group of movers and shakers in my field. In minutes. It took two years to build the network, but this old-skool journo is happy to have put the work into building it.

Either way, whether you agree with me or not I wish you well and good fortune over the next year. Just to refocus, had found some great stuff lately, including this DUnhill SC this week. My local SA has been pretty steady with the good stuff lately (Corneliani, Polo, Canali)...six months of 1-2 n-i-i-ce things a week after 18 months of sucking donkey schlongs. Dunno what changed in their inventory stream but this is a keeper for my own closet. A thing of beauty and since I just got my iPhone I can't really show the handwork (much) and there's insane sleeve and pocket lining fabric going on....any guesses on the maker? I hope Brioni hahahah




post #55715 of 124741

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Originally Posted by dustinmyself View Post


I asked for some help? He could have ignored me or told me to fuck off. However, him being the great, kind person he is, he helped.
Thanks spoo.
ps. Wes helps me a lot too. shog[1].gif So a for the public to see, THANK YOU WES! You've been far too kind to me.

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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post


Two things:

 

1) Spoo is a good dude.

 

2) When you pick up some croc loafers you want to make a shit ton of money on, where do you go? Being this thread's go-to luxury expert is good for him too.

 

But having said that, Coach really isn't a good brand (anymore, at least), and those were double-pleated pants. It shouldn't have even gone as far as the authenticity check. 


Maybe it is just me, but when I see a V2 Versace shirt every other page with shredded collars and cuffs and someone asking spoo how much he would make, it gets rather old. I agree that for croc loafers, couture pieces, etc. something exceptional, it is nice to have him for a resource but there are other members that can aid with this advice as well, not just spoo. You are also right, spoo is a good dude. But again, the couture pieces aren't what we are seeing. We see pedestrian finds the most would pass on. Does it hurt to do a little more research before coming here and asking what you have? This is the bragging thread, not the please spoo tell me if my versace is gold mine, or please wes date all of these shoes so I can make more money thread. Just saying.

post #55716 of 124741

Had a pretty good day today.  First a couple of questions:

 

1. Is there such a thing as a Levi's selvege denim shirt?  I've never actually seen selvege in person, so I'm clueless.  I passed.

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2. Is this fake?  As I took pictures and, soon after, read THIS, I started to think so.  I've never seen Belstaff in the wild, so, again, I'm clueless.  I kopped, but it was cheap and fits me.

 

 

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Paul Stuart 48L Cashmere - Made by Samuelsohn, right?  It's gonna make a great ammo bag! (AVAILABLE)

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Is the Balmain I'm looking for?  Tagged 54, but fits a 40R me, so UNAVAILABLE for now.  This thing's built like a TANK, but has long arms + working cuffs, so I don't know how easy it'll be to alter.

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Paul Stuart 48R Super 120's flannel navy chalkstripe suit - Samuelsohn, right? - AVAILABLE

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BB Makers - UNAVAILABLE

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My first! - UNAVAILABLE - Also, it's going to be 60 and rainy Monday, so this is PERFECT!

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Woolrich coat - UNAVAILABLE

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Also picked up a Theory MII suit for myself and some Orvis tan cords that were going to be for my secret Santa, but are too short.  Passed on Paul Stuart and BB silver label orphans.

post #55717 of 124741
Ok so the good news first...




Brioni 3 button nailhead suit, surgeons cuffs, patch pocket, flat front button fly pants. Swear it had a size tag, fits me at a 42R...

The bad news is everything looks real good except some big sweat stains in the jacket (as you can kind of see in the label picture) and a couple little holes in the lining in the same location. How do I clean this?
post #55718 of 124741

You guys are on fire!

 

In response to the stuff about the ties: totally came from Italy!  Not trying to call it a thrift find, just bragging about where thrifting has taken me.

post #55719 of 124741
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Originally Posted by bytor13 View Post

Had a pretty good day today.

Is the Balmain I'm looking for?  Tagged 54, but fits a 40R me, so UNAVAILABLE for now.  This thing's built like a TANK, but has long arms + working cuffs, so I don't know how easy it'll be to alter.

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My first! - UNAVAILABLE - Also, it's going to be 60 and rainy Monday, so this is PERFECT!


Yes and WIN! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #55720 of 124741
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Originally Posted by bytor13 View Post

Had a pretty good day today.  First a couple of questions:

1. Is there such a thing as a Levi's selvege denim shirt?  I've never actually seen selvege in person, so I'm clueless.  I passed.

There is, but if you don't see selvage lines elsewhere (like the sleeves) it isn't. I fell for this same shirt a long time ago, seems Levis started putting in the line at the top to make it look like something special in a bunch of shirts.
post #55721 of 124741
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My first! - UNAVAILABLE - Also, it's going to be 60 and rainy Monday, so this is PERFECT!



HOLY SHITBALLS!
post #55722 of 124741
Today I found an old Built to Spill CD and some Ferragamo lady-heels, so if any of you bitches has a wife or girlfriend who can rock an 8B, get at me...

Also, did I miss an epic mainy post that included those awesome sneakers?
post #55723 of 124741
Shoes (keeping both). PRL made in Italy - who makes these?





Found this hat, anyone interested?




Short sleeve linen for ebay:



Also picked up a nice tweed with patch pockets with this label - this the same brand as the traditional Harris Tweed?



Not pictured:

3x Zanella Pants
1x Hugo Boss Pants
1x PRL Pants
1 PRL Long Sleeve
post #55724 of 124741

Yes, I believe.  Awesome.

 

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Is the Balmain I'm looking for?  Tagged 54, but fits a 40R me, so UNAVAILABLE for now.  This thing's built like a TANK, but has long arms + working cuffs, so I don't know how easy it'll be to alter.

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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Shoes (keeping both). PRL made in Italy - who makes these?

 
 

 

 

If these are 12D,

 

 

...again.

post #55725 of 124741
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post



If these are 12D,



...again.

10 1/2

They had a whole shelf of 10 1/2. I passed up 3-4 pairs of Allen Edmonds because of price, although I would have probably picked up a pair if I was going to keep them. As I was browsing the shoes a guy came in and started grabbing pairs to buy, probably picked up 5 or 6 (both the Aldens and the PRL before I saw them). He asked the cashier if they'd drop the price if he bought all of the shoes, they said no, so he started to think it over. I noticed the Polos were my size, and asked him about them. We chatted for a minute and he said he was flipping, and I told him I was, too, but asked about the Polos because they were my size (I had no idea at the time the entire rack was my size). He said he wouldn't want to buy them to flip if he knew I was going to wear them - so he ended up purchasing nothing and walking out. Seemed like a nice guy.
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