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post #57721 of 125097

Feel very lucky to be sitting up here in Vancouver, BC, Canada! Our thrift stores are still pretty low-key with pricing with the exception of the two big ones. Value Vintage (hit them on 50% off day) for $5 Dack's and D&C, and Salvation Army (take in donation and get 20% off coupon) for $30 Gucci & Escada.

 

The church and SPCA thrifts can still be negotiated with at the counter. My lady and I love thrifting and have started making some decent $ off of it online and with local contacts. She grabbed a vintage Versace blazer - early 80's - for $8.99Cdn. and others that I am sworn to secrecy on!

 

With Vancouver being so international and generous in nature, good ladies and men drop-off weekly and we reap the rewards!

 

Wishing everyone the best with their treasure hunting this Xmas season!

 

V & H
 

post #57722 of 125097

Same here!
 

post #57723 of 125097
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

On the discount side: Stopped by Walmart for some groceries tonight and saw these:



Side vented. Looks like they are probably overstock from harristweedscotland.com. If any of you saw that three-part documentary by the BBC on Harris Tweed, this is the company owned by that Haggas guy:
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Haggas then reduced all the 8000 Harris Tweed designs down to four, refused to sell to any one else and started producing exclusively for his own garment production.

Edit: Looks like they are still selling these for $600 online: http://www.harristweedscotland.com/shop-online/laxdale-harris-tweed-jacket/


The jackets are constructed in China. This outsourcing, combined with Haggis' decision to offer only 4 colours of the most conservative (Herringbone) pattern and a price that was as stiff as the appearance is probably what killed sales at retail. This Wal-Mart find however is magnificent. Every man should have a herringbone sport coat in his wardrobe anyway, so whoever scoops these up has reason to celebrate. Well done. I would have purchased one of each myself at this price.
post #57724 of 125097
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Originally Posted by staxringold View Post

This returns to my original (unanswered) question recently: Are Harris Tweeds (assuming decent condition/look) worth grabbing for trade/flipping?
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

But Wes has superior pictures and a captive audience. I would advise against picking up all the Harris Tweeds you see in the Hartford area.  There are literally hundreds and most of them aren't worth your time.  If you can grab a piece that is in good shape for under $5 be my guest, but that would be my reccomended threshold.
+1. I picked one up the other day for $5, but for myself. The last one I picked up for $3 sold at a price that barely covered my costs. Granted, I sold it in April -- probably not the best timing. It's like Spoo's Versace stuff, or denim stuff, or anything else frankly: There's an audience out there that has very specific tastes. I'm not plugged into that audience nor do I understand all the subtleties. So I pass. Often.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

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Whoa, anyone that makes it out there: I'll take a 36 if you find it! Seriously!
+1 for 42R in the lighter brown, non-herringbone pattern.

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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

Things have evolved quickly: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Bragging
Bitching about politics and ethics (and journalism)
Secret Santa (which, if it doesn't get here by this weekend, will have to wait until I'm back on the first ...)
Awards Ceremony
Suit dissection
What's next?
Quite obviously virgin sacrifice.
post #57725 of 125097
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

 

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I must learn the secrets of "denim"....

 

Big E, Redline selvage, NWT.  Can't really go wrong there.  Otherwise, there are no "secrets".  If it's vintage (70s or earlier), selvage, and unworn it will probably have a fair bit of value.

post #57726 of 125097
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

If there was a step by step guide to suit dissection where the photos get uniform etc then we could do this with many stuff. We need help from one of the tailors. I can use a new twist to this hobby. eBay is getting old and boring.


Here's a starting point. We could just decide on a few of his pictures to make standard in our dissections:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/39536/kiton-the-dissect/0_50

post #57727 of 125097
I hate Wal-Mart. You bastards got me running there. Are you KIDDING me? I get Harris Tweed coats at thrifts and wear them and I decide I dont' like them after a while & rethrift because they all have some weird color woven in, fat lapels, whatever...haven't found one that is perfectly me yet.

Maybe these.

