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post #56806 of 110618

Some recent shoe finds:

 

Ferragamo bit loafers (size 8.5 D, available):

 

 

Mezlan exotic bluchers--can someone tell me what they are? (size 10 M, available):

 

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Gucci vintage bit loafers--sadly the toe area is quite worn down (size 42 M, available):

 

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Bally bit loafers (size 8.5 M, available):

 

 

Alden for private label captoe balmorals--I can't make out the label, but they look like Aldens to me (size 7.5 D, available):

 

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post #56807 of 110618
You might as well just pm me the pics and measurements. facepalm.gif No, seriously.

Just two small things today, skinny Viyella black watch tie and a cool cashmere scarf.



post #56808 of 110618

Hickey Freeman makes US-made Burberry suits and sportcoats.

 

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Most interesting stuff about last weekend was what I left behind:

 

  • Never imagined I'd walk away from an Oxxford in good condition at GW, but this double-breasted solid gray beast had the ugliest peak lapels I've ever seen and was marked at $50 to boot.
  • A dark gray Belvest double-breasted wool & cashmere sports coat, marked at $18, with mercifully smaller lapels but which just didn't look right for some reason. I couldn't put my finger on it; it just looked "off". (My wife hated both this one and the Oxxford so that clinched it.)
  • A good looking pair of Allen Edmonds cap toes in my size, marked at $20. Good looking until I turned them over and saw some kind of rubber orthopedic device grafted into the right one that raised it about 1/4 inch. How they came up with $20 is beyond me. Unless northern Virginia is filled with guys with short right legs. Maybe AE could refurbish them?

 

 

 

Picked up a couple nice looking light weight Burberry suits that fit me very well. (Not especially brag worthy but I likes 'em.) One had a "UNITE!" union label, which surprised me: I didn't know that any Burberry suits were made in the U.S. Anyone know more about who makes/made Burberry suits?

post #56809 of 110618
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Look out then.....I just got back from the thrift....a few plaids. You may want to avoid SF tomorrow. lol.

It's every ounce of my energy to resist that sweet, sweet cashmere 42R houndstooth. So I shall just have to assume everything you post tonight will be made in China.
post #56810 of 110618
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It's every ounce of my energy to resist that sweet, sweet cashmere 42R houndstooth. So I shall just have to assume everything you post tonight will be made in China.

Of course, it is all China week for me.

 

Actually someone donated a shit-ton of 50's vintage stuff (1949-1962 according to the union tags).... Mostly from Saks. My fave being a solid dark red (darker than true red but lighter than burgundy) tweed. I told my wife I needed help and wasn't going thrifting for a while....but of course I had to check to see if there was anything good. peepwall[1].gif

post #56811 of 110618

Are you sure they are exotic? They just look like embossed leather to make it looks woven/exotic. Do they have any clues on the insole?

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Originally Posted by thriftydood View Post
Mezlan exotic bluchers--can someone tell me what they are? (size 10 M, available):

 

Some things from the weekend real quick

 

Unavailable: RLPL, ?, Piattelli, BB Makers X3, BB Silver label

700

 

BTW is this the right Piattelli?

700

 

Also does anyone recognize this tag? The main tag is long gone, but it's a nice tie

700

 

Unavailable: Stuff for me -

Facconable 5 pocket chinos, Massimo Dutti for kicks, Polo script label

700

 

Unavailable: Something nice for a trading partner

700

 

Unavailable: Something nice for my secret santa (I know a lot of you have already sent yours out, but I haven't really found anything until just now)

Zegna soft unlined/unstructured khaki sport coat. Pick stitching errywhur.

700

 

AVAILABLE: Khaki herringbone Sulka. Size M

700

post #56812 of 110618
ChetBakerSings, that tweed polo coat? Wow. If only I were three sizes bigger. That is a very nice piece.
post #56813 of 110618
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Originally Posted by JhwkMac View Post

Miami is a thrift wasteland. Gone on 3 trips in the last two weeks and all i got was a varsity jacket.. nothing as far as ties, tailoring, shoes. just dead. someone give me a good tip! frown.gif

I have only thrifted in Miami one time (unsuccessfully), so can't really help you there. Get a route and go as often as you can for 2 months. If you go frequently, you will be able to determine which spots are worth your time and which are not. When I went to Miami I had a map of all the spots I was going to check out, and eliminated quite a few because they were in absolutely horrible neighborhoods where I didn't feel safe shopping (and I have a CCW). Some here may disagree, but I wouldn't waste your time in those neighborhoods - but I know a lot of people here have found gems in bad areas. Find those places that produce stuff on somewhat of a regular basis during that 2 month period and go there as often as possible. IMO you're better off doing that as opposed to going to more shops less often.
post #56814 of 110618
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I have only thrifted in Miami one time (unsuccessfully), so can't really help you there. Get a route and go as often as you can for 2 months. If you go frequently, you will be able to determine which spots are worth your time and which are not. When I went to Miami I had a map of all the spots I was going to check out, and eliminated quite a few because they were in absolutely horrible neighborhoods where I didn't feel safe shopping (and I have a CCW). Some here may disagree, but I wouldn't waste your time in those neighborhoods - but I know a lot of people here have found gems in bad areas. Find those places that produce stuff on somewhat of a regular basis during that 2 month period and go there as often as possible. IMO you're better off doing that as opposed to going to more shops less often.

No one wears ties in Miami. That wouldnt be cool

post #56815 of 110618
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

I have only thrifted in Miami one time (unsuccessfully), so can't really help you there. Get a route and go as often as you can for 2 months. If you go frequently, you will be able to determine which spots are worth your time and which are not. When I went to Miami I had a map of all the spots I was going to check out, and eliminated quite a few because they were in absolutely horrible neighborhoods where I didn't feel safe shopping (and I have a CCW). Some here may disagree, but I wouldn't waste your time in those neighborhoods - but I know a lot of people here have found gems in bad areas. Find those places that produce stuff on somewhat of a regular basis during that 2 month period and go there as often as possible. IMO you're better off doing that as opposed to going to more shops less often.

Thanks for the tip. I've looked in coral gable area but couldn't find many thrift stores in the area. Thinking of trying up near aventura area. Those are the only two neighborhoods I know in the area that can be considered 'old money' type places
post #56816 of 110618
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Originally Posted by rayxlui View Post

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/do-you-even-lift

 

Ahh, I get it. It's like saying, "Bro, do you even thrift?"

 

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Originally Posted by troika View Post

Are you sure they are exotic? They just look like embossed leather to make it looks woven/exotic. Do they have any clues on the insole?

Some things from the weekend real quick

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Unavailable: RLPL, ?, Piattelli, BB Makers X3, BB Silver label

700

 

BTW is this the right Piattelli?

700

 

Also does anyone recognize this tag? The main tag is long gone, but it's a nice tie

700

 

Unavailable: Stuff for me -

Facconable 5 pocket chinos, Massimo Dutti for kicks, Polo script label

700

 

Unavailable: Something nice for a trading partner

700

 

Unavailable: Something nice for my secret santa (I know a lot of you have already sent yours out, but I haven't really found anything until just now)

Zegna soft unlined/unstructured khaki sport coat. Pick stitching errywhur.

700

 

AVAILABLE: Khaki herringbone Sulka. Size M

700

 

 

 

 

 

Damn, life in the big city is done you good, bro!

post #56817 of 110618
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Originally Posted by suited View Post


I have only thrifted in Miami one time (unsuccessfully), so can't really help you there. Get a route and go as often as you can for 2 months. If you go frequently, you will be able to determine which spots are worth your time and which are not. When I went to Miami I had a map of all the spots I was going to check out, and eliminated quite a few because they were in absolutely horrible neighborhoods where I didn't feel safe shopping (and I have a CCW). Some here may disagree, but I wouldn't waste your time in those neighborhoods - but I know a lot of people here have found gems in bad areas. Find those places that produce stuff on somewhat of a regular basis during that 2 month period and go there as often as possible. IMO you're better off doing that as opposed to going to more shops less often.


+1 for CWL.

 

Some bad neighborhoods have been good for me, because the places don't know name brands well. A pair of Oxxford pants were 1.99 because they were green while a sean john suit was 99 bucks. Polo shirt of any quality.. 8 bucks or more. Kiton cashmere sportcoat, 5.99.

post #56818 of 110618
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

 

 

Damn, life in the big city is done you good, bro!

 

post #56819 of 110618
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post
"Bro, do you even thrift?"

 

I like it. This variation has lots of possibilities in this thread. Someone make a meme. Brian, I am looking at you after that cart .gif was fantastic.

post #56820 of 110618

Thanks for your reply, you might be right.  I can't really tell what exotics look like, I just know that Mezlan does a lot of exotics, and the shoes looked like they might be.  I'll check out the insoles tonight.

 

Btw, I think that the Piatelli label you are looking for is this (neither auction is mine):

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320899763375

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390503925907

 

I don't think that Piatelli has any flip/trade value, so I'd just buy it if I'd wear it myself.

 

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Originally Posted by troika View Post

Are you sure they are exotic? They just look like embossed leather to make it looks woven/exotic. Do they have any clues on the insole?

Some things from the weekend real quick

 

Unavailable: RLPL, ?, Piattelli, BB Makers X3, BB Silver label

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

700

 

 

 

BTW is this the right Piattelli?

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

700

 

Also does anyone recognize this tag? The main tag is long gone, but it's a nice tie

700

 

Unavailable: Stuff for me -

Facconable 5 pocket chinos, Massimo Dutti for kicks, Polo script label

700

 

Unavailable: Something nice for a trading partner

700

 

Unavailable: Something nice for my secret santa (I know a lot of you have already sent yours out, but I haven't really found anything until just now)

Zegna soft unlined/unstructured khaki sport coat. Pick stitching errywhur.

700

 

AVAILABLE: Khaki herringbone Sulka. Size M

700

 

 

 

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