Thanks for the tip.
post #57728 of 125097
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Originally Posted by staxringold View Post

Nice stuff!
This returns to my original (unanswered) question recently: Are Harris Tweeds (assuming decent condition/look) worth grabbing for trade/flipping? Left one at a GW for $10 because I was unsure, but now several are googoo over them at $75 (admittedly new).

I've been selling them for $30-$40 for the last month, with the occasional outlier - had a vintage Dunn & Co. HT size 36S go for 90 last week.
post #57729 of 125097
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Originally Posted by vlassis View Post

Picked these up on the weekend at the local animal rescue thrift store. The Lee Allison 'Four in Hands' is particularly awesome with it's cigar imagery. Any interest?

I don't mean to be a jerk here, but (with the possible exception of the DKNY one) would you wear any of those?

post #57730 of 125097
dudes use the nomination form if you want to nominate. re-posting stuff in-thread is fine if you want to scare away your competition or whatever, but only stuff that is on the official submission form is going to get considered. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FORM.:

STOP POSTING TO THE THREAD. USE THE FORM.
post #57731 of 125097
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Originally Posted by vlassis View Post

Picked these up on the weekend at the local animal rescue thrift store. The Lee Allison 'Four in Hands' is particularly awesome with it's cigar imagery. Any interest?

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

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Not sure if you are kidding or not? I think they are as ugly as they are worthless....but to each his own.

post #57732 of 125097
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post


Here's a starting point. We could just decide on a few of his pictures to make standard in our dissections:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/39536/kiton-the-dissect/0_50

I pmed JefferyD but if I don't get a response I will test drive the D70 and the prime lens I just ebayed -thanks for all the responses to camera query btw- :


Outside appearance
1. Buttonholes handsewn or not, buttons
2. Sleeves, surgeon cuffs? Handsewn? Hand basted?
3. Pockets and tags, Handsewn? Anything special?
4. Collar: turn back what did they use for backing, handsewn?
Inner workings
5. Take the lining out, see how it was attached
6. Examine the canvassing, handwork
7. Examine how the shoulders are attached, how the panels are attached

Anything I am missing?
post #57733 of 125097
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Originally Posted by catside View Post


I pmed JefferyD but if I don't get a response I will test drive the D70 and the prime lens I just ebayed -thanks for all the responses to camera query btw- :
Outside appearance
1. Buttonholes handsewn or not, buttons
2. Sleeves, surgeon cuffs? Handsewn? Hand basted?
3. Pockets and tags, Handsewn? Anything special?
4. Collar: turn back what did they use for backing, handsewn?
Inner workings
5. Take the lining out, see how it was attached
6. Examine the canvassing, handwork
7. Examine how the shoulders are attached, how the panels are attached
Anything I am missing?

 



Well, I know what I'm doing tonight.

 

700

(I assume the Brioni, though it seems recent [right?], is beyond saving. There are 10 mothholes on the sleeves and back. But if any 42 Ls want the gray windowpane SC before it goes under the knife ...)


Edited by ATLjon - 12/17/12 at 11:12am
post #57734 of 125097
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

On the discount side: Stopped by Walmart for some groceries tonight and saw these:




Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Side vented. Looks like they are probably overstock from harristweedscotland.com. If any of you saw that three-part documentary by the BBC on Harris Tweed, this is the company owned by that Haggas guy:
Edit: Looks like they are still selling these for $600 online: http://www.harristweedscotland.com/shop-online/laxdale-harris-tweed-jacket/

Thanks for the heads up! Couldn't believe it when I ran over to the store this morning. I was able to snag the Black and White herringbone. They also had a blue one like the brown tweed in the pictures above at my local Wal-Mart.
post #57735 of 125097
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Not sure if you are kidding or not? I think they are as ugly as they are worthless....but to each his own.

There is a reason why I don't go to animal rescue thrift store here in Vancouver.

Picked up a pair of Land's End corduroy pants, NWOT, with comfort fit...I have to say, it feels almost like a pair of lederhosen with its front flap...with elastic bands instead.
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